For those of us who are adverse to the cold, summer is a welcome reprieve. Cuffing season is over, but freckling season is just getting started. And whether you’re in a long-term relationship or seeing someone new, there are a ton of fun and romantic date ideas for summer.

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Fun Date Ideas for Summer

1. Spend the Day at the Pool

Pool days are always fun! You can spend the day lounging in the water and working on your tan or do something a bit more active. Swimming laps or playing water volleyball, for example. Whatever you do, it’s sure to be a good time.

2. Go to an Amusement Park

If you’re a thrill seeker, this is a perfect summertime date activity. You can get a good adrenaline rush riding roller coasters or snuggle up on the Ferris wheel.

3. Hit the Hiking Trails

No matter where you live, you can easily find a place to hike. Spoiler alert: hiking is just walking! So whether it’s a strenuous hike or a simple stroll down a trail, it’s a good way to spend the day. Plus, it’s free!

4. Go Horseback Riding

This one might be a bit trickier, but it’s definitely a romantic date idea. Just picture yourself riding a horse next to your love? It’s like something out of a movie.

5. Picnic at the Park

There’s something undeniably romantic about picnics. I don’t know what it is, but it makes for a really relaxing and sweet afternoon. Plus, you can do some good people-watching at a park.

6. Visit the Zoo

If you live near a zoo, this is a fun summer date activity. You’ll get to see the animals while also being outside with your boo. And while it’s not an outdoor activity, aquariums are a good alternative.

7. Take a Leisurely Bike Ride

Here’s another date activity that you can do anywhere. You can always choose something adventurous, like mountain biking, but personally, I prefer a slow, steady bike ride. Any activity that gets your endorphins pumping is a good way to bond.

8. Go Kayaking

This one also depends on where you live, but if possible, any sort of water sport is a fun summer date idea. Kayaking, rafting, canoeing—all of these are fantastic ways of spending the day.

9. Visit a Winery

Wineries tend to be beautiful to visit. You can do a wine tasting, have a little snack, and then sit outside to enjoy the view. Plus, after a tasting, you can pick your favorite wine and grab a few bottles for your next date.

10. Take a Weekend Getaway

This is best for longer relationships, but a weekend getaway is always fun, especially in the summertime. Finding a bed and breakfast is also an incredibly romantic way of spending time together.

11. Dine under the Stars

Again, something about eating outside is romantic. So, try packing up a snack and some wine and laying out on a blanket under the stars.

12. Go to an Outdoor Movie Theater

If you’ve never gone to a drive-in movie theater before, you’re missing out. It’s so much fun to watch a movie on a giant screen while sitting outside with your love.


I don’t know about you, but I’m a big fan of the summertime. And of all the seasons, there are probably the best date ideas for summer. It’s a perfect time to flirt and have fun with your partner. What do you think? Be sure to let me know.



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    AmethystAP says:

    I would love to go to an outdoor movie theatre or horse backing riding, both sounds so fun. Great ideas here. Thanks for sharing.

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      Thanks so much!

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    So many great ideas here — I would love to do so many of them with my husband. As it’s so damn hot here; I’m definitely going to think of places to go that have air-con, haha!

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      Oh man, it’s hot where I live too.

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    Riyah Speaks says:

    These are great date ideas! We are planning a trip to the zoo

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      So much fun! I hope you have a great time

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    My boyfriend and I love red wine so I’d love to go to a winery or a wine tasting event for a Summer date!

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      Winery dates are always a good time!

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    ellegracedeveson says:

    I’m absolutely loving the sound of these date ideas! I defiantly be keeping these in mind when it comes to having a date with someone. Thank you so much for sharing with us lovely, great ideas Xo

    Elle –

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      Good! So glad you found it helpful!

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    Jodie | That Happy Reader says:

    I love the summer too and these are great ideas to spend time with others! Thanks for sharing.

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      Summer is always so much fun!

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    while I’ve done a lot of these, I would love to go to an amusement park and a drive in theater this summer! Great post full of great ideas 🙂 xx

    Melina |

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      Drive in theaters are so much fun!

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