5 of the Best Date Spots on Campus

1. Planetarium Shows: Physics and Astronomy Building

Cloudy, rainy Seattle might stop you from actually stargazing, but not to worry! The UW Planetarium, located on the second floor of the Physics and Astronomy Building, offers both large and private tours. All shows are free (but do require an RSVP), and given by a trained tour guide. Sit down, relax, and watch as you and bae start to see stars! 

2. Montlake Kayaking & Canoeing: Waterfront Activities Center

 Enjoy the Pacific Northwest's clear, beautiful water up-close by kayaking or canoeing! UW offers boat rentals at an incredibly affordable price (anywhere from $8 to $20/hr) at the WAC. However, rentals stop for the winter after October– this date is perfect for sunnier days with calm waters. Test out your teamwork skills with your significant other as you try to navigate the Montlake Cut together. 

3. Art & Culture: Burke Museum

After a few years of renovation, the new Burke Museum is finally opening on the weekend of October 12th. The Burke opened in 1885, and for over 130 years has been dedicated to the preservation of PNW and Native American cultures. They have five exhibits opening this week, with a wide collection from art to fossils to biological history. There's even a cafe inside, selling food from Off The Rez, Seattle's first Native American food truck. Admission is always free for UW students, and free for everyone on the first Thursday of the month. 

4. Cooling Off at Rick's

I scream, you scream, we all scream for Rick's $1 ice cream! Located in Madrona Hall in North Campus, Rick's Cafe is completely student run and open late. The cafe offers ice cream sandwiches, vegan alternatives, and even hosts a 25-scoop food challenge. Are you and bae up for it?

5. Romantic Picnic in the Quad

The liberal arts quad is probably one of UW's most famous locations. Well, its also one of the most romantic– all times of the year, cherry blossom season or not! Grab a blanket, you and your beau's favorite snacks and drinks, find a comfy spot under the trees, and enjoy.