Even though the summer is sadly coming to an end, it doesn’t mean that all of you lovebirds have to return to (or continue) embarking on dates that are boring, traditional, or just plain stiff. Don’t get me wrong, I can always appreciate the classic romantic dinner with a significant other, but summertime gives us the opportunity to really have some FUN on our dates that we cannot pass up! I’ve compiled a list of my favorite ideas for summer dates to give all of you cuties some inspiration while the weather is still warm and sunny!
Food truck lunch: If you live near any big city, chances are high that there is a plethora of yummy food trucks serving up tons of unique dishes in your local area. On a nice day, hit up these trucks and chow down under the blue skies surrounded by some local culture and your hot man! Maybe you can both save some room for a sweet FroYo treat to cool you both off after a steamy afternoon?
Concert at an intimate or outdoor venue: Do some research on your local theaters or browse the ticketmaster website to see if any awesome bands are coming to play near you. Nothing brings a couple together more than live music, warm weather, and some cold brews.
Kayaking or paddle boarding on the local waterway: If you live near a river, most areas give locals the opportunity to rent a kayak or canoe for the day to paddle around and enjoy the beautiful surroundings. Also, if you live near a beach, take out a paddleboard or ocean kayak and let the scenery do the rest of the romancing for you lovebirds.
P.S.: make it an extra fun day by packing some snacks and drinks into a small cooler to bring with you in your kayak!
Take a hike: Get adventurous on your next date and hit up a local hiking trail with your S.O. Pack a backpack full of goodies and blanket for a light lunch or early dinner so that you can reward yourselves once you make it to the top of the trail!
Hot tip: Bring a portable speaker along with you so that you can hook up your iPod or tune into your favorite Spotify station to really set the mood!
Date at the drive-in: If you live anywhere near an outdoor drive-in theater, you MUST take advantage of this adorably romantic opportunity. Find out when a good movie is playing and bring some snacks and drinks to enjoy while cuddling under the stars with your date!
Cheer on the home team: Snag some tickets to a local baseball game and cheer on the home team with your man by your side! Nothing says summer like a hotdog, cold beer, and being surrounded by steamy men playing ball; am I right?!
I mean…Ashton and Mila do it!
Happy dating, lovers!