31 Summer Date Ideas to Make You Feel Like You're in a Nicholas Sparks Novel

According to myriad books, films, songs, and musicals, summer is the season of love. Longer days, warmer weather, and seemingly fewer responsibilities somehow turn this season into the most romantic time of the year. But what would a summer fling be without the perfect dates to bring you and your S.O. closer together?

With so many fun, adventurous, and outdoor activities to take part in during the summer, there should be no shortage of date ideas. If you're just getting to know each other, keep it simple with a picnic in the park, and if things are heating up, spend a weekend away together far from your usual haunts. At the end of the day, it doesn't matter what you do, as long as you do it together. However, if you're all out of summer date ideas, be inspired by this list of 31 romantic, silly, and downright cheesy things to with your partner.