Summer sun somethings begun but oh oh the summer nights! Summer is a favorite season for many; the days are warm and the nights cool(er) and calm. It is also the perfect time of year to get your feet wet by stepping back into the dating world. If it’s been a solid year of Netflix binges and nights in with your girlfriends, here are some fabulous summer date ideas that will put the spring back in your step!
Sunset Paddle Boarding
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Rent a board, grab your paddles and life jackets and dip your toes into the brisk ocean or nearby lake for a calming paddle board session with your date. This activity is peaceful and more importantly conducive to conversation. Because it’s quiet on the water, you and your date will be able to get to know each other while also staying busy on your boards learning a new activity!
Feast at the Farmers Market
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If your date is a Foodie at heart, they will love you for suggesting a date centered around their taste buds. In the summer, there are lots of ongoing local farmers markets where you can find jams, cheeses and fresh produce! Try a little bit of everything and get to know what your date’s favorite foods are. Farmers markets are also free, which makes for a casual, inexpensive day/night out!
Bike Ride A Scenic Route
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Chances are you already own bikes already but if you don’t, bikes are easily accessible to rent and don’t break the bank! Pack a couple sandwiches and snacks and hop on your bikes. Pick out a destination you’d love to enjoy a picnic at and ride all the way there. The exercise will give you all the feel good endorphins and put you in the right mind set to enjoy a great date.
Catch a Movie Under the Stars
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Does your town have a drive-in theater!? Check it out and see what’s playing on the big screen. An outdoor film is the perfect way to enjoy the lovely summer night while munching on popcorn with your date. You can always do a little DIY and create your own outdoor theater with a rented projector and white bed sheet!
Float on The Lake
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An activity everyone can enjoy! There is nothing more relaxing than floating. Grab a brew or refreshing cider and raft up your floaties! If you are newly seeing someone, this provides a fun activity for your friends to meet your new beau or crush.
BBQ on The Beach
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Need I say more? Nothing screams summer more than your very own beach BBQ! An affordable date night where you can cozy up under a blanket and the stars. Listen to the waves while cooking up campfire smokies and S’mores. Hot tip – light some candles for added romance!