Looking for something fun to do with your partner, friends, or family members this weekend? Continue reading to see what fun activities you can experience here in Downtown Heritage Perth!

You’ve woken up, gotten ready, and are good to go for a fun-filled #DateDay in Perth’s downtown core. What better way to start it off than with a fresh cup of java and a delicious breakfast? Could be a tasty breakfast sammy, a fresh, warm croissant, bagel and cookies baked daily, eggs benny, or the classic two eggs, toast, with your choice of bacon, sausage, or peameal bacon ? Perth has a variety of eateries that will provide this fix! Check out Peter’s Restaurant & Bakery, Coutts Coffee, Fieldhouse, Perth Pie Co., Twisted Fork Café & Bistro, North Folk Café & Bakery, and Café Hideaway for all morning and afternoon pick-me-ups.

Hmmm… your stomachs are full, now what? Time to walk it off and check out the fabulous shops in the downtown core! From fashion to books, florists, kids’ shops, gift boutiques, specialties, services, and much more, there’s most definitely something that will catch your eye. Find a directory of these businesses on the here. Make sure to stay updated on business hours as seasons change.

Well, a few hours have passed and you’re starting to experience some grumbles. That’s right, it’s time for lunch! Perth has a spectacular selection of restaurants for any craving. Oh, it’s a beautiful day and you don’t want to sit inside? No problem! Many downtown restaurants have patios, or, take it to go and bring your grub to Stewart Park where you can enjoy your meal facing the Tay from various picnic tables. Not feeling too hungry? Grab a charcuterie cup from The Perth Cheese Shop right near the Park as a snack. If you’re ready for a meal, browse a variety of restaurants in the downtown core through the business directory here.

In need of dessert? Located by Stewart Park, grab some scoops of ice cream at Peter’s Restaurant & Bakery, Two Scoops, or some gelato from North Folk Café & Bakery.

Your lunch was savored, now it’s time to get your bowl on! Experience the retro feel of The Spare Room Bowling Lanes, a great activity to break up the day. Gather your quarters, the jukebox is waiting for your requests… Grab a beer, slushie, candy, etc., and celebrate that strike!

Are you staying the night in Perth? This is the perfect time to head to your room, take a few moments to recoup, refresh, and get ready for some nighttime adventures. The Best Western Plus Perth Parkside Inn and Spa is steps away from the downtown core. It’s also steps away from Stewart Park where you can go and become mesmerized by the light installations throughout the grounds. The Perth Legacy Apartments – Airbnb is another mode of accommodation sure to make you feel comfortable.

Next stop: dinner. You’ve walked around, pointed out which restaurants are intriguing to your party, and have pinpointed where you’ll spend your evening. Great! One of the downtown core restaurants will be sure to treat you well and stuff your tummy.

Your day is coming to an end… but it’s been a productive one! You feel as though you have a bit of energy left and want to experience more of what downtown Perth has to offer. Head over to Code’s Mill where you can sit at Fiddlehead’s and enjoy a drink with some live music playing in the background (stay updated on live music performance date and times). No longer in the socializing mood? Take a seat at one of the bistro tables within Code’s Mill, admire the greenery from floor to ceiling, and edit those photos you’re getting ready to post with the hashtags #DateDay and #downtownperthon ? Now if you’re really not in the mood, we’ve got something for you. Head over to the Studio Theatre to catch a film or a play!  

It’s time to venture back to the location of your stay or to drive home… we get it, you don’t want to leave, how could you?! Luckily, there are many events taking place during the year to welcome you back to this charming town. Stay updated on upcoming events by following @downtownperth on Instagram, the Downtown Heritage Perth Facebook page, by subscribing to the e-newsletter, or by the Downtown Heritage Perth BIA website.

We hope everyone enjoys their visits to Perth. The BIA, Perth Tourism, and the Town work hard to promote a welcoming and safe environment for all residents and visitors. For any questions, suggestions, or general inquires, please email bia@perth.ca or call (613)-264-5808. We hope to see you again soon!