It can be difficult to think of new and exciting date ideas, especially when you’re in a long-term relationship. Sometimes a dinner date is out of budget, and a movie night at home doesn’t quite fit the celebration. It’s time to think outside the box and do something a little different for your anniversary this year. Celebrate your relationship so far and spend some quality time with your loved one.
Here are our top six-anniversary date ideas for couples who want to mix it up a little.
1. Go on a Mini Road Trip
Get out of your hometown and go on a road trip for the day. You could drive for a couple of hours to visit a quaint village or waterfall you’ve always wanted to see. Or, you could explore your local area and drive to some new places. If you want to be super romantic, you could organize a treasure hunt for your partner and visit your favorite date spots. For example, you could leave direct one clue to where you had your first kiss and another to where you ‘I love you.’
2. Weekend Getaway
Hop on a train and visit a romantic city like Edinburgh for the weekend with your partner. Explore Scottish history at Edinburgh Castle and indulge in a shopping day down Princes Street. Edinburgh is a great place to celebrate your love together and talk about what the future holds.
3. Visit a Nearby Beach
Everyone likes a trip to the beach. Just make sure to look at the weather beforehand, so you don’t get caught in the rain! Grab some fish and chips, ice cream, and tip your toes in the sea.
4. Do a Brewery Tour
Switch up your classic drinks date and head to a brewery tour instead. Try different lagers and ciders, learn about the brewing process, and delicious pint afterward. You might end up buying an at-home brewery kit to continue the fun after your anniversary as well!
5. Take a Cooking Class Together
Research a few cooking classes in your area and choose one that takes your fancy. You could spend an evening learning how to cook authentic Thai curry or an afternoon rolling sushi. You can combine forces and cook the meal together in the class or compete against each other and see who can make the best meal.
6. Go Hiking
A hike through nature is the perfect way to celebrate your anniversary. Pack a small picnic and a flask of coffee to enjoy at the top of the mountain. You could go hiking in a new location or in a sentimental spot that means something to both of you. If you choose a picturesque spot, it might just be the perfect destination for a proposal as well.
Make your anniversary this year one to remember!