Monday, June 6, 2016

Summer Loving


With the summer months underway, it's the perfect time of the year for some unique dating opportunities - mainly based on enjoying the nice weather.  With so many opportunities to take advantage of while the weather is nice during these three months,  there are plenty great date night ideas to be had.

My top ten favorites below...


  • Day Tripping: Spend a day exploring an area you've always wanted to that's a good driving distance away.  Preferably on the water perhaps?

  • Staycation: Enjoy an overnight in your city.  Do the touristy things or just enjoy the pool/hotel property and have a relaxing day.  Another alternative is to have a staycation at your own home - don't plan any errands, any house work, just grill out, enjoy a patio and relax.

  • BBQ Together: Prepare appetizers, a main course and dessert for just the two of you - something special (more than a usual dinner at home) and enjoy the quiet alone time as well as the special meal.

  • Landscape: Gather all the items you need to spruce up your landscaping, add a flower garden or make a small vegetable garden and plant it all together.

  • Shop: Best on a day when you're trying to beat the heat - go shopping together to pick out a few nice things for an upcoming trip.  If no travels are planned then still enjoy the shop date to pick up a new outfit for each of you to wear on a fun date that night.

  • Host: Something as simple as burgers and dogs or as festive as a themed party - plan the menu together then shop for the supplies and share the hosting duties.

  • Stay Active: Go for a hike, play tennis, hit the links, take a canoe ride or if it's too hot outside then get in a morning gym session together.

  • Enjoy a Lazy Day: Skip taking advantage of the season and just let go - sleep in, cook a nice breakfast, binge watch a few shows, get some reading in and enjoy take out for dinner.

  • Try Something New: A restaurant, a hobby, a destination, a food, an activity - something that neither of you has tried before.

  • Dining Al Fresco: This one is pretty simple and basic but can add just a little extra to a normal dinner date.

A few other classic ideas... Go to the movies, make s'mores, enjoy a spa day, wine tasting, take in a sporting event, go fishing, have a picnic on the beach, make homemade ice cream, take in a sunset, attend an outdoor concert. 


Thanks for stopping by; have a good week! xx 

27 comments:

  1. We definitely had a lazy day yesterday because of the rain lol and I love the day trip date idea - one of my favorites for sure! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

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  2. Great ideas. We do a lot of things at home that we can do together or with the kids which makes it fun. :)

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  3. Great ideas--we need to do more day trips!

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  4. Yes yes yes to all of these! I need to plan more day trips for the summer, there are so many great towns so close! And I definitely never say no to a lazy day! <3, Pamela Sequins & Sea Breezes

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  5. Outdoor concerts are my fave! We've already gone to one this summer and we're heading to ATL for another in July! So much fun!

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  6. so many great ideas! i like how you have active ideas vs lazy ones - it's always good to switch it up :)

    xoxo cheshire kat

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  7. I love working in the yard together. And my very favorite is being active with our doggy, whether taking her for a walk, finding places for her to swim, etc.

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  8. Loving all of your ideas!!!

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  9. These are great ideas. Thomas and I will definitely be trying some of these out this Summer. :)

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  10. Great ideas for dates or just fun activities for a single lady like me!

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  11. Love these! Summer is so much more fun for dates (I think!) :)

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  12. These are all such great date ideas to try out this summer! I love the one about staying active and taking a day trip somewhere! Plus who doesn't love the idea of just relaxing at home and grilling out?

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  13. So many fantastic ideas! I keep telling Ryan that we need to take some day trips this summer to places around us - I know there are so many neat little towns that we have yet to explore. And, dining al fresco always is a must!

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  14. Loving all of these! Dining al fresco, trying something new, and staying active are my favorites. It's definitely the most wonderful time of the year <3
    Green Fashionista

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  15. These are great! I'll definitely be trying some of them this summer!

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  16. These are awesome ideas! We're just looking forward to finally being in our house and being able to host friends for dinner & drinks sometime soon :)

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  17. I love taking day trips with D! It's so fun exploring new areas but knowing you're going back home to sleep in your own bed that night haha!
    Sarah at MeetTheShaneyfelts

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  18. We love eating dinner outside! It instantly makes me feel more relaxed!

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  19. Such great ideas! These are all really fun and affordable ideas!

    Ashley
    acutelifestyle.blogspot.com

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  20. I love doing staycations and with Disney and so many nice resorts around here it's not hard finding a place to unwind and spend some time together.

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  21. Great ideas. So perfect! We recently got bikes and have been waiting to take them out as soon as this tropical storm passes through. We've had non-stop rain for the last week.

    kaitlyn-danielle.blogspot.com

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  22. I'm hoping for a staycation this summer! I've got some hotel gift cards that need to be used!!

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  23. these are all such great ideas! my husband hates the heat and i love it, so by the time i'm ready to eat outside (it's too cold for me like pre june) it's too hot for him haha. but last sunday it was like the perfect balance so i made him eat out on the deck with me and it really was so lovely! i'll have to try some of your other ideas, the take out for dinner sounds pretty amazing.

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  24. We're doing a staycation for our anniversary this year and I am SO excited about it! xo, Champagne&Suburbs

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