Need some fresh ideas for date night as a married couple? All you need is a bucket list of creative date ideas and a calendar.
This list describes two dozen dates that are fun, sexy, and adventurous.
Spend the Night Under the Stars
The night can be magical when you lose track of time under the stars. Spread out a blanket and watch the sunset turn into a starscape. Go to a drive-in movie. Take a walk on an evening with a full moon. Go “fishin’ in the dark.” No matter which idea you try, the stars above you will create a romantic backdrop.
Play Miniature Golf
Capture some youthful fun by going to a family-friendly miniature golf course. You might be surrounded by families and teenagers, but that’s the point. Keep your date in stitches as you navigate through the alligator maze on hole #3. Enjoy some innocent fun with a dash of competition!
Go to an Amusement Park
Amusement parks aren’t just for kids anymore. The thrill of a roller coaster ride can be exhilarating when sitting next to the one you love. Take time between rides to stroll quietly hand-in-hand, enjoy each other’s company, and definitely share some ice cream.
Explore the Historic Downtown Area of a City Near You
Old downtown areas are the personality of any city. It’s the perfect place to wander around and simply explore. Find a charming place to have lunch, observe the stately architecture, or meander through a street market. Absorb some of the community vibes for a casual, unstructured date.
Take an Unplanned Road Trip
How about some spontaneous travel? You don’t have to go far to find your sense of adventure. Choose a designated “scenic route” in your area. Set a course for a national monument in a neighboring state. Have your partner spin you in circles blindfolded, and whatever direction you face is the direction you drive. Pack some food, a small bag, and away you go!
Stay Overnight at a Swanky Hotel or Upscale B&B
Save your pennies and book one ultra-luxurious overnight. Don’t worry too much about the scenery outside the building. Use this night to get room service and soak up the luxury – bonus points if your place has access to spa services. Hint: pack your fun underwear for this trip!
Visit a Kooky Local Landmark
Get your cheese on and plan a trip to a nearby tourist trap. You might not be visiting a significant historical landmark, but the slightly hokey atmosphere can add a spark of fun. Take some awesome selfies in front of every display. Support the local merchants by snagging some souvenirs, and don’t forget the postcards.
Have Dinner At An Ethnically Authentic Restaurant You’ve Never Been to Before
Never been to a sushi bar before? New to authentic Indian cuisine? Open up to a unique food experience together. Ask your server for some suggestions and local favorites. Absorb the atmosphere, music, and the sense of community in the restaurant. Get sampler plates or smaller entrees so you can try and share several new dishes. Hurray for leftovers!
Revisit Your First Date
Whether it’s been one year or 20 years since your first date, a trip down memory lane is bound to spark some nostalgia. If you don’t live near the area where you dated, do your best to find something with a similar vibe. Recall your clothes, what else you were doing that day, and what you were thinking on that big day.
Put One Person in Charge of a Mystery Date With a Blindfold
If you like surprises, then a blindfolded mystery date is for you. One of you is in charge and the other has to go with the flow. The date planner can give clues and hints leading up to the date, or keep everything completely hush-hush. When it’s time for your date, the blindfold goes on and the mystery begins. Next time around, switch places.
Take a Fun Class Together Over Something New to Both of You
Figuring out something totally new is a lot more fun with a partner. Know what happens when a couple enjoys learning together? Laughter, mistakes, cooperation, triumph, and celebration of joining forces. You’re each probably good at lots of different things on your own. Coming together to do something from scratch joins you as teammates. High five, partner!
Go to an Epic Concert Together
The best concert of the year just got announced and you’re going! Stash some cash so when you see the right show come up, you can jump on it. Listen to all the music for weeks ahead of time so you know the lyrics. Get up on your band history. Plan to stay the night at a hotel, even if you don’t live far away. Scope out the eateries near the venue. Remember your earplugs and make it a night to remember!
Have Sex Somewhere Adventurous
Sure, it’s fun to get some skin time under the sheets, but you know what gets the blood pumping? A little adventure. It doesn’t have to be illegal or even visible to anyone. It does have to feel fresh and a little out of your comfort zone. Park in a remote area and do it in the car. Pop a tent and have a quickie in your own back yard. Maybe even at someone else’s house!
Make a Reservation at the Fanciest Restaurant in Town
Go all out and make reservations at the most upscale restaurant you can find. The kind where they set your dessert on fire and ask you to approve of the wine before you order a bottle.
Even if you don’t usually dress up for dates, go for it once in a while. You’ll have a reason to knock your look out of the park. Eat like royalty for one night and feel fabulous, darling.