Date Night! Three Great Date Ideas in and Around Malta

Dating is hard enough. Whether you’re meeting someone, in the early stages of getting to know each other or looking to shake up your routine with your significant other date night are supposed to be fun! Unfortunately answering the question “What do you want to do?” is less fun and even stressful. But when you live at the Lofts there’s always something going on in the area. That’s why we’ve come up with a few of our favorite suggestions for what to do in the Malta area for great night on the town.

Visit the Drive In!

One of the most well known attractions in our area, is the Malta drive-in theater. With 2 screens showing the latest movies and plenty of parking from the last weekend in April through September, there’s always something to see. The action sound effects of summer blockbusters reverberate through a car’s bass system for added excitement.

You can buy food at the concession stand or bring your own dinner for a $5 fee. At the drive in there’s more privacy than your typical theater which is great for conversation and commentary without disturbing anyone else. The Malta drive in is also pet-friendly, if a canine companion is part of the equation.

Double Your Fun at The Double M

The Double M Western is a fun way to spend a night in multiple ways. From playing cowboy dress-up with their huge selection of hats and boots to enjoying the seasonal attractions on their expansive grounds. In late September through October, Double M attracts thrill seekers from around the capital region for their Haunted Hayride. The immersive experience is packed with scares and the perfect excuse to get close, and hold someone’s hand.

In the summer, from July through Labor day you can have a Western adventure by spending a weekend night at their Rodeo. With riding, roping and concessions the Rodeo is a fun and unusual way to get outdoors and get excited for live entertainment!

Spend​ A Night at the Lake (Or In Nature!)

One of our favorite things about Malta is how it sits a hop, stone-skip and a jump from two gorgeous lakes. About 10 minutes north there is Saratoga Lake and about 5 minutes south lives the much smaller, Round Lake. Both places are perfect for boating, fishing, picnics and relaxing in nature.

For a bustling scene, Saratoga lake is the more popular destination. At 4.5 miles long, about 1.5 miles wide it offers boat rentals and swimming along with a variety of restaurants and bars. If an intimate experience is more your speed, Round Lake is a quaint getaway at less than a mile in diameter. But you can use its boat launch to row by kayak or canoe. Whatever your preference, there’s nothing quite like a beautiful afternoon or evening spent on the water.

As a bonus Round lake is also home to the Round Lake Auditorium, where you can see and hear the haunting strains of a 1900–pipe Ferris Tracker organ. This historical, architectural beauty is sure to spark conversation, as you stroll through the village.

If nature is your thing, then there’s no shortage of places to hike and explore in the Malta area from trails, parks and preserves, to the the Ruhle Road Bridge or the Flax Mill Ruins. Visit any of the nearby open spaces for an outdoor adventure close to home.

Everyone needs a little romance and that’s what date night is for. Whatever you love to do as a couple, the Malta and Saratoga areas are full of exceptional dining and nightlife options. There’s never a shortage of things to do for a great night out that won’t take you too far from life at The Lofts.