Perfect Dates Around Memphis

Free Dates

1. Levitt Shell Concerts: Take a picnic and blanket and chairs

2. Memphis In May - Sunset Symphony: take a picnic and sit on the bluffs of the Riverwalk. 

3. Ride Bikes along the Greenline.

4. Shelby Farms Date: Fish, Hike, Bike, Kayak, picnic, canoe, picnic in a canoe!

5. Memphis Sunset: Walk along the Riverwalk at Sunset. Set up a blanket and picnic at Handy Park. Watch the sunset.

6. I Love Memphis scavenger Hunt: Find the I Love Memphis murals around Memphis.

7. Memorial Park: Explore the Crystal Shrine Grotto

8. Summer Concert Series hosted by KIX 106

9. Memphis Zoo- Free after 1:00pm on Tuesday or with a pass- you are allowed to bring a picnic

10. Pink Palace- Free after 1:00pm on Tuesday

11. Lichterman Nature Center Museum and Walk: Free after 1:00pm on Tuesdays

12. Library Date: research something you'd like to do or places you'd like to visit

13. Donate toys to St. Jude Children's Hospital

14. Volunteer for a soup kitchen or food pantry

15. Beale Street: Schwab's Dry Good Store, watch The Belae Street Flippers, Walk down the Historic District, Walk of Fame.

16. Dixon Art Gallery: Free from 10am - noon on Saturdays

17. Brooke's Museum Of Art- Free(or pay what you can) on Wednesdays  10 am-4pm

18. Local Ghosts Hunts- go to to register

19. Rock-N-Soul Museum- free Tuesdays 2pm-7pm

20 The Peobody Hotel- Watch the Ducks at 11am & 5pm, look at the Memphis Sites from atop the Hotel

21. Trolley Nights- Free rides 6pm-9pm last Friday of each month

22. Walk around and enjoy the fountains at Memphis Waterworks

23. Go to a record store- Spin Street, Goner, Shangri-la

Inexpensive Dates

1. Drive-In Movie

2. Share a dessert at a favorite restaurant- Try the Majestic Grille's Dessert Shots

3. Mall Date- Window shop for gift ideas. Have a milkshake, coffee, cookie

4. Cafe Eclectic - have a coffee and dessert

5. Redbirds Game- $5.00 for the grassy area

6. Ornamental Metal Museum

7. Dance to a song on the Jukebox at the Lamplighter

8. Ride trolley to The Trolley Stop Market and have a slice of pizza

9. Bowling at Andy B's

10. Laser Tag at Golf and Games

11. Have coffee at Otherlands and listen to live music

12. Bartlett 10 discount movie theater. Eat Milano's pizza next door.

13. Sonic drink and walk at the park

14. Share late night(after 9pm) appetizers at Bahama Breeze or Applebee's

15. Eat at Ernestine and Hazel's -the Soul Burger is a MUST- Walk Main Street or take a Trolley Ride around downtown

16. Rent a Paddle Boat at Shelby Farms Patriot Lake

17. Rent a canoe from Outdoors and Canoe the Wolf River

18. Play putt putt at Golf and Games

19. Gibson's Donuts- open 24 hours, half price 11pm-1am

20. Overton Squared concerts at Overton Square

21. Range USA- shoot at the range and eat at their restaurant. It's pretty good!

22. Carriage ride downtown

23. Jerry's Sno-Cones

24. Buffalo Wild Wings and a watch a game

25. Lunch and coffee at Bluff City Coffee downtown

26. Cosmic Coconut- grab a yummy smoothie

27. Muddies Bake Shop- all of their cupcakes are delicious and reasonably priced

28. Grab some food from a Memphis Food Truck- set up at Parks. Check out for a list 

29. Playhouse on the Square- check out the dates where you can "pay what you can".

30. Malco Paradiso is my favorite movie spot

31. Slider Inn- drinks and eats on slider buns

32. Whole Foods Market- Love the salad and food bar, the BBQ Shack, the coffee, gelato made in front you, I could go on and on!

32. The Elegant Farmer- for whole food goodness

33. Hi-Tone - rocking out with good food and good people

34. Peabody- sit in the lobby with a drink and people watch or attend a Roof Top Party

35. Walk around Carriage Crossing Mall, Browse Barnes and Noble Bookstore, and Eat at the Crepe Maker

36. Walk around the Farmers Markets in Memphis. Memphis, Agricenter, and Cooper Young

37. Summer Concert Series hosted by KIX 106- eat food at the vendors

38. Overton Squared- outdoor concerts  

39. Bike Greenline to Cheffie's for lunch

40. Sunset dinner on the patio at The Kitchen at Shelby Farms

41. Dinner and music outisde at the Loflin Yard

42. Dinner, music, ice cream at Railgarten

43. lunch at City and State

44. Lunch at Mama Gaia's at Crosstown

45. Farm burger at Crosstown


Special Dates

1. The Orpheum

2. Flight

3. Texas De Brazil 

4. Itta Bena

5. Restaurant Iris

6. A day at the Delta Fair

7. Riverboat ride and dinner

8. Concert at Mud Island or Fed Ex Forum

9. Huey's Burger in Midtown and Concert at Minglewood hall

10. Owen Brennan's Brunch

11. Breakfast at Brothers Juniper

12. The Arcade- for a diner feel

13. Bonefish Grille- you have to try to Bang Bang Shrimp

14. Live at the Garden concert- Memphis Botanic Gardens

15. Dinner at Skewer

16. Golf at Mirimichi

17. Nagasaki Inn

18. Sweet Grass

19. Sunset dinner on the patio at The Kitchen at Shelby Farms


1. Dance at Paula & Raiford's Disco

2. BB Kings Blues Club- Try to go when young Will Tucker is appearing

3. The Cove- I love the Pirate atmosphere and appetizers

4. Alchemy- sophisticated place for drinks and appetizers

5. Local Gastropub- eats and drinks, great staff

6. Chiwawa- Eats and drinks with a great Patio

7. Boscos Squared- love the large outdoor patio setting

8. Live at the Garden - Botanic Gardens- classy concert artists in a classy spot

9. Fox & Hound- great Sports/Pub feel, shoot pool

10. Memphis Grizzlies or Memphis Tiger Game at Fed Ex Forum