The Ultimate Date Ideas List {500 Fun Ideas}

Last Updated on June 25, 2021 by Michele Tripple

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Looking for the best date ideas? Then look no further because these 500 Date Ideas are all you will ever need to know for all your fun things to do together! 

500 of the Best Date Ideas

If you are going on your first date or have been married for 25 years it is sometimes incredibly hard to come up with what to do on a date with one another. One person likes something completely different from what you like, so you might settle for going out to dinner every single time. Well, if this sounds like you, you are in luck because we are sharing a ton of ideas that are way outside the box of going to your normal restaurant and sitting chit chatting. 

We have divided this list into 

Cute Date Ideas

Fun Date Ideas

Romantic Date Ideas

Double Date Ideas

Daytime Date Ideas

And plan to continue to add to this list of the ultimate date ideas so that you can always find the perfect date for you and your date! So, if you have ideas, be sure to add them in the comments so that we can keep adding to the list! 

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Cute Date Ideas

  1. Dinner and a movie
  2. Volunteer together
  3. Go to a farmer’s market
  4. Make music playlists
  5. Paint with watercolors
  6. Take an art class together
  7. Try blind soda tasting
  8. Build sandcastles
  9. Have a baking competition
  10. Visit some historical places
  11. Have a photoshoot together
  12. Ride in a hot air balloon
  13. Make matching t-shirts
  14. Watch a concert on Youtube
  15. Take a ferry somewhere
  16. Go fast-food-restaurant hopping
  17. Recreate your first date
  18. Visit as many photo booths as you can in your area
  19. Go to a museum together
  20. Visit an animal shelter
  21. Work together to write a story
  22. Go bird watching
  23. Learn a new Skills
  24. Go to a football game
  25. Play with Legos
  26. Make a music video
  27. Draw with sidewalk chalk
  28. Make smoothies
  29. See a play at the local theater
  30. Cuddle while watching a movie
  31. Make photo evidence that you went on an adventure you didn’t go on
  32. Skip rocks
  33. Go out to brunch
  34. Rent a tandem bike
  35. Get hot chocolate 
  36. People watch in a crowded place and create backstories for the people you see
  37. Make a time capsule
  38. Take a cooking class together
  39. Go for a walk in the park
  40. Write A song Together
  41. Make homemade pizzas
  42. Write A Letter To Someone Who Played A Big Role In Your Love Story
  43. Watch a little league sports game
  44. Take the love language quiz
  45. Visit a santa parade
  46. Write out relationship goals
  47. See your favorite band in concert
  48. Sidewalk chalk art
  49. Write Down Your Love Story
  50. Search a random recipe and make it 
  51. Write A Poem
  52. Go to a wedding
  53. Start A Fitness Challenge Together
  54. Decorate your fridge
  55. Make a picture slideshow
  56. Do a taste test
  57. Have a fancy night
  58. Make a playlist
  59. Do the penny date
  60. Have mad hatter tea party
  61. Recreate your parents first date 
  62. Buy matching clothes and go to the gym
  63. Decorate a cake
  64. Have a picnic indoors
  65. Cook a gourmet meal
  66. Cozy up by a fireplace
  67. Go to a farmers market in the fall
  68. Ask each other questions
  69. Put a fire video on the TV
  70. Make Valentines
  71. Go on a hayride
  72. Backyard Camping
  73. Play A VR Game
  74. Try metal detecting
  75. Buy a hat for each other for national hat day 
  76. Make coupon books
  77. Driving range
  78. Explore a new city
  79. Go on a search for as many climbing trees as possible 
  80. Go to a bookstore and leave notes for future readers
  81. Dress up as a famous duo and go out
  82. Do something you have always wanted to do
  83. Find cute music videos on youtube
  84. Color some adult coloring pages
  85. Look through old pictures
  86. Have a movie marathon
  87. Visit downtown
  88. Visit a tree farm
  89. Take a tour of old style homes
  90. Weekend getaway to a cabin
  91. Look for animal tracks
  92. Make homemade ice cream
  93. Find as many questionnaires as possible and answer them speed style
  94. Make marshmallow guns
  95. Recall embarrassing moments from your past
  96. Make up a dance routine
  97. Make and bury time capsules
  98. Play a game of MASH
  99. Make a 5 year plan
  100. Plan dates for the next year

