28 First Date Ideas in Green Bay, Wisconsin

Green Bay is a great place to start a new relationship, and even fall in love. There are lots of different first date options worth checking out. Here’s the breakdown of a couple of different categories.  

For all my outdoor peeps, I’d recommend going on a hike for your first date. What better way to get to know someone than hiking under a canopy along a creek? Fonferek’s Glen is perfect for just that. There’s a waterfall, a creek, and different pathways to hike up and down that are not too strenuous. For a date plus a furry friend, Baird’s Creek is great for walking dogs (pictures below!). A stroll along the Fox River Trail offers miles of scenic hiking. You can find the trailhead near downtown Green Bay just south of the Mason Street Bridge. For a date adventure on the water, Expedition Addicts LLC right next to the Creamery, offers an opportunity to rent kayaks on the Fox River.


“Classic” first date ideas include mini golf, bowling, and a twist on the classic arcade. Green Bay has a great place in Howard called the Duck Creek Golf Center to fulfill your competitive side, and The Gutter in Suamico has a fun glow ball option. Or, take your date to Aunt Ethel’s in De Pere. Embrace your inner kid with skee-ball, bubble hockey, and multi-player Pac Man all while enjoying a selection of alcoholic beverages. The arcade is also near a lot of neat restaurants to enjoy while on your date.

Shout out to all my foodies! Taking a brewery tour is the perfect first date for you. Green Bay has four main breweries to check out: Hinterland (photo below!), Badger State Brewing, Titletown Brewing Co., and Stillmank Brewing Co.. Green Bay’s downtown Farmers Market on Wednesdays and Saturdays could also be the perfect option, and is really popular. If you go to the Wednesday Farmers Market, I suggest making a reservation at Three Three Five for a first date you won’t soon forget. Another opportunity for all my Foodies out there would, of course, be going out for dinner. Hinterland has a great patio and Chives in Suamico is right by my studio! If you want to test your date’s cooking skills, take a cooking class a 416 Cuisine or Gather on Broadway. Check their events page to see what’s coming up. And for even more opportunities to check out what Green Bay has to offer for an alcoholic beverage on your first date, I would recommend Ned Kelly’s which has one hundred craft beers on tap, Aardvark which is a serve-yourself wine bar and has a super cute vibe, or The Bottle Room in Suamico, which has a large selection.


As a craft beer connoisseur myself, a great first date option includes exploring different breweries in the area. In addition to the list mentioned above, I love The Libertine and Proof, which are two different go-to craft cocktail bars in Green Bay under the same ownership. Another option right along the Niagara Escarpment is Ledgestone Vineyards just outside of Green Bay. It’s worth the drive, and you can check out the pretty view as you sit with your date along the wall of windows and try some wine.

If you want to have a coffee date in the Green Bay area, Kavarna is a great option, as well as Luna Café, which opened a second location in Ledgeview. The Exchange in De Pere is another locally run coffee shop. All of these first date ideas have great vibes, and awesome food available as well.

For first date ideas outside Green Bay, a day trip to Door County has many scenic state parks and beaches to explore together. Door County’s cute charm and great restaurants and shops leave endless opportunities for chatting, walking, and connecting with your date. Floating on the Wolf River is always relaxing when the weather is nice. Make sure to check their website and river levels to see when they’re available for river trips and rentals. And if you’re in need of ideas in the winter months, a date skiing at Pine Mountain or at Ski Brule is a fun way to kick-start a potential relationship.

For places to start a relationship, Green Bay’s options are endless! Contact me through my Facebook page or email me at kate@klemstudios.com for more first date ideas in the Green Bay area.

Stay wild,