Coming up with unique date ideas – especially when you've been married a while – can be tough. We love to come up with creative ways to date your spouse, so our goal today is to inspire you to go on a unique and fun date this weekend.
Unique Date Ideas for Couples
We started our #honeymoonforever at the Carnival of Illusions in Tucson, Arizona. This is a picture of Kevin up on stage. All the men had to draw their wives. Trust us when we say this is the best photo to show you, as none of the men on stage were artists LOL
Cemetery Date Idea
This might sound creepy or a bit weird to many of you, but cemeteries are relaxing and can make for a great date. Go to FindAGrave.com and look up open requests. Find a Grave is a site where family members can request photos of their loved ones' graves – maybe because they live too far away or are doing some genealogy research, and can't get there. When you search local cemeteries on the site, you'll see “OPEN” photo requests you can claim. Once you claim a request, you have 14 days to visit the cemetery and grab a photo of the plot/headstone. It's like a scavenger hunt, so it's fun… but it's also helpful to strangers, which we both love.
You can do a food tour date so many different ways; it's crazy! If your partner loves chocolate, do a chocolate tasting tour. Look up all of the places that offer chocolate within a certain mile radius, and hop from place to place trying out something new. You could do a restaurant hop, where you visit one restaurant for an appetizer, another for the main course, and another for dessert. Dessert tour: visit different bakeries and split an item from each. Not only is this pretty affordable, but it'll also be fun to get to know what each person likes and dislikes, and you get to spend some time driving or scootering to the next place. We love scooters, so any time we can go downtown and do a food tour of some sort, we do!
Scooters, Segways, and Bikes, Oh My!
Go downtown and take a ride on one of the many options available. We did a guided scooter tour in Old Town Scottsdale which was super fun, but there's also scooters and bikes parked on every corner in most cities so that you can make your own tour. If you're in charge of planning the date, plan out each spot you'd like to show your partner, so you aren't just wandering aimlessly. Or, maybe you would both enjoy that. Either way, have fun!
Warning about this date: Your partner may fall in love, buy her own scooter, decide it's not fast enough, and buy a Slingshot. Plan this date at your own risk! 😉
Is it obvious that we love scavenger hunts yet? Download the “Let's Roam!” app to see if there are self-guided scavenger hunt tours available in your area. It cost us a few bucks for each one — I think it was $12 or $24 for 12 — and we have had so much fun doing these scavenger hunts. If we are visiting California, we find a new one to do each time. Back home, there are a few others available as well. If you live in a small town, consider taking a day trip to a bigger town and including a scavenger hunt. Want to do it for free? Use Yelp and TripAdvisor to put your scavenger hunt together!
Roadside Attraction Date
Do you live on Route 66 or near any major highway that is known for being scenic? Chances are, you can find roadside attractions in your state. Add in some novelty museums (like the Museum of Death in Los Angeles) and you've got a unique date! Impress your date by looking these up ahead of time and mapping out your route.
Open House Dates
We enjoy looking at houses – not just because we are in the market for one, but because it's neat to see other homes and how they're staged. Use apps like OpenDoor to find Open Houses in your area. Realtors may not like this one, but at least they're getting some bodies into their Open House, and it looks like folks are interested. Heck, you may be helping them make a sale. 😉
People Watching Date
Okay so we wouldn't recommend making people watching the entire date, because that is a little creepy, but we like to play this game when we are out to eat or shopping or whatever. We make up stories for the people we see. Where did that couple meet? Oh, definitely at a Skynyrd concert. And what about that couple over there? At an AARP meetup. Making up stories for everyone is fun!
Find a rooftop bar/restaurant in your town (or in a neighboring city), and take your date up there to experience the most magical sunset of their life! You may need to make a reservation — call and ask if they will let you reserve a table with the best view. Even places that don't usually make reservations may allow you if you tell them why. Tell them it's part of your honeymoon. 😉
Look up local attractions (even if you've been 100 times) and play tourists in your city. See everything through fresh eyes. There are always new and exciting places to see and things to do.
International Cooking Date
Hit up your local International grocery store and grab the ingredients for a dish you found on Pinterest or got from a friend. Head back home and cook together. Or, if you want to keep it local, you could each prepare a dish from your hometown.
Find a shelter in your hometown or a “Dress for Success,” any VFW or American Legion. There are a ton of places you can volunteer at and donate some of your time to helping someone. The best gift you could ever give someone is your time because you are giving them something you will never get back. We both love helping people and have decided to donate our time in a few different ways. We always enjoy the time we spend together helping others.
Palm Reading or Tarot Date
Get your palms read, or find a psychic that reads tarot cards. Sadie reads tarot cards so we can do this one from home! 🙂
Your lips may be tired after this one, but try different types of kisses! French Kiss, Butterfly Kiss, Flavored Kiss, Fish Kiss, Ice Kiss, Firm Kiss, From Behind Kiss, Slow Motion Kiss, Woodpecker Kiss, Lady and the Tramp Kiss, Kiss on the Forehead. No idea what a Woodpecker Kiss is, but we're gonna figure it out! 😉
Whether you go berry or apple picking, or you visit an organic garden and pick up 13 varieties of lettuce, visiting a farm can be a tasty experience. We have a local farm that has a petting zoo, an organic garden, and often has events that are free or inexpensive. If you have something like this in your area, take advantage!
Kevin is going to win this one…BWAHAHAHHAHA. Find a paintball park near you and suit up. We recommend getting the right gear, so you are as protected as possible. Make sure all of your equipment is functioning properly and then go blast each other. Afterward, the winner takes the loser out for ice cream. A perfect ending to a fantastic day, she got chocolate ice cream by the way. 🙂
Donate Blood Together
This may or may not sound like a fun idea to you, but we both donate blood regularly and turned this into a date! We don't usually have a whole lot of downtime to play the word game we like, so we sat next to each other while donating blood and played the game together. Afterward, we grabbed lunch and walked around the park – a perfect afternoon!
Other date ideas on our list include:
Murder Mystery Dinner
A Year in Review Date