Summer Sun, Something’s Begun

Summer in the Puget Sound brings all of us out hibernation. Whether we’re married, in a relationship or enjoying the single life, it’s our time to grab a partner and entertain ourselves with an unending array of interesting experiences.

So let’s forget about the typical dinner, movie and bar dates for a little while and go find something a little more experimental. Here are a few “less conventional” and localicious ideas for fun dates around your neighborhood

Canoe on Lake Washington or Kayak on Lake Union

What’s a better date for a sunny summer afternoon than an afternoon paddle in the lake? Just down the street on Lake Washington, the University of Washington Waterfront Activities Center rents canoes and rowboats to the public for $8.50 an hour on weekdays or $10 an hour on weekends.

A few blocks further west, the Aqua Verde Paddle Club rents kayaks for a trip in Lake Union. Plus, Aqua Verde has the added benefit of running a Mexican restaurant and bar just upstairs from the rental facility, so you can finish your rowing with a margarita or two.

AquaVerde Kayak

Jet City Improv
5510 University Way N.E. | Yelp Review

Those of you who work late might have a harder time finding great date spots. Wing-It Productions is here to help you out, offering improvisational theatre in the U-District. With some shows starting at 8pm, and Jet City Improv at 10:30pm, there’s something for you to see no matter when your date gets started.

Jet City Improv

Magnuson Park Outdoor Cinema
7400 Sand Point Way NE | Facebook Page

Put a summer spin on the traditional movie date by heading to Magnusson Park.  Each Thursday through August 28, you can enjoy a blanket on the lawn, a family friendly movie, cirque performances by The Cabiri, movie trivia and Seattle’s best food trucks. Movies are shown on a giant 40-foot inflatable movie screen. Pre-movie seating is $5 starting at 7 pm and movies start at dusk. It’s a perfect “date” for Mom and Dad to take the kids along on.

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