Have a Picnic
I love a good picnic on a day with beautiful weather. My favorite way to plan one is to each take a couple of courses to own and surprise the other with. My husband and I will go to a grocery store together and take either the appetizer, entree, side, or dessert. It even adds a competition or surprise element if you like that.
Take a Cocktail Class
I haven’t done this as a date, only with friends. But if you can find a cocktail class nearby, I think you’d definitely have a blast.
Check Out a Drive-in/Outdoor Movie
Going to a drive-in movie in Chicago had such a retro vibe, making it one of my favorite dates. Plus, you can talk without being rude! There are lots of drive-in theaters still operating post-2020. Find a park showing movies one night and combine it with the picnic if you can’t find a theater nearby.
Visit Somewhere New on a Day Trip
Take a day trip to hike or explore a small town nearby.
Head to a Theme Park
It’s summer, duh. Put on your comfiest shoes and go ride some rides, eat junk food, and make some memories!
Work up a Sweat in a Class
WARNING: This only works if you’re a fitness couple. Check out a workout class that interests you both.
Stroll through a Farmers Market
If you love to make fun meals or take casual walks together, the farmers market is a perfect date idea. Use the ingredients you buy to make something delicious together. Or you can both discover local vendors you love.
Go Fruit Picking
Kind of like the farmers’ market, picking fruits and vegetables together is a wonderful bonding activity. Look up what’s grown near you and when. It could become a fun activity throughout the year, not just during the summer.
What’s your favorite summer date activity? Let me know in the comments.