Couple’s Bucket List Ideas: 125 Fun Activities & Things to Do

Though a couples relationship doesn’t always replicate the ideal duos in the popular rom-com movies, it can be quite an adventure filled with fun couple activities, romantic date nights out, meaningful bonding and unique things to do to help to bond your special relationship. That is, if you design it that way.

There are plenty of things to do as a couple and my fun Couple’s Bucket List can help! The items are good for boyfriends, girlfriends and any partner you want to have a great time with.

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”. From planning your future goals to doing a spaghetti kiss to cliff jumping while holding hands and more, these are the best ideas of things to do as a couple and to take your relationship and adventures to a whole new level!

125 Fun Activities for Couples

Couples Bucket List: Fun Activities, Cute Date Ideas & Romantic Things to Do (for Girlfriends, Boyfriends & any Partner)


1. Have a Tech-Free Date Day Together

Yup, you’ve read that right. Every once in a while, it’s good to take a break from all the tech stuff, especially if it means you get to spend more time with your loved one. Of course, having no technology does not mean that you can’t have fun. It’s quite the opposite! You can spend the day reading books by the fire with a drink or two at hand, have a candlelit dinner, play some card games, and more.


2. Plan Your Future

There comes a time where you need to talk about your future together, especially if you are married or have been together for a long time. You can discuss things like starting a family, getting married, ways to save money for a home and more.

Annette and Pete looking at a book

3. 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 boyfriend, girlfriend or spouse 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 item, you can learn how to give each other a sexy tranquilizing massage.

For help on giving the best massage check out this article on how to give a romantic massage, or this one: how to give him a massage he won’t forget. Don’t forget the Kama Sutra Massage Oils!

Get a Couples Massage

4. Go on a Double Date

Want to turn your regular date nights into something a little more interesting? Then go on a double date with another fun couple. You’ll not only get to bond with your sweetheart, but also a couple of other friends.


5. Stargaze on a Rooftop

There’s nothing more romantic than lying on a blanket on the rooftop with your sweetheart under a starry night sky!


6. Write Each Other 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? Read these 15 tips for writing an amazing love letter and this simple one on how to write a love letter. Don’t forget to add one of the 52 Incredibly Romantic Quotes.


7. Play a Sexy Game of Twister

If you’re still in the beginning stages of getting to know your date, playing twister can be an excellent way to get closer to one another.

And if you’re already committed to each other—or looking to have some fun—then throw your clothes in the corner and open a whole new dimension to your relationship by playing twister butt naked!

Ready to get started? Get your Twister game here!


8. Visit Each Others Hometowns

There is nothing like a peek into someone’s past than getting to explore their hometowns. From walking on their high school campus to visiting the spot where they had their first kiss, it’s a chance to get to know your partner deeper.

Visit Each Others Hometowns

9. Binge Watch a New TV Series

One of the most perfect ways to enjoy a date night with your partner is to binge watch a new TV series. Cook up some popcorn, cozy up under a blanket and find the perfect TV series to watch. Me and my husband obsessively watched all the seasons of The Good Place, You and Schitt’s Creek. They were all fantastic! 

You can easily find something fun and entertaining on-demand or there’s plenty of options if you are an Amazon Prime member. If you are struggling to find a show , then my 100 Best TV Shows to Binge Watch will help you out.


10. Create a Couple Scrapbook

It’s easier nowadays to look back at memories and stuff through our mobile phones or social media. But, why not try your hand at making a couple’s scrapbook instead?

While you and your sweetheart are working on the scrapbook, both of you will also get to reminisce about the highlights of the past years together too. It could be quite romantic!

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11. Take a Workout Class Together

This may not be the most romantic idea, but when it comes to fitness, having someone to do it with you like your loved one  is a great way to motivate and support each other through your fitness goals.


12. 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 or get a modern 2-person picnic backpack.


13. Do a Movie Marathon

Another great way to spend the whole day together or as a follow-up after a romantic dinner is to have a movie marathon. You can grab some popcorn and a cuddly blanket then hit up Netflix or Hulu to find your favorites


14. Get Naughty in Every Room in Your House

If you think you can only have some sexy time with your partner inside the bedroom, think again! Not only is this an exciting way of spicing things up, but it will also help you explore and open up to new lovemaking experiences.


15. 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.

Need some ideas for this all nighter date? You can ask each other these 365 thought provoking questions or the 125 Would You Rather Questions for Couples (including dirty ones!) Or check out the top 20 stay-at-home date nights.


16. Cook Dinner Together

Food and romance have been linked throughout history, mix in some intriguing conversation and you will have one of the best date nights ever. The best part is that the dishes that you create on this night may become a significant part of celebrating other events in your lifetime.

Here are some helpful resources to get your romantic dinner dinner on the right track:

Cook Dinner Together

17. Come Up With Pet Names For Each Other

A visit to the Mob Museum in Las Vegas initiated me affectionately nicknaming my husband Peter Petey Chops after a famous mobster (though that has since been changed to Petey Pie). Your idea of the perfect pet name may not be after a gambling felon (I totally understand!), so check out these 500 other cute nicknames for him or her.


