Being in a relationship is one of the most rewarding things you can experience. Embarking on adventures can keep your spark alive and bring you closer together while creating lasting memories to cherish for years to come. Here are some adventurous date ideas, including trips you can take this year to enhance your love life and give you opportunities to bond with your partner.
1. Float On a River
Being on the river enlivens your senses and provides an adventure everyone can enjoy. There’s nothing like floating on a tube, kayaking or canoeing through breathtaking scenery with your loved one. If you don’t live near a river, take advantage of the opportunity to go on a trip for this adventure. There are rivers everywhere for you to explore, from Mammoth Lakes, California, to Harbor Islands in Massachusetts.
2. Hit Up a Reputable Nightlife Location
Cities with rich and colorful nightlife are the perfect location for a date night. Dress the part to add an extra layer of fun! Make it a whole weekend by staying in a hotel, enjoying restaurants and reputable clubs.
3. Take a Class Together
Learning something new with your partner can bring you closer together than ever. You can try classes like painting, cooking, exercise or photography. Working together to achieve a common goal can strengthen your relationship and learning something new can expand your horizons.
4. Go Zip-Lining
If you’re up for an adrenaline rush, zip-lining might be the ideal date idea for you. Zip-lining allows you to glide through the air and enjoy the scenery from an aerial perspective. If this scares you, you can turn to your partner for support before you cascade through the mountains. Once it’s over, you’ll experience a rush of dopamine that can strengthen your bond with your partner.
5. Go Snowboarding
If floating a river is out of the question due to weather or not your cup of tea, consider snowboarding or skiing instead. While you float a river, you can experience rapids that fuel your sense of adventure. Similarly, snowboarding can provide an adrenaline rush that will bring you and your partner closer and increase intimacy. Snowboarding also provides health benefits like lowering your blood pressure and decreasing your risk for chronic diseases.
6. Go Off the Grid
Going off the grid has many advantages, like losing cell service in some areas. By forcing yourselves to put your screens down, you can entirely focus and enjoy one another’s company, which seems rare nowadays and can increase intimacy. Exploring the great outdoors has myriad health benefits like boosting your immune system, decreasing symptoms of depression and improving your sleep. Go camping in the woods, hike or spend some time at a local lake to reap the benefits and enhance your relationship with your partner.
7. Visit a Museum
Museums are the perfect place to take your loved one. Have fun while you explore what the museum has to offer, from fun activities to lessons that can expand your knowledge. Learning together has many benefits for couples–participating in activities can increase happiness and keep your spark alive. Choose a museum that matches your interests as a couple, and go explore! Museums offer inspiring topics to ignite your imagination and make excellent conversation pieces.
8. Run a Marathon
Running a marathon may seem like something other than date material, but how fun would it be to race your partner? Have you ever chased your significant other around the house or down the street? It’s the same concept, yet you’re joining other people. Participating in group activities can be excellent for relationships. As a bonus, marathons often support a cause, so you’ll contribute to something bigger than yourselves, which is rewarding.
9. Destination Roulette
Go to the airport packed for the weekend and buy the cheapest flight available. Or, hang a map on your wall, close your eyes and throw a dart to pinpoint a destination.
If your time or funds are limited, make it a map of your state or county. You can personalize this roulette however you want–the point is to travel to an undetermined destination and create the itinerary as you go. You might be surprised how spontaneity can bring the best out of you and how much fun you’ll have together.
10. Take a Hot Air Balloon Ride
Going up in a hot air balloon has likely been on every couple’s bucket list at one point or another. For those afraid of heights, this can be an unimaginable idea that terrifies them. However, overcoming fear together can increase your bond and initiate security and safety in your relationship. Riding in a hot air balloon is so romantic from every angle, no matter where you are. To take things up a notch, consider traveling somewhere fun for extra romantic scenery, like Colorado Springs or Nappa Valley.
Adventurous Date Ideas for Couples
Long-term relationships require commitment, which includes an ongoing effort to keep your spark alive. If you’re an adventurous couple, that means constantly searching for ways to spice things up. Utilize these adventure ideas to spice up your love life and spend quality time with your love.
Cora Gold is the Editor in Chief of Revivalist magazine, where she covers wellness, beauty and more. Follow Cora on LinkedIn and Twitter.
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