30 Summer Date Ideas We Think You'll Love


It’s summer time!

That means BBQs with loved ones, floating down the river, family road trips and picnics at the park. The word summer instantly brings this unique feeling of freedom and a high anticipation of fun memories and recreation.

So, if summer can offer all of that to you, what can it offer for your marriage?

I can sum it up in one word… ready? Connection! Summertime has an abundance of opportunity for you and your spouse to get connected on new levels and in new ways!

Here are some ideas to help you plan new, adventurous, romantic dates to stay connected this summer:

  • Go camping for the weekend

  • Go skinny-dipping 🙈

  • Volunteer somewhere locally together

  • Have a Beach Day, alone! (And bring our new book, 365 Connecting Questions for Couples with you.)

  • Crash a hotel pool and go night swimming

  • Get tickets to an outdoor concert

  • Buy some fireworks and light them in your backyard (then go in the bedroom and make some more 😉 )

  • Go for a bike ride and stop at a new place for lunch

  • Go for a hike together and pack a picnic

  • Have a “Pancakes and Pajamas Morning”, then maybe go back to bed...

  • Classic bonfire and s’mores

  • Rent the movie The Story of Us and have some tissues handy

  • Go out for ice cream and bring a deck of cards

  • Try a new drink at your local coffee shop. Switch things up!

  • Find local happy hours and take advantage of cheaper prices

  • Pull out your wedding album or wedding video and reminisce

  • Go to a local library together and pick out a book of new positions to try, then go home and try them out!

  • Look through a cook book and pick out something new to cook together

  • Plan a stay-cation! Explore your city from a tourist's point of view and maybe find a new place to be a local regular!

  • Camp out in your backyard and make love under the stars

  • Go shopping and buy an outfit for each other

  • Wife, take your husband to the Victoria's Secret dressing room with you and have him watch as you try on all the lingerie. Let him pick which one to take you home in. If you’re on a budget you don’t even have to buy anything, the visual stimulation will be enough.

  • Go Indoor Rock Climbing together

  • Buy a fire pit for your backyard. Start a weekly tradition to sit outside together after the kids are asleep and connect. (Our new book would be helpful here, too!)

  • Binge watch Brené Brown videos on YouTube

  • Recreate your favorite summer date from when you were just dating ☺

  • Find a Wine or Food Tasting Tour to experience together

  • Go to an art show

  • Go to a baseball game

  • Go to a local street fair together (& try something new to eat!)

Whatever you do, just make sure you have fun! And if all else fails, ask some Connecting Questions!

Written by Anna Collins
Anna Collins lives in sunny Southern California with her husband and two children. She is passionate about her marriage, staying at home with her kids, writing, coffee, good conversation, and game night. Her life dream is to someday write a book and see it published.