43 Double Date Ideas For You, Your Love & Your BFFs

Two may be company, but sometimes four is even better.
Double Date Ideas For You, Your Love & Your BFFs
Photo: Hinterhaus Productions / Getty Images
Erin Celletti
Erin Celletti
Erin Celletti
Erin Celletti
The Knot Contributor
  • Erin is a freelance contributor to The Knot and loves creating lifestyle, travel, beauty, relationships and commerce content.
  • In addition to writing for The Knot, Erin contributes to a wide range of publications including The Everygirl, The Everymom, Scary Mommy, Romper, Bustle and Brides.
  • Erin lives just outside of New York City, has a Bachelor's degree in Journalism and two Master’s degrees in Education and Administ...
Updated Oct 24, 2023

Date nights are fun—and a super important—part of your relationship. But double date nights can be, well, double the fun. I mean, what could be better than spending quality time with your love and your friends? On the other hand, coming up with double date ideas can be a real challenge. What can you do as a group that you know everyone will enjoy and be interested in doing? Eating at a favorite restaurant, sure. But what about thinking outside the box?

Whether you're thinking of planning a memorable night out, engaging in some competitive sports or board games or are up for something a little more creative, we have you covered. Below, find 43 of our favorite double date night ideas for you and your closest crew.

In this article:

The Best Double Date Ideas

Looking for the very best double date ideas? These top-tier activities below are almost always crowd-pleasers.

The Half and Half Double Date

Share the planning responsibility and do things you know you will all love. Let one couple pick how to spend the first half of the date, and the other choose the second. It's the definition of a win-win and takes the full planning pressure off of both sides.

A Cooking Class

Whether you're a champ in the kitchen or can barely put together a grilled cheese, a couples cooking class is always a (beneficial!) good time, and even better with friends.

A Comedy Show

Is there anything better than sharing a laugh—or two! or three!—with your crew?

Bar Hopping

While not the most groundbreaking double date idea, sharing fancy cocktails or local IPAs sure does sound like a good time, doesn't it?

A Dinner Party

Embrace your inner host or hostess, pull out your fancy drinkware and host a double date dinner party that's totally Insta-worthy.

A Concert or Live Music Event

If you're double-dating with a couple you might not know super well, this is a great option— minimal conversation required and entertainment provided.

Dinner and a Movie

You can't go wrong with this classic date night idea—just make it a double!

Go to a Game

Pick your favorite sport or team and head on out to cheer them on in person.

Cute Double Date Ideas

Ceramics painting class
Photo: vgajic / Getty Images

Looking for a double date night idea that's on the playful side? Here are some of our favorite cute double date ideas, practically made for that Instagram selfie.

Craft Night

Embrace your inner craftiness and work on a DIY project together. Scrapbooking, refurbishing a thrift store find—whatever piques your interest or sparks creativity.

Paint and Sip

Sip your favorite wines or beers while connecting with your inner artist during a 'paint and sip' double date night. You can go to a local business or put a session together at home.

Mini Golf or Driving Range

Who doesn't love mini golf? A little friendly competition never hurt anyone!

Pottery Painting

Visit your local ceramics studio or buy a kit off of Amazon and paint your own pottery together.

Desserts Only!

Dessert is the best part of dinner, anyway. Plan a night where you hop from sweet shoppe to sweet shoppe—or just enjoy an impressive display of homemade desserts. How sweet!

Fun Double Date Ideas

Two couples playing foosball together
Photo: supersizer / Getty Images

For fun-loving couples who are looking for laughs or adventure, here are some fun, funny or downright daring double date ideas to consider.

Karaoke Night

Whether at a karaoke bar or in your own living room, jamming out to your favorite songs (or perhaps even your song) can be a ridiculously fun time when you lower your inhibitions.

An Amusement Park Visit

Play couple-against-couple carnival games or get your adrenaline pumping on the roller coasters. Afterwards, share a "dinner" of corn dogs and cotton candy to complete the nostalgic experience.

A Day at the Zoo

Spend a day with the animals and take your double date to the zoo. (Bonus points if you find one with a great bar or restaurant nearby!)

A Scavenger Hunt

Whether you make up a scavenger hunt on your own or buy a pre-designed one, it's a great way to stay engaged and on the move during a double date.

Game Night

When was the last time you played a fun, old-fashioned board game? Yeah, we thought so. Dust 'em off and break 'em out for a double date game night.

Trivia Night

If anyone has ever told you to try out for Jeopardy, a trivia double date is right up your alley.

Escape Room

If you haven't done an escape room yet, you're missing out. They're super fun and even better with a small group working together.

