So, you want to ask someone out, but you need to impress your potential new bae with a fun date idea. Or maybe you've been in a relationship for a while, but you've kind of gotten stuck in a "let's watch TV and then go to bed" rut.\nWhatever the case may be, you need some good date ideas, and you need them now. Luckily, Montreal is a wonderful, romantic city with activities that are perfect for lovebirds old and new.\nThis means that there's no excuse for the tired-out "dinner and a movie" date. In lieu, I've compiled a list of original date ideas to keep you busy all summer long.\nGo To The Arcade\nGoing to a Amusement 2000 Plus will bring back all sorts of nostalgic feelings and it is a great laid-back date for people still trying to get to know each other. Challenge your date to a Mario Kart race, or go old-school with Dance Dance Revolution or pinball. Loser buys the first round at any of the many bars nearby.\nView this post on Instagram Spotted in Montreal: an honest-to-goodness, real live video arcade! A post shared by Patrick Proctor Design+Tech (@patrickproctordesigntech) on May 7, 2019 at 3:52pm PDT\nMore info.\nFood Truck Hop Through The Old Port\nThe Old Port may seem overrated, but it's popular for a reason: there is just so much to do. Stroll along the water on a warm day and grab some food at one of the many food trucks in the area. Lobster rolls as a main course and churros for dessert, anyone? Once you're so full you can barely walk, roll over to the Science Museum right next door.\nView this post on Instagram Le meilleur duo de ce soir : churros + feux d’artifices 🎆🍩 On vous attends! . #churros#vieuxport #oldport #chocolate #fireworks A post shared by M Churros Mme Banane (@mchurrosmmebanane) on Jul 18, 2018 at 11:06am PDT\nMore info.\nShare A Pedal Boat In The Old Port\nThis is a great stand-alone idea or a perfect complement to the date idea above. Boat rides are a super romantic idea. Just make sure that you're wearing the right shoes: it is incredibly hard to pedal the boat in heels.\nView this post on Instagram #clouds #latergram A post shared by Michael K (@mike301) on Aug 19, 2016 at 2:58pm PDT\nMore info.\nGo To One Of The Many Markets\nJean Talon, Maisonneuve, Atwater... Montreal has no shortage of sprawling public markets with a great selection of fresh produce, meat, fish and flowers. Not to mention that some of the markets, like Atwater, have food stalls that serve fresh meals and snacks.\nView this post on Instagram La saison des fleurs se poursuit au marché Atwater! Quelles sont vos fleurs et plantes préférées? 🌿🌸 #racontetonmarché . . The flower season continues in full bloom at Atwater market! What are your favorite summer flowers and plants? 🌿🌸 #racontetonmarché . . . #marcheatwater #marchespublicsmtl #publicmarket #atwatermarket #mtlmoments #mangerquebec #mangerlocal #eatlocal #supportlocal #marketplace #printemps #spring #produitsfrais #alimentsduquebec #mtlfood #mtlfoodie #mtlfoodies #fleurs #flowers #flowerslovers #flowerstagram A post shared by Marché Atwater (@marcheatwater) on Jun 11, 2018 at 3:12pm PDT\nMore info.\nTry The Old Port Ferris Wheel\nYeah, it's pretty expensive, but you'll get an unparalleled view of the city. And sometimes being a tourist in your own city can be fun and romantic. Just think of the pictures you'll take!\nView this post on Instagram Te amo hermana A post shared by Sarah Garcia 🐙 (@sarah_daniela_) on Aug 8, 2017 at 9:41am PDT\nMore info.\nGo To Piknic Electonik\nAlright, this isn't necessarily a romantic date, but if your date likes to go out and dance, this is definitely a fun idea. Get some friends together: they'll get to meet your new SO in a no-pressure setting.\nView this post on Instagram Current mood - 📷 @waktr #PiknicMTL A post shared by Piknic Électronik Montréal (@piknicmtl) on Sep 30, 2018 at 3:42pm PDT\nMore info.\nImpress Your Date With A Hidden Bar\nShow off your knowledge of the city by going to a speakeasy. The hushed atmosphere and small setting make for an intimate place to talk and relax over drinks. Check out this speakeasy masterlist.\nView this post on Instagram Concrete & jungle 🌴❤️ @clandestino_mtl #clandestinomtl #clandestino #bar #speakeasy #secret #underground #mezcaleria #mezcal #tequila #cozy #tulum #vibes #mtlmoments #mtlblog #nightlife #montreal #friday #fridaynight #5@7 #goingout #destination #blogger #influencer #love #❤️ A post shared by Clandestino MTL (@clandestino_mtl) on May 9, 2019 at 5:29am PDT\nTake Your Date On A Romantic Bike Ride\nIf you don't have bikes, rent BIXIs and go for a stroll along the Lachine canal. The views are gorgeous and the ride is easy, so you don't have to worry about getting sweaty. When you're done, lie in the sun or stop by this super cute floating bar.