These fun date ideas for couples are perfect if you’re looking to do something more creative on your next date night.
You’ll find plenty of cute date night ideas that range from the romantic such as watching the sunset to some activities that will get your blood pumping such as skydiving!
If you’ve just started dating, then these things to do on a date will come in handy and provide you with plenty of great ideas on what the two of you can do together.
So if you’re looking for some interesting places to go on a date, check out our list below and get planning your fun date today!
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Fun Date Ideas
1. Go Bowling
The great thing about bowling is that no matter where are you, you’re never too far from an alley. Bowling is also really simple and makes for a perfect date night activity. Just rock up to your nearest bowling alley, hit a few pins, and have lots of fun in the process. What’s not to love?
2. Try a class on something you’ve never done before
If you do the same thing over and over it will get stale eventually. That’s why trying a new activity, that neither of you is familiar with, is a great idea. It could be painting, a poetry class, or even a cooking class. Whatever it is, if it’s new and stimulating you’re both going to have a good time.
3. Try out some dancing
There aren’t many more romantic dating activities than dancing. Instead of dancing on a night out, why not take a salsa class together or learn the tango? You might step on each other’s toes at first, but there aren’t many better ways you can get intimate and have some fun at the same time!
4. Go geocaching
Geocaching may not be familiar to everyone, but it’s a really simple concept to understand. You use GPS to navigate your way to various coordinates around the world where you’ll find hide-and-seek containers. It’s hiking complete with a scavenger trail. If you both love the outdoors, this is a great activity to try!
5. Camp out together
Another excellent activity for those of you who love the outdoors. Camping is a great way to spend a weekend together. You can set off on a hike and camp under the stars and make it as romantic as you want. Be sure to check out our selection of campfire questions you can ask one another once you’ve set up camp!
6. Have a water fight
It’s hot and you want something to do, so why not have a water fight? Ok, it’s not everyone’s first idea of what you could do on a warm day, but there’s no doubt spraying each with water guns and water bombs sounds appealing!
7. Have a board game night or go to a board game cafe
Board games are a lot of fun. While some of them aren’t suitable for two players, there’s plenty you can play together. You could mix it up by going to a board game cafe, or even invite another couple over and have a board game night with them!
8. Go rock wall climbing
A fun date idea that’s great if you’re looking for something different to do. There are lots of indoor climbing centers in most cities and as rock-wall climbing is fairly straightforward, it’s a good activity to do together. If you’re already avid climbers, then why not try rock climbing outdoors together?
9. Hit the go-karting track
I’m not sure I’ve come across anyone who doesn’t enjoy go-karting. It’s one of the best date ideas for its simplicity and fun factor. Find your nearest track, jump in and find out who’s the better driver out of the two of you. Just don’t make it too competitive!
10. Go on a bike ride together
This is a perfect activity for summertime. Hop on your bikes and ride in the countryside or to the beach depending on where you are. You can even take some food with you and have a picnic if you want. Or, you could cycle to some nice cafes and eat there. The beauty of this date idea is that once you’re on your bikes, there are so many things to see and do!
11. Play mini golf
Mini golf is a good date idea as it’s a fun and simple activity. Just rock up to the nearest mini golf place near you and find out who’s got the better touch with the putter! Most cities have indoor mini golf where you can buy a few drinks as you play, which makes the activity that little bit more exciting!
12. Spend a day at the beach
Ok, so this is a cliche date idea but it’s still a good one. Who doesn’t love a day at the beach? It works best if you live near a beach but a two or three-hour drive to the beach is still worth it. Plus, you can make it a mini road trip and stop at a few places along the way before relaxing in the sun!
13. Go to an amusement park or water park
Amusement parks are so much fun. If you’ve been to Orlando, Florida, and visited Disneyworld or Universal Studios, then you’ll know what I’m talking about. Going on various rides is a lot of fun and sure to get your adrenaline flowing. A day at a water park is another great idea and perfect if you’re looking for something to do on a sunny day.
14. Try out a new type of cuisine
Sick of eating the same food over and over? Why not head out and try a different type of cuisine? This is easier if you live in a big city as there’s likely to be more variety, but you can still do it in most places. You can also stay in and do this with a takeout if you don’t feel like heading out to eat.
15. Visit museums
Museums aren’t everyone’s cup of tea, but if you and your partner are culture vultures, then you’ll enjoy visiting a museum as a cute date idea. Again, this is easier in big cities, but you could make this a day trip and visit a few museums in a day or a weekend.
