52 Date Night Ideas: A Whole Year of Date Ideas

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Want one date idea for each week of the year? We have 52 date night ideas for you!

No matter how long you and your partner have been together, it’s important that you make time for date night.

Dating your partner is more than just a fun night out.

It’s quality time that is spent together that lets your partner know that they are a priority to you and that your relationship is valuable.

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It’s also a chance to open the floodgates of communication and to enjoy new experiences together that can create lasting memories. 

How often should you date? As often as you can! We recognize that life is busy, but we suggest that you try to make at least 1 night per week that you can dedicate to your partner or spouse. 

Our favorite way to do these dates is to make a “52 Fun Things To Do On Date Night Jar” and pull a surprise date each week.

52 Date Ideas For the Year

Here’s 52 different date ideas for each week of the year:

Spring Date Ideas

Go to the Gym

Summer is fast approaching and it’s time to get your fit and fab summer body on. And who better to motivate you than your partner? Hit the gym together and get summer ready. 

Dance in the Rain

Spring is one of the rainiest seasons of the year – so make the most of every moment and dance in the rain together!

Plan a Summer Vacation

Have some summer holidays that you want to use up? Make a date night out of planning your dream vacation together. 

Have a Picnic

We love picnics anytime of year, but spring is just the perfect weather to get outside and enjoy some sunshine and snacks. 

Fire up the BBQ

It’s been a long winter and that means you’ve been without the BBQ all season. Well, spring is the time to fire it up! So grab some of your favorite meat and veggies, and make for an outdoor dinner night on the BBQ. 

Fool Your Friends

Spring is the season for April Fools. And if you haven’t planned your April fools day jokes on your friends and family yet, now is the time! Grab some of your favorite snacks and drinks, and get out the joke planner!

Visit a Farmers Market

Spring is the season when most of the Farmers Markets start to open up. And where better to get some fresh food than from the market? Grab some fresh fruits and veggies and then make a delicious, fresh dinner together. 

Visit a Spring Festival

Spring is when the weather just starts to get nice enough for some of our favorite festivals. No matter where you live, you’ll find a spring festival nearby, and they’re all a great place for a date!

Have a Tennis Match

Lots of people play tennis during the summer, but it can get pretty hot. Spring brings perfect weather to get out and practice your swing – and for a little friendly competition on the court. 

It’s a great sport for couples.

Go to a Baseball Game

It’s Spring – and that means that baseball is back! Even people who don’t love baseball can enjoy the energy of a real-live game. Plus – who can resist the stadium snacks?

Go for a Bike Ride

Enjoy all of the beauty that spring has to offer with a bike ride through some of your local trails. If you want, you could even pack a picnic and stop for a romantic snack in the park. 

Play a Game of Mini-Golf

Mini golf is always a fun date! Whoever wins treats the loser to ice cream?

Go ATVing

Spring brings rain. Rain brings mud. Don’t be afraid to get dirty!

Summer Date Ideas

Ice Cream

Would it really be summer if we didn’t start here? You can’t do summer without ice cream – so make a date of it!

Beach Day

Sun, waves, and sand – what more could you ask for out of a beach date?

Rooftop Sunset Dinner

Summer is the perfect time to enjoy sunset views. Why not do it at your local rooftop bar?

Go for a Walk

Anywhere you want – through town, down the strip, in the forest, on your local trails – just walk!

Wine Tasting

Sample some wine and cheese at one of your local wineries or make a full day trip with a winery tour to multiple wineries in the area. 

Road Trip

Turn on the car and just drive with no destination in mind! See where you end up and spend the day touring the area. 

Try these fun road trip questions for couples.


Set up a tent and enjoy a romantic night under the stars. You can even do this making your own backyard tent date!

Host a Party

BBQ parties, pool parties, dance parties – whatever your heart desires, summer brings the perfect opportunity to have a blast with all of your best friends on a group date


Delicious food and mimosas for two please! A perfect late morning date.

Go to a Concert

Summer is the time for all the best concerts. Check to see if any of your favorite artists are coming to town, or check out a local band!

