Make date night a priority and leave the kids in good hands. Sittercity can help you quickly and easily find a local, qualified sitter in your neighborhood, so you can spend the night away knowing your little ones are safe at home and having a blast.

Go on an excursion beyond the walls of your living room with a date night that doesn’t involve watching reruns of your favorite shows on the DVR. Click through the gallery to discover seven date night ideas that will get you through the summer months and make you remember how much fun date nights can be.

Enroll in a Cooking Class

Chop, dice and slice with your partner as you learn new cooking techniques and rediscover that cooking can be fun—and nothing like your usual frenzied daily dinner prep. Sign up for classes that focus on pasta making, pastries or general kitchen technique.

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What’s your choice of date night? Tell us in the comment section below.