When you have a house and family to take care of, a job to worry about and very little vacation time on the horizon, you often crave attention with your significant other; a night out just to yourselves, in other words. Getting dressed up and heading to your favorite restaurant, hitting a concert or catching a new movie are traditional ideas in which to spend time outside the home without distractions. But a night out doesn’t have to be the same old routine as usual; after all, variety is the spice of life!
If you head to the same eatery every time, try having a cultural night out and eating a new food that you haven’t tried before. Interested in that new Thai place that just opened? Head on over for some pad Thai and an adventurous night out for an experience that will linger. See an IMAX movie that has been interesting you, even if you have to drive a little to the nearest theater. Catch a popular 3D movie if that’s more your style. The point is to have some fun and step out of your comfort zone for a memorable night with your partner.
Just want some time to yourself instead? No problem! Some restaurants host wine tastings on a regular basis, or find a cooking class or meeting near you for a topic that you’ve been wanting to explore. Maybe there’s an event at the local bowling alley you’d like to attend, so why not? Even if you have to break out of your town for the night to have a little fun, there’s no harm in that. Cities around you might host a variety of special events that suit your tastes; check online before you go to make sure of times, fees and event parking. The best laid plans can sometimes be derailed by the littlest of details.
Having a night out doesn’t have to mean a lot of money spent, however; the point is to have fun and break out of your regular routine with something different. Plan strategically, do some research and set aside whatever time and resources might be needed to execute your night out. Perhaps you’ll want to splurge a little, maybe on a new outfit or concert tickets. Maybe you just want to take advantage of all the free events your area has to offer. No matter the plan, just remember to have fun!