Modern life is busy, and sometimes you feel like you don’t have any time to just sit back and enjoy yourself with someone that you care about. Luckily, you can go camping, and enjoy a day or two with that special someone away from the hustle and bustle of the real world.
So, how do you make those camping adventures really special? Well, we have a couple of ideas that will help you create a super memorable and romantic camping date.
Pick Somewhere Secluded
The last thing you want on your date is to be surrounded by screaming children and families enjoying the great outdoors. Sure, kids are great, and there’s nothing wrong with families or even pensioners getting their fix of the wilderness, but it hardly sets the mood.
When you’re choosing a camping spot for you and your partner, try and choose somewhere that’s a bit more secluded. Even if it doesn’t have all of the facilities, the peace and quiet you get is well worth it. If those sites aren’t available, opt for a campsite right on the edge or at the back of a popular area, and carve out your own little piece of paradise.
For a Romantic Camping Date, Bring The Right Gear
A really romantic camping date weekend means you don’t stress about forgetting something or having to ‘Macgyver’ something to fill in for a piece of equipment you don’t have. So, get it right from the start by making a really good list and bringing the right gear.
And even if you’re hiking into your campsite, try and bring a few little luxuries that your partner won’t expect, to really set the mood. This might be a really nice picnic rug, or a blanket to cuddle up in, or even a double hammock to hang somewhere and just relax in together.
Do Something Together
Relaxing together and enjoying each other’s company is fun, and it’s a great way to spend a romantic camping date trip. But it’s just as fun to do something with your significant other, particularly if it’s an activity you both enjoy.
Depending on where you go to camp you might be able to go on a hike or do some orienteering. There might be a place nearby where you can swim or kayak or do stand up paddle boarding and other water sports. If there are natural rock faces and you have the ability see if there’s any bouldering sites or rock climbing locations to check out. The possibilities are endless!
Pack A Feast
Food is something that many couples like to enjoy together, but we often neglect the finer aspects of our taste buds when we camp, opting for foods that pack small and are convenient to prepare with limited resources.
We aren’t saying you need to bring every special food under the sun, but you’d be surprised how a few little treats, be they a bag of marshmallows or some chocolates or even a bottle of wine, can really make a day feel special. It’s not much, but it does make a difference!
We don’t know if there’s anything more romantic than spending an evening sitting by a crackling campfire and doing some stargazing. Our favourite thing to do is to sit back and try and spot shooting stars and satellites as they move across the sky.
More talented folk might be able to pick out certain stars, constellations and planets, although there are also a few apps for that. If you’re both fans of stargazing together when you camp, you could always go all out and pay to have a star named after your partner, or after you as a couple. Cute!
Being a couple is all about getting super cozy together by the fire and chatting. Whether you’re swapping stories, or simply learning more about each other, those long nights seem to fly right by when you’re spending them with someone you care about.
Make sure you’ve got a nice wide blanket for the both of you to enjoy by the fire, and when it comes to your tent consider getting two sleeping bags from the same brand that can be zipped together to create one big sleeping bag. At the end of the day, it’s all about getting comfortable together.
Start The Morning Right
When you get up in the morning after your evening of stargazing and getting cozy together by the fire (and maybe in the tent) you want to start the morning right. Brew up a really warm cup of tea, or coffee, and throw together some oatmeal or even just a bagful of trail mix for your partner.
It’s not quite breakfast in bed, but when you’re camping it’s about as close as you can get, and for them it’s a wonderful way of showing how much you care. They get to stay all cuddled up in the warm blankets while you brave the cool morning, and you return with warm gifts and food to boot!
How do you do your romantic camping date getaways?