Dates can be nerve-wracking. Whether it’s your first meeting, the night you’re planning to propose, a milestone celebration, or even just a night out with the kids, planning a date the right way is important for you and your partner to have fun. Luckily for you, we’ve done the hardest part for you: finding a place to go.
You could go to one of Beyoncé and Jay-Z’s favorite spots or do what Barack and Michelle used to do when they lived in the White House, but chances are you may not have their budget nor their locale. We’ve gone across the country to find the best place for a date in each of the 50 states, as well as Washington, D.C., and turned up with an interesting mix. You’ll find restaurants and bars, of course, but you’ll also find gardens and parks on this list, as well as some interesting museums, activity-specific spots, and even a drive-in theater. So if you’re stuck on what to do for your next date with your beau, don’t fret; here’s our list of the best date spot in every state.