40 Creative Ideas for How to Have an Awesome Date Night

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40 Creative Ideas on how to have an awesome date night | Above the Waves || #datenight #marriage

Marriage and dating advice isn't something I write about too often in this space, but I hope you'll enjoy this little departure from the norm today. 

I believe that regular date nights with my spouse are an important way to keep the spark alive.  

I recently asked a question on my Facebook wall.  It was something like, "Help!  My husband and I are stuck in a rut for date night.  Anyone have some fun ideas on what to do?"

Well...I have some amazing, fun, and creative friends!  They really came through on that question, sharing so many great ideas that I couldn't help but think of compiling their advice and sharing it here.

The credit goes to my friends.  Here are 40 creative ideas for how to have an awesome date night.  I'm excited to start working my way through the list.  I hope you find some inspiration here as well!


1.Paint and sip

2.Attend a sporting event

3.Play Racquetball or tennis

4.Dinner and trivia night

5.Board games and snacks



8.Go out to coffee

9.Dinner out

10.Treasure hunting (i.e. used bookstores, thrift shops, garage sales, etc.)

11.Jazz club or symphony

12.Comedy club

13.Explore your area

14.Walk in the park

15.Murder Mystery Dinner

16.Roller Derby

17.Cooking class

18.Ferry Ride

19.Antique shopping

20.Go out for ice cream

21.Local theater productions

22.Movie night

23.U-pick farms


25.Wine tasting/tour wineries


27.Build a campfire

28.Rent a jeep and go for a ride in the country

29.Escape Room

30.Dinner theater


32.Go for a run

33.Hunt for mushrooms

34.Breakfast date


36.Glass blowing class

37.Batting cages

38.Video games


40.Go for a bike ride


Want a free download of these date night ideas?  HERE you go!

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Do you have any ideas you'd like to add to the list?  Please, share them in the comments below!