18. Sing a Karaoke Duet

Many years ago at a dive bar in Northern California (when we were still just boyfriend and girlfriend), my husband and I belted out “Summer Nights” from the movie Grease. I’m surprised he still married me afterwards! It is an experience that we still talk about today.

Muster up the courage to take the stage and create a memory that will last a lifetime. You can steal our song from Grease or check out these top 10 karaoke song duets to pick your special one.


19. Take a Trip Somewhere New

Traveling is one of the most fulfilling things you can do as a couple, especially if it is in a place you’ve both never been before. You’ll come across new sights, food, and even culture, not to mention the memories you’ll be making together. 

Not sure where to go? See our Ultimate Travel Bucket List for 50 great ideas.


20. Sext to Each Other

Sometimes there will be moments when you really want to connect intimately with your partner while they are not physically near. So how about you send them a flirty text?

Be sure to remember before sending anything naughty, whatever you text may be around for forever!


21. 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.

For help creating your personalized monogram read how to make a monogram in microsoft word and once you have it completed Shutterfly has a bunch of cute options of products you can stick it on!


22. Volunteer Together

There is nothing quite like bonding over selflessly helping out someone in need. Whether at a dog shelter or children’s hospital, an extra pair of hands is alway welcome!

Don’t know where to start? Visit VolunteerMatch who has opportunities in many major cities or check the United Way website.


23. Do a Spaghetti Kiss

If you’ve watched the movie Lady and the Tramp, you’ll surely remember its iconic scene: the spaghetti kiss! It might be a cliche when it comes to movies, but experiencing it in real life with your boyfriend or girlfriend will definitely draw out some laughs, especially if you both try recreating the scene without using your hands!

Do a Spaghetti Kiss

24. 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. And here are a bunch of other fun ones (you’re sure to find what suits you best!):

Dress Up in a Couples Costume For Halloween

25. Start a New Tradition Together

Having a new tradition in your relationship helps keep it healthy and exciting. You can brainstorm ideas with your partner on what practices you would like to add. Even simple ones are great, like having a date night every Friday night or always going to the same restaurant on your anniversary.


26. Play Mini Golf

From putting balls into clowns mouths to miniature windmills, a round of mini golf is a fun low stress environment in which to have a perfect day with your partner. For any couple, really, a putt-putt is a good way to spend some time outside while playing a game where it doesn’t really matter who wins.


27. 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 boyfriends and girlfriends 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 impressively large London Eye or a smaller one at your local carnival.

If you want to make it an extra special kiss go to one of the World’s 8 Best Ferris Wheels or on the 10 most famous ferris wheels in the world.


28. Sleep Under the Stars

Camping out and sleeping outdoors with your significant other either in the mountains or your own backyard, is a great bonding experience. You will also feel more connected with nature this way!


29. Go to the Theater

If you or your partner have not seen a live show at a theater before, you are in for a special treat! What separates a theater show from the movies is the beauty and magic of a live performance, like how your favorite band plays during a concert. 

For extra bucket list for couple’s points, maybe you can see a show off of our Broadway Musical Bucket List?


30. 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.


31. Stay in Bed All Day (& Night)

Give up all the chores, take the day off and spend a lazy afternoon (and night!) in bed. Talk, cuddle, gossip, laugh and much more *wink wink*. You will notice the difference instantly.


32. Go Bowling

When you’re looking to have a fun but casual date, bowling works for any type of couple. You will both be wearing those oh-so-cute shoes and taking your best shot at getting a strike. Bonus bucket list points if you bowl a turkey—three strikes in a row!


33. Climb to the Top of a Mountain

They say that “couples that climb together, stay together.” To some, it couldn’t be any truer than that.

Mind you, climbing a mountain is not easy, and at times it brings out the worst in us. But working through each other’s strengths and weaknesses and sharing the hardships of the climb is a great way to reinforce your relationship, not to mention the reward waiting at the summit!

Annette and Pete Climb to the Top of a Mountain

34. Cover the Bed in Rose Petals

Turn your bedroom into a romantic retreat by showering some rose petals all over the bed. You can spread them randomly, place them in the shape of a heart or even spell out ‘I love you’.


35. Play Bingo

Bingo is a fun and cheap bucket list activity for people of any age. You may even find that some local bars have special bingo nights.


36. Horseback Ride on the Beach

No doubt you have seen the millions of advertisements featuring a couples romantic horseback ride on a white sand beach or along a mountain peak. Why not recreate one of these ads for your own Couples Bucket List?

Horseback Ride on the Beach

37. Take A Spontaneous Road Trip

Got some time to spare with a desire to spice up things with your relationship a little bit? Quickly pack up your overnight bags to go on a road trip totally spontaneously, leaving on the same day that you came up with the idea.

Take A Spontaneous Road Trip

38. Host a Couples Game Night

Couples game nights are a fantastic way to get together and catch up with friends while having fun, and what better way to go about this than hosting one. Not only that, but this can also be a chance to show off your culinary skills by preparing some delicious Spanish pinchos as snacks!

