53 ways to spice up date night

Spice up your date night with one of these 53 terrific and simple dates.

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  • Ever feel as if your dates are the same old thing? Like you are just going through the motions and can't think of a new date idea to mix things up?

  • No more excuses! Spice up your date night with one of these 53 simple, but terrific dates for married couples. These will help you shake up the norm and experience something new together.

  • 1. Culinary speed tasting

  • Locate an area in your city with a high concentration of restaurants. Select a different eating joint for a different part of your meal (one for your appetizer, one for the entree and one for dessert) and create a train of culinary expertise. Speed dating meets speed tasting.

  • 2. Look for hidden treasures

  • Some of the greatest treasures are hidden in some of the wildest places. Take the time to visit your local craft stores, small town markets, garage sales and antique stores for hidden gems.

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  • 3. Explore a local state park

  • 4. Rent bikes for the afternoon

  • 5. Rent paddleboats at the park

  • 6. Check the posters at your favorite restaurant and attend a local festival or event

  • 7. Go geocaching

  • Geocaching is the ultimate GPS treasure hunt that spans across the entire globe. Get together and map out all the hidden stashes you want to find in one evening. You never know what you are going to find!

  • 8. Get out of your culinary comfort zone and try ethnic foods

  • Explore the culinary world by expanding your horizons and trying different foods you normally wouldn't try. Together you will savor the deliciousness or laugh at the frivolous attempt to try new things.

  • 9. Stargaze in your backyard

  • 10. Go on a local ghost tour

  • There is always that one haunted house in your local neighborhood.

  • 11. Hit the mini golf course

  • 12. Create a five course meal together

  • 13. Hit the river for a dinner cruise

  • 14. Have an indoor picnic

  • Clear the living room and lay the blanket down near the fireplace. Set the scene by adding some comfy throw pillows and music. Who said staying home can't be romantic, even if it is only a picnic?

  • 15. Visit a random museum

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  • 16. Learn a new activity or hobby together

  • Pottery, painting, or even karate.

  • 17. Attend an art exhibit

  • 18. Be a local tourist for the day

  • 19. Buy a toy at the nearest toy store

  • Who said you have to act grown up all the time?

  • 20. Recreate your first date

  • Walking down memory lane never gets old.

  • 21. Go bowling

  • 22. Be extreme every once in awhile

  • Try skydiving, rock climbing, surfing or water skiing.

  • Backyard movie night. Borrowed the library's projector, pulled the sheet off the bed, rented from Red Box and popped some popcorn! ๐ŸŽฅ

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  • 23. Create a home theater in your backyard

  • Set up a bed sheet and grab a small projector to create an intimate private viewing.

  • 24. Play Bingo

  • Find a local joint that is hosting a Bingo party; it may be your local community center that is hosting the event, or your local nursing home. Get out and get involved.

  • 25. Host a neighborhood game night

  • 26. Go skating

  • Roller skate or ice skate- either way skating is exciting.

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  • 27. Take a drive to a surprise location

  • Grab your partner and surprise them on a mini-road trip. Take them to a city just a little ways out of town, take them on a drive up a beautiful canyon or take them to a nearby river. Surprise them!

  • 28. Who doesn't love friendly competition?

  • Play a small game of 1-on-1 basketball or question each other's batting skills at the local cages.

  • 29. Visit the local arcade

  • 30. Visit the amusement park

  • 31. Play outdoor sports in your local park

  • Frisbee, tennis, football, baseball, etc. The options are endless!

  • 32. Attend a dinner theater production

  • Attend your local high school or local theatres' dinner theatre productions. Live entertainment and food- win-win!

  • 33. Visit the aquarium

  • 34. Support your local baseball team

  • Support your local little league or major league team.

  • 35. Watch a live concert

  • Attend a concert supporting your local band or your all-time favorite artist.

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  • 36. Lather up the sunscreen and head straight to the beach

  • 37. Saddle up and go horseback riding

  • 38. Become a volunteer in your community

  • 39. Visit a local factory

  • Doesn't sound like the most exciting thing, am I right? But, it may surprise you as you visit your local cheese or chocolate factory all the steps and processes that go behind the simple pleasures you easily enjoy.

  • 40. Netflix marathon

  • Netflix and chill? Sometimes it is a good idea.

  • 41. Bird watching

  • Grab a book and your binoculars.

  • 42. Go camping

  • 43. Visit a home show

  • 44. Test drive your dream car

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  • 45. Indulge in a midnight snack

  • Whether you are baking your favorite cookies together late at night, ordering dessert from your favorite restaurant or driving through Wendy's for your favorite Frosty, it all tastes good in the early hours of the night.

  • 46. Create a breakfast tradition

  • Keep it simple: every Tuesday meet for bagels and hot chocolate.

  • 47. Local fruit picking

  • Visit your local berry patch or apple orchard and pick fresh fruit together.

  • 48. Plan a Pinterest inspired evening

  • Find a craft, dinner and dessert you have been dying to attempt and brave the unknown.

  • 49. Visit a local comedy show

  • 50. Frisbee golf in your local park

  • 51. Visit the thrift shop

  • 52. Learn how to ballroom dance together

  • 53. Go to your local karaoke bar

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Hannah Rose is a content writer for Deseret Digital Media. She loves to run, sing and dance in her spare time.

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