Are you looking for a perfect way to enjoy the summer? Whether you’re just meeting or are in a long-term partnership, summer is a great time for a fun date.
Here are 11 ideas for a fun time this summer. Mark your calendar and get some alone time. If you need to hire a babysitter, call your sister, or ask your folks to come on over. Carve out some alone time with your partner.
1. It’s Picnic Time
Summer is the time for picnics. Choose a romantic setting such as a park, beach, or vista. Bring a favorite blanket and grab the picnic basket. Have cold drinks and treats to enjoy the time together.
Picnics are for any time of the day or night. Try out a breakfast picnic, lunchtime get-away, or dinner under the stars.
2. Rekindle The Romance
Nothing says ‘date’ like a candlelight picnic on the porch or rooftop. Grab a portable record player and put on a favorite selection. If you want inspiration, check out these classic jazz love songs.
3. Personalize Your Selection
Every person has a different idea of favorite music. When it comes to songs, tunes, and collections, share your passions with your partner. Explore your favorite tunes with a date at an online record store.
You don’t need to wear a mask or practice social distancing to find your favorite romantic songs.
4. Make a Food Truck Date
Explore your local haunts and food truck locations. There are loads of apps such as Street Food Finder to identify trucks in your area.
Many communities have fixed food truck hubs, making it even easier to explore food trucks in one convenient location.
Ask your friends, co-workers, and neighbors for local suggestions.
5. Indulge in Ice Cream
Frozen yogurt, gelato, ice cream, sorbet, and popsicles – if it’s cold and frozen, it works. Grab your sweetheart and go out for ice cream.
You might find a local ice cream parlor. Or get a cone-to-go and walk in the park. Either way, you’ll have a sweet treat that feels like the essence of summer.
6. Dance To The Music
Whether you’re listening to vinyl records, the radio, or another form of music – get your dancing shoes on. There’s nothing more romantic than dancing with your partner.
Music is healing and considered good medicine for couples. It’s a fun way to connect with your partner.
Many communities host live summer music to encourage people to go dancing under the stars. Check your local newspaper and community forums to find out what’s happening in your area. Maybe there’s something that appeals to you – tonight, or this weekend.
7. Watch Outdoor Movies
Many cities, neighborhoods, and communities offer summer movie programs. Check out the local parks, drive-in movies, and outdoor theatres in your town.
Grab a blanket, some treats, and enjoy a cooling time under the stars.
8. Pick Local Berries
Many local farms offer “U-Pick” berries. Strawberries, blueberries, and boysenberries may be growing in farms near you.
If you don’t want to get sweaty, check out farms that offer “picked-for-you” and grab your container of fresh berries. Just the drive out to farms is refreshing and rewarding. Coming home with luscious berries can open up new dessert ideas.
9. Grab Frozen Berries
It may seem sacrilegious to some, but frozen berries are a great way to save time – and enjoy spending precious moments with your sweetheart.
Whip up frozen fruit smoothies to sip while sitting under the stars. On a super hot day, try defrosting berries in the sun. They are perfect on top of a no-bake cheesecake.
10. Enjoy Outdoor Concerts
Step away from your hectic day to enjoy an outdoor concert with your partner. Often, you can pick up food and beverages at the event. If you prefer to make your own, you can share your homemade treats, while enjoying live music and cool breezes.
Check with your local news to find community concerts.
11. Enjoy Outdoor Theatre
If reality is just too much, go to the theatre. Sitting under the stars and watching a live play will take your mind off daily events. Outdoor plays are a time-tested method for stress relief. They can transport you to another time and place.
It’s refreshing, rewarding, and romantic.
Summer is a great time to get outside, explore local events, and share quality time with your partner.
Now it’s your turn… What are your plans for a fun summer date?