Last time, we wrote a blog about things you’ll learn from dating a Vietnamese. Now we think it’s time for the next much-wanted topic: ideal dating spots for couples in Saigon. Find out where local couples meet in Saigon and decide what’s best for you and your loved one!
1. Acoustic Cafes, Rooftop Cafes, and Live Music Bars
Acoustic cafes offer good music and private spaces for couples, while rooftop bars have majestic views of the city and feature the best DJs. These are where local couples meet in Saigon when they fancy high-quality live performances while still having a personal space for two. And it’s always a piece of cake finding a finely designed cafe in downtown Saigon, especially District 1 and District 3.
Acoustic cafes for couples that love music
2. Turtle Lake (Ho Con Rua)
For street food lovers, Turtle Lake is a good place to hang out with their special ones. Imagine sitting in the heart of the city, munching Vietnamese pizza, baluts, or tasty mixed rice paper joyfully while spending time away with your significant other. Joy can be as simple as that.
Turtle Lake, or Ho Con Rua, is the convening spot for foodies
The classic choice for dating – cinemas! Galaxy Cinema, Lotte Cinema, or CGV, with their ubiquitous locations, are the most popular cinemas where local couples meet in Saigon. Among cinemas across Saigon, Galaxy Nguyen Du (Nguyen Du, District 1) is probably the most well-known, thanks to its spaciousness and sophisticated design. In many cinemas, you can opt for the couple seats, providing more privacy and intimacy. CGV Liberty Citypoint (Pasteur, District 1) offering viewing rooms with all couple seats can be perfect for a date night.
Parks in Saigon are quiet, peaceful, private and thus, ideal for dating. The most popular parks where local couples meet in Saigon are Tao Dan Park, September 23rd Park, Le Thi Rieng Park, among other public parks.
5. Ca Phe Bet (Sit-down Coffee) or Boba Tea Shops
Ca Phe Bet (sit-down coffee) is a ‘specialty’ of Saigon, offered by coffee vendors in April 30th Park (or Thong Nhat Park), which is surrounded by so many landmarks of the city, including Independence Palace, Notre Dame Cathedral, Saigon Central Post Office and Nguyen Van Binh Book street. Sipping coffee while engaging in deep conversations with your loved one, that’s perfect for a date.
Coffee and milk tea shops are popular meeting spots for couples in Saigon
6. Shopping Malls
Shopping malls are good dating spots not only for shopaholics but also for all because they house very fine restaurants, cafes, and cinemas. Saigon Center (Takashimaya), Van Hanh Mall, Vincom Dong Khoi, and Nowzone are prominent names when Saigon people think of shopping malls.
Shopping malls are good dating spots because they have many eateries and cinemas
7. Bridges with Breathtaking Views
Exquisite bridges for pedestrians only, like Anh Sao Bridge (Starlight Bridge) over Ho Ban Nguyet (Crescent Lake) in District 7 are meant for dates. Besides, Thu Thiem Bridge over the Saigon River or Cau Mong Bridge is also popular, although Cau Mong Bridge is currently being interrupted by constructions. Like Turtle Lake, these bridges are replete with street food vendors.
8. Nguyen Hue Walking Street
It’s almost impossible to find someone in Saigon who doesn’t know about this massive landmark. Nguyen Hue pedestrian street is where local couples meet in Saigon if they want a place with dynamic activity, grand sights of buildings and a leisure walk by the Saigon River.
9. Bach Dang Wharf
Just a stone’s throw from Nguyen Hue walking street is Bach Dang Wharf. This is where the first river bus station in Saigon and a breezy park to enjoy a spectacular view of the Saigon River are located. Simply stroll along the riverside and extend your walk a little to streets in the city center like Dong Khoi to enjoy dinner in many fine restaurants.
Related: Check out exciting things to do in Saigon at night!
Terrace Cafe at Bach Dang River Bus Station
Summary of Where Local Couples Meet in Saigon
From outdoors to indoors, extravagant to economic choices, Saigon has countless spots to cater to your dating preferences. Try new things like Ca Phe Bet (sit-down coffee) or go off the beaten track because it can be a good way to spice up your relationship.