DATE NIGHT IDEAS!

This page is here to dig you out of your date night rut! Beyond our Married Up Date Night you need to be having regular weekly date nights! They can be simple and free, but but they are important to sustain your marriage! Dating made you want to get married, and to keep that feeling alive – you continue!

In order to keep the dating sparks flying our list of 130+ date ideas (many with twists!) might help you find something to do you’ve not done or not done in a long time!

They start in random order, but will begin to sort and filter as you click on the categories below!

Let these jump-start ideas get the juices flowing to think up your own! Have fun, kids!

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Multiple categories highlighted at the same time is like saying “and” to both. (ie: “free” and “spicy”) 

Go on an Ice Cream Crawl
Go on an Ice Cream Crawl
Go on an Ice Cream Crawl

Go on an Ice Cream Crawl

Go on an ice cream crawl with your date for a fun summer night out. Go to several ice cream shops and try a lot of different tastes. As you and your spouse find your favorite creamy treats, it’s a sweet adventure that adds a fun twist to your evening.

Go on an ice cream crawl with your date for... (cont'd)

fly a kite date idea
FLY A KITE
fly a kite date idea

FLY A KITE

Probably not something you’ve done since you were a kid! Why not assemble and fly a kite together? If you have a nice day with a steady breeze, flying a kit can actually be a lot of fun! You could each fly one (watch out for tangles) or take turns. And if you already have a kite, this is a free date (unless you wanted to visit an ice cream truck along the way… just sayin)

Probably not something you’ve done since you were a kid!... (cont'd)

Couple Pottery Class
POTTERY CLASS
Couple Pottery Class

POTTERY CLASS

Do you remember the movie “Ghost”? Pottery can be sensual, or just creative fun – and maybe unintentionally funny! Want to stay in and keep your pottery moments to yourselves? No problem, get a pottery-at-home kit like this one!

Do you remember the movie “Ghost”? Pottery can be sensual,... (cont'd)

Thrift Store dress up dinner date for couples
THRIFT DRESS UP DINNER
Thrift Store dress up dinner date for couples

THRIFT DRESS UP DINNER

Here’s the idea: Each of you have a budget of $20 or less to go shopping and pick out an outfit for each other from a Thrift Store. You then must both change into your new outfits for the rest of the evening as you go out to dinner or whatever else! Get ready to laugh and make a memory!

Here’s the idea: Each of you have a budget of... (cont'd)

Financial Planning Seminar Date
Financial Planning Seminar Date
Financial Planning Seminar Date

Financial Planning Seminar Date

Attend a financial planning seminar to enrich your shared future. Plan for your mutual success to build your relationship, develop common goals, and teach great financial security techniques. Talk about dreams and goals, match your financial objectives, and empower one another using knowledge to create a solid and happy future.

Attend a financial planning seminar to enrich your shared future.... (cont'd)

Scratch card mystery dates
SCRATCH CARD DATE IDEAS
Scratch card mystery dates

SCRATCH CARD DATE IDEAS

Want even more fun date night ideas? This deck of 35 fun scratch cards with mystery dates night ideas could spice things up! It’s an inexpensive purchase on Amazon. The idea with these is once you scratch off a card, you have to complete the date challenge no matter what :)! There’s no take backs so make sure to look at the useful categories on the cards to help you better understand what kind of date awaits you!

Want even more fun date night ideas? This deck of... (cont'd)

Sequence Classic
SEQUENCE
Sequence Classic

SEQUENCE

A game in and of itself isn’t a date night, but it can be the start of one! And Sequence works great as a two person game. If you’ve never played it, it’s worth adding to the game-night collection.

A game in and of itself isn’t a date night,... (cont'd)

order each other food
Order Each Other’s Meal
order each other food

Order Each Other’s Meal

A fun and different way to spice up a date is to order each other’s food. You and your partner each order a meal for the other person without telling them what you picked. When the food comes, you can each eat something different and see how well you know how the other person likes their food.

A fun and different way to spice up a date... (cont'd)

Rent A Tandem Bike
Rent A Tandem Bike
Rent A Tandem Bike

Rent A Tandem Bike

You and your partner can have a great time riding a tandem bike. Explore around town together, checking out new roads and taking in the view. If you work together and laugh, it can make your relationship stronger. Plus, it’s a fun and different way to make memories together.

