Day dates are a great way to keep the romance alive in your relationship. Spending quality time together doing something you both enjoy ensures you prioritize each other, communicate better and have fun in your relationship. Day dates are a fun alternative to the typical dinner or nighttime date. Mixing it up from time to time gives you the opportunity to enjoy activities you wouldn’t necessarily do at night. Take a look at 14 fun and meaningful day date ideas we love!
14 Day Date Ideas for Couples
1. Take a Hike
Getting out in nature and enjoying some fresh air is one of the best things you can do for a day date. Find a hiking trail in your area or take a drive out to a spot nearby that’s known for their amazing views. Make sure to pack snacks and drinks to keep you energized and enjoy taking in everything nature has to offer.
2. Go Fruit Picking
Whether it’s apples, pumpkins or berries, a day at a fruit farm is a cute, fun way to spend time together. Take a drive to your local farm and spend the afternoon among the trees, picking your favourite fruit. Many farms have little restaurants or bakeries so you can enjoy a meal or snack there once you’re done for the day, or you can bring home a pie or baked good!
3. Have a Picnic
A picnic is a fun and romantic way to get outside when it’s nice out. Pack a bag of your favourite food and drink, spread out a blanket and enjoy each other’s company in the park. Dips, sandwiches and cheese make for great picnic foods, or you can order takeout from your favourite restaurant and bring that with you too.
4. Take a Day Trip
If you’re feeling the need to get out of your city, a day trip may be just what the doctor ordered. Hop in your car and drive to a new city for a little adventure. Check out their cafes, restaurants and shops and explore what a new town has to offer.
5. Book an Online Cooking Class
Whether you’re both seasoned cooks or have been meaning to get more acquainted in the kitchen, an online cooking class is such a fun day date activity. You get to learn how to cook a new dish or level up one of your favourites, and then enjoy it together! What could be more romantic than that?
6. Try a New Workout
Getting your sweat on together can be totally sexy. It boosts your mood and endorphins and doing a new workout is always more fun with someone else. Switch it up from your regular workout and try something brand new that neither of you has done before, whether it’s kickboxing, yoga, spinning or bootcamp.
7. Go on a Wine or Brewery Tour
If you enjoy a good glass of wine or beer, head to a winery or brewery to go on a tour. You’ll learn what goes into making your favourite bevvies, do some tastings and perhaps even enjoy a food pairing. If there are multiple vineyards or breweries in the area, go ahead and make a whole day out of it!
8. Make Your Own Pizza
Create some friendly competition with a make-your-own pizza contest, and yes that includes homemade dough! Do a morning grocery shop together to get all your ingredients and favourite toppings and challenge each other to come up with the tastiest new combo. It will make for a delicious lunch with a side of friendly feuding.
9. Have a Perogie-Making Day
Making perogies takes some serious commitment, so if you both love spending time in the kitchen, they’re the perfect thing to make on a date. Make the dough, cut out the dumpling circles and stuff them with your favourite fillings like potatoes, onion, cheese and bacon. Enjoy the long but simple process of making the delicious little dumplings!
10. Host a Brunch
Hosting a brunch for your other favourite people is a special and meaningful activity for you and your significant other to do. Plan out the meal together then spend the morning cooking and baking up a feast! Serve it up alongside mimosas or caesars for a truly authentic brunch!
11. Catch a Movie
While it’s all too easy to watch movies from home these days, there’s something special about actually going to the movie theatre. The buttery popcorn, watered down fountain drinks and massive screen make for an experience you can’t get anywhere else. Look for an afternoon show you both can’t wait to see. The theatre is sure to be less busy in the daytime so you can enjoy your movie and popcorn with less people around.
12. Have a Spa Day
If the two of you are feeling the need for some relaxation and rejuvenation, head to the spa for a day of pampering. Book the same services so you can be in the room together and enjoy a deep tissue massage, facial or pedicure. Having a spa day allows the two of you to relax by each other’s side.
13. Take a Bike Ride
Get out on the town and explore your city or head to a bike trail for a fun and active day date. You don’t need to have a destination. You can bike around and make stops wherever your hearts desire. Or you can check what’s going on in your city that day and bike over to them. Hit up your local farmers’ market, bike to a street festival or stop for a drink at your favourite restaurant.
14. Go for Dim Sum
Dim sum is a traditional Chinese lunch meal made up of small plates of dumplings and other snack dishes typically served in bamboo baskets. It’s delicious, fun and a great day date experience! If you’re looking to switch things up from your regular brunch or lunch restaurants, dim sum is an excellent alternative.
If you’re ready to switch things up, try out a few of these creative and meaningful day date ideas with your significant other!