Dates For the End of Summer

7 Dates You Must Go on Before Summer Ends

Summer is quickly coming to a close, but don't let it slip away yet. Celebrate the long days and great weather with these fun and romantic date ideas from YourTango.

Hot air balloon festivals, outdoor workouts, and more things you and your guy need to do ASAP.

We're not sure what it is, but there's something about summertime that just screams romance. As temperatures begin to cool and tan lines begin to fade, keep your relationship red-hot by spending some quality time with your man, starting with these fun date night ideas.

1. Catch an Outdoor Movie
Shake up your usual dinner-and-a-movie plans by getting cozy in the park. The Central Park Film Festival shows both classics and current flicks. Don't live in the area? Pick up a bottle of wine and set up your laptop under the stars. Extra points for making your own popcorn!

2. Visit a Zip-Lining Course
Show off your sense of adventure! Later on, try and re-create the exhilarating experience between the sheets. Seeking more adventure? Try one of these YOLO-inspired dates.

3. Take a Barbecue Cooking Class 
If you usually go out to eat on Saturday night, try spicing up your grilling repertoire this weekend instead with a barbeque cooking class! It will be fun and exciting to learn new techniques together, especially if one of you is usually head chef in your kitchen at home.

4. Attend a Wine Tasting
Take a trip to a nearby vineyard and attend a wine tasting. Be sure to take advantage of websites like Groupon and HowAboutWe that are swimming with discounts for couples.

5. Take an Outdoor Fitness Class Together
A couple that sweats together, stays together. Take your gym routine outside while the weather still permits!

6. Create Your Own Mini Bar Crawl
OK, we aren't suggesting that you wear matching t-shirts and pound pitchers of Bud Light like you did in college, but why not actually attend all of those happy hour hot spots that you pass on your way to work? You can even make up your own rules — like trying a different beer or appetizer at each bar.

7. Attend a Hot Air Balloon Festival
Get a glimpse of some gorgeous Fall colors — before any Autumn foliage sets in.

There's something magically nostalgic about hot air balloons, so even if you have to travel a bit, the experience will make the trip worthwhile! Find one near you.

— Tiffany McHugh

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