Staying home and vegging out on the couch can be very tempting, especially after a long day of work, but how silly would it be not to take advantage of these warm summer evenings, especially if you have a significant other to keep you company? Whether you’re in a committed relationship or flirty summer fling, one thing is for sure: you want to do date night right.
Planning a date night and trying new things with your partner can be a lot of fun, but when inspiration runs low, motivating each other to get out can be a challenge. Scroll below for some hot date night ideas for the summer.
- Beach walk: No matter what the time of year, the beach is an ideal place for a romantic date. Set the tone and feel like your the star in a romance movie as you take in the salty ocean breeze and feel the sand between your toes. With unforgettable sunset views, it can be the perfect way to end the day with your loved one.
- Outdoor movie: Take movie night outside to an old fashioned drive-in theater! Chino Hill’s Mission Tiki Drive-In is a perfect place to cozy up to your special someone as you watch one of your favorite films.
- Arcade bar: Travel back in time and up the competition between you and your partner by playing old-school arcade games. Arcade Mission Control located in Santa Ana is a hip bar that brings the 80’s back with style. Sip on specialty cocktails and craft beer at this vintage arcade that will bring you back to your childhood.
- Beach picnic: Keep it casual with a relaxed beach picnic. Just pack a basket full of you and your significant other’s favorite treats and head to the beach before sunset. If you want to take things up a notch, try Joy Mode, a single destination for renting everything you need for a specific occasion. They’ll supply the picnic basket, chairs, blankets and other essentials, so you don’t have to. What’s even better, they deliver the items to your door and pick them up when you’re done.
Pro-Tip: Get rid of any digital distractions. It’s no question that phones can interfere with personal interaction, so ditch them during your date and go for a digital detox. The next time you go on a date, try leaving your phone at home or power it off for the duration of the date, so you can fully enjoy each other’s company.