6 Active Winter Date Ideas

It’s almost Valentine’s Day! I know it’s probably half and half of who loves it or who could care less about it…but for those of you who do enjoy V-Day, I’ve got some fun and active winter date ideas for you. Chances are, dinner on Valentine’s Day will be crowded and expensive. If you forgot to make a reservation, then these ideas will be perfect for you ;)

6 Active Winter Date Ideas

  • Rock climbing - I’ve only done it once and I keep meaning to go back. I was pretty nervous and didn’t think I’d be able to get up to the top but it was such a thrill! If you go together, you can race each other to the top. A little competition is always fun!
  • Take a fitness class - Since it’s winter, I wont’ recommend running a 5K as I usually would (but if you like winter running then definitely go for it). Both of you can try a new fitness class together. Something I’m curious about is MMA style classes. Pick something you both will enjoy and go sweat together.
  • Ice skating - Another thing I’ve only tried once and probably won’t do again. I was awful at it! It took me 30 minutes to do one lap on the rink. Dan ended up skating alone lol. But, for those of you who skate or are more adept at it than I am, it’s a great workout! I was actually pretty sore the next day. Go ’round and ’round while having great conversation.
  • Go to a local sporting event - This one isn’t so much as active for you but just going to something active. Dan and I love going to hockey games, but I also enjoy going to local events at colleges. Last week I went to my community college’s basketball game, and it was great to support those students. I really want to go to a Rutgers gymnastics meet this season too! Find a new sport you both haven’t been do and go check it out.
  • Bowling - Who doesn’t love bowling?? I’m a competitive person so any date like this is right up my alley. I mean, I’m not amazing at bowling or anything, but this is always a fun date night.
  • Something in the snow - I’m trying to convince Dan to go to Vermont with me at some point this winter. Being outside in the snow can be such an active thing, and not necessarily just skiing! Neither of us ski, which is why he’s hesitant, but I want to try a bunch of other activities, like snow tubing, snowmobiling, snow shoeing or cross-country skiing. Then afterwards you can go relax in a nice hot tub! Sounds perfect to me.

What would you add to the list? I always love new date night ideas!

What will you be doing for Valentine’s Day? We have a wedding that day so that will be really fun :)


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  1. One of the things I love most about living on the west coast of Canada is being able to do almost the exact same outdoor activities in the winter as in the summer!

    Lots of great ideas here. Thanks for sharing!
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  2. You could always just go out for a walk and and a coffee stop to share a treat.

    I love snowshoeing. It is very easy for a beginner to pick it up, too.
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  3. Ice skating is a great idea! So many places to do that in NYC :)
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  4. Bowling is always fun! Haha! (That was one of my awkward “first date” activities when I was in high school! Hahaha!) But Ice Skating is awesome too! Love that!
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  5. Love these! There is a new rockclimbling place that just opened up close to home that I am trying to talk my hubby into :)
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  6. Love these! There is a new rockclimbling place that just opened up close to home that I am trying to talk my hubby into :)
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  7. “Vermont must be beautiful this time of year…all that snow….brisk!”
    I definitely need to find a winter sport, you definitely have to be intentional about activity in the winter here in MI. Going to Vermont sounds incredible! I almost killed myself skiing once, but it was fun!
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  8. Its been years since the last time that I went bowling. I used to go all the time with my friends when I was in high school, but have barely gone since then.
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    • My friends and I used to go every week in HS as well, because Tuesday’s were 25 cent games. I really should go more often – such a cheap date night idea!

  9. I love the active fitness dates idea! The local running room here is hosting a free 5km on Valentines Day which I love.
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    • Free 5K? I’d totally be down for that! There is a 5K in my town Saturday too but I just don’t know if I feel like running in 10 degree weather…hmmm…

  10. Such great date ideas! I really want to tackle rock climbing next, but I can’t seem to find a free weekend! I need to get going on that!
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  11. Very creative ideas, love it! Steve and I will have to try some of these……just maybe not now….I am too scared of hurting myself for the marathon. Love the idea of rock climbing, that could be a great date idea :)
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    • lol I know what you mean…I want to do a mud run this year with Dan but it will be in the summer during marathon training so idk. You never know what would happen!

  12. Love this list of suggestions for an active winter date night! I need to find a local sitter so I can escape with my husband… sans kiddos ;)

  13. I love going bowling vs say doing just dinner and a movie. You get to trash talk and see how the person reacts when they win and when they lose. I would be miserable at a sports event b/c I do not really like watching sports but if the couple love the same team that would definitely be ideal.
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  14. Yes, come on up to Vermont! We have SO MUCH SNOW. And more coming this weekend! I feel like I’ve spent the entire month of February shoveling, haha!
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    • So I’ve heard! My friend’s BF has a house in VT and he said this past weekend was “the best conditions in a while” for skiing/snowboarding. I really want to visit!

  15. Now I need to find a date because they all sound like fun to me!
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  16. I love this post! My husband and I used to go biking together a lot (when we lived somewhere with good weather ;) ) and also hiking is super fun to do as a day. Hike somewhere and have a picnic.
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