28 fun double date ideas

by | Jun 26, 2024 | inspiration

Tired of the same old dinner-and-a-movie routine?

Double dating is a great idea to spice up your relationship or help your single friends connect.

It’s not just for high school anymore! It’s an opportunity to see your significant other in a new light. Plus, let’s face it – sometimes having another couple around is a great relief.

We’ve prepared 28 fresh double-date ideas for an exciting and memorable experience.

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Outdoor adventures for a double date 🌄

Outdoor double dates provide opportunities for teamwork, friendly competition, and mutual support. The next ideas suit all seasons, fitness levels, and interests.

1. Beach picnic

Enjoy a day with a beautifully arranged beach picnic by Picnic Makers. No more rushing around to get ready for a special occasion.

You don’t just go to the beach but escape to paradise. Soak up the sun, play beach games, and listen to the sound of waves and ocean breeze.

With Picnic Makers, you can turn your beach picnic dreams into reality!

2. Hiking

Explore scenic trails and enjoy nature’s beauty together.

Choose a trail suitable for suitable fitness levels. Consider beautiful hiking trails near you, their difficulty, and the estimated time to make a loop or complete a one-way hike activity.

Don’t forget to pack picnic essentials for rest stops to admire the view. You may also play trail games like “I Spy” or “20 Questions about Nature.

3. Kayaking or canoeing

Rent a pair of two-person kayaks or canoes and explore a nearby lake or river.

This activity is about teamwork within couples. You may have private conversations while also enjoying picturesque views. We recommend to pack some waterproof bags with snacks and drinks.

4. Biking tour

Discover new places on a biking adventure. Research interesting points to enjoy along your route, such as historical landmarks, breathtaking viewpoints, or local attractions. You may finish the tour at an ice cream shop or cafe to relax and discuss the adventure.

Biking tour

Important: Whether you rent or use your own bike, make sure it’s in good condition. Grab all necessary repair kits with tools, spare tubes, and a pump.

5. Botanical gardens visit

Botanical gardens are one of the most romantic and visually appealing backdrops for your date. No one leaves indifferent, thanks to the diversity of plants and flowers.

In addition, gardens change with the seasons, so there’s always a new experience throughout the year. It’s also worth mentioning your photo opportunities, such as choosing the botanical garden for a double date.

6. Horseback riding

This is definitely a unique experience that many couples may not have tried before.

Learning to ride together can help strengthen the couple’s connection, especially for beginners. You may choose from trail rides, beach rides, or even lessons.

Food and drink experiences🍴🍽️

Double dates are also an opportunity to share food and drink with friends, spending time over shared tastes and discoveries. Here are some tasty and good double-date ideas.

7. Cooking class

Sign up for a cooking class where you and your friends can learn to prepare a new dish together.

Cooking class

Cooking something from scratch is available for all skill levels and culinary preferences. Such activity is interactive, where you have to work together, learn something new, and enjoy the delicious food.

8. Wine-tasting

There’s always a good choice of some local winery. You’ll have a chance to sample various wines, learn about the winemaking process, and perhaps even visit the vineyard. Wine tasting is educational and enjoyable at the same time.

What could be more relaxing than having a conversation over a glass of good wine?

9. Food truck festival

Check out a food truck festival in your area. It’s a great way to try multiple cuisines in one outing.

With a diverse range of food options, there’s something for everyone. Besides delicious food, you will enjoy the bright and lively atmosphere around.

Tip: Bring a picnic blanket to relax and savor your food comfortably while soaking in the festival vibes.

10. Farm-to-table dinner

Experience a farm-to-table dinner at a local restaurant or farm. The dinner may include fresh, locally sourced ingredients accompanied by a tour of the farm before the meal.

It’s not just another way to enjoy the delicious food but also to support local farmers.

11. Cocktail making class

Take a cocktail-making class where a professional will teach you how to make classic and contemporary cocktails.

Cocktail making class

You’ll learn how to mix, shake, and serve drinks and, of course, enjoy them afterward. Cocktail classes are engaging and a way to impress your friends at your next gathering.

12. Chocolate factory tour

If you have a sweet tooth, a chocolate-tasting experience is for you. Visit a local chocolatier to try a variety of chocolates and learn about the different flavors and techniques.

Chocolate tastings are a treat for the senses. They’re not an everyday experience, but they can definitely be a special date.

13. High tea experience

High tea is often served in hotels or elegant restaurants. It’s a chance to dress up and explore different tea varieties, discussing your interests.

High tea is typically a slow and relaxed activity, making you stay and enjoy the moment.

Discover 20 elegant tea party ideas and hostipng tips in this article.

Creative and artistic double-date activities 🎨

We haven’t run out of the best double-date ideas. If you have a creative soul, you should try them.

14. Pottery class

Working with clay has a therapeutic effect. Each person can design and craft their own unique piece of art.

Pottery class

It’s entertaining to see what each couple comes up with. The main thing is to enjoy the process rather than create something perfect.

After all, pottery classes offer a break from the usual dinner or movie dates.

15. Paint session

Paint sessions are another stress-free activity. You don’t need to be an artist to participate in it.

Each couple can let personal creativity flourish. You can chat, joke around, and help each other with some tips and techniques.

At the end of the session, you’ll have a piece of art to take home.

