15 Summer Date Ideas You Haven't Tried Yet
27 Jun 2017 •3 min read
Summer is in full swing, so it's time to get outside and celebrate. Grab your spouse, fiancée, girlfriend, boyfriend, or summer fling and enjoy the gorgeous weather with a fabulous summer date. Read on for 15 summer date ideas that are perfect for the hot weather. mixology classes popping up all over the country, but if you can't find one in your area, pick out a few DIY cocktail recipes and have a private lesson at home. 2. Surprise your significant other with a weekday picnic. Don't forget dessert! There's nothing lovelier than a picnic with your sweetheart in the middle of a stressful workday. If you have the day off or it's a slow afternoon, grab some snacks, a tub of ice cream and two spoons, and make someone's day. 3. Go wine tasting. This is a classic summer date. It combines so many things we love: sunshine, picnicking and, of course, wine! Pack your own baguettes and cheese for a beautiful day of sipping and snacking. 4. Have an adults-only day at the water park. Got kids? Leave 'em with the grandparents for an afternoon and enjoy a grown-up day of water slides and smooches in the wave pool. Don't forget to hold hands down the lazy river. 5. Take a bike tour of your city. Many cities offer neighborhood tours by bike. Take advantage this summer and discover parts of your hometown you've never seen before while getting some exercise. 6. Learn to cook something new, then dine al fresco in your backyard. Take a cooking class, discover a new recipe online, or learn to make a new dish from a friend and then put your culinary skills to work. Set up a beautiful table or picnic blanket in your backyard or at a nearby park, and dine under the stars on a warm summer evening. 7. Take a stay-cation at a hotel with a rooftop pool. There's nothing more romantic than cooling off under the stars with the one you love. Book a room in a swanky downtown hotel for the night and enjoy all the amenities it has to offer. Research shows that a change of scenery or a new experience can breathe life into a relationship. Learn something new about your partner, and add a little spice to your love life by taking a day or overnight trip to somewhere just outside your hometown. —By Stephanie Hallett Planning a wedding? Get the step-by-step wedding planning guide.