Weekends are always a great opportunity to bond with your partner. Oftentimes, these two days off from work are too short to do any big vacation, but also just enough to recharge before you venture off into another busy week.
While it’s fun to have a nice dinner on a Friday and a two-day Netflix marathon on your PJs from Saturday to Sunday, sometimes it just gets tiring and boring. Part of being in a relationship is doing things together, no matter how mundane they are, but you just really need to step things up every once in a while. Otherwise, it’s going to be bland and you’ll get sick of the things that you do every single time.
In case you are running out of weekend date ideas, we got you covered. From simple to lavish, we have listed down some of our favorite activities that you and your partner can do to maximize your weekends.
Go on a road trip
Been itching to do a quick visit to your favorite childhood spot but it’s five hours away? The weekend is the perfect time to do that and more! Hop into your car, set up the GPS, and get those miles going. Don’t forget to pack snacks, create that playlist with your go-to songs, and get ready for an adventure.
Visit a theme park
Sometimes, it’s just fun to go back to being a kid. Do a little bit of research and whisk away yourselves away from the busy adult life by visiting a theme park. Scream your heart out as you plunge from the top of a roller coaster. Fill your bellies with yummy theme park treats. Go goofy and wear that silly headgear as you go around. If you are looking for ways to just have fun, this is definitely a great option that the both of you will enjoy.
Do something for your personal advocacy
It’s important to give yourselves quality time, but there are also other ways to enjoy that moment while giving back to others. Check out local volunteering events that you can join or visit an animal shelter for the day. You can also research on happenings that are related to your personal advocacy and join one. Whether it’s for the environment, veganism, animal rights, or a pride parade, you can have a lot of fun together while sharing the love with others.
Go fruit picking
Check out a nearby farm and enjoy the day picking fruits. Bonus points if it’s your partner’s favorite fruit. They say that being close and surrounded by nature is a great way to calm your senses. Be surrounded by apple trees or explore bushes and find berries on a nearby farm. It will be all the more fun because these things are delicious and you can bring them home and eat them afterward.
Sign up for a weekend class
Wanting to learn something new? Weekends are a great way to squeeze in some time to learn a new skill or hobby. Sign up for a class together — be it a pottery class, a dance class, or even a fitness class. Do something that the both of you are interested in or curious about. Not only can you get to spend time as a couple but you will also have the chance to bond during the little activities that you do together.
Hit the beach
The beach is always a romantic place to go to and a perfect spot to retreat for the weekend. There are unlimited possibilities when it comes to the things that you can do by the beach. Book an overnight accommodation and enjoy the waters together. Lounge by the shore, watch the gorgeous sunset, take a dip in the water, or do fun water activities — your call.
Whether you like the outdoors or are just looking for something fun to do, you can always try camping. Check out nearby camping spots, shop for trail mixes and snacks, and camp under the stars during a nice weekend. Not sure if the two of you are adventurous enough for a camp? Try glamping — a more glamorous way of camping, complete with a relaxing mattress and an instagrammable tent.
Book tickets to a music festival
Music festivals are always a great way to have fun. Music has a unique power that makes everyone feel connected. Bond over good music, grab a cup of beer or two and dance the night away together. Bonus points if you can score tickets to a concert with her favorite artists in the lineup!
Visit a winery or a brewery
Time to have some fun and enjoy a good time over drinks. Book a visit to the nearest winery and bond over the best wine and cheese pairings. Learn more about vino and impress friends at your next dinner party. Don’t like wine? How about a visit to a local brewery and enjoy good beer? You can also learn more about the processes of how your favorite drink comes about. Most breweries have a small restaurant where you can drink freshly brewed beer together with local delicacies and delicious snacks. Such a dream come true.
Enjoy a luxurious staycation
Treat yourself and your partner to a luxurious staycation in your favorite hotel. Sure, you can always stay at home and not spend a dime, but sometimes it just feels nice to get away from your routine and enjoy a soft blanket. Book a room with a gorgeous view of the city and take a dip in a pool at the top of the building.
Indulge with a whole day of relaxation
Go to a spa and indulge in good massages, body scrubs, and facial treatments. Most people think that these activities are for girls, but in reality, it wouldn’t really hurt if you enjoy some time relaxing. You’ll feel energized and ready to face anything by the time that your weekend is over. Trust us.