With long days and beautiful sunsets, summer is the perfect time to plan some amazing dates. But it can be kind of difficult to plan an original date that you haven’t done already. So to help you make this summer the best one yet, here are a few date ideas to consider.
Plan a picnic: Every couple loves eating food together — so why not take your food to go? Packing a picnic is a sweet and simple gesture, especially if you pick a romantic location. Consider going to the beach, a local park, or even your favorite people-watching spot. For even more romance, consider going somewhere you can watch the sunset (or sunrise if you’re an early bird). Overall, you can never go wrong with a classic picnic date.
Outdoor movie night: Because going to the movies or watching a flick on the couch at home can get a little boring, why not change the scenery? With the help of a projector and some outdoor seating, you can have your very own movie night — outside! Project your favorite movie onto a flat wall on your house, snuggle up on your outdoor seating, and enjoy.
If you don’t have a projector, remember that many municipalities now host outdoor movie nights during the summer. Check local event websites to see if any of your favorite movies are playing outdoors this summer.
Make food together: If you and your partner spend a lot of time ordering food or eating out, you should consider taking a crack at cooking some new foods. Whether it’s in a cooking class or trying fun recipes at home, making food together can be a fun experience. And if you try a new dish, you may just find your new favorite food. Either way, you and your honey will be able to have a fun-filled night.
Visit a local winery: One of the best date ideas for summertime is to visit a local winery. With 949 million gallons of wine being consumed in 2016 in the U.S. alone, it’s no secret that a lot of people love wine. Vineyards can offer a more broad selection of wines — whether you like white or red wines, sweet or dry, so you’re sure to find something you love at the vineyards near you. After all, what sounds better than enjoying live music and some delicious wine?
The perfect date night doesn’t have to consist of an expensive dinner. Whether you’re packing a simple picnic or visiting some local wineries, just taking the time to spend time together will be perfect no matter what you’re doing.