Winter Date Ideas to Heat Things Up

BY: Groupon Editors |Jan 24, 2014

During the winter months, even humans have to fight the urge to hibernate, hiding away from the frigid temps. But while staying in might seem romantic, it also gets boring, real fast. So before cabin fever sets in, dig into our winter date ideas that go beyond the standbys of dinner and a movie.

Brave the Outdoors

  1. Strap on skates at an outdoor ice rink.
    Holding hands with your honey as you glide along the ice is a wonderful way to renew your bond.

  2. Cuddle up in a horse-drawn sleigh ride.
    Take in the snowy scenery on a romantic sleigh ride, as lovers have done for decades, making this one of the most timeless winter date ideas.

  3. Explore the winter wonderland on a cross-country skiing excursion.
    For winter dates more social than downhill skiing, you'll get a workout and still be able to chat about the scenery or what to do for dinner.

  4. Reel in a great catch during a day of ice fishing.
    Bundle up for an afternoon in the open air and see if you can bring home dinner.

  5. Traipse the landscape on snowshoes.
    For a winter date activity that's a little less strenuous than cross-country skiing, and still gets you out in the fresh air.

  6. Go sledding.
    Careening down a snowy hill isn't just for kids

  7. Visit a nearby winery.
    Learn how grapes grow up to become wine and adopt a bottle for your very own.

Stay Inside

  1. Craft a new project at a pottery class.
    You'll bond over learning a new skill, and take home something to put your hot cocoa in.

  2. Join forces at a cooking class.
    Put your compatibility to the test as you collaborate on creating a delicious meal.

  3. Sweat it out at a hot yoga class.
    When the thermostat's cranked up to 105 degrees, you'll forget the freezing temps outside.

  4. Relax together during a couples massage.
    Winter-weary muscles melting under the manipulations of seasoned therapists make this great for winter dates.

  5. Learn some new moves in salsa dancing lessons.
    Sizzling hot dance moves will definitely bring you closer together.

  6. Watch a basketball game.
    Winter brings the height of the season—cheer for the home team in one of the most bonding winter date activities

  7. Get your creative juices flowing at paint night.
    Tote along a bottle of wine and find out how cute your date looks cute with paint on their nose.

  8. Let comedy bring you closer.
    Because the couple that engages in rip roaring laughter together, stays together.

  9. Learn your fortune.
    Find out whether your love is in the (tarot) cards.


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