Is it just me, or do you get significantly more lazy in the fall? I live in Vancouver, or what some people call Raincouver, and it gets hard to find creative ways to have fun with Dallas when all I want to do is cozy up in bed, watch Netflix and escape the rain. This is fine once in a while, but lately, as soon as the weekend hits, I run out of fun date ideas and we will resort to dinner and a movie. I’m an activities type of person, so dinner and a movie don’t fly for me three weekends in a row.
After lots of brainstorming, researching, and talking to some friends, here are 5 date night ideas you can do rain or shine.
- Take a cooking class, or even better, create your own cooking class. I know cooking classes can be a bit pricey, so if you’re on a tight budget, look through Pinterest or your favourite cook books, and create a menu together. Go grocery shopping, and create the entire menu together. You can up the romance level by playing some jazz and lighting some candles.
- Go back to the basics. I remember when Dallas and I started dating, every weekend we were doing a fun activity whether it was bowling, fishing, Castle Fun Park, mini golf – we were always doing a fun activity. Try recreating one of your first dates and do one of the activities you did when you first started dating.
- Board Games!! I know not everyone loves board games, but I swear everyone can appreciate a good board game. Go to Walmart, pick out a new board game or puzzle, if you want to get out of the house you can always go to a pub or cafe sip a hot drink and play your game. Sometimes Dallas and I will bring a deck of cards to Thierry, a chocolate cafe in Vancouver.
- Go restaurant hopping. This might be more of a girl thing to do, but if you pick the right restaurants, you both can enjoy it. I love trying not restaurants in the city, and ordering their most popular dish and sharing. This is the perfect thing to do on a rainy evening.
- Go to the Scandinave Spa in Whistler. Sometimes Dallas and I will drive up the the spa for the day. We leave at about 7am, pick up a coffee and a muffin from Whole Foods, get to the spa at 9am when they’re about to open, and stay there for the day. Rain or shine, the spa is magical and so relaxing. Don’t forget to bring a good book, because there is no talking allowed. You can leave the spa at around 4pm, walk the village, grab dinner, and end the night at the Fairmont Chateau Whistler lounge, listen to live music and eat chocolate fondue.
Hope you enjoyed my date ideas. I’d love to hear some of your favourite date ideas, so please comment below!