Summer is here! That also means love is in the air, and with flowers blooming, days getting longer, and the weather warming up, there are so many ways to take advantage of the changing seasons with your significant other.
Here are some fun summer date ideas, plus options for updating your jewelry wardrobe or giving as a special gift.
1. Play Tourist
Even if you’ve lived in your current city for a while, this is the perfect time of year to explore your surroundings, especially if you’re starting to venture out of the house more and more. Pick an area of town you’ve been wanting to check out, go on a bike ride, try a new-to-you restaurant, or hit up the main attractions and see who can find the cheesiest souvenir. This is a great way to get out and experience what your own city has to offer.
2. Take in a Ballgame
If you and your significant other are sports fans, or simply missed being able to spend an evening at the ballpark last year, a baseball game is an easy and fun date idea and a sign that summer has certainly arrived. Don’t forget the minor league teams! They not only make for a less expensive evening out, but often have fun giveaways, theme nights, and wacky entertainment.
3. Visit the Botanical Gardens
What better way to enjoy all that nature has to offer in summertime than by taking a romantic stroll through your local botanical garden or arboretum? Whether it’s a cool day or a pleasantly warm evening, there’s beauty to be found no matter when you go. Many gardens also offer fun events on their grounds throughout spring and summer, such as art exhibits, happy hours, outdoor concerts, and even opportunities to bring your dogs.
4. Hit the Farmers Market
A true hallmark of summer is the re-emergence of farmers markets. Head to your favorite one together or find a new one, and spend the afternoon together exploring the fresh, local goodies. Another fun idea: Have one person pick out a “secret ingredient” and have the other create a dish using that item when you get home, then switch off next time you visit the market.
5. Have a Date Night In…Outside
If you’d rather just stay home or don’t have time for a big night out, you can still enjoy the nice weather by taking things outside. Have a cookout with your farmers market finds, make it a campout complete with s’mores, or do a sunset happy hour — as long as you spend time together!
The only way to make a summer date even better? A gift of jewelry! Surprise your honey with something she’s been eyeing, or explore our selection and drop a hint (or treat yourself!). These are just a few of our favorite pieces perfect for warmer weather: