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.