These two articles will help with ideas on how to host one:


39. 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? Before you had the title of “boyfriend” or “girlfriend”? 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.

Having a hard time thinking of songs? Marie Claire has made it easy with the 50 Romantic Love Songs Guaranteed to Make You Melt.


40. Take a Hot Air Balloon Ride (with Champagne!)

Jumping into a hot air balloon will take you on a thrilling and romantic ride in the sky. Even better if you can find a hot air balloon ride offered against some gorgeous and dramatic backdrops partnered with the best champagne you can order!

Take a Hot Air Balloon Ride

41. Attend the Concert of a Band You Both Love

If one of you is passionate about a band and they happen to be in town for a gig, it may turn out to be a meaningful day for the both of you. Or you might also go big and attend a music festival with several bands to jam to.


42. Make Love in an Exciting Location

Get out of the bedroom and take your lovemaking to a sexy 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?

If none of those ideas grab you, here are some others:


43. Make Out at the Movies

While this may not be every couple’s cup of tea, the thrill and riskiness of making out at the movies will be quite the experience. It also gives both of you something to look forward to after the movie, once you are in a more intimate setting. 

If you and your partner decide to go for a hot make-out session, be sure you are in the back seats to avoid causing a scene and keep the smacking sounds to a minimum!


44. Go to the Beach

Why not head to the beach where you and your partner can relax with the cool ocean breeze brushing your skin, a drink in your hand and the sun setting on the horizon? PS: while your there, check a few things off our Beach Bucket List.


45. 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 some romantic music and put in a few drops of essential oil. Add a bottle of champagne and this is a must for your couples bucket List.

Want to make it the most memorable bath for the two of you? Get inspiration from Romantic Baths for Two and How to Set Up a Romantic Bath.


46. Feed Each Other

It may sound totally cheesy, but it can also be pretty dang intimate. From chocolate covered strawberries to saucy sandwiches, don’t hold back. Just be careful not to bite each other’s fingers, but maybe a little nibble would be okay.


47. Dine out at a Fancy Restaurant

Sometimes it will be ages since your girlfriend and you went out to have a decent dinner without looking at your clocks. Plan to have a night out having a lavish meal in a five-star restaurant without having to worry about the undone housework, children or work commitments.

Annette and Pete Dine out at a Fancy Restaurant

48. 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 (check out The Seven Most Amazing Cliff Diving Locations and the World’s Most Thrilling Cliff Diving Spots). Just make sure your jump is in a safe location!

Cliff Jump While Holding Hands

49. Take a Horse Carriage Ride

Riding a horse and carriage is probably something you or your loved one dreamed of, more so if you grew up watching romantic fairy tales. Since we love making memories, now is our chance to make this dream a reality! 


50. Join the Mile High Club

The Mile-High Club is reserved for those who have gotten steamy and sexy on an airplane, typically in the airplane bathroom. This one is a bit more risqué and frowned upon, but there’s a reason why it’s such a famous sex bucket list item to try. Do you think you’ll dare to try?


51. Learn to Tango

The history of the Argentine tango originated in South America in the 1890s and has been called the sexiest 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 other’s bodies so tight you will be able to hear each other’s heartbeat.


52. Go Camping

Camping requires a little more preparation than many other couple ideas on this list (our camping packing list will help!), but sitting by the bonfire and sleeping side by side in a tent surrounded by nothing but nature is crazy romantic. You could also check off some things from our camping bucket list while you are there!

It’d be a bonus if there was a National Park nearby and you can make a checkmark off the US National Parks Bucket List: 61 Beauties to Visit in America

Annette and Pete on Redwoods

53. Stay in a Hotel Room with a Hot Tub

Send your kids off to their dear old grandparents, cancel all the appointments, and book a cozy suite with a hot tub for just the two of you. Spend your time lazily snuggled up with each other in bed, watch a romantic movie on Netflix, order room service and enjoy zero interruptions or diaper explosions!


54. 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 since your covered by a body of water. 

If you are a skinny dipping virgin then check out this article on How to Skinny Dip and The Do’s and Don’ts of Skinny Dipping: An Etiquette Guide (because apparently there are some rules!).


55. Cuddle by the Fire

Whether at home or during one of your camping trips, nothing spells ‘cozy’ then cuddling with your SO by the fire during a cold night.

Cuddle by the Fire

56. Dance in the Kitchen

The kitchen is not only a place where you can prepare and cook your food, it can also turn it into an epic dance floor. Don’t worry about whether it be a slow, romantic dance or full-on party dancing, either way it will make for some sweet memorable moments.


57. 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.

Tandem bike riding is more than just being together to get some exercise, it tests more than fitness and can change a marriage.


58. Go Wine Tasting

Wine tasting at a winery is one of those fun couples activities you should try at least once, especially if you both love savoring the taste of quality wine.


