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65 Couples Activities & Fun Things to Do that’ll Make You Feel Closer Than Ever

Have you gotten bored with your relationship? Then you need to mix things up by finding some new couples activities. Here are 65 great ideas to try.

Couples Activities

It’s all too easy to fall into the same old routine as life goes on. We often end up doing the same things, at the same times, every single day. That’s why you need new couples activities to do!

Relationships need work and by allowing old patterns to cause boredom in your union, you’re going to find that you’re doing more yawning when you’re together than laughing. 

It’s time to put the spark back into your relationship by trying a few new things together and enjoying couples activities you’ve never done. 

Who knows, you might find a brand-new activity that you love or you might find that you end up laughing together so much you forget the point! [Read: Top 50 date ideas to keep your relationship exciting and fun all year long]

How do couples activities help couples bond?

Spending time together means that you’re both putting in the effort to build and grow your relationship.

If you don’t spend time together and do couples activities, even if that is just sitting down and having a coffee together, you’re going to find that you slowly start to drift apart. 

When that happens, it takes a major effort to pull things back in the right direction. [Read: Couples bucket list – the best picks you need to have in your relationship goals]

By trying new activities together and making time for one another in general, you’re bonding. This is important even if you’ve been together a while, because as humans, we shift, change, and evolve. 

The difficulty comes from thinking about what to do. When you’re put on the spot, you’ll find your mind goes blank and you end up going back to the same activities you’ve always done together. 

That’s when everything becomes boring! By trying a few new couples activities, you light the flame of newness in your relationship and things feel fresh once more. [Read: How to be romantic and sweep your girlfriend off her feet]

Shouldn’t everything a couple does together be fun?

Nope. And if you think that is what your relationship should be like, you are very mistaken. Relationships take work, they take effort and communication. That is what makes them so rewarding. 

Plus, when you share your life with someone, that means the good and the bad. With that being said, falling into a boring rut is not rare. 

You may enjoy your partner’s company so much that just doing nothing seems fine. [Read: The art of keeping your dates exciting!]

But lacking that effort to get dressed up, make plans, or just get off the couch can reflect on your relationship in other more serious ways. So, finding fun things for couples to do together is a must-have.

The best couples activities that’ll keep things exciting and fun for a long time to come! 

So, what can you do together? Let’s check out a few couples activities you might not have thought of before. You’ll see that some are quite basic, but when you don’t have to try so hard, the conversation is free to flow!

1. Try a restaurant you’ve never been to before

How many times have you been to the same tried and tested restaurants? Do you end up ordering the same things? Do you sit at the same table? How boring! [Read: 20 really fun things for couples to do to get out of the relationship routine]

You might love the food, but how can you be sure that you’re not missing out on something amazing elsewhere? Do some research into new restaurants and make sure you head somewhere new on your next date night.

2. Or actually eat dinner together at home

No, this doesn’t mean with the television on. We’re talking about eating at the table like an actual couple. [Read: 30 things for couples to do at home with zero boredom involved

Many people don’t have the time to sit down and eat with their partner, but if you make time, you won’t regret it.

You can eat at home or even go out if you want to, but you’ll notice a huge difference in the way you communicate if you do this.

3. Cook or bake together

Well, why pay all those extra dollars for a piece of cake when you can just make one yourself? Okay, this is a great idea if you’re on a budget, but let’s be honest, baking together is super cute. [Read: Cooking as a couple – romantic tips and date ideas to have fun together]

Creating something together is fun, but when you’re creating something to eat, it can turn out to be a quite sensual experience! Of course, you need to try and keep the stress out of the situation, so do your best not to micromanage or take over. 

You get to show off your teamwork while also getting to eat your baked goods. A true win-win for everyone.

4. Do some exercise together

We all know that exercise makes you happy through endorphins and all that. In addition to this, exercising together is also a great way to go and get some fresh air and do something outside of your normal schedule.

Exercise can be fun, especially when you’re doing it with someone else. Head outside and go for a run in the sunshine or join the gym together and try and outdo the other one! 

