Are you tired of doing the same old things with your girlfriend each week? Are you both looking for some new things you can try together as a couple? If so, you’re in luck. There are plenty of things that you can do together – things that you may not have thought of before. Below is a list of just 6 fun activities you can try together. Test a few of them out, and see which ones you like!
Try Paddle Boards
Another great outdoor activity is paddle boarding. Paddle boards are long and wide boards – like surfboards – that you use on calm water. Rather than laying down flat on the board, the user stands up on it, and uses an adjustable length paddle to power and propel the board. Using a paddle board is a great upper body and core workout, which gives you the opportunity to relax on the water. Best of all, when the weather is hot, you can simply jump in the water to cool off. To get started all you need to do is shop for a paddle board 2 pack, then find your nearest body of water, such as a calm lake or bay. Sunrise and sunset are the best times due to calm waters, few boats and the romantic setting at golden hour – great for taking selfies!
Go for a Hike
Hiking is a great activity for a few reasons. First, it’s great exercise. After walking through the woods or up a mountain for a few hours, you’ll really start to feel the sweat coming from your body. Hiking is also a great chance to get away from the stress of everyday life. You can put away your phones for a few hours, ignore your work emails and Twitter feeds, and just enjoy being surrounded by nature. And third, hiking is essentially free. No matter where you live you can likely find some great hiking trails within driving distance that don’t cost anything to enter. This means you can spend a nice day with your girlfriend outside without having to spend any money.
Solve an Escape Room
Do you like solving puzzles? Are you a fan of things like riddles, mystery books, and crossword puzzles? If so, you and your girlfriend will love an Escape the Room challenge. With escape rooms, a group of people are “locked” in a room, and must solve a series of clues in order to get out in under an hour. Escape rooms are a great way to spend an hour, give your brain a great workout, and reasonably affordable. If you know some other people who might like this you can go as a group, or you can join a random group at the location. It might sound awkward, but once that door closes and the timer starts, everyone becomes focused on solving the mysteries in order to win.
Take a Painting Class
For those couples who want to do something a little more creative, consider taking a painting class. There are many places that offer things like Wine and Painting nights, where participants can crack open a bottle of wine and learn how to paint. These places provide everything you need to get started with your painting (besides the wine), and at the end of the night you get to bring home your finished product. If you’ve ever wanted to learn how to paint, or you think this is something your girlfriend might want to do, look for some local classes or events in your area.
Have a Boardgame Night
Want something a little more relaxed? Feel like staying in? Host a boardgame night! Boardgames are a great reason to invite over a few friends or family members. There are so many games to choose from that you can definitely find something everyone will enjoy. You can grab some classic party games like Pictionary or Taboo, some slower strategy games like Risk, or something silly like Pie Face. Your options are practically endless. Check out these board game ratings to help you decide on which one is right for your group.
Go on a Road Trip
Finally, if you want to get away, consider taking a road trip. Road trips are a great way to bond with your significant other. You can share new music with one another, visit different destinations, and form memories that will last a lifetime. Think about where you’ve always wanted to go, plan out a route, and then hit the road.
As you can see, there are plenty of things you can do with your girlfriend to change things up. If you haven’t done something on the list above, make some plans to try it out. You may find a new activity that you both love and that you can do over and over again.