59. Make Thanksgiving Dinner

Whether you’re spending it with family, or even breaking tradition and spending a romantic Thanksgiving with just the two of you, making a memorable dinner can make Thanksgiving fun

You can check out these ideas for some inspiration on how to level up your Thanksgiving even more:


60. 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.

Here is a helpful resource for checking this goal off the bucket list: Recreate Your First Date by Dating Divas

Annette and Pete recreating their first date

61. Slow Dance

Don’t we all have a song that reminds us of the time when we fell in love? Turn it on and grab your lover for a memorable slow dance.


62. Run a Race Together

Running is a great way to get you both physically active and breathing some fresh air. Training for and completing a challenge together is also a great way to bond. 

Check Active’s 5k Race Finder for runs near you and use this guide to start preparing: How to Train, Run & Finish Your First 5k Race


63. Kiss in the Rain

As a relationship progresses we can forget the importance of just kissing! There are many pros and cons of kissing in the rain, but next time you are caught in some showers, forget the umbrella and step outside to give your partner a romantic smooch.

Just in case it’s been awhile (or you’re looking for some new tricks) read the 365 Ways to Kiss.

Kiss in the Rain

64. Play a Game of 20 Questions

If you are looking for something other than Would You Rather?, you can play a game of 20 Questions instead!

As a couple, it is a fun and creative way to bond and put your deductive reasoning skills to the test by guessing what object your boyfriend or girlfriend or spouse has chosen within just 20 questions.


65. Complete a Jigsaw Puzzle Together

This is one of those fun things to do with your partner that most of us haven’t done since we were children! You don’t find too many opportunities where you can concentrate on one thing, so be present and let everything else in your mind go. That alone will be worth every minute.

Not sure what puzzle to complete? Check out the best 1000 piece jigsaw puzzles for adults (& tips for solving one).


66. Spend the Night at a B&B

There are amazing bed & breakfasts all over the world, but it doesn’t even have to be far from home, B&B’s make a great overnight getaway too! And if you’ve never stayed at a Bed and Breakfast, here’s what you’re missing out on.


67. Read a Book To Each Other

If both of you are avid readers, then those couple evenings make for some of the best times to just sit on your porch and read to each other.

If you love the classics then check of the Classic Books Bucket List: 25 of the Best Must-Read Novels


68. 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.

Hey husbands—the wife will love breakfast in bed! And if you’re worried about making it here’s some help:

Have Breakfast in Bed

69. Adopt an Adorable Pet

There are so many incredible benefits to adopting a pet . They’ll enrich your life in numerous ways, from helping you to destress to getting you both moving more. And in turn, you’ll give a loyal and innocent animal a loving home they absolutely deserve.

There are so many fur babies out there just waiting to be adopted by you and your partner. You can start your search at Petfinder.


70. Ask Each Other the “Would You Rather Questions for Couples”

Are you looking for some new adult date night ideas? Then these would you rather questions for couples are the answer. The best part is that these questions are not too hard, and there really is no right or wrong answers. Whether you’re doing this list with your boyfriend, girlfriend, partner or spouse, this is a sure-fire way to become closer.

You can even get our downloadable would you rather questions to print at home!


71. Create Your Signature “Couple Cocktail”

Not only can ordering cocktails in a bar be heavy for the wallet, but sometimes bars are so loud you’ll have to shout to be able to hear each other—that’s not romantic! So how about you instead get some spirits and mixers and create your own signature couple cocktails.

You can either think of an entirely whole new signature drink or base it off of one from my Classic Cocktail Bucket List.


72. Be Financially Stable

Becoming financially stable is probably something everyone is striving for, especially if you have or are starting to have a family. As with every relationship, open communication and understanding goes a long way. By being aligned with each other’s financial goals, you can take steps in working towards it together, like assessing spending habits or managing debt.

If you need a little help, see our article on 75+ Simple Ways to Save Money.


73. Buy a Home Together

Buying a house together is a bucket list goal for many couples. To get your hunt started, you can check out websites like Zillow, Realtor.com, and Trulia.


74. 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.

For help creating your personalized monogram read how to make a monogram in microsoft word and once you have it completed Shutterfly has a bunch of cute options of products you can stick it on!


75. Do a Couple’s Photo Session

Even if one of you is a little bit apprehensive about getting their photo taken at first, a professional photo shoot is a brilliant way to get some wonderful memories of your relationship. You may even end up going crazy and having one done for each special occasion!


76. Try Something Adventurous

Do both of you share a fear that you’re hoping to conquer? It can be related to your relationship, but also something along the lines of skydiving or bungee jumping. By facing the fear together you both will come out of the experience as stronger people and a stronger couple.

Don’t know what to do? Check out our Adventure Bucket List: 50 Crazy Ideas & Things to Do

Annette and Pete riding on ATV

77. Get Drinks at a Rooftop Bar

Rooftop bars are enticing places to linger since they give additional ambiance. The city lights from above, the light chatter in the background, and on rare occasions, stars in the sky, drinking on a rooftop bar with your sweetheart is a romantic experience you should try at least once.


