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10 Fun spring date ideas

SheKnows.com love/sex columnist Margeaux Baulch Klein is a freelance writer and lives in New York's East Village. She believes all is fair in love and sample sale shopping.

Spring forward your love

Flowers aren't the only things to bloom during the springtime, so there's no better time than the months of March, April, and May for a budding romance. Below are ten fun date ideas to look forward to this spring.

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1Visit a botanical garden

A romantic stroll through the winding paths of a botanical garden, marveling at the multi-hued varieties of flowers, is the ultimate spring date. It's inexpensive, leaves ample room for conversation, and allows you to take advantage of the thawing temperatures and cool spring weather.

2Hit the gym together

Bikini season will be here before you know it, so if you and your beau both want to shed some winter pounds, why not make it a gym date and do it together?

3PassportExercise alfresco

Or if you've been cooped up inside for too long, enjoy some fresh spring air by planning a bike ride or going hiking together at a local park. Spring is also a great time for bird watching with many flocks migrating south.

4Enjoy a trip to the zoo

People aren't the only ones coming out of hibernation in the spring. Make some furry new friends at the zoo and ooh and ahh at the cute baby animals that make their debuts during the spring months.

5Celebrate St. Patrick's Day

Who says Valentine's Day is the year's most romantic holiday? Whether your ancestors hail from the Emerald Isle or if you just enjoy wearing green, fete the Irish spirit by checking out a local parade, going on pub crawl, or just drinking some Guinness together.

6Aruba, Jamaica... Ooh, I Want to Take Ya

Spring Break isn't just for college co-eds. Take advantage of the low airfare prices by packing your bathing suits and planning a romantic get-away to somewhere in the tropics. Want more great ideas like this one?

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7Check out a farmer's market together

Spring showers bring May flowers, but they also bring berries, grapes, and other fresh produce to your local market.

8PicnicDo some spring-cleaning

If spring had a motto, it would be "Out with the old, in with the new." Take a day trip to some outdoor flea markets with your honey to scour for new treasures.

9Buy some peanuts and crackerjacks

A crowded baseball stadium makes for the perfect setting for a date. Even if you're not a baseball expert, men will leap at the opportunity to impress you with their baseball knowledge. (Or, to up the cuteness factor and skip any explanations of the complexities of defensive strategy, attend a little league game.)

10Make it a picnic

Before the temperatures make their ascent to sweltering peaks, pack some wine and sandwiches and enjoy a picnic lunch together under the stars.

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