Are you looking for an activity to impress your date for Valentine’s Day? We reached out to 2 of our Locals for their recommendations on date places. Here, they share their favorite places with you!
Sophia W.’s Top Pick: Board Game Cafe
Being together in new situations can reveal many new and unexpected facets of your partner, you and your relationship. If you want to discover the true nature of your partner in a playful fashion, a great way is to pay a visit to Jolly Thinkers board game cafe! This cheerful and lively place hosts hundreds and hundreds of card and board games for both the young and old. Whether you want to test your partner’s patience, creativity, cooperativeness or his ability to let you win elegantly, they have it all. In case you’re not a games veteran (yet) and don’t know which game to play, the helpful staff at Jolly Thinkers will happily assist in picking and explaining the right game for you.
Special tip: Marriage is in the air and you want to find out how well your partner can run a household? Try Targi, a two player game that depends on the player’s ability to manage resources economically to lead an imaginary desert tribe to prosperity.
Where can you find Jolly Thinkers?
Jolly Thinkers 空中棋園
11/F, Bayfield Building, 99 Hennessy Road, Wan Chai, T: 2527 2882
14/F, Capricorn Centre, 155 Sai Yeung Choi Street North, Mong Kok, T: 3107 1160
Sophia’s Other Favorites:
For the foodies
La Taverna – Oldest Italian Restaurant in town, very charming and with the most authentic, delicious Italian food
For the thrill seekers
Devil’s Peak in Yau Tong – Short but steep climb up Devil’s Peak will lead you to an old Japanese Bunker. Sit on the roof of the Bunker with birds chirping in the trees and enjoy an open and undisturbed view over Victoria Harbour.
For the relax-with-a-view type
Aqua Spirit or Wooloomooloo rooftop bar in Tsim Sha Tsui with great cocktails and also open Harbour view (very accessible by MTR)
Gray C.’s Top Pick: A blind date!
Looking for a unique date spot in Hong Kong? Allow me to submit an idea for your consideration: Dialogue in the Dark. It’s a place that works no matter what your shared interests are or what stage your relationship is in, and it’s the only place you can literally go on a blind date. You and your companion enter an environment completely void of light and a guide helps you use your other four senses to navigate different spaces. It gives you an inkling of what it’s like to be blind, and if you let it, it can be a deeply moving experience. What makes it a great date? When you step into the pitch-blackness, fear of the dark sets in, and the two of you instinctively begin to cling to each other. Finding your companion through your other senses is a great thrill, and after the tour you’ll both have plenty to talk about over dinner.
Where can you find Dialogue in the Dark?
Dialogue in the Dark
Shop 215, 2/F, Nob Hill Square, 8 King Lai Path, Mei Foo, Kowloon, T: 2310 0833
Gray’s Other Favorites:
For the active-type
Skateboarding at SK85IVE2, horseback riding at Clearwater Bay Equestrian Centre, or skiing at Slope Infinity
For the outdoorsy-type
Night hike to the top of Lion Rock, camping at Pui O, snorkeling at Hoi Ha Wan Marine Park
For the vista-romantics
Sunsets at Ha Pak Nai, stargazing at the Hong Kong Space Museum Astro Park, seascapes at Cape D’Aguilar lighthouse
Hope that you enjoyed these date spots and can get to know your (potential) significant other better!
Sam the Local connects you to people so that you have access to word-of-mouth knowledge that can’t be found through forums or Top 10 lists. Our Locals build an itinerary based on your interests and then take you to see the things based on the itinerary. Pick a Local to book for your Outing, and please reach out if you have any questions.