Spring has sprung and the warmer weather has us all itching to get out and enjoy the sunshine. Whether you’re newly dating or have been in a relationship for awhile, here is a list of things to do with your significant other this season – the perfect combination of things to do indoors and out! We’ve got you covered for those rainy days and sunshiny days – without breaking the bank!
For the Nature lovers
1. Check out Allen Garden Botanical Garden! Perfect for the flower lovers, nothing says spring like florals! This massive historic greenhouse will keep you warm on a cool spring day and is great for taking photo’s. With 6 greenhouses for you to explore, it makes a perfect date spot.
2. Go bike riding or Rollerblading on the boardwalk
Perfect for those that enjoy hanging by the Harbourfront and being by the water. You can walk the boardwalk, pack a picnic, go canoeing, SUP or walk the dogs! This great spot has many options! You can even grab your first ice cream cone of the season from one of the ice cream trucks nearby.
3. The High Park Cherry Blossom bloom
This is a Toronto classic, we all know about it, but have you actually gone to check it out? Tip: Avoid peak times such as evenings on weekends and take a romantic stroll through the park and admire this stunning view from late April to early May.
4. Planning on cooking Dinner together? Hit up a local pop up farmer’s market or venture to the St. Lawrence Market to source out your ingredients! Challenge yourselves to cook with fresh ingredients that are in season, and share a bottle of your favorite wine.
Planning an Evening out
5. Paint night at PinotsPalette
Unwind with some wine and painting by try something new! Let loose, laugh and let your inner creative come to life. Keep it budget friendly by attending their discount paint nights! #WinedownWednesdays
6. Go Axe throwing at BATL
This fun date idea will help you distress, let loose and get your adrenaline pumping! Studies have shown that an increase in adrenaline can be linked to increased levels of attraction. Keep this date budget-friendly by checking out their website for their walk-in specials open to the public. This also makes a great group date with friends to release the tensions of the day, drink, throw and be merry.
7. Learn to Latin Dance at El Rancho
Get sexy and sensual while having some fun with your significant other. Take an evening dance class at Latin club El Rancho and dance the night away. Classes are offered for as little as $12 with dance instructor Jen Daudlin!
8. Get out for some live music!
Toronto has so many festivals, events and little hole in the wall locations such as The Cameron House to catch great live music! Skip your usual bar and try a new location. Junction City Music Hall is a perfect unpretentious location, that features local live music, great cocktails, and pinball! Check out their schedule for their theme nights.
9. Catch a live comedy show at YukYuks
Unwind and catch a live show or sign up for amateur night! Tickets are fairly inexpensive and are discounted on off-peak nights such as Wednesdays. Perfect as a date for two or as a group date with friends.
10. Catch a Hotdoc film at the Ted Rogers Cinema
This Cinema features first-run Canadian and International documentaries. They also have special documentary presentations and showcases. There’s even a hotdocs festival running April 25th – May 5th this year, so don’t miss it!
Not so boring coffee dates
11. Sorelle and Co. Bakery
If you haven’t been to this stunning café yet, it’s a must see in Toronto! The location isn’t your everyday drab coffee shop. It features an array of desserts and food that is vegan, gluten free, nut free, soy free and doesn’t have any preservatives. Healthy is hot!
12. Visit Boxcar Social Café
This café/bar combo is definitely a place to see! A perfect date spot that offers you plenty of options to grab a drink. From a beer to coffee, to wine! Their harbourfront location features a stunning patio outdoor area, perfect to enjoy the warmer weather and view of the sail boats.
Make the most of Spring by switching up your routine and sharing these tips with other couples that you know.