50 Fun Date Ideas You Can Experience Anytime of the Year
Sick and tired of the same old date night? Are dinner and drinks just not cutting it anymore? Maybe it is time you switched things up and gave something else a go. It is time you and your partner came up with some fun date ideas.
There are literally hundreds of fun and exciting things you and your partner can do while spending time together. Whether rollerblading through the park, stargazing, or bowling at your favorite lane, this list has something for everyone. If you can’t find a fun date idea on this list then you just might not be that fun!
1. Play Mini-Golf
Golf bores me to tears, but when it comes to mini-golf, it’s on like Donkey Kong! This is a super fun date idea where you and your lady can play a few rounds while knocking back some drinks to see who is the better HAppy Gilmore. Most mini-golf places have extravagantly built courses with lots of obstacles to make things that bit more challenging.
2. Go Indoor Rock Climbing
Here is a fun date idea for active couples. Indoor rock climbing centers are gaining popularity and enable you are your partner to put your climbing skills to the test. Most centers cater to all types of climbers, so if you are new to things, start on the small walls, or if you are an experienced climber, tackle the massive overhanging sections and impress your lady friend.
3. Attend a Sporting Event
This one is more for you than her (unless she is a huge sports fan), but nothing beats cheering on your team in the flesh. Dress up in your team’s colors and head along to a home game with your gal. Go all out and eat hotdogs and drink beer as your team runs riot (hopefully).
4. Go To the Theatre
Go see a local production of a Shakespearean play or head to Broadway and watch an acclaimed performance like Hamilton. There are generally always tickets available for all types of shows and this makes a great prelude to a night out that can be followed by dinner and drinks.
5. Take Part in an Escape Room
Put your teamwork skills to the test by trying out an escape room. Whether you are solving a murder mystery or trying to stop an alien invasion, there are plenty of different escape rooms available where you can put your problem solving skills to the test.
Feel good while doing good. Volunteering might not immediately jump off the page as a fun date idea, but what can be more enjoyable than helping others? There are many different organizations you can volunteer with where you can do everything from feeding the homeless to looking after dogs at an animal shelter.
7. Sip and Paint
This fun date idea is all the rage these days. Painting and wine might not be two things you think go together, but painting a portrait is an enjoyable way to get creative with your partner while sipping on a few vinos. The best part is all the supplies are provided. You also don’t need any experience. Just turn up, start painting, and enjoy the booze.
8. Sing Karaoke
Nothing says romance like singing your lungs out together on stage in front of a large crowd. Ok, it might not be for everyone, but karaoke is a great bonding activity for those who love music. Grab a few drinks and belt out your favorite tunes as a bunch of strangers cheers you on.
9. Visit Art Gallery
This is not only a fun date idea but one that is great as a first date. It allows you plenty of time to chat and get to know each other while viewing a wide range of paintings, sculptures, and other exhibitions. Who knows, you might even learn something along the way.
10. Take in a Comedy Show
Everyone needs a good laugh now and then. Get your chuckle on with your girlfriend by attending a comedy show. Most comedy clubs operate seven nights a week so you can book a table or drop in and watch a few acts. If you are lucky, a famous comedian might do a secret show.
11. Go Rollerblading
Popular in the 80s, rollerblading is back in a big way. There is nothing more freeing than strapping on a pair of skates and blading your way through your local streets. It is a great way to keep active while exploring your neighborhood. You might even be able to find a local skating rink that is open where you can have fun with your date.
12. Visit a Museum
Similar to taking your date to an art gallery, a museum gives you plenty of time to chat as you stroll around checking out the various exhibits. Learn some new facts as you and your date take it all in and head for a drink after and discuss your favorite parts of the museum.
13. Cook Together
Even if you aren’t much of a chef, cooking together brings you closer and is a cheap way to have a tasty meal at home. Who knows, you might even learn a trick or two so next time you can do all the cooking yourself.
14. Play Billiards
Play some pool while having a few quiet drinks. Whether you are a fan of traditional billiards or prefer American eight ball, this is a fun date idea where you can test your skills against your partner. If the table is busy, maybe team up and take on another couple. The great thing about playing pool is there are so many places you can play, from pubs to dedicated pool halls, so you can’t use the lack of a pool hall to hide your playing skills.
15. Attend a Quiz Night
Test your knowledge by taking part in a quiz night. Most pubs host trivia nights so find out when your local is hosting one and head along for a few drinks and see who has the bigger the brain.
