15 date ideas

15 date ideas that prove dates don’t always have to be at night!

Choose a Saturday that you are both free and explore your city!  Break out one of your favorite childhood board games!

15 date ideas sarasota


Learn to dance

Plenty of studios offer sessions for couples.  Consider booking a private lesson to start.
There are many great options that can be found on Groupon, though calling the studio directly may get you the best deal.


See an Improv or Comedy Show

McCurdy’s Comedy Theater is nestled in Downtown Sarasota and offers a variety of comedy shows.

They also offer stand-up comedy classes!


3. Take an art class together

Art Center Sarasota offers many classes from drawing to oil painting to watercolor and more.  Classes are available to all skill levels.

Selby Botanical Gardens offers many classes as well.  Or, you could do something as simple as Painting with a Twist or Sip n’ Create and come home with a finished painting that night!


  1. Take a cooking class together

Everyone’s gotta eat, right?



  1. Venture into the kitchen

Set aside one night a week where you prep and cook a meal TOGETHER.

You don’t have to concentrate solely on the task at hand.  Really enjoy being with each other.  It’s fun!



  1. Fulfill your bucket list.

Taking the time to do the things you’ve always wanted to with your guy helps further anchor your relationship and commitment to each other.



  1. Head to the local nursery

Surrounding yourself with brightly colored flowers can help influence your moods.



  1. Head out on a (mini) road trip

Choose a cool or quirky destination about an hour away and head there.  It could be a restaurant you’ve never been to, a flea market, a new store.


The drive itself is an awesome way for you to discuss what’s going on in your lives.



  1. Hit a morning matinee

Avoid crowds, spend less on the movie and make it a lunch date afterward. This gives you something to discuss during lunch, as well


  1. Play a childhood game

Choose a night to order a pizza, uncork a bottle of wine and play old-school card games or board games.  It’s a good way to unwind!

Nostalgia-triggering activities can make you feel more connected to your partner.


  1. Head to the aquarium

Stroll through the hushed, darkened rooms while you point out your favorite creatures behind the glass.

Mote Marine is a working aquarium that gives you an up-close experience with a variety of marine animals and fish, including two touch tanks and a 135,000 gallon shark habitat. You can also witness scientific research—as it happens—in viewable working laboratories.

Exclusively available to visitors and members of Mote Aquarium, guests can enjoy dining al-fresco or inside the casual, retro ’50s-style diner, complete with an old-fashioned soda fountain and hand-dipped ice cream, shakes & sundaes.


  1. Take a nature walk

There are so many beautiful natural areas in Sarasota!  I’ve written a whole blog post about these gorgeous areas!!


  1. Work on a DIY project

With websites like Pinterest, there are so many awesome ideas to try!  Work on a home improvement project!

Or, get in touch with your inner child and craft some holiday decorations!


  1. Recreate your first date

Nothing says romance better than recreating your first date!  Reminisce!


  1. Go to Jungle Gardens and hang out with the Flamingos!



For me, this was a fun post to write because it helped me get out of the box.  I, personally get stuck in a routine very easily.  I hope you enjoy! 🙂

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