Check your local paper or its website for upcoming free concerts. For shows in the park, pack a picnic basket and blanket so you can dance and dine in the same place.
Even for city-dwellers, a wooded area or hiking trail is almost always within a 30-minute drive. Pack your hiking boots or a comfortable pair of sneakers, two large bottles of water, and a small snack (unless you’ll be hiking all day, in which case, go all out with sandwiches). Find trails near you on Trails.com.
Street or County Fair
Whether it’s a pie bake-off on a farm or a falafel stand in the city, street and county fairs are great places to sample food and soak up the local flavor. You just might find some cool gifts.
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Break out of your normal dinner-and-being-couch-potatoes date routine and start training together. We recommend the Rocky theme song (aka “Gonna Fly Now”) to get you two inspired. Bonus: The endorphin rush is also a turn-on.