There’s something so magical about summertime – the fresh air, sunshine and warmth make us want to go out more and spend time with friends and family! Naturally, the warm weather has us wanting to go outside and enjoy it (before winter comes), so why not take advantage of it and move date night outside? I’m going to be sharing with you 17 summer date ideas you need to try, so grab your partner and let’s go!
17 Summer Date Ideas You Need to Try
Dates don’t have to be expensive nor extravagant, what really matters is that they’re fun! Below I’m going to give you 17 summer date ideas that are perfect for any couple to try! Bring that summer magic into your relationship and let’s get dating!
1. Sunset Picnic!
There is nothing more perfect than enjoying a sunset than with a picnic! Pack your favourite snacks, drinks and treats and set out for the perfect spot to watch the sunset! Check out 11 delicious ideas for picnic foods here!
2. Drive in Movie
What’s better than a movie? A drive in movie! Fill the your trunk with blankets, pillows and of course – your favourite snacks! Enjoy a movie at dusk with the one you love in the comfort of your own car!
3. Outdoor Concert
There’s something about an outdoor concert that’s just better than a regular concert! Attend one with the love of your life and experience the music, the warmth and the joy of seeing your favourite musician live in concert!
4. Patio by the Water
Patios are already fantastic, but a waterfront patio is that much sweeter! Take date-night outside and visit your fav restaurant with a waterfront view! (Bonus – there’s usually always a breeze coming off the water so you’ll be nice and cool!)
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5. Bike Ride
When was the last time you rode a bike? If you can’t remember, it’s time! There are many options for renting/buying bikes and then taking them out for a spin! Not only is biking a great exercise, exploring your own neighbourhood and other parts of town can be a perfect date night activity!
6. Visit the Fair
The lights, the music, the smell of sweet treats – perfect date night idea! You can play the games, hop on the rides and enjoy something super decadent (like a candy apple!) with your sweetie! Fairs are so much fun and they can be the perfect fun date night idea!
7. Attend a Festival
Attending a local festival can be a great date idea! Summer time is often home to a plethora of festivals – mainly held outdoors. Get a chance to experience different foods, music, and more while making a date out of it!
8. Beach Day
Pack a bag and you’re good to go! Head on down to the beach to beat the heat this summer, and take your partner with you! Spend the day soaking up the sun, cooling off in the water and enjoying a sweet little picnic lunch. Feel the sand in your toes and the love in your heart!
9. Ice-Cream Date
We’re talking old fashioned, two scoop waffle cone kind of date! Make it a challenge to discover the best ice-cream place in your area (you may need to make more than one ice-cream date to accomplish this feat!)
10. Go Camping
Get out of the city and escape the noise by going camping! Spend time together enjoying the simple pleasures in life and just relaxing for the weekend! You can also cross off “watch stars together” while doing this!
11. Countryside Drive
Get in the car and go! Drive through all the twisty, windy backroads with all of the windows down! Feel the cool breeze and blast the radio for some much needed get-out-of-the-city time!
12. Attend a Local Sporting Event
Catch a local baseball, soccer or whatever game is going on in your remote area! Pick a side, buy a hotdog and cheer your respective team on!
13. Go for a Hike
Some of the most beautiful hiking spots can be found in the summer! With everything blooming lusciously, it’s the perfect way to escape for the day and get some much needed exercise in.
14. Go Berry Picking
It’s strawberry season and oh are they sweet! Whether you’re picking them for fun or for future baking or jam, you’ll have a blast filling your baskets with these sweet treats! Make it a challenge as to who can fill their basket first!
15. Paddle Board/Kayak
Head down to your local lake/waterfront and spend the day on the water. Whether you’re testing your balance with a paddle board or building up your arm strength, you’ll be sure to have a blast (and be sure to hit up a local patio after to cool off!)
16. Water Gun Fight
It’s exactly what it sounds like! Pick up some water guns from the dollar store and make an afternoon out of it (for best results, pick the hottest day!) And don’t be afraid to pick up water balloons either – you’re never too old to have a blast!
17. Backyard BBQ
Have a BBQ date for two – spend time prepping and cooking together, and of course enjoying the fruits of your labour! Cooking dinner together is an excellent way to spend time together and unwind together! Make it summery by cooking on the BBQ!