\nView this post on Instagram Yesterday, @biximtl kicked off its 10th season! So happy to bike around town again... well except this weekend cause there’s a foot of snow coming this way. Fun🙄 #mtl #biximtl A post shared by Valerie Csr (@thepetitevagabond) on Apr 11, 2018 at 12:19pm PDT\nMore info.\nEscape Room\nThis one is bound to be either super fun or relationship-ending. Test your cognitive and communication skills as you try to find your way out of a room using puzzles and clues.\nView this post on Instagram The Order of Slosilo is not for the common of mortals to know of! But I guess we could make an exception if you came to play Betrayed: The Secret Order... 👁️🤫🕯 L'Ordre de Slosilo ne doit pas être connue du commun des mortels! Mais je suppose qu'on peut faire une exception si tu viens jouer à Trahi: L'Ordre de Secret... --- #AmazeMontreal #EscapeGame #Betrayed A post shared by A/Maze: Montreal Escape Game (@amazemontreal) on May 6, 2019 at 8:32am PDT\nMore info.\nPicnic in the Park\nThis one is so easy to set up, but your date doesn't have to know that. Grab a blanket, a baguette, some cheese and your speakers and impress your date with your setup. Bonus points if you bring a homemade dip or sandwiches.\nView this post on Instagram looong weekend A post shared by katia lo innes 😈 (@katia.gov.ca) on May 20, 2019 at 2:28pm PDT\nMore info.\nGo To La Ronde\nTest your date's nerve, and their stomach, by throwing them for a loop (literally). You can get that adrenaline pumping and afterwards take super adorable photos on the carousel. Cotton candy is also mandatory.\nView this post on Instagram Et c’est reparti pour une autre belle saison à La Ronde! 🙌Le parc ouvre un week-end plus tôt cette année, donc profitez-en pour faire votre manège préféré. 🎢 Le Chaos ouvrira pour le long week-end de la fête des Patriotes. On vous attend dès 10 h 30. 😎 #LaRonde A post shared by La Ronde OFFICIEL (@larondesixflags) on May 11, 2019 at 6:07am PDT\nMore info.\nGo See A Concert\nSuprise your SO with tickets to see their favourite band. There are a ton of great acts touring in Montreal this summer, so you're bound to find at least one that they like. It's an experience that you'll remember for a long time. You can find a list of concerts coming to Montreal here. I recommend Céline Dion.\nView this post on Instagram So happy to be back on stage tonight! Only 16 Vegas shows left and I’m looking forward to enjoying every moment with you! – Celine xx… . Je suis tellement heureuse d’être de retour sur scène ce soir! Il ne reste que 16 spectacles à Las Vegas et je compte profiter de chaque instant avec vous! - Céline xx… . 📸 : @denisetruscello A post shared by Céline Dion (@celinedion) on May 14, 2019 at 9:01am PDT\nMore info.\nCheck Out The Botanical Gardens\nThe Botanical Gardens are romantic as HECK. Whether you choose to stroll through the gardens, which are beautiful during every season, or explore the greenhouses, you can definitely find enough to entertain you all day long.\nView this post on Instagram Montreal Botanical Gardens special exhibit in the greenhouses: a tropical fiesta where everything was pink, wooden monkeys and painted flamingos hid in the underbrush, and it felt just like an island escape. Spent a good long time in there relaxing. They even had an information hut where we were given samples of jackfruit. #botanicalgardens #jardinsbotaniques #tropical #fiesta #specialexhibit #exposition #island #vacation #staycation #jackfruit #montreal #quebec #canada #northamerica #downfromthedoor #travel A post shared by Martandrea (@downfromthedoorblog) on Jan 15, 2017 at 7:30pm PST\nMore info.\nGo Bowling\nBecause who doesn't love bowling? This is making me realise that I haven't gone bowling in forever, and that I need to remedy this ASAP. It's especially fun at night when they turn on the cool neon lights.\nView this post on Instagram La reine de la quille. A post shared by John Pankert (@john_papi) on Jan 23, 2016 at 1:41pm PST\nMore info.\nGo Berry-Picking\nSummer is almost upon us, which means that it's almost berry season. From strawberries to blackberries, farms around Montreal will be bursting with the delicious fruit, and many offer you the chance to pick your own. It's a great way to spend a sunny day.\nView this post on Instagram Sorta miss being in a field of strawberries and not having school on my mind🍓🌸🌞 . . . . . #strawbzarelife #ootd #byewarmth #nature A post shared by MARIANA (@marianacarpioo) on Oct 10, 2018 at 6:07pm PDT\nMore info.\nGo To An Outdoor Movie (For Free!)