103 Fun Date Night Activities

Looking for some inspiration for fun date night activities that are unique and interesting?

First and foremost, a truly successful date requires:

  • Good Communication
  • Mutual Respect & Understanding
  • Shared Interests
  • Comfortable & Enjoyable Atmosphere
  • Positive Attitude
  • Ability & Willingness to Be Present & Attentive

These things will absolutely help to create a strong connection and make your date feel valued.

Read on for 103 fun date night activities that, no matter where you live, you can plan with your partner.

Needless to say, grabbing dinner and a movie tends to be the date night “go-to”.

But, why not think outside of the box a little bit and do something together that you’ve never done before?

I promise, it will make you feel closer and achieve one of the 5 well-known love languages – Quality Time!

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Fun Date Night Ideas in Frederick, Md

First of all, why are date nights so important anyway?

Well, here’s a great Huffington Post article on Date Nights: They Are More Important For Your Relationship Than You Think.

A date night “conveys to the couple that they are creating a unique and special space for one another.”

Clearly, showing that you’re putting forth effort to create a special space for the two of you adds bonus points to the health of your relationship!

So, now that you know the importance, here is a great list of fun date ideas to put on your calendar!

In addition, I was recently a guest on Michelle Newman’s The New Mid podcast talking about all the fun ways to keep the spark alive!

So be sure to take a listen!

Keep in mind that some of these activities will depend on the weather where you are, but there are plenty to choose from no matter the temps!

And because this blog is a lifestyle AND local blog, I’ve included resources for my local peeps, where applicable, under each category.

1. Go to a Farmer’s Market

Fun Date Night Ideas in Frederick, Md

Wherever you live, you’re bound to find a Farmer’s Market or two, or three throughout your county.

These days you can find everything at the Farmer’s Market:

  • Fruits
  • Veggies
  • Meats
  • Baked Goods for dessert
  • Fresh Flowers for your centerpiece

Grab your goodies, then go home and make a new recipe with your market finds!

In addition, it’s always a great idea to bring your own farmer’s market bags.

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2. See A Live Show

Fun Date Night Ideas in Frederick, Md
Photo Credit: Fredericktowne Players

Just Google ‘Performing Arts Near Me’ and you’ll find a list of theatres and events in your area.

There’s always a show happening somewhere!

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3. Go Out For Movie Night

Nowadays, movie theaters have totally rolled out the red carpets, offering movie goers wonderfully unique and memorable experiences.

For instance, where I live, one of our cinema locations offers:

  • Beer
  • Cocktails
  • Wine
  • Real Food (besides popcorn and candy)
  • Reclining Seats
  • State-of-the-Art Projection & Sound
  • Special Events

Needless to say, it’s a fun way to enjoy an evening of entertainment!

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The next few fun date activities involve taking a class together to really inspire your creativity.

Because, learning something new together is a great way to strengthen your bond and instills a natural feeling of happiness and self-confidence!

4. Take A DIY Class

AR Workshop

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5. Try Out A Cooking Class

Tired of the same old, hum drum cooking routine?

Then, it’s time to switch it up and take a cooking class together with your better half!

Cook up some new culinary memories together, get your eat on and learn some new skills all in the same night!

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6. Take a Painting Class

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7. Take A Knife Making Class

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8. Traditional Afternoon Tea

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9. Make Some Pottery

Take a Class Together
Photo Credit: Frederick Clay Studio

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10. Visit A Local Winery

Wineries in Frederick Md
Photo Credit: Springfield Manor Winery

It used to be that if you wanted to visit a winery you had to go to California.

Now, small towns everywhere are raising the winery bar big time!

So, again, just Google ‘Wineries Near Me’ and you’ll find at least one winery in your town.

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11. Go To A Brewery

Flying Dog Brewery Tasting Room

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12. Take A Distillery Tour

McClintock Distilling Tour

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13. Visit An Art Exhibit

How fun is it to go with your companion and learn more about each others’ artistic taste?

Most small towns, especially downtown areas have very talented artists offering up their work.

Why not get a feel for the flavor of your town by attending an art exhibit or event?

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14. Check Out Some Live Music

Did you know that listening to music can reduce anxiety and improve your mood?

No wonder it’s a great choice for a fun date night activity!

To find live music events, either go to your Facebook Events tab OR find an events calendar in your local newspaper or magazine.

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15. Take A Walking Tour

Be a tourist in your own town by taking a walking tour!

Learn some things about your town that you didn’t already know.

In addition, as we all know, walking helps boost your mood, increasing blood flow and blood circulation to your body.

Obviously, these are great reasons to put a walking tour on your date night bucket list!

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16. Try A New Cuisine

Trying a new cuisine introduces you to new cultures and even traditions.

And who better to try it with than your significant other?

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17. Pack A Picnic

The benefits of packing a picnic are numerous:

  • You don’t have to make a reservation.
  • Finding the perfect place to sit is completely in your control.
  • You’ll be able to breathe in fresh air.
  • You can have each others’ undivided attention.

This fun date night activity can absolutely be combined with the Farmer’s Market activity!

18. Take A Hike

Taking a hike together is an awesome fun date night activity.

Of course, a fun date DAY would be advisable so you can actually see where you’re going.

Spending quality time going hiking together boosts those endorphins, which improves your sense of well-being.