You and your partner can have a great time riding... (cont'd)

Play Pool for a date night
Play Pool
Play Pool for a date night

Play Pool

How long since has it been since you’ve played pool together? Ever? Why not go to a pool hall and try your hand at it for an evening? Helping your spouse learn to play can be fun. It doesn’t matter if either of you are any good at it – Just laugh and have fun being terrible at it together! Or if you’re both decent at it, why not a friendly wager between spouses?

How long since has it been since you’ve played pool... (cont'd)

Have a Pillow Fight
Have a Pillow Fight
Have a Pillow Fight

Have a Pillow Fight

Let’s loose and have some fun with a pillow fight. Feel like a kid again, enjoy the rush of energy, and make memories that will last a lifetime without leaving your house. Chase each other around, laugh so hard you can’t stop, and enjoy the fun of happy times with each other.

Let’s loose and have some fun with a pillow fight.... (cont'd)

Sunset Sailing
Sunset Sailing 
Sunset Sailing

Sunset Sailing 

For a romantic and lovely experience, go sunset sailing on a boat or yacht. Plan a single or group sailing excursion and savor the sunset’s splendor across the sea. To set a comfortable place on the deck, pack a picnic, some beverages, and a blanket. A romantic and unforgettable date is created by the tranquilly and tranquility of sailing as well as by the breathtaking views. It’s a lovely and personal approach to finish the day.

For a romantic and lovely experience, go sunset sailing on... (cont'd)

Alphabet Dates
ALPHABET DATES
Alphabet Dates

ALPHABET DATES

If you need some help with date night ideas, there’s an interesting trend that gives some structured and fun to choosing your next date night! It’s called alphabet dating and all it is, is you go through the alphabet choosing your next date, starting with A and working your way through Z, in order, over the 26 weeks or however long you want based on the frequency of your date nights. It might stretch you out of your norm – which is the point!

Alphabet Date Ideas: A

  • Arcade
  • Aquarium
  • Art gallery
  • Antiquing


Alphabet Date Ideas: B

  • Bar trivia night
  • Bumper cars
  • Botanical garden
  • Beach day
  • Bird watching


Alphabet Date Ideas: C

  • Comedy club
  • Cooking class
  • Craft night
  • Coffee shop
  • Cycling class


Alphabet Date Ideas: D

  • Dinner cruise
  • Drive-in theater
  • Dueling piano bar
  • Drag show
  • Dog park


Alphabet Date Ideas: E

  • Escape room
  • Estate sale
  • Evening stroll
  • Espresso tasting
  • Exercise class


Alphabet Date Ideas: F

  • Farmers’ market
  • Froyo date night
  • Festival (Find a local one!)
  • Fancy dinner
  • Food tour


Alphabet Date Ideas: G

  • Glamping
  • Geocaching adventure
  • Garden (Start your own or visit one.)
  • Golfing
  • Ghost tour


Alphabet Date Ideas: H

  • History museum
  • Hot air balloon
  • Hiking
  • Happy hour
  • Hotel lounging


Alphabet Date Ideas: I

  • Indoor rock climbing
  • Ice cream parlor
  • Ice skating
  • Improv show
  • Indie band


Alphabet Date Ideas: J

  • Jacuzzi
  • Jazz club
  • Jeep tour
  • Jewelry-making class
  • Jigsaw puzzle


Alphabet Date Ideas: K

  • Karaoke
  • Kite-flying
  • Kayaking
  • Kickboxing class
  • Knife or ax-throwing


Alphabet Date Ideas: L

  • Laser tag
  • Library
  • Love letter writing
  • Live music show
  • Lego building


Alphabet Date Ideas: M

  • Mini golf
  • Movie night
  • Mani/pedis
  • Mural spotting
  • Musical


Alphabet Date Ideas: N

  • Nature walk
  • New cuisine dinner (Try something new!)
  • National park
  • Night market
  • Netflix and chill


Alphabet Date Ideas: O

  • Observatory
  • Opera
  • Obstacle course
  • Oyster bar
  • Outdoor sculpture park


Alphabet Date Ideas: P

  • Paintball
  • Poetry reading
  • Picnic in the park
  • Pottery class
  • Pickleball


Alphabet Date Ideas: Q

  • Quick getaway
  • Quading
  • Quilting class or exhibit
  • Quiet time
  • “Queen or King for a Day” (Take turns spoiling each other.)


