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Date Night in Old Town

Looking for a different idea for Date Night with your husband or wife? How about a visit to Old Town? Lots of places have one.

Lompoc, California's Old Town includes a one-room school house, a building made of diatomaceous earth, and Sissy's Cafe, where you can stop for a wine tasting if you make it a midday date night.

Albuquerque, New Mexico's Old Town offers a special End of the World moonlight tour at 10 pm on December 21st, and moonlight ghost tours every full moon if the world does not end then. There are lots of places to eat before your tour in this Old Town.

Alexandria, Virginia's Old Town is best toured by day.(a long day, if you try to take it all in!). Not up for a tour? Choose any of the fine restaurants in Old Town, or take a dinner cruise on the Potomac from there.

St. Augustine, Florida is our nation's oldest city. This month and next, you can tour the downtown display of lights by horse-drawn carriage or on foot for a romantic evening with your honey. Shared oohs and ahhs do wonders for any relationship.

Wichita, Kansas' Old Town offers free carriage rides this coming Saturday from noon to 4 pm. Add lunch or dinner. Dress up and join the Steampunk Xmas fundraiser for the Cowtown Musuem. Or make a stop at the Museum of World Treasures.

Did I miss an Old Town where you live? Add it in the comments. And be sure to let us know when you do date night in your nearest Old Town.


Hi Patty,

I'm currently working in Ibiza, Spain and the charming Ibiza Old Town and Dalt Vila are amazingly romantic. As such I would like to nominate El Olivo

Es muy perfecto! ;-)

Happy Christmas to you and your family Patty!

Big love

That menu sounds so yummy!! I'll bet some of my readers in the UK and Europe could put Ibiza on their lists. The ginger ice cream dessert sounds wonderful, but so do the chocolate ones. Gotta leave room for dessert in a place like that.

Pasadena CA has an Old Town historic district. It includes businesses, restaurants, galleries, and historic buildings. People throughout the U.S. get a glimpse of this area every January 1 when the Tournament of Roses parade is broadcast on TV.

Another "Old Town" is in Santa Barbara CA. You can take a self-guided walking tour of historic buildings and parks. Most of the action is on State Street, which is an attractive place for dining, window shopping (or real shopping!) and people watching. The beach is nearby; you can rent bicycles or pedal cars to ride along the waterfront, and on weekends there are usually local arts and crafts vendors near the beach.

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