Keep the competition to a minimum however, this is supposed to be fun, after all. Plus, you can cool off with a joint shower afterward. [Read: How to make shower sex sizzle]

5. Stargaze in the garden

Is there anything more romantic than looking up at the stars? Grab a blanket and some cushions, a bottle of wine maybe, and some snacks. [Read: Outdoor sex – 24 best, hottest, places and ways to make it less risky]

Lay down and enjoy each other’s company, checking out the stars. Who knows, you might see a shooting star you can make a wish on! 

6. Learn a new language together

Choose a language you’ve both always wanted to learn how to speak and go for it. Download an app and practice together. [Read: 15 most romantic phrases from different languages]

If you want to make things a little naughty, you can learn a few bedroom-related words and whisper sweet nothings in another language! 

7. Go on a day trip somewhere local

Why not go out for the day and enjoy a little sightseeing together? Keep it local so there isn’t a huge amount of travel that could make you both tired. Seeing something new together is one of the best couples activities out there. [Read: 59 fun things to do on a road trip and create awesome memories together]

8. Talk, like really talk

How often do you get to sit down and have a real conversation? Probably not that often. We’re all so preoccupied with work and the million other tasks we need to do, that we forget to communicate with our partner. 

Out of all the couples activities, having a real conversation is one of the most valuable and will certainly help you bond. [Read: 30 very naughty questions for couples to keep the sexy spark alive]

9. Take a dance class together

Sure, this sounds like something your grandparents might do. But there is a reason they are still together and happy. Dancing is a difficult skill to acquire. It takes practice, a lot of teamwork, and trust.

Dancing is also a fun activity and there are countless different types of dances out there. Why not join a class and learn together? It’s exercise, it’s sexy, and if all else fails, it will be funny!

Facing this challenge together will reignite your excitement and build your trust. Not to mention it is actually a lot of fun. Have you watched Dancing With The Stars? [Read: What to do when your relationship feels like a friendship]

10. Or, just go out dancing

If you don’t want to learn a dance in a class, you could go out dancing together and just enjoy some music and let your bodies sway in time! 

Who knows, if the music is a little sexy, it could lead to another most well-known couples activities!

11. Do some volunteering together

Doing a good deed helps you to feel good and lifts your mood, so when you do that with your partner, you’re both going to reap the benefits. [Read: How volunteer work can actually heal depression]

You could head to a local charity and help out or go to a food bank, help build a house, or even help clean up the ocean. The list is endless. 

There is so much help this world needs right now. What could be better than helping the earth, others, and your relationship?

12. Go to the zoo

Who doesn’t love a day out at the zoo? It’s a chance to pretend you’re kids again and enjoy watching the animals and joking around. Choose a sunny day and head out there for a date day. [Read: 20 very unconventional date ideas are will be loads of fun]

13. Play ‘never have I ever’

Have a few drinks, make yourself comfortable in the living room, and enjoy a fun-filled game of “never have I ever.”

You might learn something brand new about your partner and you’re sure to find yourselves laughing more than once. [Read: Conversation games – 15 ridiculously funny games for a great time as a couple]

14. Go to a comedy show

Laughter is serious bonding, so it makes sense that going to a comedy show is one of the best couples activities around. Choose a good quality show, perhaps one that has dinner included, and you can make a real night of it. 

15. Go on a walk or a long hike

Yeah, you’re probably thinking, this is a lame idea. But it’s actually a great idea.

First of all, it’s walking. You can literally walk anywhere. Go to the city center and walk around, explore nature, or walk down the beach.

There are tons of things to see on foot. But the best part of this is the conversations you can have with your partner. There are no distractions, it’s just you and them enjoying the scenery and reconnecting. [Read: Creatively cheap and low-cost date ideas]

Or, you can go for a long hike. Being outdoors in the arms of Mother Nature is something that everyone loves, and it’s also very calming. That makes it a great activity for lovers to do together. 

Put on your comfortable shoes, apply some sunscreen, and grab a bottle of water. Head out into the hills, the local forest, or anywhere there’s a hiking trail, and enjoy!

16. Go clothes shopping together

This one could go either way, but if it works, it’s one of the more obscure but fun couples activities to try. [Read: How to dress rich – 38 tips to effortlessly look like you’re rolling in cash]

It hinges on you knowing your partner well and understanding their style. You never know, you might end up with a brand-new wardrobe out of it!

