Everyone loves sites where they can see history come to life. If you’re looking for a unique date idea, why not try learning about local history or visiting some historical spots? Here are just a few ideas on what you could do:
1) Try visiting historical landmarks in your town.
2) Check out the local museum(s). They’re usually free and always interesting.
3) Go to another city/town/village near yours and learn about its history. You may be surprised by how much stuff there is!
4) Make it an outside activity by doing something like studying the stars (astronomy), watching the growth of plants (botany), or walking around looking for interesting rocks (geology).
5) If you’re super adventurous, try visiting a historical location or landmark that’s not in your country! You could even take it one step further and visit another continent. But remember to do all the necessary research first so you don’t put yourself at risk.
6) Learn about local legends or folklores in your area. Then go on a quest to find out if they’re true!
7) Go for a hike in a place where you can see historical landmarks. For example, if there is a castle in your town/city/country, why not see what view it has from atop of a hill? Hikes are also fun because you can just play games along the way!
8) Have a dance party. Turn back the clock with some vintage music and dancing, then go out to eat in your town’s oldest diner or nightspot.
9) If you’re really looking for something unique, why not try visiting historical spots in other countries? You could learn about local history when you visit another country, or spend the day learning about the culture of their people. This is especially great if you want to travel later on in life!
10) Get lost in time at a museum that has exhibits from different eras throughout history. Depending on what era interests you most, check out specific museums that have artifacts from that period. For example, I love Egypt so I would love to visit a museum that’s dedicated to Egyptian history.
11) If you’re looking for free fun, see if any historical reenactments are happening in your town! There’s always something going on, and it’s fascinating to watch characters from the past come alive before your very eyes. Just make sure not to interact with them and interfere with their authenticity (unless they ask you too!).
12) Go ghost hunting. Check out whether or not there is a haunted house in your area and go looking for some spooks! Of course, do this safely by always going out with at least one person who’s brave enough to check things out while you watch from behind cover (if you’re a scaredy cat like me, that is).
13) Visit a historical landmark in the evening. Why not try going at nighttime? You may see things you didn’t expect to, and if there are people dressed up in historically accurate clothing it could be fun to talk with them or even take a picture. Just remember to be safe when doing this one!
14) Go on a scavenger hunt in your town. Create clues for different places so your partner has to solve riddles before being able to find the next location. Not only will they have fun, but you get out of the house and go exploring!
15) If you’re interested in architecture or construction, visit any historical buildings in your town. You can learn a lot about architecture by visiting old buildings, which are often preserved to reflect their original design and style. Take some time to study all the little details of what’s around you!
16) If you want to go somewhere but it’s not in walking distance, why not bike there? Or if it’s too far to bike, take public transit or drive. You can visit historical sites outside your town this way! Just make sure you do proper research so you don’t get lost (and bring an umbrella just in case).
17) Go to different museums in your area that have anything at all to do with history—they could be about something specific like military or they could be about all sorts of things. This way, you can go on a full-fledged history adventure!
18) Go back to school—well, not really (unless that’s what you want to do). But act like you’re in high school again by dressing up in historically accurate clothing and taking on different roles. You may feel silly at first but trust me, it’ll be fun if you try it!
19) Visit historical landmarks at night. Many places are lit up so people can see them better after dark, which is why this is an awesome idea. Plus these spots will all probably look very different than during the day—some may even look spooky! So get your camera ready and go on a midnight adventure.
20) Go to historical reenactments or medieval tournaments! These are both great ways to learn more about history while also having fun. You can even dress up in the proper clothes (if you want). Just make sure not to get in the way of any real knights (they might not be too happy if they accidentally hit you with their swords).
23) Attend local festivals that feature historical topics or reenactments. Some towns have all sorts of events going on, so definitely check out what’s happening around your area. Who knows, you could find something awesome!