35+ Fun and Adventurous Date Ideas

35+ Fun Date Ideas

A dinner and a movie can be a nice date …..but every now and then it’s fun to think outside the box by trying something new together.  I’ve created a list of some of my favorite unique date ideas.

1. Try a “new to you” restaurant.

Riverside Korean table1

Go to a resturant that you both have never been to before. I like to do a little research by checking with a few friends who are bloggers and also from websites. Step out of your comfort zone and try a cuisine that you normally wouldn’t eat.

2. Take a Tour

I love taking tours. I think they can be such a great date. There are so many out there that you can find one for almost any interest level. There are history tours, sports tours, sightseeing tours, art tours, food tours, beer tours, etc. You don’t have to go far. I’ve taken so many tours that I even created a specific category on the blog main page specifically for them.

Ride Segways

Once you ride one, you won’t care how nerdy you look.


3. Go to a Museum- Art, History, Sports or a random oddity.

4. Go snowshoeing, skiing, or snowboarding

5. Go to a Shooting Range

6. Go Geocaching

7. Frisbee golf

8. Snow Tubing at a local sledding hill or resort

9. Go Zipling (I have a whole category on the homepage dedicated to places to zipline)

double zipline

10. Take a Dance lesson

11. Explore a Cave

12. Try extreme tree climbing with harnesses

tree climbing

13. Try stand up paddleboarding

14. Go kayaking, canoeing or rafting 

white water rafting 2

15. Watch a sporting event

16. Try a new outdoor activity like Footgolf,


17. Go to the Drive in

18. Watch a car race

19. Try the trapeze

20. Set up an animal encounter at a zoo, rescue or aquarium.


21. Take a couples massage

22. Go for a bike ride

23. Go for a hike

24. Go Horseback riding 

25. Watch a horse race, take a unique horse farm tour, or watch an early morning practice for race horses

horse race

26. Indoor Rock Climb

27. Go to an indoor Trampoline Arena

28. Play laser tag 

29. Try lawn bowling

30. Ride Go Karts


31. Watch a car race

32. Particpate in a theme race

33. Take an Intro to Curling Class


34. Go Ice Skating

35. Go Fishing

36. Go to an observation tower for another view of the city

37. Pledge your love with a lock on a bridge  (*you can no longer do this on the Purple Bridge)



Did I leave anything out? Let me know and comment below.


  1. says

    These are great ideas! My boyfriend and I recently went to Hocking Hills for zip lining. We had a lot of fun, but we did the “easiest” ones (first timers) but next time we will definitely be doing the extreme version. Extreme tree climbing sounds like something we should try too!


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