When summer comes around, it feels like everything is about the kids. Summer camps, school, and playdates make our schedules seem too packed to do much else. But the hot weather is also the perfect time to plan out some summer dates with your main squeeze, and it doesn’t have to be expensive. There are tons of summer date night ideas out there, and many of them involve staying at home. I, for one, need to get out of the house once in awhile and that’s why this list is all about getting away from the kids and spending some one on one time with your spouse. They all cost less than $20 and I hope you love them as much as we do!

summer date night ideas

Summer Date Night Ideas

1. Beach, lake or pool day

2. Concert in the park

3. Go for a hike, bike ride or play a pick-up game of your favorite sport

4. DIY projects- think picking out flowers for the house, and then planting them while listening to music and enjoying an iced tea!

5. Enjoy iced coffees at your local coffee house

6. Go berry picking

7. Movie in the park or a drive-in

8. Free winery or brewery tour

9. Shop at the local farmers market, swap meat or flea market

10. Visit a museum on free entrance days

11. Buy a travel book and plan your next vacation

12. Do a free yoga class together- most studio offer the first class for free!

13. Hit up a minor league baseball game- they are fun but at a fraction of the cost as an MLB game

14. Go canoeing, kayaking or paddle boarding

15. Go out for Happy Hour drinks and bring a card or board game

16. Check out your local summer carnival or fair

17. Participate in your local bar’s trivia night

18. Volunteer together

19. Enjoy a summer picnic at a local or regional park

20. Buy a bottle of cheap wine and enjoy some stargazing together


summer date night ideas

Karly Wood

Karly Wood

Editor at HomeLife Media
I'm a born and bred Southern California native and currently the editor of both LifeAsMama.com and TheDailyPositive.com. I get to share my life with my husband of 12 years and our beautiful, 4-year old daughter. In my free time you'll catch me cheering for the Dodgers, cooking, baking, reading, crafting and probably watching a little HGTV!