When you're on the hunt for fresh date ideas that don't just fluctuate between "beach trip" and "dinner and a movie," peruse these fun summer suggestions for every type of couple—from the AC-loving indoor types to the true outdoors adventure-seekers.
Spending a few hours at a local flea market can be a fun way to spend the day together, whether you're sampling treats or perusing knickknacks for sale. In summer, they usually stock ice cream, too, so you can enjoy a sweet treat while you browse.
This one typically hinges on one of you actually knowing the ropes, but you could always invest in a sailing lesson that would let you take advantage of a calm, balmy day. It's a soothing getaway with your S.O. even if you're not so far from shore.
When you've been seeing each other for a while, you might one to take away for the weekend with just the two of you, a tent, and a sleeping bag—if not, hiking is always an exhilarating alternative. There's plenty of alone time and chances to soak in all the #views, too.
This one's a summer feel-good option: try out your favorite flavors, stop in for samples only if you're a dirtbag (kidding!), and have fun with going crazy on toppings then sharing them between the two of you.
Even if you're too scared to take to the open road and navigate the bike lanes (or lack thereof), a fun adrenaline-pumping date idea is taking a leisurely cycle through the trails in a park. Enjoy the fresh air and each other's company!
Indulge your inner child with an old-fashioned day at the amusement park. Play games, take the ferry wheel for a spin, or kick it up a notch with a bumper cars game.
If both of you are nature lovers (and even if not), exploring a botanical garden or greenhouse in summer can be a great way to foster conversation. All of the pretty flowers and butterflies are Instagram-friendly bait that will give you eye-catching targets to look out for.
Take note from the La La Land dating playbook, which states that a couple will easily fall for each while
floating through perusing a hushed planetarium. Just think of all the endless stargazing opportunities in the dark—cozy!
Bookmark this one for a non-sweltering weekend day: scanning all the nearby yard sales. If you're not so much into used records and odds and ends, go thrifting and hunt for some sweet vintage finds.
There are so many perks to visiting a beer garden: 1) the endless pints 2) the rich, meaty foods plus sauerkraut 3) did we mention the food? This one's great for a group date, too, especially if you've just started dating and aren't feeling a super cozy date spot yet.
If neither of you are scared to break out your , one of the most fun and low-key date ideas is getting down at a DJ night or themed night at one of your local bars. When the DJ's good, the vibes are golden.
Whether you're actually planning to dock at a new location or are just there for the breezy ride, ferries in the summer are a clever way to beat the heat on the water while giving you a picturesque backdrop for conversation.