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Bucket List for Couples: 31 Fun & Romantic Ideas

Foster deeper intimacy and bring more spark and excitement to your relationship with these Fun and Romantic Ideas.

Bucket List for Couples: 31 Fun & Romantic Ideas

Making time for regular connection with your partner is so important. For parents in particular, kid time can sometimes completely overtake a couple time. Don’t forget to balance things out by making time for yourself and your partner.

Use the ideas in this post to create a Bucket List for Couples that you can complete together. Spending quality time with your significant other is one of the ways to foster intimacy, which is critical to maintaining your romantic relationship.

Quality time is one of the five love languages (ways you give and receive love).

For the married couple or those in long-term relationships, it’s all too easy to fall into a rut when you don’t plan exciting activities together anymore. Everything becomes work, chores, and falling asleep watching Netflix together. Over time, months can start to feel the same and the spark between you diminishes.

Make it a regular habit to select a bucket list idea and have fun making new memories. Experiencing new things together can strengthen your connection and maybe even rekindle some passion.

Creating and Completing a Bucket List for Couples

Making a bucket list for couples can help ensure you don’t neglect your relationship amidst your own personal hobbies or trekking the kids to their various activities.

While it’s good to have things you do as an individual to refuel yourself, your relationship also deserves regular attention in order to continue to thrive. Make regularly trying out bucket list ideas part of your couple goals.

Have some special moments after the kids are in bed or get a sitter on occasion. You might even take a day off work while the kids are at school or daycare to spend time with your partner.

This couple’s bucket list can give you great date night ideas. Forget a boring dinner out for the hundredth time. Spice things up with a fun activity.

Working through your bucket list for couples together can take you beyond the monotony of everyday routines and remind you of what it felt like when you were dating. Remember when you made an effort to have new adventures together?

With the many options below, you can each pick some favorites to populate your list together. Or embrace the element of surprise and put slips into a jar, then pull one or two out to complete each week.

Be sure to also check out 100 Fun Questions to Ask Your Significant Other for another fun activity to strengthen your connection.

A free printable version of this Bucket List for Couples is available for download at the end of the post. Enjoy!

Activity Ideas for Your Bucket List for Couples

There are a range of options here, including many that can be done at home and for free or on a small budget. Many options involve the outdoors, so these ideas make a great summer bucket list, though you can still complete them any time of year.

1. Watch a Movie Outside

Watch a Movie Outside

There’s something a little magical about watching a movie under the stars. Our city has several options for outdoor movies. Check out what’s available in your area, or you can always bring a tablet into the backyard and get cozy! It’s a fun idea for date night.

2. Have a Picnic

Have a Picnic

My husband and I did this on our wedding night, complete with a bottle of champagne. Having a picnic can be pretty relaxing and romantic. Go and find a beautiful outdoor spot in your local park, by a lake, or the surrounding countryside and enjoy.

3. Make S’mores

Make S’mores

Goopy marshmallow and melted chocolate, just how much fun. You can’t tell me the kid in you won’t crack a smile. Gather your S’more supplies and get roasting. A fire crackling at night will create warmth between you too.

4. Visit a Garden

Visit a Garden

Do you have a local arboretum or botanical garden? They’re a perfect spot for a romantic wander together while enjoying nature’s beauty. Get to know new trees while walking around holding hands.

5. Play Cornhole

Play Cornhole

Have fun with a little friendly competition to unwind. Head to your backyard or a local park and play Cornhole or your favorite game. How about the winner gets a back rub or a sensual massage?

6. Stargaze


Stargazing is simple and so powerful. Pick a spot, lay a blanket outside, and gaze up at the stars. See what you can spot first without the help of a smartphone app. Ask each other questions about the universe and snuggle the night away.

7. Go for a Scenic Drive

Go for a Scenic Drive

Put the windows down and find some country roads to explore. You never know what you might find off the beaten path. If you want to level up this experience, you can turn it into a road trip for a romantic getaway.

8. Relax in a Hammock

Relax in a Hammock

Nothing says relaxation more like a hammock for two. And even better if you find a really romantic spot in nature by the lake. Snuggle up close and let your tension melt away.

9. Go to a Concert

Go to a Concert

Surprise your partner and get tickets to a show you know they will love. During the summer, there are also plenty of free outdoor concerts in many areas. Do a little research and go for a fun night out.

10. Watch the Sunset

Watch the Sunset

We stay so busy that it’s easy to fail to appreciate the beauty that happens every day. Make a moment to connect and experience the wonder together. The night can be such a romantic time if you make the effort to savor it.

11. Go to an Amusement Park

Go to an Amusement Park

Find your sense of adventure and go on rides that make you clutch each other and scream. Hold hands on a Ferris wheel under the cover of night. The amusement park offers plenty of opportunities for special moments as a couple.

12. Relax in a Pool or Hot Tub

Relax in a Pool or Hot Tub

Yes, the pool can be relaxing (without the kids). Float along together or camp out in neighboring lounge chairs, chilling the hours away. For the extra adventurous, you might even try skinny dipping at night. If you can’t get to a pool or hot tub, you can substitute a romantic bubble bath for two.

