Now that the temps have turned, you may be looking for a new way to spend time with your guy this spring or summer. The list of date ideas during the warm weather months is endless, but it can be tough to figure out where to begin. So we’ve narrowed it down to present 10 of our favorite warm weather dates!
1. Be grill masters:
One of the best parts of summer by far is the delicious summer food. We love that grilled or barbecued chicken, slabs of freshly seasoned steak or stacks of grilled veggies (or veggie burgers). There’s no need for a monstrous gas grill, either. Instead, pick up a portable or mini grill (they start at just around $30!) at a local hardware store. Let your man grill up your favorite foods for you, or pick out a few of your own recipes and impress him with your own grilling skills. We bet he won’t turn down one of these tasty grilled meals!
Looking for a totally out-there but fun way to spend time with your guy? Buy some cheap water guns or water balloons, invite him over, and be prepared to get wet. Cooling each other down in the heat with this middle-school-style activity can be great since it’s more casual than date-like. Invite your or his friends to join in the water war to keep things even more low-key. Just make sure to have a pile of dry towels handy, and no white t-shirts (unless you have a bikini top on underneath)!
3. Star gaze:
The night equivalent of a picnic in a park, stargazing is just as relaxing and romantic. This is the perfect way to end a day of warm weather activities rather than, say, hitting up the movies. Grab a blanket to sit on and maybe an extra to keep you two warm if it’s a chilly night. Check out this website for stargazing tips and a list of what stars or planets will be most visible on each night.
4. Visit a zoo:
It might seem a little childish to hit up a zoo on a date, but you’d be surprised how much fun it can be. Maybe you’re a fan of the penguins or monkeys, but you can bet he had a thing for the lions and tigers when he was little. If he’s lucky, tell him you’ll bring him to see the bears. Zoos usually require a lot of walking, which is the perfect time for chatting (the baboons and elephants will probably give you enough to talk about.) Use this website to look up a zoo or aquarium in your area.
5. Go to an outdoor concert:
Once the warm weather hits, so do the outdoor music festivals and concerts. An outdoor concert is an awesome way to not only enjoy great entertainment, good music and the weather, but to also spend time with your man. Unlike in a stadium or concert hall, the music is usually quiet enough for you to actually be able to have a conversation with each other. Plan it out together, surprise him with tickets to a concert, or drive him to a free outdoor music festival. Check out SummerStage concert series if you’re near New York City, or SeatGeek for concert info from all over the U.S.