Couples Bucket List: 68 Fun Activities & Romantic Things to Do

Though a couples relationship doesn’t always replicate the ideal duos in the popular romantic movies, it can be quite an adventure filled with fun couple activities, romantic date nights and crazy things to do to help to bond your special relationship.. 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 are dozens of the best ideas to make sure you don’t get stuck in the monotony of the day to day routine and start bonding over exciting new adventures.

Couples Bucket List: Fun Activities, Cute Date Ideas
& Romantic Things to Do

1. ✦ Have a Tech-Free Date Day Together

2. ✧ Plan Your Future

Couples Bucket List: Fun Activities, Cute Date Ideas  & Romantic Things to Do

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 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 sexy tranquilizing massage.

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4. ✦ Go on a Double Date

5. ✧ Stargaze on a Rooftop

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? Add one of the 52 Incredibly Romantic Quotes.

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7. ✧ Play a Sexy Game of Twister

8. ✦ Visit Each Others Hometowns

9. ✦ 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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10. ✧ Take A Spontaneous Road Trip

11. ✦ Take a Workout Class Together

 Couples Bucket List: 68 Fun Activities & Romantic Things to Do

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.

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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Fun Couple Things to Do: Have a Romantic Picnic

13. ✧ Do a Movie Marathon

14. ✧ Get Naughty in Every Room in Your House

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.

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Couple Walk Along the Ocean at Sunset
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16. ✦ Binge Watch a New TV Series

17. ✧ Come Up With Pet Names For Each Other

18. ✦ 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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19. ✦ Take a Trip Somewhere New

On top of a mountain in central Greece

20. ✧ Sext to Each Other

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.

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Monogram Stationary
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22. ✧ Volunteer Together

23. ✧ 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.

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Couples Zombie Halloween Costume
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25. ✦ Start a New Tradition Together

26. ✧ Play Mini Golf

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 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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London Eye Ferris Wheel

28. ✧ Sleep Under the Stars

29. ✦ Go to the Theater

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.

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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Jamaican Sunset

31. ✧ Take a Bubble Bath (with Champagne & Strawberries)

32. ✦ Go Bowling

33. ✦ 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!

Peter and Annette White at Gaviota State Park in Goleta, California

34. ✧ Cover the Bed in Rose Petals

35. ✧ Play Bingo

36. ✧ 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?

Couples Bucket List: Horseback ride on the beach

37. ✧ Create a Couple Scrapbook

38. ✧ Host a Couples Game Night

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? 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

40. ✧ Take a Hot Air Balloon Ride

Hot Air Balloon Ride in Sonoma County

41. ✦ Attend the Concert of a Band You Both Love

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?

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43. ✧ Make Out at the Drive-in

44. ✦ Go to the Beach

Annette White in Cancun

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 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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46. ✧ Feed Each Other

47. ✦ 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, just make sure your jump is in a safe location!

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49. ✧ Take a Horse Carriage Ride

50. ✧ Join the Mile High Club

51. ✧ Learn to Tango

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 others bodies so tight you will be able to hear each others heart beat.

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Couple Activities: Learn to Tango

52. ✦ Go Camping

53. ✦ Stay in a Room with a Hot Tub

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, 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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55. ✦ Cuddle by the Fire

Couples Bucket List: Cuddle by the Fire

56. ✧ Dance in the Kitchen

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.

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58. ✦ Go Wine Tasting

Peter & Annette White at their restaurant Sugo Trattoria in Petaluma, California

59. ✦ Make Thanksgiving Dinner

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.

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Peter & Annette White in Yosemite Valley National Park in the Winter

61. ✦ Slow Dance

62. ✧ Run a Race Together

63. ✧ 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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Couples Bucket List: Kiss in the Rain
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64. ✦ Play a Game of 20 Questions

65. ✧ Complete a Jigsaw Puzzle Together

66. ✦ 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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67. ✧ Read a Book To Each Other

Couple Bucket List: Eat Breakfast in Bed

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.

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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  1. Jenn @ You know...that Blog? August 10, 2010 at 5:36 pm - Reply

    I love those ideas! We've done some already, but they're certainly worth repeating 😉

  2. Jade September 15, 2010 at 11:37 am - Reply

    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!!

  3. Gayletrini October 6, 2010 at 6:58 am - Reply

    Love this Love this Love this!
    Can I reblog this post PLEASE 🙂 or can you guest blog on this topic on my blog 😀

    • Annette Renee White October 6, 2010 at 8:00 am - Reply

      Hi! You can absolutely repost it, just give me & my blog a credit link.
      Thanks for the kudos!

  4. Alicia May 14, 2011 at 11:17 am - Reply

    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.)

    • Annette Renee White May 14, 2011 at 1:11 pm - Reply

      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.

  5. Stefanie June 23, 2011 at 6:40 am - Reply

    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!

    • Annette Renee White June 23, 2011 at 6:51 am - Reply

      Wow! Seven is really good! 10 more to go 😉

    • Eric Darrel March 26, 2018 at 12:29 am - Reply

      i love these ideas! if only he have enough time to do all of those romantic stuffs :’)

  6. Nina August 13, 2011 at 11:46 am - Reply

    I'm surprised at how many things we've done already! Great list…

    • Annette Renee White August 13, 2011 at 1:56 pm - Reply

      My husband and I haven’t completed everything on the list…yet!

  7. Nina August 14, 2011 at 4:07 am - Reply

    We have done 9 of them… Getting there. I need to print this teehee

  8. Andi of My Beautiful Adventures December 4, 2011 at 8:59 am - Reply

    I'm thinking of buying dancing lessons for Xmas for my hubby, because he's Argie and doesn't know how to tango! What a shame!! I'm liking #13! 😉

    • Annette White December 4, 2011 at 12:07 pm - Reply

      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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  10. Kerry July 8, 2014 at 1:28 pm - Reply

    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.

    • Annette White July 8, 2014 at 6:01 pm - Reply

      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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  12. Cindy July 2, 2015 at 8:41 am - Reply

    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.

    • Annette White July 2, 2015 at 1:53 pm - Reply

      I completely love this idea! It sounds like such a special way to spend a warm summer evening.

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  18. Teda February 16, 2016 at 7:36 pm - Reply

    Seriously, who has not done all that????????

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  20. Diane May 30, 2017 at 11:22 pm - Reply

    Fantastic ideas – can’t wait to get started!

  21. Passerby August 17, 2017 at 2:51 am - Reply

    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 😛

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    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 a wood at a bar (we were allowed) counts for carving our names into a tree!

  23. Cassie from True Agape June 4, 2018 at 12:56 am - Reply

    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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  25. Dorcas August 24, 2018 at 2:51 pm - Reply

    Anytime my friend and her fiance try to do anything cute, it always ends in banging. They even did it in my house once😣

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