Though a couples relationship doesn’t always replicate the ideal duos in the popular romantic movies, it can be quite an adventure. That is, if you design it that way.

Enter…the Couples Bucket List.

A rewarding relationship should be filled with experiences that create wonderful memories, bring you two closer together, make you laugh and nonverbally say “I love you”. Here is a master guide to make sure you don’t get stuck in the monotony of the day to day routine and start bonding over exciting new adventures.

Romantic couples massage on spa holiday
Collin Parker

1. Get a Couples Massage

A couples massage is one of the hottest treatments at luxury spas all over the world. What could be more romantic than lying side-by-side with your significant other in the most relaxing environment? If a full body massage is not your cup of tea, try a soothing foot massage, where you will get your tootsies rubbed by a professional.

Or, for a even more intimate couples bucket list goal, you can learn how to give each other a tranquilizing massage.

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Couples Bucket List: Write a Love Letter
Sherman Yang

2. Write a Love Letter

About five years ago I wrote a love letter to my future self, but it got me to thinking that I had never written one to my husband of eighteen years. Let’s bring it back to old school; the days where letters were handwritten, sealed with a kiss and mailed at the post office.

Love letters are a physical memory that will last a lifetime. Need Help? Add one of the 52 Incredibly Romantic Quotes.

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Couple Cooking Dinner Together
Howard Holley

3. Cook Dinner Together

Food and romance have be linked throughout history, mix in some intriguing conversation and you have the best date night ever. The dishes that you create on this night will become a significant part of celebrating other events in your lifetime. My husband and I have taken cooking classes all over the world (our favorite was learning to make pad thai in Thailand), but none were quite as special as spending a quiet evening at home drinking a bottle of wine and creating delicious recipes.

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Bucket List for Couples picnic
Timefortea3

4. Have a Picnic

You will have to break out that dusty old picnic basket for this Couples Bucket List idea. Pack it with your favorite bottle of wine, pick a secluded outdoor getaway and create a memory. Need a basket? Check out this cute hand woven picnic basket from Picnic Plus.

Having a picnic is also on the 22 Epic Ideas for Your Dog Bucket List. So, if you have a pooch, bring him along on your adventure and get two checks for the price of one.

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Couple Walk Along the Ocean at Sunset
Nathan Rupert

5. Stay Up All Night

Do you remember when the two of you just started your relationship and would spend the wee hours of the morning just talking on the phone? Try to replicate that special period of time by planning an all-nighter that may include chatting, laughing, dancing or taking a late night stroll.

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Couples Bucket List: Karaoke Duet
Charles Marley

6. Sing a Karaoke Duet

Many years ago at a dive bar in Northern California, my husband and I belted out “Summer Nights” from the movie Grease. Though the musicality left much to be desired, and they actually turned the volume down on my microphone, it is an experience that we still talk about today. So, muster up the courage to take the stage and create a memory that will last a lifetime.

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Monogram Stationary
Missive Press

7. Create a Monogram & Leave Your Mark

Design a creative monogram using a combination of your initials and then place this design on something special. Monograms can be made into charms, stamped on t-shirts, printed on pretty stationary or even embroidered on your bathroom towels.

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Couples Zombie Halloween Costume
Nathan Rupert

8. Dress Up in a Couples Costume For Halloween

Fairy tales can come true…at least on Halloween. But, so can nightmares. Whether you choose to dress up as Romeo and Juliet or Zombies, what could bring a couple closer together than looking completely ridiculous as a team?

To give you a few ideas, Cosmopolitan came up with the Cheesiest Couples’ Halloween Costumes.

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London Eye Ferris Wheel

9. Kiss on Top of a Ferris Wheel

Some of the most romantic movies feature a smooch on the tippy-top of a ferris wheel. Many couples have also claimed that this is where their very first kiss was had. There’s something special about it no matter if its while taking a spin on the impressive London Eye or a smaller one at your local carnival.

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Jamaican Sunset

10. Watch the Sunset and Sunrise in One Day

Watching a beautiful sunrise or sunset cuddled up with your partner is the epitome of romance. Why not make it a goal to do both in one day? Though there’s some stunning sunsets around the world, there’s no need to travel far, you can take advantage of what’s in your own backyard too.

You might be able to complete this one in combination with #3 {Have a Picnic} and #4 {Stay Up All Night} all in one day! Now that’s the ultimate in Couples Bucket List multi-tasking.

