So we hear all the time about “date night”, but what if you only have time in the day? Time in the morning in fact? What are the best morning date ideas? And how do you keep morning dates still feeling… date-like and romantic? Well my friends, in this post, we reveal all.
See, we’re looking at QUALITY over QUANTITY to reveal the all-time best morning date ideas, that are actually, quite unbeatable!
What Are The Best Morning Date Ideas?
See, when it comes to morning date ideas that still feel-date like, you have to get the right “vibe” and “activity.”
What’s “right” will vary from person to person, but within this list of 15 unbeatable date ideas, you’ll be able to find the sweet spot for you!
These morning date ideas also vary in suitability in terms of first dates, second dates and dates for couples who are in a relationship.
But have a read through and see which ones jump out at you!
The most important thing is that you’re NOT ruling out morning dates, because – actually – they can be super sweet and special.
And with each of these morning date ideas – you can tweak them to make them your own.
15+ (Unbeatable!) Morning Date Ideas
So let’s get stuck in shall we? What are the ULTIMATE morning date ideas, that offer all the date-like elements you need (and more)?!
Well, in no particular order, when it comes to morning date ideas, you could (and should)…
1) Go on a Morning Walk
So first up, let’s start with pure simplicity, which is to go for a morning walk! This is undoubtably one of the best morning date ideas, as it works well no matter what stage you’re at…
- If you’re in a relationship – it gets you breaking your normal routine, spending quality time together and appreciating the world around you.
- If you’re dating, it’s low-pressure. You can talk without having to stare directly at each other. It also offers some different conversation starters.
Going on a walk in the morning, also makes it quieter, more peaceful. There will be less people around you, and it makes the date more about, just the two of you.
… Or a Morning Hike
Want to go one step further? Then a morning hike is always a good idea. In fact, it’s a popular outdoor date idea for those particularly active and adventurous.
Going early not only makes you feel like you have the place to yourselves, but it also sets you up for the day and makes you feel accomplished.
Head to some local hills or mountains, take a backpack with some drinks and nibbles (a blanket comes in handy too!) and get yourselves out there!
2) Do an Activity
Another great morning date idea, is to kick it off with an activity!
So it could be hitting the waters early with a bit of kayaking, or trying a new class inside – like pottery or painting. It can be indoors or outdoors; anything and everything… You decide!
The options for this one really are quite endless. So it ultimately comes down to…
What do YOU fancy doing this morning? What have the two of you never done before? And how can you get your day off to a truly awesome start?!
Because at the end of the day – any date you could do in the day, you can indeed move it forward to the morning. There’s no set time for these things.
It doesn’t even have to be a particularly crazy date idea! (Although hats off to you if you do have the courage to try one of these!)
It’s more about doing something you wouldn’t usually do early… getting up earlier, getting out and turning what would usually be an afternoon date, into a morning date that truly sets you up for the day! (After all, we’ve got to make the absolute most of life, right?!)
3) Head To An Attraction
Next up, I want to highlight how great it is going to popular tourist attractions EARLY!
You miss the crowds, whilst still having the best of times. In fact, if anything it only makes the date BETTER when it’s quieter!
So maybe you skip the queue’s at a theme park – racing around there for half a day! Or perhaps you fancy going to a museum or local history site, an aquarium, an experience.
Often, attraction dates make for great group date ideas. But if you want to work on your own schedule – head to an attraction just the two of you, and have the place to yourselves instead.
See you don’t want to go when everyone else goes. Instead, you’re moving it forward and heading there earlier for a far better date! Makes sense, right?!
4) Go For Breakfast or Brunch
Moving on to more of a classic morning date idea… We have to include breakfast or brunch in this list, right?!
See, we’ve all done dinner dates. So why not make that first morning meal as much of a thing?!
This is great for early-birds, or avid foodies looking for foodie date ideas.
The venue choice is absolutely essential – so choose wisely! Pick somewhere different, intimate and special… With a menu that you haven’t tried before!
Then use it as an opportunity to get to know one another or spend quality time together.
Don’t forget – there are essential things to talk about on a first date (or second, or third!) so a simple breakfast morning date like this, allows the space for you to ask these.
Similarly, if you’re in a relationship – maybe there’s some tough relationship questions you really should ask… So a change of scene allows you to do this a little more casually.
The other bonus of going out in the morning, is you still have the rest of the day ahead of you, but it starts it off in a fun way!
So why not make a breakfast or brunch date, a more regular thing?!
5) Have Breakfast in Bed
If you’re in a relationship, I also want to throw our Breakfast in Bed as a fun morning date idea.
Stay in your PJ’s, cook up a feast together, or take it in turns to do it – swapping up the “chef” role each time. If Acts Of Service is your partner’s love language, they’ll love the idea of this!
Whichever way you go for, then munch on it together in bed. Or (better yet!) make a cute little bedroom den and devour it in there!
Choose all your favourite treats, and chill out for an extra-long lie-in after, with your favourite TV-shows. If you’ve had a tough week, this makes a great morning date idea!
This leads me onto my next suggestion…
6) Watch Movies In Bed
What’s one of the most popular home date ideas?! Well of course a movie night!
Even newbie daters jump on this with “Netflix and Chill”, so why not make it a morning thing?
Instead of rushing around, getting up, pushing on with your day, appreciate the time you have with your partner. Stay in your own little bubble for a little while longer!
Binge watch your favourite TV show together, watch a quiz show and go head to head, or snuggle up to a movie (always nice on a groggy rainy day!)
Staying in PJ’s is again, essential. And treating yourselves to all the nibbles you want (no matter what the time and “suitability!”) is also a must.
