Date Night Ideas for Married Couples

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Date Night Ideas for Married Couples. We love these date ideas,  because they are fun, cheap or free!  Who loves Date Nights!? I do!
I wrote these date night ideas for married couples, but the truth is they are great for all couples. Married or not. Enjoy!

Date Night Ideas for Married Couples

I love Fall weather. The crisp mornings are my favorite, but I love the colors of the changing leaves, bonfires, sweaters and hot cocoa!

Who loves date nights? Me!! 
Who doesn’t get them in as often as I’d like? Me!! 

I asked some friends of mine what would be some good ideas for Fall Date Nights with their spouses. Here is what we came up with. Let me know if you have one to add to the list.

Fun Date Night Ideas for Couples

1. Visit a Pumpkin Patch.

 Most pumpkin patches have some fun things to do such as a corn maze, petting zoo and more. You might get lucky and find one that has a pumpkin catapult. Check out this website for a Pumpkin Patch near you.

2. County Fair or Festival

Have some fun playing the games, winning a gold fish, eating funnel cakes and sitting real close together on the Ferris Wheel. Hold hands while walking and taking in the scene. Share a corndog and a drink. 

3. Bonfire
Cuddle up together in front of a bonfire, talk, laugh and enjoy a s’more together. Spending time collecting sticks for the fire, laugh at how messy s’mores can be, and warm each other up by cuddling by the fire. 

4. Hayride
Enjoy the conversation and cuddle time with an evening hayride in the cool evening air. Count the stars and your blessings as you enjoy the night out together.

5. Nature Hike
Get some fresh air and enjoy the view on a nature hike or walk. Hold hands, bring a picnic and enjoy some hot cocoa. The view on a hike can be amazing!! Don’t forget your camera so you can capture the moment and view.

6. Visit the Zoo
It’s fun to bundle up in the cooler weather and walk hand in hand looking at all the Zoo animals. Enjoy each exhibit and the conversation with each other. 

7. Picnic Outdoors
Find a nice spot in the woods, field or by the lake and enjoy some warm soup and a hot cup of tea or coffee together. Look up at the clouds and day dream. Talk about your future goals, hopes and dreams.  

8. Horseback Riding
Find a stable that offers easy trails through the woods and enjoy the scenery together. Top it off with a picnic.

9. Pay it Forward
World Kindness Day usually falls in November. Do something together that is kind for someone else. Examples: work in a soup kitchen, deliver meals to shut ins, collect coats and take them to the nearest shelter, change the oil in a single moms vehicle. 

10. Stay In
Make a picnic on the living room floor in front of the fire place or grab a movie and cuddle on the couch. Pop some popcorn and enjoy the evening indoors. 

11. Star Gazing
Bundle up together, outside on a blanket, and watch the stars. See if you can recognize any of them by name. Enjoy some hot cocoa or tea. 

12. Drive In Movie
Buy some popcorn and soda, recline your seats and enjoy a movie right in the privacy of your own car. 

13. Flea Market
You might find some great deals at the flea market. Enjoy the nice weather by walking around, holding hands and shopping. Talk and explore together!

14. Leaves!
Rake the leaves in your yard together, play in them and rake them up again. Have a leaf throwing fight! Laugh together. 

15. Target Practice
Go to your local indoor or outdoor firing range and shoot off a few rounds. Make it a fun competition to see who shoots at the bulls-eye. 

If all else fails, put a movie on in the living room for the kids and have a date night in your bedroom. Don’t forget to lock the door. **hint hint.

Just being real, sometimes, it is hard to get away. And you need to make that connection time happen when and where you can. 

Date nights are important in our marriages. We must let go of the day to day stresses in life and have fun together as often as we can.

Do you have any Date Night Ideas for Married couples that I should add to the list?

Creative Date Night Ideas for Couples


Be playful! Laugh. Talk. Be silly. Remember why you wanted to marry your spouse in the first place. Be loving. Speak your spouses love language. Forgive each other. Pursue each other. Make your spouse a priority! Flirt! 

Share this with your friends and family who need the reminder!


Starla Jimenez


Date Night Ideas for Married Couples

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  1. Mandee Pogue

    September 9, 2014 at 3:19 pm

    So many adorable Ideas! Studhubs and I are ALL ABOUT stay in date nights!

  2. Starla J.

    September 9, 2014 at 3:20 pm

    Studhubs! Love it! I may have to switch from hubby to StudHubs. Thank you for stopping by!

  3. [email protected]

    September 9, 2014 at 3:43 pm

    Great ideas Starla. Lord only knows we need a date night around here 🙂

  4. Starla J.

    September 9, 2014 at 3:43 pm

    Me to! I have to sit down and make this happen! LOL

  5. Sailorchronos

    September 9, 2014 at 7:27 pm

    I should keep these in mind. Hubby and I haven't been out on a real date in ages because we're just too busy.

  6. Starla J.

    September 9, 2014 at 9:17 pm

    Life can get ahead of us really fast!

  7. Crystal

    September 9, 2014 at 9:40 pm

    These are great. We love to go to the beach when the weather gets a little cooler and look for shells. We find we can walk a lot farther when the sun isn't heating things up as much. Plus when the waves are rougher, the water stirs up some of the harder to find shells : )

  8. Starla J.

    September 9, 2014 at 9:41 pm

    Love that idea. We've never been to the beach during weather. We'll have to try that. Thank you!

