52 Date Night Ideas


Two weeks ago I went to my best friend’s bridal shower and presented her with a book of 52 Date Night Ideas, one for every week of her first year of marriage. Here is a list of the ideas I gave her. Do you have any other great date night ideas? Share them in the comments below!


  1. Happy hour at Cannons
  2. Spend an afternoon looking at open houses and planning your future home
  3. Bike ride to Kaylanis by North Beach
  4. Pack a picnic dinner (with wine and beer) and head to the Montage in Laguna. You can park for free on the street and walk down to the park with picnic tables or go all the way down to the beach.
  5. Bowling night at Bowlmor or Lucky Strike
  6. Walk the beach trail in San Clemente and end with drinks at Fishermen’s
  7. Evening at Downtown Disney. Get dessert at
  8. Hot air balloon ride at the Great Park in Irvine.
  9. Beach day
  10. Movie night out
  11. Themed movie night in. Pick up dinner that goes with the theme of the movie you’re going to watch.
  12. Split an ice cream sundae at Farrell’s ice cream parlor.
  13. Shop at the local farmer’s market then go home and make dinner together.
  14. Go stargazing at the Griffith Observatory
  15. Play naked Twister, strip poker, or any other sexified game.
  16. Go rock climbing at the YMCA or Rock City in Anaheim Hills
  17. Go to Top of the World in Laguna Beach an watch the sunrise or sunset
  18. The first Thursday of every month there is a free art walk through the art galleries in Laguna Beach. Spend a night looking at spectacular art.
  19. Play Frisbee golf at Huntington Beach Central Park or Frontier Park in Tustin.
  20. Go snorkeling in La Jolla
  21. Hike through Saddleback Mountains
  22. Flip through hard copy and online travel magazines and plan a big anniversary trip
  23. Enjoy drinks, appetizers and a comedy show at Encore Theatre in Tustin. Tickets are only $10.
  24. Build something together. Ikea furniture, a model car, a 3D puzzle, anything!
  25. Go on a whale watching tour out of Dana Point Harbor
  26. Go wine tasting out in Temecula
  27. Go kayaking in Newport Beach
  28. Laugh off the week’s frustrations at the Improv Comedy Club at the Spectrum
  29. Explore the tide pool at Crystal Cove
  30. Head down to the South Bay Drive-In in San Diego for a movie experience under the stars.
  31. Go line dancing at InCahoots in Fullerton. They give free lessons at 7:30 and 8:30 on Friday nights.
  32. Head to Starbucks with a board game or puzzle and spend an evening sipping your favorite drinks and playing games. It’s also fun to do this in the lobby of the Grand California Hotel.
  33. Hike, bike ride or take Dakota for a long walk on Back Bay Loop in Newport
  34. Enjoy live music by local bands at The Observatory in Santa Ana. Tickets are usually $10-$20.
  35. Enjoy drinks and a stunning view at the Rooftop Lounge in Laguna Beach
  36. Fighting? Put a halt to the verbal aggression and go fight each other in a game of laser tag at Laser Quest in the Kaleidoscope.
  37. Take a free cooking class at Whole Foods
  38. Movies under the stars
  39. Free concerts
  40. Food truck fair at the OC Fairgrounds every Wednesday
  41. Take a day trip to Catalina
  42. Look up at performances at OCPAC. They have
  43. Go play in the arcade at the Balboa Fun Zone


  1. Go to an Angel game-
  2. Head out to the football stadium for a professional, college or high school game
  3. See the Christmas lights at the Ritz Carlton
  4. Take a culinary trip around the world at the Orange Street Fair- labor day
  5. Celebrate Oktoberfest at Old World Village in Huntington Beach- sept- oct
  6. Now that the weather is starting to warm up, tackle that long over due home improvement or cleaning project. Then celebrate by going out for sushi.
  7. During the off-season, it’s fairly easy to get a camping spot last minute. Spend a weekend at Casper’s Park, Bolsa Chica State Beach, San Onofre or O’Neill Regional Park
  8. Watch the boat parade at the Dana Point Harbor

About britheblogger

I am an Orange County native who is closer to 30 than 20, prefers comedies to dramas, loves healthy food and crap food equally and believes bad days can be cured with a walk on the beach. Mother to a very smart, funny, energetic and opinionated blue eyed toddler. Nanny to a teen who is athletic, sarcastic, intelligent and always looking out for the underdog. Wife to a man who serves his family selflessly, is incredibly handy and an amazing cook. We have four rules in our home: love God, love each other, eat In N Out and always cheer for the Angels.

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