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  • When the sun’s out, so are any plans of staying indoors with your significant other.
  • From kayaking to eating all the ice cream you stomach, there are plenty of summer activities that’ll keep the romance alive. 

The temperatures are rising and so is the chemistry with that special someone.

But if you’re tired of the typical dinner dates or Netflix and chill hangouts, the summer season offers plenty of opportunities to step out of your comfort zone and do something a little more offbeat. 

Here are 16 unique date ideas that will spice up your summer. 

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Hit up a rooftop movie theater

Take the classic dinner and movie combo to the next level — literally. Rooftop movie theaters are popping up all over the country, from Los Angeles to New York, and for good reason. Arrive early for happy hour, watch the sunset, and grab your seats to catch a favorite flick. 

Hitch a ride on a hot air balloon

Experience breathtaking views from a hot air balloon with your date. Take a slew of selfies to record an experience that’ll leave you both riding high. 

Enter a Color Run race

Participate in the happiest 5K on the planet — the Color Run. Even if you and your date aren’t the most athletically inclined, don’t worry, the goal of the race isn’t to be the fastest, but to have the most fun.  

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