Take the Pressure Off Date Night with these Super Fun Ideas and Activities

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Often, when it comes to dates, we put so much pressure on them to be perfect. Then, we overthink and can’t decide what to do. I truly believe the best dates are the ones in which we can be ourselves, have fun, and simply enjoy being in the moment.

So I’ve really pulled out the stops with this list! My husband and I have enjoyed a few of these ideas, and I’m looking forward to planning more for date night. Remember, don’t put pressure on – plan something that’s fun and casual you both like doing.

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And it wouldn’t be one of my lists without a printable, right? Challenge yourself to do as many of these as you can, and tick them off one by one. You can get the list with the link at the bottom of the article.


All-Round Great Ideas

Day Trip in a Rented Luxury Car

Rent a luxurious car (a convertible, ideally!) for the day, and go somewhere new and exciting with your partner or date. Choose somewhere you’ve always wanted to go. Or, print out a map and throw a dart or roll a dice to let fate decide your fun, four-wheeled adventure.

Find the Best View in Town to Have Tea or Coffee

Date idea - having tea with a view of the water.

Connect Over a Shared Love of Books at a Cool Bookstore

Date idea - a cool bookstore.

Have an Afternoon Date at the Best Coffee Shop or Teahouse near You

Coffee shop with booths in the shape of tea cups.

Go on a Street Art Tour

Street art.

Create a Bucket List of Things to Do in Your Local Town or City

Bucket list printables.
Bucket List Printables

Always told each other you’d visit a certain place or landmark but never seem to find the time? Why not do it all in one go? Find the top 10 or 20 things to do in your local town or city and write them down. You can use one of my free or premium bucket list printables to get started!

Go out for Dessert to the Highest-Rated Place on TripAdvisor near You

Cakes in a display window.

Have a Sunset Drinks Date at a Beach Bar

Busy beach bar at sunset.

Take a Cooking Class Together

Have a Gelato Date

Many types of gelato.

There’s plenty more ideas to go, so keep scrolling to find one you’ll both have an amazing time doing.

Fun date ideas for an amazing date night (list of ideas 1-14).

Ideas for Active People

Go on a Bike Ride

Biking by the water.

Bicycle rides can be a fun and joyous way to spend your date time. Choose a scenic route with quiet roads and little traffic. Take in the scenery, chat, and joke together. You could even pack a bag of food and drinks for a romantic lunch or picnic in a nearby field or park.

Give ATV Riding a Go

ATV riders by a mountain.

Go on a Hike Together

Hiking and mountains in Peru.

Try Paragliding

Paragliding above water.

Here’s a few more activities that can make for great dates:

  • Sign up for a Dance Class
  • Go Horseback Riding
  • Play Laser Tag
  • Try Go-Karting
  • Go Rock Climbing
  • Sign up for a Fitness Class Together

For Outdoorsy People

Go Stargazing

Use the weather forecast to help you choose a night with a clear sky, and pack yourself a rucksack of blankets, clothes, and snacks. You can either lie out in the back garden together or drive to a nearby clearing, field, or wooded area. Gaze up at the night together, and share dreams, swap stories, and kiss beneath the moonlit sky.

Enjoy some Pool Time

Pool with inflatable.

Have Dinner at a Street Food Market and Try Something New

Street food in Taiwan.

Have a Sunset Picnic

Prepare a rucksack or basket of sandwiches, snacks, and other delicious foods, and choose a spot with a glorious view of a town, river, or countryside.

Take a cycle or car drive there, and find a secluded spot together. As the sun sets, you can share memories, stories, and eat comforting food as you watch one of nature’s most glorious acts of beauty.

A few more outdoor ideas to think about:

  • Plan a Hot Air Ballon Ride
  • Go on a Photo Walk in Your City
  • Go Fruit Picking Together
  • Go to an Open-Air Food Market
  • Tube Down a River
  • Book Tickets to an Outdoor Concert

If You’re At Home

Watch Both Your Favorite Childhood Movies

Make your front room cozy with blankets and pillows, and be sure to prepare a big bowl of popcorn or snacks. Each choose a film from your childhood that means a lot to you and watch the films back-to-back with each other on the couch. Set up a home projector to create even more of a cinema feel.

Make Cocktails Together

Google one or two of your favorite cocktails, and find some great recipes. Order in or take a trip to the supermarket and gather all your supplies. Once you’re home, spend your evening mixing some glamorous drinks, with plenty of music, shows, and snacks.

There’s plenty more date ideas you can do from the comfort of home:

  • Have a Mini Competition on Who Can Make the Best Hot Chocolate
  • Challenge Yourselves to a Giant Jigsaw Puzzle
  • Have a Board Game Night
  • Play Video Games
  • Enjoy a DIY Spa Night at Home
  • Sign up for an Airbnb Online Experience
  • Take an Online Cooking Class
  • Try an at-home DIY Kit like a Winemaking Kit or Cheesemaking Kit

Dates for Indoor Activities

Indoor doesn’t just have to mean at home. There’s plenty of places you can go for date night.

Watch a Drive-in Movie

A drive-in movie gives you the fun, thrills, and spills of a night at the movies, but with the intimacy of being snuggled together in your car. Be sure to make the road trip fun with car games, a great playlist, and plenty of drinks and snacks for the journey and the movie.

Tour an Underground Wine Cellar

Underground wine cellar.

Have a Casual Pizza Date

Pizza Date.

