Many couples have a weekly or bi-weekly date night scheduled, and if it is not on a recurring basis they do have their date nights scheduled well in advance. This time is a welcome getaway from your daily routines and is time carved out to connect with one another. Unfortunately for many couples, date night becomes routine as well. Order in and watch the newest streaming movie, or head out to your local chain restaurant for an all too familiar meal. Your sometimes-limited time together should be spent creating memories, not researching what are some good ideas for date night, only to end up ordering in and scrolling through Netflix listings, again.
This is why we put this list together of fun date night ideas, so no matter where you are located, you can spend more time creating memories and less time researching where to make them.
Hands on With Your Dinner and Drinks
Dinner and drinks is a classic date night outing, why not add a twist by getting involved with a couples cooking class. There are many establishments that offer you and your better half the opportunity to make a memorable meal together (with the support of a professional chef). Because dinner and drinks go together, wine is almost always available to pair with your meal, but many locations will also incorporate a pre and or post-meal specialty cocktail mixing lesson. Not only is it a fun hands-on experience, but the skills learned can be used at home.
Winery, Brewery, or Distillery Tour
Instead of just enjoying a drink or two, why not take your date night to a local winery, brewery, or distillery to experience how your favourite adult beverage is made. Many of these locations will incorporate appetizers or have a restaurant available on site for you to enjoy a great meal paired with their specialty made beverages.
You and your date will get caught up in the challenges escape rooms offer. You will need to work together to solve puzzles, discover clues, and overcome challenges to escape the interactive game scenario you take on. A memorable experience will be had by all, no matter if you beat the challenge or run out of time.
Take to the Outdoors
Getting some fresh air and stretching your legs while exploring local hiking trails or conservation areas. Take the time to spot local wildlife while chatting with your significant other. If you are not one with nature, take a walk downtown or through a historical part of town. Drop into a local coffee shop or restaurant that you have not visited before and taken in a new atmosphere, who knows you may discover your new “go to” place. If you want to kick this up a notch, book a walking tour and discover places and historical facts of your city you didn’t appreciate previously.
You don’t need to break the bank or spend a lot of time setting up a memorable date night, look for local experiences that get you working together with such as a culinary class, or an escape room, or spend time with each other while reconnecting with your local community. The most important aspect of date night is you and your significant other spending quality time together, go out and make some new memories.