78. Fly First Class

Whether you are going on a romantic honeymoon or exploring the world, flying first class as a couple is a unique way to start the experience in style, especially if it’s a long flight. Some perks include less stress and hassle from checking in and boarding, comfortable seats/bed, free drinks and food, even amenities like wifi and TV.

While it is by no means cheap, the luxury and comfort it offers will ensure that you are well-rested and looking forward to the journey ahead once you arrive at your destination!


79. Do an Escape Room

If you want to test your relationship and how effectively you can work together when met with an obstacle, take your partner to an escape room. The idea is to solve puzzles and riddles in order to find your way out of a locked room in a limited amount of time. It may sound easy, but it’s not!

PS: Escape rooms also make for excellent double dates!


80. Get Married

Formally exchanging vows and making a lifelong commitment to each other in the form of marriage is probably one of the ultimate milestones in a relationship. Of course, be sure to take the time to communicate and understand each other’s views about marriage before making this big decision.


81. Get Matching Tattoos

You don’t have to tattoo each other’s names onto your body in huge letters, but go for a design that brings some joy and meaning for both of you.

Need cute couple tattoo ideas? Cosmopolitan has 74 great tattoo ideas! If you’re not committed to a forever tattoo, then check out Etsy’s temporary tattoos (I personally LOVE this simple one).


82. Picks Apple (or Berries) at a Farm

Picking berries (especially during spring to summer) is another great outdoor activity that you can do with your partner. There are pick-your-own farms across different states where you can, well, pick your own berries (and other produce)! Just make sure to check first which berries are in season if you are looking for a specific one. You can also forage for berries in the wild, but you would need a bit of knowledge to spot which ones are edible.


83. Hike a New Trail

If the two of you are interested in the outdoors, being active, or exploring something new, or the combination of all three, perhaps it’s time to take your romantic day on a hike? Not to mention you get to enjoy the beautiful nature around you! 

If you’re looking for an epic place to hike, then see our Hiking Bucket List: 25 Best Hikes & Backpacking Treks in the World

Annette and Pete Hike a New Trail

84. Try Ice Skating

Whether it’s winter time and you find the perfect iced over lake or any other time of year at an indoor rink, ice skating can be a fun activity for both of you to try. Don’t forget to warm up with some hot chocolate afterwards!


85. Take a Kayak Tour

If you want to spend some time outdoors together on a budget and the weather is right, trying out kayaking may be the way to go. It’s a unique date idea that lets you admire some gorgeous views of nature while enjoying each other’s company in an active setting.

Take a Kayak Tour

86. Go on a Dinner Cruise

Though a dinner cruise may feel a little touristy, it’s another romantic activity that works for both couples on a first date and couples that have been together forever. The menus are typically high quality and your dinner will be coupled with some excellent views from a perspective you may not typically experience a city from.


87. Make a Sex Bucket List

Have you already put together your own sex bucket list or have you shied away from creating it? The reality is that sex is an entirely normal part of most adult’s life, and we’re more than allowed to enjoy it! 

So whether you’re just getting started in finding extra fun in the bedroom, or a seasoned pro looking to get a little more freaky with your partner, these sexy things to try in bed (and beyond) will add a little more spice to life.


88. Jump Out of a Plane (Skydive!)

Since we are on a lifelong journey of making lasting memories with our partner, why not add something that goes above and beyond your comfort zone, like tandem skydiving? It can be a little frightening to some, but is definitely one for your adventure bucket list!

If jumping out of a plane is just too scary, then try indoor skydiving in a wind tunnel instead.

Jump Out of a Plane

89. See a Movie at a Drive-In

If you want to go out on a movie date, but have the option to snuggle up a bit more intimately than you’d dare in a movie theater, then opt for a drive-in movie. 

See a Movie at a Drive-In

90. Have Fun at an Amusement Park

Of course, riding all the rides at an amusement park is a must, but don’t skip out on playing the games too. Don’t give up until one of you has won that stuffed teddy bear or blow up a giraffe!


91. Grow a Beautiful Garden

Gardening is another one of those unique bucket list ideas for couples. Aside from the bonding time together while getting your hands dirty in the garden, seeing it grow into something more beautiful as the days pass is just good!


92. Start a Couple’s Book Club

Reading a good book is always a pleasure, but being able to share your thoughts on it with someone who has also read it makes it that much better.

If you don’t know what to read, you can start with some of the NY Times Best Sellers or check out our Classic Books Bucket List of the best must-read novels.


93. Host an Epic Dinner Party

While hosting an epic dinner party can be difficult, it is a great way to spend the night and have fun with other people like friends or family. It can also be a chance to get to know each other’s friends, as well as your friends to your partner’s friends.

Need some ideas on how to host one? You can check out this guide below:


94. Laugh at a Comedy Club

Another low effort date idea that’ll bring along laughs and conversation, even on a first date, is attending a comedy show. And, you know, laughter is not only the best medicine, it also is also known to be a very attractive quality in a partner.