And isn’t it nice to feel that way with that special someone?

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19. Spend Time Near the Water

Did you know that being near the water can be the key to boosting happiness?

This Real Simple article explains why being near the water, “according to science, helps our mental health in myriad ways, and may be the key to lasting happiness.”

So, why not increase your level of happiness together with your love and take a romantic walk next to the water?

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20. Grab A Cup o’ Joe

Best Coffee in Frederick Md
Photo Credit: The Common Market

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21. Play Pool

So, playing pool is one of my all-time favorite things to do with a date!

When I was single and going on a first date, I’d always suggest going to play pool.

Needless to say, I’m a pretty darn good pool player and I love a good competition!

Also, playing pool is great for conversation, concentration, and a lot of fun!

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22. Have a Game Night

Play board games for a fantastic at home date night idea!

Turn off the TV, put your electronic devices away, order in some pizza, and get nice and cozy in your living room!

I polled my Facebook readers and came up with a list of favorite board games that can be played with just 2 people:

  • Backgammon
  • Sequence
  • Othello
  • Checkers
  • Chess
  • Polarity
  • Cribbage
  • Rummikub
  • Scrabble
  • Yahtzee

23. Go On A Scavenger Hunt

Going on a scavenger hunt is one of those cute date ideas that are actually so much fun!

And the best thing is, you can even do this with another couple as a double date.

Whether the scavenger hunt is one that someone else has put together or one that you can create yourself, it’s guaranteed to get the adventure juices flowing.

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24. Go to an Arcade

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25. Go Bowling

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26. Sing Karaoke

27. Indulge in a Private Chocolate Tasting

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28. Go To The Driving Range

All 10 golf course in our county have driving ranges, so chances are there are a few in your town too!

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29. Play Golf

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30. Explore A Museum

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31. Take A Scenic Drive

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32. Go Shopping

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33. Visit a Local Park

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34. Volunteer Together

Volunteer your time together at a homeless shelter, animal shelter, or soup kitchen.

You’ll feel so good doing it and the charitable side of your partner will shine!

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35. Take A Hot Air Balloon Ride

Honestly, you don’t have to wait for a special occasion to take a hot air balloon ride!

As we all know, you only live once, so if it’s something you’ve been wanting to do, by all means do it!

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36. Go Rock Climbing

In this case, I don’t mean real rock climbing.

That is, unless you’re very agile and experienced in rock climbing.

Then, by all means, go for it!

Instead, I’m recommending places that offer ‘supervised’ indoor rock climbing.

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37. Play Laser Tag

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38. Race Go-Karts

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39. Hire a Personal Chef

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40. Go Canoeing

41. Take a Camping Trip

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42. Roller Skating

43. Go Ice Skating

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44. Take A Dance Class

I’ve been wanting to take a dance class with my husband for years!

Gotta say, I never thought he’d ever agree to it.

But now he’s saying once he retires, he’ll take a dance class with me.

At least now I know there’s a chance!

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45. Go Dancing

46. Go Axe Throwing

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47. Go to a Rage Room

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48. Go to a Trampoline Park

49. See A Comedy Show

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50. Get Ice Cream

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51. Go to an Amusement Park

52. Participate in a Challenge Together

53. Enjoy A Bike Ride Together

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54. Go on a Segway Tour

55. Play Tennis

56. Try Pickle Ball

57. Go to a Local Event

Be a part of the action instead of getting FOMO when you see all the fun on social media!

Eventbrite is a great website to find events by location.

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58. Go to the Zoo

59. Take a Train Ride

60. Go to a Festival

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61. Go to a Meadery

62. Have Tea

63. Escape Room

64. Go to a Professional Sports Game

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65. Go to a Trivia Night

66. Visit a Nearby Town

Take a nice little road trip to a nearby town to get out and explore.

67. Take a Ghost Tour

Learn some history and listen to the local lore of ghost stories that have been told for years in your town!

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68. Experience Virtual Reality

69. Rent an Airbnb in your Town

70. Go Tubing/Skiing

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71. Go Antiquing

Whether it’s an antique store, thrift store, flea market, or an estate sale, there’s just something about the thrill of the hunt for that perfect vintage find!

72. Couples Spa Day

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73. Learn Blacksmithing

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74. Watch the Sunset

75. Rent a fun car

76. Go to a drive-in movie

77. Take a day trip somewhere new

78. Take a carriage ride

79. Photo walk

80. Go to a rooftop bar

81. Go on a local history tour

82. Go skinny dipping

83. Horseback riding

84. Learn a new skill together

85. Stay at a Bed & Breakfast

86. Go on a dinner cruise

87. Do A Couples’ Photo Shoot

88. Build a bucket list together

89. Take boxing or self-defense together

90. Go on a ferry ride

91. Go to the beach

92. Attend a Charity Event

Attending a charity event is truly a win-win!

You have a fantastic reason to dress up and look your best, enjoy good food, drinks and entertainment, all while supporting a local charity.

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93. Take a mixology class

94. Book a helicopter ride

95. Murder Mystery Night

96. Go stargazing

97. Stroll Through Beautiful Gardens

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98. Throw Darts

99. Do Some Window Shopping

100. Go to a racetrack

101. Go fishing

102. Binge watch a streaming series

103. Go zip lining

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