53 Best Morning Date Ideas (2024) “WOW Impression”

Welcome to your ultimate list of the best morning date ideas.

If you’re looking to break the mould and plan a date outside the local breakfast spot or coffee shop, you’re in the right place. 

In my role as a life coach, I am always helping clients connect better with those closest to them. 

That’s why I’m excited to share this list with you.  

So, let’s dive in.

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Morning Date Ideas

Strap in for my ultimate list of the best morning date ideas.

Morning Date Ideas: Summer

Here are some ideas for dates when the sun is shining and the weather is warm.

1. Watch The Sunrise

Sunsets may be romantic, but a glorious sunrise can be just as magical. Find a spot to see the sunrise without obstruction and the beauty of the sky do the rest.

2. Plan A Breakfast Picnic

If the weather is warm enough, why not prepare an al fresco breakfast in a romantic outdoor setting?

3. Ride Bikes

A slow bike ride to get the blood pumping at the start of the day? On a warm summer’s morning, why not?

4. Go Rollerblading

Prefer rollerblading to bicycles? Get your skates on instead. In fairness, this allows for more hand-holding.

5. Go On A Morning Hike

Get out bright and early to experience a morning hike in the great outdoors. A morning start allows you to get home before sunset.

6. Walk In The Botanical Gardens

If you have a botanical garden in your city, these are likely to provide a nice setting for romantic morning dates.

7. Feed Some Animals

Whether it’s the ducks at your local pond or the goats at your local petting zoo, this makes for a cute and fun date activity.

8. Enjoy A Round Of Crazy Golf 

Crazy golf courses usually run on business hours, so why not head for a round at the start of the day?

9. Arrange A Couple’s Photoshoot 

There are a lot of cheap portrait photographers available on AirBnb. Perhaps you could hire one to take some fun summer photos of you two. 

Morning Date Ideas: Winter

If it’s too uncomfortable to go outside in winter, there are still plenty of morning dates you can plan.

10. Go Ice Skating 

In most major cities, there are plenty of outdoor and indoor rinks opening in the morning.

11. Visit A Museum

This is a great idea you can enjoy all year around and they usually open early.

12. Visit An Art Gallery 

If either of you have a taste for the artistic, a gallery will make for a great date idea too.

13. Go Bowling

This is a classic date idea. Plus, if you go on a weekday, there’ll be less of those annoying kids running around.

14. Go To The Mall

There’s plenty to do and see at your local mall – and it probably opens during business hours.

15. Go To The Arcade

Arcade games can be just as fun for adults trying to relive some nostalgia.

16. Visit A Cereal Cafe

A cafe that just serves cereal? It sounds crazy, but this concept is popping up in more major cities across the world. Most likely, you’ll be able to pick up some tea and coffee while you’re there.

17. Go Swimming

A dip in your local pool can be more romantic during mornings, when it’s likely to be far less busy. Maybe you can enjoy a sauna together afterwards. 

18. Go See A Movie

A matinee movie screening will have less people. Less people = more romance. 

19. Visit The Aquarium  

Marvel at the underwater world while enjoying a hot tea or coffee.

Morning Date Idea Aquarium 
Photo by Silas Hao on Unsplash

20. Book A Couple’s Massage

When was the last time you had a professional massage? If the answer is never, please know it’s an incredible way to start the day, even more so when spending quality time with your significant other.

21. Go Christmas Shopping 

The holidays are coming. So, why not turn your Christmas shopping trips into a fun morning date idea? The shops will be far calmer on the weekday mornings, meaning less stress for the both of you.  

Morning Date Ideas At Home

You woke up next to your date? Neither of you have to go to work? That’s the perfect time to arrange morning dates inside your house. Here are some fun ideas for house dates.

22. Breakfast In Bed 

A treat for whoever gets to stay in bed. Hopefully, you can switch things up so they repay the favor next time.

23. Cook Pancakes

How about you both get out of bed and flip pancakes together?

24. An At-Home Smoothie Date

Healthy smoothies with your hot date can be a great way to start the day.

25. Netflix And Chill

Morning movies while hugging your loved one in bed. Bliss.

26. Bake

Baking can be a fun activity to do while you talk and get to know each other. Most people love a partner who can cook too. So, why not give your date a cooking class and teach them a new recipe?

27. Get Arty

Maybe you are sketching, painting or making collages from old photos. Regardless, this is a peaceful and fun way to spend quality time with your date in the morning.

28. Listen To Your Favorite Music

Or if you play an instrument, perhaps you can impress your date with some live music? 

29. Play Games

Maybe you’re playing board games, card games or even completing a crossword puzzle together. The most important thing is you’re enjoying each other’s company

30. Watch Cartoons

Relive the nostalgia of getting up early on a Saturday morning to watch cartoons. 

31. Play Video Games

Old-school video games consoles are another great nostalgia trip, and they tend to be simpler for those who aren’t regular gamers.

32. Play With VR Headsets 

Virtual reality is the future of gaming. If you’ve got this at your house, it can help create a lot of laughs on your morning dates. 