Go on Vacation

If you can’t travel far, even going to the next city over and spending the night can give you a much needed break from the hustles and bustles of daily life. 


Summer days are hot and the nights are cool, bringing the perfect weather and perfect skies for stargazing the night away!


Who can catch the biggest fish? Who can catch the most fish? Make a competition out of it and place a fun couples bet!

Fall Date Ideas

Go for a Hike

Fall isn’t too hot or too cold, making it the perfect season for a hike. Plus, the changing leaves in the fall set the perfect scene for romance.


Those changing leaves we were talking about? They also set the perfect scene for a couples photoshoot

Bake Off

Apple pies. Rhubarb pies. Bumbleberry pies. Pumpkin pies. So many pies! Who can cook them better?

Pumpkin Picking

Halloween is on its way and it’s the perfect time to go pumpkin pickin’. Find your perfect pumpkin and then spend the night carving it together.

Apple Picking

Since we’re doing all things pickin’, we can’t forget apple pickin!

All Things Pumpkin Spice

Everyone’s favorite thing about fall is the pumpkin spice! So why not make a date out of it? Spend the day bouncing from cafe to cafe looking for all the best pumpkin spice options out there!

Go on a HayRide

What better excuse to grab a blanket and snuggle close to each other?

Outdoor Movie Night

The cold weather is going to set in soon, so now’s the time to get all your outdoor time in.

Set up an outdoor movie in your backyard and watch a scary Halloween movie under the stars!

Bonfire Nights

Bonfires and s’mores are the perfect way to warm up on a cool fall night.

Corn Maze

Chase each other through the corn and maybe even play a game of hide and seek?

Visit a Haunted House

With Halloween approaching it’s the perfect time to face your fears. Head to a haunted attraction or, if you’re brave enough, attempt a real haunted house!

Visit a Psychic

Speaking of haunted, when was the last time you had your fortune told? Head to a psychic together to see what the future holds for the two of you.

Rent an AirBnB in the Forest

Fall is when the trees are at their most beautiful, making it the perfect time to rent a bed and breakfast in the middle of nowhere. 

Drive-in Movies

The Drive-in theaters are soon about to close, so get in your late night movie before the snow sets in!

Winter Date Ideas

Coffee Date

Winter cold is the perfect excuse to sip on hot coffee. Head to a coffee shop you’ve never tried before and ask for the barista specialty!

Build a Snowman

Embrace your inner child and build a snowman together. Enjoy playing in the snow together with snow angels and a friendly snowfight.


Not a professional skier? That’s okay. Hit the kids slope for a good laugh.


Skiing might not be for everyone, but everyone can go tubing! Bundle up and hit the slopes. 

Ice Skating

Winter is the only time you’ll get to do this outdoors. So if you love to skate, now is the time. And if not, it’s the perfect opportunity to learn!

Pictures with Santa

Who said you have to be a kid to get your pictures with Santa? Head to a local winter festival and create memories with the big man.

Christmas Lights

Spend the night driving around looking at Christmas lights together, or hang your own.

Happy Hour

Not all winter activities have to be outdoors. Head to your local dive bar and role play that you’re meeting each other all over again. 

Spa Date

Winter weather brings aches and pains. Treat yourselves to a romantic spa date

Winter Markets

When you’re looking to get in the festive mood, winter markets are the best place to find it!

Breakfast in Bed

Cold weather brings the perfect excuse to stay in bed all day long! This is a fun date idea for married couples too.

Bake Gingerbreads

Make your own gingerbread houses and compete to see who can make the best one.

So there you have it! Show your partner how much you value their time with a new date every week of the year. 

Sara, a seasoned expert in wedding planning and date ideas, brings a wealth of experience to our couples blog. With a background in the television industry and hands-on involvement in a dozen weddings, including working as a wedding assistant on "My Fair Wedding with David Tutera," Sara has an innate understanding of the magic that makes weddings truly special. Growing up with four sisters has given her unique insights into the dating world, making her a go-to source for practical and heartfelt dating advice. Her knowledge and enthusiasm make her the perfect guide for couples seeking to infuse their relationships with creativity and love.

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