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Annette White at the Meteora Monasteries in Greece

11. Climb to the Top of a Mountain

Tackle hiking the highest mountain…together. Though the actual hiking part may not reek of romance, the incredible views from the peak will. Plus, conquering difficult feats together helps to bond a couple. It certainly worked when my husband and I hiked to the top of Barolome Island in the Galapagos Islands.

With any luck, you can complete bucket list goal #3 {have a picnic} while you are up there!

Couples Bucket List - Horseback Riding on the Beach
jamesmelzer

12. Horseback Ride on the Beach

No doubt you have seen the abundance of advertisements featuring a couples romantic horseback saunter alongside a white sand beach. The skies are a brilliant blue, the sound of the waves crashing along the shore and birds flying overhead. Why not recreate this ad for your own Couples Bucket List at your favorite beachy location?

Woman Wearing Headphones
myheimu

13. Create a Music Playlist of Your Relationship

Compile all the songs that have meaning to your relationship and put them on a cd. What song was playing on your first date? What was your wedding song? Is there a band that brings back wonderful memories?

You can make it a ritual to listen to the tunes on each anniversary.

Read More > How to Make an Awesome Music Playlist

Couple with Kiss Marks on His Face
Leigh Righton

14. Make Love in an Exciting Location

Get out of the bedroom and take your lovemaking on location. Joining the mile high club, which is getting intimate in an airplane, seems to be a popular choice. But, there are many other creative ideas too. How about getting busy on top of the washer, on a porch swing, in a field of wildflowers or on a rooftop. Or possibly all of them?

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Romantic Bubble Bath
Ching-Hsiang

15. Take a Bubble Bath

Bubble baths are not just for the children with rubber duckies, they are also relaxing for the adults and a fabulous way to get a little closer to your partner. Arrange some candles, select a romantic music playlist {possibly your relationship playlist, see #13} and put in a few drops of essential oil.  Add a bottle of champagne and this is must for your Couples Bucket List.

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16. Cliff Jump While Holding Hands

Grab your partners hand, plug your nose and take a leap of faith…together. There is a special bond that is formed in a relationship when you face and conquer a fear as a team. There are places all around the world to go cliff jumping, just make sure your jump is in a safe location!

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Couples Bucket List - Learn the Tango
Gerard Stolk

17. Learn to Tango

The Argentine tango originated in South America in the 1890s and has been called the most romantic dance in the world. It is said that this dance will make you feel sexier and increase testosterone levels. One thing is for certain, it will have you and your love against each others bodies so tight you will be able to hear each others heart beat.

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Skinny Dipping Couple
Jørgen Schyberg

18. Go Skinny Dipping

Some say that there is no freer feeling than being in your birthday suit. Skinny dipping is a great way to be naked, yet discreet at the same time, covered by a body of water. Why not strip off the layers of clothes and take a little swim into freedom. And possibly complete #14 at the same time?

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Couples Bucket List - Tandem Bike Ride
corremadrid

19. Take a Tandem Bike Ride

A successful tandem bike ride will take communication, cooperation and teamwork. All things that are very important in many aspects of a relationship. Many locations will offer hourly bicycle rentals, so pick a beautiful afternoon to take a tandem bike ride along a peaceful path.

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Couple at a Bar
Massachusetts Office of Travel & Tourism

20. Recreate Your First Date

Think way back to your very first date with your current partner and try to recapture it. Duplicate everything from the clothing you were both wearing to the meal that you ate to the movie that you may have watched.

Recreating a first date is also very popular for marriage proposals. Just saying.

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Couples Bucket List: Kiss in the Rain
Roberto Trombetta

21. Kiss in the Rain

As a relationship progresses we can forget the importance of just kissing. Next time you are caught in the rain, forget the umbrella and step outside to give your partner a romantic smooch.

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Green Palm Inn Savannah

22. Spend the Night at a B&B

A must on your Couples Bucket List is to spend a romantic night at a quaint Bed & Breakfast. B&Bs are a nice alternative to a hotel. Not only are generally more cost effective, but you will also be cooked a delicious breakfast in the morning that’s much better than the typical continental buffet.

It doesn’t even have to be far from home, B&B’s make a great overnight getaway too.

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Breakfast in Bed

23. Have Breakfast in Bed

Start your morning in a truly relaxing way, with a tasty breakfast in bed. The easiest way to complete this goal would be to order room service at a hotel, but don’t cancel out the opportunity to do it in your very own home too.

It doesn’t matter who does the cooking, but enjoy indulging in some waffles, eggs and mimosa’s while still cozied up in your bed.

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Bonus #24 – Complete the Bucket List of 20 Questions to Ask your Spouse