Say goodbye to getting stuck on the same old summer date night ideas this year because we’ve got five new ones to throw into rotation! We promise there’s something on this list for every couple, and we dare you to try them all!
Head to the Lake
If you’re a busy couple that can’t quite sneak away for an overnight camping trip, this daytime adventure is perfect for you! Hiring a babysitter for the day & heading out to a local lake is a great way to get outside and away from your normal routine for a bit.
Bring your swimsuits, towels, & a cooler full of snacks for a lakeside lounge or bring the food along and rent a canoe for a lunch on the water! One of the best things about this date is that it can be as active or laid back as you need it to be. The important thing is getting outside & spending some quality time together without worrying about chasing kids down to reapply sunscreen. If you’re lucky, you might even be able to catch a romantic sunset!
Do a DIY Local Food Crawl
Who said food crawls were only for tourists? If there’s a food you & your partner have been dying to try (or already know you love), now’s your chance to hit the town and see what it really has to offer!
Explore the shops in your area and see which spot has the city’s best ice cream flavor, line up the bakeries to find the town’s best cupcakes, or see which restaurant has the most romantic appetizer! Every spot is unique, and you might just discover your new favorite place in town thanks to a little food-guided exploring. Bonus points if it’s on your list of SHOP Local restaurants!
Try a Farmer’s Market Date
Eating out is always fun, but there’s something so romantic about cooking with your partner. Summer brings local vendors out to local Farmer’s Markets selling fresh, ripe produce that’s perfect for healthy & flavorful meals! Sunshine, fresh foods, and time with someone you love. Sounds pretty perfect right?
Set a menu beforehand or really test your skills by grabbing ingredients on the fly as you sample treats from around the city, then head home with a bottle of wine & get ready to cook! We’ve got some great, healthy recipes here or you can grab a cookbook for fresh ideas.
How are you and your sweetheart celebrating the summer?