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8 Unique Date Night Ideas for Any Season

This coming year, leave your dinner-and-a-movie nights in the past and instead try out some of these unique date night ideas for any season—you won’t regret it!

Leave your dinner-and-a-movie date night in the past, and start getting creative! So many couples get stuck in the trap of going on the same few dates throughout the year. That rotation isn’t just boring—it can also leave you and your partner feeling as though you’re losing passion. As the new year rolls around, try adding in some of these unique date night ideas for any season. Having a bigger list of fun things to do with your partner will spice up date night as well as your connection—check them out!

Sign up for a Cooking Class

A lot of date ideas work no matter the season, and this is one of them. Taking a cooking class is always a fun way to spend some quality time with your partner. Better yet, you’ll also get to enjoy a homemade meal while you’re at it!

Solve an Escape Room

This great fall date night idea actually works year-round. An escape room is perfect for those stormy or snowy nights when you’d typically turn to a movie.

Go to a Sporting Event

Sporting events are great ways to bring some joy and excitement to your relationship. Even if you aren’t big sports fans, try going to one anyway—the thrilling atmosphere makes it well worth it! Not to mention, there’s always some sort of sporting event going on all year long.

Visit a Local Winery or Brewery

If you and your partner like to sip, then head to a local brewery or winery instead of your typical restaurant. A lot of these places will allow you to bring food in, and some even have their own kitchens or tasty food trucks nearby. Enjoy each other’s company while you sip on some tasty beverages.

Throw a Themed Movie Night

We’ve been talking about how you should try to limit your dinner-and-a-movie date nights, but this idea is a little different. Pick a movie with a distinct theme to watch at home, then make dinner based around that theme. For example, if you’ve chosen Midnight in Paris, try making a French dish you’ve never tried before. It’s a relaxing and rejuvenating date night idea.

Plan Weekly Date Walks

This is a very simple date idea, and it’s something you can easily pair with other ideas on this list. Bundle up for winter walks or stroll around the town in the summer—walks are great opportunities to reconnect and hear more about your partner’s day.

Fires and Game Night

Whether you have a fireplace or an outdoor firepit, plan a night where you play games and sit by the fire. Nights like these tend to turn into nights of enthralling conversation and focused attention, so if you notice that you both seem a little disconnected, this may be the thing that syncs you back up again.

Volunteer for a Cause

Finally, another idea that’s quite easy to accomplish no matter the time of year is volunteering—it’s is a fantastic way to spend time together. Choose a cause you’re both passionate about, and figure out a way to volunteer for it. Meaningful date nights like these will put a lot of issues you may be dealing with in perspective.


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Karen LeBlanc

Karen LeBlanc is a travel host and writer with a popular travel show, The Design Tourist, and a companion lifestyle blog. As a widely published travel journalist and content creator, Karen is a member of the North American Travel Journalists Association. She also serves as the Design and Travel editor of the national lifestyle magazine, LaPalme. Karen believes that every destination has a story to tell through its local art, architecture, culture, and craft. This immersive creative exploration begins with authentic accommodations where the narrative of place unfolds through art, accessories, accouterments, furnishings, fixtures, and food. 

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