  9. Limeade Gal

    September 9, 2014 at 10:52 pm

    Wonderul ideas! It's been years since I went to a Pumpkin Patch! Have to put that on the to do list this Fall. Thanks for sharing 🙂 and reminding to make time for our spouses :

  10. Starla J.

    September 11, 2014 at 1:28 pm

    I love going to a pumpkin patch!! Fun!!

  11. Carrie This Home

    September 11, 2014 at 6:34 pm

    These are great ideas, Starla! I'm excited for the fall weather to start so I can spend time cuddling up to my hubby! Thanks for the great date night ideas!

  12. Fruitfully Living Life

    September 11, 2014 at 7:13 pm

    Thank you for sharing! Fall weather is the best for going on adventurous dates with the hubs!

  13. Starla J.

    September 11, 2014 at 7:30 pm

    Get those date nights in! We need them. 🙂

  14. Starla J.

    September 11, 2014 at 7:30 pm

    You are so welcome! Thank you for stopping by! Have fun!

  15. Jess

    September 11, 2014 at 7:33 pm

    These are great ideas!

    Thanks for joining the Link Up this week! Don't forget to enter the $25 Starbucks giftcard giveaway!

  16. Starla J.

    September 11, 2014 at 7:34 pm

    Thank you! I think I entered but I will double check.

  17. Brittany at Equipping Godly Women

    September 12, 2014 at 4:44 pm

    Cute ideas! Pinning for the day when we ever get regular date nights again! 🙂

  18. Marlys (ThisandThat)

    September 15, 2014 at 11:04 pm

    Fall is my favorite season.. best time to cuddle.. Just wished that hubby wasn't 600 miles away.. SU

  19. Diann

    September 15, 2014 at 11:49 pm

    Wonderful ideas. Stumbled this post. 🙂

  20. Starla J.

    September 16, 2014 at 12:00 am

    Wished mine wasn't away as well. Such is the military life! 🙂 Thank you!

  21. Starla J.

    September 16, 2014 at 12:00 am

    Thank you so much!! I appreciate it.

  22. Stefanie Called His

    September 17, 2014 at 8:34 pm

    This is SO cute 😀 I love these ideas. We live in a town with not a lot to do besides party, which my fiancee and I are very much homebodies. Thanks for these cute ideas 😀

  23. Starla J.

    September 17, 2014 at 8:36 pm

    I hope these might help you get out and enjoy the Fall weather!

  24. Victoria

    September 19, 2014 at 4:54 pm

    Love this. Thanks for the great ideas!

  25. normaleverydaylife

    September 24, 2014 at 3:36 am

    Fall is my favorite time of year and being outside on a cool evening with a fire sounds great! #wakeupwednesday

  26. Candy

    September 24, 2014 at 12:16 pm

    Love these ideas! We're always looking for ways to strengthen our marriages and those of our readers. Thanks so much for sharing your creative date night ideas with us at Coffee and Conversation. FYI: We featured your post this week. 🙂

  27. Jenna Brussee

    September 26, 2014 at 3:38 pm

    I love Fall date nights the best! There are so many fun things you can do outside when the weather is so nice. This list is great! My boyfriend and I are already planning to do a lot of the things you suggested.

  28. Laurel

    September 26, 2014 at 4:23 pm

    We desperately need a few date nights this Fall. Now I have some great ideas to recommend! Thanks!

  29. Rebecca O

    September 26, 2014 at 4:56 pm

    stopping by from the linkup – these are good ideas! Especially love the star gazing one – the stars are so much clearer and bright in the crisp fall air! 🙂

  30. Starla J.

    September 27, 2014 at 3:49 am

    Have fun!! Enjoy! Thank you for stopping by!

  31. Starla J.

    September 27, 2014 at 3:50 am

    Yes, one of my favorites to. 🙂

  32. Mrs.AOK

    October 3, 2014 at 5:20 pm

    These are all awesome fall ideas! I just adore fall <3
    Stopping via the Shine Blog Hop

  33. Jennifer - The Deliberate Mom

    October 4, 2014 at 1:42 pm

    I love these ideas! I love fall too!

    My oldest daughter is going to a Girl Guides camp near the end of October. I'm hoping to arrange care for my youngest so the hubby and I can have some much needed time alone. I might have to pick a couple things off of your list!

    Thanks for sharing and linking up to the #SHINEbloghop.

    Wishing you a lovely weekend.

  34. Jennifer Snead

    October 4, 2014 at 8:33 pm

    My husband and I went for target practice a few weekends ago! It was nice being outside and spending time together! Great ideas!!

  35. Magnolia_Mom

    October 5, 2014 at 12:12 am

    Such a great list and a great reminder. We try to go on a date once a month. Life just gets too crazy sometimes.

  36. Victoria Virgo

    October 5, 2014 at 1:55 am

    Hi – these are all such cute ideas to share with a loved one. And you don't have to spend a lot of money to have a fun time 🙂

  37. Jenny

    October 5, 2014 at 12:35 pm

    OK, love the fair…hate the ferris wheel! And target practice is so much fun. We live on some land so we can literally step out the back door for target practice.

  38. Barb V

    October 9, 2014 at 4:39 pm

    Oh I sooo love this post. We've moving at the speed of sound here and need to stop and spend sometime together. I love that all these are ideas are so doable on the spur of the moment. Thank you!

  39. Heidi

    October 10, 2014 at 4:20 pm

    We haven't been on a hayride since we were dating (almost 20 years ago)! Pinning this!

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