No matter how many years it’s been, the same two questions come up every year before your anniversary, “What should we do?” and “Are we doing anniversary gifts this year?” Surprise your partner by having a plan for a romantic anniversary activity or getaway ready to go. Thinking of creative activities to do together can be half the fun, but when you’re stuck for ideas it can be a real challenge. First, think about whether you want a relaxing or adventurous experience, then decide if you’re staying local or heading off to a new destination. That will help you narrow it down.
For longer trips or to celebrate a milestone anniversary, you might be interested in sneaking off on a romantic getaway. As great as a fabulous vacation sounds, a staycation can be just as fun. Don’t forget a unique anniversary gift that your special someone will adore. Here are some ideas for fun places to go for your anniversary whether you plan to stay local or head somewhere new.
1. Stay At A Bed And Breakfast
You don’t have to travel far to enjoy the relaxation of a weekend getaway. Choose a nearby bed and breakfast to stay for just one night. Taking yourself out of your everyday routine will spice things up and give you time to focus on each other.
2. Picnic At The Park
If your anniversary is during the warmer months, pack a picnic and head to the local park for a romantic date. The best part is that it’s nearly free!
3. Relax At The Spa
Everyone could use a little R&R every once in a while. Find a spa that does couples’ treatments like massages or even mani-pedis, and sit back and relax together
4. Revisit Your First Date Spot
Whether it was dinner or drinks (or both!), recreate the magic of your first date for your anniversary. If you live together, spice things up by getting ready solo and meeting up at the location rather than driving there together.
5. Hit The Open Water
Whether it’s a lake or the ocean, if you’re fortunate enough to live near a body of water, head out to enjoy it together. Take kayaks for an adventurous date or rent a boat for a more leisurely time.
6. Hit Up The Farmers Market
Come up with a meal you can make together and head to the local farmer’s market to find the ingredients. You’ll feel in touch with each other after the whole process of picking everything out and cooking the meal.
7. Play Games
From arcades to mini-golf, there are tons of games you can play that aren’t too far from home. Hit a couple in one night to make it a friendly competition all night long. Loser buys the winner a drink!
8. Catch The Sunset Together
Is there anything more romantic than a sunset? Look up a local spot that’s best for viewing the sunset and once you’re there spread out a custom blanket or even just stay in your car to watch the sun go down.
9. Go On A Coffee Date
If your anniversary is on a weekday, a quick coffee date might be all you can squeeze in. As a popular meeting spot for first dates, it might even spark that new relationship excitement between you.
10. Go On A Mini Road Trip
Have you always wanted to visit the small town close by, but haven’t gotten around to it? Make a day of exploring somewhere new together by going on a quick road trip.
With a little forethought and planning, you can have a romantic anniversary date that’s fun, cheap and special wherever you are. Break out of your usual routine and try something new every year to keep your love story interesting.