95. Kiss Under the Mistletoe During The Holidays

The holiday season can also be the time for romance. Set up mistletoe in your home and lead your heart’s beloved under it to gain the great excuse of kissing them.


96. Learn Your Love Language

One of the things that you will learn as a couple is expressing your love to each other. Are you the type who hugs and kisses your sweetheart every chance you get or are you someone who spends quality time with them, giving your undivided attention? Or maybe you are someone who likes giving thoughtful gifts?

Whatever that may be, discovering your (and your partner’s) love language will help to understand how the two of you give and receive affection to each other and improve your relationship even more.

Here’s a couple places to learn your love language:


97. Move In Together

Moving in together is another relationship milestone that you and your boyfriend or girlfriend might get into in the future.

While the idea of being together in the same place may sound exciting, it is equally important to talk with each other first on this next step in your relationship.

Here is a great article that lays out some tips and things you and your partner might want to consider before you move together.


98. Start a Couple’s Blog

If you or your SO have a knack for writing or telling stories, you might want to consider starting a couples blog. Not only is this a fantastic creative outlet, but working on a shared project and passion is a great way to bond and strengthen your relationship even further.

One of the perks of a couples blog is that both of you can put in different perspectives about a topic you are passionate about, like traveling or food. And did I mention that it can also be a potential source of income?

PS: If you decide to start a blog, then read my articles: Become a Blogger: How to Start a Successful Blog in 6 Easy Steps and How to Make Money Blogging: 7 Ways to Monetize. But, also make sure to know the top beginner blogging mistakes to avoid (& how to fix them).


99. Sleep in a Castle

What little, or big, girl doesn’t dream of being a princess at some point in their life? Images of wearing a spectacular puffy pink gown, expertly dancing at a ball with the most handsome man and being the center of everyone’s attention. 

Even though you are not born into royalty, you can always spend the night in a castle with your prince. A perfect evening fit for our Couples Bucket List.


100. Surprise Your Partner

If you’re married or living with your sweetheart, you know how tough it can be to avoid falling into a routine. But surprising your partner opens up the chance to do something different, even if it is not your anniversary, like maybe making one of their bucket list wishes come true!


101. Take A Brewery Tour

You don’t need the sun to enjoy a cold local brew, it’s a fun thing to do on a rainy day too, especially with your partner! Most of them also provide behind-the-scenes tours, so you can spend an afternoon learning all about how they make beer while enjoying a pint or two of beer.


102. Say “I Love You”

Aside from expressing our love to our partner through actions, like say, holding their hand or giving them a million kisses, saying I love you to them reinforces those feelings and actions. If you want to get creative, you can even say I love you in a different language!

Say I Love You

103. Find a New Hobby to Do Together

This way you can both get out of your comfort zones and bond over trying to learn something new together. Your new hobby can be as practical or as out there as you both seem fit. 

If you don’t know where to start in choosing one, then head over to our Hobbies Bucket List: 100+ Most Popular Types to Try.


104. Take Cooking Class

Much like cooking dinner together at home, taking a cooking class is a great bonding thing to do for couples, with a delicious reward waiting for you at its end. Pick a theme together for what type of food and cuisine you want to try, book your space in advance, and get ready for an evening of giggles.


105. Try New Food

A super easy way to add some spice into your relationship – quite possibly literally so – is by discovering a new restaurant or cuisine together. You may even want to make a thing out of finding a new place or type of food to eat each time you go out on a dinner date together. 

Or if your adventurous eaters check out our Weird Food Bucket List that has plenty of unique things to try!


106. Visit a Different Country

Traveling to a new place within the country is great, but traveling to a different country brings the whole experience up a notch. Plus, getting to experience new things with your sweetheart is a big plus in strengthening your relationship!

Being in a different country helps you become more open-minded about your cultural differences. It also opens you to unique adventures and attractions, like eating staying in a Bedouin camp in Jordan’s Wadi Rum desert or hiking the classic Inca trail to Machu Picchu.


107. Visit The Place You Had Your First Kiss

Do you still remember where you shared that first kiss together? Maybe it was in the park, in the movies, or even while hanging out. Regardless, there’s nothing more romantic than going back to that special place and reminiscing!


108. Take on a DIY Home Project

Whether its  decorating the living room or making a garden bed, a DIY home project is a popular couples activity that allows you to work together towards a common goal.


109. Have a Fondue Night

Fondue is a Swiss and French Savoyard dish that features melted cheese over a portable stove. If you want sweet rather than savory, you can go for chocolate fondue that has sweet tidbits of fruits and pastries. Sounds heavenly, doesn’t it?

This is a delicious recipe for fondue that I brought all the way back from Switzerland. And here’s the cutest red fondue pot or for something even easier, an electric one!


110. Share a Milkshake

Sharing a delicious milkshake with your sweetheart is probably something most (if not all) couples have done before. To spice things up a bit, you can try hunting and sharing the best milkshake you can find in your state. Or, if you want to add a personal touch to it, you can also make one at home using the recipes below.