33. At-Home Yoga

This could be just what you need to feel fresh for the day ahead.

34. At-Home Massages

If yoga isn’t your thing, perhaps you can give each other massages on the bed. Who knows what can happen as your hands run over each other’s bodies.

35. Make A Fort Out Of Blankets And Furniture

Another nostalgia trip that shows off your playful side.

36. Ask The 36 Questions To Fall In Love   

Google the “36 Questions To Fall In Love” and ask each other one by one. This is a great game for any date morning or date night.   

Morning Date Ideas Near Me

If you’re feeling sleepy without too much energy, these are some nice ideas that are likely to be close to your house.

37. Eat Breakfast At Your Nearest Pancake House 

Pancakes are the ultimate breakfast. Treat yourself.

38. Eat At The Nearest Waffle House 

If you’re planning an early start, treat yourself to a delicious breakfast.

39. Enjoy Coffee At Your Nearest Hipster Coffee Shop

There’s something about hipster baristas and quirky stuff on the walls that makes coffee shops more fun. 

Morning Date Ideas
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40. Go For Brunch 

Is it ever too early for a Mimosa with a Saturday morning brunch? I’ll leave that up to you…

41. Walk On The Beach

If you live near a beach, make the most of it!

42. Walk In The Park

Go enjoy some fresh air and some light exercise together in the park.

43. Go To The Farmers Market

You can pick up some ingredients to cook a delicious lunch together.

44. Pick Up Some Smoothies

Head to your favorite smoothie cafe and order your favorite beverage.

45. Walk Your Dogs

If either of you have dogs, they have to be walked. You may as well turn it into a romantic date, then.

46. Go Thrift Shopping

Maybe set a budget of $10 to buy a bizarre outfit for each other.

47. Drop By The Local Yard Sales

I’m no yard sale expert, but if there’s one consistently true fact about local yard sales, it’s that you need to arrive early to pick up the best bargains.

48. Take A Yoga Class Together 

There’s nothing wrong with some light exercise with your date in the early hours.  

Over-The-Top And Glamorous Morning Dates 

Let’s finish with some ideas to really make a statement to your love interest.

49. Take A Hot Air Balloon Ride

There’s no better place to see the sunrise.

50. Go On A Spa Day

You both work hard during the week. You deserve a break from the stress to rejuvenate on the weekends.

51. Go Sailing

A morning sail is a glamorous idea for sure. Plan it in advance so you have something to look forward to.

52. Party At A Morning Rave

This is another bizarre trend becoming increasingly popular in big cities.

53. Take A Mini-Road Trip

A great advantage of waking up early is you create the time to see places that are further from your home.  

Morning Date Idea Roadtrip
Photo by Jorge Saavedra on Unsplash

What Should I Do On A Morning Date?

There’s no reason to treat your romantic interest any differently. Be kind. Get to know each other. Be flirty. Don’t take yourself too seriously. Have fun!  

Frequently Asked Questions

Let’s round off this guide with the answers to some frequently asked questions about morning dates.

Morning Date Meaning

A morning date is literally any date which starts in the morning. You can have a morning date at your home or out and about. 

Are Morning Dates Better Than Date Night?

There are pros and cons.

An advantage is that your date venue is less likely to be packed with people. Less people = more chances for intimacy and romance. 

On the flip side, the main con is that your date might have other things planned later in the day. So, even if you’re getting along super-well, the date might have a deadline. Meanwhile, on a Friday night date night for example, it’s more likely you can go all night long if that’s what you want…

Another con is sleepiness. Maybe you’re not a ‘morning person’. Maybe your dare isn’t a ‘morning person’ either. But, hey, if you both get an early night with no alcohol beforehand, you should be ready to rock. Get some coffee inside you and you’ll be fine. 

What Should I Do With My Girlfriend In The Morning? 

Ask her! How about you present a list of ideas and let her choose her favorite. That way, you can be sure you’ve chosen a morning date idea you’ll both enjoy. 

How Can I Have A Romantic Morning?

A big part of romance is showing you care about someone. You can do this by putting in the effort to create a fun and unique date. Hopefully, this list has helped you think of many romantic morning date ideas. 

What Time Is Good For A Morning Date?

The ideal time for a morning date is one where neither of you loses any sleep. Being underslept can ruin a lot of people’s moods and make them lose focus.

Morning Date Outfit

It depends where you are and what season it is. The most important skill with choosing outfits for morning dates is looking good while being prepared for all temperatures. Just because it’s cold in the morning, it doesn’t mean it won’t be blazing hot by noon. 

Any Questions About My List Of Morning Date Ideas?

Thanks for reading my list of morning date ideas.

If you have a question or you’d like to add your own great morning date idea, feel free to use the comments section below. 

Feel free to share memories of your best morning dates too!

It would be great to hear from you.

About The Author

Bijan Kholghi is a certified life coach with the Milton Erickson Institute Heidelberg (Germany). He helps clients and couples reach breakthroughs in their lives by changing subconscious patterns. His solution-oriented approach is based on Systemic- and Hypnotherapy.