17. Coffee and cake, just because

There is never a bad time for coffee and cake, so meet up in the middle of the day and enjoy sharing a piece of cake *or have one each as a much better suggestion* and enjoy a coffee and a chat. 

Even if you live together, meeting up at a time when you would normally be working or running errands helps to make things feel fresh. [Read: 20 intriguing conversation starters for a casual coffee date]

18. Try horseback riding

If you’ve never been horse riding before, now is the time! Head to your local stables and enjoy spending time with these majestic animals, and each other, of course! 

This couples activity is a bonding experience and also gives you the benefit of plenty of fresh air and nature. 

19. Have a whole day in bed together

Is there anything more relaxing? Clear your calendars, turn off your phones, and enjoy a whole day doing nothing in bed. [Read: What is pillow talk? How to do it right and perfect your romance]

Well, you could do something, but that’s up to you! You can even call in for pizza rather than cooking for yourselves. The ultimate in laziness and enjoyment.

20. Go bike riding together

If the earlier suggestion of horse riding was a little too high-octane for you, how about bike riding? 

You can get some bikes and helmets and head off around the local countryside. You can stop at mid-point and enjoy a picnic too – it’s a great couples activity to try. [Read: Boredom cures to fix your love life forever]

Or, if you live near or in a city, you can still explore. Who knows, maybe you will come across things that even you have never seen before. This is about exploring together and bringing back curiosity.

21. Put some flat packs together

Believe it or not, some people find putting flat pack furniture together very therapeutic!

This is a good couples activity for those who’ve just moved in together or who are already living together and want to spruce up the space. [Read: 20 ways to feel confident when you’re having a very low self-esteem day]

You can build an IKEA bookshelf or refinish an old dresser. Accomplishing something together will bond you and you will have something forever that you worked on. Buy some new furniture and work together to create the look!

22. Bedroom role playing

If things have become a little stale in the bedroom, don’t worry! You can easily spice things up with a spot of role-playing. [Read: Top 50 kinky ideas that are worth trying at least once in your lifetime]

You can buy costumes online or you can just use your imagination – run wild!

23. Check out some history

There is something very rewarding about heading to a local place of history and enjoying it with someone close to you. 

This could be a museum or a historic site close to your home. Really immerse yourself in times gone by and you’ll appreciate what you have right in front of you. [Read: Inspiring travel destinations for soul searching]

24. Learn how to give massages

If you are lounging on the sofa every night, you might both be too tired, lazy, or full to be intimate. Take a break from the couch and plan a romantic massage night.

Learning how to give really good massages is a fantastic skill and it’s something you can practice with one another. You can check out videos on YouTube, head off on a day course, or learn via a home course. 

Light some candles, get some essential oils, and get into the mood. [Read: Try out these sensual massage techniques with your partner]

25. Or get a couples massage

If neither of you feels like giving massages and you just want to be the receiver, then you can go to a professional and get them.

This is a great way to spend the afternoon if you have some extra dollars to spend. It’s romantic, it’s relaxing, and it’ll relieve any kinks that you had in your back.

26. Make some cocktails

You can learn how to make cocktails at home for those nights you want to chill in the house. It’s also fun to learn together. [Read: Popular alcoholic drinks how to prepare them to impress anyone]

27. Visit a farmer’s market

There is a reason why visiting a farmer’s market is one of the most coupled up things you can do. Food is a sensual thing when done right, and sampling different treats and enjoying time out in the open is a great and fun thing to do with your lover. 

28. Cooking classes

There is no downside to this at all. You get to do something fun together, get a yummy meal out of it, and can take your newfound skills home with you to cook each other dinner regularly. [Read: How to make cooking with your partner more fun]

29. Bungee jumping

If you love living on the edge, this is a surefire way to enhance your bond and have an unforgettable experience together. 

Along with this, another fun thing for couples to do is skydiving or riding in a zero-gravity plane. See what is available near you and share this once-in-a-lifetime moment.

