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Reading Trip

Go to a bookstore, each pick an interesting book and read them to each other.

Kite Flying

This activity from your childhood is much more fun that you remember it being!

Bake Something

Show your date your culinary skills and bake something delicious!

Gingerbread Houses

It doesn't have to be Christmas time to make gingerbread houses. See who can make the best house.


Go Caroling – even if it's not Christmas.

Kid Olympics

Put on an Olympics for little kids.

Outdoor Film

Grab a laptop or portable device and watch a video outside under the stars. If you want to make a scary movie even scarier watch it in the woods!

Caramel Apples

Make caramel apples, it is just as good and a lot more fun!

Breakfast For Dinner

Make your date breakfast for dinner.

Pumpking Carving

Make your own designs on a piece of paper and then carve them into pumpkins.


Dress up like clowns and be in a parade.

No Talking

Go on a date where neither of you can communicate verbally (this might not be too hard in some situations).

Progressive Dinner

Have a progressive dinner with a group of friends where each couple is in charge of a certain portion of the meal.


Dress up like a robber and “kidnap” your date. Rush in with a group of friends stealing him or her away to some fun activity.

Bow and Arrow

Go into the woods and get flexible sticks. Get bailing twine or some kind of strong small rope and make bows. Then have target practice with them.


Make a fire and make smores.

Treasure Hunt

Set this up beforehand, writing clues on pieces of paper and leaving them all around town. Each clue should lead to the next, and at the end a grand prize. You’ll have a blast driving around! It’s best if the places and clues are meaningful to the two of you.


Go to an elementary school playground and play tag or swing on the swings.

Celebrity Date

Have everybody dress up like a different celebrity.

Mountain Biking

Take a scenic bike ride up the canyon or take your date down an intense trail. Click above for more info.

Night Bike Ride

Take a stroll on your bikes at night. It is tons of fun and a perfect way to spend a summer night!

Broom/Pillow Hockey

Play hockey with a broom indoors. Also try playing with a volleyball and pillows.

Work Out

Do your muscles a favor and get some blood pumping through them.

Around The World Ping-Pong

This requires more than 2 people. Each person hits the ball once and then runs around to the other side of the table to hit it again. If the ball is missed just once you are out.


Playing croquet is a great group date activity. To spice it up a bit thry playing at night with flashlights.

Relay Games

Play a number of different relay games with your date competing against other couples.

Hide & Go Seek

Get a group together and play hide and go seek in a park. Click above to find the nearest park to you.


Try playing tennis on some outdoor courts.

Skittle Bowling

Get a bag of skittles and make each color represent something different (ex: red=spin three times before bowling etc). Click above to find the nearest bowling alley.

Ultimate Frisbee

Ultimate Frisbee is one of the best games to play with a group of people. Click above to find a park near you.

Baseball Game

Go to a local professional baseball game. Click above for more info.

Three Legged Soccer

Play three-legged soccer against other couples.


Put a towell over the ice block and slide away down the hill. Click above to find a park near you.

Water Balloon Volleyball

Grab some towells and play water balloon volleyball.

Frisbee Golf

If you like golf and frisbee you'll love Frisbee Golf. Click above for more info.

Poetry Reading

These can be a lot of fun, especially if you have a poem you can go up and read.

Meet the Grandparents

Double with your grandparents for dinner and play some fun date games with them.


Go to a local planetarium and learn about the stars or just go star gazing at night. Click above for more info.

Visit A Rest home

Visit some of the elderly at a nearby rest home it's a great way to hear some great stories.

Test Drive Cars

Go to a dealership and test drive a car you've been eying. If you want to spice it up a bt act like you are engaged or married.

Parks & Gardens

Go to a local park or garden and walk around. Click above to find a local park or garden.

Dollar Date

Go on a date where you can’t spend more than a dollar. The possibilities are endless!

Rock Skipping Contest

Have a rock skipping contest at a lake!

Donate Blood

Donate blood at a local blood bank.

Make Treats For Friends

Make treats and take them to your friends or neighbors. To spice it up put them on the door step, ring the doorbell and run away.

Dollar Movie

Go to the dollar movie theater. Click above for times and more info.

Sidewalk Art

Buy some chalk and draw pictures on the sidewalk. Write messages to people who will be walking by.

Slurpee Run

Go get a slurpee at the Seven Eleven or local Quickie Mart.

Boat Race

Sail paper boats down a canal. Use crayons on the bottom to make them waterproof.

Egg Rolls

Race hard boiled eggs down a hill.

Pool Hop

Pool hop from complex to complex seeing how many you can hit in one day.

Share Pictures

Look through each others photo albums and get to know one another better.

Paper Airplanes

Make paper airplanes and see whose goes further.

Scenic Drive

Go on a scenic drive in the mountains. Click above for more info.

Ring Shopping

Pretend like you are getting married and go shop for rings.

Toe Painting

Paint pictures using only your toes.

Whipped Cream Fight

Have a whipped cream fight using the cans to spray each other.

People Watch

Go people watching and just observe how people act around each other.


Buy a coloring book and crayons and have a coloring contest.

Sound Scavenger Hunt

Have a sound scavenger hunt with tape recorders. Race against other couples.

Garage Sale/Ebay Date

Go garage sale hopping and try to find the best deals then sell them on Ebay. Use the money you make on your next date.

Historic Cemetery

Visit the cemetery in downtown Salt Lake where a number of prominent LDS leaders are buried.

Christmas Lights

Drive around and look at Christmas Lights. Click above for more info.

Bird Watching

Get a book at the library and then go bird watching.

Car Work

Work on the car. Learn or teach your date how to change the oil.

Welfare Square

Take a tour of the LDS Welfare Square and see how much humanitarian work goes on.

Go For A Walk

Believe it or not, going for a walk at night can be really romantic...give it a try.

Watch The Sunrise

Get up early and watch the sunrise together.

Cozy Read

Read a book in front of a fire or snuggled up in the blankets.


Paint or draw a portrait of each other.

Temple Square

Go to the visitors center on Temple Square, watch the movies, learn about the history of the LDS church.

Church Activity

Bring your date to a church activity. It is already planned and payed for.

Musical Instruments

Sing a song with the guitar or piano or play any other instrument for each other.


Make a snowman together.


Build a snow cave or snow fort together and then have a snowball fight.

Collect Food

Collect canned food for the food bank.

Hike The Y

Hike the Y. If you hike it at night time, lie upside down and view the valley lights. If in th morning, watch the sunset.

Play Board/Card Games

Gather a group of people and play games together.

Personality Test

Ever wonder if you and your date are really compatible? Find out what the experts think by taking an online personality test. The Meyers-briggs test, for instance, not only tells you which of the 16 personality types you are, but also gives you suggestions of what kind of jobs are for you and which people you are compatible. You might find out more about your date than you would by just talking to them. If you aren't too serious, then you can always have a fun group date with the funnier tests like "which fruit would you be" or "what kind of parent are you" or "what is your intellectual IQ?"