25 Best Hobbies for Couples…Do Stuff Together!

Finding a hobby that both you and your partner enjoy can be tricky.

Hobbies that you can do together as a couple will not only be fun, but it could actually strengthen your relationship!

Check out our selection of the best hobbies for couples and try something new together!

1. Tennis

Tennis is a a great lifetime sport that you and your partner can play together for years! Get a couple tennis rackets, a can of tennis balls then head out to your local courts!

Most high schools have tennis courts that you can go play at for free in the evenings when the high school teams are done practicing…

Pick up this Senston Adult Tennis Racket (2 pack set) available from Amazon for you and your partner to be ready for the courts!

close up of womans legs standing at the line of a tennis court, preparing to serve the tennis ball
photo credit: Renith R.

2. Cooking

Take a cooking class, try a new recipe or try to invent your own dish!

The kitchen offers room for growth in your relationship and bonding over a meal is always special!

Explore your own cultural background and try some recipes from your home country or region.

Check out the huge collection of cooking classes available from SkillShare here and learn some new recipes together!

couple cooking, utensils and cooking pot on counter

3. Canoeing

Canoeing is a great couple hobby to get outdoors! Improve your communication skills together while exploring the lakes and rivers in your area!

Chances are there is a canoe rental company in your area that can help get you out on the river this afternoon!

Looking to invest in your own canoe? Check out the Old Town Saranac 160 Green Canoe available from Cabelas.com here…

woman at the front of a canoe going down a river, mountain in the distance
photo credit: Vincent M.A

4. Puzzles

Puzzles are a great leisure activity to do together at home on those sleepy, rainy days. Spend your free time working together on a casual, creative activity.

Share a feeling of accomplishment when you finish that damn thousand piecer you’ve been working on for weeks!

Check out our full post on puzzles here for benefits, tips and resources for all of your puzzling needs!

puzzle pieces on a table
photo credit: Gabriel Crismariu

5. Hiking

Hiking together as a couple is a great way to boost your fitness, explore your community and enjoy nature!

Challenge each other by going on new hikes and explore nature together.

Did you know that being in nature, or even viewing scenes of nature, reduces anger, fear, and stress and increases pleasant feelings?(Stamatakis & Mitchell).

Be sure to check out our list of 10 Hiking Essentials for Every Adventure, before heading out on the trail!

best hobbies for couples include hiking, image shows hiking path with middle aged couple at the end of the path rounding corner towards mountain

6. Movies

Go see the latest blockbuster at the theatre or plan a special movie night with some old classics.

Make a routine out of watching an entire trilogy one night of the week!

Having a routine with your partner is a great way to strengthen your relationship and a fun activity to look forward to together.

There are tons of streaming options out there these days… Netflix, Hulu and Paramount + are all great options depending on your needs and interests.

mans hand holding remote control, woman in the background eating popcorn

7. Rock Climbing

Rock climbing is a great hobby for couples! Climbing involves a great deal of trust and is a great way to get your exercise.

Head to a local climbing gym and take a basic climbing and belay class to get started.

Check out our full post on rock climbing here for tips, resources and gear recommendations…

woman bouldering in climbing gym, looking for next rock climbing hold

8. Camping

Heading out into the wilderness and enjoying all that nature has to offer is a great hobby for couples.

Get away from technology and city life to enjoy each others company out in the woods!

Be sure to practice Leave No Trace Principles when you head out to the great outdoors!

ALPS Mountaineering Meramac 2-Person Tent, Sage/Rust; two people sitting in a tent camping
ALPS Mountaineering Meramac 2-Person Tent Available from Amazon Prime here…

9. Go to the Gym

Get a gym membership and get buff together!

Make a routine out of taking your fitness seriously and hold each other accountable for reaching your fitness goals. Walk on the treadmill, weight train, or take a weekly fitness class together.

Check out the new Amazon Halo strap to track your workouts, sleep and overall wellness. The Halo strap does not have a display, so you can remain focused on your workout while tracking your progress and health stats.

workout gym equipment, wall painted purple

10. Open Mic Nights

Attending open mic nights is a super fun hobby for couples! Check out open mics in your area and perform a talent or simply go to watch.

Many coffee shops have weekly open mic nights showcasing local talent including singer-songwriters, comedians and poets.

Check out openmikes.org to locate open mic nights in your area!

11. Volunteering

Spend your time together helping others in your community. See what needs there are in your community and brainstorm how you can help.

You and your partner could coach a youth soccer team, or spend a few hours on the weekend playing card games at the retirement home.

Whatever you end up doing, keep it fun!

Check out our full post on volunteering for tips, resources and best practices to get started!

young adult man coaching boys soccer team; hudled on field talking sunset in the background
photo credit: Alyssa Ledesma

12. Learn a Language

Learning a language is an excellent way to keep your mind sharp and learn more about another culture.

