When the weather is nice, it’s easy to come up with fun date ideas. From picnics in the park to a long walk or even a baseball game under the stars, the possibilities seem endless. Taking a romantic stroll is a bit less appealing when the weather is below freezing, but that doesn’t mean you have to shut yourself indoors until spring comes. This winter, don’t let a little snow stop you from meeting people and exploring your city.
Here are some date night ideas that won’t leave you out in the cold.
- Catch a game. It may be too chilly for an outdoor stadium, but you can cheer on your favorite team in the comfort of a heated arena all year round. Hockey and basketball are both winter sports, and NHL and NBA games are exciting, fast–paced and a great way to spend a chilly evening. You’ll have plenty of time to get to know each other and learn all about your date’s favorite concession stand treats.
- Visit a museum. Be a tourist in your own hometown and spend a couple of hours wandering through a museum with your date. Learn about history, art and science together, while also discovering shared interests. Exhibits are always changing, so don’t be afraid to check out a museum again if you haven’t been in a while.
- Warm up with some tunes. When the temperatures dip, head out to see some live music. Whether it’s a basement jazz club or a concert hall with thousands of seats, music is a great way to get out and experience something new with a date. Pair the concert with a drink or dessert afterward to reflect on the show and have some uninterrupted conversation.
- Embrace the cold. Is your date the adventurous sort, unafraid of a challenge? Bundle up and get outside no matter the temperatures. Challenge each other to a snowman-making contest, and ask a stranger to vote on the best one. Loser buys the first round of hot chocolates afterward. If you’re going to a venue or event in the city, check to see if you can take public transportation to and from your destination. It’s affordable and easy, and a great alternative to driving in wintry weather.
This winter, enjoy all the activities the colder weather has to offer. Amazing performances, cozy coffee shops and cultural attractions are the perfect setting for a successful date. Get creative and remember that meeting people, having fun and making memories are not solely summertime sports.
Guest Post contributed by Event Tickets Center