Share a Milkshake

111. Have a Fancy Night on the Town

Whether you’re partying at a trendy club or going to a 5-star  dinner, dressing up for a night on town is one way to get out of your comfy t-shirt and jeans!


112. Bake Together

Baking requires patience and the exact measurements of ingredients for the finished product to turn out perfectly—just like your relationship! The best part is that you get to eat your baked goods afterwards.


113. Watch Each Others Favorite Movie

Sure, you and your partner might have different tastes when it comes to movies, but that is what’s great about it: you’ll get to discover something new about each other through your favorite flicks! Whether you’ll love the movie or not, simple gestures and efforts like this are romantic in their own way. 


114. Create Your Couple’s Travel Bucket List

While you may already have your own couples bucket list, having one dedicated to traveling is a great way to keep track of new adventures, places, cuisine, or anything that you want to experience together that falls under this category!


115. Stay in a Cabin in the Woods

Whether you’re both the adventurous type or simply looking for a cozy and quiet getaway, staying at a cabin surrounded by nature is the perfect place to be.

From going on a river adventure to relaxing by the fire to enjoying the scenic views, you’ll never run out of things to do as a couple!

Stay in a Cabin in the Woods

116. Catch a Sports Game

Watching a sports game together is a fun activity for couples because it can combine two things you love: quality time and sharing your passion for an action-packed game. Whether it’s basketball, soccer, or good old American football, you can catch a game live at a stadium or settle for shouting at your home television screen.


117. Head to a Museum

Going to a museum with your boyfriend, girlfriend or significant other can be a really fun time if you choose the right one. It’s great exploring the wonders of art, history, and culture, but, all museums don’t have to be historical or artsy. You can find some pretty unique ones out there too! For example, I’ve been to a quirky umbrella cover museum on Maine’s Peak Island, and also a 3-D one in Vietnam’s Ho Chi Minh where we got to take selfies in a dozen different vignettes. 

Head to a Museum

118. Meditate together

Meditating together can be a super peaceful and zen date night idea. Picture this: you and your partner sitting cross-legged, eyes closed, taking deep breaths and letting go of all the stress and worries. It’s a chance to escape the chaos of everyday life and find some inner peace together. Namaste, lovebirds!


119. Plan the Ultimate Staycation

Instead of dealing with the stress of traveling to a faraway location, opt to plan a staycation where you visit attractions and do cool activities close to home. You can try out new restaurants, visit local tourist spots, indulge in spa treatments, or simply take time to unwind and enjoy leisure activities at home. Try setting up a cozy movie night with tons of snacks and a blanket fort, or have a DIY spa day with face masks and massages. You can even whip up some delicious homemade meals together, trying out new recipes and laughing at kitchen mishaps. 


120. Reorganize a Room in Your House

Working together to transform a space allows you to unleash your creativity and showcase your shared vision. Picture this: you both put on your comfiest clothes, crank up the music, and dive headfirst into a decluttering and redesign adventure. It’s a chance to unleash your inner interior designers, brainstorming creative ways to maximize space and make the room feel like a cozy haven. 

Reorganize a Room in Your House

121. Write Songs for Each Other

Writing songs for your partner can be a super romantic (and potentially hilarious) way to express your feelings in a totally unique way. Whether you’re a musical maestro or simply strumming a few chords on a guitar, you can create a heartfelt melody that will make their heart swoon. Remember when writing your tune, it is all about capturing those inside jokes, sweet moments, and quirks that make your relationship special. 


122. Design a Coffee Table Book

Designing a coffee table book filled with photos of your relationship is like creating a special visual love story that you can cherish forever. With platforms like Shutterfly, you can easily bring your vision to life by choosing layouts, adding captions, and customizing every detail. From that adorable first date selfie to the epic vacation snapshots, you can curate a collection of your favorite moments together.


123. Have a Pottery Night

Making pottery and trying out wheel throwing together as a couple can be an incredibly fun and romantic experience! Imagine channeling your inner Demi Moore and Patrick Swayze in that iconic pottery scene from the movie Ghost. You can both get your hands dirty, shaping and molding clay into beautiful works of art. It’s a chance to unleash your creativity, laugh at the inevitable clay mishaps, and create something unique together. 

Have a Pottery Night

124. Go Indoor Rock Climbing

If you and your partner are an adventurous duo, indoor rock climbing is an activity you’re bound to love! Scaling towering walls and cheering each other on as you conquer new heights is quite a bonding experience. Whether you’re newbies or seasoned climbers, indoor rock climbing offers a unique blend of excitement and teamwork.

Go Indoor Rock Climbing

125. Have a Deep Conversation About Life

Having a deep conversation about life with your significant other can be incredibly meaningful, and even transformative. It’s like diving into the depths of your souls, sharing your dreams, fears, and philosophies on the universe over a cozy cup of coffee or a late-night walk. You can explore topics like the meaning of life, your passions, what makes you truly happy, and your aspirations for the future. Dive into discussions about personal growth, relationships, and even the challenges you’ve faced. 

