- TripBuzz discovered 80 different types of activities for couples in the Valparaiso area, including Parks (like Rogers-Lakewood Park), Opera Houses (like Memorial Opera House), Theaters (like 49er Drive-In Theatre) and Bowling (like Inman's Recreation Center), and much more.
- We discovered a total of 88 date ideas in or near Valparaiso, Indiana, including 71 fun or romantic activities in nearby cities within 25 miles like Michigan City, Gary, Portage and Chesterton.
Covering 360 acres of prairies, wetlands, gardens and woodlands, Taltree Arboretum & Gardens welcomes the entire family. The children can enjoy the miniature steam engines, while the bird watchers can take any of the 5 trails totaling almost 4 miles to spot trumpeter swans and other 18 bird species.
With over 50 years of screenings, 49er Drive-In Theatre was one of the USA Today's Top Ten Drive Ins, while also being two timer winner of the Rose Award. Pizzas and other specialties can be served during the movies.
Built as a tribute for the veterans of the Civil War in 1893, the Memorial Opera House can welcome 364 visitors at a time. It was the host of musical and drama plays, while also being rented for special events such as weddings and graduations.
A movie theater featuring 12 auditoriums, Cinemark at Valparaiso displays first-run feature films using digital projection and RealD 3D. The theater offers stadium seating, self-service ticketing, a party room and a concession area with food and drinks.
Part of Central Park Plaza, Porter Health Amphitheater is an outdoor stage with ample lighting. A common venue for musical concerts in the summer time, it is surrounded by a splash pad and children's play area.
The award-winning theatre company housed within the Chicago Street Theatre performs a wide range of plays, including the classics and new productions throughout the year. The venue holds 130 seats in a stadium-style arrangement so that good views of the stage can be achieved by all audience members.
Sitting atop a series of lakes, Rogers-Lakewood Park allows visitors to enjoy a number of water-based activities like paddle boats, but also has hiking trails and a rock climbing wall. The local wildlife includes beavers and turtles.
Part of the Valparaiso University campus, the Brauer Museum of Art is an art museum featuring a collection of 19th, 20th, and 21st-century American art. This collection includes art by Frederic Edwin Church, Childe Hassam, Georgia O'Keeffe, and Ed Paschke.
Featuring four baseball fields located at its center, Old Fairgrounds Park offers open grass areas for recreation and sports like soccer. It has a walking track along the perimeter, a playground and a pavilion for events and parties.