4 Spectacular Couple’s Activities for July 4th


Want to hang out with your SO on Independence Day? Since this holiday celebrates the birth of our country, it’s natural to spend time with family, barbecue, and watch aliens get blown up by Earth’s combined military forces.

Include your other half in the festivities with activities that you can do alone or with family! Whether you want to plan an uber-romantic proposal or just a fun date for the day, we’ve got you covered.


Play with Fireworks

Lots of people play with fireworks on the Fourth of July, but how many get amazing photos? Hire a photographer and head to an area that allows fireworks. You can use sparklers to write your names, draw hearts, and make amazing shapes that will show up on film. This activity is super fun and creates fantastic engagement photos.


Attend a Fair

Most cities host 4th of July fireworks, craft booths, food festivals, or fairs. Find out what is in your area and make a day of it! Go out together and enjoy the ice cream, pie contests, barbecue style food, and shopping. When you start to wind down, grab a blanket and a good spot to see your city’s nighttime fireworks display.

Americans-000034445254_Medium.jpgGrab a Show

Tired of the same fireworks year after year? Raise the bar and head to a new venue! To keep it casual, you can check out an amphitheater, sports arena, or outdoor space that sets off fireworks with patriotic music. For a more sophisticated twist, buy tickets to the opera or orchestra for a high-class night out.


Give Some Bling

Are you ready to declare your independence from the single life, and join the happily engaged crowd? Once the fireworks start shooting off, cuddle up with your sweetie and enjoy the show. Then, for the grand finale, pull out the ring and pop the question! Make sure you hire a professional to take the photos, so you get everything from her reaction to the fireworks in clear, perfect detail.


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5 Hot Summer Date Ideas for Couples


Just started dating? Engaged? Married for a while? No matter how old your relationship is, having fun together is important. Give your summer a romantic twist with these fabulous date ideas.


Make a Splash

The beach is always a good idea. Pack a bikini and check out the ocean nearest you! If you don’t live on the coast or it’s freezing even in July, no problem! Head to natural hot springs, a water park, the lake, or a close river. Snorkeling, river rafting, body boarding, canoeing, and jet skiing are all great summer activities. Getting wet and wild is fun for everyone.


Spice Things Up

Going out to dinner is fun, but you can shake things up by cooking an incredible meal and staying in. And taking something out of a box doesn’t count. This is a do-it-yourself, I-had-to-use-a-cookbook, start-from-scratch sort of deal. Choose a recipe you’ve always wanted to try, or put a gourmet twist on your partner’s favorite meal! Add some wine and a delicious dessert, and you have the makings of an unforgettable evening.


Give It a Twist

Dancing is an intimate, sensual activity just made for date night. Check out a local studio and find a lesson series that sounds fun to both of you! If you want a formal ballroom dance that gives you a chance to get dressed up, learn to waltz. To loosen up, take swing dance or salsa lessons! If you’re up for the challenge, an exotic Latin dance like tango or rumba will heat up your relationship in a hurry.


Hit The Streets

Summer is festival season. Get off the couch and take advantage of local activities! Craft fairs, fireworks, strawberry festivals, lavender festivals, carnivals, chili cook-offs, Saturday markets, street jazz, outdoor concerts, movies in the park, and art walks are just a few ideas. Find out what your city has to offer and start saving the dates!


Challenge and Conquer

Longer days and warmer weather gives us the opportunity to enjoy nature. Make this the summer you Did That Thing You Always Wanted To Do—and share the experience with your partner! Plan a cruise or road trip, train for a marathon or triathlon, participate in an adventure run series, visit a national park, hike a mountain, camp in the wilderness, or take up a new sport! Seize the opportunity to have a spectacular adventure together.


What are you looking forward to doing this summer? Share your favorite date ideas!