15 Great Indoors-y and Outdoors-y Winter Date Ideas

'Tis the season for hot tub evenings 🙏..

As if we needed any more excuses to just Netflix-and-chill our dates away, winter turns out to be the ideal season for homebodies to engage in peak amounts of Staying Inside on Dates 🙌. It yields perfect opportunities for loafing around and eating with your significant other, and lest you thought we forgot about you outdoorsy types, we've also imagined some extreme adventures to take up in pairs (tobogganing is an extreme sport, right?). Below, our favorite ways to while away the puffy-jacket season with a special friend.

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1 Go Hiking

A brisk hike is an ideal winter date for adventure-seekers to take in some sights and get in exercise at once (the views! the endorphins!). If you're both extra outdoorsy, make it a weekend camping trip in the mountains before the weather gets too severe.

2 Make Fondue (Seriously)

When it's too chilly outside to consider leaving the great indoors, have you ever thought about *whispers* chilling by the fire while you're eating fondue? (We came up with this ourselves and did not get this from a well-known pop song).

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3 See a Ballet

Winter is peak ballet season so it's the best time to nab yourselves tickets to The Nutcracker or Swan Lake. It's a perfect excuse to get out and dress up, and the people-watching opportunities will make for unusual conversation fodder. If your date's not so into tutus and pirouettes, look into theater or opera dates.

4 Go Ice Skating

Ice skating and hot cocoa practically scream *winter date.* Plus, we can't wait to plan a super cute outfit around skates.

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5 Ice Sculpture Shows

Guys, ice sculpture shows are totally a thing. (We're not kidding.) Go to one. Don't ask questions—you'll be seriously amazed by the creations and can maybe convince someone to carve you into a bust. Christmas party decorations, anyone?

6 Schedule Some Hot Tub Time

Shouldn't be too hard to pencil this one into your schedule. 😏

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7 Go Sledding

Grab a sled from your garage (or nab a plastic one at most pharmacy chains), head to a snowy hill, and prepare for an adorable day date. P.S. This idea is great for group dates. P.P.S. If you actually live by a snow resort, forget this idea and grab some skis.

8 Head to the Farmers' Market

See out the last days of your local farmers' market before they pack up for the winter. Pick up some fresh greens and bites, and then head back home to put together an impromptu lunch or dinner.

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9 Make Some Fireplace S'mores

It may feel a little junior, but who can resist the temptation of half-scorched marshmallows? Take advantage of the cooler weather and get the fireplace (or outdoor grill) going, rip open a bag of marshmallows, and pair your fresh s'mores with some Irish coffee (mmmm).

10 Netflix and Stay Warm

You can each pick one of your more favorite television shows or scary movies, snuggle up under a blanket, and chill on your own terms.

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