16. Hunt for fossils
This one’s a bit out there, but who wouldn’t love to discover some old fossils on a beach? It’s best to have a look at where you might find fossils in your local area before you go, but if there’s a spot near you, this is a fun activity you can do together that will stay with you for a while if you do find some fossils.
17. Go on a brewery/vineyard tour
Like a drink? Then visiting a brewery or a vineyard is one of the best date ideas for couples. You’ll get to learn all about how beer or wine is made and sample some of it too! Just make sure not to drink too much if you’re driving there!
18. Visit a graveyard and see how old the dead people are
Ok, so this sounds a little crazy, but this is actually more interesting than you might think. Graveyards are an interesting place and it’s fascinating to walk around and see how old some of the tombstones are. It’s a humbling experience, and if you visit a cemetery in your local area, you’ll learn about the history of the area in a unique way.
19. Build some lego together
This is one of the best cool date ideas for a rainy day. Break out the lego and build something epic together. It can be something you build from scratch or a piece you’ve bought such as a Lego Death Star.
20. Have fun at an auction
You don’t have to buy anything, but just going to an auction and observing what’s happening can be interesting. That said, if you have some spare cash, then bidding for a few items is a fun activity you can both do together. You could turn it into a game and see who gets the most bang for their buck too!
21. Visit a haunted spot at night
You both need to be into spooky stuff to enjoy this one. Have a look online and see if there are any haunted spots near you and go and check them out at night. You’ll need nerves of steel, but at least you have each other in case you come across any paranormal activity. If you do this during spooky season, use our Halloween conversation starters to keep the conversation going while you explore!
22. Go on a road trip
This is a great weekend activity you can do together. Jump in your car and explore some fascinating places nearby. Road trips are a brilliant activity and there aren’t many better ways to spend time together than exploring new and exciting places!
23. Do some DIY together
This can be a piece of furniture or something as simple as painting a room. Whatever it is, the two of you doing it together is a great way to bond and surprisingly fun. This one is best for established couples and is even better if the two of you live together.
24. Visit a science center
Most cities have science centers, and although they’re designed with kids in mind, there’s nothing stopping two full-grown adults from visiting. The interactive exhibits are a lot of fun and this is a great activity you can do together and perhaps learn some new things too!
25. Go to a comedy night
Find out which bars or clubs host comedy nights in your local area and go check it out. This is a great idea if one of you has had a stressful week. Comedy is a great way to lighten the load. Just make sure you don’t sit in the front row unless you want to become part of the routine!
26. Check out a botanical garden
Botanical gardens are a cool date idea that often gets overlooked. Almost all big cities have a garden you can wander around, and some of them even have exhibits you can check out too. Spending a nice warm day strolling around and admiring the view is a great way to spend the day!
27. Watch a play/musical
It helps if you’re a fan of musicals and plays but this is a brilliant activity to do if the two of you are. Even if your partner likes them and you don’t, you’ll earn a lot of brownie points by going. You never know, you might end up enjoying the show!
28. Go to the movie theater
This one is a classic, and often maligned date, but as long as it’s not a first date, or second date, watching a movie at the theater is a great date idea. It’s even better if you plan it around a movie you’re both eager to watch. After all, movies are always better in front of the big screen!
29. Watch the sunset
There aren’t many more romantic date ideas than watching the sunset together. You can do this in your local area or on holiday, just pick a nice spot and enjoy the moment.
30. Show your partner around your favorite places
This is a great date idea where one of you gets to be the tour guide and show the other around some of your favorite places. This one works well if you’re both from different places as you can show them the sights of your hometown and see how much they enjoy it.
31. Go on a pub/cafe crawl
With so many pubs and cafes in most cities, why not spend a day or half a day trawling through some of the best ones where you live? You could devise a walking route and stop off at some cafes along the way or if you fancy a few drinks, check out some swanky and quirky bars!
32. Go to a pub quiz
Speaking of pubs, one of the best things you can do in them is visit when they’re hosting a pub quiz. This is a common event in the UK and if you have a British or an Irish pub near where you live, chances are they host a similar night. The quizzes are a lot of fun and who knows, you might even win!
33. See the animals at a zoo
Going to the zoo is a fun activity that almost everyone enjoys. It’s a brilliant date idea, as it’s simple, enjoyable, and will provide lots of talking points. It’s a good idea for a second date if you want to do something outside of the box. With that said, here are some interesting second date questions you can ask as you make your way around the zoo.
