Stuck in a rut? Pencil in date night with your sweetheart right now, then get inspired by our list of affordable, fun, and romantic activities you can do after work or on a weekend. Get ready for some serious quality time with your love!
Set up a campfire, toast some marshmallows, and knock back some homemade mulled wine while you spend a romantic night outdoors.
Venture out to a local brewery or distillery to tour the grounds and learn more about your favorite craft beers or spirits, then finish up with a post-tour tasting.
Spend an evening learning how to cook or bake a new dish together, or you can save money by taking a free "class" at home. There are several popular YouTube channels you can watch to learn how to make something scrumptious, or be your own teachers using a new recipe you find online.
Skip your local movie palace and go retro with an outdoor theater experience.
Check out a local music, culture, food, or art festival. You can find seasonal celebrations near you on Eventbrite.
Put on your dancing shoes and learn how to tango, or throw on some sneakers and work up a sweat by taking a Zumba class at your local gym.
Take a walk down memory lane and recreate your very first date.
Or try an even more adventurous outdoor activity together, like white water rafting, kayaking, paddle boarding, or surfing.
If wheel-throwing seems too intimidating for your first art class, you can opt for a casual evening of painting and vino through Paint Nite. You could also check out the free DIY classes offered at the Home Depot, the craft classes at Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores, or the courses at your local art center.
Hold hands with your better half while you skate around a scenic rink, then warm up by treating yourselves to some hot cocoa.
With endless things to do—trying local cuisine, visiting historical sites, shopping, or just walking around with a coffee in hand—there's plenty to keep you busy for the day in a small town.
Bring a thermos filled with your favorite drink and a few cozy blankets for a romantic night under the stars.
Almost every small town or major city is home to at least one group of talented musicians. Kick start your evening out with cocktails at a bar near the venue.
Enjoy a wine tasting, then picnic among the rows of grapes, and finish the day with a romantic walk around the property.
Strengthen your bond and share your love with others by volunteering at an animal shelter, soup kitchen, or another local charity organization.
Bring some wine, cheese, and fresh fruit to snack on while you take in the beautiful landscape.
Sit back and take in the sights while you ride the rails with your main squeeze.