Fall Double Date Ideas

Two couples picking apples
Photo: Georgijevic / Getty Images

When the leaves start to change colors and the temperatures cool down, it's officially time to plan some fall-centric double dates. Pumpkin patches? Haunted houses? Apple picking? Oh my.

A Haunted House

With Halloween on the horizon, fall is the absolute best time to embrace all things spooky and visit a haunted house.

A Pumpkin Spice Bake-Off

'Tis the season for pumpkin spice. Challenge the other couple to a throwdown in the kitchen—whoever makes the best pumpkin-spice-themed creation wins! (You decide the prize.)

Pumpkin Carving

Go pumpkin picking, then head home and paint or carve to your heart's content.

Apple Picking

Break out your favorite flannel and head to the orchard for lots of cute pics and to secure a stockpile for all your fall foodie needs, froom apple pie to apple cider. Yum!

A Haunted Walking Tour

From New York City's famous Green-Wood Cemetrary to the winding streets of New Orleans, many large cities and towns have supposedly haunted locales you can tour. It's a scary good time and a history lesson all in one!

Winter Double Date Ideas

Two couples enjoying a winter double date
Photo: SolStock / Getty Images

Just because it's cold outside doesn't mean your social life needs to cool down. When it comes to winter double date ideas, these are all top contenders.

Skiing or Snowboarding

For skiing or snowboarding fans, it's the perfect time to hit the slopes! If it's your first go-around, arrange for a couple lesson to kick things off, and follow up the activity with cocoa or hot toddies at the lodge.

Holiday Light Tour

When was the last time you slowed down to take in some truly festive holiday decorations? Hop in the car, bring along your favorite warm beverages and drive around listening to music and viewing the sparkling lights.

Hot Chocolate Tasting

We honestly can't think of anything better. (Just don't forget the marshmallows!)

Holiday Market Hopping

Check out your local holiday market offerings and browse items made by local artisans while getting some holiday shopping done while you're at it.


The holidays bring out the good in people and it's a great time to give back to your local community. For a double date idea that does some good, spendtime volunteering together at a local shelter, food pantry or animal shelter.

We love a multi-tasking date night idea: Get your holiday baking done while mixing in a little friendly competition.

Spring Double Date Ideas

Two couples enjoying a double date
Photo: SolStock / Getty Images

Once winter sees its way out and the weather warms up, we're all about these spring time double date ideas.

Take a Hike

Spend time in nature, stretch your bodies and enjoy the spring weather during a restorative and fun springtime hike.

Go On a Hot Air Balloon Ride

If you're afraid of heights, this might not be the best double date idea for you. But for adventurous couples looking to check something off the bucket list? Go for it!

Start a Garden

Exercise your green thumb and create an indoor herb garden or outdoor floral garden together. Both couples can trade herbs and plants, and there's just something about reconnecting with nature that is good for the soul, too.

Visit a Vineyard

Spend a day at the vineyard learning about how wine is made—and maybe even making some for yourselves! Pack a picnic lunch and enjoy sipping vino in great company.

Bike Riding

Whether you're an avid cyclist or haven't been on a bike in years, cycling through a park trail, the waterfront or even your neighborhoods can be a fun option with both lovers and friends.

Have a Park Picnic

The beauty of a park picnic is taht it can be as simple (grabbing sandwiches from your favorite deli) or as elaborate (did someone say charcuterie?) as you want. The option to BYOB is an added bonus, too.

Summer Double Date Ideas

Two couples sharing a camping trip
Photo: mixetto / Getty Images

Ah, summer. Sunshine, later sunsets, swimming, cold cocktails… What's not to love about double dates in the summer?

Beach Day

If you're within driving distance to a beach, pack up the cooler and beach bag and head on out for a day of fun in the sun. Great company in a gorgeous setting—what more could you ask for?

Go Camping (Or Glamping)

Embarking on an overnight camping or glamping trip with another couple can be so much fun. Think: campfire, s'mores, games and becoming one with the warm outdoors.

Set Up a Sundae Station

IMHO, summer is nothing without ice cream. Set up a sundae station and whip up your own elaborate creations. Gummy bear toppings? Whipped cream? Maraschino cherries? Your inner child is going to have a field day.

Pool Day

Spend the day by (or in) the pool with good food, cold drinks and great company.

Go to a Carnival or Town Fair

Summer is the time for carnivals and town fairs, so check out your local community events and get playful with your best buds. Ride the rides, eat the snacks, do all the things!

Jet Skiing or Wave Running

If you live near a body of water, plan a fun afternoon of water sports for a summer-centric double date idea.

Up Next
  • Enneagram Compatibility
    These Enneagram Pairings Make The Best Matches