34. Check out an arcade
Why not check out an old-school arcade if there’s one nearby? Video game arcades were popular in the 80s and 90s but have declined with the rise of Playstations and Nintendo. Why not turn back the clock and have some fun laying pinball and shoot-em-ups in a cool environment?
35. Break out of an escape room
Escape rooms are an underrated date activity you can do together. It’s a lot of fun and will provide plenty of talking points for the two of you. If you’re looking for a different activity that’s not a conventional date idea, then visiting the nearest escape room is the way to go.
36. Go to a local music night
Most cities have multiple bars that host live music and these are great places to visit if you want to go out for a few drinks and have an enjoyable experience. What better way to spend a night together than listening to some decent live music?
37. Throw some axes
Ok, so not every city or region has an axe-throwing place nearby, but if you’re lucky enough to live near one, you should give it a try. It’s a fun activity that’s easy to grasp and will provide you with plenty of laughs and is quite low-intensity too.
38. Visit a national or state park
If you both love being outdoors, then there aren’t many better ways to spend a day than visiting a national or state park. No matter where you are, there are lots of beautiful natural spots you can explore together. This one is perfect for a warm day!
39. Have a video game night
This one relies on the two of you enjoying video games, but if you do this can be a lot of fun. You can fire up the Playstation and play some Crash Bandicoot. Perhaps some Mario Kart on the Nintendo, or maybe you both want to play Call of Duty. Whatever game’s your favorite, this is an easy and fun date idea you can both enjoy!
40. Play some disc golf
If you’re not familiar with disc golf, it’s super simple to play and understand. Instead of a golf ball, you have a frisbee, and the aim is to get your frisbee into the basket in a set number of throws. Lots of fun and perfect for a relaxing summer’s day!
41. Visit a local fair
Fairs are so much fun, so why not go to one together? While they may have the sophisticated rides you’ll find at an amusement park, they’re still great places to visit. There are normally lots of wacky things to do here and you’re almost guaranteed to have a good time!
42. Tackle a puzzle together
A nice slow-paced date idea you can both do on a rainy day. Break open a puzzle and try to complete it together. Alternatively, you can take one to a cafe and do it there. Just make sure there aren’t too many pieces as they might not fit on the table!
43. Go swimming
You’ll both need to be able to swim to do this one, but if you do, then going swimming is a good date activity. You can head to your local pool and relax in the water, or if you’re lucky enough to have an open-water pool nearby, you can visit there and swim, splash and have a lot of fun in the water.
44. Cook a meal together
A nice easy activity that’s romantic in nature. Pick a recipe, ideally one that at least one of you knows how to cook and make from scratch. If you want to make things more interesting then you can try cooking a recipe that neither of you has tried before!
45. Do some urban exploring
Urban exploration is visiting abandoned buildings and derelict sites. If you have some of these near you, then this is an adventurous date idea you can do that will be exhilarating. Just make sure you mention this to your date/partner beforehand. This isn’t everyone’s idea of fun!
46. Watch some birds
Birdwatching might sound boring, but there’s a hidden joy in watching these magnificent creatures go about their business. If you’re lucky enough to live in an area that starlings frequent for example, then watching their murmurations is an experience neither of you will forget!
47. Do some people watching
This is perhaps the simplest date idea on the list. Just sit down in a busy area together and watch everybody go about their business. There’s something fascinating about people-watching that we all seem to enjoy. If you want to make the activity even more fun, you can make up backstories and monologues for some of the people that pass you by!
48. Pick up litter together
What way to spend some time together than improving your local area? Unfortunately, litter is a huge problem and it gets everywhere. If you’re both passionate about the environment then spending a few hours cleaning up an area, whether as part of a group or just the two of you, is a rewarding activity!
49. Do a photoshoot with each other
Need some new photos? Then why not get your partner and do a photo shoot of each other? You can visit all the main sights in your area, or head to a dramatic natural site and get some amazing shots. You could also turn this into a funny photoshoot and goof around a bit too!
50. Check out a cool local neighborhood
If you live in a big city or near one, then there are likely to be some fascinating neighborhoods you can check out. Think of Little Havana in Miami or the Bronx in New York. Quirky neighborhoods are everywhere and exploring one together is a great activity you’ll both enjoy!
51. Visit an aquarium
One of the most underrated places to go on a date is an aquarium. They’re enjoyable spots and allow you to get up close and personal with an abundance of marine life. If one of you has an interest in sea creatures, then this is a great place to take a date and show them how passionate you are about everything under the sea!
52. Check out a drive-in theater or movie in the park
A classic date that never goes out of fashion. Jump in your car, park up and watch a film under the stars. You can also check out a movie or play in the park if there’s one in your local area.
