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The Best Date Ideas for Cold Weather 

Samantha Dillinger
Updated November 5, 2019 1.4k votes 175 voters 21.4k views 19 items

List Rules Best dates for when the weather gets chilly

The weather outside might be frightful, but that doesn't mean you can't have a delightful date with your significant other. What are the best date ideas for cold weather? This list ranks hot date ideas for when the cold weather hits. So what makes a good date for cold temperatures?

Just because it's chilly outside, doesn't mean that you have to spend the day indoors. There are plenty of great outdoor date ideas for cold weather. If it's autumn, why not play in the leaves together? Fall is also a great time to play a rousing game of pick up football. With the pretty leaves and brisk weather, bundling up and taking a walk together is also a nice way to get out of the house even when it's cold outside.

But when it gets chilly outside, there really is nothing better than staying in and snuggling with your special someone. Have a wine and cheese night, or watch scary movies together. When it's cold outside, make a big batch of soup to enjoy together. The kitchen will surely get steamy!

Cast your votes below for the best cold weather dates, whether you're indoors or outdoors. 
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Drink Hot Cocoa
Drink Hot Cocoa is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Date Ideas for Cold Weather
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Marshmallows or whipped cream? Maybe a drizzle of chocolate or a dash of cinnamon? Sharing a cup of cocoa together is a classic romantic cold weather activity.
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Go to a Natural Hot Spring
Go to a Natural Hot Spri... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Date Ideas for Cold Weather
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Natural hot springs are basically giant hot tubs and are a popular destination when the temperatures drop. Find a nearby resort and spend the day relaxing au naturale.
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Explore the Indoors
Explore the Indoors is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Date Ideas for Cold Weather
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Go to a museum, local art gallery, or the aquarium to warm up indoors, out of the frigid air. Many places offer free admission when it gets cooler and there are fewer tourists.
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Bundle Up and Take a Walk
Bundle Up and Take a Wal... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Date Ideas for Cold Weather
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It might sound simple, but it's the perfect way to spend some alone time when nobody else dares to go out in the frigid temps. Grab your scarves and a thermos of coffee or hot chocolate.
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