30. Theme park

Take it back to your teen years. Go to Six Flags, Disneyland, or any other theme park near you. Go on some rides, eat some churros, and maybe win a stuffed animal. [Read: The best double date ideas and why every couple MUST double date to bring the excitement back]

Carnivals and amusement parks are fun for everyone and enjoying that together is a great way for a couple to reconnect to their younger selves. 

31. Free factory tour

This is awesome. There are several factories that offer free and affordable factory tours in your area. These include wineries, mines, chocolate factories, and more. Many include free souvenirs as well. Look for the ones near you, and you’ll have fun couples activities to fill your calendar all month. [Read: Tips to have a great time when you travel as a couple]

32. Recreate your first date

If your rut goes beyond fun things to do together, recreate the magic that got you together in the first place. Go to the same restaurant where you had your first date, order the same food, and have a sweet kiss at the end of the night.

Only this time you get to go home together. [Read: How to reconnect with your spouse and reignite a flickering romance]

33. March for a cause

There is probably a political or social issue that you and your partner are passionate about. Find a march or demonstration nearby and head out to support it and make your voices heard. 

Whether you want to remind people to vote, protest racism, or support equal rights for all, make signs and march your way to justice. 

Putting effort into something that matters so much to both of you will bring you closer together. [Read: Famous couples in history and how they changed the world]

34. Challenge yourselves

Sure, easy things are fun. Bowling and mini golf are fun. But challenge yourself to do something that you both are new at. Try horseback riding, learning an instrument, or even learning a new language together. [Read: How well do you know me? 35 fun questions for couples]

35. Go on a trip

Take a weekend getaway to somewhere exotic or go on a mini road trip somewhere else in your state. Stay at a B&B or check into a fancy hotel. 

Getting away from home, where you probably always hang out, can reignite the fun.

36. Clean

You may not think that cleaning would be a fun couples activity. Because of course, cleaning is not fun, but it can be. [Read: Weird and unique ways to build intimacy with your partner]

Have your partner help you clean out your childhood bedroom or finally unpack those boxes you’ve been avoiding since you moved. You never know what you’ll discover when you clean out old spaces.

And rediscovering things from your past with your partner will help you learn even more about each other.

37. Discover something new

Go to a flea market or a farmer’s market. Drive a few towns over and go window shopping. Discovering a new place that is still quite local can launch more ideas for fun things for couples to do. [Read: 80 very unique, fun and exciting things to do with your boyfriend]

38. Try a new hobby

It should be something that you both haven’t tried before. Plus, it’s fairer than doing your partner’s hobbies and vice versa. 

It could be knitting, scuba diving, fencing, or whatever you want it to be. The great part is you don’t have to offend each other if you don’t like it.

39. Start a project

Remodel your kitchen, paint your bedroom, or build a deck. Start a project together. Not only are these things way more fun when you have someone to share them with, but the accomplishment you’ll feel once you’re finished will be amazing. [Read: Do these fun things to create lasting memories]

40. Double dates

It can be difficult to break out of a rut, especially if you both are comfortable. To further encourage your fun nights out, invite other couples to join. 

This way you will have other people to meet and you won’t be as likely to cancel last minute. [Read: The best double date ideas and why every couple should double date]

Seeing other couples bonding can remind you of why you wanted to discover new fun things to do together.

41. Play board games

When was the last time you pulled out Scrabble or Monopoly? You can even get the gang together for Pictionary or Charades. These games add a touch of fun competitive vibes to your routine. 

42. Read

Whether you choose to join a book club or discuss your latest reads, this can grow your relationship immensely. [Read: The coziest date ideas for the frigid weather]

Books bring out a side in us that is imaginative and opinionated. Discussing and even debating book themes and plots is so fun for bookworms and is a great way to bond.

43. Go camping

Get outside. Put your phones away, say goodbye to Netflix, and enjoy nature. Sleep under the stars, try to pitch a tent together, and cook over an open flame.

Not only is this an adventure and something fun and different to do as a couple, but who knows? It could become a tradition. [Read: How to spark romance and fall in love all over again]

44. Go to a show

It could be a random show where you both don’t know the band or it could be one of your favorite bands. The point is, people who go to shows are happier. 

