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Romantic or Platonic – Experience Oshawa Like Never Before

Summer is here and if you’re seeking a date night in Oshawa that breaks the mold and is guaranteed to impress, you’re in luck. We’ve got your ultimate itinerary right here!

Kickstart your sweet romance!

Crave Doughnut

Crave Doughnuts

Start your Oshawa date night off on the right food with a handmade sweet treat for your sweetheart at Crave Doughnuts. Picture this: a gourmet honey cruller so delicious it’ll melt your hunny’s heart.

If you haven’t yet experienced the light and fluffy doughnuts made in-house from their signature brioche dough recipe, believe us when we say you’re in for a real treat! Everything is made from scratch, from the various doughs to the custards and glazes, and all ingredients are sourced locally. We know what you’re thinking. It doesn’t get any better than that! But guess what? It does!

At Crave Doughnuts, their creativity is supreme, and their Summer menu features a unique array of seasonal flavours, like Strawberry Horchata Cruller or Mango Coconut Lime, available now until August 25th! Oh, and did we mention? Their doughnuts are as Instagram-worthy as they are delicious, making them the perfect way to add some sweetness to your picture-perfect date night!

Calling all animal lovers (let’s face it, who isn’t?!)

Oshawa Zoo


Have you ever met a zeedonk, or zonkey? Yes, you read that right. Now is your chance to meet the happy little accident that resulted from a female donkey and male zebra falling in love at the Oshawa Zoo and Fun Farm!

Forget about awkward small talk – let the animals lead the conversation! From mischievous monkeys to captivating camels and precious potbellied pigs, there’s never a dull moment.

This interactive family run zoo is home to over 40 species of domestic and exotic birds and animals, some of whom just so happen to love being fed popcorn! So grab your date and a bag of popcorn on-site because after all, nothing brings people closer together than good laughs and bonding over a shared love for furry friends.

If a place where lovebirds can mingle with llamas just isn’t for you, why not try something a little more intimate?

Calling all board game enthusiasts and beer aficionados alike!

Brew Wizards Board Game Café


Roll the dice on your date night and level up your romance at Brew Wizards Board Game Café! With 16 taps and a rotating selection of delicious craft beers, you’re guaranteed to ‘hop’ right into fun times on a date that pairs brains with brews.

With an impressive selection of games lining their shelves, from Catan to Scrabble to Telestrations After Dark, we promise, there is nothing boring about this board game café! Plus, a date where cheers meets checkers, in a venue that is no stranger to free live music events – there’s no going wrong!

A boozy night isn’t in your cards tonight? No problem! For our coffee lovers out there, Brew Wizards carries a Fairtrade certified seasonal roast that does not disappoint. They also have a selection of refreshing non-alcoholic beverages such a lemonade and iced tea, and best of all, they pair equally well with a game of Codenames Duet!

Time to shift gears from game faces to foodie delights!

Oshawa Food Truck Corral

Food Truck in Oshawa
Oshawa Food Truck

Grab your forks and buckle up because The Food Truck Corral is here to turn your taste buds into thrill-seekers as you dine al fresco! With Spring’s sunny days and clear skies, it’s the perfect time of year to take your date on a culinary adventure under the open sky.

Prepare to have your taste buds whisked away on a global tour of flavours! From the wood-fired pizza perfected on sourdough at Lowlands, to the tantalizing taste of Trinidadian BBQ at D’Hideout, and the mouth-watering Indian street food specials of Masala Box, there’s no shortage of delicious discoveries waiting for you.

And what about desert?

For those with a sweet tooth that just won’t quit, London Ice Cream Company has your back (and your taste buds). Whether it’s their irresistible homemade chocolate peanut butter ice cream or the surprising yet oh-so-satisfying Chicago mix flavour, there’s a scoop of happiness waiting for everyone. So come hungry, leave happy, and who knows, maybe that second date is just a scoop away!

Here comes the grand finale!

Biltmore Theatre or YukYuks

Woman at Biltmore Theatre

Get ready for an unforgettable evening in Oshawa with two fantastic options for the grand finale! For an evening filled with class and excitement, head to the Biltmore Theatre. This historic venue, known for its stunning architecture and top-notch performances, provides the perfect backdrop for a romantic night out. Whether you’re enjoying a captivating play or an enchanting musical performance, the Biltmore Theatre offers an intimate setting that will make your date night truly special.

If laughter is the way to your hearts, then YukYuks in Oshawa is the place to be. Renowned for its hilarious stand-up comedy shows, YukYuks guarantees a night of side-splitting laughter. With a lineup of talented comedians, you’re sure to have an evening full of fun and giggles, making it a perfect choice for a light-hearted and memorable date night.

So, whether you choose the sophistication of the Biltmore Theatre or the humor of YukYuks, Oshawa has everything you need for an extraordinary night out with your loved one.


So, maybe you don’t feel like sitting and seeing a show. Here’s a way to keep those good times going while having something to talk years later! It’s time to turn things up a notch, and let the paint fly too! And no, that’s not a metaphor.

SplatterRoom is the perfect place to let loose and embrace the pure joy of making a creative mess together. Grab some glowing UV paint and get ready to spray, splatter, or even throw it at a canvas. But why limit yourself? The walls are fair game too! Besides, who can resist the opportunity to unleash their inner artist and make a big mess without worrying about cleanup duties? Certainly not us!

But wait, there’s more! For those craving an extra dose of excitement or wanting to take their date night to a whole new level of fun and connection, SplatterRoom has you covered – literally, in paint. Slip on a poncho and turn each other into living canvases. Now, tell us, is there anything more unforgettable than becoming a masterpiece together? Don’t miss your chance to paint the town red (and blue, and green… you get the idea)!

By Sarah Osborne

Plan your Own Trip this Summer

Summer is here, and Oshawa is calling for your next unforgettable date night! Use this exact trip or take inspiration from it to craft your unique itinerary with #VisitYDH’s road trip planner. This handy tool lets you personalize every aspect of your date night adventure, whether you want to follow our suggestions to the letter or mix and match activities to suit your tastes. With countless options at your fingertips, Oshawa is ready to make your date night truly special, providing the perfect backdrop for romance, fun, and unforgettable moments. Start planning now and let Oshawa’s charm sweep you off your feet!

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