Looking for the best spring date ideas to enjoy some quality date night time while it starts to heat up? Here are 50 date ideas for Spring to make the most of the season!
Whether the weather is convincing anyone that it’s true, we are officially in spring! The snow is melting in colder areas, the blossoms are coming on the citrus trees here in our warmer climate, and it’s time to take advantage of dates that art perfect for spring!
Every now and then we have a post that we realize we have so much more to say about, and this is one of them! What was once 40 spring date ideas, we’re adding onto so we include 10 more we’ve put on our spring date night bucket list.
So in honor of the season change, I couldn’t help but share a bunch of spring date ideas we have on our list that we hope to fit in this season!
50 Spring Date Ideas
- Spring Picnic
‘Tis the season to pull out the blanket, plan some romantic food or takeout, and head to a quintessential spring location to enjoy good food outdoors. Check out our sunset picnic date for some inspiration!
- Spring Training
if you’re lucky enough to live in an area with spring training definitely buy tickets and go! If you aren’t, you can wait for baseball season to officially start, or you find a local sports bar and make a night of watching it on the screen making new friends.
- Sing in the Rain
Okay, you don’t literally have to sing, but there’s something about April showers that are so fun and so romantic! You can grab a hot chocolate or coffee and watch a storm pass. Or, if you’re feeling like an adventurous go-getter, grab your rain boots and splash in puddles together. Bonus points for long, dramatic kissing in the rain.
- Visit a Farmer’s Market
It’s the perfect time to support local businesses while the weather is so nice. Find a local weekend market and pick out items for a romantic meal at home, or enjoy a meal from a local vendor while there!
- Dinner on the Patio
Head to a busy downtown location and ask to be seated outside. Enjoy a night of people watching while everyone emerges outside after winter and take dinner extremely slow.
Spring cleaning isn’t always fun, but there’s something about helping other organizations who need a little spring clean that leads to a happy-feel-good kind of date. Call local shelters, schools, family organizations, or community leaders and find something you can help them do and clean up this spring.
- Go on a Nature Walk
Where’s the best place to see spring in your area? Find where those flowers are blooming, and plan a romantic stroll through that park or nature setting.
- Sidewalk Chalk Art
Channel your inner street artist, or lack thereof, and enjoy seeing pavement without snow again! You can try to recreate famous paintings, draw each other, or just channel your inner urban mural genius.
- Romantic Paddleboat
A romantic paddleboat date is one of my absolute favorite things to do for a date! It’s inexpensive, it’s so romantic, and it’s nice to do before it heats up too much.
- Go Stargazing
When we’re talking romantic, this free date idea is always a winner! You can check out Google Sky for guides, and it’s a great time to find a meteor shower.
- Play Bocce Ball
My coworkers used to meet at the park across from the office to play bocce ball during lunch. I was surprised by how fun it is, and I’ve always had it on my list of spring date ideas I want to do.
- Watch a Romantic Sunset
I love combining this one with a picnic. Head just out of town, find a great location, and enjoy a romantic night of dining and watching the sun go down.
- Do a color run
A Color Run date is so fun even if you’re not athletic, hear me out on this one! It’s a “slow down and enjoy life” kind of run/walk, and it’s a lot of fun to have colors thrown around and get messy.
- Train for a 5k together
The race season for runners is coming. If you grab a program that sets out walking to running schedules it’s easy to get ready quickly. Choose one and start planning multiple active dates together. This is actually one of the reasons we’re married today, thank you half marathon training!
- Visit the zoo
The zoo is going to be crawling with kids who are out of school soon, and chances are it’s going to be pretty toasty too. Go on a zoo date now while the animals are emerging, several babies are being born (thanks for being a trendsetter in April), and you can enjoy a little more walking space alone.
- Park night
Swing on the swings, take turns pushing each other, go down the slides, and enjoy the simple pleasures of the park. You’ll want to do this before school gets out and later bedtimes for children emerge. That way if there’s a little making out in the open field, you don’t have to feel bad about the PG-13 scene.
- Rent or Borrow a Tandem Bike
We’re such big fans of an active date idea and exploring in a new way! Spring is perfect before it heats up and you’re a sweaty mess doing this, and you can often find spring discount rates too.
- Yard Sale Shopping
It’s such a good time to take advantage of others’ spring cleaning and find some gems! That may be things you actually want and need, and that may the quirkiest thing you can humanly find. Your goal is totally up to you, but you’ll find a jackpot of all things during spring sales.
- Movies in the Park
Several cities. parks, outdoor malls, and community centers host free movies in the park during later spring months. Check your listings and google them in your area. It’s a fun way to enjoy a free date outside!
- Plan a Summer Vacation or Road Trip Together
You know those things you always dream of doing but never do? Set a date, head to a bookstore, and start planning a dream trip or weekend getaway to do this summer. We’ve done this trip planning date night a few times, and it never gets old!
