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It’s the perfect time of year for a date night. If you’re looking for some great local spots to enjoy, look no further—here are some top places to visit.

Patio Dining
V’s Taproom
12575 W. Golf Club Drive
V’s Taproom is the neighborhood’s hang out in Vistancia. The chef uses fresh-made ingredients that are from local purveyors for all of their delectable dishes.

Cross Eyed Cricket Watering Hole
28615 N. El Mirage Road
Cross Eyed Cricket is a casual neighborhood sports bar. Sporting over 20 TVs including a 150-inch projection screen, two pool tables, three dart boards, shuffleboard, and a juke box, Cross Eyed Cricket is great for a comfortable date.
Lakeside Bar and Grill
9980 W. Happy Valley Parkway, #1101
Lakeside Bar and Grill offers a spacious dog friendly patio with multiple TVs. The flight of mimosas during brunch is a true fan favorite.

Outdoor Activities
Lake Pleasant Sunset Dinner Cruise
On the waters of beautiful Lake Pleasant, you can enjoy a 105-minute sunset cruise along with dinner and fun. The cruise offers everything from salmon and prime rib to BBQ dinners, depending on the evening.

Peoria Hiking Trails
If you’re wondering where to find the nearest hiking trail, AllTrails is a great app to locate trails in your area. Whether you’re on your first date or your 50th anniversary, Peoria offers endless opportunities for romantic hikes. You can also visit for more local trails info.

Live Tunes
The Social on 83rd
8350 West Paradise Lane
The Social on 83rd is home to regular live music, including Wednesday nights and on the weekends. Enjoy food and drink specials while listening to some of the best musicians the Valley has to offer.

NW Coffee
28615 North El Mirage Road, Ste. 101
Enjoy a cup of coffee with your honey. The ambiance is trendy with a laid-back vibe. Every other Saturday morning NW coffee is a go-to place that many residents enjoy while listening to live music.

Second Saturdays
Old Town Peoria
May 14 is the last Second Saturday event until the fall. The event take place in Old Town Peoria on Jefferson Street and 83rd Avenue from 5-9 p.m. With a lineup of live music, activities, and a variety of performers, Second Saturday is always a fun place to be.

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