10 Date Night Ideas in Harrisburg, PA

Awaiting your baby’s arrival can seem like a forever wait. But if you check off some of these date night ideas in Harrisburg before baby arrives; you’ll not only bond & make memories with your partner but also keep yourself busy while waiting!

Couple under trees at the Harrisburg Capitol Complex
Date nights in Harrisburg, PA don’t have to be fancy. A simple evening stroll together can be a perfect way to reconnect.

Date Night Ideas in Harrisburg, PA

Hershey Gardens – Hershey, PA

Hershey Gardens is a beautiful botanical garden that’s perfect for a romantic stroll. Pregnant women can take a leisurely walk around the garden, admiring the gorgeous flowers and sculptures. The garden also offers a butterfly atrium and a children’s garden, making it a great spot for a family date as well. After you check out the gardens, be sure to stop in to the Butterfly House to see the beautiful butterflies!

Broad Street Market – Harrisburg, PA

The Broad Street Market is a popular destination for foodies in Harrisburg. It’s an indoor market that offers a variety of foods, including fresh produce, seafood, meat, cheese, and baked goods. It’s a great place to go for a date if you’re looking for something casual and low-key.

Creative Spark Arts – New Cumberland, PA

Creative Spark Arts was started by a husband and a wife team with a creative dream. They offer classes in all sorts of mediums for all skill levels at their studio. Local favorite, Sarah Wesley of Wesley Made Sweets, often teaches cookie decorating classes there. What could be sweeter than decorating dessert with your love?! Cookies not your thing? There are opportunities to create stained glass art, macrame, and more!

Check out their class schedule to find something that you & your partner would enjoy doing together. You can even create something for baby’s nursery together!

Stumpy’s Hatchet House – Hershey, PA

Looking for a safe adrenaline rush? How about chucking some hatchets for your date night?! Grab your partner (and maybe some friends) and head to Stumpy’s! Stumpy’s is a BYOB facility (for dad!) and you can bring your own dinner along with you or even some light snacks. They absolutely recommend making reservations, but this could be a very memorable activity to do together and take out some stress by hurling some hatchets! If you skip the snacks, you could head out to grab dinner in one of the many options Hershey offers for dining!

Harrisburg Beach Club – Harrisburg, PA

Head out to City Island and check out the Harrisburg Beach Club! Offering Live Music and Food Trucks, this is a perfect place to kick back and relax while enjoying local food & music. You can watch the sun set over the Susquehanna River. In the winter, HBC offers private heated igloos so you can enjoy it year round! You can even bring along your pooch and enjoy a furry family date night together!

Husband and expecting wife walking through greenhouse for a Harrisburg, PA date night
Take a stroll through gardens our a greenhouse together for your date night in Harrisburg, PA

The Millworks – Harrisburg, PA

Next up is The Millworks is a unique restaurant and brewery located in a historic building in Harrisburg. The restaurant features farm-to-table cuisine, local artwork, and live music. It’s a great place to go for a casual dinner and drinks. There’s even a beautiful roof top area to enjoy some food and watch the sun set over Harrisburg, PA. Reservations are definitely recommended. After dinner you can wander around the building and check out the artisan spaces.

Heuter’s Greenhouse – York, PA

Located just South of Harrisburg, Heuter’s Greenhouse is a family-owned business located in York, PA. They specialize in growing high-quality plants and flowers that are perfect for gardens, homes, and offices. Heuter’s Greenhouse has been serving the York community since 1956. It’s a perfect place to stroll together through their indoor and outdoor plant areas and pick out some new decor for the baby’s nursery or for your home. Heuter’s Greenhouse is open seasonally, typically from April through July. They also offer a Christmas shop in November and December, where customers can find unique holiday decorations and gifts.

Polished Salon & Day Spa – Lemoyne, PA

There’s nothing better than a massage during pregnancy. So why not book a relaxing couples massage session? Mama can enjoy a “Pea in the Pod” prenatal massage. Additionally, Dad-To-Be can enjoy a massage of his choice. During the prenatal massage, supportive pillows are used to protect mother and child during this relaxing treatment. Light Swedish techniques are used in conjunction with oils specifically designed to produce a therapeutic effect on the mind and body.

The Harrisburg Senators at FNB Field – Harrisburg, PA

Are you a sports fan who is expecting during baseball season? Harrisburg, PA is the home of the Harrisburg Senators; a minor league team for the Washington Nationals. You can catch a game on a Friday night and stick around afterwards for Flat Screens & Fireworks. You can also catch the fireworks from the deck at Duke’s Riverside which has excellent food and a beautiful river view!

Maternity Session with Kate McCord Photography – Harrisburg, PA

What would a photographer’s blog post about date night ideas be without the suggestion of a photo shoot?! Get dressed up (or don’t) and pick a location with me to capture beautiful memories of your pregnancy. Whether you want to capture breathtaking shots over looking a scenic view or a picnic where you wear jeans and devour pizza and ice cream; a photo session is a fantastic way to have fun with your partner while freezing these moments together before your family grows by two feet. Contact me to get on the books for your session which is best booked between 32-36 weeks of pregnancy.

A date night idea for an expecting couple; a maternity photo session
A maternity session can be a fun way to spend time with your spouse while capturing memories of your pregnancy

Top 10 Date Night Ideas in Harrisburg, PA Before Baby Arrives

Wondering what to wear for your date night? Check out my Pinterest board for inspiration. If you’re looking for a photographer in Harrisburg contact me today to chat about the perfect maternity session for you!

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