The Best End-Of-Summer Date Idea, According To Your Sign

If you’ve been dreaming of those summer nights as Sandy and Danny belted it out about… they’re coming to a close. And fast. With a few weeks left of the official summer season, you’ll want to soak up that sunshine, the longer hours outdoors and all of the romance that comes with the steamy, sticky weather. But if you’ve done just nearly everything you can think about — from the beach to a picnic — you might be running out of ideas of what to do for a summer date.

To the rescue? My wonderful mom and astrologer, Kim Tigar. She gives me advice nearly every single day based on my zodiac sign (Virgo, if you’re curious) and though I’d like to selfishly keep her to myself, she really does have some pretty amazing ideas when it comes to living your best life, based on the day you took your first breath. Of course you’ll want to keep your partner or date's sign in mind when you start booking some of these fun end-of-summer date ideas, but you have some time, so you can do one for each of your signs!

Here’s how to enjoy the last of summer loving, regardless if you’re a water, earth, fire or air sign:

Aries (March 21 - April 19)

“Your high energy and devilish attitude makes you up for any type of adventure, so do something outdoors and risky while you still can. Go on a zip line somewhere exotic or from a great height. Or even skydiving if you dare! If you don’t have time, test driving motorcycles or hiking a tough trail are great ideas, too."

Taurus (April 20 - May 20)

“As an Earth sign, one of the things you love about the summer is being connected to the outdoors as much as possible. And if that outdoor adventure involves food, that’s even better. You also love things that are worth great quality, so a good idea for you might be a weekend that starts with a cooking class, followed by visiting a farmer’s market, shopping for fall clothes and antiquing.”

Gemini (May 21 - June 20)

“It’s OK, Gemini, if you never make up your mind. That’s part of your brilliance and charm, and that spontaneous nature makes you really fun to be around. For the end of the summer, treat yourself to a circus adventure or your local state fair. You’ll enjoy the great variety of the rides, the games and the food.”

Cancer (June 21 - July 22)

“You’re all about emotions and for you, connecting to others is the most important thing. With a partner, you want to make sure they’re happy and quality time is what makes you fall in love. Try cooking a meal with your partner and then eat outside under the stars as you watch the sunset. Or, for another idea, since you’re so empathic, volunteering in some capacity as a date idea would also be great for you.”

Leo (July 23 - August 22)

“You’re a big fan of any type of performance — regardless if you’re part of it or watching it from the seats. For a fun date night you probably haven’t considered, take a road trip to the local high school in your area and watch the team try and win big! Though you might have graduated years ago, the playful, young energy will inspire you.”

Virgo (August 23 - September 22)

“Nurturing is an important quality to your relationships and whenever you have a date, you want it to be meaningful. You also love the Earth, so any type of outdoor date — like biking by the river — will make you happy. And of course, you can end that adventurous date with some ice cream, all while walking hand-in-hand.”

Libra (September 23 - October 22)

“Balance is your middle name, so you probably don’t want to do anything crazy for your end of summer date. But what you do want is to be relaxed and enjoy yourself. Consider seeing an outdoor movie — especially if it’s a romantic one — and cuddling to your sweetie under the cinema lights.”

Scorpio (October 23 - November 21)

“Of the signs, you are definitely a passionate one and when it comes to summer, you probably want something more sexy than sunshine-y. If you’re up for a splurge, rent a hotel room that has an outdoor hot tub. And well, let your imagination go from there.”

Sagittarius (November 22 - December 21)

“You’re a strong sign and also one that’s freedom-loving. The colder seasons might make you feel trapped inside, so take advantage of the warm weather by throwing a block party with your partner. Invite your pals over to eat outside and bring their own dish to make it full of chatter and celebration.”

Capricorn (December 22 - January 19)

“Stay active as long as you can, Capricorn, as it’s something you enjoy. The options are really endless of the end-of-summer season — from an outdoor rock climbing wall to a carriage ride in the park, or even gardening outside.”

Aquarius (January 20 - February 18)

“You’re a quirky one and that’s often your best quality, Aquarius! Do something pretty ridiculous to say goodbye to summer with your partner. From hosting a themed masquerade party and going to a local street carnival to something really out there, like biking outdoors at sunset… in costume.”

Pisces (February 19 - March 20)

“As a sensitive sign in the zodiac, you will enjoy the pleasure of simple, easy company with your partner. But to make it summer-themed, consider taking a trip up to a high hill nearby and stargazing while chatting about the future.”

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