No matter what stage you're at in your relationship, it's important for couples to carve out special time for one another. Whether it's regular date nights, saving up for a big event, or indulging in the little things as often as you can, all these romantic acts nurture your relationship and keep your bond strong. To help you rekindle the romance, we've rounded up romantic things to do this weekend—and beyond. Ideas span from simple but special activities that won't break the bank, to more splurge-worthy experiences that will take some worthwhile planning. Most importantly, we've listed a number of romantic ideas that don't cost a penny and don't need a reservation. Make these pastimes with your partner a priority, and keep the love burning.
Here's our list of the most romantic things to do this weekend.
Go to the Farmers Market
Pick up some fresh produce, then go home and cook something seasonal together. If they offer food trucks or stalls at the market, you can eat there, instead.
This date is a great way to get outdoors. If you have to hike to find them, you'll get some exercise too.
Make a Scrapbook With Photos and Mementos
Spend the day making a scrapbook including old ticket stubs, photos, and love notes. If your relationship goes the distance, you'll want this one day.
Create a Collaborative Spotify Playlist
Whether you're heading on a road trip or just like to listen to music at home, you'll need a good playlist. Blend your tastes to create one you both love.
Download your playlist once it's finished so you can enjoy it when traveling or on your daily commute with no Wifi.
Write a Shared Bucket List
Always wanted to go to Italy? Want to try skydiving? Now's your chance to express it and get some plans in motion.
Slow Dance to Romantic Music
Whether you go out dancing or just do it in your bedroom, it's always romantic. If you two have a song, it's perfect for this.
Take Turns Giving Each Other Massages
This one is sensual, relaxing, and totally romantic. Set the mood with candles and rose petals.
Read Poetry Together
Do you or your S.O. have a favorite poet? If not, this is your chance to discover one jointly.
Leave Little Love Notes in Unexpected Places
If you're headed out of town, this is always a great idea. Let your loved one know you're thinking of them, even when you aren't around.
Take a Bubble Bath Together
Light candles, fill the bath with bubbles and bath salts, and have some champagne handy. Is there anything more romantic?
Build a Fire and Cuddle
When it's cold in the winter, there's nothing better than snuggling by the fire. Make some hot chocolate to up the cozy vibes.
Queue up Some Romantic Movies
Have you been trying to get your partner to watch The Notebook for ages? This is your opportunity to make it happen.
Watch the Sunrise Together
Wake up early and catch the sunrise. If you're up for it, stay up all night in anticipation—it'll only heighten the romance.
Make Each Other Breakfast in Bed
You take Saturday, your partner takes Sunday. Whip up your S.O.'s favorite dish and enjoy from bed.
Plan out Your Dream Vacation
Have you been dreaming about a summer escape to Greece or a winter ski trip? Use your night in to finally make those plans with your S.O.!
Head outdoors on a clear night and pick out constellations. Light a bonfire or fire pit and toast s'mores, too!
Cook a Romantic Dinner
Save money and have a romantic night in. To make it more fun, pick out a complicated recipe and try making it for the first time together.
Order Takeout and Light Some Candles
Here's your chance to splurge on those indulgent eats you love with your love. Chinese, pizza, fast food—anything goes!
Ride a Ferris Wheel
If there's a local fair or carnival in town, go ride the Ferris wheel. Sneak a kiss at the top.
Get outdoors and get active by renting bikes. You'll get a workout in, and get to explore with your loved one.
Recreate Your First Date
If your first date wasn't that memorable, pick one of your early dates that is. Recreate your first moments together and feel all the feels.
Pack a Picnic Lunch
Take advantage of a warm and clear day and eat outdoors. You can stay as close as your backyard, or venture somewhere more scenic.
Visit a Museum
You always say you're going to go, but never do. Nows the chance. Whether you love art, history, or science, you can find a museum that fits both of your interests.
Hit the Road for an Unplanned Day Trip
Drive somewhere 1-2 hours away. Get lunch, take in the sights, and take plenty of photos along the way. A killer playlist never hurts, either.
Play Tourist in Your Own City
Visit all the places you drive by everyday but never take time to explore. Try a new restaurant. Go listen to live music. Exploring is way more fun with your loved one by your side.
Get Drinks at a Bar With Live Music
Dance the night away with your partner. To keep the date going, head to a diner after for a late-night bite.
Go to a Drive-In Movie
If you can find one within driving distance, there's nothing more romantic than a drive-in movie. Plus, it's much more private for stealing kisses mid-show.
Enjoy a Couple's Massage
Head to a local spa or hotel for a couple's massage. Get there early to enjoy the steam room, sauna, and hot tub.
Go Wine-Tasting at a Vineyard
If you have a vineyard close by, this can be a day trip. If not, this is your perfect opportunity for a weekend getaway.
Take a Cooking Class Together
You've always talked about learning to make pasta. Now you can actually do it! Plus you'll have a go-to meal to make for your next date night.
Take a Dance Class Together
You or your partner might have two left feet, but that makes it so much more fun, right? Pick a style out of your comfort zones and enjoy some laughs and romance.
See a Concert
If your favorite band is playing nearby or there's a festival in town, it's a great opportunity for a date. Make memories listening to your favorite songs.
Book a Quick Weekend Getaway
Whether you head to a cabin in the mountains or a beach paradise, traveling with a partner is both memorable and romantic. If you want to get it budget-friendly, you can also opt for a staycation!