A local dive-bar can provide a lot more entertainment than a stuffy cocktail joint. Or,when that gets old, you can always play a game of foosball or darts.
Take a card from your youth playbook by organizing a friendly game of miniature golf.
If you really vibed on the first date and want to have some alone time beyond your neighborhood or city, plan a scenic drive somewhere with #views.
Spread out a picnic or pack some snacks for the ride.
Take a ferry or water taxi to an unexplored part of your city if you want to make it a longer day trip.
Summer is ripe for yard sales and outdoor flea markets.
If you want a less stuffy environment than a dinner setting, where there's mimosas a'plenty and no pressure to stick around for the rest of the day, try going for a day date for brunch on the weekend.
For fellow angsty people, you can at least get the date out of the way and then go about your day instead of sweating it until evening.
Toss around a Frisbee in the park or hit up the basketball court for some one-on-one.
If you both have a bug for finding cheap records or furniture, take a walk around your neighborhood for the latest sidewalk sales or peruse the odds and ends at a nearby market.
Even if you're not exactly blessed with great balance, you and your date can at least keep each other upright with a couple's skate at your nearest roller skating rink.
You don't have to Netflix-and-chill on Date #2, but you can set up a cozy movie night that guarantees you some privacy.
Settle on a film or a couple episodes of a television series (if you're scrambling for options, a comedy will lighten the mood) and order in some pizza.