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Sober Summer Dating Ideas

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Whether you are going on a first date or having a date with your loved one, being sober allows you to have fun and remember the good time the next day. Many things to do and places to visit do not involve drugs or alcohol

Here are examples of sober date ideas for you to enjoy.

Sober Summer Dating Ideas

  • Go Museum or Art Gallery Hopping
    Visiting museums or art galleries is a perfect way to begin interesting conversations. There will be plenty to talk about as you and your date explore the different exhibits. If there are several museums or art galleries close to one another, stop for a relaxing cup of coffee or visit an ice cream shop between places.
  • Visit a Local Festival, Street Fair, or Carnival
    Summertime is a great time for local food festivals. Food festivals, such as the Knox County Watermelon Festival or the HobNob Harvest Festival in Terre Haute, offer an excellent variety of fun things to see and do, along with many places to sit and chat while enjoying the tasty food and beverages the festival provides. Street fairs and carnivals are also a lot of fun. Many have rides, performing artists, games, animal exhibits, and booths with delicious street food and items for sale.
  • Visit a Coffee or Tea Shop
    Coffee shops provide a place to sit, relax, and enjoy each other’s company. Some coffee shops provide live entertainment, such as poetry readings, comedians, or music performed by pianists or acoustic guitarists. Others provide books or games for their patrons to enjoy. If you prefer drinking tea rather than coffee, visit tea-tasting salons, boutiques, and high teas.
  • Go Out for Dessert
    Nothing says summer like ice cream. Take a walk in a park and enjoy your favorite ice cream treat as you stroll along. If you would rather enjoy your frosty treat indoors, find an old-fashioned ice cream shop and share an ice cream soda or sundae with your date. Another way to enjoy a dessert date is to visit or make late-night reservations at a restaurant and share a few of their desserts.
  • Spend the Day at an Amusement Park
    Spending the day at an amusement Park such as Disney, Six Flags, or Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari is sure to be fun and exciting. Feel the natural adrenalin rush as you ride the roller coasters. Hold hands with your date on the Ferris wheel. Play games, sample foods, and have fun.
  • Play a Game
    Connect with your date in a competitive, playful way by enjoying a game of ping pong, miniature golf, pickleball, bowling, or frisbee golf. If you and your date prefer board games, Exploding Kittens, Sushi Go, Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes, and Adult Loaded Questions are fun games to play with a date.
  • Visit the Beach
    A great way to relax and enjoy each other’s company is spending time by the water. Walk along the beach, collect shells or beach glass, relax in the sun, or go for a swim. Visit a lake if you do not live near an ocean. Go early and enjoy the beautiful sunrise or go late and watch the magnificent sunset. If you want to watch the sunrise or sunset and do not live by the water, you can experience it in an open field or on a hilltop.
  • Enjoy a Picnic Lunch or Dinner
    Pack your favorite foods and non-alcoholic beverages in a picnic basket. Take a blanket and food basket to your favorite park or rooftop. Even your own yard is a fun spot for a picnic. Enjoy the food and each other as you relax and talk.
  • Enjoy an Outdoor Movie or Concert
    Many communities host outdoor concerts and movies under the stars during the warm weather. Bring lawn chairs or a blanket to relax and enjoy the show. Most places allow you to bring snacks, soda, and water into the park. 


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About the author

Terry Hurley is a retired educational professional and freelance writer with more than fifty years of experience. A former reading specialist and learning center director, Terry loved her years working with children in the educational field. She has written extensively for print and online publications specializing in education and health issues. For the last six years, her writing focus has been on addiction and mental health issues.

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