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Summer is coming up, and whether you’re crushing on the cute lifeguard or you’re ready for a summer of fun with your man, you’re bound to be looking for great date ideas! Have no fear, because HC is here with 50 awesome summer date ideas that you’re bound to love!

1. Have a picnic in the park.

2. Go backyard camping.

3. Go rollerblading.

4. Attend a screen on the green (some parks play movies in the summer! Look into whether or not your city does this!)

5. Go to a drive-in movie theater.

6. Take a trip to an amusement park.

7. Ride bikes.

8. Go to a baseball game.

9. Have a barbeque together.

10. Take dance lessons.

11. Go surfing if you live near the ocean, or hit up the wave pool at your local waterpark.

12. Stargaze on a clear night.

13. Take a canoeing trip.

14. Go fishing together.

15. Pick strawberries and blueberries and then make homemade pie.

16. Buy an ice cream maker, and make your own ice cream! While you’re at it, check out these ice cream sundae recipes that are awesome for summer!

17. Go garage sale hopping.

18. Fly a kite in the park.

19. Go swimming together.

20. Bring a blanket and sit on the lawn at an outdoor concert.

21. Make chocolate from scratch, and make chocolate-covered strawberries for a sweet and refreshing summer treat!  

22. When the weather is nice, go on a scavenger hunt for items you both love! You’ll get a chance to enjoy the sun and learn more about each other.

23. Hang out at a bonfire.

24. Check out a cool coffee shop and cool down with some iced coffee.

25. Go vintage shopping to escape from the heat.


26. Ride segways.

27. Go rock-climbing.

28. Go on a hot air balloon ride.

29. Take a cooking class together so you can learn new recipes for your awesome picnic.

30. Go hike a mountain.

31. Go to a spa together to relax and escape the harsh summer sun.

32. Bungee jump together so you can really feel the summer breeze.

33. Go snorkeling together.

34. Visit a farm together.

35. Check out your local zoo.

36. Take a road trip together, and check out HC’s Guide to Summer Road Tripping!

37. Go camping.

38. Paint your bodies and get dressed up for a fun music festival.

39. See an outdoor play.

40. Go tubing.

41. Try a restaurant crawl. Eat outside to enjoy the summer breeze.

42. Go to the batting cages together.

43. Sail out on the water.

44. Hang out at the beach together.

45. Go golfing.

46. Go go-cart racing.

47. Play mini golf together.

48. Run through the sprinkler together.

49. Catch fireflies in a jar.

50. Hit the streets for a local summer festival. They’re filled with awesome artists and great food, so it’s a must-do for summer.

What is your favorite summer date idea? Let us know by commenting below!

Alexis is an editorial intern for Her Campus. She is a sophomore at Indiana University, majoring in journalism and minoring in fine arts. She works for the Indiana Daily Student, and she founded a She's the First chapter at her school. She is a fan of all things studded and loves to paint and run around with her camera in her free time. You can also find Alexis curled up on her couch with her favorite magazines in hand during her spare time.
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