Dancing, Pottery and Hookahs: Check Our Top Date Ideas in Des Moines, WA


Des Moines may not have Seattle’s high-tech flash or Tacoma’s gritty industrial charm, but that’s not to say there’s a lack of date ideas in Des Moines! As we’ve covered in previous blogs, there are great restaurants and parks and trails to explore here (plus an incredibly well-stocked and friendly Des Moines dispensary).

But there’s something special about date night. It’s not just dinner and a movie (though that’s a great option, come to think of it). Date night is an opportunity to reconnect, to pull over, and to take a  moment to reflect on what’s special about your chosen partner.

So with that in mind, we took a moment to look at all the bounty of our beautiful town by the Sound to bring you the best date ideas in Des Moines.

Date Ideas in Des Moines

Arthur Murray Dance Centers Federal Way

date ideas in des moines Arthur Murray Dance Centers Federal Way

32724 Pacific Hwy S
Federal Way, WA 98003
(253) 941-1841

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In our hyperconnected and rushed society, it’s easy to forget the simple but deeply connective pleasure of dance. Even if you feel you’re uncoordinated, unmusical, out of shape, or any of the other 1,000 excuses we make not to move our bodies, we can guarantee you this: Taking an introductory dance class will bring you more into your body, deeper into connection with your partner, and not least, it’ll be a lot more fun than you might think!


216 W Gowe St #300
Kent, WA 98032
(253) 220-8471

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Another entry in the “sounds too crazy to be true” category, this do-it-yourself studio offers all the space, special equipment, and tools you need to make your own pottery, glass art, paintings, and other creations. Sharing creative time with your partner is a time-tested way to bond and make something meaningful together, and don’t discount the sheer enjoyment of trying something a little off the beaten path. However, please note: “Making a bowl” isn’t the same thing as “smoking a bowl.”

Century Theatres

Date Ideas in Des Moines Century Theatres

2001 S. Commons
Federal Way, WA 98003
(253) 946-0942

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Sometimes, dinner and a movie is the right choice, especially when it’s at a theater as well-loved as this. In addition to all stadium-style reclining seating and self-service ticketing kiosks, you’ll find the plethora of refreshments essential to the big-screen experience.

Bluemist Hookah Lounge

Date Ideas in Des Moines Bluemist Hookah Lounge

24602 36th Ave S
Kent, WA 98032
(206) 446-5418

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Go smoke a pipe! No, we’re not talking about cannabis, for once. Hookahs have a long and fabled backstory in Indian and Arabic cultures, and they’re a relaxing and genuinely exotic way to unwind. Be advised that hookahs burn tobacco, and for those of us used to gentle, low-temperature cannabis vapes, a hookah can feel quite intense by comparison.

Have a great date night—and don’t forget to swing by your favorite Des Moines dispensary for some refreshments (or use our online dispensary menu to order ahead and skip the line).


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