Summer is the perfect season to take your date night outside—warm evenings are enchanting and can feel a little bit like being on vacation. Whether it’s a new relationship or your longstanding squeeze, these five outdoor date night ideas will leave you and your partner with lasting memories.

1. Picnic under the stars

Take advantage of the clear, warm summer nights with a picnic under the stars. Pack a basket with your favorite foods—things like gourmet sandwiches, fresh fruit, and a decadent (but portable) dessert like chocolate truffles. Don’t forget a cozy blanket and a portable speaker to play some ambient music. A local park or a nearby beach with a clear view of the sky are perfect spots for the evening. Lying back and stargazing while sharing good food and conversation will make for an ideal date night atmosphere.

2. Outdoor movie night

Many cities and towns host outdoor movie screenings during the summer months. Check your local activity guides for movies in the park, where you can bring a blanket or lawn chairs, some snacks, and watch a film under the night sky. If there’s nothing like that near you, set up your own backyard movie night. With a projector (see if you can borrow one, or check one out from your local library) and a blank wall or a screen, you can enjoy an al fresco movie experience with the convenience of the house just steps away.

3. Sunset kayaking date night

For the adventurous couple, sunset kayaking is a thrilling way to spend an evening. Many places that rent kayaks also have guided sunset tours, so you and your date can paddle along peacefully as the sun fades below the horizon. It’s a stunning backdrop, and the whole thing is a unique shared experience you’ll both remember.

4. Botanical gardens by twilight

Botanical gardens often have extended hours on certain days during the summer. Walking hand-in-hand through beautiful verdant paths and taking in the scent of blooming flowers is both romantic and relaxing. These evenings sometimes include live music or special exhibits, adding an extra level to the experience.

5. Dining al fresco date night

An outdoor dinner date night is always a solid choice. Find a restaurant with a charming outdoor patio or, for a more personalized touch, set up a dining area in your own backyard. Use string lights, candles, and fresh flowers to create a romantic setting. Enjoying a meal outdoors on a warm summer night makes for a whimsical and intimate evening.