From at-home Paris excursions to building a s’mores picnic, we’ve got you covered with 14 winter date ideas to keep the flames alive through the low-temperature season.
10. Tour the holiday lights
Fill up on gas, assemble a romantic holiday playlist and tour the most extravagantly lit neighborhoods in your area. Stop for a few hot cocoas to sip en route.
9. Ice skating under the stars
Many cities host outdoor skating rinks. On a clear night, grab your special someone and hit the ice for skating and stargazing.
8. Travel to Paris in your own home
Check out Crazy for Crust’s indoor French picnic. It’s a lot cheaper than two tickets to France, but just as romantic.
7. Bonfire s’mores picnic
Warm up fireside and indulge in chocolatey, marshmellowy greatness.
6. Bucket list writing
Put all those wildest dreams on paper, together. Dreaming big with a special someone is a telling experience, especially when you see those dreams align.
5. Indoor shooting range
Hold your partner right and teach her how to aim. Already got a sharpshooter on board? Stand back and enjoy the show.
4. Fireside game night
Get competitive by firelight with Scrabble, building puzzles, Jenga, chess, checkers, cards or dominoes.
3. Build a blanket fort
Clothespin old blankets together and drape them from furniture to relive your childhood and create an intimate cuddle zone. This really is the most quintessential of winter date ideas.
2. Trivia night
Local bars and restaurants host trivia nights: show off your vast knowledge of sports, pop culture, literature and everything in between.
1. Dancing to a local band
Support local music by grooving the night away to homegrown talent. Going to honky tonk and your date doesn’t know how to two-step? Take this opportunity to teach them!