53. Have a pizza night
Stay in and make your own pizzas, order them in or go to a local pizzeria. There are so many ways you can do this date idea. But the best thing about it is that it involves pizza and your partner of course!
54. Go to a local farm to see the animals
If you live near a local farm center, then a trip to see and pet the animals is a fun idea you’ll both love. You might also be able to get some food at the farm after you spent time admiring all the cute animals!
55. Have a spa date
A nice relaxing date that will leave both of you feeling like a million dollars. Book yourselves into a spa for the day and pamper yourselves. You deserve it!
56. Try a new sport
This one is a great date idea if you’re both sporty. Ideally, it would be something neither of you has tried before, but even if one of you has, it will still be fun. The more obscure the sport, the funnier and more challenging it will be!
57. Go up into the sky on a hot air balloon
Want a cool activity that isn’t your standard date? There aren’t many better ideas than going up in a hot air balloon and admiring the incredible views all around you. Best to check with your partner that they don’t have a problem with heights before you go. But if they don’t this is a date neither of you will ever forget!
58. Go to a sports event together
If you’re both sports lovers, then going to a sports event is a great way to spend time together. This activity works really well if one or both of you are fans of a sports team. Take your partner with you and immerse them in the ways of your club!
59. Visit a farmer’s market
Farmer’s markets are one of the most fun date ideas as you’ll never know what you might find there. You’ll always be able to get, great fresh local produce, but there’s also a chance you’ll find some stalls offering great snacks too!
60. Go kayaking
Kayaking is a fun activity you can do on a warm day. Either rent them for the day or bring your own and set off down a river, canal, or into the sea. It’s best to have some experience kayaking before you try this, as it can be dangerous if you don’t know what you’re doing.
61. Play laser tag
Want to feel like a kid again? Then why not go and play some laser tag? This is such a fun game to play and is a great activity that will provide plenty of laughs!
62. Play Never have I ever
Why not stay in and play this classic party game? We have a great set of never have I ever questions you can use with your partner. This game is a lot of fun and you might learn a few interesting things about each other from playing it!
63. Create a bucket list
Love traveling? Then heading to a local cafe or staying in and devising a bucket list is a great idea. You can create individual bucket lists as well as one for both of you. All you have to do then is go ahead and cross the items off your list!
64. Movie marathon
Sit down together and watch a bunch of your favorite movies! This is a great activity if you want to have a lazy weekend. You can watch a series of films such as Star Wars or Lord of The Rings or movies with a general theme. Alternatively, you could look and see if your local theater has a movie marathon night and go to that.
65. Play some pool
Shoot some pool at the local bar or local pool center. Pool is a great game and if you’re both at a similar level it should provide some friendly competition! Even if you’re not, it’s a good way to bond with your partner, and perhaps show off a little!
66. Recreate a past date
Do you have a previous date that you both enjoyed? Then recreate it for your next date. This could be your first date or one that sticks in your memory. Whatever date you enjoyed, give it another shot and relive it all over again!
67. Karaoke night
Head to your local karaoke bar and belt out your favorite tunes. You may look at your partner in a different light after this, but there’s no doubt both of you will have fun!
68. Test drive a fancy car
Book yourselves in for a test drive of a nice car and give it a spin! This isn’t available everywhere, but you’ll be able to find some dealers who are willing to let you drive a flash car. Alternatively, book a track day in a super fast car such as a Ferrari and put the pedal to the metal!
69. Volunteer together at an animal shelter
A great date idea that will leave you both feeling warm and fuzzy inside. If you’re both animal lovers this is perfect. The only downside is that you might not want to leave all the cute animals behind once you’re done!
70. Visit your local bookstore
Take a trip to your local bookstore and see what literary delights you can find. This can either be a used bookstore or a generic one, it doesn’t matter. Browse the shelves and see what you find. You could also pick out a book for each other while you’re there.
71. Try skydiving/bungee jumping
This is one of the most adventurous date ideas on the list. It’s best to check with your partner beforehand, as this isn’t the sort of activity you should surprise someone with! But if you’re both down with the idea, then it will be a date you won’t forget in a hurry!
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Tom is a travel writer and Co-Founder of Questions About Everything. He grew up in the UK and enjoys spending his time traveling to new places, supporting Liverpool FC, and blogging about his adventures. He spent two years teaching English in Barcelona and frequently utilized question games and conversation starters as part of his lesson plans. Learn more about Tom on our About page.