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Let’s be honest, dinner and a movie can get boring fast. University of Guelph, as well as areas surrounding the campus, are home to great spots you can take that cute guy/girl you’ve been eyeing down in class! Keep reading to discover ten cute date ideas to do around Guelph!
1. Picnic on Johnston green.
All you really need is a blanket, food, and a date for this! Pack up your favourite foods and set yourself up on Johnston green. Not only is it a beautiful date spot, it’s a date that won’t cost you tons of money- we all know being a university student can get expensive.
2. Go to a sporting event!
Whether you like sports or not, everyone can agree that it’s tons of fun to watch the Gryphons play their hearts out. Don’t forget to show your school pride by wearing red and gold!
3. Study dates!
Let’s be honest, studying sucks. Make it more fun by having a study date, not only will it make the studying less boring, it’ll also be a great way to ask questions while also spending time with your date. Whether you’re studying in the library, or out for coffee, it’s another cheap but cute date idea.
4. Paint the cannon.
Nothing says “I go to Guelph” more than the cannon, might as well make a date out of it! The cannon gets painted every night, so join the tradition! Definitely will be a date to remember!
5. Take the drive to Elora Quarry!
Home to the most beautiful Instagram posts, the Elora Quarry is roughly half an hour from campus. You and your date will be able to enjoy the beautiful scenery while also spending quality time together away from campus. The Quarry is definitely worth the drive!
Another date you can do on Johnston green! Pull up a blanket, lay back, and watch the stars. While it’s a simple date, it’s a great way to spend time while being able to talk and relax.
7. Visit Guelph lake.
Not only is it a great excuse to go Pokemon hunting, its also a gorgeous conservatory. Home to a beach, park, and obviously a lake, this is another super cute date spot! Whether you’re planning on walking through the trails or relaxing on the beach, Guelph Lake is the place to be.
8. Royal City Park.
Take a walk down to Royal City Park, which features a large gazebo, and a waterside view. Located about 15 minutes (walking) from campus, you and your date can enjoy the weather while also seeing what nature has to offer!
9. Buon Gusto Restaurant.
If you’re looking for classic Italian, you need to check out Buon Gusto! The restaurant is about a 10 minute drive from campus but offers delicious Italian dishes- pizza, pasta, and obviously gelato!
10. The Boathouse Tea Room.
A 20-minute walk from the university, enjoy ice cream or lunch alongside a beautiful view. Boat rentals are also available if you’re feeling a bit brave!
Which one of these ten date ideas to do around Guelph did you pick to take your someone special? Comment below!
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kate is a first-year leadership and organizational management student at the university of Guelph. her passions and hobbies include dance, yoga, taking pictures, makeup, and attending concerts. she loves to travel and explore new places!