Picking a date for you and your special someone can be difficult enough, not to mention on a particularly hot summer day. When it's over, say, 90 degrees out, you might just want to give up on doing anything fun. But there are actually tons of worthwhile ideas to try even when the heat seems like it won't give up.
Here are 35 awesome date ideas for hot summer days.
The best place to go when it's hot out is of course the beach.
If you don't feel like being outside in the heat, two hours at the movies should be a great break.
Spending your money in the air conditioned mall? Sounds good to us.
Get cultured while staying cool in air conditioning by heading to a local museum.
5. Movie Marathon
If you want to stay indoors all day to avoid the heat, pick out movies to spend it marathoning together.
6. Mini Golf
An easy activity like mini golf is perfect for a lazy hot day.
If you're feeling brave enough to spend hours outside in the heat, a nice hike will do you good.
Animals and the warm sun makes for a perfect day.
The zoo or the aquarium are great spots.
If you're hungry and want to drink, spend a few hours at brunch together.
Or if you want to enjoy your food outside, make your own picnic and sit in the shade.
12. Ice Cream Run
Head to your local ice cream shop for some sweet dessert, then retreat back to the air conditioning.
13. Video Games
Unleash your competitive side in the comfort of your own air conditioned home with some video games.
14. Board Games
Or if you're more traditional, board games will do just fine.
Getting tipsy while enjoying the warm weather sounds ideal to us.
16. Escape Room
Challenge yourself mentally while hanging out inside air conditioning with an escape room.
17. Dog Walk
Take your dogs for a nice (and short, depending on how hot it is) walk outdoors.
18. Spa Day
If you're sick of the heat and just want to relax, a spa day might do you both good.
Spend the entire day in the bowling alley. They have food, drinks, music, and more!
If you're sitting inside bored, how about an impromptu photoshoot? iPhones take great pictures.
21. Wine and Paint Session
You don't even need to go to an actual studio for this. Just get the supplies and drinks, and enjoy while in an air conditioned home.
22. DIY Crafts
The possibilities for DIY projects are basically endless.
23. Book Club
Create a book club between yourselves, and spend the day reading.
Spend a few hours in an air conditioned arcade and feel your competitive side come to life.
25. Slip and Slide
If it's so hot you just have to get wet, create your own slip and slide outside and enjoy!
Or if you're content just enjoying the sun, why not take some time to sunbathe peacefully?
27. Question Game
If you're adamant on staying inside, you might get bored. Take turns asking each other questions until you can't think of any more.
28. Complete a Puzzle
This could potentially take days, but it's a challenging activity you can partake in from the comfort of an air conditioned home.
29. Create Bucket List
This is relatively simple to start, but might take you all day to complete. Once you've got a solid list, you can begin your adventures...maybe when it's a bit less hot out.
30. Listen to Music
This might seem like an obvious one, but if it's too hot to go outside, just lay down and listen to some music for a little while. Show each other your favorite songs and add them to your library.
31. Roller Rink
If you've got one around you, a roller rink could be a super fun activity to escape the heat and still get some exercise.
32. Amusement Park
Given the weather isn't too hot for your liking, an amusement park is always a good idea.
33. Beer Garden
Check out your nearest beer garden and have fun drinking in the sun.
This is the perfect activity if you're adventurous and love the water.
And if all else fails, take a nap together! It might be too hot for anything else.