Grab a tent, some champagne and the love of your life and prepare yourselves for an incredibly unique and romantic camping getaway. Camping is something I really enjoy and I was lucky enough to find a partner who loves it just as much as I do.
We’ve had our fair share of some pretty romantic dates but combining the cheesy romantic stuff with camping was a stroke of genius. This is why I’ve compiled a list of 13 romantic camping ideas for couples that you can try so that you too can wear a ridiculous grin on your face all weekend all the way till you get home from your trip.
#1: The Backdrop To Make Anyone Fall In Love
The first step you need to take to make that perfectly romantic camping trip happen is to choose the right location. Wherever you are, try to do some research ahead of time to see where you can camp that has a backdrop you could fall in love with.
Having a beautiful, scenic view can make your trip feel a whole lot more romantic in an instant, such as setting up by a lake overlooking some hills like in the camping picture of a post from allwomenstalk.
Nothing beats waking up with that special someone to beautiful mountains or a lovely forest. A bonus tip is to go camping on the beach the way Love Meg did on her YouTube video with her husband.
There may not always be some grand views available to you but you should at least pick one that looks decent, without anything unsightly around such as factories, dumpsites, or basically anything that can kill the mood.
#2: No Phone Zone
Create a “No Phone Zone” or a “Facebook Free Tent” during your trip. Nothing kills quality time like getting lost in endless Facebook posts. The whole purpose of your trip is to get closer to your loved one, so put the phone down and focus on each other.
There are reasons, backed by science might I add, that tell you why you should take a break from social media. Unsurprisingly, too much online indulgence can actually be bad for your health.
On a side note, Health.com talks about some signs that you need to take a break from social media, you can also check the post to have more information.
#3: Get Moving
ForeverFamilies talks about the benefits of doing things together and for good reason.
It gives you a chance to bond and later on to create memories that you can recall with each other, bringing back that nostalgic feeling and making you feel connected to each other’s past.
It is also a great experience to try each other’s hobbies and to try new hobbies together, as suggested by Bustle.
This is good because it helps you build trust with each other especially if you are trying something new together. If you’re looking for even more activities that you can do while on your camping trip, you can check out the list from Sky Above Us but remember to make sure it is something you BOTH will enjoy or you may end up just fighting with each other, ruining the romantic vibe you’ve been trying to build.
#4: Food Fight? Yes Please!
You MUST set up a picnic during your trip! Either bring or make your favorite meals together using a portable cooking stove.
The Mad Outdoorist lists out 5 best camping stoves you can check out. It is kind of magical in its own way that cooking together can bring you closer.
Picture all those movies where the couples start pelting each other with food, laughing and eventually hugging in the pure bliss of happiness and enjoyment. That is what cooking together can do.
Try to bring some nice plates and cutlery – something better and stronger than your ordinary plastic plates, spoons, and forks, such as your steel cutlery, ceramic plates or some enamel ones. A final touch is to bring some wine or champagne along with you.
Take your favorite or choose something new. Or if you are new to wine, visit Wine Folly’s Wine guide for beginners. They’ve got a cool infographic to help you learn some basics about wine.
#5: Go For Supersize
To make any trip romantic, you will need to snuggle with each other. So instead of bringing two single sleeping bags, go for supersize and bring a queen-sized sleeping bag.
There are a lot of different brands to choose from and WiseBread actually talks about the Top 5 double sleeping bags you can get.
If you want things to be slightly different, you can opt for an air mattress instead. These can be more comfortable and you can decorate it with your favorite sheets topped with your most comfortable blankets and pillows. Who says you can’t be comfortable while camping?
#6: Enjoy Some Beats
Bring along your music player and some portable speakers so you have some music to listen to. Music is also great to help set the mood. Huffington Post talks about the surprising ways music affects our brain.
This means you can use this weird power to help make the mood however you want it to be – fun, calming, energized or extra cheese please romantic. Be ready with a big playlist so you can create as many moods as you want.
#7: Go Old School With Cards And Board Games
Or go old school and bring some board games instead. Interestingly enough, even with our technology developing better than ever, board games are making a comeback as talked about in The Guardian. Also, what better way to spend a romantic getaway than tangled up in each other while playing Twister?
#8 Can I Have S’more?
Get warm and cozy then set up a campfire and make some S’mores! You can make them from scratch or get a S’mores kit like the one Hershey’s makes.
But have you ever been curious about where the name “S’mores” actually comes from? This tasty campfire classic was mentioned in a publication as early as 1927! So get sweet with your partner and make some S’mores together then snuggle up in the fire.
#9: Light Up The Night
Create a beautifully lit, starry night garden feel with extra hanging lights as decoration. Just remember not to fall asleep with them on as they can be a fire hazard.
You can also consider using LED candle lights instead to create a similar effect like this and add to the mood while reducing the threat of a fire breaking out.
#10: Comfort Is King
Don’t think about packing light because this is meant to be a relaxing, romantic trip. Bring extra blankets, scarves and whatever will keep you cozy and warm through the night.
Load up on lots of extra pillows like image below to give your camp site that extra fluff of comfort.
If you want, number 58 on this list shows you how to make some cute DIY pillows so you can create some customized, memorable pillows.
#11: When You Wish Upon A Star…
There is nothing like peering into the night sky at the vast abyss that is our universe with your partner wrapped up in your arms.
#12: The early bird catches the worm
Or in this case, the fish. Learn the basics of fishing from setting up, catching, preparing and storing fish and try it out with your partner.
The best thing to do is to go fishing early in the morning and watch the sun rise above the horizon together, while snuggled up in your little canoe. Other than being super romantic, there are actually health benefits of watching the sunrise.
#13: “Netflix and Chill”
So the saying goes. But since it is highly unlikely you would have an internet connection in your campsite, rent a movie or buy some DVDs and watch a movie on your laptop.
Clipd.com gives you some ideas on how to watch some movies like on the beach, in a tent or on a pickup truck. While it’s best to enjoy nature while you are around it, if you want to take a breather and do something relaxing, you can opt for watching a movie.
So there you have it. 13 simple ways to turn your camping trip into a ROMANTIC camping trip. As I mentioned in the beginning of this article, camping is one of my favorite things to do along with my partner and so I wanted to share these romantic ideas for couples with you!
These are tried and tested and you will surely have a blast too. Did you enjoy this list? Share this article if you did! Or do you have more romantic camping ideas for couples? Leave them in the comments or tell me what you thought about this list!