13. Go to a Food Truck Rodeo

Go to a Food Truck Rodeo

Taste your way around as a couple. Go and explore your local food places, have something you haven’t tried before, and share bites.

Stroll Around a Farmer’s Market

Stroll Around a Farmer’s Market

Strolling around a Farmer’s Market is definitely our summer favorite. Enjoy the fresh fruit and veggies, honey, cheese, flowers, and everything the good farmer’s market offers. You might even find some delicious food to plan your picnic.

14. Have Champagne and Fresh Fruit for Breakfast

Have Champagne and Fresh Fruit for Breakfast

Just because. It will feel like room service no matter where you are. This experience can be fun and special even at home. It’s a must-try for anniversaries or when on a romantic trip.

15. Go Boating

Go Boating

Boating can be so romantic. There are many options to choose from – a ferry, kayak, canoe, paddle boat, or even a gondola ride. Pick one you’ve never done as a couple and make a new memory. Don’t forget the sunscreen and water!

16. Play Miniature Golf

Play Miniature Golf

I always loved miniature golf. It’s fun and a perfect game to have quality time with your loved one. Feel like a kid again when you get super excited about a hole-in-one. I find playing at night to be a little more special.

17. Go on a Day Trip

Go on a Day Trip

Make your own adventure while spending the day together, just the two of you. Pick out something you’ve been wanting to do within driving distance, then make it happen. Bonus points if you prep a special playlist. How about visiting a waterfall together?

18. Have Dinner Outside by Candlelight

Have Dinner Outside by Candlelight

Candlelit dinner outside screams romance. You can DIY it or make a reservation in your favorite place. It’s the perfect way to make date night much more special, especially on hot summer nights.

19. Go Beer or Wine Tasting

Go Beer or Wine Tasting

That’s tasting (not getting sloshed). Choose a location with a nice ambiance to make it special for the two of you. Take your time and enjoy deep conversation alongside the wine. Then grab a favorite bottle to bring home.

21. Go for a Hike

Go for a Hike

Get lost in nature together—it’s great for stress relief. Bring out the spirit of adventure by blazing new trails as a couple. Make it regular and you are guaranteed to keep the sense of adventure alive in your relationship.

22. Watch the Sunrise

Watch the Sunrise

I love a beautiful sunrise. It’s the most magical moment in each day. A camera never does them justice. Experiencing one in person should be on anyone’s couples bucket list. You’ll cherish these special moments together.

20. Throw a Frisbee

Throw a Frisbee

Frisbee is a great way to have a laugh together. Don’t take it too seriously, it’s OK to laugh at how terrible you are. Just have fun together.

23. Go to a Baseball Game

Go to a Baseball Game

What’s more American than a baseball game? You’ll have plenty of time for conversation, plus there are good snacks. If baseball isn’t your thing, you can pick another sporting event.

24. Fly a Kite

Fly a Kite

When was the last time you had a go at flying a kite? Let me tell you, it’s harder than you remember! Do you think you can achieve it with some teamwork?

25. Go Fruit Picking

Go Fruit Picking

Mmmm… fresh picked fruit. Whatever’s nearby and in season can be your treat for the day. Do a little research on your local farms, whether they have apples, peaches, or strawberries, pick your favorite, and enjoy time together while fruit picking.

26. Get a Couples Massage

Get a Couples Massage

Yes, please! Where do I sign up? Getting a massage together will leave you so relaxed afterward that you can melt into each other’s arms. Alternatively, get some sensual massage oils and give each other a massage at home. Make it a regular to reconnect through deeper intimacy.

27. Write Each Other Love Letters

Write Each Other Love Letters

The written word can be so powerful. Have you ever exchanged love letters as a couple? Pour your heart out onto the page. Or why not write each other a poem? You can seal yours and wait to give it on a special date.

28. Watch Fireworks

Watch Fireworks

There are often other occasions beyond July 4th to enjoy a fireworks show. But don’t make your own—leave it to the professionals. A trip to the ER is memorable but not romantic.

29. Recreate Your First Date

Recreate Your First Date

Recreating your first date will bring back some memories. Celebrate your time as a couple by going all the way back to the beginning. It doesn’t have to be exact, and you can give it some upgrades if you want.

31. Share an Ice Cream

Share an Ice Cream

The ultimate bond—being willing to share a bite of your ice cream. Test the bounds of your love. Find a local place they have the best ice cream and remember to try some new flavors too! Then go for a romantic stroll hand in hand.

Download the Bucket List for Couples below as a beautiful printable.

Get Started Today

What piqued your interest? Are you ready to get started? I hope you have a great time and make some wonderful memories together! I’d love to hear about your favorite bucket list idea.

I hope that this bucket list for couples will inspire intentional connection with your partner throughout the year. Completing the list might inspire you to make other bucket lists together.

My husband and I share a travel bucket list of our top destinations to visit. It gives us something to look forward to as a couple.

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