Springtime is my favorite season for dates. The weather is warm, but the humidity isn’t off the charts just yet – making outdoor dates a comfortable option. And most outdoor activities have one thing in common – they’re inexpensive!
Below is a list of some of my favorite springtime date ideas. My hubby and I have either done these in the last couple of months or are looking forward to them this season!
1. Museum + Ice Cream
Visiting a museum (or art gallery!) with your honey can be so fun. You explore new concepts and learn new things together. Most museums or galleries are fairly inexpensive, making them a budget-friendly date idea. Follow it up with a stop at your favorite ice cream shop for some added sweetness.
2. Mini Golf + Drinks
I’m never super excited to go play mini golf – I underestimate how much fun I’ll have. But once we’re there, I have a blast! A little friendly competition can be flirty and stopping for cocktails or beers before or after rounds out your date.
3. Dessert Tour
I’ve got a major sweet tooth. So much so I don’t mind restaurant hopping to try a variety of desserts. From crème brulee and spiked milkshakes, a dessert tour won’t disappoint!
4. Happy Hour
My hubby and I are big fans of happy hour – especially during patio season! And, call me cheap, but I know how to find a happy hour that actually makes me happy. Two-for-one drinks and cheap small bites can turn your happy hour date into a yummy, good time – and save you some money!
5. Drinks + Food on the Patio
We love hanging on our back patio in the springtime. We’ll put some beers or wine in the ice bucket and have some easy appetizers on hand. (fried green beans, stuffed peppers, chips + dip, cheese, etc.) I’d say we have a patio date at least once a week during the springtime. And recently, we had a relaxed, candlelit dinner on our patio, and it was so fun!
6. Hiking + Smoothies
Who doesn’t love a good hike? You can bring snacks for your hiking destination or grab some smoothies afterwards to keep things healthy and light.
I love relaxing at a winery with my hubby, whether we bring a blanket or find a table to sit at. We typically buy a bottle of wine and some snacks to enjoy at the winery. Of course, most wineries let bring your own cheeses, nut, fruits, breads, etc. (to get more bang for your buck)! And, some have live music, too. Just check the winery’s schedule on their website before you plan your date.
Not a wine person? Hit up your local brewery! You can take a tour of almost any brewery for about $10, and you’ll likely get a tasting and/or a souvenir. Then, you can hang out in the tap room to retry your favorite ones. Sounds like a fun time to me!
9. Antiquing + Lunch
We don’t usually buy things when we go to antique stores, but we love to look! And, we save lunch for after the antiquing, so we don’t get too full or tired.
10. Walking + Coffee
You’re probably thinking, “walking”?! Yes, walking! I love a good walk, especially in parts of town we’re not very familiar with. You find cute shops and slowly meander around the neighborhood. I like getting coffee before we go walking and exploring, then getting one coffee to-go. 😉
I once surprised my hubby with a fishing date. I picked up one fishing pole, a pre-filled tackle box and a couple of fishing permits. We didn’t end up going fishing, however, because it was the middle of summer and HOT. I’m looking forward to finding a quaint little fishing hole sometime soon though! (Don’t forget to be legal and buy fishing permits for this date.)
12. Zoo day
We don’t have kids, but we absolutely love going to the zoo. But, there’s a small window of time that we enjoy going, otherwise, it’s too warm for us and the animals. Head to your local zoo before it gets too hot!
What are some your favorite springtime dates? I’d love to hear below!