It makes it more special and memorable then. After all, it’s not like you’d do it every day!
7) Grab a Coffee
Next up, a popular morning date idea (particularly for first dates) is, of course, a coffee dates!
So this OF COURSE has to make it onto the ultimate list of morning date ideas. After all, you’re likely to be drinking it anyway!
But how can you make your morning coffee date the absolute best that it can be?!
Well by picking a quirky coffee shop, an independent one with a bit of character! You may also like to top it off with a cake, muffin or pastry. (Why not, hey?! Treat yourselves!)
This is usually one of the most popular lunch date ideas, but there’s no reason why you can’t go earlier and have it as a morning date instead!
If you’re active people, and it’s a pretty morning, you can always opt for a takeaway coffee and have a stroll through the city as you walk and talk.
But by having something warm and comforting to hold, you can often find that conversation comes a little easier, and it makes it surprisingly less intense!
Cue: 51 Funny First Date Questions if you want to lighten it even more!
8) Catch The Sunrise
Whether it’s on a walk, or a hike, or you just wake up in the early hours and go for a drive to catch the sunrise – sunrise chasing is probably one of the most romantic morning date ideas.
If you’re doing this during Summer, be warned, the sunrise is going to get you up EXTRA early…
But that can only make it extra special and more intimate when you do get there, and again, get to watch it by yourselves.
If you do opt for driving – take blankets, a flask and snuggle up on the bonnet of your car as you take it all in!
The great thing is – this morning date idea works regardless of what stage you’re at. You simply tweak it to make it your own and pair it with quality conversation…
You’ll then leave feeling closer than ever. (Trust me! It will be an unforgettable experience!)
9) Try a Bit of Yoga
OMMMM. Looking for different morning date ideas? Then yoga is your thing!
Combine this with meditation if you like. And if you’ve never done it before – all the better!
Find a class, or – for couples – if it’s a groggy day and you don’t feel like venturing out, pick one to follow online (there’s plenty) then simply give it a go.
This makes a great free date idea at home, that’s also very different.
What’s more, studies have shown some major benefits of doing yoga in the morning, in general, so – even if the date is a disaster – the date activity itself will help to keep you zen!
10) Go on a Mini Road Trip
Now you may only have the morning, but if you wake up for sunrise, you may as well continue your drive on to visit somewhere you’ve never been before.
There’s so many different places in the world, and many actually on your doorstep.
So wake up, make the most of the day and head out somewhere new! The early start only makes it more exciting (like when you wake up early to go abroad! Holiday vibes!)
Whats more, getting back and still having the rest of your day – like we said, only adds to that sense of accomplishment and shows the kind of people you are.
So embrace your sense of adventure and get out on a mini morning road trip!
11) Play a Sport
Think that getting sweaty isn’t a good date idea? Think again.
This means that a morning game of badminton, tennis, squash, or so on, is actually a really great shout; making it well worthy of a spot on our list of morning date ideas.
In fact, there’s plenty of sports for couples that are fun and flirty, so it’s simply a question of which one to try first!
12) Play Some Games
If sport isn’t for you, another great date idea is a games morning…
Yep, I know, it’s usually “games nights” you’re familiar with, but scrap the booze and replace it with coffee (or even better… water!) for a different date that really mixes things up!
You can play games at home, in a coffee shop, or even a cosy little book store…
Games are always a good way to bring out your competitive sides, whilst keeping it light and fun.
13) Have a Spa Morning
Too chilled for competitions? Pampering more your thing? Then a spa morning can be one of the best morning date ideas!
Now, this one is probably more so for couples, or those who have been dating a while (you’ve got to be comfortable with no makeup and swimwear on right?!)
But the spa is ALWAYS something worth getting up for!
Have a swim, open those pores in the steam room and sauna. Perhaps even treat yourselves to a treatment – with a facial or massage.
Go all out my friends! It will be one date you’re sure to remember!
The alternative? A pamper morning at home. This is more budget friendly if you need. So know that you don’t need to miss out!
14) Do Something Cute
Unless you’re SERIOUSLY not a morning person, the mornings are when most people are at their cutest and cuddliest.
Therefore, if you’re in a relationship, or things are going strong with the person you’re dating – it’s the perfect chance to capitalise on this and do something cute at home.
So for example, why not have a Scrapbook Date?!
Go through old photos, ask cute relationship questions whilst you’re reminiscing, then print and stick, stick, stick!
That not your thing? Then how about a backyard morning picnic? Or some romantic couples morning massages?
The ideas are endless! Just start by asking yourself:
What is the CUTEST morning date idea I could think of here?!
Then run with that! If you’re organising it yourself, it can then also become a surprise romantic gesture for your partner (which they’re sure to appreciate by the way!)
Get the love going and flowing early on, to get it continuing that way, the rest of the day!
15) Try Something New
On the flip side, our final recommendation when it comes to the best morning date ideas – is to try something new. To think outside the box!
Getting up early, seizing the day, going for a morning date instead of an evening one – it adds excitement.
So why not build on that by doing something new? It could be taking a new class together – pottery, painting, cooking even. Or going bold and brave with indoor skydiving!
Maybe you’ve always wanted to do an escape room… well, now’s the time!
Find something you both want to do but have never done before and jump straight into it when you’re fresh, awake, alive and full of energy!
Which Morning Date Idea Will You Try Next?
So there we have it, our ultimate guide of the BEST morning date ideas, broken down into 15 key suggestions. Jump straight in – plan one for next week.
These dates don’t all need to take up hours of your time. But they do make your dates that little bit different.
Liked these? You’ll also enjoy our Top 20 Weeknight Date Ideas. Because- dates don’t have to just be on weekends!