Taking a class with your partner and practicing together can be a great hobby that focuses on growth and self-improvement.

Check out our full post on learning a new language for tips, resources and our recommended language learning apps.

13. Gardening

If you and your partner have a yard, why not use that land to start a garden?

Starting a garden is a ton of work, but there’s nothing better than eating veggies that you grew yourself!

Gardening is a great hobby for couples to work on an outdoor project together!

Check out “Raised-Bed Gardening for Beginners” available on Amazon here…

hand holding flower to be put into the ground, woman smiling in the background
photo credit: Benjamin Combs

14. Bike Riding

Cruise your neighborhood with your loved one, go to a local park or trail and enjoy the great outdoors!

Bike riding is an excellent way to get a workout while also enjoying the outdoors and your community.

Looking to go a bit further? Check out the awesome collection of E-bikes available from Charge Bikes here…

best hobbies for couples include bike riding; couple bike riding down street with blurred background
photo credit: Sabina Fratila

15. Thrifting / Garage Saling

Thrifts stores and garage sales are a ton of fun! Thrifting is one of the best hobbies for couples to go out exploring and find vintage treasures.

We recommend using an app called Yard Sale Treasure Maps or Craigslist to find garage sales in your area.

woman sitting in a chair at a thrift store

16. Book Club

Join a book club and discuss the book with your partner. If you can’t find a book club to join, go ahead and start your own! Meetup.com is a great resources for finding (or starting) a new club.

Even if it is just you and your partner, reading the same book together, and then discussing it can be a great hobby and can strike up some interesting conversation.

Get crackin’ on the Top 100 Books to Read in a Lifetime according to Amazon here…

17. Board Games

Join a board game group or start a couples game night with some friends!

This can be a great weekly or monthly tradition to look forward to with your partner.

Game nights are a fun, wholesome hobby that everyone can enjoy. Board games make for a great double date night in with a bit of competition!

close up of a monopoly board game
photo credit: Ylanite Koppens

18. Start a Side Hustle Together

Making money with your partner can be a fun hobby!

Brainstorm activities that you are both interested in and then consider various ways to monetize those interests.

It could be anything from starting an Etsy Store to making your own YouTube channel together.

Check out our post on starting a side hustle to get some ideas!

woman holding hundred dollar bills
photo credit: Alexander Mils

19. Running

Train for a 5k! Set a goal and train together. Whether it’s the 1-mile fun run or a full marathon, running and training together is a great hobby for couples to stay fit!

two men running in the woods, best hobbies for couples including health benefits of running

20. Join a Co-ed Sports League

Do you and your partner love sports?

Check out the opportunities in your community and join a co-ed sports league. Softball, Flag-Football, Soccer or even Dodgeball could be great options.

Check out MeetUp.com to find opportunities in your area.

man standing in front of soccer net blocking soccer ball
photo credit: Giorgio Trovato

21. Take Dance Lessons

Learning to dance is an awesome way to increase your coordination and express yourself in a physical way.

Many dance studios offer community education introductory classes for various dance styles including salsa, ballroom, swing and so many more.

Check out DancingTogether.com to explore various dance style that you and your partner may enjoy.

best hobbies for couples include dancing, woman in red dress, man in white dress shirt dancing in the middle of desert street
photo credit: Silvio Barbosa

22. Candle Making

What’s more romantic than candles? Enjoying a candle that you’ve made with your partner!

You can make beautiful candles at home that look and smell great!

Experiment with different waxes and aromas until you find the perfect recipe that you and your partner both enjoy!

Check out these candle making kits available from Amazon to get started…

23. Travel

Travel with your significant other is a great hobby!

Whether you’re traveling abroad or being a tourist in your hometown, traveling with your partner is a great way to bond with each other.

Take a road trip, try new coffee shops, go to museums and take lots of touristy photos!

best hobbies for couples, taking a road trip, view from backseat of a car looking down the highway
photo credit: Hugo Santos

24. Painting

Painting is one of the best hobbies for couples to stay creative together!

Try painting portraits of each other, or go to a park and paint the same landscape scene. Practice with acrylics, watercolor or oil paints.

Check out our full watercolor painting post here for more information on getting started!

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25. Video Games

Playing video games together is one of the best hobbies for couples to get competitive at home!

Pick up an old Nintendo 64 for some nostalgia or get wild with an at home virtual reality headset!

On top of being a ton of fun, playing video games can actually improve your hand-eye coordination, improve your problem solving skills and boost your memory! (According to Mental Floss)

best hobbies for couples include playing video games together. Image of two PS4 controllers with soccer video game in the background

There are so many options for couples to get out there and enjoy hobbies together!

Hopefully this list of best hobbies for couples has inspired you and your partner to get out there and enjoy life and leisure together!

Looking for more great hobby ideas? Check out our Huge List of Hobbies Ideas from A to Z and start something new…