By Jacqueline Williams, Relationships360° Guest Expert
Take your summer romance to the next level with the following summer date ideas!
Picnic under the stars– Picnics are a summer tradition. Why not turn it up a notch by having a gourmet picnic at night. Break out the blankets and fine wine and use the stars in the sky as your back drop. Find your local park at nps.gov.
BBQ for two- Fire up the grill and cook something casual like burgers with a drink (maybe a spiked lemonade). Make sure you dress to impress and feed each other dessert. Happy grilling! You can find great grilling recipes at allrecipes.com
Water excursions – Summertime is synonymous with water and there are many options. You can go on a dinner cruise, Jet Skiing, whale watching, riverboats, gondolas and so much more.
Outdoor music festivals & concerts – The couple that rocks together – stays together! Enjoy a nice outdoor concert and dance the night away. Take into consideration your date’s music preferences. Search ticketmaster.com and livenation.com for dates on upcoming outdoor concerts and festivals.
Rooftop dinners – Nothing screams romance like a rooftop dinner. Take advantage of the warm summer nights by dining under the stars.
Museums/Tours – During the summer there are lots of traveling exhibitions and art shows at your local museum. Also, take advantage of tours that are popular for the season, such as Segway tours, wine vineyard tours and etc.
Sports – Get your man’s testosterone pumping by purchasing discount tickets to attend a sporting event. There are NBA summer leagues, Baseball games and even NFL hold practice games around the country during the summer.
Movies in the Park & Drive-ins – This time of year many parks offer free movie viewings in the park, combine it with a sparkling beverage and delightful appetizers and you have a spin on the clichéd “dinner and a movie”. Better yet, get intimate and snuggle up at a drive-in. You can find one near you by using Driveinmovie.com.
County & State Fairs – Unleash your inner child when the fair comes to town. Win a prize for your girlfriend, ride the Ferris wheel and feast on all the various fried concoctions. You can find local fairs and festivals by visiting your city and government websites.
Road trip – Let’s get away from it all! Sometimes you need a change of scenery, so have a mini escape away from the city and take an hour drive out to that restaurant you have always wanted to go to and make a whole day of it.
Now there is no excuse for not going on an exciting date for the summer. Give your sweetie something to talk about and customize all these dating ideas with your mate’s personal preferences, such as favorite flowers, wine, food, etc.
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