It’s that time of the year when the sun stays out to play a little longer, the birds are back from their vacation to the south and Netflix and chill is no longer a semi-appropriate date (only because of the weather) every other week. Whether you are looking to switch things up a bit in your relationship, or take someone out on a first date, here are a few great options that can take things outdoors and into the light!
I’m not suggesting you hike up Mt. Kilimanjaro (unless that’s your thing), but switching it up with a morning hike is a great way to really enjoy the beautiful weather and get to know your date. There’s nothing more rewarding than getting to the top, and looking out onto a beautiful view. A few things to take into consideration: make sure your date is up to it, have some snacks, water and allergy pills at the ready and most importantly dress appropriately (layering is optimal for hikes).
Lunch in the Park
Whether you are an avid reader, writer or just want to relax with the sun’s warmth hugging you because it’s been way too long; a date in the park is always a thoughtful date. In order for this to go well, please bring the necessities-- a blanket large enough (and thick enough) for both of you to lay on, some food (fruits, sandwiches, a salad etc), beverages of your choosing, a frisbee or football to toss around and again the allergy pills as a precaution. Some of my favorite memories are laying at the park for hours resting in the sun, alternating between reading, and throwing around a frisbee.
Rooftop happy hour or day parties
Finally! The resurgence of weekly day parties. I’m not sure what it is about the sunny season, but day parties and happy hours are soo much better when it’s warm out. Plan to meet up with your date at a rooftop spot for an after work happy hour or on the weekend to dance the day away to your favorite music.
Do you love Jazz, rock, hip-hop or country? Great! Regardless of your musical selection there’s more than likely an outdoor music festival or show in your area. Maybe there’s a show in the park near you or you can score some last minute tickets. Hanging out listening to your favorite music can be a fun date that’ll surely be memorable. Just before you get too excited make sure your date is into the same music or this could go a little sour.
Exploring a new city/neighborhood
I always love dates that we can experience for the first time together. So whether it’s great or horrible we can laugh at it later. It also shows your date’s ability to roll with the tide. Is there a neighborhood in your city neither one of you have really hung out in? Or maybe there’s a sporting event in a nearby city. Instead of going somewhere just for dinner or the game, try to find cool things to do in the city before hand. Create memories that’ll last a lifetime.
Let us know what we missed! Do you have great outdoor date story? Leave them in the comments below.
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