With Memorial Day just days away, for those of us who err on the side of procrastination or who like to keep things spontaneous, we might not be too sure what we are going to do come Monday. I am fairly confident that my day will be spent with my family; however, had we planned right it could have been an opportunity for me to leave the littles with the grandparents and enjoy some quality time with my husband during daylight hours. Perhaps it isn’t too late for you, my friends. In the event that you are in need of a little time with just you and your significant other, consider making child care arrangements for the children and going on an outing. It is likely there will be lot of parties and barbeques happening that weekend which means plenty of opportunities for the kids to still be entertained while you are away. Inspired by a Your Tango round-up of last minute getaways I decided to come up with a few last minute date ideas for Memorial weekend. Take a look at 10 last minute date ideas for Memorial Day:
10 Memorial Weekend Date Ideas 1 of 11
Click through for 10 Memorial weekend date ideas!
Support Our Veterans 2 of 11
One way to pay tribute to those we have lost is to honor the living. Visit our veterans, listen to their stories, offer your support to them and their families and remind them that they are still important and appreciated.
Take a road trip 3 of 11
Take a mini road trip and visit a new city, or one you don't frequent often, and spend the day exploring.
Spend the day at the beach 4 of 11
Live near the beach? Pack up a picnic lunch, gather your beach blankets and head for the shore. Don't forget sunscreen!
Go shopping 5 of 11
Head to the outlet mall and take advantage of the great sales! Let your spouse pick out an outfit for you to wear on your next date and you do the same.
Visit a museum 6 of 11
There are some museums open for the Memorial holiday. Spend a day walking through the galleries admiring art exhibits.
Go see a movie 7 of 11
Escape the heat and go see that new movie you two are dying to see.
Plan an intimate BBQ 8 of 11
Skip the big family BBQ and grill dinner for two. Don't forget dessert!
Visit a theme park 9 of 11
While it is likely that you have spent many days walking around a theme park since becoming a parent it's also very likely that you haven't done so without your kids. As much as I loved hanging out at the Magic Kingdom as a family I have to admit going there with just my husband was such a different experience and so much fun!
Stay the night at a hotel 10 of 11
Sometimes all you need is a change in scenery and who says you have to drive 60 miles to get that? Perhaps all you have to do is drive across town. Book a room in a hotel and enjoy a night off from work and parenting duties. You might miss the kids but a night away just might bring the spark back in your love life.
Go on a mini adventure 11 of 11
Head for the mountain trails or take a bike ride down the coast!
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