10 Creative Summer Lovin’ Date Ideas
We’re big believers in taking advantage of the gorgeous summer weather for romantic adventures. The long days and sunny skies are the perfect time to cultivate our relationships and grow closer to our S.O. Here are a few of our favorite creative summer date ideas to squeeze in before September comes around because after all, the time and effort spent reconnecting and trying something new together will always be well worth it!
Even if you’re not a huge sports fan, heading to the ball park for hot dogs, cold drinks, and quality time is a nostalgic and fun way to spend a summer evening. Bonus: many minor league teams across the country host themed days (like bring your dog to the ballpark day!) or set off fireworks after certain games, so check your local team’s website before planning your date!
Most beaches, rivers, and lakes offer some sort of watersport rental. From fishing boats to kayaks to swan boats, you’re sure to find something that fits your preferred pace and budget!
Hit up a downtown restaurant with outdoor seating, or pack a picnic to bring to a favorite park. Food always seems to taste better outside, and being in the fresh air reminds us to slow down and enjoy some sweet conversation instead of rushing off to the next thing.
Set up a sprinkler, blow up a beach ball, or chase down the ice cream truck together! Conversations about your favorite summer childhood memories can inspire some of the most memorable date nights.
For a day that’s low on cost but high on adventure, hop in the car and head to a town or attraction within an hour or two of where you live. You don’t have to go far in order to have a totally new experience together, and you may even discover a new favorite weekend getaway spot.
If one of you is a pro at golf/tennis/etc. and the other has never tried, now is the time! (Just remember to keep things light-hearted and fun rather than competitive – this date is all about “points for trying!”) Another option is to try a class/sport neither of you has ever done before – whether you end up laughing together over your lack of kickboxing coordination, or you discover a brand new hobby, it’s a win-win.
Instead of crashing on the couch for the next show in your Netflix queue, build a fort in your living room and cuddle up with a laptop, or set up a sheet and a projector to watch a movie outside. Even better: see if your city hosts outdoor movie nights, and simply pack up a picnic blanket and a few snacks for a relaxing date night out.
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