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52 Fun and Creative Date Ideas for Every Week of The Year

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Looking for creative date ideas? Maybe you are tired of the same old date night, or maybe you need ideas on how to have a date night in. Regardless of where you find yourself, we have you covered. Check out these 52 date ideas that will keep your date nights fun!

Fun and creative date ideas came so easy before we had children. Children are definitely a blessing, but they can complicate our need to date our husband.

Finding a babysitter can be expensive. Especially once you have several children to watch. I know it’s hard for us to find a babysitter. Once you secure the babysitter, then what? Sure you could do the old standbys and go out for dinner and see a movie. But after a while, those could get boring.

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How do you continue to date your husband after the honeymoon is long over?

That’s where this list of 52 Fun and Creative Date Ideas comes in. You can combine some of the ideas to make a whole day date, or mix and match to fit your mood. I have used affiliate links to make shopping easier for you.

52 Fun and Creative Date Ideas

1. Bowling

Kickin’ it old school, I know. But it may very well bring back good memories from before you got married. For a date night IN, try this indoor bowling set.

2. Hike in the Woods

Go to a State Park and make a morning of it. Hike some of the trails and then have a picnic lunch. Unplug and just enjoy being with each other.

3. The Theater

Not the movie theater. I love Broadway shows. See what is touring in your area, or search for local theaters. Sometimes you can even find discounted tickets for afternoon shows.

Date Night Ideas4. Book Store

Grab a coffee from the coffee shop and browse the shelves with your hubby.

5. Drive-In Movie

I prefer this movie date to a movie theater date. You can still talk and won’t get shhh-ed.

6. Dance Lessons

You could learn to Salsa, or learn the Waltz with Ballroom Dancing lessons.

7. Go Whitewater Rafting

This would be a fun date day. Check for coupons and ask around for recommendations. Don’t go with a company just because they are cheap!! Be safe and smart :).

8. Wine Tasting Tours

Whether you are interested in tasting the wine or not, most vineyards are beautiful and romantic. I love just walking the grounds. If they have a little cafe, that makes it even better!

9. Art Gallery

Find a free one and browse the art. Maybe it will spark some creativity and you can create some art together for your home. This is a  favorite romantic date night ideas choice for many couples since it is quiet and reflective.

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10. Ice-Skating

Finding an outdoor ice-skating place would be super fun. But if you can’t find one, I’d probably save ice-skating for a date during the Summer, but that’s just me.

11. Roller-skating

Kickin’ it old school again. If they play songs from when you were in elementary or middle school, that’s a bonus!

12. Prepare a Meal

I know it sounds simple, but you do have to work together. You could even have a cook-off and the loser has to wash the dishes.

13. International Grocery Store

Visit and browse the aisles. I did this once at an Asian Grocery Store and it was great. Some of the produce was cheaper too!

14. Make a Bucket List

Make a joint bucket list of things you want to do together. You can base some date nights off this list.

15. Hometown Tourist

Look for local festivals or tourist sites nearby and visit them. You never know what you might find in your own backyard!

16. Go For a Drive

Get in the car and drive. Enjoy the face time together. You might discover a new restaurant or a cute little town that you didn’t even know was there.

17. Plan a Picnic

Keep it simple or add in some fun cheeses with crackers and Sparkling Grape Juice or Wine. Use your phone for some mood-setting music but stay off social media and email!!

19. Play Board Games

Here are some great board games you can play with two people. What are your favorites?

20. Spa Day

with a couples massage. You can’t get any more intimate and romantic in date night ideas than this!Let's go ride a bike. Date Night Idea

21. Ride Bikes

You get exercise and can explore the area.

22. Go For Ice Cream

There’s something super fun about sitting at the counter of an ice cream parlor and drinking a root beer float. Make ice cream together at home. This machine brings back memories.

23. Movie Night

Rent a movie, pop some popcorn, grab your favorite drink, turn off all the lights, and pretend you’re at the movie theater. We love using Amazon Prime. Start Your Prime Video 30-Day Free Trial Now!

24. Dinner Party

I love the idea of a monthly dinner party group. Adult conversation. Friends. Food. It doesn’t get much better than that!

25. Puzzles

Put together a puzzle. This one is for Disney lovers. This one is pretty cool too.

26. Coffee Shop

Grab a cup of coffee and talk about where you see yourselves in 5 to 10 years. As far as date night ideas go, this one is perfect for simply reconnecting intellectually and emotionally.

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27. Fly a Kite

You can make your own or buy one.

28. Go to War

Go to war with a water gun or Nerf gun fight. Break out the kid’s toys and go to “war” with each other.