16. Take Dance Lessons
If you have two left feet take a dance class with your lady and improve your moves. We recommend learning something like the tango or salsa. These Latin dancers are fueled by passion and sensuality and if you can master them, your partner will go weak at the knees.
17. Go Skydiving or Bungee Jumping
If extreme sports are your thing, these two activities are right up your alley. Jumping out of a plane sounds absurd, but plenty of people love it. Similarly, taking the plunge off a bridge when attached to a thin rope also seems to get people’s blood flowing. It’s not cheap, but it sure will be a memorable tale to tell your grandkids.
18. Have a Games Night
Whether you are a Monopoly fan or prefer playing cards, having a games night can provide endless hours of fun for you and your lady. It can bring out the competitive beast in you both, just don’t get too upset if you lose.
19. Watch the Sunset/Sunrise
Depending on whether you are an early riser, watching the sun set or rise is about as romantic as it gets. Find somewhere that offers a great view, spread out a blanket, and cuddle up as the sun does its thing.
20. Visit a Farmer’s Market
Stock up on fresh produce at your local farmer’s market. Buying from small businesses is great for the economy and helps the surrounding community thrive. Use the supplies you pick up to whip up something tasty for dinner.
21. Have a Picnic
If the weather is good, pack a hamper and head to a park or reserve, and enjoy each other’s company in nature. Layout a spread on a rug and spend the afternoon eating cheese and drinking wine while romancing your girlfriend. Relax in each other’s company and make the most of the serenity.
22. Go on a Hike
Is there anything better than getting outdoors and going on a hike? While not everyone’s cup of tea, if your lady enjoys walking and getting outside, this is a good way to combine both. Take a leisure stroll up a hill or strap yourself in for a four-hour hike through valleys and mountains. Just don’t forget the water.
23. Take a Brewery Tour
Find out how your favorite beer is made on a brewery tour. Most businesses, be they independent or large corporations, host tours of their facilities where you can get a first-hand look at how your favorite amber liquid is produced. Then once the tour is over you can sample all the beers on offer.
24. Go Virtual Reality Gaming
As video games become more popular so does virtual reality gaming. Strap on a VR headset and join your partner in a world full of danger and excitement. Immerse yourself in the zombie apocalypse or shoot your way out of a space station. This date is sure to get the adrenalin pumping.
25. Have a Spa Day
Pamper yourselves by spending the day at a spa. This is for those who really need to relax while spending time together. Grab a massage, sit in the sauna, go for a swim, and finish the day with a cold glass of champagne. Many spa resorts also provide accommodation, so make a weekend of it. Book a night or two and zone out with your loved one.
26. Go To the Beach
If there is one thing most women love it is the beach. Get your tan on while spending time with your loved one by visiting your favorite beach. Lay down a few towels and sunbake together or sit in the sand and share a few drinks while chatting. When it gets too hot, take a dip in the ocean.
27. Take a Ghost Tour
Learn more about the darker side of your town or city by taking a ghost tour. Most places have a dark history and this is a great way to learn about it while also getting spooked. If you can’t find a tour, look up the most haunted spots in your area and visit them with your other half and see how long you can last at each one without getting scared.
28. Go Ten Pin Bowling
When it comes to classic date ideas that are sure fire winners, ten pin bowling is at the top of the list. Everyone has a soft spot for this activity. Grab a couple of drinks and see who can get the most strikes. If neither of you is very good, play with the bumpers down for some comic relief.
29. Visit the Zoo
Visit the zoo and spend the day watching your favorite animals go about their lives. Plan your visit around feeding times so you can watch as the lions chow down and the seals get excited over fish. The petting zoo is also worth a look so you can interact with some of the more friendly animals. Who doesn’t love goats right?
30. Go Paddle Boating
If the weather is nice, book a paddle boat and enjoy the scenery of your local lake or river. Take turns paddling and head to the middle of the lake and soak up some rays. Smuggle on board some snacks and bubbly to make the outing that bit more memorable.
31. Start a Two-Person Book Club
If you both love to read, start your own book club. Choose a book you are both interested in reading and spend the afternoon or evening reading together while lounging on the couch. While it may take a few days or weeks to finish, when you have done so, sit down with some nibbles and wine and discuss the book and express your thoughts.
32. Go Axe Throwing
A rather new experience that sprung up over the past few years, axe throwing is pretty much what you would expect. You throw axes at targets and try and get the axe to stick. Get your frustrations out together and see who gets the most bullseyes in this unique but fun date idea.
