Fun Summer Tubing Date for Couples

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Go Tubing Down the River this Summer

The sun is shining, school is out, and tubing season is officially open! Who’s ready to float down the river with good friends, yummy snacks, and music?!

If you answered “ME!” then we’ve got the perfect summertime date for you! The best part? This date can be just for you and your sweetie, a group date with friends, or even a family date to take the kids tubing!

This river tubing date is the perfect summer date for couples or friends! | The Dating Divas
A couple ready for river tubing

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Table of Contents
  1. Go Tubing Down the River this Summer
  2. River Tubing Digital Invitations
  3. River Tubing Locations
  4. What You Will Need For Your Day of Tubing
  5. Fun Ideas For a Day of River Tubing

River Tubing Digital Invitations

Of course we couldn’t create a date centered around river tubing without providing a cute invitation for you to send out! We have two digital invitations for you to choose from.

This invitation is to invite your spouse to a day of tubing for just the two of you:

This digital invitation is perfect for inviting your spouse to a day of tubing! | The Dating Divas
Tubing digital invite for your spouse

And this invitation is to invite your friends to enjoy the river with you:

This digital invitation is perfect for inviting your friends to a day of river tubing! | The Dating Divas
Tubing digital invite for friends

Since both of these are digital invitations, you will need to download them separately at the bottom of this post.

River Tubing Locations

There are several river tubing locations across the nation! Just Google “tubing rivers near me” to find a river near you.

If you are in Arizona, or if you are willing to travel, then you should definitely check out Salt River Tubing located in the Tonto National Forest. They are the pros of river tubing!

Salt River Tubing has a few different tubing options to choose from, so check out their Float Trips page for more information. You will also want to read their FAQ for common questions as well as their Safety Tips.

One thing to note about Salt River Tubing: in order to take your kids tubing they need to be over eight years old AND over four feet tall. Be sure to keep this in mind while you are planning your river adventure!

River tubing is a great way to enjoy the sun with your spouse! | The Dating Divas
River tubing with your spouse

If Arizona is a bit too far for you, never fear! Like we mentioned above, a quick web search of “tubing rivers near me” will pull up plenty of results. You can also use this River Tubing Directory that lists tubing locations across the United States. This page is so helpful!

What You Will Need For Your Day of Tubing

There is nothing worse than arriving at the river and realizing you forgot something! Don’t let that happen to you this year. Use our list of tubing essentials to ensure you have everything you need!

10 Tubing Essentials:

  1. Tubes (There are also double tubes that are perfect for couples!)
  2. Life vests
  3. Water shoes
  4. A hat
  5. Sunglasses
  6. Sunscreen
  7. Portable air pump and/or patch kit
  8. Snacks
  9. Water bottles
  10. A waterproof pouch for your phone

These items aren’t necessarily essential, but they come highly recommended!

3 Not-So-Essential Tubing Items:

  1. Waterproof speaker
  2. Waterproof backpack
  3. Floating cooler

Fun Ideas For a Day of River Tubing

Now that we’ve covered the essentials, you’ve seen the digital invitations, and we’ve discussed river tubing locations, let’s talk about planning your day on the river!

You know what pairs great with a day of tubing? A picnic along the riverbank! To make it easier for yourself, as well as everyone invited, assign a food or drink for each person in the group to bring. An easy picnic lunch/dinner would be sandwiches with chips, veggies or sliced fruit, Capri Sun, and some sort of dessert.

For dessert may we suggest root beer floats? Get it? Root beer FLOATS? Since you’re FLOATING down the river? {Wink!}

Be sure to get one of those floating coolers (or some sort of cooler) so you can pack all the food and keep it cool while you’re traveling down the river.

Even if you decide to have a family day with the kids or some one-on-one time with your spouse, you can still have a picnic! After all, time spent on the water makes everyone hungry!

Tubing down the river with your spouse is a great way to enjoy summertime! | The Dating Divas
Tubing on the river with your spouse

Lasltly, we recommend having another person in the group brainstorm some games to play while you’re floating in your tubes or chilling on the riverbank. Additionally, have someone else create an epic summertime tubing playlist.

Speaking of playlists, here are 10 of our favorite songs for summer!

  • “Cover Me in Sunshine” – P!NK
  • “I Wanna Get Better” – Bleachers
  • “Suit and Jacket” – Judah & The Lion
  • “Kiss Me Darling” – Twin Forks
  • “Sun” – Daphne Loves Derby
  • “Girl” – Jukebox the Ghost
  • “She Way Out” – The 1975
  • “Summer of ’69” – Bryan Adams
  • “Chillin’ It” – Cole Swindell
  • “Island In The Sun” – Weezer

We have a total of 22 songs that we put into our Summertime Tubing Playlist on Spotify. Enjoy!

We hope these ideas help you plan an adventure on the river! Get out there and enjoy that sunshine!

Happy summer!

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  1. Oh my goodness my hubby and I haven’t gone tubing in maybe 8 years, planning to do this this summer for sure now!

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