33 Romantic Things to Do This Weekend (No Reservations Necessary)

Updated 11/16/17
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No matter what stage you're at in your relationship, it's important for couples to carve out special time for one another. Whether it's regular date nights, saving up for a big event, or indulging in the little things as often as you can, all these romantic acts nurture your relationship and keep your bond strong. To help you rekindle the romance, we've rounded up a long list of romantic things to do this weekend—and beyond. Ideas span from simple but special activities that won't break the bank to more splurge-worthy experiences that will take some worthwhile planning.

Most importantly, we've listed a number of romantic ideas that don't cost a penny and don't need a reservation. Make these pastimes with your partner a priority, and keep the love burning. Head below for a list of romantic things to add to your to-do list.

(Some of) the Best Things in Life Are Free

  • Go to the farmers market
  • Pick wildflowers
  • Make a scrapbook with photos and mementos
  • Create a collaborative Spotify playlist
  • Write a shared bucket list
  • Slow dance to romantic music
  • Take turns giving each other massages
  • Read poetry together
  • Leave little love notes in unexpected places
  • Take a bubble bath together
  • Build a fire, and cuddle in front of the fireplace
  • Queue up some romantic movies
  • Watch the sunrise together
  • Make each other breakfast in bed
  • Plan out your dream vacation
  • Stargaze
Set Of Three Notebooks
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Mallow Blossom Bubble Bath
Susanne Kaufmann Mallow Blossom Bubble Bath $70

Budget-Friendly Activies

  • Cook a romantic dinner
  • Order takeout, and light some candles
  • Ride a Ferris wheel
  • Rent bicycles
  • Re-create your first date
  • Pack a picnic lunch
  • Visit a museum
  • Hit the road for an unplanned day trip
  • Play tourist in your own city
  • Get drinks at bar with live music
  • Go to a drive-in movie
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Diptyque Baies, Roses, and Figuier Set of Three Candles $100

Splurge-Worthy Experiences

  • Enjoy a couple's massage
  • Go wine-tasting at a vineyard
  • Take a cooking class together
  • Take a dance class together
  • See a concert
  • Book a quick weekend getaway
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Truss Weekender Large Woven Raffia-Effect Tote $350

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