10 Unique & Active Date Ideas

Tired of sitting in a bar or catching a movie for date night? Dare to date differently and go for an experience that’s as beneficial to your health as it is fun! Check out these 10 romantic date ideas that are inexpensive, fun, and will get your blood pumpingliterally.

Kayaking/ Paddle Boarding

Take advantage of all the awesome spots to hit the water here in San Joaquin County! Not only are activities like kayaking and stand-up paddle boarding great exercise, they make for a seriously good time. So have some fun in the sun on your next date day!

Try Headwaters at Lodi Lake

Rock Climbing

Rock climbing is such a good time that it’s easy to forget what a test of strength (and courage) it is! You and your date will most likely work up an appetite, so scope out a good spot for a posty-climbing bite. This is one date that’s sure to be both awesome and unique!

Try Stonhenge Modesto


Trampoline parks aren’t just for kids, folks! Have a blast by bouncing around, playing trampoline basketball, and flailing into foam pits. You and your date will be laughing the whole timeand will be burning a ton of calories.

Try Stockton Skyzone


You don’t have to seek out a far-off hiking trail to trek through some beautiful scenery. There are some gorgeous trails, perfect for a picnic or the ultimate “walk in the park” right in your own backyard! So, pack a lunch and some comfy shoes and embrace our local nature!

Try Oak Grove or Lodi Lake

Driving Range

Fore! A bucket of golf balls and some open greenery is all you need for an out-of-the-ordinary afternoon date. Hit a local golf course or go to a cool sports venue that offers a high tech driving range so you can really dial up the competition!

Try Swenson Park Golf Course or take a short trek to Roseville Top Golf

Batting Cages

Hey batter batter! Stray from the dating norm with a twist on one of America’s favorite pastimes. After all, why go simply watch a baseball game when you can get movin’ and make memories playing instead?!

Try Mojica’s Indoor Batting cages Lodi or Big League Dreams Manteca

Ice skating

There’s something innately romantic about ice skating. Even with the impending possibility of falling, the hand-holding and need to get cozy makes it the perfect outing. Ice skating will have you burning a few hundred calories in just an hour! Plus, a fall here and there could make for a few good laughs.

Try Oak Park Ice Arena

Roller Skating

Ice not quite your thing? Try roller skating instead! Much warmer, and there’s the added bonus of cool lights and music to get your boogie on while skating!

Stockton Indoor Sports Complex


Get romantic with the ultimate language of love… body language! Latin dances such as salsa and tango are all about passion. And it’s so much fun that you won’t even realize what a great workout you’re getting. So put on your dancing shoes and let the romance begin!

Try Arthur Murray Dance Studio


This one’s a classic. Bowling allows you to get a little nostalgic, a little active, and a little (or a lot) competitive.  There are cool options like cosmic and midnight bowling, and you can always make it a one on one experience or have fun with a group date!

Try Pacific Avenue Bowl or West Valley Bowl


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