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No.2 - Stargazing

What is it about stargazing that makes it such a romantic date idea? Staring at the heavens, watching for shooting stars and dreaming about other worlds is a dreamy way to fall into a night of fantasy.

$30 Date Night Guide to the Stargazing Date Idea

What is it about stargazing that makes it such a romantic date idea? Staring at the heavens, watching for shooting stars and dreaming about other worlds is a dreamy way to fall into a night of fantasy.

STEP 1 - ROAD TRIP - Stargazing actually requires a bit of advanced planning. If you live in a metropolitan area, you’ll need to head out of town a fair bit before it gets dark enough to really see stars. Research around until you find the perfect spot – no city lights, a quiet field or area for parking the car. You’ll want to be flat on your back for stargazing, so if there’s no clear space on the ground we suggest the bonnet of your car or a convertible with lay-back seats.

STEP 2 - CHECK THE WEATHER - Make sure you head out on a clear night – nothing worse than driving all that way only to find a heavy cloud cover has arrived to ruin your plans for the night!

STEP 3 - BE PREPARED - Rug up. Take a picnic blanket you can throw underneath yourselves, plus extra blankets if you think you’ll need them. You’ll also want a constellation map, so you know what you’re looking for. You can download daily ones for your little corner of the world from this great website. Take a flashlight so you can see your map, but you’ll want to cover it in red cellophane first or the light from your torch will ruin your view of the stars. Alternatively, you can download this iPhone app that will glow red for you.

STEP 4 - AGAIN, TAKE A PICNIC - To make this date extra special, take a little picnic with you to snack on. Fresh fruit, soft cheese and crackers and chocolate are perfect sky-watching foods.

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User Comments

Emma

27th September, 2009

Take a picnic blanket with you and even some snacks! If you have an iPhone, there's a "red light" app that won't kill your view of the stars and they even have constellation apps! An old-school paper constellation map and a flashlight with red cellophane will do you just fine as well.