Last Updated 10.04.2022
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30 Fun Double Date Ideas All Couples Should Give A Try

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As the weather is warming up, most couples are looking for double date ideas so they can spend more time with their partners and close friends. There are so many great opportunities for you to spend time doing something fun with people you love.

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    One of the best things about double dates is that there are a lot of budget-friendly or even free ideas to try out. This can make them even more fun and accessible to younger couples who just want to spend time outside doing something fun without breaking the bank.

    If you're looking for fun double date ideas to go on with your friends and your significant other, here are 30 different ones to choose from!

    Visit an Escape Room

    Escape rooms are trending a lot at the moment and they can be such a fun double date idea for you to enjoy. They usually are pretty affordable and last over an hour, making you solve riddles and work together to be able to escape successfully.

    They can be such a fun bonding experience for you and your partner and you will definitely laugh a lot and talk about this for weeks after. Don't be surprised if you end up wanting to visit every escape room in your area after!.

    Go to an Outdoor Movie Theatre

    There is nothing more romantic than watching a movie in an outdoor movie theatre. This is a more organized version of drive-in movie theaters where you get to watch movies in comfortable seats under the stars.

    This can be so fun during the warmer months and you can even find cinemas which have seats for couples. If you're lucky, you might even be able to come across a film festival and even arrange a second double date to see more movies together.

    Visit a Local Museum

    Museums might be boring for some people, but there are so many different types of museums one can visit. Some of the options you can choose from, depending on everyone's interests are the following:

    • Archaeological museums

    • Art museums

    • Historic house museums

    • Natural history museums

    • Science museums

    These are just some options to choose from, and there are quite a few others that might pop up in your area. A simple Google search can help you see which museums are currently having exhibitions in your area.

    Tip: If you're feeling adventurous, visit the first museum you see on the map. This can be a very fun experience where you go in without knowing what to expect.

    Host a Game Night at Home

    A game night can be a lot of fun, no matter the games you decide to play. You can choose between board games, video games, or even find games to play online. If you are creative, you can even invent your own game and play against the other couple.

    Many couples also like to host a trivia night. For the trivia night, you can easily either come up with your own questions or even find online apps to play with. Most games won't require much knowledge or preparation so you can just try different ones and see what you enjoy the most.

    Take a New Class Together

    Learning new skills as part of your fun date ideas and it can be a very rewarding experience. There are a lot of different places that hold workshops which can teach you something new. A lot of couples enjoy ceramic classes, team building ropes, and even a dance class, but it solely depends on what your company enjoys.

    It is such a great bonding experience to learn new skills together and have fun doing something creative. This is one of the ideas that you will probably love to repeat and you can start learning new things together while keeping the spark alive.

    Have a Picnic

    Picnics are very romantic and can be a great idea for your double date. Plus, they can be affordable and planned last-minute. If there is a local park in your area that you love, you can simply visit that. You definitely get bonus points if you choose a vintage-looking, checkered tablecloth.

    The food you can take with you doesn't have to be gourmet. You can just pack in some cookies, dips, and fruit and have a light snack, or even go all out and cook for it. There are also many parks that have picnic tables where you can sit, or you can simply have your picnic on the grass.

    Go on a Scavenger or Treasure Hunt

    A scavenger hunt can be a very fun game to play on a double date which might take a little bit of planning but it is definitely one of the most fun dates. You can plan it so you and your couple friends split into two groups and you prepare a hunt for one another to solve. Hide things for them to find and make them solve riddles and get clues.

    All you will need to do is be creative and pick a location that is safe and large enough to hide little clues. The team that finishes first wins and the others have to do something like cook dinner or anything else you decide on. This can be a super fun activity for everyone involved.

    Visit a National Park

    National parks hold so much beauty and they can be the perfect spots for nature lovers. This can be a great place to spend your double date, as you can go on a hike together, take plenty of couple photos and enjoy the fresh air. It is also a pretty cheap option that includes a fun day trip.

    And of course, don't forget to bring your favorite furry friends along for a triple date in the park. They are bound to enjoy walking and exploring with you and you will enjoy seeing them swimming in lakes or just running around nature all happy. It is definitely a win-win situation.

