Coming to an anniversary with your significant other—whether it’s one year or 12 years—is worth celebrating. What says romance like spending the day and night at a chic hotel in your city, or a quaint B&B in the country?
Relationships are hard work, and milestones should be marked. Whether it’s a bar or the beach, head back to the scene where you two first met.
However over the years, anniversaries have become clichés in themselves, along the lines of Valentine’s Day. A night at the theater, a museum, a dance show, the opera—find what you’re into, and splurge for a night!
If you’re the type of couple who’s never home at the same time, spend your anniversary on the couch with takeout, plenty of wine, and a series you both love on Netflix or Redbox. Pick a town, a city, or cool attraction (like California’s Cabazon Dinosaurs, above! This one will only work if you’re both open to ending up anywhere. If you both are constantly working, there’s no better way to unwind than than a relaxing day at the spa. Get your own treatments, and meet up after for a relaxing dinner. Even if the concert doesn’t fall on the exact anniversary date, grab tickets and spend the night rocking out to you both love. You’ll both feel good about yourselves when you’re done. If you’re looking to spread the love, head to your local soup kitchen or another volunteering opportunity and spend your day together helping those in need.
If your anniversary falls in the summer, head to a theme park and be kids for a day. Another summer anniversary idea: Find a boat near you that offers cocktails, while cruising around your city. To lighten the mood on your anniversary, head to a comedy show to laugh. Check online to see if your city or town has them—many do, for limited engagements. You choose what happens when you win and vice-versa. You’ll learn to make the perfect dish and have fun in the kitchen. Spend the night laughing—and cocktailing—at a comedy club. Rather than hitting up the boring old movie theater, why not opt for a classic drive-in? Add a little friendly competition to your night by making bets on a fun video game. Bring along your favorite foods and head to your local park for a romantic picnic. If you’re looking to heat up the night (literally), seek out any of the above. If you’re looking for a cheaper option, look for a college photography student who may want to build their portfolio—they may even do it for free! Spending the day sipping vino is the perfect way to unwind and hang out. Plus, you’ll bring something home that you made together. Find a hot tub spa, a chic bathhouse, or hot springs. If you’re the type of couple that loves to take #selfies, what better way to celebrate your love than to hire a photographer to take stylish photos of the two of you? If your anniversary is in the winter, there’s no better way to add adventure to your anniversary than spending the day skiing and the night cuddled by the fire. Painting classes are getting super-popular, and you’ll get to spend the night creating something.The Wedding Anniversary Table is well known, but what about couples who are dating?