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Romantic Date Night Ideas in Oswego County that Every Couple Can Enjoy

In an age of video calling and technology at our fingertips, it can be easy to lose touch of the things that matter most. Like spending quality time with your significant other. Going on actual dates that don’t involve your couch and the latest streaming service. So I’ve put together a list of some romantic date night ideas in Oswego County that appeals to all types of couples. Enjoy a fantastic dinner with a view. Pamper yourselves at the spa. Get active and try a new sport together. There are so many options for a great day or night out along Lake Ontario.

Share some small plates and cocktails at Rooftop Lounge

If you’re looking for a romantic spot in Oswego to get dinner with your beau, look no further than Rooftop Lounge. Located on the top floor of the recently renovated Litatro building, Rooftop has great views of the city and landscape. The restaurant comes highly recommended by both locals and visitors alike. And for good reason! The menu is filled with delicious small plates, perfect for sharing on a date. Choose from generous charcuterie boards, seasonal salads, flavorful flatbreads, and more.

On top of that, they have an extensive wine, beer, and liquor selection. Visit on Whiskey Wednesday and pay $10 to spin the wheel and try whichever whiskey you land on – including some rare high-end finds. Plus their cocktails are some of the most creative in Central New York.

So make yourself comfortable on the rooftop, take in the scenic views, and enjoy some live music. Finish off your meal with an espresso martini or a dessert cocktail flight.

Enjoy a sunset walk along Lake Ontario

By far one of the best things about the city of Oswego is the sunsets over Lake Ontario. Spend the afternoon strolling along the Oswego River Walk. Grab a bite to eat and do some shopping along 1st Street. And then when dusk is about to hit, head over to Breitbeck Park and find a cozy spot to sit with your loved one. Then, enjoy the beauty that is Lake Ontario sunsets together.

Lake Ontario Sunset

Treat each other to massages at Tailwater Lodge

For a true romantic weekend away, head up to Altmar and spend the night at the Tailwater Lodge. While you and your significant other are enjoying the peaceful getaway, enjoy dinner at the resort’s restaurant. But to truly make it a special excursion, book a couple’s appointment at the spa at Tailwater. The spa offers a variety of services including massages, facials, and body scrubs.

Make the most of your experience by taking advantage of the extra amenities available only to spa guests. Upon arrival at the spa, you will receive a robe, a towel, and a pair of sandals before being led to the lockers. Once you’re changed and ready, get ready to relax.

Spa guests have access to the relaxation room, sauna, and outdoor hot tub. In the relaxation room, take advantage of the lounge chairs, infused water, and light snacks. Outside, the hot tub is located within a private patio, separate from the hot tub available to the rest of the hotel guests. Even in the winter, the hot tub is delightful, and a rack of fresh towels waits for you when you get out.

Read more about the experiences offered at Tailwater Lodge & Spa.

Try your hand at axe throwing at Axe Chuckers

Looking for a date night in Oswego that is a little more unique? How about axe throwing? Located in Fulton, Axe Chuckers is the only place to try axe throwing in Oswego. So grab your loved one and some closed-toed shoes and test out your skills.

If you’ve never been axe throwing before, the staff at Axe Chuckers will be happy to help. And yes, safety is their first priority. Every person planning to participate has to sit through a safety session and training on how to properly throw axes… and have fun!

Get creative at a paint & sip night

Feeling crafty? Sign up you and your love for a paint and sip night with Leanna’s Mobile Art Room. Leanna sets up events at various restaurants in the Oswego area. Tickets for her paint and sip events typically include your first drink and all supplies. You’ll get to have a great night of crafts and then have a memento to take home.

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