52 Date Night Ideas

Whether you're dating, engaged, or married date nights are important for keeping a connection between you and your partner. Here are 52 date night ideas to make planning your next date night even easier!

Whether you're dating, engaged, or married date nights are important for keeping a connection between you and your partner. Here are 52 date night ideas to make planning your next date night even easier!

  1. Check out a book about constellations from the library and go stargazing.
  2. Go on a local ghost tour together. While your city might not be big enough, there is surely a city in your surrounding areas that has one.
  3. Go see a play at the local college.
  4. Explore a local farmer's market.
  5. Go apple, berry, peach, etc. picking!
  6. See if your community is having a movie night in the park.
  7. Try a new food that neither of you have tried before.
  8. Go to a flea market. Maybe challenge each other to see who can find the strangest item.
  9. Watch one of these 100 Classic Movies.
  10. Go to a pumpkin patch!
  11. Take a pottery class together.
  12. Go bowling.
  13. Use a local bike sharing program. A lot of cities now have programs where you can rent bikes to explore the city. Try it and see your city from a new perspective!
  14. Go swing dancing together.
  15. Tour a historic home in your area.
  16. Get hot chocolate and drive around looking at Christmas lights.
  17. Go kayaking.
  18. Try a coffee shop hop! Hop around between different local coffee shops, getting the same beverage at each, take notes, and find a new favorite! (Maybe share a beverage at each shop so that you both don't end up with a huge case of the jitters.)
  19. Listen to an episode or two of a podcast like this one together. Pause between episodes and discuss your theories.
  20. Pick a new recipe, shop for all the ingredients, and cook together.
  21. Find a local festival you can attend together!
  22. Watch a foreign film together. If you enjoy witty banter, leave the subtitles off and spend the evening making up what you think each character is saying. This could also be a great double or triple date night activity!
  23. Treat yourselves to a spa night. (Can't afford it? Create a DIY spa at home and treat each other!)
  24. Go to a local museum.
  25. Volunteer together for a cause you both care about.
  26. Make a list of all the most popular restaurants in your area within a certain price point and do a food tour. Similar to #18, except this time split each restaurants' most popular dish. This is a great double date idea so that you can try more restaurants, split the cost, and everyone can find new favorites!
  27. Take a tour of a local brewery or winery.
  28. Find and attend a local trivia night.
  29. Attend a book reading.
  30. See a local improv show.
  31. Go to a drive in movie! (These are SO fun if you can find them!)
  32. Brew your own beer or make your own wine.
  33. Play a favorite childhood game.
  34. Organized a themed dinner party with a few other couples.
  35. Make a blanket fort and camp out in your living room.
  36. Go camping.
  37. Plan a movie night at home and plan a dinner that goes with either the favorite foods of the movie characters or popular foods from the region or era of the film.
  38. Watch a documentary together.
  39. If you live in a place that has fall, rake leaves and then jump in them together just as if you were kids!
  40. Jump in the car and go on an adventure with no agenda! Sometimes you just need to get away. Whether it's for the evening or the weekend - jump in the car and go, stopping whenever either of you is hungry or you pass something that strikes your fancy.
  41. Introduce each other to a favorite childhood film.
  42. Pick a store, give each other a budget ($5, $10, $20) and see who can find the best ________ item. (You could do gift for each other, cheesy items, edible treats, etc.)
  43. Go on a free factory tour (like a chocolate, ice cream, or donut factory.)
  44. Visit the zoo.
  45. Go to a place where you can paint pottery and paint a mug for each other.
  46. Make up your own signature cocktail.
  47. Go geocaching together.
  48. Similar to #41, watch a movie from your childhood that all your friends could watch but your parents had deemed "too scary."
  49. Go miniature golfing or go-carting.
  50. Check out a local band or musician.
  51. Explore a haunted house or get lost in a corn maze.
  52. Paint or do an art project together.

What is one of your favorite date night activities?

xoxo, Stacia