It doesn’t have to be a huge, star-dazzling show, it could even be a small performance at a coffee shop. It’s music, and music always brings people together. 

45. Do a random and unplanned road trip

This is another fun couples activity. You don’t need to know where you’re going. Just pack up some essentials and hit the road. You can pitch a tent or even sleep in the back of your car. [Read: 25 really romantic things ideas to make your lover melt]

Neither of you needs to plan ahead or even know where you’re going. The point is that you are on a spontaneous adventure.

46. Breakfast in bed

Breakfast in bed is an extremely sweet occasion for a couple because it’s breakfast in your favorite place in the world. Just make sure it’s something that won’t create too many crumbs!

Plus, dinners are overrated. Eat breakfast in bed, watch your favorite morning shows, and enjoy a lazy morning. [Read: 50 sweet, caring ways to make your man feel special, appreciated, and loved]

47. Grab a paddle

Listen, canoeing is the same as traveling. It tests the relationship big time. It’s all about being in sync with one another without wishing that your partner accidentally falls in.

So, if you’re not sure about your relationship or need a reality check on your communication skills while enjoying a nice day out, try canoeing. We just can’t guarantee it’ll end with smiles. [Read: Why traveling is one of the best tests of compatibility]

48. It’s puzzle time

You could do a game night but sometimes you’re just not into doing board games, sometimes you just want something relaxed and quiet. Well, puzzles are great for these moments. 

They put your brain to the test. It’s not a competition, and you can enjoy it over any alcoholic beverage of your choice.

49. Go wine tasting

If you’re on a budget, you don’t need to spend big bucks on a weekend wine-tasting extravaganza. [Read: Fun things to do as a couple to get out of the relationship routine]

You can spend one day getting tipsy off of some red wine, buying a bottle, and bringing it home to continue the fun. Vineyards are romantic. Plus, who doesn’t enjoy drinking a glass… or two of wine?

50. Make a fort

No matter how old you are, forts open up your imagination and make you feel cozy. So why not make one with your partner? 

Build a fort in your bedroom or living room. Get all the blankets and pillows you can find to make your own little getaway. [Read: The 50 best free date ideas when you want romance on a budget]

It’s romantic, it’s intimate, and it’s a little piece of heaven in your own home.

51. Take a brewery tour

If you’re a beer lover, then this is a great idea for a date! Learn all about how beer is made, the ingredients that are put in, and how it’s packaged and shipped. You will probably even get a chance to taste some too.

52. Start a couple’s blog

Maybe one or both of you likes to write. Then, it would be a lot of fun to start a blog together. It’s a creative endeavor that will allow you to brainstorm on topics you want to write about. [Read: Most important tips to write an amazing love letter]

Choose an overall theme for the blog such as “The Life and Adventures of Bill and Jane.” Or maybe you both love photography or animals. Then write about that. 

53. Laugh at a comedy club

Who doesn’t like to laugh? Everyone does! So, check out some of the hilarious comedians at your local comedy club. Afterward, talk about which comedian was the funniest and which stand-up act and jokes you liked the best.

54. Jump out of a plane *skydive!*

This couples activity is not for the faint of heart. You have to be a real adrenaline junkie to want to do this one. But if you’re both on the same page about it, then go skydiving! [Read: How to date an adrenaline junkie without risking death]

After all, it takes a brave soul to jump out of a plane. And when you do it with someone you love, it can be a memory that will bond you for life.

55. Make a sex bucket list

You’ve all heard of regular bucket lists, but why not make one for your sex life too? A bucket list is something that you want to do or try at least once in your life.

It can include anything from role-playing, trying BDSM, having sex in a “forbidden” or public space, or trying as many sexual positions as possible. Whatever it is, you will certainly enjoy checking each item off the list. [Read: Sexual bucket list – 35 dirty deeds to build your naughty wish list]

56. Get matching tattoos

Now, if you don’t like physical pain, this one may not be for you. But if you have always wanted to get a tattoo and don’t mind needles, then this is a great option for the two of you.

The best thing to do is to think of a symbol that is meaningful to both of you. Try drawing it out together to show the tattoo artist so they can recreate it on a part of your body.

