Pick up a copy of your local , or check out Trip Advisor’s city guides for spots to explore.

Or try an app, such as Field Trip, to help you discover hidden gems.

You never know; you might discover your favorite new group, and if it's horrible, plenty of performers can turn out to be entertainingly bad.

Look into Airbnb rentals that you can make your home base for the day, or scout out a quiet spot nearby for the two of you to while away the hours—a corner of a local park or nearby mountain would be an ideal spot for a long and lazy picnic.

“My dream date would start with her surprising me with tickets to a Twins game and telling me that they are behind home plate (you did say ‘dream’).

Browse the local music listings for cheap or free shows in your area and create a "crawl" based on acts with the most hilarious names.

Another option: checking out a genre neither of you are too familiar with.

It would be a private area, but a town would be in driving distance to go in for dinner, to see a local band, or to grab a latte.

The fridge would be stocked, and the weekend would just be ours to spend as we see fit.” —Eddie, 30Who says guys don’t appreciate quality time?Let him know that you have this one covered, and tell your friends what time to meet up.“My dream date would take place at a nice cabin on a lake, preferably around the mountains.OK, maybe those porcelain frog figurines won't do, but those cashmere scarves might serve dual purposes.Whatever doesn't work will just make for a good laugh.Oh yes, believe it or not, men don’t do this whole date rigmarole just for you.