My husband and I have always enjoyed getting to know the area anywhere we have lived.
Finding little diners where we can grab breakfast, a specialty shop that offers sipping chocolate, and browsing through antique shops are some our favorite things to do.
You can also pick a pretty location where you can watch the sunset and listen to the audiobook at the same time. Anywhere with a great view is the perfect place for a shared book!
You can also read aloud to each other if you prefer. Play a game of toss together or utilize some of the perks of the park. After tucking the littles into bed (if you have older ones who can keep an ear out for them), take a light weight blanket out to your back yard.
Build a fire, take s’mores supplies along, and laugh together as you sit by the fire.