Sometimes, a Friday night in with Netflix and takeout is all you need for a perfect date night. But if you’re looking to shake things up a little and find something extra special to do with your someone special, there are a ton of unique activities you can choose from. Whether you’re looking for the perfect activity for a romantic getaway or a fun experience closer to home, we’ve got you covered. Here are some “out-of-the-box” date night ideas for you and your partner to try out this summer.
Puff, Pass & Paint
Cannabis tours are on the rise, and as more states have legalized marijuana in recent years, many companies are finding new and creative ways to upgrade your cannabis experience. If weed is your thing, why not try giving your date night a creative twist with a puff, pass and paint class. These classes are popping up all over the U.S. and are an awesome way to open your mind, get creative and have some laughs with your loved one. Think of it as an art class with a difference: channeling your inner Bob Ross, but with edibles.
If marijuana’s not for you, then why not swap it out for a BYOB art night with a “Sip ‘n’ Paint” class instead? This sister trend is more established, and also makes for a relaxing and creative date night that will bring out your artistic side. We can’t promise you’ll produce that statement piece for your living room you’ve been wanting. But hey, one of you might just discover your calling!
NOTE: These activities are only available in states where marijuana is legal and are strictly 21+. Marijuana consumption is allowed and encouraged in these classes but never mandatory!
Cooking Class with a Twist
You know what they say, couples that cook together, stay together. Ok maybe they don’t all say that, but for many couples, cooking (or more specifically, food), is the way to their heart. Whether you’re both amateur chefs in the making or could do with brushing up on a few skills in the kitchen, why not check out some more unique cooking classes as a way to say I love you.
Carb-lovers? Why not get to grips with some bread basics and learn how to make the perfect croissant or the chewiest, springiest bagel (one to keep in the back pocket for a surprise breakfast in bed…). If you’re traveling with your partner, head to a class where you’ll get a feel for local cuisine. One of our particular favorites is this Creole and Cajun cooking class in New Orleans that really packs a punch!
If you’re looking for something a little more outside the box, what about learning about the science of cheese, the secrets to perfect Southern comfort food, or even how to cook something up using seaweed that you foraged for yourself. The possibilities (and calories) are truly endless.
You Got a Fast Car?
If your other half is a total greasemonkey, what better way to surprise them than with an ultimate driving experience. No longer just for the rich and famous, fast car experiences are becoming more popular and more accessible for car enthusiasts and adrenaline junkies across the country.
Even if cars aren’t your thing, there’s no denying that a ride in a Ferrari or Porsche is bound to get your pulse racing. A lap around the track is perfect for thrill-seeking couples looking for a day out with a difference. Prices can start from as low as $50 and there are a ton of options, depending on what cars you’re into and whether you want to drive yourself or just go along for the ride. One thing is for sure: this experience is sure to be a hit with any motorhead.
Grab your mat and get ready, because these experiences are not your average yoga class. If you enjoy finding your om and getting through some flows with your partner, then check out these unique twists on yoga workshops across the country. How about getting “hop-py” with a yoga class and beer tasting mashup? That’s right, beer yoga is now a thing, and we’re officially into it.
Why not test your balance and make a splash with some stand-up paddleboard yoga? Aside from having the perfect romantic setting, this kind of yoga makes for a perfect activity for your next trip away together.
Or what about yoga and… goats? You heard it right. The latest yoga craze sees you getting your downward dog on while chilling out with some baby goats. It’s said to help relieve stress, produce happy vibes and can even be a combatant to mental health issues. Turns out goats might just be the key to getting the most from your yoga experience.
So if you’re a yogi couple, why not spend your next weekend together at a yoga class with a difference. These workshops are a great way to turn an average workout into the perfect date activity. Just you two, your inner peace and… some goats. What could be more romantic!
The Sky’s the Limit
Everything seems more romantic from above. So if you’re looking for the ultimate romantic experience (dare we suggest you might even have a ring in your pocket), then look to the skies for inspiration. Whether it’s your classic airborne experience like a helicopter tour over the Manhattan skyline, or something a little different like walking across a glass bridge at the Grand Canyon or having “dinner in the sky”, there are thousands of unique activities out there guaranteed to take your love sky high (if you’ll pardon the cheesiness).
Or if you’re really feeling adventurous, why not suit up for a skydiving experience neither of you will ever forget. After all, what better way to say “I love you” than throwing yourselves out of a plane at 20,000 feet?
So whether you’re trying to impress on that difficult 5th date or you’re looking to shake up your weekend routine, why not try a unique activity or experience that will really give your date night the wow factor!
Whether you’re on a romantic getaway, or wanting to try something new in your neighborhood, Peek.com is your one-stop shop for the best activities, wherever you are.