Summer date ideas to make the most of the warm weather

Mik and Owen on a summer date

Apr 11, 2023

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We’ve covered fun activities to do when it’s chilly out, but now, the weather is warm, the days are longer and there are plenty of outdoor activities to enjoy. Summer is the perfect time for fun and romantic date nights. Whether you’re looking for a creative first date idea or a fun time out with your significant other, there are plenty of options to choose from. Here are some of my favorite summer date ideas to inspire you:

Picnic in the Park

A beautiful outdoor brunch is a classic and romantic summer date idea. Plus, it’s one of my favorites! It’s a perfect way to spend quality time with your partner and enjoy the beautiful outdoors. And the best part? It’s completely customizable based on your preferences and interests.

Mik at farmer's market

Pack a picnic basket with your favorite foods and head to a local park for a romantic afternoon in the sun. Bring a blanket to sit on and enjoy the beautiful scenery!

Farmers’ Market

Visit a local farmers’ market and stroll through the stalls together. Sample fresh fruits and vegetables, try some artisanal cheese and pick up ingredients for a romantic dinner at home. 

In addition to the food, farmers’ markets often have a lively atmosphere with live music, local craftspeople, and fun activities. You and your partner can take a break from browsing the stalls and enjoy the entertainment together. This makes for a fun and memorable date that you both will enjoy.

Outdoor Movie Night

Watching a movie under the stars is a magical experience that is perfect for a summer date night. Many cities offer free or cheap outdoor movie screenings during the warmer months. It’s a perfect opportunity to snuggle up with your partner under a blanket, watch a classic movie or a new release and enjoy the beautiful night sky.

Pack some of your favorite snacks to enjoy during the movie. Consider bringing some homemade popcorn, candy and drinks. I think choosing snacks for each other is a really fun way to make that part of the date as well! If you want to make it more romantic, bring a bottle of wine or champagne to share.

Mini Golf

Putt your way through a fun and challenging mini-golf course. This is a great way to get competitive with your date and show off your putting skills. A low-stakes activity, which means you don’t have to worry too much about winning or losing. Instead, you can focus on having a good time with your date and enjoying the playful atmosphere of the course. 

When you’re finished playing, many mini-golf courses offer tasty treats like ice cream or snacks, which can be the perfect way to cap off a fun and romantic evening.

Bike Ride

Rent a tandem bike and take a scenic ride along a bike trail or through a local park. Tandem bikes offer a unique way for couples to explore their surroundings and enjoy the great outdoors while spending quality time with each other. 

Riding a tandem bike requires communication and cooperation between both riders, making it a great way to build trust and strengthen your relationship. This is a fun way to go outside and get your body moving together. You could also bring a picnic lunch to enjoy along the way.

Rooftop Bar

If you’re looking for a more romantic vibe, consider heading to a rooftop bar! These stylish and trendy venues offer breathtaking views of the city skyline, making them the perfect spot for a memorable night with your significant other.

Mik and Owen summer date impromptu photo shoot

You can enjoy a delicious cocktail or glass of wine while taking in the stunning scenery, making it a great way to unwind and escape the busyness of life.

Outdoor Theater

Many cities offer outdoor theater performances during the warmer months, providing the perfect opportunity to enjoy a live show while soaking up some sun and fresh air.

One of my favorite things about outdoor theater is the relaxing and fun atmosphere it creates. Watching a play or musical outside surrounded by nature creates a vibe unmatched by indoor theater. Plus, many outdoor theater venues are located in beautiful parks or gardens, prompting an impromptu photo shoot!


Many cities host different outdoor festivals during the summer. Most of the time, they offer live music, workshops, markets and other fun activities you both can enjoy. Festivals are a great way to introduce your significant other to your favorite hobbies or bond over your similar interests!

Not to mention, it is a great opportunity to enjoy the warm and sunny weather with your favorite company. The festival vibe makes for a great and unforgettable experience for you and your date. Check out what your city has to offer!

Summer is a wonderful time for enjoying the outdoors with your favorite company. These fun and creative summer date ideas will help you make the most of the season and create lasting memories with your partner. So get out there, have fun and enjoy all that summer has to offer!

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