The birds and the bees are buzzing away, which may have you looking forward to a romantic spring date. Whether you want to make the occasion extra special or find something you can do with less planning, there are lots of date ideas to try this spring.
Spring Date Ideas Perfect for the Season
What makes an activity an ideal springtime date idea? One easy answer is that it can incorporate the themes of the season. Think about what events occur in March, April, and May.
Remember that this is a time where nature and the weather are the most eye-catching and comfortable, so you can take advantage of outdoor date opportunities and get creative with regular date options. Here are some fresh choices we can't wait to try this spring.
Place Your Bets
The thrill of the race is hard to beat! Many people don't realize that spring is the season for horse racing. Before the Triple Crown, couples can place their bets on the horses competing to Run for the Roses. For those who plan ahead, you can also set up a visit to the paddock to see these equine athletes up close. You'll have to rein in your excitement on this exhilarating date at the track!
Tiptoe Through the Tulips
As the buds turn into blooms, you're guaranteed a breathtaking sight! These colorful rows are the perfect place to stroll on a daytime date. There are tulip farms in a variety of places across the U.S., so if you're lucky enough to live near one, this can be an awesome spring date. There are also other flower farms throughout the country. Take Instagram-worthy photos, pick some pretty perennials, and end your outing with a picnic in this picture-perfect place.
So many people love America's pastime. Even if you know absolutely nothing about the baseball, a day at the ballpark can be a fabulous experience. The comradery, the food, the music, and the excitement of the game make for quite the experience.
You'll often experience limited cell service due to the sheer number of people trying to use the same Wi-Fi at the game - but this just means that you and your date can unplug and actually enjoy each other's company.
Shoot & Score
Speaking of sports, another fantastic athletic display to enjoy is a March Madness game. Sports fan or not, you'll likely get sucked into the competition on the court and the stadium experience is hard to beat. Best of all, this is a college tournament. If you and your date's alma maters are playing, competition can also spice up the excursion.
Enjoy a Progressive Patio Dinner
A progressive dinner involves having each course of your meal at a different spot. Start the date early with drinks and appetizers, then head to the best soup or salad spot in town. Next, venture to a mouthwatering main course, and end the night at a delectable dessert spot.
This makes your meal an entire event and lets you try out an array of places. Since it's spring, you can take advantage of the perfect weather and make patio reservations at each destination.
Sip on Something New This Spring
If you're looking for a bit of romance, then head to the source of your Syrah and sample some different wines at a local winery. There are actually a surprising number of vineyards to visit across the nation, and this intimate date can even include a walk amongst the grapevines.
You can also get a glimpse of what goes into the making that bottle of Bordeaux! Many wineries also host events throughout the spring months that feature food, music, and vendors. These can be great day dates as well.
Try a Spring Color Run
Spring is known for its spectacular shades, so get colorful and active on your next outing! Color runs happen across the country and they can be a great way to get your heart racing and improve your relationship satisfaction at the same time. Did we mention that when the race is done, there is even more fun? Expect music, vendors, dancing, and more!
For those worried about their athletic abilities, don't fret! These "races" are untimed and just a little over three miles long. Take your time or sprint to the finish line!
Talk to the Animals Together
The zoo and aquarium are obvious animal experiences, but you can elevate your springtime date by driving through an exotic zoo. Drive-thru safari adventures can be really fun because most of these establishments let you get up and personal with the animals and even feed them. This immersive experience is one-of-a-kind and perfect for a warm spring day.
Turn Back Time With a Classic Spring Date
Drive-in movies are a classic date that just require the right forecast. Pick a double feature, pack a picnic dinner, and sit under the stars with your significant other on this romantic spring date.
Cast a Line
While it may not seem like an amorous activity, fishing is a unique springtime date idea that has a lot of potential. First, if your date has never caught a fish, this can be an exhilarating experience. Second, this is the perfect picnic scenario! Third, if you go to the right lake, you can also take a chilly dip on this spring date. In other words, this has momentous potential for romantic moments.
Enjoy a Cajun Tradition
Another excellent spring date idea is attending a crawfish boil! These events happen all throughout the season and they often feature live music, mouthwatering meals, dancing, and even crawfish races. This outing also lasts a couple hours, making for some quality time with your partner.
Find Hidden Gems at an Estate Sale
Looking for a quirky spring date idea? Consider browsing items at an estate sale, which frequently happen in spring. Estate sales are a spectacular way to snag some deals on items that you would normally never dream of affording.
Not only is this activity surprisingly fun, but it can be a chance to get to know your significant other a bit better. As you're shopping through a collection of older items, nostalgic pieces are bound to pop up, which can bring about fun and unexpected stories about their childhood.
Stop & Smell the Roses With Your Sweetheart
We've all heard the phrase "stop and smell the roses." Why not actually do this activity? There are gorgeous arboretums across the nation that feature glorious gardens, sweet little bistros, and even fun classes! Make it a nature date and take a stroll to soak in the beauty of spring.
Shop Local at the Market
Farmer's markets are a great way to get outdoors, discover new products, and try new activities. Many of these weekly springtime events feature live music, goat yoga, petting zoos with adorable Easter bunnies, and cooking demos. This can be a relaxing morning date that you can end with lunch.
Find the Best _____ in the City
What do you love? Wine? Barbecue? Candles? Artisan cheeses? Chocolate cupcakes? Go on a little adventure this spring to find a few of your favorite things! Cue Julie Andrews singing in the mountains. You can discover some interesting and fun products and businesses along the way while having fun with your honey.
Fly a Kite for a Playful Date
Can you think of a more quintessential springtime activity? Also, when was the last time you actually flew one? This can be a relaxing and laid-back way to spend an afternoon in the sun!
Watch a Musical or See a Concert in the Park
Grab a blanket, a picnic dinner, and sit back to enjoy a musical masterpiece in the park. Most big cities have groups that put on theatrical performances, and they're normally quite affordable. Many cities and communities also have music-in-the-park events throughout the spring and summer where local musicians perform as well.
Springtime Date Ideas Are a Great Way to Enjoy Your Community
Seasonal dates are a wonderful way to disconnect and get back to nature, explore where you live, and enjoy quality time with your partner. Facebook, community and city websites, and even your favorite childhood spring activities can be great places to find some inspiration. Look at local calendars of events to see what you may be missing out on right outside your door!