8 Cupid-Approved Active Date Ideas
If you're sharing the day with someone special, try some of these fun activities. If you're solo, don't pout on the couch alone with a pint of ice cream. Grab a friend and get in on the fun.
Valentine's Day Race1 of 9
Whether you're a seasoned runner looking for a PR or a recreational runner looking for some fun, attached or unattached, get your heart pumping and celebrate Valentine's Day at a race.
Themed runs are especially fun, laid back, and offer tons of entertainment and food. Why not make this Valentine's Day a healthy one?
Sporting Event2 of 9
February is a great time to check out a college basketball or NBA game.
Not into basketball? Head to an NHL game instead.
Sporting events are energetic; they create a common tie (if you're cheering for the same team) or a friendly competition (if you're loyal to opposite sides). If you're not into sports, it's a great way for your date to teach you something.
Bowling3 of 9
Lace up your retro shoes and show off your bowling skills.
Bowling is a great date night for two or as a group, and you don't need to be good to have fun. Many bowling alleys play disco music and use cool lighting effects to liven things up.
Make it competitive: whoever bowls three strikes or has the best score wins a dinner.
Cooking Class4 of 9
Spice up your kitchen skills and impress your friends with new recipes.
Cooking classes, such as Sur La Table's cooking school, are a great way to interact with your partner, or meet new people who are interested in food. You'll pick up new cooking techniques, add tasty recipes to your repertoire, learn how to pair wines with food, and more.
Photo courtesy of Sur La Table
Camping5 of 9
Looking for a chance to get away?
If it's not too chilly, ditch the city and big crowds and reserve a campsite on ReserveAmerica.com. Don't worry if you're not the most experienced camper. Below are some tips that will help.
Hiking6 of 9
Hiking is the perfect chance to enjoy fresh air and breathtaking views while exercising. Whether you're with your significant other or a group a friends, put away the electronics and enjoy trekking a trail near you.
Snow Day7 of 9
If you're in one of the country's colder regions, enjoy a day in the snow.
Whether you're skiing, snowboarding or sledding, there are plenty of opportunities to be active. Afterward, you can cuddle and warm up near a fire with a cup of hot chocolate.
Kayaking/Stand-Up Paddleboarding8 of 9
If you live in a warm region with nearby bodies of water, take advantage of the opportunity.
Kayaking and stand-up paddleboarding (SUP) are fun, easy activities for all ages and skill levels. Not only are they great workouts, they're affordable, too.