Alphabet Date Ideas: R

  • Road trip
  • Rock climbing
  • Roller skating
  • Rom-com movie night
  • Ramen dinner


Alphabet Date Ideas: S

  • Shopping date
  • Sledding
  • Stargazing
  • Symphony
  • Swing dancing


Alphabet Date Ideas: T

  • Tie-dyeing
  • Tiki bar
  • Thrift store date (Pick out something for each other.)
  • Tarot card reading
  • Tennis game


Alphabet Date Ideas: U

  • Ultimate frisbee
  • Urban exploration (explore a city!)
  • U.S. monument
  • Underground (or speakeasy) bar
  • University game (baseball, basketball, football…)


Alphabet Date Ideas: V

  • Vintage car show or museum
  • Video game night
  • Volunteer
  • Vinyl record shopping
  • Volleyball game


Alphabet Date Ideas: W

  • Water park
  • Wine tasting
  • Watch the sunrise or sunset
  • Woodworking class
  • Wildlife sanctuary


Alphabet Date Ideas: X

  • Xbox gaming night
  • X-Country skiing
  • X-Files binge
  • X-factor challenge (“Dare” each other to do a few crazy—but safe!—activities.)
  • X-Marks-the-Spot (Plan a treasure hunt.)


Alphabet Date Ideas: Y

  • Yahtzee
  • Yard sale-ing
  • Yurt stay
  • Yoga class
  • Yes Day (Say yes to everything!)


Alphabet Date Ideas: Z

  • Ziplining
  • Zoo
  • Zero-proof cocktail making
  • Zodiac reading or discovery
  • Zumba class

If you need some help with date night ideas, there’s... (cont'd)

Food Truck Festival
Food Truck Festival
Food Truck Festival

Food Truck Festival

To savor a range of cuisines and tastes, head to a food truck festival or food park. Wander from one truck to another tasting many foods and sharing your favorites. It’s a laid-back and pleasant dating choice because of the informal and energetic environment. Take advantage of live music, entertainment, and shared opportunity to taste new foods. Foodies will find ideal fit for this gastronomic journey, which provides a distinctive dining experience outside of conventional restaurant environment.

To savor a range of cuisines and tastes, head to... (cont'd)

candlelight date night
CUT THE POWER
candlelight date night

CUT THE POWER

Why not try an evening at home as if the power went out. Nothing electronic, including phones allowed. Candlelight only… find something to do… a card or board game, sit and talk… Taking away the electricity we’re so used to could be enough of a switcharoo to spark something fresh in the new circumstances.

Why not try an evening at home as if the... (cont'd)

Rock Paper Scissors date night idea
Rock Paper Scissors
Rock Paper Scissors date night idea

Rock Paper Scissors

You’re about to go out on a multi-stop dinner date extravaganza. But where?? Well, hop in the car… There, you’ll play “a rousing game “Rock, Paper, Scissors” together (best out of 3 maybe?) and the winner chooses where you’re going for appetizers. Hop back in the car and do another round to see who gets to decide on the new location for the main course, and after that, once more for which of you gets to decide on the dessert location!

You’re about to go out on a multi-stop dinner date... (cont'd)

hot air balloon ride date idea
HOT AIR BALLOON RIDE
hot air balloon ride date idea

HOT AIR BALLOON RIDE

See the world from a whole new perspective together! Being high in the sky together will be an exhilarating experience! A quick search online and you should be able to find a company that does balloon rides within a day trip, but this will take some planning in advance of course!

See the world from a whole new perspective together! Being... (cont'd)

Bingo Date Night
Bingo
Bingo Date Night

Bingo

If you’ve never tried Bingo, it can be a lot of fun! Recommendation: do not go into playing Bingo with thoughts of winning money, just do it for the fun of it and keep it light. There should be lots going on at a Bingo-hall for the two of you to laugh and joke about together while you play!

If you’ve never tried Bingo, it can be a lot... (cont'd)

Go Carting
GO-CARTING
Go Carting

GO-CARTING

How many years has it been since you went go-carting? Why not take a spin around a local track and see if you’ve still got the edge! What if there was a friendly wager with your spouse with benefits for the winner provided by the loser? Throw in some ice cream after for the date-night-win!

How many years has it been since you went go-carting?... (cont'd)

photo albums date night
LOOK THROUGH OLD PHOTOS
photo albums date night

LOOK THROUGH OLD PHOTOS

Grab a drink and sit down together with some old photos and nostalgic music. Depending on your history together thus far, these could be old photos of you together, or maybe of each other as kids and relearn / rediscover each other’s history all over.

