The 33 Most Romantic Things To Do With Your Partner

Rekindle your romance with these activities.

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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 yet 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.

Keep reading for our list of the best ideas for romance this weekend.

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Go to the Farmers Market

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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.

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Pick Wildflowers

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This date is a great way to get outdoors. If you have to hike to find them, you'll get some exercise, too.

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Make a Scrapbook With Photos and Mementos

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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.

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Create a Collaborative Spotify Playlist

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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.

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Write a Shared Bucket List

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Always wanted to go to Italy? Want to try skydiving? Now's your chance to express it and get some plans in motion.

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Slow Dance To Romantic Music

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Whether you go out dancing or just sway together in your bedroom, it's always romantic. If you two have a song, it's perfect for this.

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Take a Bubble Bath Together

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Light candles, fill the bath with bubbles and bath salts, and have some Champagne handy. Is there anything more romantic?

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Take Turns Giving Each Other Massages

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This one is sensual, relaxing, and totally romantic. Set the tone for your massage with candles and rose petals.

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Read Poetry Together

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Do you or your significant other have a favorite poet? If not, this is your chance to discover one jointly.

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Leave Little Love Notes in Unexpected Places

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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.

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Build a Fire and Cuddle

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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.

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Watch the Sunrise Together

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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.

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Make Each Other Breakfast in Bed

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You take Saturday, and your partner takes Sunday. Whip up their favorite dish and enjoy from bed.

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Plan Out Your Dream Vacation

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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 significant other.

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Head outdoors on a clear night and pick out constellations. Light a bonfire or fire pit and toast s'mores, too!

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Cook a Romantic Dinner

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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.

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Queue Some Romantic Movies

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Have you been trying to get your partner to watch The Notebook for ages? This is your opportunity to make a romantic movie night happen.

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Order Takeout and Light Some Candles

Young couple having a romantic dinner at home and drinking wine

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Here's your chance to splurge on those indulgent eats you love with your love. Chinese, pizza, fast food—anything goes!

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Ride a Ferris Wheel

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If there's a local fair or carnival in town, go ride the Ferris wheel. Sneak a kiss at the top.

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Rent Bicycles

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Head outdoors and be active by renting bikes. You'll get a workout in while exploring the great outdoors with your loved one.

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Recreate Your First Date

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If your first date wasn't that memorable, pick one of your earlier dates. Recreate your first moments together and watch the sparks fly.

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Pack a Picnic Lunch

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Take advantage of a warm and clear day and eat outdoors. You can stay as close as your backyard or venture somewhere more scenic.

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Visit a Museum

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You always say you're going to go, but never do. Now's the chance. Whether you love art, history, or science, you can find a museum that fits both of your interests.

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Hit the Road for an Unplanned Day Trip

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Drive somewhere one to two hours away. Get lunch, take in the sights, and take plenty of photos along the way. A killer playlist never hurts, either.

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Play Tourist in Your Own City

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Visit all the places you drive by every day but never take the time to explore. Try a new restaurant. Go listen to live music. Exploring is way more fun with your loved one by your side.

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Get Drinks at a Bar With Live Music

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Dance the night away with your partner. To keep the date going, head to a diner after for a late-night bite.

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Go to a Drive-In Movie

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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.

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Enjoy a Couple's Massage

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Head to a local spa or hotel for a couple's massage. Get there early to enjoy the steam room, sauna, and hot tub.

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Go Wine Tasting at a Vineyard

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If you have a vineyard close by, this can be a day trip. If not, this is your perfect opportunity for a weekend getaway.

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Take a Cooking Class Together

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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.

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Take a Dance Class Together

Happy Latin American couples taking dancing lessons in a dance studio

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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.

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See a Concert

Couple enjoying a concert together

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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.

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Book a Quick Weekend Getaway

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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 make it budget-friendly, you can also opt for a staycation or daycation.

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