Cost: $$We love a good pub crawl, but why not switch things up and sample a few cups of joe on a weekend morning?
Map out a combination of favorite and as-yet-untested coffee shops around town and do a taste testing of their most popular picks, whether it’s a cup of dark roast or a seasonal latte.
Many parks offer cheap day rentals, so it’s easy to relax on the water, enjoy beautiful sights, and burn some calories.
While shared rituals—such as splitting the penne at your favorite Italian joint every Friday—can be a fun tradition, research shows relationships need novelty too.
Keeping things fresh can increase relationship satisfaction and bring back those “butterflies” that we’ve all had on the first few dates, at the same time flooding the brain with feel-good dopamine Couples’ shared participation in novel and arousing activities and experienced relationship quality. Department of Psychology, State University of New York, Stony Brook, N. Journal of Personal and Social Psychology, 2000; 78(2): 273-84.
Hop around a few neighborhood spots to try out the world of lagers, stouts, ales, and IPAs and taste the healthiest of the bunch.
Cost: $$$Fresh out of the oven, dipped in milk, or crumbled on top of ice cream, cookies are the ultimate comfort dessert.
Arrive early for dibs on the biggest selection, or come by an hour before close to get the best deals.
When you get home, whip up some healthy snacks or a romantic meal for two.
Maybe that high school French class will come in handy?
Cost: $A session of relaxing back work is more than a nice way to #treatyoself after a stressful week at the office or a tough workout.
Plus, a shared sweat sesh can help you get lucky in the sheets: One survey found couples that run together get it on more too. Grab some cruisers and explore the local scene for a few hours.