Fun Date Ideas

  1. Go hiking
  2. Go to the beach
  3. Go skiing
  4. Play a board game
  5. Pick a restaurant out of a hat and go there
  6. Go to a concert
  7. Youtube a try not to laugh challenge 
  8. Go to the fall festival
  9. Play racquetball 
  10. Sew something
  11. Go canoeing 
  12. Go to an art gallery
  13. Attend a soccer game 
  14. Make your own ice cream
  15. Play video games
  16. Paint pictures of each other
  17. Run a race together
  18. Drive go-karts
  19. Heart attack someone
  20. Go Ballroom Dancing
  21. Take a day trip 
  22. Go to an open house
  23. Warm up with Indian food
  24. Go mini golfing
  25. Play hide ‘n seek
  26. Go sky diving
  27. Go camping
  28. Go to a sporting event
  29. Build a snowman
  30. Have a tropical party
  31. Go to a shooting range
  32. Have a water balloon fight
  33. Go antiquing 
  34. Visit the zoo
  35. Go bowling
  36. Go thrifting
  37. Visit a local library
  38. Geocache
  39. Go fly a kite
  40. Do an escape room
  41. Have a hot chocolate competition
  42. Go to a county fair
  43. Attend a dinner theater
  44. Go to a Nickel arcade
  45. Sing karaoke 
  46. Go ziplining
  47. Make dinner blindfolded
  48. Play card games
  49. Go to a comedy show
  50. Play disc golf
  51. Go rock-climbing
  52. Go to a water park
  53. Go to a party
  54. Celebrate your unbirthday
  55. Take the love language quiz
  56. Wear your weirdest outfit and go out to eat
  57. Wacky bowling
  58. Blind date
  59. Have a bonfire
  60. Progressice date
  61. Create a new secret language
  62. Go christmas caroling
  63. Create a haunted house
  64. Go on a road trip
  65. Wash the car while blasting music
  66. Enjoy winter and toboggan
  67. Climb a mountain
  68. Go dancing using your car radio
  69. Create a questionnaire and survey the neighborhood
  70. Treasure Hunt Aaargh-venture
  71. Have a lego photoshoot
  72. Act like someone else the whole night. 
  73. Go to the Holi Festival
  74. Put on superhero clothes and do service
  75. Glow in the dark paint night
  76. Decorate Christmas Ornaments 
  77. Nerf gun fight
  78. Food taste off
  79. Light off fireworks
  80. Messy Twister
  81. Be wedding crashers
  82. Go to a cafe
  83. Go holiday shopping
  84. Have a nerd date
  85. Go to a haunted house
  86. Have a craft night
  87. Make your own movie
  88. Go shooting
  89. Have a silent date and only talk using gestures 
  90. Color eggs
  91. Thrift store date
  92. Go hot tubbing 
  93. Jump in the fall leaves
  94. Visit a farm
  95. Indoor paintball
  96. Trivia night at a cafe
  97. Visit a haunted house
  98. Try to break world records
  99. Cook Thanksgiving dinner
  100. Go to the dollar store and buy each other a present

