It’s so important to continue to date in your marriage. But sometimes, just a movie and dinner night out just doesn’t quite cut it. We need new and different, creative ideas. So I’m here to help you with a list of date ideas for each season. Today, being March 20th is the first day of Spring! So naturally, we should start with some Spring Date Ideas.
Try a New Restaurant that has an outdoor option
Some of our favorites are Cheesecake Factory, Greene Turtle, Ale House, Manor Hill Tavern, Nick’s Fish House, Ouzo Bay, Kooper’s, Coal Fire.
Take a hike and take along a picnic
Explore one of Patapsco State Parks entrances. A favorite of ours is — because it isn’t a super popular spot and so most of the time you have the trail to yourself. Take along some sandwiches, chips, water and some cookies for a stop along the trail.
Head to an outdoor movie
Bengies!! Bengies is absolutely amazing, it’s been a favorite since I discovered it back in high school. Tickets vary from $5-$10 for 3 current movies. You have the option to bring meals from home into the theatre for a $10 a vehicle. Or they have the snack bar full of some yummy meal options (burgers, dogs, fries, etc.). Grab some blankets and chairs, pop the hatchback open or sit in the front seats for a night full of movies. Spring and fall really play well into this date cause the temperature is comfortable. You aren’t allowed to have your car on to keep the a/c going so summer can get a little hot and sticky.
Take a cooking class
Head to a wine bar or a brewery
Take a new gym class together
Explore a Garden
There are so many cool spots in Baltimore or Washington to go and explore when it’s a beautiful spring day. Sherwood Gardens, Rawlings Conservancy, Tudor Place, US Botanical Gardens, Brookside Gardens. Really the list is kind of endless.
Head to the Zoo
Spring’s the best time for the zoo, whether you choose the Maryland Zoo or the National Zoo, go in the spring. Why spring? The temperature is warm enough to wander around outside but comfortable enough that the animals are active.
Most Rita’s if they aren’t open year round, open on the first day of spring. Most ice cream shops wait until later in spring or even early summer to open. So go grab some Rita’s!
Visit Magooby’s Joke House
Who doesn’t love a comedy show? Ok so this is really a year-round activity but why not start the year off with some good laughs.
Check out Top of the World
Why not see Baltimore from the highest point in the city?
Head to our area’s most famous brunch spots, Mrs. Shirleys and enjoy some outdoor brunch and bottomless mimosas.
Explore Terrapin Adventures
Get a bit of an adrenaline rush and zip line and climb around!
Go for a drive
On one of the first warm spring days, jump in the car, roll down the windows, blast the music and just drive around for a few hours. Stop for lunch at a spot when you pass it and see if you discover a new favorite spot to eat.
Go to the Farmer’s Market
Head to the Market to grab some local groceries and make sure to grab some lunch while you explore all the different vendors.
Check out a High School Play
Support the local school’s theatre programs and check out one or more musicals at the high schools. Here’s Howard County’s Schedule.
Wander the Inner Harbor
Head down town and just wander around. Check out the shops and stop for lunch.
Opening Day is March 28th. But why not get in some baseball before you can get your game fix. Purchase a ticket to get a tour of the stadium, it’s a very neat experience.
Explore Ft. McHenry
One of our country’s most famous historical spots and it’s right in our own back yard. We explore Ft. McHenry last year with the hubby’s parents and I had forgotten how neat this place was. Spend a few hours walking around.
Check out the Historic Ships in Baltimore
The hubby and I did this a few years ago and they’re very neat!