A local dive-bar can provide a lot more entertainment than a stuffy cocktail joint. Or,when that gets old, you can always play a game of foosball or darts.
Carnivals are one of those timeless traditions that feel just as exciting on screen as they do in real life.
Play some games, eat too much cotton candy, and take a trip on both the ferris wheel Zoos and aquariums are fun options for dates when you want a creative setting—enjoy some light banter under the calming blue lights of an aquarium or trade stories as you take in all of the sights and sounds of the wildlife.
You don't want the game to be too one-sided, so go with something you can really engage in that's well suited for both of you.
Toss around a Frisbee in the park or hit up the basketball court for some one-on-one.
Take a ferry or water taxi to an unexplored part of your city if you want to make it a longer day trip.
Summer is ripe for yard sales and outdoor flea markets.
If you want a less stuffy environment than a dinner setting, where there's mimosas a'plenty and no pressure to stick around for the rest of the day, try going for a day date for brunch on the weekend.
For fellow angsty people, you can at least get the date out of the way and then go about your day instead of sweating it until evening.
This one's not for those who get easily embarrassed, but if you let your adventurous side come out, it's guaranteed to be a fun time.