Anniversary date ideas

Anniversaries are special occasions that call for celebration. It’s one day a year when you can forget about all your worries and spend some quality time with your partner. It’s fun to clear out your schedule for anniversary and plan a special date. Doesn’t matter if it’s the second, 10th or 50th anniversary, there are always some cute anniversary date ideas.

If it so happens you’ve run out of ideas for dates, I’ve compiled a list of fun and cute anniversary date ideas that you can use for your anniversary. These dates may vary based on the different times of the year – some will work all year round while others call for warm weather.

Hopefully you find these anniversary date ideas useful!

At the end of the article you will also find a linked article for anniversary gift ideas.

Romantic outdoor picnic

romantic picnic

For two foodies, who always lovetreating themselves with yummy food, a picnic will be the perfect outdoor date idea. It can be very romantic if the chosen location works in your favor. I recommend thinking of a beautiful place that also isn’t too loud or full with people. Think of a beach, river or maybe a beautiful meadow near you.

Second most important, if not THE most important side of this date, is of course food. Make sure you have tasty foods and drinks that both you and your loved one will enjoy. Get some extra points for their favorite snacks and sweets for dessert. The fact that you pay attention and remember what they like the most will for sure be appreciated.

Trying out a new hobby

mini golf

If many date ideas are already tried out and you’re seriously running out of original things and activities to do, dig deeper. Maybe you can both try something new for the first time together. That way you can both be equally inexperienced in something, which could be super fun. And who knows – maybe you’ll find a new hobby and make a tradition to go do said activity every year or so.

It could be really anything that’s fun to do in a pair. Maybe golfing – I feel like mini golf is super fun, if you haven’t tried that out yet. Other ideas for you to chose from could be mountain climbing, diving, snorkeling, taking a masterclass etc.

Horseback riding

horseback riding

Speaking of hobbies, horseback riding is such a fun one that I thought it deserves its own seperate category. This activity can be done in many different occassions. It’s a fun activity to enjoy with family, with little kids and also with your other half. It can eb a very romantic experience too.

Therefore this activity is meant for any anniversary – doesn’t matter if you’re having your second anniversary or maybe 10th and have kids and family already. Horses are very peaceful animals that will surely make you feel in check with yourself, full of peace and harmony.

Camping or glamping

camping couple

Camping is a fun activity that the couple can both enjoy together. It is definitely meant for those who aren’t afraid to be out in the wilderness. It will be perfect for the kind of couple who love being outdoors, enjoy peace and calm of the nature. On the other hand, nowadays there is also glamping available for those who like being outside but still need their comfort.

According to Google, glamping is a form of camping involving accommodation and facilities more luxurious than those associated with traditional camping. I’ve added a photo of an example of what could be considered as glamping. It’s the modern way of camping and why not chose it – cute, cozy and fun!

Food or drink tasting

food or drink tasting

Thinking of cute anniversary date ideas, some sort of food or drink tasting immediately comes to mind. Just me? It’s similar to the picnic idea, only more fancy. The classic would be a wine tasting. You could both go to a wine tasting, explore some new tastes and notes of wine, while eating amazing snacks and diving into great conversation. The only important thing to consider is making sure none of you drive, and you end up home safe.

There are also fun food tasting events, only you will have to look a little harder for those. For example, I was once attending cake tasting festival. It was super fun and definitely yummy! You could walk around the different caterers and try out their cakes. It was amazing! They not only tasted great but also looked beautiful! It was the whole experience.

Theatre play


If you’d like to take upon a more classy and elegant date idea then a theatre play could be it for you. This would mean dressing up really nicely and going on a fancy date with your other half. If a little bit of culture is what you’re looking for, then you will for sure find it in theatre.

All you have to do is get the tickets way before so you can make sure of getting the best seats and play available. Make sure to check out recommendations too.

Good alternatives to this date could also be a cinema, opera or a concert. And if we’re staying with theatre, then you could also try an improv class. That could be very fun, as long as you’re both brave enough to try it out! 🙂

Explore a new city together

exploring a new city together

Another fun date activity is exploring a new city you both have never been to or haven’t been there for a very long time. Doesn’t matter where you live or where you are from. It’s fun to go to places you don’t spend your everyday life in. It’s a breath of fresh air and a possibility to experience something exciting and fun.

To make it even more fun, don’t find out anything in particular about this city. Just get out at a random bus or train stop, and go from there. See where the people are living, explore new stores and bakeries, check out the parks. It’s such a fun date idea for those who love exploring!

Go to a fun museum

go to a museum

And finally – going to a museum is so much fun. You just have to find the right one that is interesting to you both. Not everybody is into classical art paintings and that’s totally okay. Check out the museums in your area and pick the most fun one.

There are so many cool museums – porcelain museums, firetruck museums, space museums, oldschool car museums, character museums, human evolution museums and so much more.

Hope you found these ideas useful!

Since it’s also common to give a little gift to your significant other on the anniversary, find some in my other articles such as Cute 2nd anniversary gift ideas or Find gift by persons birth date.

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