Try These Social Distancing Date Night Ideas

Set aside one night a week for a fun night in with your significant other.

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Social distancing does not mean that you should feel isolated from your friends, family or significant other. There are plenty of fun stay-at-home date ideas that you can do while stopping the spread of the Coronavirus.

Fitness Class  

Just because the gyms are closed doesn’t mean that you can’t enjoy a gym sesh for two. Strap on your running shoes, throw on your favorite workout gear and gear up for a run outside or a workout video. Click here to see a list of local fitness studios offering virtual classes.

Candlelight Dinner 

Why not show your partner how much they mean to you than with a candlelight dinner? It doesn’t matter if you are eating macaroni and cheese or a fancy steak dinner… anything eaten by candlelight is romantic! Or, check out our guide here to pick up curbside take out and have the dirty work done for you.

Dance Party

You don’t have to go out to your favorite bar to dance like nobody is watching. Blast your favorite band, artist or song and have a dance battle to see who has the best dance moves in club quarantine.

Take a (Virtual) Trip Around the World 

While you can’t get on a plane and travel around the world, that doesn’t mean you can’t see beautiful new places. Take a virtual tour of the Vatican and the Louvre. Click here to learn more.

Spa Night

Treat yourself and your s.o. to a relaxing spa night. Throw on a pair of slippers and a bathrobe, slather a mud mask on your face, put on a bubble bath and kick back and relax with a glass of wine. Unwind with a relaxing massage, too.

Movie Night

Grab your comfiest blanket, as many pillows as you can find, throw on your pajamas and build a blanket fort. Don’t forget to pop the popcorn and pull out other yummy snacks. Enjoy your favorite movies as you cuddle up, and maybe even binge watch a TV show or two. See a list of movies filmed in Rhode Island here.

Game Night

Pull out a deck of cards and show off your Go Fish skills, maybe you’ve got Cards Against Humanity or turn to the electronics and test driving in Mario Kart. Both of you can play a video game together or maybe even a friendly game of charades. Nothing brings two people together like some friendly competition.

Paint and Vino

You don’t have to leave the house to get your inner artist on. Pour a glass of wine and pick a topic to paint on canvas. Or, head to YouTube and find a painting tutorial to follow. Once your paintings are dry, hang them up around your home for your guests to see when they come over.

Fondue Night 

Melt chocolate in a slow cooker or on your stove top, and dip in your fav foods. Our favorites include fruits like strawberries, pineapple, and apples or other snacks like marshmallows, cookies and yes — even bacon.

Beer Tasting

Buy a few different brews from local breweries and do a tasting. Sip ‘em and savor the flavors and discuss your favorites. Include snacks like cheese and crackers and sausages and cured meats to enhance the sampling fare. See a list of local craft breweries offering curbside pickup here.


With reporting assistance by Andrew Small and Samantha Labrecque.



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