Although romance isn’t usually the first thing that comes to mind when you think about camping, there are a lot of fun and cute camping activities to do with your partner. If you’re wondering how to make the most out of your camping trip with your boyfriend, girlfriend, or spouse, this list will help you plan the perfect trip.
Camping allows you to get away from your regular date night activities and enjoy the outdoors together. Let’s take a look at these romantic, fun, and cute camping ideas that couples can enjoy together.
Cute and Fun Things For Couples to Do While Camping
Are you going on a camping trip with your spouse? Or maybe trying to plan the perfect camping trip with your boyfriend or girlfriend? You might be wondering what fun things you should plan on doing together.
This list of cute ideas will ensure that you have a great time together. You’ll have fun and be able to create unique memories that will last a lifetime.
1. Cook Dinner Together
One of the best things about camping is that you get to enjoy some delicious meals. Whether you’re cooking over a campfire or grilling, you can take the opportunity to have fun creating a dish together.
Pick out some recipes before your trip that you can cook on your campout. We really enjoy these dutch oven recipes. This is a great time to share your favorite camping meals and maybe try something new, too.
2. Lounge in a Hammock
One of the coziest and most romantic things you can do together while camping is to snuggle up in a hammock. Grab a two-person hammock and set it up somewhere with a great view. You’ll have a great time relaxing and taking in the scenery with your partner.
3. Go For a Hike
Another camping perk is getting to explore all the beautiful hiking trails. Make sure you pack your hiking gear so you can hit the trails with your partner.
Whether you explore some easy, short trails or take on a more difficult trail, you’ll be able to take in some gorgeous views and have fun together.
When you’re out in nature, you usually have a terrific view of the stars at night. They shine brighter and seem more beautiful when you’re away from the city.
Grab a blanket and find a spot to stargaze with your partner. You can even bring a guide that will help you identify different constellations in the night sky. This is the ultimate romantic activity for you and your special someone.
5. Sit Around the Campfire
One way to get cozy with your boyfriend or girlfriend while you camp is to cuddle up next to the campfire. Not only will you get to snuggle, but you’ll also have the chance to bond with deep conversations without disruptions.
There is something romantic about watching the flames flicker in the dark together. We recommend taking advantage of campfire time every night of your trip!
6. Tell Each Other Stories
You’ll have a lot more time to talk to each other while you’re camping. There are fewer distractions and you won’t be hurrying off to get things done.
This is the perfect time to tell each other childhood stories and get to know one another even better. You can also be able to share camping stories, even scary ones, that you heard while growing up.
7. Play Board Games
Playing board games is one of our favorite pastimes while camping. We don’t take the time to play them usually. So, when we camp we bring along our favorites since we have more time to spare then.
This is a fun way to play your favorite games together. You can also bring along some new ones and learn how to play them. Bringing games with fewer pieces and parts to them makes it easier to set up and take down at camp.
8. Go Swimming
If you’re near water while you camp, swimming is also a must. It’s a great way to cool off and get rid of some of that camping smell. Plus it’s a great way to show off and have a little fun together.
So, make sure you bring your swimming gear if you’re going camping with your significant other. Don’t forget your beach towels and sunscreen too.
9. Catch Fish
Fishing is a cute camping activity that you can enjoy with your boyfriend, girlfriend, or spouse. Whether you’re both beginners or experts, you’re sure to have fun trying to land the biggest fish.
10. Play Some Outdoor Games
Bring a little friendly competition to your campout with some fun games. You’ll have fun and make memories together playing these games.
Some favorites outdoor games for camping include volleyball, cornhole, badminton, and horseshoes. Bring a few options along to pass the time together while competing for the win.
11. Go On a Nature Scavenger Hunt
Having a scavenger hunt can bring a little excitement to your camping trip. It also encourages some competition around what you find.
You can either print out a list or make your own camping scavenger hunt by making a list of things you might see while hiking or walking around the campground. The first person to check everything off the list wins!
12. Practice Photography
If you are aspiring photographers or you are admirers of nature’s beauty, you can bring along your phones or cameras and try to capture unique nature shots. You can find things like plants, animals, and scenes to photograph.
This is a great way to document your trip while capturing beautiful shots. You can even take pictures of each other and together while taking advantage of the scenery.
13. Have a Yoga Session
Yoga is always better when you do it outdoors. What can make it even better is doing it with your partner.
Use your camping trip as an opportunity to do some yoga outside with your sweetie. If they haven’t tried it before, this is a great time to learn. Or if you have both practiced before, you can share your favorite positions.
