Coming up with a date plan can be daunting, yet, self-fulfilling when it turns out all-perfect. Gladly, a stockpile of summer date ideas exists on the internet, which could easily make one pass for a Romantic after serving that special person a memorable day out.
Summer is easily the best time for dating, with predictable warm weather, several movie releases, and cozy nights at the beach. Not to mention the long summer holiday to fulfill all your fantasies. There’s a whole lot to the summer, aside from being the perfect excuse to rock those fashionable outfits in your wardrobe.
Looking to take a break from the conventional date night at the movies, beachfront or classy restaurant? Here are 15 date ideas this summer to add spice to the romantic outing and as a bonus, ensure the relationship sees the light of day.
- HAVE A STOP AT THE AMUSEMENT PARK
What better way to make the most of the warm summer atmosphere than getting your adrenaline pumping at the amusement park? There’s a lot to keep you two occupied without straining the relationship. As a little pointer, share a booth during a must-have ferry ride and watch the magic play out. The movies don’t lie!
- WATCH A SUNRISE OR SUNSET
You know how every love story in movies seems to have a scene where the love pair lean on each other’s shoulders on a rooftop or a lonely field while watching the sunrise? Turns out, it gives the same romantic effect in real life. So if you are up for a cuddly night, give it a shot, but be sure your date is a lover of nature and the outdoors. Grab yourselves a burrito while at it.
- HIT THE MUSEUM
Truth be told, some summer days are hell to spend enjoying outdoor activities, no thanks to the scorching sun. Rather than rule out the creative edge to the perfect date by settling for the good ol’ restaurant or bar, take the fun to the museum.
Before cringing at the thought, think of the museum as an art exhibition of the most prized collections. Or better still, an art gallery of historical artifacts. There’s a lot of history to get accustomed to at the museum, and when you do it beside that special person, it makes for a most memorable experience.
- PAINT IN THE PARK
Hitting the park for a picnic is fun, that’s why there’d be at least a dozen other couples scattered around the grassy patch enjoying the moment. Why not add a slight twist to the romantic rendezvous by taking along color palettes, drawing papers, and paintbrushes.
That way, while the other couples are bonding over drinks and fruits, you can soak up nature’s essence and reproduce it on paper. If you both are feeling mischievous, try life paintings of the other couples, compare your artworks, and laugh over it.
- ENJOY A DAY OUT AT THE BEACH
A day out at the beach never gets old. However, rather than spend it as part of a larger group, enjoy it alone with your romantic interest. It’s much more fun enjoying each other’s company at your paces than trying to keep up with a group of friends while on a date.
Bonus point if you make it a weekend getaway or a month-long affair. There’d be enough time to roll in the sand, hit the waves on a surfboard, and bask in the sun to attain the perfect tan.
- TAKE AN ADVENTURE TOGETHER
You don’t have to mount a flag at the peak of Mt. Everest to enjoy the perfect summer date, but a little adrenaline boost would be awesome. Consider hiking, mountain/rock-climbing, sky-diving, or a ship cruise. An under-water adventure also counts as a date, provided you double-check the no-sharks list.
- SIT IT OUT OVER POPCORN
Enjoying each other’s silence is great, and the perfect romantic movie avails the ideal opportunity to do just that. However, having a Netflix marathon at home or hitting the cinemas just might not cut it.
A creative option would be to utilize the predictable weather by hitting the outdoor movies made available by local parks and groups. Better still, patronize a drive-in theatre to avail you a bit of privacy while experiencing the outdoor feel. As a rule of thumb, do not skip the popcorn!
- GO BIKING AS A COUPLE
Biking is a sort of endurance test, even in relationships. Another summer date idea would be to go biking with that special person. You two can cycle around town, and explore new places at various stop points.
Sure, it might get messy at some point with all the perspiration and panting. Chances are, your date would be too engrossed in the adventures that lie ahead to notice your sweaty pants. It’s also a way to shed any extra pounds if you want.
Volunteering may take the romantic atmosphere out of the date, but the point remains the same. A date is an avenue to bond and strengthen the relationship, and little acts of charity do just that. Therefore, helping out other people, or participating in community projects together would keep the relationship stronger. Plus, you both would have found a common interest.
- SAY YES TO A BOAT RIDE
Sailing out into the lake in a small boat, with the breeze brushing through your hair and shoulders, is magical. And so is love. Take advantage of the magic and take a ride to the center of the river or lake in a row-boat, a motorboat, or a kayak and experience your most romantic date yet.
- LOSE YOURSELVES TO SOME BACKYARD KARAOKE
Scared of letting out your inner-popstar in public to avoid embarrassing aftermaths? The backyard or patio is the ideal spot to show off your karaoke skills. Nothing else mattered if your significant other was watching. Take turns crooning into the Karaoke microphone and have a good laugh at each other’s awkward moments.
- TAKE YOUR ROMANCE TO A GOLF COURSE
Why the golf course? Because golf has a way of bringing people together in a serene atmosphere. Furthermore, it exposes one to reason, spiking the mental faculties. There’s a reason most business deals get discussed over a golf game.
- GET A MASSAGE TOGETHER
Who wouldn’t love a little pampering now and then? A visit to the spa for a massage session as a couple is an intimate way of relieving stress and getting rid of the edgy feelings after a busy day at work. Doing it together helps the love pair connect beyond physical intimacies, thereby deepening their bond.
- TAKE A STROLL IN THE ORCHARD
Taking a walk in the orchard serves two ends. First, it helps one connect with nature while enjoying the company of a loved one. Additionally, it’s a chance to enjoy the breath-taking feeling of the warm summer breeze mixed with the fragrance of the surrounding trees.
Granted, you would not find apples to pick in the summer, but most likely, you’d have more luck with the strawberries.
- ENGAGE IN A WATER BALLOON FIGHT
To save the best for the last, water balloon fights are a personal favorite. Not only does it show your vulnerable, child-like side, but it also serves as a perfect fun fest. With the scorching summer sun, anyone would appreciate a little wetness. Fine, a little too much! But the aftermath of taking off those soaked clothes is worth it.