Need some inspiration for a romantic, date night? Finding activities that are fun, romantic and sustainable is easier than you think! Here are 15 eco-friendly, sustainable date ideas for your next date night.
1. Go for a hike and immerse yourself in nature
If you're adventurous, try a park that you haven't visited before - it always makes things exciting to explore new places. A great way to find a park with scenic views is to check out your state or local parks website. Oftentimes these websites will have a map of the park with pictures of the different areas, so you can get an idea of what the park looks like before you go.
2. Go on a nature walk
If you're looking for a more intimate setting, why not take a romantic walk in nature? There's something about getting lost in nature that can be incredibly special.
Being outdoors has a has a natural, de-stressing effect and it's great for your health and mood. It's an experience that can be shared with just one person, and it's definitely a date night winner in our books.
3. Have a Picnic
This takes some planning and packing, but it's worth it! A picnic is a great way to get outside and enjoy the fresh air. It can also be a fun way to spend time with that special someone. Plan ahead and pack some food and drinks. Go green and bring your own reusable cutlery and water bottles.
You'll also need a place to sit and eat - so don't forget a picnic blanket for laying down and cozying up.
4. Go for a Bike Ride
It's great exercise and a wonderful couple's activity - two in one! Extra points if you can find a tandem bike.
Try to find a bike route that is quiet and scenic. This will allow for some relaxing vibes to flow. The route could take you through a park or by a river. It's a great way to clear your head and enjoy some peace and quiet. My personal favorite is a winding road that hugs the coastline. The ocean is a great source of relaxation and the sound of the waves crashing against the shore can be therapeutic. The salty air is also refreshing and can help clear your mind.
5. Movie night at Home
You can stream everything from the comfort of your home these days - no driving or gas needed - making this an easy, sustainable date. Pop some popcorn, make some drinks, and get comfortable on the couch. This is a great way to spend a quiet night indoors and catch up on some entertainment.
6. Visit a Sustainable Winery
Sustainable wines are made in a way that is environmentally friendly, socially responsible, and economically feasible. They also taste great!
Wineries can be a lot of fun as they offer the opportunity to tickle your taste buds with something new. If you're looking for a new and exciting date night, this is a great option.
If there aren't any wine tastings in your area, buy a few different types of wines from the local store and have a private tasting party at home. Pretend to be wine connoisseurs - guess and describe the flavors and aromas.
7. Bake a sweet treat together
Baking is a fun and easy way to spend time together and you get to enjoy the fruits of your labor when you're done. Pick a recipe, get ingredients, and get to work. This is a great way to connect in the kitchen and you'll likely have a delicious treat to enjoy once you're done.
Recommendations: Anything with chocolate for obvious reasons!
8. Make a meal together
Cooking together is a fun way to spend time together and you can make something delicious in the process. Pick a recipe, go shopping for ingredients, and get cooking. Not only will you have a great meal to enjoy, but you'll also have some fun memories from your date night in the kitchen.
Recommendations: Plant-based meals for sustainable, healthy eating
9. Volunteer together
There are plenty of opportunities to volunteer together and it's a great way to give back. Find an organization that aligns with your values and spend some time helping out. Not only will you be doing good deeds, but you'll also be spending quality time with your date - any possibly seeing a different side of him/her.
Recommendations: Beach or park cleanups, community centers, animal shelters
10. Play Games
Board games are a great way to spend time together - naughty or nice, I'll leave that up to you. Pick a game, set up a playing area, and get started. You'll have a blast playing games with your loved one and it's a great way to connect.
Card games or video games can be a lot of fun to keep things interesting and create some playful competition.
Recommendations: Chess, Jenga, Wii, Poker
11. Go to a Museum
Museums can be a fun way to spend time. With a variety of exhibits, you'll learn something new and spark lots of conversation. Plus, you can always enjoy the beautiful architecture and art.
Recommendations: Art museums, Natural history museums, Science museums
12. Take a Day Trip
Day trips can be a lot of fun and they offer the opportunity to explore new places. Pick a town or city nearby and spend the day there on foot. You'll get to see some new sights and have some fun together.
13. Take your date row boating or kayaking
Both activities are perfect for spending time outdoors and enjoying each other's company. Row boating is a great way to relax and take in the scenery, while kayaking can be more active and provide a little more excitement. No matter which one you choose, you're sure to have a great date. Do pack some snacks and a dry bag.
This is a fun and free activity that can be done just about anywhere. Grab a blanket, find a spot with little light pollution, and look up at the stars. Make wishes, talk about dreams, and enjoy the company of your loved one. This is a fun and free activity that can be done just about anywhere. All you need is a blanket and somewhere with little peace and quiet.
15. Virtual dance lessons - anytime, anywhere.
Dancing is a great way to get active and have fun together. Plus, it's a skill that can come in handy later on. Why not try out some virtual dance lessons? You can find plenty of free ones online - which makes it a totally eco-friendly date! You'll get to learn some new moves and have a blast doing it. Lambada anyone?
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