These conversations create a space for vulnerability, understanding, and connection that goes beyond the surface level. 


In reality, a romantic relationship may not always mirror the picture-perfect unions you see in popular movies. However, it possesses the potential to become a thrilling journey, enriched with enjoyable couple activities, intimate date nights, meaningful connections, and fun escapades that strengthen the bond between two individuals.

The key lies in deliberately creating these experiences. These things to do as a couple ideas are sure to elevate your relationship and take your shared adventures to a different level. So, grab hold of this list and see how many items you can check off.

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89 thoughts on “Couple’s Bucket List Ideas: 125 Fun Activities & Things to Do”

    • my potato muncher pookie wookie and i took inspiration from you we even showed our friends! they have decided to do it with us! cant wait to try 54 ;) My hubby and i love everything except the 112 because i cant bake! We do this on a weekly schedule babes, wanna join?

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  1. I love these ideas- esp. sing karaoke together!! My boyfriend is a musician so he is always singing- but I think that would be awesome.  Everyone should feel a little silly sometimes!!

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  2. I need you to post this one on my webpage. You're awesome!!! (I really need my boyfriend to read it, sounds better coming from someone else.)

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    • Thanks! You are more than welcome to post this list on your site as a “guest post”. I would just need a teensy-weensy credit and link to my blog. I think it would be great, let me know.

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  3. These are great ideas. Everyone needs to break out of a relationship "rut" every now and then and these would be perfect! I've done 7 of these, if carving our names into wood at a bar (we were allowed) counts for carving our names into a tree!

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    • I wish I could get my hubby to even contemplate dancing. He says that we have been married long enough, so he doesn’t have to dance anymore! Gotta love him :)

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  4. I love these couple lists. It is important to grow and experience new things as a couple. I completed a few of these in my last relationship, hoping to have more experiences such as these in future. I don’t have a choice with Number 18 because I am unable to see and therefore unable to bike any other way.

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    • I have been married almost 17 years and have realized that having new experiences has really kept our relationship strong (& fun). But, there are still so many more things we can do together!

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  5. If you’re lucky enough to have a porch (a deck would suffice) this makes an incredible date. My hubby and I (38 years together, 33 married) go out onto the porch in the dark of night, play our favorite songs and slow dance. This is especially fun in the rain.Sure, we’ve been caught by the neighbors once or twice, they’ve never said anything but I bet it makes them wish they had the same experience.

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  6. The photo for the “Write a love letter” is actually a Chinese letter about a couple deciding to break up because they aren’t fit for each other. Perhaps choose another image :P

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  7. You got a long great list of fun activities as a couple. The most important thing is that couple needs to find time to enjoy and have fun. Because it’s a lifelong relationship. Having time together helps build the relationship stronger.

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  8. I have got myself a boyfriend i am doing romanctic monmments couples thing thank you for your post i will do that one day .x

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  9. Just love these romantic couples list. All these ideas are amazing and i have done almost 6 from these. Nowadays, every couple need some time from their busy life for enjoy the world and do these type of things. I hope i would done all these ideas. Thanks Annette :)

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  10. Do all respect you’re couples bucket list is real life me and my girlfriend have practically done every one of these not trying to do every one of these play Kiss in the rain we kiss in the shower same thing I’m going to make a ghetto version it’s going to be better no disrespect

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  11. This is awesome, and so are you both!!! Stumbled up on this because I’m looking for things for couples to do for a couples date night event! thanks!!!

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  12. Actually surprised i found what I was looking for. It is a great website with nice ideas to do on your date date and so far it helped me a ton.

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  13. We, ve did cooking together, we also achieved our goal of getting a couples massage, now I find a lot of different bucket list ideas like I have added horse riding, but I’m a little bit afraid about horse riding but it’s my biggest dare, another great idea that you gave me is amazing I never thought of giving my fiance a pet name so that’s a little challenging, By the way, I’m looking for more cool bucket ideas in the future thankyou. Keep giving us these cool bucket ideas it really helps.

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  14. Trying to get my husband of over 31 years to be more adventurous. So far he has shown some interest in “bowling” in as many states as we can – we met in a bowling alley in 1985. Wish me luck!!!

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  15. Waiting for this pandemic to go, so we can complete the bucket list#41 and 6 desperately waiting so we can travel, Thankyou very much for your ideas Annette, Love You.

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  16. we tried all 68 of these. we even started combining some. might I suggest feeding each other while playing bingo in a hot tub… very spicy!!!😃🤓😉

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  17. I read your blog. Having very use full information help me a lot. I will read more articles on your blog.

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  18. Very helpful for couples, specially for newly weds going on honemoon. I have been married for 7 years now. Yet, one destination is still in my bucket list – Rajasthan, India. Hopefully I get to travel soon with my hubby there. And I get to write about it on my travel blog soon.

    Thanks for your Blog.

    Gayatri
    Admit at mytravelguideblog.com

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  19. Wow, what a fantastic blog post! Your clear explanation of the importance of engaging content and its impact on audience connection really resonated with me.

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