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.
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.
Create a Collaborative Spotify Playlist
Download your playlist once it's finished so you can enjoy it when traveling or on your daily commute with no Wifi.
Slow Dance To Romantic Music
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.
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, and your partner takes Sunday. Whip up their favorite dish and enjoy from bed.
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.
Queue Some Romantic Movies
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.
Head outdoors and be active by renting bikes. You'll get a workout in while exploring the great outdoors with your loved one.
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.
Hit the Road for an Unplanned Day Trip
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.
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.
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.