June 23, 2012
Some of my most favorite memories are those when me and my husband were able to get away from our every day lives and focus on the two of us while doing something very simple or very different. Not too long ago I made a list of dates to have at home. Now, this list is for the regular dates out on the town but with a little bit more adventure and spunk. I hope that through-out our marriage we can experience all of them!
Visit restaurants A-Z. You don't have to do this within one date but can make it an ongoing date.
Go Bird Watching
Tour Open Houses
Take a tablecloth, silverware and candle to McDonalds to enjoy a "romantic" dinner.
Do chores for 3 different homes such as raking leaves or sweeping the floor.
Shovel snow off someones walk and driveway before they wake-up
Place 10 items from the store into a cart, switch baskets and each of you have to put the items away. Whoever puts the things away first wins.
Go to a planetarium
Tour a factory
Hunt for 4 leaf clovers
Go to a museum, better yet visit all the museums in town through-out your dates
Go to a historical site
Go to an opera
Go to a symphony
Go to a concert
Take an art class
Take a cooking class
Take a karate class
Play a sport together on a team
Play camera tag in a store. Try to take as many pictures of each other (duck and hide!) and whoever get's the most pictures wins.
Go to a gym to participate in a class, work-out, swim, or play racquetball or some other sport.
Plant a tree
Fly a kite
Glue 50 cents to a floor and watch people.
Walk others dogs and bathe them.
Clean up a road, park or highway
Visit someone who is sick
Visit a hospital
Visit a retirement home
Visit a ronald mcdonald house
People watch at an airport or mall
Go to the zoo
Go on a picnic
Visit every park in your town. This may not be done all in one day.
Go to a pet store
Visit an animal shelter
Go to a field of flower to pick some and watch the clouds
Play hide and seek in a mall
Play putt putt
Play laser tag
Go paint balling
Go running or train for a 5k/10k/marathon together
Window shop downtown
Go to a circus
Go to a carnival
Go to a festival
Go to the fair
Pick out outfits at goodwill/thrift shop and go eat in the funny outfit
Go to a thrift shop
Go to an antique store
Go fishing then go eat fish at a fish and chips joint if you didn't catch anything
Buy each other a gift at the dollar store
Pick a certain spot to watch the sunset or sunrise. Make this YOUR spot. Have reunions there and be sure to bring binoculars and doughnuts.
Do laundry at a laundromat
Go to a park for a walk and slides and swings
Put together a parade for your neighborhood
Go to a parade
Volunteer at a homeless shelter
Go to an arcade
Take pictures of every fire hydrant in the neighborhood. Be in the pictures yourselves. Could do this with any object.
Go to a field to tell scary stories then out for pie for a lift me up.
Go to the library to check out books of interest, poetry readings, lectures or any other events that the library offers.
Go to a used book store or barnes and noble for the same.
Go to a book store and each of you read a book or magazine and discuss it.
Go to a flea market.
Go to a farmer's market.
Go to a convenience store with 45 each and try to buy something for the date that could make it fun.
Go ice skating
Go to a race track with cars, horses or dogs
Go bike riding
Go carve initials in a tree
Do a progressive dinner which is appetizer at one restaurant, main course at another and dessert at another.
Go to the movies and sneak into a second one
Go on a nature walk or hike and study the beauty of nature around you
Visit a lake and go jet skiing, fishing, boating, water skiing, tubing
Visit a river or creek and put your feet in
Visit a beach to experience the boardwalk, make sand castles, go swimming
Go to a local play through a high school, college or beginners/professionals
Go to the temple
Go to a hotel for the night
Go to a bread and breakfast for the night
Go to a farm to pick your own food such as pumpkins, grapes, apples, etc.
Go to a photo booth
Go to a comedy show
Go to the rodeo
Go on a hot air balloon ride
Visit a recreation center for a swimming pool, sports such as basketball or racquetball or other classes
Visit a waterfall
Heart attack someone by putting cut-out hearts on their door filled with nice messages
Go to a craft show
Go to a gun show
Go to a car show
Go to any show that interests you
Go get ice cream
Through-out your dates try to go to all different kinds of food such as mexican, itallian, seafood, american, indian, and etc.
If you have a favorite food then visit all the restaurants in your area that offer it so you can find your favorite one. Of course this will take different dates too.
Take a dance class
Go on a ghost tour
Go to a haunted house
Go roller skating
Visit an outside town that is named something romantic (like one of your names, love, beautiful, or etc.)
Visit the capital of your state and find something to do
Take a roadtrip to somewhere you would like to go
Go shopping for clothes, Christmas, Birthdays, or anything for the home.
Go to a cafe for some hot chocolate and a snack, to people watch and have good conversation.
Go to a sports store to get more ideas on what you would like to do together
Go to garage sales
Go to a sporting event such as baseball, basketball, football, hockey either little league, highschool, college or professional
Flip a coin that will tell you to turn right or left... see where you end up. Get lost!
Do a ring and run for someone in need or for a friend. Ring the doorbell and run after putting a gift on their doorstep.
Participate in a community service project such as building a playground or a home.
Go lingerie and perfume/cologne shopping
Visit a botanical garden
Go rock climbing
Go to chuck e. cheeses
Climb a tree
Go horseback riding
Go to a bounce house that has big blown up bouncy things
Go to Lowes or Home Depot to get some things for a home project or to get home project ideas
Get your photographs taken professionally
Go through a drive thru backwards or in reverse
Do a chinese firedrill
Test drive some cars
Rent a motorcycle
Throw darts on a state or city map and go where the dart goes
Thumb through the phone book and go where your fingers land
Go to a foreign market such as a china town
Go to a spa for a couple's massage
Go to different cultural restaurants and learn the language while you are there.
Take a college class together
Visit a bakery
Visit lover's lane
Visit a street that is named romantic
Hold signs that say "Free Hugs" and deliver the hugs as people need them
People watch at wal-mart
Do something funny in wal-mart
Visit an aquarium
Go feed ducks at a playground, pond, lake
Go swimming with dolphins
Go to an amuseument park
Go to a water park
Go on a cruise
Go on a vacation
Visit a top romantic restaurant in town
Go ice blocking. Get a block of ice and sit on it and slide down a hill.
Go to a mattress shop
Go to a souvenir shop
Go to a group class or get together through www.meetup.com Find a group that offers something you are interested in.
Plan a double date
Plan a grown-up board game night with many couples
Have fun in an elevator by pushing all the buttons, saying funny things, or etc.
Visit a donut shop
Take a ride on the city bus or subway
Visit a cemetary, this is especially nice when you have a loved one there.
Go on a train ride
Go on a hellicopter
Go on a plane, better yet, take flying classes
Take your dog to a dog park or obedience school
Find an event that is happening in your local newspaper