14 May Top 10 Hottest Dating Spots in Cagayan de Oro for Something Different with Your Partner, Whether Day or Night
Going out on a date with the man or woman in your life isn’t just limited to a romantic dinner in a nice restaurant, though this is one date you should never ignore, because it is always an effective in catching hearts. However, if you’re getting tired of the usual strolls in the mall, watching movies, and eating at fast food places, be advised that Cagayan de Oro City is a progressive city (if you didn’t know yet, duh), and there are many places you can go out on a date, whether day or night. And please, eating at a Jollibee or McDonalds does not constitute a romantic dinner.
Chill at Lifestyle District by listening to live music
Unfortunately, the live band scene seems to have left the city completely, because you won’t find a single live band playing anywhere. However, at the stage area of the Lifestyle District along Corrales Extension, especially on Friday and Saturday nights, they occasionally interchange their live acoustic acts with an actual live band.
You and your partner can grab a table and a couple of drinks after dinner and listen to the live music. If you want to excite things, you can make it a group date and get your friends and their partners aboard. It’s definitely way better than going to those noisy DJ dance bars and attempting to dance while that drunken guy is ogling your girlfriend.
Have a KTV session at Microphone Hero or The Voice Republic
It doesn’t matter if you have a golden voice or a voice that melts gold; why not serenade your girl or boy with smoochy love songs or simply enjoy each other’s company by singing the songs that you both love, and damn the torpedoes in spite of your voices.
You can also make it a group date and again invite your friends with partners and see who can sing the best love song to his or her partner. Make it an after dinner affair so all you’ll be ordering are drinks. Microphone Hero is located at the Lifestyle District along Corrales Extension while The Voice Republic can be found at the Consortium Building along Corrales Extension.
Take in the romantic view at High Ridge
If you have a vehicle available, you can go out on a romantic dinner date at High Ridge. It’s one of the best dinners you can have because the view of the city at night is simply breathtaking. What’s more, the food at this place is quite affordable as well.
For safety purposes however, do consult with friends who have been previously there just to check out the rough road going up as the route tends to change from time to time due to repairs to the road. It is also advisable going up there after 5:00 p.m. because it’s more romantic watching the sunset while having an early dinner.
Share a Bottle of Wine and Deli Platter at Kings Delicatessen
King’s International Delicatessen and Bakery is located at Door 4 Great Spot Arcade, J.R. Borja Extension. It’s probably the most unique place you’ll think of having a date.
However, aside from their deli café and bakery area, they also have a King’s Lounge and Tapas Bar area where you can either enjoy a different sort of English dinner with your partner or just share a bottle of wine and any of their cold cut and cheese deli platters.
Their menu and deli platter lineup is actually quite different from what you’re probably used to eating, and the ambiance of their lounge bar is also something different.
Bring out your “need for speed” experience at the Go-Kart Race Track at SM City Mall
This is actually Mindanao’s first Go-Kart race track and is located at the 4th level of the Car Park Building at the SM City Mall.
You can now experience what only those in Manila and Cebu find near and handy. Based on actual experience, you don’t really need to both race at breakneck speed. You both can actually glide together at cruising speed. Even if you haven’t driven anything with 4 wheels and an engine, it’s not hard to figure out, and by the time you’re halfway through your first circuit, you get the hang of things. This experience makes for a great late afternoon or early evening date. You can even make this a group date with your friends with partners. And since you’ll be tired and hungry afterwards, you can mosey over to…
Kenko Nai Cha for a quiet and healthy meal
Having a quiet and romantic dinner doesn’t mean an expensive dinner at a 4- or 5-star hotel restaurant. You’ll be surprised that Kenko Nai Cha actually has a meal menu lineup that you and your partner can greatly enjoy, especially if you’re both into healthy alternative food.
Naturally, their milk teas are also very healthy, and their desserts are not only delectable and enjoyable, but also very healthy as well.
There’s a branch at the SM City Mall so you won’t need to go far after the go-kart experience. Or you can go to their main branch at the first floor of Vista del Rio Building at the corner of Waling-Waling Street and Patag Road (beside SSS) in Carmen.
Enjoy a Dip at the Limketkai Luxe Infinity Pool during Pool Party Nights
The Limketkai Luxe Hotel, Cagayan de Oro’s first 5-star hotel, boasts of the city’s first large infinity pool overlooking a breathtaking romantic view of part of the city. If you and your partner enjoy swimming, or if you want to make this a group date with friends, you don’t need to go out of the city just to enjoy a great swim, especially during the early evening hours.
To make things more exciting, Wednesday and Friday nights at the garden by the poolside is Happy Hour at the Pool Bar from 6-9 pm which is P588 net for 2 that comes with a bucket of beer (5 bottles + 1 free) and appetizer. This definitely makes for a great alternative dating idea.
Of course, going out on a date is never limited to the above. There are virtually thousands of dating ideas that any couple can indulge in, though for now we’re steering clear of extreme ideas like mountain climbing, volcano exploration, and scuba diving.
However, just for a few runner-ups that we couldn’t include above, you could try taking in a movie at the Kozie Movie Café located at the Grand Central Arcade in Divisoria and enjoy eating authentic Korean Ice Cream.
You can also have a pampering date session with your special someone at the Sanctuary Wellness and Spa located at the Grand Central Arcade in Divisoria.
Why not grab a noisy pizza dinner with a group date at the Pizza Republic followed by a few drinks at Pete’s Patriots at Limketkai Center?
At Pete’s Patriots you can also enjoy really good music on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday nights.
Now that you know where to go, date nights will never be the same for you and your loved one.