Dress Each Other up in Funny Costumes

Nothing beats a fun, goofy date night. Find a local fancy dress store, and give each other a budget. Find the most hilarious costume you can, but don’t show your partner until you get home. Trade bags, get changed, and enjoy a fun evening at home in your entertaining attire.

Oh, and there’s plenty more you can do indoors (excuse the rhyming!)

  • Go to a Pub / Bar Trivia Night
  • Go Ice Skating or Rollerblading
  • Book a Themed Escape Room
  • Karaoke to Your Favorite Songs
  • Go to the Arcade
  • Visit the Local Aquarium
Local Aquarium.

Budget Ideas that are Cheap or Free

Learn a Tik-Tok Dance

Dancing can be really intimidating for novice dancers or those who just have two left feet. So take the pressure off and make it loads of fun. Watch a poplar tik-tok dance, and record yourselves dancing together. Tik-tok dances are meant to be fun and silly, so there’s no pressure to replicate the iconic scene in Dirty Dancing!

Draw or Paint a Portrait of Each Other

This does not have to get as steamy as the one in the movie Titanic! But if you both call yourself ‘bad at art,’ this idea can be so much fun.

Go on a Leisurely Walk Together

Local Park.

Volunteer at a Dog Shelter

Dog shelters are always looking for people to help spend time with and walk their dogs, and they rely heavily on volunteers. Walking a dog with your partner can be lots of fun and a great way to spend time outdoors. Plus, you’ll both be doing your bit to help a good cause.

More ideas to keep things low-cost and super fun:

  • Visit the Local Museums When Free
  • Visit a Free Tourist Spot in the City
  • Shop at a Thrift Store
  • Have a Date at the Local Library
  • Try Finding the Best Free View in the City
  • Try Geocaching

Make it a Surprise Date

Recreate Your First Date

Whether it was an awkward encounter or a magical evening, recreating your first day, step-by-step, can be a powerful way to connect emotionally on a date.

Don’t hold back. Try to recreate everything, like for like. Drop in memories and moments when they come to you, and let the nostalgia and happiness take over. Get some pens, paints, and a drawing pad. Pull goofy poses, and just have fun with it. It’s all about letting go and being yourselves around each other.

Love the idea of a surprise date? Here’s a few more ideas for inspiration:

  • Plan a Romantic and Fun Scavenger Hunt for Your Partner
  • Book Tickets to a Live Comedy Show
  • Make Plans to Volunteer for their Favorite Local Charity
  • Plan a Couple’s Spa Date
  • Buy Tickets to a Movie They’ve Been Eager to Watch
  • Take them to an Exclusive Speakeasy Bar
  • Surprise Them with a Movie Night and a DIY Movie Night Gift Basket
  • Plan a Brunch Date at Their Favorite Restaurant
  • Get Tickets to a Fun Hands-on Activity like Pottery or Glassblowing

Just So, So Cute Ideas

Cook a Brand New Recipe Together

Regardless of your skills, cooking can be a fun way to spend quality date time together. To make it enjoyable for both, choose a new, exciting recipe. Be sure to do everything together. Source the ingredients, prep them, and cook together. Make sure one of you doesn’t take over in the kitchen.

Divide the tasks, put some fun music on, and whip up a hearty feast. At the end of it all, you get to eat your delicious meal with wine and other goodies.

Go to a Local Garden Center or Plant Nursery and Pick Out Your First Plant Together

Plant at home on the balcony.

Loving the cute vibes? Here’s some more:

  • Play Mini Golf
  • Visit the Local Botanical Garden
  • Go to the Farmer’s Market on a Weekend
  • Shop at an Antique Store
  • Build a Bird House for Your Backyard
  • Go for a Walk in the Neighborhood You Want to Live Someday
  • Work as a Team to Build Something Using a DIY Youtube Tutorial
  • Go on a Romantic Stroll on the Beach

Keep Things Elegant and Classy

Book Wine Tasting

Wine bottles displayed at a restaurant.

There’s plenty more activities and ideas here for a really classy evening:

  • Go to an Art Gallery Opening
  • Have a Progressive Dessert (instead of Dinner) Date
  • Go on a Glamping Date
  • Jest Ski at the Lake
  • Go See a Play
  • Go out for Rooftop Bar Drinks
  • Have a Dinner Date at a Michelin-Starred Restaurant
  • Go to Another City Just for Lunch
  • Go to a Charity Gala

Even More Ideas

Spend an Evening at the Coast

There’s something calming and joyful about coastal air. If you can drive to the coast, you should plan a date there for the two of you. Make it a fun day out. Walk on the sand with no shoes. Splash each other in the sea. And lie on the grass of the neighboring hills and watch the sunset.

Sunset in Punta del Este by the water.
  • Go on a Brewery Tour
  • Have a Drink at the Fanciest Hotel Bar in Town
  • Go Indoor Skydiving
  • Go to an Indoor Trampoline Park
  • Sign up for an Archery Class
  • Try Your Hand at Ax Throwing
  • Rent a Tandem Bike
  • Pretend to Furnish Your Future Place at Ikea
  • Play Paintballing
  • Fly Kites in the Park

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So remember – don’t let your date nights become routine and uninspiring. Try something fun and exhilarating that both of you can do together.

Ignore over-the-top movie romances, as it can put too much pressure on the date. Make them simple, creative, fun, and, most importantly, memorable.


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