Schedules are cleared. You booked your babysitter. You and your significant other FINALLY have time for a date night at North Hills… Yay!! North Hills really is the perfect spot for a date night in Raleigh because it has it all – fun activities, romantic restaurants, and even a 4-star hotel for an overnight date if you are simply not ready for your amazing evening to end.

Here is our guide for planning the perfect North Hills Date Night:


North Hills is home to a movie theater, a bowling alley, and a full calendar of events year-round. Start your date night at Regal Cinemas to finally see that movie everyone’s been talking about.

If you prefer a more active experience, head to Kings Dining & Entertainment for a few rounds of bowling over beers or cocktails. If you get an early start, you can even treat your significant other to a shopping spree at one of North Hills’ many local boutiques!


Take full advantage of this date night by indulging in delicious cocktails at Level7. You and your date will also be treated to a beautiful, bird’s eye view of North Hills ever-growing skyline.

Afraid of heights? Head to World of Beer for a pre-dinner beverage. It features an amazing selection of beer along with craft cocktails.


No date night is complete without a romantic dinner. North Hills is home to many romantic restaurants! In the mood for a rich Italian meal and red wine? Check out Mia Francesca or Vivace.

Do you prefer France? Coquette features french cocktails and cuisines.

If you are really looking to splurge, make a reservation at The Capital Grille – an upscale steakhouse that takes fine dining to the next level.

If your ideal date is cheering on your favorite sports team together, Fox & Hound offers tasty pub fare and plenty of TVs.

On a budget? There are still many restaurants to choose from. Check out Aladdin’s Eatery or Spring Rolls for a more affordable meal that’s still delicious and date night-worthy!

An evening to remember

Enjoy a post-dinner stroll and take in the sights and sounds of North Hills. If it’s a summer date, there’s a good chance there’s a free concert going on Midtown Park – dance the night away!

If it’s a December date, enjoy the holiday decor and 41 foot Christmas tree.

If you don’t want your magical evening to end just yet in North Hills, it doesn’t have to. The 4-star Renaissance Hotel is located right in North Hills and offers impressive overnight accommodations and fine amenities. It’s like a mini-vacation!

North Hills has everything you need for an unforgettable romantic evening with that special someone. There’s upscale, flashy options for those that want to splurge as well as low-key, affordable options for couples on a budget.

So what are some of your favorite fun/romantic activities in North Hills? Please be sure to hit us up on Twitter @919BlogNC or visit our Facebook page at and let us know! We would love to hear from ya.

This post was created in collaboration with the North Hills Blog editorial team and 919 Blog contributor Amy Howard for exclusive digital publication via TBN