Romantic Date Ideas

  1. Try making a new recipe together
  2. Take a dance class
  3. Make a pillow fort
  4. Treat each other to a spa night
  5. Go on a picnic 
  6. Make a campfire
  7. Go on a dinner cruise
  8. Go to an aquarium 
  9. Go to a haunted forest
  10. Play Ice hockey
  11. Do something you love
  12. Go Latin Dancing
  13. Aco-yoga
  14. Get couple’s massages 
  15. Be a tourist in your own town
  16. Go horseback riding
  17. Take a cooking class
  18. Go to a drive-in movie
  19. Spend a night in a fancy hotel
  20. Spend the day cuddling on Jan 6th for national cuddling day
  21. Visit botanical gardens
  22. Go star-gazing
  23. Watch the sunset 
  24. Read love poems
  25. Go ice skating
  26. Rent some paddle boats
  27. Make holiday cards
  28. Try a new restaurant
  29. Look through old pictures together
  30. Go on a sunrise hike
  31. Spoon feed each other ice cream (Jan 15th is national ice cream day)
  32. Make a romantic scavenger hunt (link in blog)
  33. Go berry picking
  34. Rent motorized scooters and ride around town
  35. Go for a drive
  36. Write each other love letters
  37. Bake holiday treats together
  38. Create a masterpiece together
  39. Plan a weekend getaway
  40. Go to a poetry reading
  41. Learn a new hobby together
  42. Plant a garden together
  43. Picnic with a thousand tee light candles
  44. Look up baby names 
  45. Recreate your first date
  46. Unplug night
  47. Meet for desert
  48. Practice your photography skills
  49. Go to the store and decorate your dream home
  50. Drive around and look at Christmas lights
  51. Relax and cuddle 
  52. Watch a horse race
  53. Read some chick-lit
  54. Look up a “what will our kids look like” website
  55. Reminisce 
  56. Take a bubble bath
  57. Go zip-lining
  58. Make a list of new year resolutions
  59. Eat spaghetti
  60. Go for a manicure together
  61. Recreate a date from a movie
  62. Go for a walk with Christmas music playing in the background
  63. Start a blog together 
  64. Light off fireworks and dance around them
  65. Get lost in a corn maze
  66. Eat foods that starts with L O V E
  67. Reorganize a space to make it ours
  68. Find a way to surprise the other person
  69. Make something that reminds you of the other person
  70. Make bread for national shortbread day (Jan 6th) 
  71. Write notes to leave to each other throughout the month 
  72. Let your partner pick an outfit for you to wear the next day
  73. Do something your date loves 
  74. Have a sweet night
  75. Find something that needs to be replaced and do it
  76. Serve the other person 
  77. Rent a movie you have never seen, put it on mute and create the dialog 
  78. Go to a dream location with a buy one get one coupon
  79. Go sampling at costco
  80. Go to a roller skating rink
  81. Take a scenic drive
  82. Play mad libs
  83. Hit a baseball
  84. Make open when cards 
  85. Make matching T-shirts
  86. Recreate prom at home
  87. Eat breakfast in bed
  88. Take turns reading a book to each other
  89. Check out a new band
  90. Go to a jazz club
  91. Get your fortunes told
  92. Line dancing
  93. Mystery Dinner
  94. Dessert Fondue
  95. Swim with dolphins
  96. Sip apple cider on the porch
  97. Stay at the hotel you got married at
  98. Dance in the rain
  99. Walk along the river
  100. Go caroling 

Double Date Ideas

  1. Try to break a world record
  2. Play pool
  3. Go axe-throwing
  4. Do yoga together
  5. Outdoor paintball
  6. Go to the winter festival
  7. Play volleyball
  8. Watch a scary movie
  9. Create your own olympics
  10. Go paintballing
  11. Play laser tag
  12. Watch a competition
  13. Decorate gingerbread houses
  14. Go apple picking
  15. Take the 16 personalities quiz
  16. Make paper boats and race them down a stream
  17. Carve watermelons (or pumpkins if it’s close to Halloween)
  18. Play corn hole
  19. Go To an amusement park
  20. Go to a baseball game
  21. Make a scarecrow
  22. Have an iron chef competition
  23. Go on a picnic
  24. Make an impromptu comedy show
  25. Go to the movies
  26. Eat chinese food 
  27. Bungee Jump
  28. Go to a show
  29. Play badminton
  30. Karaoke together
  31. Have the ultimate trivia night. Use any of our trivia cards!
  32. Go on a road trip
  33. Visit an ice sculpture festival
  34. Escape Room
  35. Go to a flea market
  36. Create your own progressive dinner by visiting a bunch of restaurants 
  37. Visit a museum
  38. Paddle boating
  39. Find the best ice cream
  40. Find the best cup of coffee in your area
  41. Go ice skating
  42. Play laser tag
  43. Have a game night
  44. Build a snowman
  45. Make a murder mystery dinner party
  46. Go to Sunday brunch
  47. Train for a race and run it together
  48. Play ultimate frisbee
  49. Play Wiffle ball
  50. Play tennis
  51. Go to the beach
  52. Go to the snow
  53. Go skiing
  54. Explore together
  55. Go on a hike
  56. Go to a painting night
  57. Visit old graveyards in your city
  58. Go to a pottery night
  59. Visit an arboretum
  60. Camp
  61. Kayak 
  62. Go to the spa
  63. Have a roast
  64. Visit a National Park
  65. Go To The Pet Store
  66. Kidnap another couple for breakfast
  67. Photo Scavenger Hunt
  68. 5 dollar dinner
  69. Play pingpong
  70. Roast Marshmallows 
  71. Have a cook off
  72. Play Hide and seek
  73. Go to a restaurant and convince the cook to make something new for you
  74. Play Sardines
  75. Play Mafia
  76. Play Telestrations
  77. Go exploring
  78. Write a summer bucket list
  79. Play a real life angry birds game
  80. Do the snapchat challenge
  81. Snow fight
  82. Play bigger or better
  83. Recrete the other couples first date
  84. Do an egg toss
  85. Backwards date
  86. Start a fitness competition
  87. Go to an ice hockey game
  88. Tell ghost stories
  89. Have a Friendsgiving
  90. Watch favorite childhood films
  91. Play jeopardy
  92. Play family feud
  93. Do everything twice
  94. Pick a date you did single and do it as a double 
  95. Act like you belong date
  96. Try to visit as many people as you can in a set amount of time and leave a sticky note with your name at their house without them noticing 
  97. Create a story with the help from strangers
  98. Perform silent plays in front of store security cameras
  99. Take a Harry Potter quiz
  100. Play never have I ever couples edition

