8 cute date ideas to try if you’re tired of staying indoors
After months of perfectly executed indoor dates– as creative and exciting as they could be – now that the sun is out the weather is warm and you can probably feel the last seconds of summer slipping through your fingers you might be wondering how to get out things. Fall will be here before you know it, and the long summer days will be a memory. So, if you and your partner (s) have been dating indoors for a few months, you might be wondering how to lead your romance on the outside. You may have already had the required picnic in the park and increased your daily walk game to include sunset walks. Well, we’ve got some date ideas that are pretty straightforward but a lot more fun.
Before we jump into our list, let’s chat for a second. There is still a Coronavirus pandemic, so dates you have at home (and virtual dates if you don’t live together) are probably your safest bet. If you are heading to the world, make sure you are wear a mask and maintaining at least six feet of space other people. Doing these things may seem trivial, but they are a major line of defense against infection and the spread of the coronavirus.
Now that we have covered the risks involved, let’s talk about dates! Fresh air is good for you, and it’s fun to dress like you’re leaving the house. Below, you’ll find eight fun date activities you can do while maintaining social distancing.
1. Watch a drive-in movie.
Many places across the country are turning parking lots into drive-in cinemas. So stack it in the car snacks) and hang out together. Actual movie offerings may be limited, but this is more about travel than movies. It’s a fun retro experience, and it’s a great way to see a movie away from your couch without the inherent risk of a crowded movie theater. You can consult the Driveinmovie.com directory for theaters in your area, but be sure to google for options that may have appeared more recently.
2. Find an open-air museum or sculpture garden.
Many museums across the country are closed due to the coronavirus, but some open-air museums accept visitors on a limited basis. If you are in New York State, for example, you can check Storm King Art Center, an art museum almost entirely outside. If your local indoor museum is large, like The Philadelphia Museum of Art or the Metropolitan Museum of Art, you can walk the perimeter or stroll the iconic steps for the afternoon.
3. Explore your local botanical garden.
While the indoor museums may not yet be open, many gardens accept visitors on a limited basis. While you probably can’t spend all day there, you can get an admission ticket on time and go for a romantic stroll. Be sure to check your local botanical gardens before you go, as special procedures are likely in place due to COVID-19.
4. Create a DIY paint and sip party.
Have you ever had the picnic? Turn your outdoor picnic into a paint and sip party. It sounds a lot more complicated than it is. All you need is a paint set ($ 19, Amazon), drinks and an outdoor location. Maybe you both want to paint the same thing and compare artistic prowess, or maybe you want to take individual inspiration from your surroundings. Either way, it’s a cute and creative way to spend time outdoors. You can even do it in your backyard if you have room.
5. Organize a walking tour.
Even the smallest towns have a history, so it can be fun to go to Google, research information about your community’s past, and create your own walking tour. If you are absolutely convinced that there is nothing worth walking in your city, see if there is any interesting history or architecture nearby. Or, if you feel nostalgic, together create a walking tour of your favorite memories: walk past the place where you first met or take a walk in the park where you said “I love you”. Try to remember little forgotten memories that you can relive together and turn your boring town into your own Hallmark movie.
6. Consider a late afternoon bike ride.
bikes are one of the hottest items during this pandemic, and whether you own one or rent one for an afternoon, they’re a great way to spend time together. Where you ride your bike is entirely up to you, but we suggest a nature reserve or trail that doesn’t have you rolling alongside cars. Plus, you can stop and take in the awe-inspiring scenery (which turns intense physical activity into romantic one).
7. Find a zoo, preferably one with a drive-thru safari.
If you want to spend an afternoon with animals, check to see if your local zoo is open. As many zoos are mostly outdoors, the institutions have opened their doors to visitors (with reduced capacity). An even better option? See if there are any wildlife sanctuaries or safari experiences that allow you to interact with the animals from your car. Six Flags Great Adventure in New Jersey has a drive-thru safari, and the San Diego Zoo Safari Park has private tours by cart. Either option is a fun way to spend quality time outside your home. If you look King tiger You have doubts about the quality of your zoological institutions (we understood that), do not hesitate to do a little research before leaving.
8. Go on an outdoor scavenger hunt.
An even more interesting way to explore your city could be by planning a scavenger hunt that will take you around the city. There may be a local business that creates elaborate scavenger hunts for parties and teams, but if you’re looking to do a little more DIY, there are online scavenger hunt sheets you can use. You can go on a treasure hunt Beach (early in the morning before it gets crowded) and look for seashells. Or one of you could plan a scavenger hunt for the other that takes you to a romantic outdoor spot. If you’re up to the idea but don’t want to embark on a big project, a backyard or neighborhood scavenger hunt is also ideal.