Summertime is prime time for enjoying the great outdoors. Why not make a date of it? Some of the most romantic (and least expensive!) dates you can have happen outdoors. Some of them may seem a little silly, but we promise you’ll have a ton of fun!
Here are 7 great ways you and your guy can enjoy all that summer has to offer.
1. Spend A Day At The Beach
Classic, and maybe a little obvious, but still a great choice. Go to the beach as a couple. Go for a walk on the beach, find some seashells, stop and build the most spectacular sandcastle ever, play some catch or beach volleyball, and wrap up your day by watching the sun set, holding hands.
2. Visit Your Local Water Park
If you want a little more excitement in your date, check out the rides and slides at your local water park. Don’t forget your sunscreen!
3. Go Toe-to-Toe with Water Guns
Hot weather? Cool down by soaking each other in a water gun fight. As an added plus, you can burn off some extra calories with all that running around.
4. Fly A Kite
Old-fashioned kites may not seem as exciting as they used to in a world with modern video game consoles, but we think they’re underrated. Keep the tradition alive with an inexpensive kite from a toy store (or, if you’re feeling creative, try building one from scratch!). Fly your kite in an open field, a park, or a schoolyard.
5. Go For A Car Picnic
To put a new spin on a classic drive, end it with a car picnic. Drive to a scenic overlook, park, spread out a blanket on the hood of your car, and enjoy a picnic and some music. You’ll feel like you’re in a romantic movie!
6. Go To A Free Summer Event
You’ll probably have a street fair, county fair, or festival somewhere in your neighborhood this summer. Look for an event that both you and your date are interested in. While you’re there, share some cotton candy, popcorn, or ice cream, and enjoy some local music.
7. Go Window Shopping
If you don’t normally shop at antique stores or flea markets, going to one can be an entertaining way to spend an afternoon. Discount department stores and thrift stores are also good choices. Remember, the idea is just to look – no need to spend your money!