Parenting date night ideas not just for Valentine’s Day

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By: Heather McMechan Contributing Writer

Kids can take up a lot of your time. When bedtime routine is over, one of you is in their bed asleep, while the other is passed out on the couch.

I found through the years that it’s so important to try to make time for each other. To be intimate, to make memories, and to actually have an adult conversation. But you need to mix things up. Don’t just go out to your favorite restaurant that you only go to when you get a sitter. Try a new view or something that has you both thinking, swinging and throwing.

Get the scoop on my parenting date night ideas not just for Valentine’s Day

Dinner with a view

Make time to go out and have a nice dinner where someone serves you a hot meal and takes care of you. Go for an ocean view that’s romantic or dine with a little entertainment.

50 Ocean is a casually elegant ambiance with panoramic ocean views and an elevated American menu of seafood & meats. After dinner, go downstairs to Boston’s On The Beach for live music overlooking the surf. 50 Ocean and Boston’s On The Beach are located at 40 S. Ocean Blvd. in Delray.

Saiko-i Sushi Lounge & Hibachi is fashionable locale for hibachi-cooked fare, original sushi rolls & cocktails with an Asian twist. Have a few laughs and be entertained while having a delicious meal. Saiko-i Sushi Lounge & Hibachi is located at 5970 Southwest 18th Street Suite #E4 in Boca Raton. Call 561-393-5888 for reservation.

Throw an axe (not at each other)

Why not try something new and get your frustrations out. Axe Throwing is becoming a fun South Florida date night trend.

Enjoy extreme indoor axe throwing at Game of Axes – Axe Throwing Bar, South Florida’s new favorite place to engage in axe-citing competition while drinking with friends. They serve wine, beer and mead. They do not serve food, but you can bring your own as long as it’s commercially prepared. Game of Axes is located at 12550 S Military Trail in Boynton Beach. Call 561- 617-0120 for reservations.

Escape from the kids

Escape Rooms are a fun way to do team building and work together to solve a mystery not where your kids shoes are.

Escape rooms are the highlight at Adventure Vault | Escape Room Boca Raton with a variety of group puzzle challenges. You can bring beverages and appetizers while you are solving the mystery. Adventure Vault is located at 3350 NW 2nd Ave, Suite A4 in Boca Raton, FL. Call 561- 922-3881 for reservations.

Hit some balls

If he loves golf and Fortnite, then Drive Shack might be the perfect date night. It’s a virtual reality golf range located at 1710 Belvedere Road, in West Palm Beach. It features a 150-seat sports bar and restaurant serving comfort-food dishes on its second floor, a retro arcade game room and a third-floor lounge and outdoor terrace. Call 561-771-5354 for reservations.