14. Wine or Beer Tasting
You don’t need to be at a brewery or fancy vineyard to have a tasting. Pack a variety of beer or wine and create a tasting that you and your partner can enjoy. This is a fun way to bring some sophistication to your camping trip.
15. Go On a Picnic
You don’t have to enjoy all of your meals at your campsite. Pack up a picnic and walk or hike to another location and have a meal together.
This will allow you to enjoy more than just your camping spot. You’ll score some bonus points for finding a place with a spectacular view.
16. Make Ice Cream
If you have a way to keep ice, you can make ice cream together! If you ever made ice cream as a kid, you know how much fun it can be.
You’ll need salt, sugar, vanilla, half and half, and your favorite toppings to make ice cream in a bag. See who can make the best-tasting ice cream and have fun in the process.
17. Eat S’mores
S’mores are a camping favorite for good reason. They are delicious! They’re also really fun to make.
Roast marshmallows together and create delicious s’mores with graham crackers and chocolate. If you’re feeling adventurous, try out some other ingredients as well.
18. Read a Book Together
Find a book you are both interested in and read it together. You can take turns reading aloud to each other at camp. This is the perfect activity for when you’re lounging in a hammock or staying cozy in your tent.
19. Get Cozy in Your Tent
Speaking of staying cozy in your tent, this is another great thing to do when you’re camping. Make sure that you get comfortable and make your tent really cozy.
If you get a comfortable double bed, some warm bedding, and add a romantic touch to your tent, you might not even want to go outside. You can stay in and talk, read, and just snuggle up in a romantic tent.
20. Play on the Water
For a more playful activity, go play on the water together. You can do this with a boat, canoe, paddleboards, inflatables, or any other water toy. Enjoying the sun and the water together can be a lot of fun and allows you to do something different than you normally do.
21. Practice Your Survival Skills
Do you and your partner enjoy watching survival shows? If so, you can put your skills to the test and see if you’re able to make it in the wilderness.
Fun things to do could include building a shelter, finding food, and repurposing items that you find. Make sure you do so safely and within the rules of where you’re camping.
22. Watch the Sunrise/Sunset
Since you’ll most likely be outside for the majority of the time, it’s really easy to catch a sunrise or sunset together. Make sure you take the time out to sit and enjoy the beauty together while you’re camping. This is a really cute and simple idea for any couple who is camping together.
23. Go Exploring
You don’t have to have every adventure planned out. Take some time to just wander and explore the area you’re camping in.
You might be surprised by what cool things you stumble upon together. Have fun checking out the area and exploring nature.
24. Identify Plants
If you want to learn a bit on your trip, bring along a local plant identification guide and find the names of the plants you see. You’ll learn about native plants while getting out and enjoying the nature around you.
25. Have a Coffee Date
You can still have a coffee date while camping. If you haven’t tried coffee made in a percolator, you’re in for a treat.
Brew some mugs of coffee and enjoy them in the morning. We love to sip our coffee while sitting by a morning fire watching the sunrise.
26. Make Cocktails
Just because you’re outdoors doesn’t mean that you can’t enjoy a fancy mocktail or cocktail. Find a new recipe or two and make some special drinks on your campout. Try an iced drink to combat hot temperatures or opt for something warm, like a hot toddy, for a nightcap.
27. Try Geocaching
Geocaching is a really fun activity that you can do together. It’s basically a treasure hunt using GPS coordinates that are shared online.
You can use your phone to find the caches, which are usually small containers with a logbook inside. It’s a great way to explore an area and see things that you might not have otherwise seen.
28. Find Animals
You can make a fun game of seeing who can spot the most animals. There will likely be a few that you’ll see during your trip. Take a little extra time when you look around and see if you can spot a few that are hiding amongst the trees and scenery.
29. Go On a Bike Ride
If there are trails around your camp, you can ride your bikes together. This is a fun way to go explore and get a peek at the surrounding areas. Make sure to pack some snacks and drinks for added fun.
30. Go Backpacking
If you want to take your camping trip to the next level, you can go backpacking. This requires a little more planning as you’ll be carrying all of your belongings in a backpack. However, you’re sure to have an adventure together hiking and sleeping under the stars.
Couple’s Activities For Camping
This list provides a variety of fun and cute activities for couples when camping. Whether you want to watch the sunrise or sunset, explore your surroundings, or take on a survival challenge, there is something for everyone. You’re sure to enjoy your time together in nature while trying out some of these fun ideas!