18 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 Schedule a Couple's Spa Outing

Say it with me....*breathes deep*...saunas. Relish the chance to spend some relaxing quality time together with a couple's massage followed by some steamy sauna time. Nothing will feel better in the dead of winter.

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2 Take a Sleigh Ride

A truly picturesque date night scene that'll remind you of the Christmas song "Sleigh Ride" (clip-clops and all), when you're both bundled up and explored the city in a horse-drawn carriage.

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3 Scour For Antiques Together

If you're already living in a small town, this will be easier than ever (they're usually hotspots for great antiques). But if not, seek out a local spot for antiquing where you two can get lost for an hour or two, hunting for records and retro treasures, or perusing the shelves of dusty vintage books.

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4 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.

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5 Make Fondue (Seriously)

When it's too chilly outside to even think about leaving the great indoors, have you ever considered *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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6 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 tights, look into theater or opera dates.

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7 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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8 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?

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9 Schedule Some Hot Tub Time

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

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10 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.

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