Car date nights are a great way to reconnect with your significant other. After months of staying inside because of lockdowns in 2020 and adhering to social distancing protocols, getting out and enjoying a personal date together is just what many people need. If you have never had a car date night before, here are some cool car date night ideas that will help you brainstorm the perfect car date for you and your significant other.
1) Get some takeout and drive to a scenic, secluded part of town.
Pack your car with blankets and pillows, perhaps some wine if it is legal in your state (in most states 21 years or older). Park near a pretty park or beach and enjoy the view while you eat.
2) Watch the sun rise or set together.
Just because you have a car doesn’t mean date night can’t happen at sunrise or sunset. Pack some snacks and drinks, pick a place to watch the sunset together, and snuggle up as you enjoy watching one of nature’s most gorgeous sights.
3) Spend a car date night under the stars.
Think of car date nights as car camping! Pack your car full of snacks, pillows, and blankets. Go out to the country or even a park where you can enjoy darkness and stars. You can watch meteor showers this way or just look up with binoculars at the variety of stars you might not see in your city.
4) Go bird watching.
If car camping isn’t your thing, how about bird watching from the comfort of your car? Pack your car with binoculars and snacks, then head out to a park or nature reserve.
5) Go stargazing.
If you are looking for something really romantic on your next car date night, car star gazing will be perfect. Just like car camping or car bird watching, car star gazing requires nothing more than using your car as shelter. Bring along some blankets and pillows and you are good to go!
6) Relax and enjoy a car date night movie.
Choose a car date night that is just you and your spouse and get ready for some entertainment! Pop some popcorn, bring some drinks and snacks, and enjoy spending time together not having to worry about anything else. If there are no drive-in movie theaters in your area, just bring a tablet or laptop and watch your favorite blockbuster from the comfort of your car.
7) Have a picnic in your car and enjoy the scenery.
This car date night idea is great for couples who want something simple but romantic. Park your car near a scenic area, set out the picnic blanket, and enjoy watching the scenery go by as you enjoy a romantic meal for two. You can even make cute little car picnic baskets to put everything in.
8) Enjoy some car karaoke.
Sing along to your favorite songs with your significant other and belt out the lyrics. Make it even more memorable by choosing your favorite songs or music that means a lot to both of you. Singing in the shower is great but car karaoke is so much better, so why not make car date night car karaoke? As a twist, you can also break out your favorite music playlists and play a game of Name That Tune!
9) Play a car date night board game.
This is especially fun if you’re having a car date night with the kids, but it can be a romantic car date as well. Pack your car full of snacks and drinks, then break out the Nintendo Switch or an iPad and play a board game on it. If you have room, you can even break out your favorite physical board game and play games under the stars. Monopoly anyone?
10) Create a scavenger hunt game.
If you want your car date night to be a little more exciting, make a car scavenger hunt. This car date night idea can work in any town or city with your car. Set up the car with clues and make your spouse drive around until they find all of them. The car scavenger hunt will help keep car dates fun and fresh because it is a car date night idea that you can do again and again!
11) Check out all of the holiday decorations.
If you’re planning a car date night during the holidays, go out for a drive and get in the Christmas spirit watching the outdoor Christmas light displays in your neighborhood or at homes across your city. Many homeowners get crazy creative with their house light displays and you can make it even more fun by judging the best ones with a score of 1 to 10 and tallying your scores at the end.
12) Take a drive through picturesque scenery.
This car date night idea is great for couples who love road trips. Pack an overnight bag full of car camping gear just in case, then head to your car and drive through picturesque scenery. Bring along a car hammock to watch the stars from if you have one. Just make sure to get back before the sun rises…or don’t!
13) Write each other car date night “letters.”
If you are looking for car date night ideas that are really romantic, writing letters can be great. All you need is a car and some paper and pens, then write your spouse love letters in the car. You could even bring along some snacks to munch on while writing letters.
14) Go for ice cream.
Go on a drive through town and enjoy ice cream cones at your favorite shop. If the car is hot (wink, wink), going out for ice cream is a great car date night idea that can cool you down while also making car dates fun and sweet. If going out for ice cream cones isn’t your thing, you can also snack on ice cream sundaes or gelato.
15) Have a drive-thru fast food restaurant binge.
If you’re not in the mood for ice cream, go out on a drive-thru restaurant binge instead! Car date night dinners can be fun, but a drive-thru restaurant binge is also a great car date night idea. Pick several car-friendly fast food joints and hit them up one by one while having fun snacking on burgers and fries together! It’s a fast-food buffet but don’t forget to order some water or drinks to wash everything down with!
16) Just enjoy a relaxing car date night ride together.
This car date night idea is great for car dates that are long-distance or for couples who are always busy with things going on in their lives. Just enjoy driving around without an agenda and car dates like this one will be fun and relaxing for couples who just need to unwind.
17) Spend some intimate time together.
Bring along a car blanket and car pillows to snuggle up under the covers together and do whatever comes to mind. It’s a simple car date night idea that will have both of you feeling warm and fuzzy! But you might want to leave your car in the garage or park it somewhere secluded if your car date is X-rated!
I hope you enjoyed these car date night ideas!
In the end, car date nights should be something your spouse looks forward to because it means spending quality time together doing something fun. Whether you and your date go camping, play car games, or end up watching a movie in the car, these 17 car date night ideas can be fun and memorable if you make it a special time with your spouse.
Please share these car date night ideas with your friends and family…and of course, your significant other!