Summer has finally arrived! The days are longer, our skin is tanner, and we can finally enjoy the sun.
Even though it’s sunny out, everyone seems to stick with dinner and movie dates. While I love going out to eat, the same routine gets boring after a while. Luckily, there are many other fun activities you can enjoy with your summer love.
If you’re looking to spice up your current relationship, you and your partner will love these hot, fun summer date ideas.
1) Check out a drive-in theater.
Go to a drive-in theater for an old-fashioned make-out movie date. Grab some blankets and pillows, snuggle in as the sun sets, and enjoy a movie (or two) as you gaze at the stars (both on- and off-screen!).
2) Ride bikes together.
Grab your bicycles and ride through the city, a local park, or the scenic countryside.
3) Jump into the water.
Put on your swimsuit and head to the beach or the local pool. You can swim, sail, canoe… There are so many ways to enjoy a water day!
4) Go wine tasting.
Take a trip to a vineyard for a mini vacation, or seek out a local tasting room. Wine and sunshine with your love is totally toast-worthy.
5) Catch a live concert.
Summer is one of the best times to watch live music performances since many artists tour in the summer. Plus, many venues hold concerts outdoors. Find concerts near you, and appreciate live music together in the open air.
6) Grab dinner and drinks at a rooftop bar.
There’s nothing more romantic than sharing a romantic dinner and enjoying some drinks as the sun goes down.
7) Take a hike.
Get outdoors! Hike through the forest or into the mountains. Sweat is sexy, amiright?
8) Camp under the stars.
Camping can be a great way to grow more intimate with your partner. So, get out of the city for a night (or an entire weekend), and enjoy the sights, sounds, and smells of nature! If you can’t sneak away, try pitching a tent in your backyard or on your building’s rooftop for a night you’ll never forget.
9) Try food truck-hopping.
Visit a variety of food trucks with your fling to create your own tasting menu. Apps like Roaming Hunger can help you locate your city’s best trucks, so get hopping!.
10) Visit an amusement park or carnival.
There’s nothing like riding roller coasters to get your adrenaline going, so why not go to an amusement park together? If thrill seeking isn’t your thing, there are always ferris wheels or bumper cars, too. Don’t forget to grab some cotton candy, and always beg your date to win you an oversized animal.
11) Cheer on a local team.
Even if you’re not into sports, local baseball games are energetic and fun… and don’t forget about the giant soft pretzels, popcorn, and beer.
12) Tackle indoor rock climbing.
Indoor climbing is the perfect way to take a break from the summer heat. Rock climbing is not only fun, but it’s also great partner work, too.
13) Explore an aquarium.
Take a stroll through the aquarium’s dark rooms while you point out your favorite sea creatures. This one’s another great idea for those excessively warm days.
14. Dance the night away.
Want a fun, low-key way to spend your summer nights? Dance the night away at a local bar or club. Show off your best moves and check out his. Dancing can be fun and intimate, and hitting up a club makes summer nights the best nights of all
15. Visit local bookstores.
If you’re both book nerds, spend a day browsing your local bookstore! You can bond over your favorite books or find something new to read together.
16. See what’s happening at the zoo.
Check out exotic animals and get cuddly at your local zoo. You never know which creatures (and which stories about him) you might discover along the way.
17. Check out a planetarium.
Spend an evening gazing at the stars and learning about the constellations. This date idea has hand-holding and cuddling written all over it.
18. Go sightseeing.
Even if you’ve lived in your city for awhile, you can always learn surprising new things your surroundings. Take a stroll, or Google what all the tourists love most about your city. The new places you discover just might become your favorite hidden gems!
19) Visit a local flea market.
Flea markets have lots of neat crafts and collectables. Spending a few hours browsing a local flea market can be a fun way to discover your partner’s interests. Whether you’re sampling treats or perusing knick-knacks, you’re sure to enjoy your time together.
20) Take a ferry ride.
Ferry rides are a wonderful way to enjoy fresh air and take in some beautiful scenery.
Break up those conventional, boring dates this summer with some of these out-of-the-box, casual dates. I guarantee that these dates will provide you with a summer full of laughter and love.
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