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Date your Hometown

From Sunrise to Sunset

Article by Gretchen Pahia & Kylie Strawn-Badger

Photography by Quianna Marie Photography @quiannamarie and Yasmine Carmen Photography

Originally published in Gilbert City Lifestyle

Exploring your hometown can be just as exciting and romantic as traveling to a new destination. With a blend of local charm, hidden gems, and familiar favorites, you can create an unforgettable day date that spans from morning to night. Here’s a delightful itinerary to inspire your perfect day out together.

Breakfast at Dog Haus: A Flavorful Beginning

Start your day with a hearty and delicious breakfast at Dog Haus. Known for its breakfast burritos, Dog Haus offers a cozy, welcoming atmosphere perfect for kicking off your adventure. The burritos, packed with fresh ingredients, are a local favorite. Whether you prefer a classic bacon and egg combo, or a vegetarian option loaded with veggies, Dog Haus has something to satisfy every palate. 

Morning Activity: Pickleball at Center Court Pickleball

Once you’ve fueled up, it’s time to get active with a game of pickleball at Center Court Pickleball. This facility offers excellent courts and a friendly environment, making it a fantastic place for both seasoned players and beginners. Pickleball is a great way to engage in friendly competitions and have fun while getting some exercise. 

Mid-Morning Pick-Me-Up: Coffee or Gelato at Tifa Chocolate & Gelato

After an energetic morning, take a break at Tifa Chocolate & Gelato, a beloved local café. Whether you’re in the mood for a coffee or a refreshing gelato, Tifa Chocolate & Gelato has got you covered. The café’s cozy ambiance, coupled with the delightful flavors of their offerings, makes it the perfect spot to relax and recharge. 

Afternoon Creativity: Board and Brush

Next, head to Board and Brush for an afternoon of creativity. This DIY wood sign workshop allows you to create personalized home décor together. Under the guidance of skilled instructors, you can choose your designs, colors, and styles to make unique pieces that reflect your individual personalities. Great way to have tangible keepsakes to remind you of your special day.

Dinner Delight: High Tide

As the day transitions into the evening, make your way to High Tide for a delicious dinner. This local restaurant is renowned for its fresh seafood and inviting atmosphere. The menu offers a variety of mouthwatering dishes, from succulent fish tacos to delectable lobster rolls, ensuring there’s something to please every taste. 

Evening Elegance: The Parlour Room

To conclude your day, visit The Parlour Room, an elegant lounge connected to the White Rabbit.  This sophisticated setting is ideal for ending your day on a high note. With its dim lighting, plush seating, and upscale ambiance, the lounge offers a romantic atmosphere perfect for enjoying a cocktail or two. The Parlour Room provides the perfect backdrop for reminiscing about the day’s adventures.

Spending a day exploring your hometown can be as exhilarating and memorable as any exotic vacation. From the flavorful start at Dog Haus to the creative afternoon at Board and Brush and the elegant evening at The Parlour Room, this itinerary combines the best of food, fun, creativity, and relaxation. So, grab your partner, embark on this delightful journey, and rediscover the charm and hidden gems of your hometown. This perfect day date is sure to create lasting memories and deepen your connection.

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