My date night ideas are usually dinner and a movie, dinner and a movie, dinner and a movie…and that can get old really quickly. I love a good dinner and a movie, but if you’re stuck in a dating rut and need some fun date night ideas, then this list should give you some inspiration!
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WHAT ARE SOME GOOD IDEAS FOR DATE NIGHT?
If you’re anything like the traditional couple, date night comes and you both ask each other what you want to do, and you both respond in unison, “I don’t care, it’s up to you!”
It can be tough to think of fun things to do on a date night, but I’ve come up with 100 Date Night Ideas for you and your significant other! Surely out of these good ideas for date night you can find something fun to do together!
HOW DO YOU PLAN A HOME DATE NIGHT?
I’ve got WAY too many ideas to list here, so I wrote a whole post of 100+ At Home Date Night Ideas. Check those out for some fun ideas you can use for dates at home!
WHAT DO COUPLES DO ON A NIGHT OUT?
Well, that all depends on your budget, your interests, and how long you’ve been together! If you’re a new couple, you might want to do something less romantic, and more fun to give the relationship time to grow. If so, see my big list of First Date Ideas here.
If you’ve been together a long time, or are married, you may want to spice it up a bit. The important thing is to have fun as a couple on a night out. Pick something (or a couple of somethings) from the list of date night ideas below and enjoy your time together!
100 DATE NIGHT IDEAS
1. Go on a picnic.
2. Take a walk.
3. Sing karaoke.
4. Go eat at a restaurant you’ve never eaten at before.
5. Go to a coffee shop.
We love this one! This is where my husband and I spent a lot of time together when we were dating! Definitely at the top of the list of Date Night Ideas for us!
6. Play board games.
It’s amazing how much fun they are as an adult! Want to get a new board game to learn together? Check out this list of some of our favorites!
7. Go see a movie.
Flip a coin to decide who picks if you have differing opinions!
8. Go to an arcade.
9. Go bowling.
10. Play mini-golf.
11. Go shopping.
12. Go on a scavenger hunt together.
The one I linked to is geared toward married couples, and has a free printable!
13. Go to a museum.
14. Take a scenic drive.
Sometimes driving, and listening to a podcast or favorite album can be such a nice, peaceful time together!
15. Go to a park.
16. Volunteer somewhere.
You can learn a lot about someone by the way they serve others. You can find some awesome, creative ideas and places to volunteer on this list.
17. Play laser tag.
18. Go to a painting class.
A great place to check to find deals on this is Groupon!
19. Go go-cart racing.
20. Go hiking on a nature trail.
21. Go on a double date with friends.
22. Make dinner together.
Sometimes just taking time to cook together can be a ton of fun! Put a candle on the table, play some music, and make it fun! May we suggest this Cowboy Chicken Patties recipe?
23. Go stargazing.
24. Crated With Love
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25. Go out for ice cream.
Pick somewhere fun for a good date night idea. Choose a rolled ice cream place, or even an ice cream place you’ve never been to!
26. Visit an international grocery store.
Sometimes you can find the neatest things at these!
27. Go roller skating.
28. Take a pottery class.
29. Use BetterSway to take dance lessons at home!
This is an AWESOME virtual instruction program that will teach you moves and techniques! This is perfect for upcoming weddings, or just learning to dance together without needing to go to public classes. I got you guys a special discount code you can use to save 15% off EVERY package they offer! Click HERE and use the code REDBUDDRIVE at checkout!
30. Make a DIY project.
My husband and I re-did these barstools together and really enjoyed the process! So easy and they turned out beautifully and a fun date night idea!
31. Go to a concert.
32. Play basketball.
33. Go swimming.
It doesn’t need to be hot outside either. Find a local YMCA and hit the indoor pool.
34. Go to the lake.
35. Have a campfire.
36. Go see a national monument.
37. Play volleyball.
38. Go to the batting cages.
39. Write each other a poem.
Keep it lighthearted and fun, or ramp it up with a romantic poem!
40. Go to a plant nursery.
Maybe even buy a plant to raise together or to remember the date night!
41. Go to an animal shelter.
42. Go to a trampoline park.
43. Go to the library.
Maybe even pick out a book for your significant other to read. This is a fun way to get to know each other in a different facet.
44. Go thrift store shopping.
45. Go play frisbee golf.
46. Go see a comedy show.
Because there’s literally nothing better than laughing.
47. Go to Build-A-Bear.
It’s not just for kids anymore! One of my favorite date night ideas!
