Well, folks spring is nearly here and that means we’re all going to be looking for ways to get out of the house and enjoy the outdoors. Plus you might just want to plan a few seasonal dates. The flowers are blooming, the sun is (kinda) shining, and it’s high time to get romantic! Here are 15 spring date ideas in and around Seattle.

Take a ferry

If you’re looking for a day trip or an amazing start to a getaway you can’t go wrong with taking the ferry. Washington has several ferry routes that will provide you with stunning views of our state’s waterways, islands, and even aquatic life. And it doesn’t get much better than that if you ask us.

Where: Varies

Hike at Mailbox Peak

As you might have guessed by the hike’s name, there’s a mailbox at the summit of this peak. And while the old trail was pretty scary, the new trail is much more doable. So you and your special someone can enjoy an unforgettable spring hike and maybe leave some love letters in the box at the top.

Where: North Bend, WA

Skagit Valley Tulip Festival

This festival is a beloved PNW tradition that is back for the 2021 season. It normally happens around April and transforms several fields in the valley into millions of beautiful blooms. And it’s a great excuse to get out for a drive or even a weekend getaway in Skagit Valley.

Where: Skagit Valley, WA

Plan a getaway

If you’re looking for a bit of an extended date then you can check out our ideas for the perfect spring getaway. You can make it a day trip or extend it over a weekend, the choice is yours. And now is the time to get out there before it gets too busy.

Where: Click above to see our picks.

Check out a 500-year-old castle

Washington does in fact have a 500-year-old castle. And as you might have guessed it’s pretty dang cool and you can stay in it. So if you’re looking for a super unique weekend date spot, you should consider visiting Thornewood Castle. It’s probably the closest thing you can get to Bridgerton in Washington state.

Where: 8601 N Thorne Ln SW, Lakewood, WA

Dine at an exclusive yurt village

If you’re into fine dining then you absolutely know what Canlis is. And if you haven’t visited in a while you’ll want to because Camp Canlis is pretty dang cool. You can choose from dining in the restaurant’s yurt village or rooftop treehouse. Whatever you choose, it’s pretty much guaranteed to be spectacular.

Where: 2576 Aurora Ave N

Take a scenic drive

There’s nothing quite like a good drive when you’ve been cooped up in the house. And luckily for you, Washington has a ton of scenic places to drive through. So you can make it a day trip or a road trip and stay in the car or hop out along the way. Whatever you choose, we’re here to help with a little list we made.

Where: Click above to see our picks.

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Hike at Turtleback Mountain Preserve

We are extremely lucky to have the beautiful islands that surround our state. And if you find that you’ll be spending some time on Orcas Island, we highly recommend checking out the Turtleback Mountain Preserve. While hiking through the preserve you can enjoy some of the best views in the San Juan Islands.

Where: Orcas Island, WA

Explore the Olympic Sculpture Park

This is a great date that any Seattlite can enjoy and it also happens to be free. And what’s great about it is that you can enjoy some amazing art and also beautiful views of the Puget Sound. Not to mention, you can walk along the waterfront and catch the setting sun to really top off date-night.

Where: 2901 Western Ave

Enjoy a beach picnic

Because of the amount of water this state has, we have tons of beaches. And if you want to take your picnic game to the next level you can always enjoy some eats on the beach. If you don’t know where to start, Alki Beach, Discovery Park, and Golden Gardens are great places to start.

Bond over a cup of joe

Seattle obviously has a ton of amazing coffee shops. And whether you’re just getting to know each other or have been together for a while, we’re sure you can appreciate some coffee. So treat yourself to the best and enjoy a nice walk with your person.

Where: Click above to see our picks.

Spend a day at the museum

date ideas seattleIn case you didn’t know, most of Seattle’s museums have reopened. And pretty much all of them have great shows on at the moment. Not to mention, if you have a library card, you might just be able to get into some of them for free! So be sure to reserve your tickets ahead of time and if you have time, you can always do a few in one day.

Where: Click above to find out what’s open.

Try a new restaurant

You really can’t go wrong with trying out new food. Whether you’re dining in or ordering takeout, food is a great thing to share with someone you love. So consider supporting local restaurants and check out what’s new in the city. You might just find a new favorite.

Where: Click above to find out what’s new.

Watch a movie from the worlds largest video library

Now we know, spring is all about getting out of the house. But during spring it also happens to rain a ton. So if your date day or night gets planned for a rainy day then you should rent from Scarecrow video. In case you didn’t know, it’s the world’s largest video library and it’s located right here in Seattle. So be sure to browse what they have and support them by renting from them, the old way.

Where: 5030 Roosevelt Way NE

Enjoy an at-home pottery painting date

We don’t know about you guys but we miss the days of paint your own pottery studios. And while most still aren’t open, it turns out you can enjoy them at home. Anecdotes Pottery Studio offers a service where you can pick what you want to paint and 5 colors to take home and use and then you can drop it off at the studio when you’re done. Fun right?

Where: 5129 Ballard Ave NW
Cost: $35+

That’s what we have when it comes to spring date ideas in Seattle. Whether you want to stay in or get out, we have you covered with at least a few options. And as always if you end up checking any of these out, let us know what you think. Have a great spring Seattle!JTNDZGl2JTIwaWQlM0QlMjJtb2JpbGUtYWQtb25seSUyMiUzRSUwQSUzQyUyMS0tJTIwU2VhdHRsZSUyMC0lMjBNb2JpbGUlMjAtLSUzRSUwQSUzQ2lucyUyMGNsYXNzJTNEJTIyYWRzYnlnb29nbGUlMjIlMEElMjAlMjAlMjAlMjAlMjBzdHlsZSUzRCUyMmRpc3BsYXklM0FibG9jayUzQndpZHRoJTNBMzIwcHglM0JoZWlnaHQlM0E1MHB4JTNCJTIyJTBBJTIwJTIwJTIwJTIwJTIwZGF0YS1hZC1jbGllbnQlM0QlMjJjYS1wdWItNTUyMTg1Njk1NTQ5NzQ1NiUyMiUwQSUyMCUyMCUyMCUyMCUyMGRhdGEtYWQtc2xvdCUzRCUyMjE2MjcxNzI5NDclMjIlM0UlM0MlMkZpbnMlM0UlMEElM0MlMkZkaXYlM0U=