50 Daytime Date Ideas That Are All Sorts of Romantic

Tanvier Peart | Feb 12, 2018 Love & Sex
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  • 16. Ice Skating

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    Wintertime means ice skating dates! Lace up some skates and prepare to hold hands without trying to fall all over each other, although we've got to say that it's romantic comedy–level cute to do so anyway. 

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  • 17. Art Class

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    An art class is a fun way to tap into our creativity. Maybe our partner can become our muse!

  • 18. Visit a Carnival

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    Remember how fun carnivals and fairs were when we were little kids? They're still fun now, thanks to a serious nostalgia factor! We can ride all our favorite rides and maybe play a game to win our partner the biggest stuffed animal at the booth? 

  • 19. Visit an Aquarium


    Aquariums are the perfect place to stroll around in and stare in awe at the wonders of nature, while still spending some quality time with boo. It's the perfect date idea for those going on a second or third outing and wanting to switch it up from drinks and dinner.

  • 20. ... or a Zoo

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    On the flip side, stopping by a zoo is just as fun. Pack a lunch and spend the whole day surrounded by good company, i.e., interesting animals and our partner!

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  • 21. Farmers' Market

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    Stop by the local farmers' market to pick up some of the freshest and most delicious food in the area! Look at the array of colorful produce, taste the ripe berries, and smell freshly baked bread, and maybe be inspired to pack a picnic. It's a fun trip for all the senses.

  • 22. Volunteer

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    Pay it forward by signing up for a volunteering project for the day. Do good and feel good!

  • 23. Fly a Kite

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    Windy day outside? Take advantage by grabbing a kite (and maybe a bottle of wine) and having some fun outside.

  • 24. Gallery Hop

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    For an edgier date, check out the local art scene. Do a gallery crawl! Typically, entry to art galleries is free, but who knows what we'll end up buying! 

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  • 25. Mini-Golf

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    For a more playful version of golf, head over to the mini-golf course! To up the ante, maybe even make a bet for whoever loses?

  • 26. Explore a Museum


    Museums are always there, but how often do we actually find the time to stop by them? Visit one for a cute -- and educational -- day date, especially if there's a fun new exhibit out!

  • 27. Go on a Run

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    Go on a long run through a new part of the town, city, or neighborhood and take in all the sights while getting in some exercise. Even non-runners can jog at a slow pace and enjoy what their town has to offer. 

  • 28. Coffee Date

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    Ah, the coffee date. It's a tried-and-true first date to test the waters of compatibility with someone -- and sip some yummy java at the same time. 

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  • 29. Apple-Picking

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    What's more perfect for the fall than going on an apple-picking date? If the date goes well, then we would definitely bring them back home ... to bake some apple pie, that is. 

  • 30. Horseback Riding

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    What's both relaxing and adventurous at the same time? A horseback riding date! 

  • 31. Hit the Slopes

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    Hitting the slopes for skiing or snowboarding is a super fun date, even if we're only at the bunny slopes level! Plus, there's always the après-ski to be enjoyed afterwards.

  • 32. Play a Game of Tennis

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    They don't call it "love" in tennis for nothing. 

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  • 33. Hang Out at a Brewery

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    Sip a few beers at the local brewery for a chill daytime date. 

  • 34. Bowling

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    Bowling has been the date activity of choice dating all the way back to the '50s, so why break the tradition now?

  • 35. Baseball Game

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    Take me out to the ballgame! Order some hot dogs and beers and have some good old-fashioned fun at a local baseball game. 

  • 36. Explore a Botanical Garden

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    Stop and smell the roses, seriously! Visit a botanical garden for lovely stroll through some stunning foliage.

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  • 37. See a Palm Reader

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    Even those who don't read horoscopes religiously will find visiting a palm reader or tarot card reader to at least be somewhat amusing. Who knows what the future will hold?

  • 38. Sign Up for a Dance Class

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    We're down to get our groove on by taking a dance class with our beloved. Even if we don't have the best rhythm and can't remember all the moves, it's sure to be a fun time!

  • 39. Go to a Music Festival

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    Music festivals are the epitome of summer, and are a fun daytime getaway to see some live music and hang out in the sun. Even just grabbing a day pass can provide a nice sound-filled break. 

  • 40. Rock-Climbing Excursion

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    For a fun activity-filled date, hit up a rock-climbing gym or head to the great outdoors (but only if someone is experienced in rock climbing). Rock climbing is one of those exercises where we don't even notice we're exercising because it's so much fun.

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  • 41. Helicopter Ride

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    Channel Fifty Shades of Grey and book a helicopter ride around town. 

  • 42. Watch Some Whales

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    For those who live by the coast, spend a day whale-watching. Talk about relaxing. 

  • 43. Bird-Watching Expedition

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    Okay, so maybe bird-watching isn't in our usual schedule of activities, but it can be fun with the right partner! Scouting for local birds is like a scavenger hunt to bond over, even if no actual birds are spotted.

  • 44. Bakery-Hop

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    Who doesn't like eating some sweet treats with our sweet thang? Hop around to some favorite and beloved bakeries and try out some new ones! The best thing about this idea is that a sweet treat isn't as filling as a meal, so we can try multiple pastries.

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  • 45. Roadtrip

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    Pick a scenic route, like the Pacific Coast Highway, and then take a long and scenic drive. Don't forget to come up with a fun playlist!

  • 46. Record Shop

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    Record shopping is one of the best ways to find out more about our partner's music tastes, which says a lot about them. Hit up vintage shops or ones with new vinyls, and maybe we'll find our couple "song."

  • 47. Hit the Arcade

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    It's all fun and games until ... well, it's always fun and games at an arcade date! Find out who the sore loser is by playing some old-school arcade games.

  • 48. Take a Stroll

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    Take a daytime staycation and visit the historical or more touristy part of town! Even though this area is always here, we hardly ever visit it when we're always so busy.

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  • 49. Photo Shoot!

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    We'd love to have a throwback day date by running around town snapping memorable pics with our boo. The best part is that the photos don't just stay on our camera -- we can have them printed out and hang them somewhere!

  • 50. Hot Air Balloon Ride

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    Hot air balloons are gestures reserved for the category "grand romantic," but we think a beautiful day is the perfect time to whip this date out!

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