During the spring and summer months, it’s easy to find fun dates for you to enjoy with your spouse, especially if you live in a temperate climate. Fall and winter can be a bit more challenging. The weather may force you indoors, and if you’re cooped up too long, just being in the same space with your partner can feel like World War 3.
I’ve compiled a list of five fall/winter date ideas, ranging from quiet and relaxing to bold and adventurous. Hopefully, there’s a little something to appeal to everyone.
1. Sleigh ride and hot chocolate. Baby it’s cold outside, but that doesn’t mean you need to stay in. A horse-drawn sleigh ride with a mug of steamy hot chocolate is a romantic way to spend a snowy afternoon. Plus a little bit of fresh air will do wonders for your health and mood.
2.Explore museums. Most metropolitan areas offer an array of museums. The colder months are a perfect time to do some exploring. Feeling artsy one day? Local colleges often have art exhibits for free. Science and technology museums can be fun for the geeky type to enjoy. Or get in touch with your inner child at an aquarium. You’d be surprised how easy it is to be amazed even as an adult.
3. Indoor water park. Speaking of getting in touch with your inner child, if you’re feeling especially adventurous, look for an indoor water park. What better way to remember summer fun than zooming down a water slide? You’ll go home feeling refreshed and ready for whatever comes your way.
4. Apple picking. A great way to spend a crisp autumn day is apple picking. Taste test the different kinds of apples and savor the beautiful orchard with your partner. Then enjoy the fruits of your labor by making something tasty when you get home. Apples are just about the most versatile fruit for cooking. If you’re not into cider, try a homemade pie or apple sauce. Bonus if you can find an old family recipe.
5. Movie marathon by the fire. Not an outdoorsy person? Cozy up under a fuzzy blanket, pick out your favorite movie series, and enjoy a relaxing night indoors. I recommend the Lord of the Rings Trilogy or The Pirates of the Caribbean if you’d like some adventure. The Twilight Saga is a cute romance series. Or go for the classics with Indiana Jones or Star Wars.
Whether you’re braving the chilly air or staying indoors, you can still have a magical time with your spouse. The important part is sharing your lives and giving each other the time you both need and deserve to reconnect.