Over the course of a relationship, date nights go through many stages: from romantic and adventurous to cheap and stuck-in-a-rut. We’ve all been there! It’s hard to carve out that extra time on a regular basis for each other but having fun, trying new things, connecting and quality time are all necessary for a successful relationship.
So, whether your relationship is new or you have been together for a while, these are refreshing and fun ideas that you can enjoy together throughout the year! Do you have an idea for our list? Email it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
✨ Dinner & a Movie – a classic idea!
✨ Bowling – There are bowling alleys all over our area! Add in some food, drinks and a little wager and it makes for a great date. ?
✨ Comedy Club – We have three great ones around Northeast WI. Oshkosh gives us the Backlot Comedy House, De Pere gives us Comedy City and Appleton has Skyline Comedy Cafe, all great for some big belly laughs and snorts!!
✨ Breweries – Northeast WI has an quite the history of making and drinking beer. Check out a brewery and find out more!
✨ Wineries – Find a great list right on our website of area Wineries!
✨ Sports Games – We have some phenomenal area sports teams that love our support and are much cheaper than a Packers Game Ticket! Check out the Green Bay Blizzard, the Green Bay Gamblers, the Wisconsin Herd, the Timber Rattlers, the Fox Cities Ice Dogs, the DePere Deacons or the Green Bay Bullfrogs! All great teams to watch throughout the year!
✨ Fishing – something you can do all year round! (Free Fishing weekends are January 19-20, 2019 and June 1-2, 2019)
✨ Volunteer Together! It can help you reduce stress, combat depression, keep you mentally stimulated, and provide a sense of purpose. It will improve your health and happiness and we all need more of that!
✨ Horseback Riding – Saddle up and take in the beautiful scenery of Northeast WI. It’s a great way to enjoy a date!
✨ Hike a Trail in Northeast WI, we have plenty to choose from.
✨ Check out a Concert – We have plenty of big names that come to our area all year long. Sometimes spending that extra money to see one of your favorite singers is well worth the experience and creates priceless memories.
✨ Go to the Beach! During those hot summer days, pack up the cooler with snacks and drinks and head to a local beach and relax.
✨ Theaters are a great night out. Add a dinner before or after the show and you have a great date!
✨ Picnic at a Park is a simple but significant way to spend a date.
✨ Create & Paint – Want to learn how to paint or create something specifically you? Check out our list of area art places.
✨ Local Music or Karaoke is always a popular date night!
✨ Shooting Range – There are indoor and outdoor ranges all over Northeast WI and are a great self confidence builder.
✨ Take a Dance Class – Step outside the box and learn something new. This is a great idea to help rekindle the romance…
✨ Skiing – Explore a ski hill, then cozy up in a comfy resort and have some hot cocoa.
✨ Tubing/Sledding Hills – Enjoy the exhilaration of flying down a hill together!
✨ Take a Yoga/Exercise Class, it’s a great way to motivate and encourage each other and it’s gets those endorphins going….you know those good endorphins!
✨ Take that date to an Art Gallery and enjoy the conversations that the different art pieces bring.
✨ Barlow Planetarium – Take in the night sky under the dome! Very romantic.
✨ Go to a Zoo – Life is already a zoo, that’s why we should all take an hour or two and visit one.
✨ Check out a local Museum and take in the history that it offers.
✨ Netflix and Chill – Get some delivery, make some popcorn or snacks and grab the remote. Snuggle into each other and binge watch some movies or get caught up on a favorite TV show.
✨ Go out for Ice Cream!
✨ Strawberry Picking in the Summer is a great time to slow down, enjoy the day and some fresh strawberries.
✨ Learn all about Maple Syrup in late winter/early spring. There are always workshops or classes that will be available.
✨ Apple Orchards in the Fall are another time to slow down and enjoy the act of picking apples and just being together and maybe baking some new apple recipes.
✨ Pumpkin Patches and Corn Mazes make for a great date in the fall.
✨ Give your date day/night a little challenge with a session of Paintball.
✨ Test your Smarts at Trivia Night. Go at it as a team or take a chance and battle each other.
✨ Ice Skating is always a fun date idea especially when holding hands gliding across the ice is involved.
✨ If skating outside isn’t your thing, then try some Roller Skating.
✨ Farmer’s Markets are a great way to spend time together and help support your local community.
✨ Community or High School Plays are a great date night and you are helping support the community theater and local schools.
✨ Try to find some new old treasures at the local Flea Markets in our area.
✨ We are always looking for that one piece that is going to be worth millions, so why not take that special someone with you and look together at Estate Sales or Auctions.
✨ Explore one of the many lakes or rivers in a Kayak or Canoe. Just don’t forget the sunscreen.
✨ Add some Adventure to your date and try something new in Northeast WI.
✨ Go to a Driving Range and hit some Golf Balls, take on some Mini Golf or try the real thing and head to a local Golf Course! ⛳
✨ Since we live in Northeast WI, there are opportunities to take some factory tours of cheese plants or even the farms where that milk came from.
✨ Check out some Real Estate Open Houses. Always fun to dream about the future or get ideas for the next remodel.
✨ Check out our Calendar of Events and find even more things to do for a date night/day idea!