Date Ideas

Think outside the ordinary for your next day date and venture out to Mt. Vernon! Combine these date ideas however you like. Relax, play, and enjoy a romantic getaway!


Cedarhurst Center for the Arts Outdoor Sculpture Park
2600 E Richview Rd, Mt Vernon, IL 62864 (618) 242-1236


Cedarhurst Center for the Arts offers beautiful outdoor scenery perfect for an outdoor stroll. Their outdoor Goldman-Kuenz Sculpture Park features 73 pieces of art, making it one of the largest sculpture parks in the Midwest. The park highlights contemporary work of both international and local artists. Grab a map inside the Mitchell Museum before exploring through the campus’ beautiful scenery. The outdoor campus provides a peaceful atmosphere for jogging through the paths or sitting on a bench by the pond.


Stress Knot Couples Massage

1009 S 42nd St #6, Mt Vernon, IL 62864 (618) 246-9494


Close your eyes, lay back, and soak in a 60-minute massage with your love. Stress Knot Massage offers a Swedish massage for two with multiple therapists and tables in the same room for $140. Experience pure relaxation side by side.


RARE Chop House

224 S 10th St, Mt Vernon, IL 62864 (618) 244-7273


Put on your favorite cocktail dress or pair of khakis and get ready for an exquisite culinary experience. The ambience of RARE Chop House is perfect for an elegant evening out. Their Wine Room features over 1000 wines from all around the world including New Zealand, South Africa, Italy, Argentina and France. Choose from the RARE experience for two. For only $50 select an appetizer, two entrees, and either a bottle of wine or two desserts. Special dishes offered at RARE include shrimp scampi, ribeye, filet cuts, crab stuffed salmon, seafood etouffee, chicken florentine, pork belly bites, and more.