15 Fun and Budget-friendly Outdoor Date Ideas

When spending time as a couple, we’re often surrounded by nature. I guess this is why writing about outdoor date ideas seemed so perfect. And yes, we do enjoy a nice dinner every once in a while.

But most of the time, the idea of spending time outdoors and discovering historic sites is really what excites us the most.

And for outdoorsy couples just like us, this list of date ideas will definitely motivate you to explore the outdoors.

Fun Date Ideas for Outdoorsy Couples

Although this list includes some of the things we enjoy the most, we’re positive that these outdoor date ideas are also perfect for you and your significant other.

These are also great options when you’re wanting to do something fun and different.

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1. Walk on the Beach

One of the most popular activities to enjoy outdoors, with or without company. A walk on the beach is a great way to connect and spend quality together.

walk on the beach fun date ideas

🏖️ Tip: The best time for a walk on the beach is around sunrise or sunset times

2. Sunset or Sunrise Watching

Going out to watch the sunset, or the sunrise is an amazing experience to enjoy as a couple.

Additionally, the romance behind the idea of watching the sunset together will have you loving each other’s company more intimately.

sunsets in orlando

3. Go Camping or Glamping – these are both romantic and fun date ideas!

If you love the outdoors, then camping is the way to go. If you love camping but need certain accommodations, then glamping would be your best option.

couple glamping fun date ideas

Either way, both of these experiences are fun date ideas, especially for special occasions like anniversaries or birthdays.

4. Go on a Road Trip

Going on a road trip with your couple can give you some of the best experiences together! Spending time on road trips can help you build better communication and strengthen your relationship.

road trip with your couple

5. Do a Walking Tour

Walking tours and ghost tours are super fun! The best thing is that you can do them in any city of your choice.

We both love exploring St. Augustine on foot. We’re also very fond of doing walking tours in smaller towns with a rich history.

ghost tour fun date ideas

To explore different walking tours in Florida, you can use the Florida Stories App.

This app is pretty much a tour guide in the palm of your hand! First, you select the city you want to visit.

Then, you can begin the free walking tour that provides great details about landmarks and highlights around.

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6. Go on a Kayaking Tour (day or night)

Even if you’ve never been on a kayak before, going kayaking as a couple is super fun and an amazing experience!

We highly recommend doing a tour instead of doing it on your own, especially if you’re not experienced with kayaks.

couple kayaking fun date ideas

If you’re looking for a romantic night out, then a bioluminescent kayaking tour is the way to go!

7. Attend a Festival

Many festivals are going on year-round that can make for a great day or night out.

Art, Jeep-related activities, and food & wine fests are super fun to go to. Check for festivals happening in your area for a perfect date on a weekend. 

In addition to the aforementioned festivals, several events cater to those interested in historical reenactments, such as medieval festivals.

These types of festivals often feature performers and vendors dressed in elaborate medieval costumes, as well as various demonstrations of traditional crafts and activities.

Jeep beach festivals in florida

If you’re a history buff or just looking for a unique and entertaining experience, attending a medieval festival can be a great way to spend a day out.

Many of these festivals also offer opportunities for attendees to dress up in their own medieval costumes, allowing you to fully immerse yourself in the experience.

So, whether you’re interested in art, cars, food, or history, there’s likely a festival out there that will pique your interest and provide a memorable day or night out.

8. Visit a Farm

Farm tours are so much fun! And if you think these are only for kids, think again! A farm tour is a great idea for a peaceful date.

If you’re both animal lovers, this is something that you should definitely try at least once.

woman carrying a baby goat

9. Go on a hike – one of our top fun date ideas!

If you ask me, I would say that hiking is always a great outdoor date idea. Hiking together will create a stronger bond between you and your partner.

couple hiking in florida

It’s also deeply motivating and gives you the space for great conversation.

Hiking with your couple is a great way to disconnect from work and take some time to enjoy the little things in life.

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10. Visit a Historic Site

Whether you’re a history buff or not, historic sites are always fun to visit. Depending on the site you’re visiting, this can be a whole day trip.

historic sites in orlando

In Florida, historic sites like Fort Christmas, Fort Matanzas, New Smyrna Sugar Mill Ruins, and the Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse, are fun places to visit during the day.

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11. Experience a Winery

When thinking about outdoor date ideas, wineries deserve your attention, even for non-drinkers. Visiting a winery with your significant other is a whole different vibe and it even feels romantic in a way.

Here, you can enjoy some wine tastings, walk around the grounds, and take pictures of beautiful scenery.

winery date ideas for couples

12. Attend a Carnival / State Fair – one of the most fun date ideas!

Dates with your partner should include activities that can bring you closer as a couple. Additionally, they should be filled with fun and laughter!

carnival outdoor date ideas

There’s no better way to achieve this than by going to a carnival. The stuffed animals, cotton candy, fun houses, and amusement rides, are very entertaining. 

13. Be a Tourist in Your Town

You don’t have to travel far to explore new places together. There are many spots right within your town that you might’ve never visited.

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Most of the time, these can be hidden gems or lesser-known places. For instance, there might be a state park close by that you haven’t been to.

You can also revisit your favorite places within your area.

14. Visit a Food Truck Fest

When going on a date with your partner, you’ll most likely end up enjoying some type of food.

If you’ve decided to go out during the day and want something casual, a food truck fest is a great idea. Besides having plenty of food options to choose from, it can also be fun.

food truck festivals in orlando

Check your local area for any food trucks that are taking place.

15. Go on a Citrus Grove Tour

What’s more outdoorsy than a citrus grove? Even though this is the last one on the list, don’t be fooled because this is one of the most fun date ideas for outdoor lovers.

citrus grove tour fun outdoor date ideas

If you visit during the citrus harvest season, which begins in November and runs through May, you can even pick your citrus/oranges!


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Yanitza Ninett
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Yanitza is one 1/2 of the Next Stop Adventures dynamic duo with 15+ years of hiking experience and adventure travel. As a PADI-certified Scuba diver, she's also passionate about ocean conservation. When she's not exploring the great outdoors, Yanitza obsesses over The Vampire Diaries and dreams of traveling to Spain.

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