just for the love of it: top 10 end-of-summer date ideas

Okay, so it's the end of the summer and you're running out of things to do with your partner. Below are my top ten end-of-summer date ideas. Try them out over the next few weeks. Summer will be over before you know it.

1. Pack a Picnic
Make some sandwiches, load up on fruit, grab your favorite beverage, and bring a big blanket. Pick a spot in the shade for you and your mate to eat, relax, talk, and perhaps kiss a little bit. Turn off your cell phones, take in the scenery, and just enjoy each other's company.

2. Tour the Town
It doesn't matter whether you live in a small town or the big city, taking a tour of where you live can be really fun for you and your partner. You can either go to your local visitor's bureau or look online for a list of places to go and things to see. For instance, you could look up where the local historical landmarks, art galleries, haunted houses, antique shops, victorian homes, or museums are located in your town. Make a map of these sights, print out information about each sight, and then you and your mate can spend the day following the map and learning about everything in your neck of the woods.

3. Watch a Movie Outside
Try to find a local drive-in, any organization that's playing a movie outside, or buy your own outdoor theater, get a few huge blankets, and snuggle up with your partner under the stars.

4. Rent a Boat
Whether you go paddle-boating or speedboating, spending the day on a boat in the middle of a lake, river, bay, or ocean is an extremely romantic date where you can get away from it all with your partner. Look up local bodies of water near you and you'll likely find some kind of boat rental nearby. Pack a meal for an added romantic touch.

5. Roller Skate
Are you still a kid at heart? Roller skating is a great date idea for all of you who would like to have fun while still staying active. Skate around the rink for an hour or so, split a plate of greasy cheese fries, and share stories about your childhood with each other.

6. Pick Produce
Strawberries and apples and peaches... oh my! Find a U-Pick orchard near you and spend the day perusing the land for the best produce money can buy. Before you go, learn about how to choose the ripest fruit with your mate.

7. Star Search
Print out a constellation guide (like this one, this one, or this one), choose some constellations to find, print out information about each constellation, get a blanket, and lay out under the stars. Search for each constellation while learning about them together.

8. Go to a Fair or Local Festival
Summer is a great time to go to local fairs and festivals. Take your partner out for an exciting evening filled with rides, cotton candy, funnel cakes, and games. Maybe you could even win him or her a prize!

9. Race
There's nothing wrong with a little friendly competition, right? Race go-karts with your partner this weekend at the closest amusement park.

10. Walk the Dog
Low on cash? Taking a walk with your partner can be just as romantic as any of these other summer date ideas.
Hold hands, walk around your neighborhood, and talk about your day.

Keeping things interesting by trying out some of these end-of-summer date ideas can enhance your relationship and bring you closer as a couple.

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nathan said...
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Nathan said...

Awesome ideas. I especially like the Drive-Thru suggestion. I forgot about Drive-Thru movies!

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