Coming up with romantic date night ideas can be hard when the weather is perfect and the sun is up past four in the afternoon. So when the temperature dips and there’s snow on the ground, it can feel nearly impossible to come up with date ideas for couples. But it doesn’t need to feel that way. Just because high winds and freezing conditions make a long walk on a lakeside beach a less than exciting prospect doesn’t mean there aren’t plenty of options for you to raise the temperature on your relationship.
Winter Wonderland Date Night Ideas
Just because it’s cold outside doesn’t mean you need to hunker down indoors and wait until March to peak your head out. There’s plenty of great stuff for couples to do together in the great outdoors. Building snowmen, making snow angels, having *friendly* snowball fights, or building a secret snow fort hideaway can be a great way to recapture your youth or, if your date is from a warmer climate, introduce someone you care about to the best parts of growing up with winter weather.
If you’re athletically inclined, cross-country skiing can be a great couple’s workout that doubles as a way to take in the beauty and grandeur of a winter landscape. And if you both want some adventure in your life, there’s always the fun of sledding or downhill skiing and snowboarding. But no matter what outdoor activity you do together, the best part of playing outdoors in the winter is coming inside.
Warm Belly, Warm Thoughts
A great way to bond as a couple is to cook together. Whether making a whole meal, putting together a yummy, gooey treat, or trying out a fancy new cocktail recipe, working together in the kitchen is a super fun way to spend time together whether you’ve been together for a long time or are just starting out.
When you’ve been together for a while, experimenting with new flavors and recipes can be a fun way to share something that’s new to both of you. When you’re just starting out, it can be a way to introduce your favorite flavors and some of your personal history and preferences to the new person in your life. And if the food doesn’t work out you can always order in or head out for a night on the town.
Cold Nights, Hot Times
Cabin Fever is real. There comes a point where you just get sick of sitting in your place. So while a couples movie night can be a great time and cozying up to fire (whether real or a video you’re playing off the internet on a loop) and reading a book can be delightful, there comes a time when you just need to go somewhere awesome.
The Exchange & Alibi Lounge is a perfect date night destination. If you want to dance, they’ve got amazing DJs. If you want to drink and socialize, they’ve got multiple bars. If you want to go somewhere a little more private, they’ve got the best VIP section and bottle service in Minneapolis. And with a prime location downtown, you’ll never have to worry about the availability of taxis or rideshares so you don’t even have to worry about staying sober to get home safely.
Whether you’re making a day of it outside in the snow, bonding over a hot stove and great food, or enjoying the best nightlife in the city, there’s no shortage of great ideas for couples in the winter. If you’re getting to know each other or if you’re growing stronger together, the time is right to have a great time. Don’t let the weather freeze out your romantic fun!