Grab a drink and sit down together with some old... (cont'd)

book club for two date night idea
Book Club for Two 
book club for two date night idea

Book Club for Two 

Pick a book to read together every month as a book club for two. You can read on your own time and then talk about the book with your friends over coffee or tea. Discuss your ideas, thoughts, and best parts of books, and read books from a variety of genres and authors. This intellectual and personal action makes people want to have deep conversations, read together, and learn from each other.

Pick a book to read together every month as a... (cont'd)

Visit a Local Fair or Carnival
Visit a Local Fair or Carnival
Visit a Local Fair or Carnival

Visit a Local Fair or Carnival

Go to a fair or circus in your area for a night of games, rides, and tasty treats. Enjoy the familiar feel of funhouse mirrors, Ferris wheels, and merry-go-rounds. Play carnival games, win gifts, and share funnel cakes or cotton candy. It’s a lively and colorful place that’s great for fun pictures and endless entertainment. Bring out your inner child on this fun and silly date and make memories that will last a lifetime.

Go to a fair or circus in your area for... (cont'd)

puzzle date night
DO A PUZZLE
puzzle date night

DO A PUZZLE

Teamwork makes the puzzle experience so much better! For a simple date night – spending time together on a common goal might be just the thing. If you don’t have a puzzle, you can get a custom puzzle made out of any picture you want!

Teamwork makes the puzzle experience so much better! For a... (cont'd)

Couple in a Zoo
ZOO / AQUARIUM
Couple in a Zoo

ZOO / AQUARIUM

Why not visit a zoo or aquarium? Or how about the kind of safari you drive through if one exists near you? You don’t have to be an animal lover to find interesting things there! Simply putting the two of you in a new and interesting environment gives you opportunities for people watching, and of course in this case animal-watching. Find creative ways to make it fun, like “which one of your extended family does that animal remind you of?” :)

Why not visit a zoo or aquarium? Or how about... (cont'd)

Couple Hiking
HIKING
Couple Hiking

HIKING

A walk around your neighborhood is nice, but what about somewhere not paved that might feel a little more “unknown”? Google hiking trails near you if you’re not sure where to go. Wildlife Conservation areas are great options. Walking is great for talking and reconnecting, or a quieter approach might allow for some wildlife viewing together!

A walk around your neighborhood is nice, but what about... (cont'd)

Read to each other for a date night
A Snuggle & Story Session 
Read to each other for a date night

A Snuggle & Story Session 

Step away from your electronics and rediscover the magic of stories! While you’re sitting on the couch, take turns reading out loud your favorite poems or short stories. Enjoy the sounds of each other’s voices. You can talk about your love of reading in a way that feels natural and private, and it will also lead to important conversations. BONUS: Combine with trading foot rubs, massages or other forms of physical affection while you read together!

Step away from your electronics and rediscover the magic of... (cont'd)

Horseback Riding
HORSEBACK RIDING
Horseback Riding

HORSEBACK RIDING

This will be easier to find in some regions than others, but horseback riding can be a LOT of fun, romantic and exciting all at once. A guided tour will work for even complete newbies to it and will make sure it’s safe. If this is totally outside of the norm for you – all the better!

This will be easier to find in some regions than... (cont'd)

Rent a Convertible
RENT A CONVERTIBLE
Rent a Convertible

RENT A CONVERTIBLE

Renting a car for one day is not crazy expensive… Why not grab a fancy one and take it for a spin. Drive somewhere you’ve never been and make it up as you go. Take the scenic route, maybe stop to eat at somewhere you’d never normally go. In the evening, maybe you want to park like you were “kids again”. Enjoy the adventure!

Renting a car for one day is not crazy expensive…... (cont'd)

The Game
THE GAME
The Game

THE GAME

“The Game” card-game is a fun teamwork game that works great with two players. What’s great about it, is that its you two against the game. You work together in co-operation to solve it not against each other. If the competitive element of games is not your favorite aspect, this one’s for you!

“The Game” card-game is a fun teamwork game that works... (cont'd)

apple or berry picking date night idea
FOOD TRUCK TOUR
apple or berry picking date night idea

FOOD TRUCK TOUR

Here’s an adventurous twist on going our to dinner – why not do a “tour” of local food trucks and/or tiny mom and pop restaurants? Get a few little things, share them and then move on to somewhere else and try a little something there too! If you luck out with an area that has lots of vendors it can be a simple stroll between them, or maybe its a car ride while your play songs you dated to!

Here’s an adventurous twist on going our to dinner –... (cont'd)

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