Daytime Date Ideas

  1. Visit a coffee shop
  2. Go to a bookstore
  3. Explore your town
  4. Go to a Korean BBQ
  5. Take the color code quiz
  6. Kayaking
  7. Exercise
  8. Play cricket
  9. Go to the park
  10. Visit the farmers market
  11. Bowl
  12. Go to a Zumba class
  13. Go on a hike
  14. Skydive
  15. Go to a petting zoo
  16. Go to yoga class
  17. Relax
  18. Visit a spa
  19. Go bike riding
  20. Watch movies together
  21. Go to the beach
  22. Do a DIY project
  23. Make brunch at home
  24. Volunteer together
  25. Convertible ride
  26. Have a paper airplane fight 
  27. Learn something new together
  28. Take a free class
  29. Go to a cycling class
  30. Tackle something on your bucket list
  31. Go to a new place for lunch
  32. Learn a language
  33. Watch the sunrise (technically it is daytime)
  34. Do a puzzle
  35. Go to a kickboxing class
  36. Blow bubbles
  37. Workout together
  38. Create a masterpiece in the kitchen together
  39. Go shopping
  40. Visit model homes and create your dream home list
  41. Dance class
  42. Go on a city scavenger hunt
  43. Roadtrip
  44. Play video games together
  45. Take A Walk With Your Pet
  46. Play table tennis
  47. Go to a golf driving range
  48. Play 20 questions
  49. Ride A Bicycle Built For Two
  50. Go to the airport and people watch
  51. Water ski at the lake
  52. Wakeboard at the lake
  53. Go tubbing at the lake
  54. Go sailing
  55. Go fishing
  56. Play chair soccer
  57. Do homework together
  58. Shop for a Halloween costume
  59. Do the color run
  60. Make a time capsule
  61. Have a grocery shopping race
  62. Have a water gunfight
  63. Eat on a street island
  64. Go ice Blocking 
  65. Do an aerobic class
  66. Work out together
  67. Donate blood together
  68. Go to a movie set together
  69. Pick flowers
  70. Go snow skiing
  71. Go snowboarding
  72. Go sledding
  73. Have a water picnic
  74. Go to a restaurant for brunch
  75. Go to a pumpkin patch
  76. Go to a pet store
  77. Make snow angels
  78. Have a swing dancing night
  79. Go berry picking
  80. Shop at a flea market
  81. Go to a buffet for national buffet day (Jan 2)
  82. Have a field day
  83. Have a luau 
  84. Dress up as superheroes and stop one petty crime 
  85. Get a cheap flight from the airport and go
  86. Test drive cars
  87. Go to the beach at sunrise
  88. Just drive, stop after driving for 15 minutes, and find something to do where you end up
  89. Go window shopping 
  90. Play backyard football
  91. Visit a chocolate factory
  92. Go to an antique show
  93. Do a service scavenger hunt
  94. Backyard hammock
  95. Host an Olympics day
  96. Make tie-dye clothing
  97. Go to a rodeo
  98. Watch the super bowl
  99. Have an amazing race date
  100. Go on a day trip

Don’t Forget to Share Your Favorite Date Idea in the comments!

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