    Visit a Neighboring Town

    Have you ever wanted to visit a particular neighboring town but never found a good reason to do it? Planning a day out there is a perfect reason to do so. You can look up some good coffee or food spots on the map and spend the whole day there exploring with your friends and your other half.

    This can be an incredibly fun adventure that can last all day long and you can even stay for drinks at a local bar. Since you won't be that far away from your own town, you won't have to worry about driving home late and you can enjoy a full day of activities and exploration.

    Walk around a Botanical Garden

    Botanical gardens are absolutely beautiful and many towns have them available for people to walk around in. This can be very romantic as well as relaxing and fun. You won't have to do much planning for this one, just pick the right garden to visit and enjoy walking around the greenery and pretty flowers.

    Host Back Garden Olympics

    If you and your couple friends are into having fun dates and you are a little competitive too, you can host back garden Olympics and compete against one another in sports you come up with. There are no set games you need to compete in. You can all make a plan together and agree on the games, prizes, and anything revolving around this.

    You can choose games such as mini-golf, javelin throw, roller skating, balance beam, limbo, and anything else you can think of that you enjoy doing. This is not about them being Olympic games, but about having great fun.

    Spend a Day at the Beach

    As the weather gets warmer, days at the beach will always be super fun and enjoyable. It is the perfect opportunity to warm up under the sun, enjoy some cocktails and spend some quality time with people you love.

    This is a more relaxing yet fun option as you can just enjoy the view and even go for a swim if the weather allows it. Certain beaches allow bonfires so you can enjoy some smores and gaze at the stars until the early hours of the morning.

    Host a Dinner Party

    A dinner party is one of the more formal double date ideas, which can be great for the first date between couples when not everyone knows everyone or feels super comfortable yet. This is a night-in that can turn into one of the best double date ideas as it will be relaxing and fun and will give you all the opportunity to talk and get to know one another.

    There are two options you can follow for this dinner party. The one is for you to prepare the dinner in advance and just ask them to bring over a few bottles of their favorite drinks. The other option is for you all to cook your favorite dishes together and spend your time enjoying a delicious meal, talking, and having good wine.

    Take a Walking Tour around your City

    Sometimes, pretending to be a tourist in your own city can be very fun. There are always things you have not noticed before and you will definitely learn something new about your city by the end of the day.

    Don't forget to put on some light clothing, hats, and your most comfortable shoes. You can either do this on your own or even find a planned walking tour with a guide who can show you around in a more arranged way.

    Visit a Local Zoo

    Going to a local zoo can be a very exciting date where you can see all the different adorable animals, try some fun snacks, and walk around the different environments. If you don't like the crowds, you can visit in the evening of a weekday, as this will make sure there won't be a lot of people there.

    Many zoos also allow people to help feed the animals during certain hours of the day, so you can call them and ask if you would be able to do that. This could be such a cute idea which all parties are bound to enjoy.

    Spend the Night Bowling

    Bowling is another one of those fun activities you can do on a date night with another couple that you will all enjoy. Even if some of you have never played bowling before, it is very easy to learn and anyone can play it. You don't have to be competitive and play with keeping scores. Just enjoy yourselves and have a great night out.

    Visit an Animal Farm or Sanctuary

    Animal sanctuaries are a great place to visit for a date and they can even be a better option than zoos. Not only are the animals rescued and taken really good care of, but you will also probably have the chance to pet them and spend your time feeding and taking care of them.

    These small farms where animals are rescued always need helping hands to take care of tasks around. If you don't mind getting a little dirty and love animals, this will be an amazing date that both couples will enjoy a lot.

    Try Wine Tasting

    If bar hopping isn't your thing and you'd like to try something a little fancier, especially if this is your first date night with friends, you can try a wine tasting experience. There are quite a few restaurants and cellars that offer such options and these wine nights can be very fun.

    One thing to keep in mind though is that these might end up being a little pricey. If you want to replicate the experience on a budget, have your friends bring over a bottle or two of their favorite wines and pretend you are experts describing the unique tastes of all the wines. Plus, this way you will be able to drink more!

