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Cool and Fun Date Ideas

Updated on June 1, 2015
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Visit an Attraction

There are many attractions that are location specific that you can travel to and enjoy such as the rock structures in hocking hills, crystal caves that are located around the world or even a circus. There is also nature preserves, hot air ballooning and zip lining. The possibilities are unlimited.

Catch a Sports Game

Most people like sports and the ones who don't still love great food, beverages, and a good time so maybe a trip to the stadium with that special someone could be perfect even if your certain someone isn't as big of a sports fan as you or vice versa. There is entertainment for everyone here.

Get a Gym Membership

What's better then staying in shape? Getting healthy together. Grab your significant other and head to the nearest gym.for an exciting work out that will leave you both feeling better.

Live Entertainment

Is a jazz bar more your thing? Perhaps a piano bar peaks your interest or Saturday night karaoke? There's so many different types of live shows to discover. Look online for the options near you.

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Shooting

If you like shooting then this could be for you. Take your special someone to the shooting range, to a trap and skeet, or for some archery. This can be a sexy and fun date for either partner.

Historical Sightseeing

This can be a great way to bond and also a really fun way to learn about our history and the landmarks around us. If you are into learning something new, history, or even just sight seeing then this is something that you should look in to for a date.

Go Hiking

You can hike through the mountains or even in your local parks and woods. This is a great way to stay in shape and keep your bodies healthy while also bonding and having fun.

Learn a New Language

While your getting your body in shape don't forget your brain as well. Learning a new language can be a great educational way to bond plus it will keep your brain fresh and help it to continue to grow and build brain cells. It's Aldo proven to help prevent Alzheimer's among many other positives.

Go kayaking or Canoeing

An inexpensive way to be adventurous and stay cool in the warmer months is to pick up your canoe or kayak and take your significant other outdoors for some fun in the sun, and the water. If you do not have access to either of these then there are plenty of places that allow you to rent them at a low cost.

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Go to a Museum

For an educational day together, you can visit any one of the many museums in your area. There are art museums for the creative, a unique variety of history museums and many more. Find a subject you both like and plan a trip.

Go to a New Restaurant

Step out of your comfort level and discover new and exciting places to grab a bite in your area. This is a good way to get to know each other and the surrounding areas. Go somewhere you've never been and order something you've never ordered.

Go to One of the Many Parks

There are so many things you can do in a park, whether it is a metro, state, or national park there is always something to keep you and your date entertained that is specific to the area and location of your choice. A few ideas depending on which park and where it is located are:

  • Dog parks: for the animal loving couples this can be both enjoyable and functional. You and your loved one can bond over a game of Frisbee with your dog or just bond while walking him or her. You can bond with your partner and pets and what's more attractive then someone who actually takes care of their animals?
  • Metro parks: They are small wooded parks mainly used for dog walking, running, cycling and that type of activity. They are usually pretty small so you can walk around for hours not paying attention to where you're going and never really get lost which can be perfect for getting to know one another.
  • Urban Parks: These are parks in the city that are usually just grass, pavement and landmarks. You can have a picnic here, walk, or just visit and enjoy the scenary and wildlife. This is usually less intimate due to the open landscape and many people visiting.
  • State parks: State parks differ in all areas. Sometimes they are wooded, sometimes they are like urban parks, some are mountainous and others are mainly bodies of water. One thing they all have in common is that they bring you close to nature in their own unique way.
  • National parks: National parks are usually the most unique with the most interesting landscapes and historical monuments. You are sure to have an adventurous and knowledgeable time at any one of the many in the country.

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Catch a Comedy Show

If you're in the mood for a laugh and a fun night out then a comedy club can be the perfect choice. With new and unique acts every week you are sure to find a performance to attend that everyone will enjoy and want to see. Research the upcoming events by calling the venue or viewing their website.

Go on a Cruise

This is one of the more expensive ideas but this can be a great vacation and date wrapped into one event. There are many to choose from so you can find the right one for your budget and needs.

Beer and Wine Tasting

Take your date to a brewery or wine tasting tour and have fun while also discovering new and better tastes. These dates are unique because every tasting experience is different from the last so even if you have done this before it can still be fun the 4th and 5th times around. This is a classy way to discover alcohol.

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Take Classes

Are you into pottery or do you want to learn to paint? You can also take cooking classes, or even glass blowing classes. If there is something you've been wanting to try now is as good of a time as any to ask your significant other to join you in your adventure.

See a Movie

Seeing a movie isn't new but when you do it in a unique way it can sometimes be enough. Not only can you cuddle up at home and watch a movie but you can go to the cinemas or tryban old time drive in. There's also the theaters that serve dinner and cocktails if the previous options aren't enough.

Get a Massage or Go to the Spa

If you both could use some relaxation then this can be a great choice to unwind and take the stress of life away. You can get a couples massage or choose any of the many spa services to enjoy. There's plenty of options so you can both leave happy.

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Go to a Play

You don't have to be in Chicago to see an original old time live play. Many cities have smaller but still just as entertaining productions. It's as simple as buying a ticket and enjoying the show. You will just need to find the where and when.

Go Skating

Whether you are into roller or ice skating, either of these two opoptions are perfect date ideas for the couple looking to feel old school or to just enjoy the simpler things in life. This can be romantic as well as fun depending on the location and timing of your date.

Go to the Many Theme Parks

There's so much that can be done at a theme park and with the many that are in exiatance you are sure to have a new and different expierence no matter which you choose. The many that are included here are Six flags, Disneyland, Coney Island, cedar point, and Disney World.

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Fly in a Private Plane

For a hefty chunk of change you can purchase flight lessons for yourself and your partner and enjoy a date in the sky or take a plane tour and enjoy the view from above. What could be a funner way to bond?

Go to a Festival

Every year there are thousands of festivals across the nation. These festivals include the Asian food festival, the German american festival and even beer fest.

Visit a Fair

Many counties are host to small fairs once a year but there are many other reasons for having a fair including fundraising purposes so in the summer months you can find these almost continuously.

Take a Boat Tour

Most major cities and even some smaller ones have boat tours to see the city from the water and to cool off from the hot air. These are best on warm to hot spring and summer days.

Carriage Ride

This might be corny but its also a romantic way to tour a city and enjoy some relaxing moments with that special someone. This is mainly done in winter and you usually need an appointment so be sure to call ahead and schedule your ride.

Go Karting

Why not start some friendly competition? A race in a go kart will most likely create this and you will be sure to have fun doing it. Who is the better racer of the two? find out with a date.

Boating and Water Sports

If you or someone you know owns a boat this can be a really inexpensive yet extraordinarily fun date. You don't have to settle for just a boat either as there are many different types of water sports including water skis and jets. You can rent these if you have no access to some of your own but it can get costly.

Local Events

Each town holds it's very own local events. You can check the local paper or look up the event calendar for your city. There are many events to find and explore within your very own town.

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      Dianna Mendez 22 months ago

      I'm not single but my hubby and I have a date night once a week. We've taken many of these suggestions over the years and they are proven fun and exciting ideas. Although I would really enjoy the shooting, I'm afraid my hubby would not go for it. Good topic and well covered!

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