48. Go get frozen yogurt.
49. Browse an antique store.
50. Go on a riverboat cruise.
These typically include dinner and a show and only last for a couple of hours.
51. Go to an amusement park.
52. Have a photoshoot.
Hire a photographer to shoot a cute photoshoot of you and your significant other.
53. Go on a 5k or fun-run.
54. Go on a bike ride.
55. Take a canoe trip.
56. Go to a driving range.
If you’re not good at playing golf, you can still have fun whacking the golf ball.
57. Go on a segway tour.
58. Go to a build-your-own-pizza bar.
59. Sit down and ask each other THESE questions.
Sometimes just talking and reconnecting as people can be an awesome date night! These questions would be good for couples who are just dating, or married couples as well. This is one of my favorite Date Night Ideas!
60. Play Mad Libs.
61. Go to a shooting range.
62. Play tennis.
63. Walk the beach.
It doesn’t need to be the ocean either! Go talk a walk along the lake, or the river, or even just go sit by a pond at your local park and have a snack or picnic and just enjoy the peace and talk!
64. Browse downtown shops.
You can find the MOST unique little shops you didn’t know existed downtown!
65. Bake cookies together.
These chocolate chip cookies are ALWAYS a win in our house!
66. Go to a water park.
There are lots of indoor water parks if the weather isn’t right for an outdoor water park.
67. Participate in an open-mic night.
68. Go to a craft fair.
69. Take a foreign language class.
70. Go berry picking.
Strawberries, blueberries, blackberries…all the berries. Then you can bake with each other after – it’s a cute date night idea!
71. Go to the zoo.
72. Go to a bakery or cupcake shop.
73. Go on a train ride.
74. Go horseback riding.
75. Go to an art festival.
76. Go to a renaissance faire.
Go all out! Dress up, take pictures, make it memorable!
77. Go ice skating.
78. Go to a play.
79. Go to a candy-making factory.
This can be fun AND delicious!
80. Go to a food festival.
81. Workout together.
82. Have a barbecue.
83. Host a dinner party for friends.
Play off each other’s strengths and plan a get-together!
84. Make your own ice cream.
This Blackberry Pie Ice Cream is ABSOLUTELY delicious and super easy to make too. No ice cream maker needed!
85. Go to a Farmer’s Market
My husband and I LOVE Farmer’s Markets. It’s not just veggies and fruits. You can typically find baked goods, crafts, and sometimes even entertainment. Our favorite Farmer’s Market is the original Farmer’s Market in Los Angeles. My husband and I spent a whole day in LA and it was our favorite activity! See everything we did HERE.
86. Go to a wildlife reserve.
87. Go to a science center.
88. Go to a ballet.
89. Go to the circus.
90. Go to the IMAX.
91. Visit a tea room.
92. Go to an escape room challenge.
You can typically find deals for these on sites like Groupon!
93. Make a scrapbook.
Doesn’t have to be girly, this can be fun! Going through old photos is half the enjoyment.
94. Go to a college or professional sports game.
95. Go to an aquarium.
96. Go to a trivia night.
97. Go on a Goodwill date night.
Basically you have $10 to buy your date’s outfit at a thrift store. Has to be the right size and gender appropriate. The rule is you can’t tell other people what you’re doing on your date. Go out to dinner and whatever else dressed in the thrifted outfit all night. It’s a blast!
98. Visit a scenic point.
99. Visit a new town.
100. Get matching tattoos.
Last on the list of 100 Date Night Ideas is getting couple’s tattoos. They don’t have to be big forearm pieces like the ones in the picture, BUT a cute tattoo that’s special to both of you is such a fun date night!
HAVE MORE DATE NIGHT IDEAS?
Do you have more ideas to add to our list of 100 Date Night Ideas? Add them in the comments! We love to mix it up, and not do the same, old boring things all the time! Pin this post to one of your Pinterest boards so you don’t lose this list next time you need something to do on date night!
- 100+ At Home Date Ideas – Don’t want to or can go out? Use these ideas for memorable at home date night ideas!
- 37+ First Date Ideas – these are great for first dates and are perfect for getting to know the other person in lighthearted fun!
- First Timer’s Guide to IKEA – I LOVE going to IKEA on date night! This guide will help make the most of it if you’ve never been and don’t know what to expect!
- 47+ Experiences to Give as Gifts – some of these would make fun date nights!
Whatever you decide to choose as your date night idea, I’m sure you will have fun! Save this post to have ideas at your fingertips whenever you need them!