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    When was the last time you and your hubby took some time for a date night? If you are like me, and like many busy parents, it's probably been a while. Date nights are a great way to destress, strengthen your relationship, and have fun. But, it can be hard to find time for yourself when life is so busy. Well, one solution that I've found is to have simple and short "date nights" whenever our schedule allows. That way, my husband and I can still spend time together but without scheduling out a whole day or evening. Here are some of our favorite easy date ideas for busy couples:

    Go out to eat at a new restaurant

    Don't stress about breaking the bank at a fancy restaurant. Instead, try a local eatery that you have never been to before. Instead of looking online, just drive around town until you see a place that looks intriguing. It can even be a food truck or pop-up restaurant. Most local restaurants are affordable and unique in their atmosphere, style, and flavor. Who know, maybe you will find your new favorite place to eat!

    Explore nature on a long walk

    Go to the foothills, forest, or lake side near where you leave to get some fresh air while exploring new places. If you can't get that far away or don't have a lot of time, then just walk around your neighborhood or city. This will give you time to just talk about anything and everything with your spouse. So often as parents you are so busy that you don't even talk about simple things, like how your day went. Take this time to enjoy each others company and catch up.

    Watch the sunset at a lookout point

    If you are able to get away from the kids in the evening, then hike or drive to a lookout point near you. Try to leave at least an hour before sunset to give you time to find a good spot, settle in, and relax. Be sure to bring some blankets to sit on and cuddle with! And for a little more fun, bring dinner or dessert with you to eat while you watch the beautiful sunset.

    Take a long drive to somewhere new

    Going for a drive is such an easy 'date' because there is practically no planning required! Just pick a destination, or even just a direction, and just drive. Go to a city near by that you have never been to, see a local tourist location, drive to the place where you met, or even just drive around town. The possibilities are endless. Wherever your drive takes you, you can just hold hands, chat, and listen to music that you both love.

    Listen to a live local band performance

    If you are in the mood for excitement, then go see a band at a concert venue or festival. Or if you want a more laid back evening, just go to a small coffee shop or restaurant where local artists play. Enjoy the music, the company, and the food or coffee.

    Go fishing in a pond nearby

    It's always fun to take a fishing trip that lasts a day or two, but when your free time is limited, just head over to a local pond that allows fishing. Cast a line, pull up a chair, and crack open your favorite drink. This is one of our favorites to do in the summer!

    Bubble bath after the kids are in bed

    Can't find a babysitter? No worries. You can still have a romantic evening by taking a candle lit bubble bath with your sweetheart after the kids are in bed.

    Check out a new locally owned store

    It's always great to shop local! Whether it's a family owned store, little boutique, or a homemade cupcake store, there are always some unique finds in every city. Visit some stores you've had your eye on or just window shop down the main street.

    Classic picnic in the park

    If the whether is nice outside then head over to your favorite park (or the closet park) and have a classic picnic! Pack a delicious meal, bring a blanket to sit on, and of course, don't forget the wine!

    Night in, movie on the couch

    Don't have enough energy to leave the house? Then just hire a babysitter to take the kids for the evening so you can have the house all to yourself. Relax and cuddle on the couch while you catch up on your favorite Netflix show or rent a movie.

     

    When was the last time you and your hubby took some time for a date night? If you are like me, and like many busy parents, it's probably been a while. Date nights are a great way to destress, strengthen your relationship, and have fun. But, it can be hard to find time for yourself when life is so busy. Well, one solution that I've found is to have simple and short "date nights" whenever our schedule allows. That way, my husband and I can still spend time together but without scheduling out a whole day or evening. Here are some of our favorite easy date ideas for busy couples:

    Go out to eat at a new restaurant

    Don't stress about breaking the bank at a fancy restaurant. Instead, try a local eatery that you have never been to before. Instead of looking online, just drive around town until you see a place that looks intriguing. It can even be a food truck or pop-up restaurant. Most local restaurants are affordable and unique in their atmosphere, style, and flavor. Who know, maybe you will find your new favorite place to eat!

    Explore nature on a long walk

    Go to the foothills, forest, or lake side near where you leave to get some fresh air while exploring new places. If you can't get that far away or don't have a lot of time, then just walk around your neighborhood or city. This will give you time to just talk about anything and everything with your spouse. So often as parents you are so busy that you don't even talk about simple things, like how your day went. Take this time to enjoy each others company and catch up.

    Watch the sunset at a lookout point

    If you are able to get away from the kids in the evening, then hike or drive to a lookout point near you. Try to leave at least an hour before sunset to give you time to find a good spot, settle in, and relax. Be sure to bring some blankets to sit on and cuddle with! And for a little more fun, bring dinner or dessert with you to eat while you watch the beautiful sunset.

    Take a long drive to somewhere new

    Going for a drive is such an easy 'date' because there is practically no planning required! Just pick a destination, or even just a direction, and just drive. Go to a city near by that you have never been to, see a local tourist location, drive to the place where you met, or even just drive around town. The possibilities are endless. Wherever your drive takes you, you can just hold hands, chat, and listen to music that you both love.

    Listen to a live local band performance

    If you are in the mood for excitement, then go see a band at a concert venue or festival. Or if you want a more laid back evening, just go to a small coffee shop or restaurant where local artists play. Enjoy the music, the company, and the food or coffee.

    Go fishing in a pond nearby

    It's always fun to take a fishing trip that lasts a day or two, but when your free time is limited, just head over to a local pond that allows fishing. Cast a line, pull up a chair, and crack open your favorite drink. This is one of our favorites to do in the summer!

    Bubble bath after the kids are in bed

    Can't find a babysitter? No worries. You can still have a romantic evening by taking a candle lit bubble bath with your sweetheart after the kids are in bed.

    Check out a new locally owned store

    It's always great to shop local! Whether it's a family owned store, little boutique, or a homemade cupcake store, there are always some unique finds in every city. Visit some stores you've had your eye on or just window shop down the main street.

    Classic picnic in the park

    If the whether is nice outside then head over to your favorite park (or the closet park) and have a classic picnic! Pack a delicious meal, bring a blanket to sit on, and of course, don't forget the wine!

    Night in, movie on the couch

    Don't have enough energy to leave the house? Then just hire a babysitter to take the kids for the evening so you can have the house all to yourself. Relax and cuddle on the couch while you catch up on your favorite Netflix show or rent a movie.

     

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