After weeks of putting forth your best effort, you finally scored a first date. You’ve got a sharp outfit picked out and now all you have to do is figure out where you’re going to spend those first few magical moments together. If you want to stand out from the rest, you’ll want to scratch plans for dinner and a movie. Think outside the box and do something fun and creative. Here are five first date ideas that just might get you a second date.
1. Take a hot air balloon ride
Spend some one-on-one time in a hot air balloon ride. For an added romantic touch, you can choose to take a sunset balloon flight or a sunrise flight. Once your ride lands, enjoy a glass of champagne and make a toast to what will hopefully be many more exciting dates together. “Sunset flights generally take you into the air a fair amount of time before the sun disappears so that you can relax with your date and enjoy the entire experience,” says Dave Hall, owner of Hot Date Ideas. “Sunrise flights, on the other hand, take off closer to the event and spend more time rising and descending to give passengers a view of local landmarks and scenery. …The entire trip lasts an hour to an hour and a half, and companies generally offer drinks, and possibly snacks like cheese, crackers, pastries, or other food while aloft.” Hall recommends making reservations at a nearby restaurant so you and your date can discuss your trip over breakfast or dinner.