If you're looking for some quality private time, this list of private date ideas is perfect for you and your date. This list includes romantic dates at home, secluded beaches, parks, and more. It's not hard to find romance in a date when you're sitting alone under the stars gazing into each other's eyes.
Fall Foliage Roadtrip
Head out for a romantic day trip or weekend getaway to view the beautiful fall foliage this season. Check out our romantic fall foliage viewing tips.
Limo for a Night
Rent a limo for the night and spend the evening around town in style. Bring along some champagne and enjoy the romance. Make a stop at a romantic restaurant for dinner, then continue the romance in the limo. If you're feeling adventurous, spend the after-dinner ride getting a little frisky.
Set up a canopy outside and fill it flickering candles, twinkling white lights, and a radio playing your favorite love songs softly in the background. Have his/her favorite drink chilling and a romantic meal prepared. After dinner, dance together under the lights or take a planned walk lit up with luminaries that leads to a blanket full of rose petals where you can lay together and look up at the stars.
Spend the evening piecing together a puzzle. It's something completely different that allows you work together with a challenging puzzle, but also have an incredibly fun time.
Go to an old cemetery to watch the sun set/rise or for a picnic and try to contact the dead for fun (if you're into spooky stuff).
Pull over and dance off to the side of the road under moonlight.
Have a bonfire
Take a hike and have a bonfire on a little known trail complete with a sunset and s'mores.
Watch a Meteor Shower
Make a date of it either in your backyard or at a local park. Bring along a blanket, a bottle of wine and a few decadent treats to enjoy while you lay on the blanket and watch the show together.
Hot Air Balloon Ride
Take a hot air balloon ride together, especially at sunrise or sunset for an incredibly romantic and inspiring experience.
Take a Sunset Boat Ride
Whether you have your own boat or make reservations for a dinner cruise, take her out on a sunset ride. Standing close together watching the sun setting over the water is incredibly romantic.
Get pizza from your local favorite and have a picnic in the park.
Carriage Ride Through A Quaint Town
You don't have to be in New York City to enjoy a romantic carriage ride. Many smaller towns offer smaller carriage tours that are just as romantic.
Take a Carriage Ride
Many cities from Charleston, SC to New York City, NY offer carriage rides through their downtown areas under the moon and stars. Grab a blanket and go for a romantic nighttime carriage ride.
Watch Trains Go By
Lunch in a secluded pasture near a train track and watch the trains go whizzing by as you lay looking at the clouds and talking.
Choose a recipe that neither of you has tried. Shop together for the ingredients and then slave away together in the kitchen. Be sure to sit down to a romantically set table including candles.
Play Board Games
Get a few games such as Scrabble or Monopoly, a bowl of popcorn, and a few treats and settle in for a fun night at home together.
Play Card Games
Grab a deck of cards and settle in for an evening of Gin Rummy and Hearts. Up the ante with a few little friendly bets. If you're really adventurous, you could even try strip poker.
Whether it's in your backyard, at a local pool, or at the beach, grab a couple of towels and spend the afternoon sunbathing together and talking.
Catch Fire Flies
Grab a Ball jar and waste away the night time hours catching fire flies like you did when you were children. Bring along a blanket and when you're done, just lay together looking up at the night sky.
Go for a Country Drive
Bring along a few snacks and spend a Sunday afternoon just driving through the country roads.
Whether in your backyard, a secluded pasture, or the beach, lay down a blanket and stargaze together. Get a star chart ahead of time and you can identify the various stars and constellations together.
Rent a Movie
Head to your local video store and pick out a movie (and yummy treats to go along with it) to watch that night while cuddled together on the couch.
Put down a blanket in your living room and have a romantic picnic at home together.
Watch TV Together
Watch your favorite tv programs together just to spend more time together. Spend the commercials making out.