It's almost the long weekend! While Memorial Day is first and foremost a holiday designed to honor the boys and ladies who died serving in the military, for a lot of people it also symbolizes the start of summer. The elements is warmer and also the odor of barbecue is incorporated in the air. A good advantage of the great vibes and plan a date?
If you're hoping to celebrate Memorial Day with someone cute with you, here are some fun, simple and inexpensive date ideas for the long weekend.
- Attend a parade together.
Keep in mind that Memorial Day does have an objective besides celebrating the unofficial oncoming of summer. But that doesn't mean that you have to pay your respects alone. Most towns host a Memorial Day parade, so why not create a date from it? Bring some lawn chairs, snacks and revel in watching the parade pass. You never know, it might spark some serious nostalgia for days of past — no very bad thing when you're trying to generate romance.
- Pair coffee with art.
Feeling artsy? Skip your usual chain coffee host to choice and discover a quirky, independent cafe in your local area (bonus points if there's some interesting art on the walls!) For the perfect indoor/outdoor date, grab your coffee to visit and spend a special afternoon wandering around small local galleries. If your area does not have a thriving art scene, visit a local museum and permit the exhibits to spark conversation.
- Enjoy some frozen treats around the boardwalk.
Nothing is more summery than having a cone along the boardwalk. No boardwalk in your area? No problem. Get some ice cream together at the favorite stand or truck and go for a laid back stroll with the park. It's simple, summery and sweet (literally).
- Plan a picnic in the park.
Outdoor picnic weather is finally here! Head to the grocery store to seize provisions (bread, cheese, wine and your favorite salads) and scope the perfect picnic spot. Spread out the blanket and take in the fresh spring scenery around you. If you're looking for something a little more private and romantic, why not turn it into a backyard picnic under the stars? “I find romantic picnics completely unimpressive” – said no one ever.
- Take a mini journey together.
With the long weekend upon us, there exists a little more time on our hands. Why not use this being an chance to have a mini journey together? Choose a long drive. Check out that antique market two towns over that you have always wanted to visit. Head out towards the country and go wine tasting in a local vineyard. After some creativity, the options are limitless.
- Make it a seaside date.
For many areas of the country, Memorial Day signals the start of beach and pool weather. If you're feeling daring, pack a swimsuit and relish the water together. You can even take it up a notch and plan a chuckle water activities.
- Pay it forward.
If the warm and fuzzies are what you are after, ditch your usual date plans and donate the money to assist a present member of the military. Not just is choosing items for a care package an enjoyable method of getting to understand your date, it will also make you feel like you made a positive effect on another person's life — an all-around win/win.
- Avoid the rain at a board game cafe.
Not all Memorial Day the weekend is hot and sunny. The elements has been pretty unpredictable lately, therefore it is not unreasonable to create plans for an indoor date. Going to a game cafe during an early summer rainstorm is a superb way to revisit those cozy afternoons of the childhood whilst getting to know each other over a handful of rounds of Trivia Pursuit.
- Watch a baseball game.
Nothing says “summer night” like an evening at the ballgame. Not have the cash for a Major League game? Look at your area for minor league games with cheaper ticket prices. It does not really matter who's playing when you have refreshments, fun conversation and your date with you.
- Host an outdoor BBQ for 2.
Who doesn't love barbecue? Take the typical Memorial Day backyard BBQ and turn it right into a fun date night for two. Grill your favorites and enjoy a backyard date while in the comfort of your backyard. Finish the night time off with some beers or a bottle of wine under the stars.