16. DIY home project

There are plenty of things to do on a double date dedicated to a DIY theme. You may build furniture, paint a room, or craft home decor.

Each couple can share their unique ideas, so you have the finished product with everyone’s input. In addition, if the work takes too much time, you can continue the project on your second double date.

17. Dance class

A lot of laughter is guaranteed as you and your friends visit a dance class. Dancing is a great way to stay active and healthy.

There’s a wide range of dance styles to choose from, including salsa, hip-hop, ballroom, tango, and swing. It is very important to trust your partner here. Dance brings people together.

Entertainment and leisure date ideas 🎮

Would you like to enjoy some entertaining double-date activities? No problem, we’ve curated a special list for you!

18. Game night

Looking for fun double date ideas? How about a game night with friendly competition?

Game night

You can team up and compete against each other. All you need is a comfortable place, some snacks and drinks, and a good selection of games to get started.

19. Movie marathon

Movies often give a start to interesting discussions. You can choose a theme based on a particular genre, director, actor, or film series.

Themes can include superhero movies, horror films, or Harry Potter or Star Wars series. Don’t forget some classic movie treats like popcorn, nachos, candy, and soda.

Tip: Consider arranging an outdoor movie night. You’ll need floor pillows, an outdoor projector and screen, and cozy blankets for comfort.

20. Escape room

Solving the puzzles and challenges in escape rooms together can be fun. Escape rooms come in a wide range of themes and difficulty levels.

It’s definitely an experience you won’t forget. To make it successful, you should share clues, listen to each other, and collaborate to find solutions.

21. Bowling

The excitement of knocking down pins and cheering each other on creates a lively atmosphere.

Double date at the bowling alley

The natural pauses between turns allow some time to have conversations. For those who prefer active yet relaxing entertainment, bowling is ideal for a night out.

22. Amusement park

The amusement park is a good option if you don’t mind sharing adrenaline rushes.

What can be more fun than screaming on roller coasters or conquering a fear of heights on a Ferris wheel?

Beyond rides, amusement parks include other activities such as games, arcades, and themed attractions. You can try to win prizes at game booths or at least take a break having a snack.

Tip: Wear comfortable shoes and bring a small backpack with essentials like water, sunscreen, and a portable phone charger to keep you energized and connected all day.

Wellness activities 🧘‍♀️

23. Yoga class

Yoga helps with mental clarity, physical strength, and emotional balance. Partner yoga poses affect intimacy and trust levels.

It’s actually more than just a physical activity. If you’re seeking stress relief and want a shared moment of peace, grab your yoga mats to explore the harmony of your personality and relationships.

24. Spa day

Spending a day at the spa allows couples to focus on each other in a peaceful setting. In addition to spa treatments, there are calming scents, soft music, and calm atmospheres.

Spa day

Many spas offer couples’ packages that include side-by-side massages. It’s always a good idea to escape from routine responsibilities together.

25. Swimming

It’s a great way to cool off on a hot day. If you choose to swim in a natural setting such as an ocean, lake, or river, you can also enjoy the beauty of nature.

After swimming, couples can relax poolside or on the beach, enjoying the sunshine and each other’s company.

Pack sunscreen, beach towels, water, and any other essentials you may need for your swim.

You may combine swimming with other activities such as a picnic by the water, volleyball, or exploring nearby spots.

Plan your beach day well! Find 10 most popular beach games of all times.

Unique experiences for double dating 🌟

If all of the above seemed too boring to you, don’t worry; we have prepared something special.

26. Hot air balloon ride

A hot air balloon ride is the most magical and romantic experience you can have.

Hot air balloon ride

Just imagine you drift slowly through the sky with panoramic views. After the balloon ride, you may celebrate with a champagne toast or a meal at a nearby restaurant, spending more time together and sharing unforgettable impressions.

27. Stargazing night

Gazing at the stars under a clear night sky is also inspiring. Being away from busy cities unites couples thanks to the relaxing atmosphere.

Bring a telescope for a closer look at stars, planets, and other celestial objects.

28. Blindfolded dining

You probably heard about restaurants that offer dining-in-the-dark experiences.

Without the ability to see, your senses, such as taste, smell, and touch, become more acute. It requires trust and cooperation, as you must help each other enjoy the meal.

We hope that our exploration of double date ideas satisfies every taste and preference. Planning group date ideas can be challenging, but don’t be afraid to try something new. We are confident that any of the proposed ideas will give you unforgettable impressions for a long time.

So grab your partner, call up your friends, and try double dating. Who knows? You might just discover your new favorite way to date!


Is going on double dates a common activity?

Yes, going on double dates is a relatively common activity that many couples and friends enjoy. It combines social interaction, fun activities, and shared experiences.

Why double dates are good for relationships?

Communicating with another couple allows partners to reveal new aspects of their personality or behavior. The presence of another couple can ease tension for a more natural conversation. Group activities also help couples practice problem-solving skills together.

How do you plan a successful double date?

To plan a successful double date, you must select couples with common interests or values according to your chosen activity. Planning dates in advance is a second rule. Be open to changes or adjustments to the plan.

Where is the best place to have a double date?

The ideal place should be something where everyone feels comfortable and can try different activities.

How can I find double-date ideas near me?

You may find double-date ideas on local event websites or ask for help from Picnic Makers to fulfill any your ideas.

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