- Head to a National Park
There’s a week in April where admission is free (it’s usually the third week), spend a day or a weekend exploring a national treasure. You can find one in your state here.
- Play Games in the Park
Do you know those elderly gentlemen who love to play chess or other games outside for hours? They’ve even inspired giant chess boards at several local parks! Bring your own set or table, find some elderly friends, or locate an oversized game board and join in on the fun.
- Skateboard on a Trail or a Park
If you know how to skateboard, that’s perfect. But if you don’t, trust me, trying to figure it out together is a blast as well! It’s a pretty hilarious thing to learn together and makes a great Spring date night too.
- Celebrate Flower Season
Go find local blossoms in your area and pick wildflowers. Or, buy some seasonal bouquets and deliver them to the elderly or to friends who could use a pick-me-up.
- Fly Kites
You need wind and there’s typically an abundance before spring showers. Grab a cheap kite or make your own and head to a scenic location for a test flight.
- Segway Tour Part of the Nearest Major City
A Segway tour is easy to book. Also, you’ll often find lower rates than in summer. It’s a fun way to see part of a city before it’s crowded with summer travelers.
- Fire up the Barbecue
Plan a spring grilling party. You can design the menu, and enjoy a backyard party. Many parks have charcoal grills if you aren’t lucky enough to own your own.
- Get Ice Cream
Sometimes the simplest dates are the best! We happen to think an ice cream date is one of them! Plan a quick trip to get some of your favorite ice creams without freezing temperatures! Or you could…
- Make Ice Cream at Home
There are a lot of ways to do it without an ice cream maker. It just takes a little planning! Buy the ingredients and roll the cans together or set up the machine and plan the ultimate toppings.
- Attend a Track Meet
Find a track meet! Collegiate, high school, or running clubs are in full force at this time, and it can be so much fun to watch how fast and talented these athletes are. Typically attendance is super cheap and often free!
- Go to a Play
Most high school theater productions happen in the spring. We shared a trick for finding the best in this post. If you want to go more professional, Broadway shows are touring too. And also, local community theater typically puts on a spring play as well.
Find one to support and make a fun night out of dressing up.
- Find a Senior or Graduate Capstone Project to Attend at a Local University
We’re talking about dance productions, art shows, lectures on Mars rover findings- there’s so much to find at local universities and community colleges! We love ASU Open Door Night!
Springtime is a great chance to browse their websites and find out what nights they are hosting events.
- Find a Fall TV Show That’s Ended and Plan a Binge-Watching Night
Surely we aren’t the only ones who lack patience and have a hard time waiting for the next episode. As so many tv series wrap up, it’s a great time to choose one to watch an entire season in only one night. Did anyone miss This Is Us? Now’s your chance to jump on the bandwagon!
- Go for a Hike
Plan a hike or scenic walk while the weather is perfect. Most trials are less busy during spring than summer and you’ll get to spot some wildlife making appearances. We have so many tips and ideas in our hiking date post.
- Try Biking to Dinner
Feel free to hit up your favorite spot or try somewhere new, but biking there and back adds a fun variety to a seemingly normal date night.
- Plan some April Fool’s Pranks
Make sure you get started on the perfect execution and coordination of details for the perfect pranks.
- Plant a Tree or Garden for Earth Day
Or, at the very least call your local parks and see if there’s a volunteer activity you can be a part of for Earth Day. They typically have one and need volunteers!
- Visit a U-pick Farm
Different regions have different spring crops at this time, but most have u-pick days where you can sign up to pick your own harvest from their planning and hard work growing.
- Visit a Rose or Botanical Garden
Find a rose garden in your area and schedule a day date to explore the gardens.
- Attend a Spring Festival
Every city has a different version of its own Spring festival, but almost all have one. Check out the music, spring festivals, or community events for details of festivals in your area.
- Have a March Madness Date
Make your brackets with at least one viewing party together
- Festival of Colors
Find the nearest Holi Festival of Colors and get ready to throw some colors!
- Celebrate Pi Day
Host a Pi Day party and have a group date where every couple provides a pie.
- Go Rollerblading Through Your City or Park
- Have a Tennis Match for Two at a Local Tennis Court
It doesn’t matter if either of you even knows how to play tennis, it’s still the perfect spring date idea! Check out our tennis date for some inspiration!
- Find an Outdoor Concert
- Take A Spring Photography Class
Hire a local photographer for an hour to teach you how to use your cameras or at least up your selfie game.
- Visit an Outdoor Art Show
This is the season they usually open up and make for a lovely spring evening stroll. We love the Phoenix Art Walk before it’s too hot!
- Go Antiquing!
Enjoy the spoils of others’ spring cleaning!
- Set Up a Movie in Your Backyard
We have a full post on how to create your own outdoor movie theater. But truly, it just takes a laptop, some blankets, and a few treats for a really fun night!
Do you have a favorite? Do you have a spring date night we’ve missed? We’d love to hear more!
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