With sunny days and balmy nights, it’s easy to see how summer is the perfect season to keep the romantic adventure going by planning a special date with your special someone.
Whether it’s a long-time spouse (and you’re now empty-nesters) or a new romantic interest, it’s important to never stop discovering each other. There’s always something more to find out, more to learn, and more to know about the one you love.
Make some “us” time this summer. Plan a fun date and enjoy every minute. To get you started, we’re featuring six of our best summer date ideas that are meant to inspire a special experience neither of you will ever forget!
1. Visit an amusement park. Local festivals and county fairs count, too! Try fun carny foods like corn dogs, funnel cakes, and cotton candy. Play a game of chance to win that huge teddy bear. Ride on a ferris wheel. But above all else, hold hands like teenagers again!
2. Plan a romantic picnic. This tried-and-true date idea is both fun and easy. Gather up a blanket, picnic basket, some sandwiches, and iced cold beverages. Then head to your nearest park or lookout point. Add a few more special items to make it even more romantic, including tiki candles, shrimp cocktail, Champagne, and soft music.
3. Take a staycation. Check into a luxurious hotel nearby and enjoy all the pamperings it has to offer: an outdoor pool with chaise lounge chairs, his-and-her spa massages, and fine dining. Come to think of it, room service may be the best service of all!
4. Go on a tandem bike ride. Rent a bike-for-two and leisurely peddle along a lovely scenic route. Stop along the way to stroll the beach or take in a new restaurant you’ve both been wanting to try. A pit stop for ice cream would also be a nice way to finish up your ride.
5. Camp in the backyard. Pitch a tent right in your own backyard. Grab some sleeping bags, blankets, pillows, and a flashlight. (Wine, cheese, and s’mores optional.) Sunsets and stargazing never seemed so romantic!
6. Rent a convertible for a day. Take to the open road in a stylish car that reminds you of your youth. Put the top down and let the wind take you anywhere you want to go! As the sun begins to set, watch it from the hood of your car. A kiss or two might be nice, too.