Non Dinner Dates: ideas to mix it up in Albuquerque

Don’t get me wrong, I love a nice dinner date.  Especially the kind that involves just a bit of dressing up and some delicious local food. But sometimes it’s nice to mix things up and try something new and different.  My husband also enjoys doing something instead of just eating and talking.  So here’s to trying something other than dinner, the non dinner date.


Non dinner dates in Albuquerque

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Explora Adult Night

It’s been years since I’ve been to the Adult Night at Explora, but we’ve been saying we want to go again soon.  Explora is Albuquerque’s local science museum which is super fun for kids and adults alike.  Every other month the museum opens from 6:30 pm-10:00pm for those over 18.  They have a new theme for each event (September’s was “Inventive Art”) with accompanying activities, some refreshment availability, and some live music.  The next Adult Night is scheduled for November 18, 2016–maybe I’ll see you there!

The Archery Shoppe

Let me preface this by saying I am no archer, but I still think this is fun.  The Archery Shoppe, at Carlise and Canelaria,  has an indoor range and rents bows (and arrows) by the hour.  I like the archery range because it’s not loud and dirty (like a shooting range).  Unless you know what you’re doing, an employee will go over safety procedures and show you how to use the bow.  One thing to be aware of is they’re not open much in the evenings.

non dinner dates- aquarium. From Albuquerque Moms Blog.

BioParks (without kids)

*gasp!* Go to the aquarium or zoo without your kids??  We did it earlier this summer and had a blast.  Something about not having to pay more attention to my kids than the fish we were looking at I’m guessing.

Honorable mention, since it does include food…

Grab take out and drive to the top of Sandia Peak to enjoy the sunset

New Mexico has beautiful sunsets– why not enjoy one from the top of Sandia Peak?  You could ride the Tram up, but another option is driving up the back of the mountain through Cedar Crest (which is gorgeous drive).  Just remember to bring a jacket, it can be chilly up there!

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