15 Summer Date Night Ideas That Won’t Make You Go Broke

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This post is all about summer date night ideas.

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Are you sick of the normal date night and want to spruce it up with an extremely fun and creative summer date night ideas?

If you’re anything like my boyfriend and me, then you know that for date night you usually do the same three things. Dinner, movie, …and I can’t even think of a third one!! This summer I want to switch it up and have summer date night ideas outside of our usual routine.

I have come up with some date ideas that my boyfriend and I are going to aim for this summer that you and your boyfriend might also enjoy.

Here are 15 summer date night ideas to try with your boyfriend. 

Go stargazing with popcorn.

I love stargazing in the summer. Yes, maybe a little cliche but it truly is amazing how clear you can see the stars in some places.

I also find that when you watch the stars it leads to some really good deep conversations. It kind of makes you really think about life and how there’s so much more to this world than the little bubble you live in.

To make it a little more interesting, look up some yummy popcorn recipes and make it before you head out. People are making some recipes that look really good on Pinterest that might be fun for you and your boyfriend to try. This puppy chow popcorn is seriously calling my name.

Drive-in theater.

It may be a little drive from your house, but almost every state has a drive-in theater and it has always been on my bucket list to go too!

How fun would it be to pick up your favorite takeout, sit with your boyfriend, and watch a classic movie outside?

Definitely going to do this one.

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Fire pit at a beach.

Find a public beach that allows you to make a fire and bring ingredients for smores.

This would be such a fun thing to do with a group of couples and could lead to some skinny dipping ;).

Comedy club

I truly believe that everyone has to experience a comedy club at least once in their life.

Head to your nearest city and find a coffee shop or bar that is having a comedy show and go with your boyfriend.

This definitely isn’t a “normal” date (at least for me) so this would be a great way to switch it up!

Camping

How fun would this be?!

Not only is this so cheap, but you can ditch the electronics and truly enjoy just the two of you.

If you don’t have a tent, ask your friends and you will probably ask someone that will let you borrow it.

Carnival

If Carnival doesn’t scream summer, I don’t know what does. From the atmosphere to the food, the carnival is one of the best places to go in the summer.

Go on a night when they have a great deal on tickets (like unlimited ride passes) and go on all the rides.

Finish up the night with a funnel cake sprinkled with powder sugar. Nothing beats that.

Picnic watching sunset

Come up with a meal that you want to make and schedule it to be ready just in time to take it to the park or beach and watch the sunset.

I know this isn’t the best thing for your budget, but this is the cutest picnic set I have ever seen. Of course, Target does it again!

Cigar bar

This is one your boyfriend will love! It’s all about keeping you both happy, right?!

I don’t know if I lived under a rock or what, but I never knew cigar bars were a thing :/. One opened up near where I live and I think its such a fun idea for a date night.

TV series and homemade dinner.

Nothing is better than this. Switch up your normal night at home and together make a fancy dinner that you are dying to try.

Look up Tasty on Facebook… I die at how good all the food looks.

Make this and then start or continue a TV series. Best part, you can do this all in your pajamas :).

Go to a baseball game.

Even if you’re not the biggest baseball fan, MLB games can be so fun!

Tailgate, drink and enjoy time together.

Take a cooking class.

This is one of my favorite date ideas on this list. When I was in Chicago a few weeks ago, we walked into Sur La Table and saw a lot of couples in a cooking class together.

I thought this was the cutest date idea ever. The best part is that you can make it a two-part date. The first date is the class, next date is making it on your own!

Go to an outdoor concert.

There are hundreds of outdoor concerts happening in the summer. Some are paid for, but there is a lot that you can find for free.

I always like to look up on Facebook, “events near me” and it usually will bring up some concerts in the park near me.

Have a night at the zoo.

When is the last time you went to the zoo?! I haven’t been since I was a sophomore in high school for a field trip.

This is a great date idea that relives your childhood a little bit.

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Go on a boat tour.

If you live near water, go on a boat tour!

You can choose many different types of boat tours and a lot of times can get on them pretty last minute.

Search on Google if your local water area offers these and plan a date night on the water!

I plan on printing this out or saving it to my phone and checking off everyone as we go on the date.

What are your favorite summer date night ideas?

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