35+ Fun and Adventurous Date Ideas

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 extreme and unique date ideas.

These could be fun first date adventure ideas or great adventure challenge date ideas to encourage you to get outside of your comfort zone.

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1. Try a “new to you” restaurant

Go to a restaurant 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 because once you ride one, you won’t care how nerdy you look.

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

Explore a museum that you don’t know very much about. 

Practical tips for skiing out west for the first time

4. Go Snowshoeing, Skiing, or Snowboarding

Try a new winter sport together and spend the day on a winter sport that you both enjoy. 

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5. Go to a Shooting Range

Mix things up with Target practice at a local shooting range. 

6. Go Geocaching

7. Play a Round of Frisbee golf

Enjoy the outdoors and get some exercise with a game of frisbee golf.

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8. Snow Tubing at a local sledding hill or resort

All the fun of sledding without the work.

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9. Go Zipling

(I have a whole category on the homepage dedicated to places to zipline)

couples dance lesson

10. Take a Dance lesson

boat tour in a cave

11. Explore a Cave

extreme tree climbing with a harness

12. Try extreme tree climbing with a harness

Climb as high as you want without the fear/risk of falling under the guidance of pros. 

Bodyglove iSUP stand up paddleboard

13. Try stand up paddleboarding 

Test your balancing skills on a SUP board.

white water rafting

14. Go Kayaking, Canoeing or White Water Rafting 

Spend some time on the water as fast or as slow as you want to. 

15. Watch a sporting event


16. Try a new outdoor activity like Footgolf

A combination of soccer and golf. 

drive in movie at Holiday Auto Theatre

17. Go to the Drive-in

Mix up movie night by going to the Drive-in instead. 

Diamondback roller coaster at Kings Island Amusement Park

18. Visit an Amusement Park

Face your fears on a thrill ride or enjoy the nostalgia of a classic. 


19. Try the trapeze

Take your date to the extreme by taking a trapeze lesson. 

penguin encounter at Newport Aquarium

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

Get up close to your favorite animal with an ethical animal encounter. 

21. Take a couples massage

Adventure mom biking in Petoskey Michigan

22. Go for a bike ride

Rent e-bikes for an even more fun ride.

hiking trail in the fall

23. Go for a Hike

horse back riding on the beach ride Equine Adventures Horseback Tour

24. Go Horseback riding 

horse race at Keeneland in Lexington Kentucky

25. Watch a Horse Race, take a Unique horse farm tour, or watch an Early morning practice for racehorses

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26. Indoor Rock Climb

Get air indoor trampoline park

27. Go to an Indoor Trampoline Arena

28. Play Laser Tag 

Lawn Bowling in Ohio

29. Try Lawn Bowling

Full throttle indoor go kart racing

30. Ride Go Karts

31. Watch a Car Race

32. Participate in a Themed Race

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33. Take an Intro to Curling Class

34. Go Ice Skating

Top golf

35. Dine and Play at Top Golf

fishing at Cliffview Resort

36. Go Fishing

37. Go to an Observation Tower for another view of the city

Class Axe Throwing

38. Go Axe Throwing

Fling Golf

39. Play a round of Fling Golf

Train ride

40. Go on a Train Ride

Enjoy the scenery at a relaxing pace during a train ride. 

take a cooking class

41. Take a Cooking Class

large wave pool at indoor waterpark

42. Visit an Indoor waterpark

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43. Go on a Hot Air Balloon Ride

Experience Indoor Skydiving at iFLY Cincinnati

44. Try Indoor Skydiving

Did I leave anything out?

Let me know and comment below.

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6 thoughts on “35+ Fun and Adventurous Date Ideas”

  1. SUCH A GOOD LIST! It’s easy to choose the ‘obvious’ date night options but these adventurous ones are much more memorable. We love going fishing and kayaking – with and without our baby. Haven’t been in whitewater yet tho like your pic! Thanks for sharing the inspo <3

  2. 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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