    Pick Fruit from a Local Farm

    There is nothing more beautiful than visiting an orchard during the warmer months and getting to try delicious, fresh fruit right from the trees. There are many local farms that offer this option to people who visit and there are bound to be some orchards you can visit nearby.

    Go on a Road Trip

    Going on a road trip to a new place with another couple can be a very nice date that you are bound to enjoy. You can choose to go to a local destination you love which is not too far or even drive a few hours more and go to a whole new place you haven't visited before.

    As long as none of you don't mind spending some hours in the car, you will have a great time. You can sing songs in the car, stop at local dinners and just enjoy your time seeing new things and exploring new places.

    Go to a Sports Game

    Going to a sports game can be a great idea for those who find going to a sporting event a lot of fun. You can dress up with the colors of the team you are supporting during the sporting event, have some cheap beer and hot dogs, and enjoy the game with people you love. Whether the sport is football or ice skating, you are bound to have an awesome time.

    Visit a Local Outdoor Food Market

    Going on a food crawl can be a great and more affordable dinner idea for couples who don't want to spend their evening indoors at a restaurant. You won't have to make any reservations, you just show up and try different street foods on your food crawl date. This is not only fun but also a great way to try different cuisines and explore new things together.

    Visit a Climbing Gym

    If you're into more active date ideas, going to a local climbing gym can be a lot of fun. Rock climbing is very challenging so many people feel comfortable hanging from a rope at bigger heights. If everyone is on board, it can be a very unique idea for a date that you will definitely want to repeat.

    Visit an Amusement Park

    If you are a fan of amusement parks, this can also be an amazing place for a date with another couple. Amusement parks offer so many different games to choose from and usually have the best and cheapest ice cream and street food. From roller coasters to laser tag and shooting games, you can win your significant other cute prizes and have fun going on different rides.

    Go to a Flea Market

    You might be wondering why a flea market can be a good idea for a double date, but there are so many things to try there. Apart from the awesome food, many locals will make, you will be able to find a plethora of goodies to see and try.

    Flea markets don't only have food but you can even find some second-hand clothing and other handmade items there. You can even set yourself a challenge where you all pick 5 random ingredients and try to make a meal with them. As long as you have good intentions, you are bound to have fun.

    Go Camping for a Weekend

    Camping is another amazing idea for a weekend getaway date which can be affordable and a lot of fun. All you will need to prepare is a tent, some snacks, and some good music and you will have an amazing time watching the stars and sharing personal stories.

    Hold a Karaoke Night

    There is something special and very fun about karaoke nights and everyone seems to get a lot more comfortable with one another after them. Whether you choose to hold the karaoke night at home or rent a karaoke room, you will have such a fun time together.

    Rent Bikes and go on a Ride

    If you don't want to drive the car everywhere, you can instead go on a long bike ride to a local park. You can even use the bikes as the means to travel so you have your romantic picnic. Not only are they affordable, but they will also help you to take your time and enjoy the nature around you.

    Have a Fun Night at a Comedy Club

    Comedy clubs are great for having a date with your friendly couple, especially if this is the first time all of you are meeting outside. You won't have to do all that much talking but you will still have a lot of fun together.

    Visiting a comedy club can be a great option for breaking the ice between the people who have only just met and they are also a great way of supporting a local artist. Many comedy clubs also hold special offers such as a wine night or certain menus so you can also have a drink or a meal along with your show.

    See a Local Play

    Last but not least, another option similar to the comedy club which can be great for a first date with this other friendly couple can be watching a local play. These shows might be smaller productions but they are still very enjoyable, especially if you pick one with great reviews.

    Even if this is not something you usually go for, give it a try, and you might be surprised. It can be a lot of fun to experience something new together with your friends and your significant other and this might just become a regular thing for you after all.

    Planning the Perfect Date for Four can be so Much Fun

    Whether you have the time to plan out this double date in advance or this is a last-minute idea, there are so many options to choose from. The important thing is to be in the mood to have a good time and you are bound to have the most amazing double date experience.

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