I can't remember the last time we went out to eat and sat inside. We've been picking restaurants lately purely based on al fresco dining options. Maybe it's the extra rough winter we had with those freezing temperatures but eating outside has so much more appeal than eating in.
In addition to al fresco dining, there are so many other fun date options for these warmer months. Here's a look at my favorite summer date night ideas.
Ice Cream Date
I love how something so simple can be quickly turned into a date. Another fun factor for me is that this is a date you could squeeze in and turn a boring weeknight with nothing to do into a night with a little something special to it. Plus, it's tasty and helps you cool off.
Rooftop Happy Hour
Well, any happy hour outside for that matter. There is the exciting factor of being on a roof where you can enjoy the breeze while simultaneously taking in the sun and usually the backdrop is a pretty view with a nice sunset involved.
You get to spend a whole afternoon disconnected from phone/tv/internet just the two of you, enjoy the nice weather AND get a great workout in all at once. Puppy friendly and you can reward yourself with a delicious meal afterwards. At least, I know we will.
Try Something New
With the extra hours added to each day - or so it seems, it's the perfect time to try a new activity or hobby. Painting, some kind of recreational activity, a food tour, and tennis are topping my lists.
I think this one would be on anyone's list but - how easy. This is actually one we've never officially done yet (not counting back yards and decks) so I'm itching to get out on a blanket and enjoy some sandwiches, wine and grapes out in the park this summer. It could be breakfast, lunch or dinner.
Be on the Water
Boating, canoeing, a cocktail boat cruise would all make great options. There's no better way to beat those high temperatures by being on the water with your honey.
Discover a New Town - Close By
Take advantage of the nice weather and being outside to explore a new town - within a reasonable driving distance - with your best travel partner. Adventure for a few hours and then head home; simple as can be.
Drive in Movie Theater… Sort Of
I feel like drive in movie theaters are kind of hard to find now a days, no? It doesn't have to be fancy - just set up a laptop on the deck, get the proper snacks and candy, cuddle up and enjoy. Wait until the sun goes down and it will be perfect viewing.
BBQ Just the Two
In our house, if we're grilling for just the two of us, it's usually a small meal during the week so not too long. It would be a fun date to go all out as if you were hosting people with the set up, food choices, etc. and enjoy the special night just the two.
Other ideas: Wake up early and have a breakfast date to watch the sun rise, bachelorette date night, hot air balloon ride, visit the zoo, restaurant crawl (appetizer one place, main course another place, dessert a last place), pick up the fixings for lunch at a farmer's market, go out to dinner but stroll the streets of town after, road trip for the night, play tourists.
What are your favorite date nights? Give me ideas!
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