Summer means good friends, sun, and adventure. Its long days and longer nights are the perfect environments for those more adventurous date ideas.

These types of dates are important for your relationship for two reasons. First, taking her on good dates is fundamental to keeping her interested. Second, women love adventure. They want the excitement and anticipation that comes with the adventure.

This post will give you seven adventurous date ideas that are perfectly suited for summertime.


7 Adventurous Date Ideas Designed for Summertime

1. Paddle Board

The best part about this activity is that (almost) no matter where you are in the world, you can do it. Aside from a board and paddle, all you need is a body of water. If you’re both new to the sport, pick a relatively calm lake or river.

2. Little Tokyo, Little Lima, Little Ethiopia, Little Beirut

Stroll through the city, eat actual ethnic food and best of all go into the shops. In the shops you’ll find items you won’t find elsewhere in your city.

3.  Horseback Ride

Horseback riding is normally done with a guide. Because of this, you'll have adventure in a relatively controlled environment. This makes it a great date if you want something a little less crazy.

4. Rooftop picnic

This is one of the more adventurous date ideas on the list.

The date is as its name suggests: find a high point in your city, climb to the top and enjoy the view with a picnic.

5. Bouldering

If you haven’t heard of bouldering, it’s basically a miniature version of rock climbing. Climbers ascend small rocks or boulders (name makes sense now, huh?) without any ropes or anchors.

6. Archery or Shooting Range

There’s something about weapons and destruction that really brings couples together.

Pack a lunch. A nice finish to this date of destruction is a calm lunch together in a spot overlooking the damage you did.

7. Swap Meet

Swap meets are one of the most underrated and underutilized adventurous dates.

8 Adventurous but Free date ideas

Going on an adventure doesn't have to cost a ton. You can actually find adventurous dates that are cheap or free. These free date ideas give you the chance to do something out there with your partner that doesn't have to leave you missing rent for the month.

8. Lock your gadgets in a vault and see how long you can stand it

At this point, just trying to get to work without GPS can be an adventure for some of us.

9. Explore the history of local urban legends through online research

Learn everything, then explore the locations.

10. Bathe in a waterfall

It's about the most romantic image imaginable. And super adventurous to boot.

11. Explore an ice bar

The drinks may cost a bit, but the experience is free (and chilly).

12. Survive a day eating only using coupons

Those coupons may take you to some wild places.

13. Sunrise and morning picnic

There's no reason a picnic has to be a tame lunch.

14. Have rooftop date

A rooftop can feel like the most private place in the world, even in the center of a city.

15. Try skinny dipping

All it takes is a private location and both of you indulging your adventurous streak.

9 fun adventurous date ideas

Not every adventure is actually fun. Some can be a real pain. If you want to make sure your partner actually enjoys your adventurous time together, use these fun date ideas. With these ideas, you'll get your blood pumping and have a blast while you do it.

16. Kayaking

Get out on the water and see natural beauty from a whole new perspective.

17. Mountain biking

Get the heart pumping and take those bikes far beyond where your feet would lead.

18. Fencing

Learn to sword fight just like in the movies.

19. Go on an unplanned road trip

Just pick up and go and see where the car takes you.

20. Participate in an escape room challenge

See if you can complete the tasks together and escape!

21. Gate crash someone else's party

Make new friends and get into some wild situations.

22. Try slacklining

It's a real challenge, but a fun one. And you can do it anywhere.

23. Get up early and watch the sunrise together

Add in a crazy, relatively close but remote location for extra adventure.

24. Visit a shooting range

Let out your inner cowboy (and cowgirl) side together at the shooting range.

10 Romantic Adventurous Date Ideas

Did you know that adrenaline rushes could cause arousal? You might want to consider taking your significant other on an adventure-filled date.

The best part? We've done all the thinking for you and have put together a few great romantic date ideas for you.

25. Explore a Random Point on a Map

Pick a random location and go see what's there!

26. Go Sand Dunning

That should make for a thrilling experience.

27. Go Mud Sliding

You will get dirty, but it's super fun.

28. Play Hide-and-Seek Somewhere Unexpected

Take your date to your local mall, the nearby forest, or another surprise location, and start playing.

29. Try Water Sports

From diving and water skiing to windsurfing and rafting, the list is practically endless.

30. Have a Food Fight

Soft, ripe tomatoes are our weapon of choice.

31. Throw Paint at a Canvas

You might create a masterpiece!

32. Have a Water Gunfight

Is there anything more fun to do on a hot summer's day?

33. Race Go-Karts

Challenge your date to channel their inner Fast & Furious energy.

34. Go Rock Climbing

As a bonus, the two of you will get to enjoy the view from the top together.

10 Adventurous 3rd Date Ideas

Going for a coffee and a fancy dinner make for great first and second-date activities.

For date number three, though, you want to take the excitement up a notch.

Our suggestion? Take your partner to an adventurous (and unforgettable!) date using our 3rd date ideas.

35. See Who Can Run the Fastest

Are you both joggers? Then why don't you race down your street or in the local park?

36. See Who Can Make the Best Cocktail

Turn your kitchen into a makeshift bar and challenge your date to show off their mixology skills. Let's see who can make better Margaritas!

37. Play Laser Tag

Take your date to a laser tag park and start firing away.

38. Go Tandem Bungee Jumping

If that doesn't get your partner's heart rate up, we don't know what else will!

39. Go Skydiving

This one is not for the faint of heart, but it will definitely make for a date to remember.

40. Sign Up for a Scavenger Hunt

There should be groups that organize scavenger hunts in your local area.

41. Try Hopscotch

It'd be fun to see if you both still remember the rules.

42. Sneak into a Hotel Pool

If you manage to sneak past the lobby, it should be smooth sailing from there.

43. Take a Helicopter Ride

If you two are not afraid of heights, a helicopter ride makes for a super romantic and adrenaline-filled date. Plus, the view from above is gorgeous.

In Conclusion

These seven adventurous date ideas are all perfect for a warm summer day.

Break away from the standard dinner and a movie and do something a little different this summer. If you need more ideas, check out our post, “37 Adventurous Date Ideas,” here.

Photo Credit 2: Shubert Ciencia on Flickr