Spring is finally here in Indianapolis! After a long winter it’s time to get outside.

It’s easy for couples to get in a date ideas rut when the weather narrows your options to staying inside and watching Netflix (did you finish House of Cards yet?). Take advantage of the warmer weather and add some much needed variety with these fun Spring date ideas for couples.

1) Twigs & Tea

Twigs Tea RoomHave you ever wanted to get dressed up to eat scones and sip tea with your partner? If you sat inside all winter watching Downton Abbey, now is your chance to live like the other half for an afternoon! Enjoy lunch or tea and dessert at Twigs & Tea in Fishers, IN. Try the Brownie Bite Delight dessert – it’s delectable!

2) Butler’s Spring Visiting Writer’s Series

For a free and interesting night out, visit Butler’s campus for the Visiting Writer’s series. This spring’s line-up includes poet Louise Glück, winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the 12th U.S. Poet Laureate.

3) Newfields / Indianapolis Museum of Art

IMAIf you and your partner enjoy art exhibits, check out Newfileds/IMA this spring. There is something to do no matter what kind of weather you end up getting. If it rains, check out the galleries and get a cup of coffee at the café. If it’s sunny, head outside and take a long walk around the grounds and see all the flowers sure to be in bloom any day now.

4) Broad Ripple Art Fair

Enjoy live music and local craft beer while shopping for original art from local artists at the Broad Ripple Art Fair. There are over 225 artists to choose from. You and your partner are bound to find something beautiful for your home that you can enjoy in the years to come.

5) Indy Mini Marathon

Indy Mini MarathonHas the arrival of spring put you in the mood for some serious exercise? If so, sign up to run in the nation’s largest half-marathon. This is an excellent opportunity to prove what you can accomplish when you and your partner work as a team. Think how great it would feel to proudly finish a full 13.1 miles. Celebrate this achievement with a nice long nap and some take-out. You’ve earned it.

6) Symphony on the Prairie

Tickets for Conner Prairie’s Symphony on the Prairie go on sale in April. Enjoy an Indiana summer night while listening to some wonderful outdoor music, ranging from Vivaldi to the music of Journey. Bring your own food and drinks and join family or friends to make some fun memories.

Final Thought

No matter what you decide to do with these spring date ideas, use your time together as an opportunity to appreciate your relationship. Don’t forget to verbalize to your partner how they enrich your life on a daily basis.

It’s easy to forget how lucky we are to have someone by our side, and it is vitally important to cherish your partner by spending time together doing something you both enjoy.