5 Fun and Affordable Summer Date Ideas

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Volunteer together

This is an excellent opportunity to get out of the house and spend time with your spouse, while helping others. Sort food at your local food bank or prepare food at your local soup kitchen. You can also take a walk with your spouse to pick up trash in your neighborhood or town. If you love children, consider becoming a child’s mentor or tutor.  Volunteer at a nursing home. There are so many options depending on what you and your spouse like to do.

Take a trip down memory lane

Think back on how and where you met your spouse. Where did you enjoy going when you first began dating? Go back to the old ice cream shop or that cafe where you met. If you’re in a completely different part of the country or world, try to find somewhere that resembles or reminds you of that nostalgic place.

Step out of your comfort zone

If your spouse has been away for training or on deployment, this is a great way to spend time together and re-connect. Go out dancing for the night. Go skydiving. Take a ceramics class together.  Try something that is new for the both of you that you can experience together.

Work on a house project together

Work together to make a one-of-a-kind item that you both love, and made or refurbished together. Buy a bottle of wine and spend the early evening sanding down that old dresser that you’ve been wanting to re-finish.

Take a tour

Take a day trip together. Whether you go site-seeing in a nearby town, or you visit your local winery or brewery for the day, take advantage of the local sites. It will feel like a mini-vacation where you and your spouse can go exploring and see what your city or town has to offer.

 What activities do you enjoy on a date?

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