With its breathtaking natural scenery, fascinating museums and gourmet culinary scene, Rogers is brimming with great date ideas and easy weekend getaways. No matter what your interest, you’re sure to find exciting things to do with your sweetheart.
Get outdoors to enjoy lakeside views and dining al fresco when you pack a picnic and spend an afternoon at Lake Atalanta, just east of downtown Rogers. Spread out a picnic blanket or find a spot at one of the plentiful picnic tables. After a leisurely lunch, go for a walk with your love on one of the paved pathways or nature trails.
For an even more adventurous date idea, explore Northwest Arkansas on bicycle and pedal your way through Rogers stopping at one of the many breweries and pubs in downtown Rogers or on the west side of town near the Pinnacle Hills Promenade mall. From Ozark Beer Company’s cream stout to Natural State Beer Company’s Helles Lager, you’ll find something to satisfy your palate.
Explore the downtown Rogers scene with live theater at the Arkansas Public Theatre, shopping at local boutiques and stores such as Brick Lane Rogers and Fresh Harvest Tasting Room, and your choice of over 20 restaurants, breweries, and bars.
At Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, get the best of the indoors and the outdoors. Explore centuries of American masterworks in the comprehensive galleries and exhibits, and then head outdoors to wander the nature trails, including the beautifully landscaped Art Trail, where outdoor sculptures provide artistic inspiration along your walk.
For foodies craving a delicious meal to share with their beloved on this special day, make a reservation at one of the numerous romantic restaurants in Rogers. Fill up on ahi tuna, fresh scallops, grilled salmon and more at Crabby’s Seafood Bar & Grill or Bonefish Grill. Meanwhile, juicy steak and robust wines are the draw at upscale spots such as Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse. For a special treat, dine at Modoko Asian Kitchen for a taste of dishes from Vietnam, China, and Thailand. For a contemporary twist on Arkansas’ High South cuisine, indulge in comfort food dishes at The Hive, helmed by James Beard nominee Matthew McClure and located within the award-winning 21c Museum Hotel in Bentonville.
Enjoy an evening, weekend, or week at Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge in Eureka Springs. Stay in a lodge, cabin, or treehouse while making unique memories and helping the animals that call Turpentine Creek home. Guided walking or trolley tours available daily. For a unique experience at the refuge, consider purchasing “Coffee with the Curator” or “Carnivore Caravan Tour” for special behind the scenes activities.
Discover even more romantic ideas by exploring the many attractions in Rogers.