Tired of dinner and a movie? Date night is an important part of keeping a relationship alive, especially if you’re in a long-term relationship. In the midst of shared responsibilities, and making time for each other, you might feel the need to stay connected, with a scheduled, or more spontaneous date night. But what do you do when you’ve been together for a while, and your best date ideas are all used up? No need to worry! Your love story is only getting better. Whether it’s the first, or 51st, you want to make a date night to remember. These ideas are great for putting the spark back into a long-term relationship, or starting a new romance off right!
If you and your beloved are feeling stuck in your ways, try stepping outside your comfort (boring) zone with a unique experience. Experience packages are great because they’re inclusive. They vary from day trips to weekend getaways for romantic couples who are a bit on the adventurous side! Go deep sea diving, climb the Everest, or learn Italian cooking – in Italy! It’s a great getaway sure to bring you a shared memory to treasure!
Play Tourist For A Day
For something a little closer to home (and a lot lighter on the wallet!) go from being an armchair traveler to appreciating your own backyard. Take a tourists romp through your city or neighborhood, and visit it with fresh new eyes. For some ideas, check out this great London date guide. Check with your local tourist board when you’re planning your day out. Take a walking or bus tour, and see your home with new eyes!
Couples Spa Day
Spa dates aren’t just for you and the girls! A romantic couples spa day is a great way to relax, pamper yourself, and each other, and indulge in some serious romance. You’d be amazed how much more romantic you can feel when you’re sitting in the lap of luxury, feeling your best, and looking fantastic! Book a couples spa date, and get pampered together. Don’t forget to go deluxe: extra soft towels, wine, maybe even some nice imported chocolate!
Take A Nature Walk
If you and your significant other are more about the rugged than the relaxed, a couples day in a national park or hiking trail might be just what you need! Check out a national park for the best trails, and pack a romantic picnic lunch to enjoy on the way. If you’re feeling more adventurous, a weekend camping trip in a national park might be just what you’re looking for. Try a bike trail, hiking, or rock climbing expedition, and get your blood pumping in more ways than one! Turn off the data on your phone, and spend time reconnecting with nature, and each other!
Romantic Scavenger Hunt
This is a great one whether you’ve been together a long time, or are just getting to know each other. Make a date wandering around your favorite haunts. Leave little notes or trinkets along the way, or choose spots that have romantic significance to both of you. The place where you had your first date, first kiss, first ‘I love you?’ Make it extra special by choosing spots important to you, and letting them in on why this place is special. It’s a great date outing, whether you are getting to know each other, or reliving your romantic history together!
Outdoor Theatre or Concert
Even if you’re not much of a culture fiend, everybody loves a bit of live music. Look up local haunts for artists and musicians, and discover a new favorite band together. The outdoor setting means you can leave whenever you want, and the noise is never too loud to distract you from each other. Everybody loves a fun night out dancing, and you’ll get to discover new people in your neighborhood! Outdoor theatre performances are fun, interactive, and make for a really relaxed date night that will leave you feeling really cultured and smart!
Date night is a great idea, whether you’re in a new relationship, or keeping the spark alive in a long-term relationship. But after a while, it can be hard not to feel like you’ve done and seen everything. While it can be nice to have a cozy date night at home every once in a while, nothing beats being out on the town with the one you care about. Make your date night memorable with our ideas. Discover something new, or see something in a new way. Go on an adventure, or learn something new about the places you walk every day. No matter what you do, it’s bound to be a lot more fun with the person you care about!