With so much going on in our everyday lives, sometimes we miss out on not only on the world around us, but the people around us as well. This is why, especially for those of you lucky enough to be in sunny LA -- it never hurts to treat your partner and yourself to exploratory date nights, whether that be discovering your partner’s likes and dislikes, or adventuring through the wonderful world around you.
Here are 5 ideas to get you started on some off-the-beaten-path date ideas:
This is one date idea that will pay dividends in the future.
Maybe you’ve been so busy recently that you’ve not paid as much attention to your partner as you wanted to. This is your chance to make them the center of your focus.
Get to know your partner on a whole new level as you participate in a couples massage class together. Learn why your partner is stressed out and how you can make them feel better and more relaxed at home. You'll be grateful that your partner will be able to return the favor -- life is too short to live tensely.The Love Institute
Next up, go and take a long bike ride around the town. Say goodbye to busy days with meetings and responsibilities. Instead, spend a day with your date where your only goal is to enjoy a scenic journey -- then cap it off with some dinner and wine.Santa Barbara Wine Cycling Tours
If you and your partner are the adventurous kind, set out to explore some sea caves together in a tandem kayak. Marvel at these natural wonders together, and share this unforgettable memory. You’ll be the only people around in this stunning summer escapade.Santa Barbara Adventure Company
You’ve explored your partner, the land, the beautiful water… what next? How about a hot air balloon ride? Admire Santa Barbara from a completely new vantage point, and see your bae in a new light as you are suspended hundreds of feet in the air together.Sky's The Limit Ballooning Adventures