33. Eat Dessert
If you have finished a meal and still have a hole to fill, grab some dessert from a specialty dessert shop. These places have everything you could think of, from your standard banana split to chocolate creations that would put Roland Mesnier to shame.
34. Go for a Bike Ride
Take a bike ride around your city or ride to the beach for a swim if the day is warm. Bike riding lets you explore your local area on two wheels. Bring a packed lunch and stop off for a picnic, or if you prefer wearing the lycra, go for a big ride and stop at a cafe and sip on a latte.
35. Visit an Aquarium
Who doesn’t love visiting an aquarium? Discovering what lives under the ocean is lots of fun and aquariums are the best place to learn. You’ll see everything from sharks and eels to penguins and starfish. The dim lighting and near silence also has quite a calming effect.
36. Go Strawberry Picking
This activity depends on where you live, but picking strawberries is a fun-filled way to spend an afternoon. Not only do you get to pick a punnet of strawberries, but you get to keep them. Take them home and eat them with cream and a cup of tea. Delicious.
37. Attend a Live Music Show
The pandemic has robbed us of live music for the past few years, but with things finally beginning to open up, now is the best time to support musicians. Whether you head to your local and watch a free show or pay the big bucks to see your favorite artist perform, nothing beats a night of live music. Keep your lady happy and book tickets to see her favorite band or artist. You will be in the good books for weeks.
38. Go Horseback Riding
Another date that isn’t exactly cheap, riding horses is a fun way to spend an afternoon. Whether you are a first timer or an experienced rider, your guides will make sure you are safe and sound as you ride through the country and enjoy the scenery.
39. Eat at a Food Truck
Food trucks are big business these days and there are sure to be a few options in your local city. Even better is a food truck festival where you can visit several different eateries and sample a plethora of cuisines. Wash your food down with a couple of cold brews before grabbing some dessert.
40. Go Thrifting
You might not be that keen on this fun date idea, but we can assure you that your lady will be a big fan. Spend a day visiting a variety of thrift shops and see what bargains you can pick up. You never know, you might find something that tickles your fancy.
41. Visit a Coffee Shop
If you and your partner love coffee, try and find a cafe you haven’t been to and spend a few hours there. Read the paper or a book while enjoying an espresso, or just spend the time chatting about life.
42. Visit an Arcade
Who doesn’t love video games? Arcades allow you to relive your youth by playing a selection of classic games. Most arcades have a great selection of old and new games, so there is something for everyone. If you are lucky you might win enough tokens to get the big bear for your partner to take home.
43. Explore Your City
Spend a day walking around your city. Explore the different laneways and backstreets. Stumble upon some hidden gems and immerse yourself in everything your city has to offer.
44. Go Stargazing
While you need a clear night for this to be a success, stargazing is a fun and romantic date idea. You can camp out in your backyard or drive to a secluded area, put down some rugs, lay back, and observe the stars. Bring a bottle of wine to keep you entertained in case the stars aren’t doing it for you.
45. Take a Yoga Class
You might think you are too manly to perform yoga, but it is actually a fantastic way to keep your body in shape. It helps keep you limber and flexible and is an easy date idea sure to impress your partner. Participate in an online course at home or head to a studio. If you are really game, try hot yoga.
46. Visit a Bookshop
If you are both bibliophiles this is the date for you. Whether you visit your local independent bookshop or one of the big chains, spending time browsing can almost be as fun as actually reading. When you do find something you both want to read, head to the nearest cafe and have a coffee while starting the first chapter.
47. Go To a Botanical Garden
If getting out into nature proves a little too difficult, spend the day in your local botanic garden. Bring a picnic and enjoy the surroundings over some food and wine. If you want a quiet place to chat and get to know each other more, this is the ideal date.
48. Visit a Winery
Similar to taking a craft brewery tour, visiting a winery is a date where you can indulge in your passion for alcohol. Tour a number of wineries and sample their best wares. Book in for a full course meal or chow down on some finger food. Buy a couple bottles of your favorite and kick on back at home.
49. Learn a New Language
Ok, so this fun date will take you more than a few hours, but learning a new language together is a wonderful way to connect and learn as a couple. Maybe you are planning a trip to Mexico and want to understand the lingo better? Begin learning Spanish and you’ll be asking for “dos cervas” in no time.
50. Get Matching Tattoos
Show how much you love each other by getting a tattoo. Pick the same design in matching spots to cement your love. Whether it is something small on your finger or a large back piece, the choice is yours. This is the best way to express how much you love your partner.
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