29. Learn a Language

Pick a foreign language and start learning it together.

30. Sporting Event

We have several minor league and pro teams in the area. So far we’ve always taken the kids, but it would be fun for a date night.

31. Ice Cream Crawl

Think pub crawl but with ice cream. Could it be any better?

32. Walking Tour

Get out and enjoy the fresh air and learn about the city where you live.explore the town like tourists for date night

33. Live Music

Find a local music venue and enjoy live music from local artists.

34. Sample Hot Sauces

Go to a wings place and try their sauces. Rate your favorites and compare.

35. Play in the Rain

This one will have to be spontaneous. And you’ll have to give up control, but there is something fun and romantic about playing and dancing in the warm rain.

36. Sky Dive

This wouldn’t be for everyone, but I know some people would love to go skydiving on a date day.

37. Ethnic Food Feasting

Map out ethnic food restaurants. Sample something authentic from each one and finish it off with a tasty dessert.

38. Watch the Sun Rise

Then have someone go out and bring back coffee and bagels or donuts.

39. Visit the Zoo

The zoo is a whole different experience without kids. You can take the time to really see the exhibits, walk around, take some tours, eat some snacks.

40. Try a New Restaurant

Finally, try out the new restaurant you both have been wanting to try. For me, that would be Tupelo Honey!

41. Balloon Ride

While I would love this, my husband doesn’t care for heights. But it would still be fun! Talk about using fun date night ideas to encourage the spirit of adventure in your life!

42. Horseback Riding

I grew up riding horses, and prefer English saddles, but most group trail rides seem to be with Western saddles. But it would still be fun to ride together.

43. Go Camping

Whether you are camping outdoors or indoors, grab some of your camping favorites, check out these campfire recipes, and you’ve got a creative date to remember.
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44. Dinner Theater

Food and live entertainment all in one.

45. Pick Fruit

that is in season. Whether it’s apples, strawberries, or blueberries, you can pick it together and even can it another day.

46. The Symphony

During certain seasons, our local symphony hosts special events on the weekends. They are outside and free. You can bring a picnic dinner, blanket, and some folding chairs.

47. Paint Your Own Pottery

While cheesy, we actually did this one day. It was pretty fun creating something together.

48. Art Classes

Whether it’s painting, pottery, or another form of art, you could learn a new skill together.

49. Tour Local Gardens

You might even get some inspiration for your own landscape.

50. Horse Drawn Carriage Ride

Cuddled up under a warm blanket while exploring your city. Sounds like the perfect date night ideas for romance to me!

51. Visit an Escape Room

These are popping up everywhere! Have you visited one yet? Work together as a team to beat the clock and escape the room!

52. Enjoy a Four-Course Meal at Different Restaurants

Have appetizers at one restaurant, drinks at another, the main course at your favorite restaurant, and have dessert at a new place. It’s a great way to try new restaurants in the area.

Enjoy Your Time Together

Date nights or days aren’t always possible. Make the most of every moment you have together. Kiss each other first thing in the morning, before someone leaves the house when you get home together, and before you fall asleep. Make each other a priority. Always say “I love you.”

What would you add to the list?

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Natalie

Tuesday 16th of June 2020

I love these ideas! One of my favorite dates with my husband was an art walk on the main street where we live. I heard about it through the local press and thought we would try it out. It was a local tourist date for sure,so I vouch for that one! It felt like we had really been exploring, all within walking distance of our apartment. It's amazing how special something can be with just a little preparation and thought! :)

Darla

Thursday 14th of May 2020

Please add an email share button.

Whitney

Thursday 14th of May 2020

Done! Thank you for that reminder!

Jo Fontaine

Thursday 21st of February 2019

Love the idea to go bowling. And yes, this moment can be quite romantic. Another great Idea is curling. It's not that romantic, though. But it's surprising how fun this game is!

Brenda Davis

Sunday 20th of March 2016

How about a day of Bird watching, A walk in the park, medal detecting together, Race model cars. shuffleboard,

Whitney at Beauty in the Mess

Sunday 20th of March 2016

GREAT ideas!!

Kaitlin

Tuesday 16th of February 2016

Hi Whitney!

I really enjoyed this list of date ideas, it can be so hard to think of a fun activity to do together and this list makes it simple and easy! I'll definitely be referring to it again and again. My husband and I love watch movies "theater" style and play board (or dice) games.

Thanks for the great list of ideas!

Whitney at Beauty in the Mess

Tuesday 16th of February 2016

YAY! I'm so glad you found the list helpful!! Dating doesn't have to be complicated. Just get out there and have fun!