Summer is a time for adventure and exploration! What better way to explore your city or town with your partner than enjoying planned dates for summer?
Although having fun this summer will look different for me with my injury, having fun this summer is still very possible.
We’ve put together a list of 28 cute summer date ideas that will get you excited for the season. These dates are easy to do and don’t require much planning, so you can have more fun!
Romantic Morning Ideas
1. Visit a farmers market together and cook all of the seasonal produce
Incorporating seasonal produce is a great way to meet your daily nutritional needs while also enjoying the summer bounty! Cooking together can be a fun way to bond with your partner and try new recipes.
Visit your local farmers market and see what’s in season. Then, head home and cook up a storm! Try making a dish you’ve never made before or recreating one of your favorite restaurant meals.
2. Go fruit picking
Grab all fresh fruit and make delicious smoothies, juices, or muffins together. This is a fun activity that you can do together and then enjoy the fruits of your labor!
3. Have a picnic in the park
This is probably one of the most classic summer date ideas out there. But it’s classic for a reason, sis! There’s something so magical about picnicking in the park with your partner. It’s simple, yet so special.
So, next time the sun is shining bright, pack up a picnic basket with all of your favorite foods and summer drinks.
4. Ride a Bike Trail
Bloomers, you know how much I love riding my bike! And one of my favorite things to do is explore new bike trails with my partner. It’s a great way to get some exercise while also taking in the sights and sounds of nature.
Check out your local bike trail map and plan an adventure!
5. Have a morning date at a coffee shop
I love starting my day with iced chai tea, and I’m sure you do too! If you and your partner are morning people, then why not have a date at your favorite coffee shop? You can chat, read some books, or just enjoy each other’s company.
Talk about having a fun time together on your early morning date!
6. Visit a winery
If you and your partner are 21 or older, then visiting a winery or brewery is the perfect summer date idea!
You can learn about the brewing process, taste some new flavors, and bond with your partner over a shared love of good food and drink. Plus, most wineries and breweries have beautiful outdoor spaces that are perfect for enjoying the summer weather.
7. Drive to a local park and just sit and talk with each other
Enjoying the fresh air and each other’s company. Pick up some breakfast on the way and park your butts on a bench to enjoy it. This is one of my favorite summer night date ideas because it’s so simple but really allows you to connect with your partner.
Things To Do On A Summer Night
8. Go fishing
Fishing is a great way to relax and bond with your partner. And, if you make bets on who’ll catch more fish, it can be a fun way to compete with each other! This definitely is an idea for your first summer night outing.
9. Attend a themed festival
There are often themed festivals or carnivals happening in the summertime. And, they can be a blast to attend with your partner! From music festivals to food festivals, there’s sure to be something that you’ll both enjoy.
So, do some research and see what’s happening in your area!
10. Book an in-person cooking class for two
If you and your partner love to cook, then an in-person cooking class is the perfect summer date idea! You can learn new recipes, bond over your shared love of food, and enjoy a delicious meal that you both cooked together.
11. Go experience a drive-in movie date
I’m so happy to see more cities offering this fun summer activity! Outdoor movies are the perfect way to enjoy a warm summer night.
Pack some snacks and bug spray, and find a spot on the grass to watch your favorite flick. If you want to get extra cozy, bring a blanket to snuggle under. This is such a fun and romantic date idea for summer.
12. Have a spa date at home
Who doesn’t love a good spa day? If you and your partner are looking to relax and rejuvenate, then consider creating a relaxing oasis at home. You can enjoy massages, facials, and any other treatments that you both desire. And, it’s the perfect way to unwind after a long week.
13. Stargazing truck bed date idea
Take your date night to new heights—literally. After the sun sets, drive to a secluded spot, park your truck, and cozy up in bed with blankets and pillows for a magical summer night under the stars. Don’t forget snacks and drinks!
14. Go to a comedy club
If you and your partner are looking for a fun and light-hearted date idea, then consider going to a comedy club. You can enjoy some laughs while bonding over what jokes made you cackle the hardest.
Fun Double Date Activities
15. Have a water balloon fight
Water balloon fights instantly make me think of my childhood. It’s a classic summer activity that’s perfect for a double date! You can have teams and make it into a competition.
16. Play mini-golf
If you and your partner are looking for a fun and competitive double date activity, then consider playing mini-golf. It’s always enjoyable to try and beat your friends at something!
17. Make homemade ice cream
Homemade ice cream is a delicious treat that’s perfect for a summer double date! You can all work together to make the ice cream and then enjoy it afterward which just screams summertime.
18. Visit an outdoor market or fair
There’s something about outdoor markets and fairs that just screams summertime. And, they make for a great double-date activity! You can stroll through the market, check out all of the different vendors, and maybe even find some unique treasures.
19. Organize a photo scavenger hunt
This is a fun activity that will have you and your partners exploring your city or town. And, it’s a great way to get some exercise while also spending time together.
20. Take a ballroom class
This is my kind of love and fun summer double date idea. You can take a ballroom class, which is a great way to safely learn the fundamentals of movement while having a blast together in class.
21. Cine Bistro (dinner & movie)
this is a great way to have some quality time with your partner and friends without having to spend a lot of money. Theatres like cine bistro offer this experience, and it’s on that list of fun things for couples to do in the summer.
Lazy Date Ideas
22. Have a movie night
Summer days can be just sitting around watching a movie. This is a convenient date idea for when it’s too hot outside. Pop some popcorn, snuggle up on the couch, and watch one of your favorite movies together.
23. Go for a walk
It can be as simple as walking in your neighborhood for a couple of laps followed by a romantic meal.
24. Have a game night
Break out your favorite board games or try something new! This is a great way to have some fun and competition with your partner.
25. Make a fort in your living room and sleep in it
Tap into your childlike wonder and make a simple fort then spend the night in it telling stories, laughing, and enjoying each other’s company.
26. Take turns giving each other massage
What a great idea, right? Not only do you get to relax but you also get to spend some quality time focusing on your partner. It’s a win-win!
27. Make homemade pizza
A classic date night that you can never go wrong with. Make your favorite pizzas and enjoy them while watching a movie or your favorite tv show.
28. Watch the sunrise or sunset together
This is a beautiful and romantic way to spend some time together. Make sure to bring a blanket and some snacks so you can cuddle up and enjoy the view.
Dates To Help With Planning The First Day of Summer Ideas
These are just a few of the many fun and exciting summer date ideas that you can try with your partner. So, get out there and have some fun!
Hope you have a nice summer filled with exploration and love! 🙂 What are your favorite summer date ideas? Let us know in the comments! Thanks for reading! 🙂