57. Do an escape room

If you like puzzles and intellectual type activities, then escape rooms are just for you. If you’ve never done one before, you are locked into a room and you have to find clues in order to figure out how to escape. [Read: Winter date ideas – cozy date ideas when it’s freezing outside]

This can be difficult for most people, so you might want to grab some of your friends and do a double or group date. The more people you have, the easier it is to break free.

58. Create your signature “couple cocktail”

Maybe you both love your fine liquor and are looking to try something new. Why not try to create your own drink together? 

It will be fun trying different combinations of liquor and mixes. You can try as many as you can until you come up with your favorite. Then, give it a special name and make it your own. [Read: Foodie dates – 15 trendy dinner ideas for new couples]

59. Kiss on top of a Ferris wheel

Ferris wheels are an old-fashioned and traditional ride at a carnival. With the rides at amusement parks so fast and crazy these days, it’s fun to take it slow and relive the old days.

Ferris wheels can also be very romantic too. You see them in a lot of old movies where people kiss on the top. So, you should try it too!

60. Volunteer at a local animal shelter

If you are both animal lovers, then this is a great idea for the two of you to do together. There are plenty of animals who need love and attention. [Read: Ways volunteer work can help heal depression]

So, get out there and snuggle with your favorite dogs and cats. You might even think about adopting one together if you find one that you love.

61. Visit each other’s hometowns

If you didn’t grow up together, then it’s a fun idea to take your partner on a tour of your hometown, and then they should do the same. Show them all sorts of things that bring back memories of growing up.

For example, show them your old house *if your parents don’t still live there,* where you went to school, your favorite restaurants, and anything else you love. Narrate the tour by telling stories of your childhood. [Read: 47 sweet, deep signs your boyfriend really loves you and cares for you]

62. Sext each other

You may or may not already be doing this. But if you’re a couple who doesn’t normally sext each other, why not give it a try? 

Sexting is well… sexy. It gets you all excited and anticipating the next time you have your partner in your arms and in your bed.

63. Read a book to each other

We live in a world where technology overtakes our lives. So, it’s nice to just take a break from phones, computers, social media, and Netflix. Try going vintage and reading books to each other. [Read: Books that will teach you lessons about your love life]

Choose a genre of books that you both enjoy. It could be murder mysteries, romance novels, classic books, or anything else that would hold both of your interests.

64. Try ice skating

Ice skating isn’t always an easy thing to do, but it certainly can be fun! Hold each other’s hands, hug the wall if you have to, and laugh at the fun and silly date you are on.

65. Write songs for each other

It seems like every couple has a song that is “their song.” While that is cute and romantic, it’s even better to write your own songs. [Read: 49 mushy, heartwarming songs to listen to when falling in love]

You can either write songs for each other, or you can collaborate and write a new song that is “your song.” Even if you don’t have musical talent, you can still write the lyrics.

Things to consider when selecting activities

While all of these couple activities are fun, some people might find some more fun than others. That’s why it’s important to make sure that you both want to do any given activity.

For example, maybe one of you is an adrenaline junkie and wants to go skydiving or bungee jumping, while just the thought of it scares the other one to death. [Read: 15 risky places to have sex and get your adrenaline racing]

Well, don’t try to convince them otherwise. Respect their wishes and don’t force any activity on your partner.

You also need to consider the money involved and the activity level. [Read: Romantic dinner date ideas – 17 fun dates you both will never forget]

For example, if you are both on a tight budget, make sure you do something free like hiking or riding your bike. Or if you’re older or have a physical injury, you might want to choose something that doesn’t involve physical activity.

But whatever you choose, make sure you have fun. That’s the whole point – having a great time with your partner and creating new memories that will last forever.

[Read: 15 of the sweetest date ideas to try with your boo]

How many of these couples activities have you done before and how many do you want to give a try? Just pick one, make the effort, and you’ll see that everything only gets better and more romantic from there!

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Dr. Carol Morgan
Dr. Carol Morgan has a Ph.D. in communication and is a professor at Wright State University where she loves corrupting young minds. As a relationship and succes...