3 Summer Date Ideas to Get You Off the Couch
It is so easy to come home from work every day, heat up a meal and just go lay on the couch until you fall asleep. When you get into this routine, it can be hard to yank yourself out of it, especially if your significant other is doing the same thing. Sure, you’re spending time together, but maybe it’s time to bond without the TV? I know, it sounds extreme, but here a few date ideas to get you off the couch and out enjoying yourselves!
Enjoy the Outdoors
A go-to date for Trevor and I is fishing. He probably doesn’t even know that I consider it a “date” when we go, but it is. It’s the two of us spending time together doing something we enjoy, so I think it counts.
If you aren’t big on fishing and neither is your significant other, rent a couple of kayaks or a paddle boat to get out on the water. Most cities have a place where you ran rent these things for a few hours or the entire day.
If water in general isn’t your thing, but you still want to spend some time together outside, find a park neither of you have been to with some kind of walking path and go for a nice stroll (or run if that’s your thing), or find a farmer’s market to walk around and sample all the local food stands.
There’s always something to do outdoors and usually it makes for a pretty affordable date.
Make Your Own Brewery Tour
I know I’ve mentioned this before, but that’s only because it’s so much fun! Get online and do a search for all the local breweries where you live and make an afternoon out of visiting a few of them. If you’re more into wine, then make it a vineyard tour or do a little of both.
I recommend picking your top three places and get a flight at each one. With Uber and Lyft being so accessible you’ll have no problem getting place to place. I would also check to see which breweries serve food and make sure to eat along the way!
The Dinner Date
If renting boats or drinking a little too much beer isn’t your thing then there is always old faithful: the dinner date. Everyone has their favorite place, but I challenge you to go outside of your comfort zone and choose a new place, or maybe let your significant other pick!
If you normally hit up the dive bar down the street, go downtown and try that local Italian place. Maybe you’re terrified of sushi but it’s time to pull the trigger and actually try it? Even if you don’t like it, it’s bound to be entertaining watching each other try all the crazy fish and different sauces.
Because it’s summer you should also find a place with a fantastic outdoor patio. That’s one of my absolute favorite things to do when there is nice weather. A great view, a glass of wine, delicious food and your best friend – what could be better?
Image by Kelly Theye