Date Deck - Fun Date Night Ideas from Hack Decks

Fun Date Night Ideas from Hack Decks®

Looking for creative date ideas for your next night (or day) out? Look no further than these fun, totally unique dates.

Date night is important. It's not just for getting to know a love interest. It's also to share experiences and spice things up over time. But coming up with fun date ideas to do together as a couple is harder than it seems!

Date nights, whether it's your 15th or 150th date, is one of the easiest and most effective ways to keep your relationship healthy and long-lasting. When you are consistent about having date night together, you are reminding each other that your relationship is a priority no matter how busy life gets.

Date nights can be extremely beneficial toward keeping fun alive, and making a practice of going on regular dates can be a great way to jump-start that habit. For that reason, we created Date Deck®. Here are a few favorite date night ideas for couples.

Fun Date Ideas

Planning a fun date adds joy to any relationship, whether you're married or it's a first or second date. "Fun" has different meanings to different people, so choose something that speaks to your and your date's personalities. Here are some fun date night ideas:

1. Visit a Farmer's Market

Spend quality time together preparing and grazing on good, clean, locally sourced foods. Try new tastes and enjoy the artisans that tend to be at local markets. Munch on tasty treats along the way or pick up food to make a fun dinner.

2. Be Adventurous

Do something fun outside. Try biking, hiking on a trail or kayaking. Enjoy an afternoon in nature. Go to the beach or try surfing. Taking surf lessons together is a great way to learn something fun that you can do as a couple as you improve.

3. Sing Karaoke

Who cares if you can't sing or carry a tune? Just sing your heart out and have fun. It's a little embarrassing at times, but who cares? 

4. Go Dancing

What's great about going dancing is that there are so many different types and genres of music to dance to. Choose a fun place that plays your favorite music or try something completely new and different. It might also be fun to take dancing lessons together as a couple.

5. Take a Pottery-Making Class

This DIY activity can be lots of fun. Pottery-making is harder than it looks. Another good idea is a pottery painting class that lets you skip the pottery-making, and go straight to the painting. Painting is a lot of the fun part!!

6. Visit an Amusement Park

Share the adrenaline rush of a roller-coaster ride or the hilarity of walking through a funhouse. I spent years going to Disneyland with my boyfriend, now husband. Now we live near another amusement park and I can't wait to take our son with us!

7. Drive a Go Kart

Test your driving skills and create some friendly competition with a spin around a go-kart race track. Driving is a fun way to spend a Saturday afternoon.

8. Try Axe Throwing

Speaking of competition... put your axe-throwing skills to the test. If you haven't tried this exhilarating activity, it's worth giving it a go. If you really love it, you can even join a league together. 

9. Play Mini-Golf

Mini-golf is a tried and true date idea. It's been around forever, and my husband and I have done it together many times. It encourages a little friendly competition, too. Whether it's a classic outdoor course or a new indoor design at an arcade, navigating your way around the holes is lots of fun.

10. Go Shopping

Not just any old shopping—go to places that are new and novel to the two of you. Browse through vintage shops, buy vinyl on Record Store Day, and explore art galleries or other specialty shops that pique your curiosity. It's especially fun to shop at a local Main Street. Just looking in the windows of the shops is a very fun thing to do!

11. Go to Sunday Brunch

A brunch date is always a good idea. It gets you out of the house and out before the lunch or dinner crowd. Remember to leave plenty of room for treats afterward. And, it's always fun to enjoy a fun cocktail, if that's your thing.

12. Tailgate

Mingle with your fellow football fans if you live close to a college or stadium. During football season, the weather is turning colder, so don't forget your jacket and a blanket as winter sets in.

13. Go to the Zoo or Aquarium

There are so many marvelous exhibits at the local zoo or aquarium. It's a fun place to learn about your favorite animals together. I take our son with us to the zoo all the time and he has enjoyed it more and more. There are so many great zoos all over the country.

14. Take a Road Trip

Road trips also encourage you to be collaborative with each other as you plan where to go and how to get there. I just took a trip to a local area in Waco, Texas to see the giant fossils. It was an amazing trip and a great second stop was Magnolia Market.

15. Hop on the Alphabet Date Idea Trend

Add some order to your date night planning and narrow down all the fun options by working your way through alphabet date ideas

Don't forget to pick up a pack of Date Deck® cards.

Our Date Deck® is a pack of 52 cards that make dating fun and easy. Just pick a prompt card and follow the lead on the front of the card. In addition to many of the ideas here, it's packed full of fun things to do together as a couple. It sells for $19.95 and is available online. Date Deck® is one of the best ways to keep fun in your relationship and keep your love alive.

Happy Fun Dating!!

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