Summer Date Night Ideas

Remember date nights?! Getting out of the house without kids? Yeah, me neither! Between juggling careers, household chores, appointments, and chasing after little ones, it can seem impossible to find time to go out with your significant other. Even though it feels like our calendars are full, making room for date nights with our person is necessary.

Trying something new is a great way to switch up your routine and keep the spark alive. Parents also need a night every now and then where they can focus on one another and carry on conversations without being interrupted. Now that it’s summer, there’s warmer weather and longer days, which means more fun summer date night opportunities. Whether you go on weekly date nights, or can’t remember the last time you were kid free, here is a list of some fun summer date night ideas to keep the flame burning. Plus, now you have a reason to buy a new cute summer outfit!

Romantic Date Ideas

  • Outdoor or drive-in movie
  • Try a new restaurant
  • Watch the sunset together – be present in the moment
  • Grab a blanket and go stargazing
  • Get a couples massage
  • Visit a vineyard and go wine tasting
  • Set up a picnic in your back yard

Fun Date Ideas

  • Go to an amusement park or carnival
  • Go to a concert
  • Listen to some outdoor music – many local parks and community areas have live music throughout the summer
  • Check out a summer festival
  • Go to a baseball game
  • Food truck tour – hit up a local food truck, or two or three
  • Grab dinner or drinks at a rooftop bar
  • Ice cream date

Interactive Date Ideas

  • Take a class together – pottery, cooking, dancing, working together as a team and having fun
  • Play mini golf
  • Bike riding
  • Bowling date
  • Visit an escape room
  • Go axe throwing together
  • Go tubing or kayaking

Lansing Summer Date Night Ideas

Ready for some quality time with your plus one? Grab a babysitter and choose from one of the local spots below.

  1. Head to downtown East Lansing and grab a drink at the Graduate Rock Bar.
  2. Schedule a pottery date night at Wheel House Studio and channel your inner Demi Moore and Patrick Swayze.
  3. Catch a Lugnuts game and fireworks at Jackson Field.
  4. Go kayaking down Grand River and grab a bite afterwards at Lansing Shuffle.
  5. Pack a picnic and venture around Cooley Gardens.
  6. Throw some axes and race go-karts at High Caliber Karting and Entertainment in Okemos.
  7. Need to relax? Schedule a couples massage at Douglas J Aveda Salon & Medspa.
  8. Head to Horrocks Beer Garden for outdoor dining in a trendy, scenic atmosphere.
  9. See an electrifying performance at the Wharton Center.
  10. My personal favorite, an ice cream date at Babe’s Corner! Every week they have delicious new sundae creations.

Now that you have some ideas for a date night out, check out these 5 Home Date Night Ideas!

Taylor Williams
Taylor lives in Bath, Michigan. She is a MSU grad and communications professional. This girl mom loves fashion, beauty, and coffee. When she's not hanging out with her mini-me, she loves being outdoors and trying new restaurants. Taylor is happiest when cracking jokes and spending time with her friends and family.


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