Are you running out of innovative date night ideas? I am here to help! It is always important to change things up in your relationship from time to time, and creative dates can be a great way to see a new side of your partner or reconnect your relationship.
In the past we have talked about inexpensive date ideas, but let’s talk about ways to think outside the box! Whether you are in a new relationship, or you are looking to spice up your long-term marriage – here are a few creative date night ideas to try out this weekend!
Create a Scavenger Hunt:
The first innovative date night ideas is to take your partner on a fun scavenger hunt around your neighborhood or city. Write out fun clues that lead your partner from place to place, maybe even including a few prizes along the way. At the end of the hunt, have a romantic dinner, movie in the park, or other fun event set up. This can be a great way to spend an entire afternoon together, and you will have plenty to talk about!
Do the Date Backwards:
Switch up your night and do your date night backwards! Stop by a dessert shop, then go to dinner, and top off the night with a late movie. Doing any date backwards can change up your normal routine as a couple. Sometimes even a simple spin on your date night can make you feel like you are spicing up your life! Of course, try a new restaurant or theater as well to create an innovative date night.
Is there some tourist trap that you have always wanted to explore in San Diego, or another city? Take a day to go to that museum, beach roller coaster, or other spot that you always wanted to try but think, “We’ll do that another time.” Being a tourist for the day is an opportunity to be a little silly and fall in love with your city all over again! It is also permission to buy cheesy T-Shirts and eat whatever you want like you’re on vacation – vacation mode with your partner can bring out a more laid back side of yourself if life has been hectic lately.
Take a Last Minute Trip:
Do you have a weekend to get away? Go to the airport or train station and book the cheapest ticket. There can be excitement in spontaneity, and you will get the chance to explore a new city together as a couple! A fun short getaway is a fantastic way to reconnect and experience something unique with your partner.
Do you have any ideas for creative innovative date night ideas? Leave them in the comments below!
About Jennine Estes, MFT
Think of me as your relationship consultant, I'm your neutral third party that can help you untangle the emotions and help you figure out what's really going on. I am a Marriage and Family Therapist in San Diego, CA. Certified in Emotionally Focused Therapy for Couples. Supervisor. I write relationship and self growth advice for my column Relationships in the Raw. Creator of #BeingLOVEDIs campaign. MFC#47653