If you memorized your anniversary date and are here looking for unique date ideas, then congratulations. You are part of the 50% of men who don’t forget it every year.
Being thoughtful goes a long way, that’s why we’re here to help you earn some big bonus points for making that day special.
If you’re not the best at spontaneous romance or gift-giving, then keep reading. This list of date ideas should win over your partner’s heart and make the day fun for the both of you!
Revisit Your First Date
This is a date idea that you can probably get away with only every five years or so, so don’t rely on it too much. Nostalgia is definitely a powerful mood though, so taking your partner back to the same restaurant or picnic where you first dated is a great move.
Get Fancy at a Hotel or Restaurant
If it is within your budget, start planning for your anniversary date early on so that you can treat your partner with a fancy night out. You can’t go wrong with a nice room at the Hilton or a high-end restaurant. Don’t worry about being cliche, a great dinner and room with a view always works.
Pamper and Cater
Unique date ideas don’t need to be random or esoteric. A simple day at the spa, a country club, or salon is really endearing.
The best part is that you can either do it as a couple or book the day for your partner alone and still win points. Obviously, going as a couple is ideal, but if you’re not into it, the pampering won’t be turned down.
Rock Out Together
If there’s a big festival or favorite band on tour around your anniversary date, make your date a memorable one. Music is the soundtrack of our lives, after all. Tying in music with your anniversary makes it easy to relive it again and again.
Just remember, if you plan on partying hard that night, make sure you find reliable transportation to get you to and from home.
A Breath of Fresh Air
We saved the most spontaneous for last, and we can promise your partner won’t see this one coming. Take them on a hot air balloon ride for your anniversary! The thrill, the tranquility, and the sights that come with a ride are incomparable.
If you’re out west, Aerogelic Ballooning is among the best in the Arizona and New Mexico regions. You can go for a ride over the most iconic rock formations or maybe even join others in a big festival of balloons, filling the skyline.
Explore More Unique Date Ideas
The most important part, no matter where you decide to go with your loved one is that you make the day special. That means no working, no social media scrolling (sharing the day is fine), and no phone calls out, unless it’s an emergency.
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