Thursday, February 9, 2012

Date Night Ideas

Don't stand there like a deer in the headlights when she asks where you're taking her to do for date night. Chances are dinner and a movie will be just as big of a hit as it was last time. And the time before that. It's fine every once and a while, but if it's become your go-to then you may want to keep this list as an ace up your sleeve.

Use this list as a generic guide that can be used anywhere. Take some time and personalize it for the city you're in and add your own ideas.

Winter Dates

  • Ice Skating
  • Christmas Light Neighborhood Tours- Drive around town and see the lights
  • Ice Sculpture Festivals
  • If you have snow:
    • Fort Building
    • Snow Mobiles
    • Sledding
    • Skiing/Snowboarding
    • Snow Shoeing
    • Snow Ball Fights- Nothing says, "I love you" quite like a powder ball to the noggin 
Summer/Spring Dates
  • Camping
  • Rent a kayak/canoe
  • Horseback Riding
  • Outdoor Picnic Concerts- Usually much cheaper than the radio star alternatives and it's a nice relaxing night 
  • Gun Range- Even if you don't have a gun, you can usually rent one and they'll sell you ammo and targets right there. 
  • State Fair
  • Historic Reenactments/Renaissance Fair- For the history nerd in you
  • Botanical Gardens
  • Batting Cages
  • Go Carts- You might not hear the end of it if she beats you.
  • Putt-Putt/Mini Golf- If you don't know a nine iron from a chipping wedge this is your game.
  • Frisbee Golf- also known as "where'd that thing go" if you cant throw 
  • Driving Range/Real Golf- For the more serious types
  • Horse/Indy/NASCAR Races- Good times and great people watching
Fall Dates
  • High School Football Games
  • Apple/Pumpkin Orchards
  • Pumpkin Carving
  • Rodeo
  • Hunting- Nothing like quality time in a deer stand
  • Museums- Don't overlook children's museums, those can be fun too
  • Art Gallery
  • Game Night- invite other couples over and play Cranium or Settlers of Catan 
  • Buy two blank canvases, paints, and brushes and paint one night
  • Climbing Wall- Get in a workout and a date all in one
  • Bowling- Doing it on the Wii doesn't count.
  • Build-a-Bear Workshop- Flowers die...
  • Pro/Minor League Sporting Events
  • Photo Shoot- Have a friend or a pro photographer take your picture at a cool place
  • Wine Tasting
  • Volunteer- Serving together is a great time
  • Offer free babysitting for friends so they can go out

Sound off in the comments section- what other ideas have been a big hit?

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