Dinner and a movie? Been there, done that.
Finding new dates for you and your boo just seems to get harder with every passing day. Especially in the summer, when the same few ideas pop up again and again, it feels impossible to find some adventure among the mundane.
Luckily, the opportunities are endless for adventurous couples. A date can be made out of almost any activity , no matter where you find yourselves.
Grab your special someone and get creative, because something new is around every corner.
Here are 13 non-clichd summer date ideas for the couple whos always down for anything.
1. Volunteer Together
Pick something youre both passionate about, and research volunteer opportunities in the area.
There are a ton of outdoor events, like ocean cleanup days, that you can sign up to be a part of. Volunteering events are almost always free to join, and can be found even at the last minute for the spontaneous couple.
Non-profit organizations are always looking for volunteers as well, whether you can commit a few hours, or a day each week.
Animal shelters often recruit volunteer dog walkers, donation collectors, secretaries, and more.
Dont let any dreads stop you from making a difference.
2. Go Stargazing In The Back Of A Pickup Truck
Get away from the city illuminates and watch the stars as they light upthe evening sky. Apps such as SkyView Free can help you situate constellations, planets, and starsfrom the convenience of your own smartphone.
For added stargazing comfort, make sure to pack lots of cozy blankets. You can lay them out in the bed of a pickup truck, on the hood of your car, or just out on the ground so you can relax with your other half, while you enjoy the night sky.
3. Check Out Your Local Farmers Market, And Whip Up Something Delicious
With so many locally grown products all over the U.S ., farmers marketplaces are the easiest way to buy fresh produce and baked goods. You can support local farmers while you do your grocery shopping together.
Use your fresh fruits and veggies to cook something delicious when you get home bonus points if you film yourself cook, and act like youre on The Food Network.
4. Rent A Rowboat, And Get Out On The Water
Many ponds and beaches rent out kayaks and rowboats for a small hourly rate, so check it out.
You can also try out water athletics, such as jet skiing or paddle boarding, if youre feeling extra adventurous. Asimple float around the lake will do wonders in itself, too.
Boating is a relaxing route to get outside and enjoy both the sunshine and each other.
5. Just Drive, And Show Off Your Karaoke Skills
Get in the car and enjoy some carpool karaoke with bae. Sing along to your favorite hits and oldies as you giggle and enjoy one another company.
No destination is involved; have fun getting lost.
6. Attend An Improv Show
When in doubt, check out local schools for improv reveal possibilities. Many acting and theatre troops have improv proves in bigger cities, but student reveals are just as funny.
You may have to do a little digging to find a place to go, but thats half of the fun.
7. Try Out An Escape Room
In an escape room, your group get locked into a room and you have a certain sum of time to figure out a way to get out. Its basically a giant mystery game that forces you to work together whether you want to or not.
Many escape rooms are themed and can have added haunted house-like effects, but during the daytime, most are family-friendly and simply a challenge.
8. Find The Best View, And Soak It All Up
Whether you know of any standpoints or not, try to find the best position in your area, whether it be in the mountains, overlooking a city, or with a clear view of the night sky.
Make it a challenge to see who can find the best position. Loser has to drive home.
9. Attend A County Fair
While county fairs are an American summertime tradition, its not overused enough as a date to make it a clich. Sure weve assured it in Nicholas Sparks fictions and such, but who doesnt love a little bit of a classic love story?
County fairs can actually be some of the weirdest, most unpredictable date locatings. Theres art, animals, and an amusement park all in one place, so the possibilities truly are endless.
10. Run An Impromptu 5k
Pick a random starting place, and just go for it. It doesnt matter where you go, or how long it takes, as long as youre doing it together and enjoying yourselves.
For an added challenge, take a different road than your SO and see where you each end up. Try to catch up to each other, or race back to the starting point.
11. Find The Best Dessert In Your Town
Instead of going out to dinner, go out for dessert.
Better yet, treat yourselves to as many desserts as you can handle, hopping from one place to another, until you find the best dessert.
12. Amaze Your Other Half With A MysteryDate
Take turns with your guy or gal picking a date that the other wont know about until it happens. You can plan on an appropriate date and hour, but hold back on any unnecessary info until you get there.
You can play a few rounds of this mystery game as the summer goes on, and you are able even find a new hobby or favorite eatery along your exciting journey.
13. Plant A Tree, And Name It
One of the most rewarding things a couple can do together is making a difference for someone( or something) else.
Send a little love back to Mother Nature by planting a tree, or starting your own bee-friendly garden. The actual process takes so little time, but youll have a beautiful piece of nature nearby for a long time and it will be yours.