29. Read to each other. Choose a favorite short story, poem, or chapter and read aloud to your partner.
30. Pick out a piece of art together. And then have fun choosing where it lives.
Free Date Ideas
There are plenty of cheap date ideas out there, but free options are a bit harder to come by. You just have to get creative! Living in a large city helps, as there are plenty of free shows, movie screenings, and events to choose from.
31. Plan your own walking tour. Make a map of your favorite places around town and spend an afternoon visiting them.
32. Attempt to set a new Guinness World Record. Choose a category that sounds intriguing to you (most Rubik’s cubes solved on a skateboard, anyone?) and give it your best.
33. Visit a museum on a free entry day. Most museums have community days once a month (some, once a week) where you can take in the exhibits sans entry fee.
34. Build a blanket fort. It’s classic, it’s fun, and you’re going to feel like you’re seven again.
35. Make a dictionary of made-up words. Just think: This will be something to treasure, should you stay together many years in the future.
36. Spend a night planning your dream vacation. Don’t make any purchases or bookings, of course. Just sit down and outline where you would go, what you would do, and how you would do it. Who knows, it may be the blueprint for a future vacation.
37. Tackle that puzzle you’ve had forever. Turn on some music, add a timer for a few speed rounds, and knock it out.
38. Plan a craft night. Collaging is a great way to get some creativity flowing.
39. Go art gallery hopping. Most art galleries don’t require an entrance fee, and are often located near each other—perfect for an afternoon of art spotting.
40. Visit a flea market. …but don’t buy anything. Spend your time calling out the coolest (and weirdest) items you find.
Double date ideas
Adding another couple to the mix can be super fun, and it can get complicated super quick—especially if one of you is meeting another for the first time.
41. Compete in some mini golf. It’s competitive, but cute competitive.
42. Head out on a brewery tour. Learning is even more fun in a group setting, right?
43. Dig into some Pictionary. This is a game that just can’t be played with a single couple, making it the perfect icebreaker for four.
44. Speed along in some Go-Karts. Get the nostalgia rolling.
45. Find a comedy show. It’s not for everyone, but if you all have a similar sense of humor, comedy is a great option.
46. Tour an obscure museum. There are the museums everyone knows about, and then there are the hidden gems often left off the “best museum” round-ups. And it’s not because they aren’t great. Seek out a lesser-known museum and spend an afternoon learning a thing or two.
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