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Stargazing in the Wilderness

Duration: All-night
Budget: $30-$60

Venture into the wilderness of Westwood to witness a breathtaking spectacle of the universe. September is a perfect time for stargazing, as the summer haze dissipates and autumn brings clear, crisp skies. Lay back on a soft blanket together, and share secrets under the gaze of countless stars. A telescope is optional, but it could bring a layer of wonder and exploration to the experience. End the date in a cozy way by bringing some hot chocolate and marshmallows to enjoy together.

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  • As the sun sets, drive out to a remote, unlit area outside of Westwood. Set up a cozy spot with blankets and pillows in the back of your vehicle or on the ground. If you have a telescope, set it up and get ready to explore the heavens. Share your dreams, fears, and love under the blanket of stars. The date ends when the sun begins to rise, signaling the start of a new day shared together. Cuddle together, roast marshmallows over a campfire and sip on warm hot chocolate.

Preparation steps:

  • Take a look at the weather beforehand and make sure it's a clear night. Pack thick blankets, comfy pillows, and warm clothes. If you have a telescope, bring it along. Don't forget to bring hot cocoa and marshmallows. Download a star-gazing app on your phone. Make sure your vehicle has enough gas, and leave plenty of time to get to your chosen stargazing spot.

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Some tips:

  • While stargazing is a romantic activity, the wilderness can be chilly at night, even in September. Make sure to dress warmly, bring extra layers, and consider packing a thermos of hot beverage like coffee or hot chocolate. Don't forget to bring enough water and snacks for the night. Listen to the sounds of the night and let the relaxing atmosphere enhance the deep conversations you might have. Don't forget to turn off your car and any other light sources so your eyes can adjust to the dark.

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