\nThis is cooler than "dinner and a movie" because this movie is outside. Pack a picnic and head to an outdoor theatre near you. This list has the location and opening date of all of the outdoor theatres in Montreal. No car required!\nView this post on Instagram Vous voulez contribuer à la mise en place d'un festival engagé, gratuit, convivial et en plein-air ? Ça tombe bien ! Nous recrutons un.e responsable technique et coordinateur.trice de production pour une durée de 7 mois à partir du 22 avril 2019. Envoyez-nous votre candidature avant le 14 avril 2019. Pour consulter l'offre d'emploi, rendez-vous sur le site de Funambules Médias (funambulesmedias.org). #offredemploi #rechercheemploi A post shared by Funambules Médias (@funambules_medias) on Apr 3, 2019 at 11:23am PDT\nMore info.\nGo To A Festival\nMontreal hosts a ton of festivals each summer, some of which are free and others which are definitely not. Head to Place des Arts to catch some artists during Jazz Fest or wander around the outdoor section of Just For Laughs. Guaranteed fun!\nView this post on Instagram 🎂HBD ROB🎈 A post shared by Eric Battiston (@eric.battiston) on May 14, 2019 at 7:23am PDT\nMore info.\nGo To The Spa\nThis is probably not the best for new couples, but it's a fun date idea for those of you in long-term relationships. Relax together while you get a couple's massage, or just enjoy a spa's ammenities like the pool or the hot tub. Bota Bota is a popular choice, but Strom Spa is also an excellent choice.\nView this post on Instagram 🕊CONCOURS Quel bonheur ! Vous êtes 20 000 à nous donner de l'amour tous les jours. Afin de vous remercier, nous vous donnons la possibilité de gagner deux forfaits Aurora. Pour ce faire, il suffit de: - Liker notre compte @botabotamtl - Liker ce post - Tagguer la personne avec qui vous aimeriez partager un moment magique chez nous Le gagnant du concours sera révélé le lundi 6 mai. Bonne chance ! ✨ --- 🕊CONTEST How wonderful! There's 20 000 of you giving us love everyday. To thank you, we're giving you the possibility to win to Aurora packages. All you need to do is: - Like our botabotamtl account - Like this post - Tag the person you'd like to share a magical day with, at Bota Bota The winner will be announced on Monday, May 6th. Good luck! ✨ @eve.infinie A post shared by Bota Bota, spa-sur-l'eau (@botabotamtl) on May 2, 2019 at 10:01am PDT\nMore info.\nGo Get Your Cards Read\nDo something ~mystical~ together and head to a tarrot reader or a fortune teller. Even if it's a bunch of bogus, you'll get a good laugh out of it. And, who knows, maybe you'll learn something new.\nView this post on Instagram 5/22(水)のカルテ📖 ・ まだ先は長い。 でも諦めないで。 目指す先がどんなに高くても 歩みを進めた分だけ ちゃんと近づいているから😉 ・ 本日のお注射💉：教え。 ・ #今日も読んで下さり心からの感謝を🙏 #明日も実りある1日でありますように✨ #占いは結果にとらわれず手段として上手に使ってね #タロット #タロット占い #タロットカード #タロットリーディング #占い師 #占い男子 #tarot #tarotcards #tarotdecks #tarotgram #tarotcommunity #dailytarot #lgbt #ゲイ #オネエ言葉全開はインスタだけのお楽しみ A post shared by Sou (@uotorax) on May 21, 2019 at 5:20am PDT\nMore info.\nGo Museum-Hopping\nProve to your date that you're cultured by taking them to one of Montreal's many museums. the MBAM has a great installation of Thierry Mugler creations, and the McCord has an exhibit of Haida supernatural stories. Go on the last Sunday of the month to get in for free!\nView this post on Instagram Venez célébrer le 25e anniversaire du légendaire festival Wiggle @thewigglefestival au MBAM dans le cadre de l’exposition « Thierry Mugler #Couturissime » ce mercredi de 17 h à 21 h avec @neverapartmtl @houseofvenusinternational !⠀ .⠀ Celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Wiggle Festival at the MMFA as part of the “Thierry Mugler #Couturissime” exhibition this Wednesday from 5 to 9 p.m. organized by @neverapartmtl @houseofvenusinternational!⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ Christian Gautier, costumes pour les Mugler Follies, 2013. Tenues : Thierry Mugler. Photo : Christian Gautier / © Manfred Mugler. | Photo Saad Al-Hakkak A post shared by Musée des beaux-arts (@mbamtl) on Apr 29, 2019 at 3:16pm PDT\nMore info.\nGo Hiking In A Nature Reserve\nMontreal has no shortage of nature parks to hang out in. If your date likes to stay active, go on a hike together. Enjoy the beautiful scenery and each others' company in the peaceful nature that lines our island. Cap Saint-Jacques is a popular choice for nature lovers.\nView this post on Instagram Cap St Jacques, waters still high from recent flooding A post shared by @ alixohlin on May 20, 2019 at 6:56am PDT\nMore info.\nThat's my list! I hope that you made a mental note of at least a few of these ideas, and that you enjoy some fun new adventures with your date. Make the most of this summer, Montreal!