Parents often use date nights as a way to connect to each other and keep the sparks flying, but let's turn the clocks back a few hours. While dinner and a movie can make for a fun night together, folks can take advantage of the daytime, too. Drop the kids off with grandma or hire a sitter and head for the hills, literally. Take a break from all mom and dad duties and go for a hike!
If dusty trails don't arch the eyebrows, maybe a picnic basket full of crackers, cheese and wine will do the trick. Go to a matinee, play a round of golf, go back to the engagement spot, take a long bike ride or just go sit by the pool and read a book. When the day is gone and the sun is done, the romantically refueled pair can return home in time to tuck the kids in, then let their alone time continue. Dine on pizza by candlelight and pop in a movie as a way to end the perfect date day and night.