Having dinner and watching a movie or meeting for drinks are great ideas for summer dates. The downside? They all involve sitting and eating. We’re all for a romantic night out but you can also change up your dating routine to incorporate a few active adventures. You can always reward yourself and your honey with a meal at the end of the night.
Go on a bike ride.
If you don’t have your own bike, plenty of cities have bike share programs. Take advantage and ride around! End your adventure with a healthy picnic in the park. Pack some delicious and healthy snacks and reward yourselves with a bottle of wine.
Take a workout class together.
There’s nothing sexier than working up a sweat together while burning some calories. Check out any outdoor workout events or summer boot camps happening in your city. Too hot to head outdoors? Open up your laptop and Booya together!
Volunteer in your neighborhood.
It’s a great feeling to help others and you can spread the love together. Find volunteer opportunities near you that you’re both excited about. Plenty of parks offer clean-up programs where you can join in and help out.
Take a dance class together.
Even if you end up stepping on each other’s toes, you’ll have a blast moving and shaking. Plus, you’ll learn some new moves to show off at that end-of-summer wedding on the calendar.
Plan a camping trip.
Take advantage of the warm summer nights and go camping. If you don’t have your own equipment or tent, see if your friends can lend you their gear. Uneasy about spending the night outside? Bring some blankets and picnic late in the evening instead. Watch the stars and enjoy the company.
Have a make-out session.
One minute of lip-locking can burn 2-5 calories. While that’s not enough to burn off your romantic meal, it can’t hurt to add it to your evening routine.
Pick summer berries.
Berries are in peak season during June, July and August. Have fun strolling around a local berry farm then keep the date going by using your newly foraged ingredients in the kitchen.
Take a late night stroll.
Warm summer nights are perfect for evening walks. Head to a park or just take a spin around the block.
Hike a mountain (or head to an indoor climbing wall).
Hiking and climbing are awesome ways to burn calories while strengthening muscle. Find a local trail and lace up those sneakers. Don’t have a park near you? Try out an indoor climbing gym.
Join a bowling team.
Head to your nearby alley and work for that strike. It’s great to bowl as a couple or join a group to make it a weekly event.