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These Little Rock Date Ideas Are Too Cute To Handle

Pocket Guide to Little Rock Hotel TransportationThere are some Little Rock date ideas that are just too cute for words. 

Coherent words, that is. I could spin, swoon, and squeal away after going on a few of these.

Sigh. Some day, my prince will come. Just kidding, the princess saves herself in this story.

It’s been a while since we went on a date so I thought, tonight, I could sweep you away to some sugary, bubbly, and romantic destinations. After all, you little rock my world (let’s forget I ever said that).

Moving on…I promise these Little Rock date ideas will make you fall in love with more than the city (*wink, wink*). 

Brunch Date At Three Fold

Minimalist Restaurant in Arkansas_DumplingsWe start off with a late afternoon lunch date at Three Fold Noodles & Dumpling Co., a minimalist Chinese restaurant serving mouthwatering dishes.

The portion sizes are date-perfect. We order one dish per person because hey, I’m Joey with fries.

Formerly located in a clean-cut bank building, Three Fold has since moved to a larger, slightly sleeker location on Main Street. Their once bare-bones menu has recently transformed into a tantalizing mix of options.

Simple food served in a simple setting. Three Fold gives us a chance to get to know each other better. We can talk without the distraction of lavishly set tables and ornately filled walls.

Perfect.

Read More: I Found The Best Chinese Food In Little Rock. Here’s What I Learned. 

Shop At The River Market District

Shopping might not be your idea of a fun date, darling, but it’s definitely mine.

Explore some of the cute boutique stores at The River Market District, Little Rock’s popular entertainment hub.

Stroll through the Farmer’s Market. Eat some Damgoode pizza. Let your inner child loose at a museum. 

Best River Market District Little Rock Date Ideas:

  • Casual Bookstore Date: Visit River Market Books & Gifts, an impressive multi-story gently used bookstore.
  • Dinner Date At Dizzy’s Gypsy Bistro: American food served in a traveling art exhibition style setting.
  • Catch A Concert: Check the pavilion schedule for live music and shows. And if you get hungry, grab a bite at the Farmer’s Market.

Read More: What You Absolutely Must Do In The River Market District – Where To Eat, Shop, And Stroll. 

Picnic At The Capitol

Pocket Guide to Little Rock Arkansas Capitol BuildingWith a multi-textured dome, the Arkansas State Capitol building is a symbol of harmony amongst opposites. 

Take a weekend to relax in the grassy side lawn. With dog walkers, joggers, and toddlers waddling about, the Capitol is stripped of suits every Saturday and Sunday.

Put together a small picnic basket and enjoy the quiet.

Read More: Things To Do In Little Rock

Share A Float At Loblolly

Pocket Guide to Main Street Little Rock LoblollyLoblolly is a corner store meets ice cream parlor. While that sounds less than charming, trust me, this Main Street find is cute, flirty, and fun.

Order two soda floats or an ice cream flight (an eight flavor combo). These larger-than-life homemade treats are just begging to be shared.

And if the weather is a little chilly, warm up with an Americano.

Loblolly Date Tips:

  • Don’t worry about your date’s dietary restrictions. Loblolly offers so many good gluten free and vegan options.
  • There isn’t much seating in-store so come early and grab a table for two.
  • The cereal milk is everything. I will say no more.

Read More: The Most Underrated Street In Little Rock

Day Trip To The Old Mill

Old Mill in Little Rock Arkansas _ Water WheelThe Old Mill in North Little Rock (a *creatively* named neighboring city) is a Disney fairytale come true.

Hidden within a quiet residential neighborhood, The Old Mill is one of the most intimate Little Rock date ideas. Trails, straddled between deep green thickets, loop the premise. A steady water wheel grinds against a baby blue lake.

Take a walk. Hold hands. Catch the sunset. You won’t regret it.

Read More: How My Gone With The Wind Obsession Led Me To The Old Mill In North Little Rock Arkansas

Did you enjoy these Little Rock date ideas? Have you ever been on a date in Little Rock? Let me know in the comments below!

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18 Comments

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    John Sallie
    November 8, 2018 at 11:32 AM

    That stone mill looks right up my alley. My date will include a bit of ghost hunting. lol

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      anshula.varma
      November 10, 2018 at 11:46 AM

      Huh. That sounds pretty unique! xx – Anshula

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    Monidipa Dutta
    November 8, 2018 at 3:40 PM

    Well, although I don’t date anymore. But I wouldn’t mind a day trip to old mill as a date. It would lovely not sure of romanticism.

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    Di
    November 8, 2018 at 5:23 PM

    I had to do a double take when I saw the pics, as we have a littlerock here in CA. Then I realized further down the post this was Arkansas? Definitely looks a LOT different lol!

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      anshula.varma
      November 10, 2018 at 11:45 AM

      Lol. I just looked up Little Rock California and yup, it looks so different! 😂😂😂xx – Anshula

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    Gervin Khan
    November 8, 2018 at 9:35 PM

    My husband and I date a lot when we are boyfriend and girlfriend. But when we got married and have two kids we can no longer do that and I don’t mind it anymore because we preferred to have a date as a family and I think these dates ideas are still with us when we are going on a date and I am sure our kids will really enjoy and love everything most especially going on a day trip to Old Mill.

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      anshula.varma
      November 10, 2018 at 11:47 AM

      All of these activities are family friendly (now that I think about it….) I’m sure your kids would really enjoy the trip! xx – Anshula

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    Rhian Westbury
    November 9, 2018 at 3:57 AM

    Brunch dates and anything which involve food work well in my books. Sounds like some lovely date ideas x

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      anshula.varma
      November 10, 2018 at 11:45 AM

      Yes! I’m up for any date (or non-date) that involves food! xx – Anshula

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    Surekha Busa
    November 9, 2018 at 10:10 AM

    This is a kind of my ideal dating. It is so simple but yet sweet and romantic.

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      anshula.varma
      November 10, 2018 at 11:40 AM

      Thank you! I tried to come up with Little Rock date ideas that were cute and fun! xx – Anshula

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    David Elliott
    November 10, 2018 at 9:14 AM

    Looks like a great day out in Little Rock. The Dumpling place looks quite delicious. And I would love going to the old mill. I love old brick buildings like that. So beautiful.

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      anshula.varma
      November 10, 2018 at 11:40 AM

      Yes! Three Fold is soooo delicious! xx – Anshula

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    Karen Monica
    November 10, 2018 at 10:54 PM

    Some very lovely date ideas. My choice would be the trip to the old mill. I simply adore nature.

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      anshula.varma
      November 11, 2018 at 10:24 AM

      Oh, that’s a wonderful choice! The Old Mill is the cutest! xx – Anshula

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    Akamatra
    November 11, 2018 at 2:58 AM

    This is a wonderful day trip! I would love to visit that old mill and take some photos!

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      anshula.varma
      November 11, 2018 at 10:25 AM

      I guess (based on the comments) that the Old Mill is the best date option! xx – Anshula

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    Jean
    November 12, 2018 at 4:37 AM

    These are some really lovely date ideas and I would happily go on any of them. I’ve recently become a momma for the first time so don’t get much chance for date nights at the moment.

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