Date Ideas in Coeur d’Alene Idaho

Coeur d’Alene Idaho is an ideal lakeside destination for family, friends, and especially couples. The stunning alpine lake landscapes next to a quaint but modern city provide the perfect backdrop for a date. The city is full of award-winning restaurants ranging from cozy and casual to 5-star and formal-feeling. Throughout the city, you’ll find several fun activities to make lasting memories together.

A favorite activity among locals is coming aboard Lake Coeur d’Alene cruises and exploring the beautiful area we call home. Year-round, Lake Coeur d’Alene Cruises offers special cruises on the water that make the perfect romantic date. Check out our favorite date ideas below!

Sunset Dinner Cruises

Imagine cruising around Lake Coeur d’Alene under a fiery orange and red sky. Now imagine how much your date will enjoy it with a glass of champagne and an exquisite meal? This dreamy dinner date allows you to experience some of Lake Coeur d’Alene’s most spectacular views, illuminated by a summer sunset.

Do some sightseeing on the top deck before your dinner begins. Lake Coeur d’Alene has been named one of the top five most beautiful lakes in the world by National Geographic and for good reason. The shimmering waters, alpine mountain views, spectacular homes, and scenic surroundings make for a gorgeous sight.

As golden hour passes and bright colors dance across the sky, it’s time for the Sunset Dinner Cruise to begin. You and your date will take your seats and enjoy a splendid gourmet dinner that’s sure to please all the senses. The menu includes a Steamship Round of Beef, Baked King Salmon, and a summer green salad. 

4th of July Dinner Cruises

Around the northwest, Coeur d’Alene is a favorite place to celebrate the independence of our country.

Lake Coeur d’Alene sets off an incredible fireworks display almost every year and you can set off fireworks of your own aboard our 4th of July VIP Cruise! This cruise is for adults 21+ and includes hor d’oeuvres and two complimentary drinks while you enjoy cruising beneath a sky lit up by colorful fireworks.

Bands on Boats

Do you love live music? Then you two will love the Bands on Boats concert series. Incredible artists and musicians have played in the Bands on Boats concert series, including Too Slim and the Taildraggers, Hell’s Belles, Shane Smith & The Saints, and more.

We recommend visiting Dockside, Tito’s Italian Grill, or Taphouse Unchained beforehand for dinner, and then enjoying an incredible performance together. If you enjoy dancing together, this date is especially ideal for you.

Hot Cocoa Cruises

Even though Coeur d’Alene is pretty chilly in the winter, there’s a sweet way to warm up with someone special! Every Friday through Sunday in January, February & March, Hot Cocoa Cruises depart on Lake Coeur d’Alene. Each Hot Cocoa Cruise includes a delicious hot cocoa bar and yes – spiked cocoa is available for adults. 

This scenic cruise lasts 90 minutes and takes you across Lake Coeur d’Alene, surrounded by stunning snow-capped mountains and sapphire-blue waters. This gives you the perfect chance to learn more about each other while making a unique memory to share.

Eagle Cruises

Imagine hundreds of magnificent bald eagles swooping into the water all around you and feasting on kokanee salmon. Because that’s exactly what you can see on our Deluxe Eagle Cruises. Each year, hundreds of bald eagles migrate as far as Alaska to the milder waters of Lake Coeur d’Alene to feast on kokanee salmon. This cruise takes you from downtown Coeur d’Alene up to the scenic Wolf Lodge Bay.

Each of our Deluxe Eagle Cruises features a biologist onboard who will teach the two of you about the bald eagles and entertain while you enjoy this up-close look at these beautiful birds. Our Eagle Watching Cruises start in December and end in early January.

Book Your “Best Date Ever” Story

If you’re ready for a date experience that will stand above the rest and be a cherished memory for the both of you, check out Lake Coeur d’Alene Cruises. During the summer, fall, winter, and spring, we offer romantic cruise experiences in one of the most beautiful places in the northwest.