If you are in need of a great date night, there are ways to have an enjoyable experience while on a budget. The following six date night ideas are each $15 or less.
- Have a Romantic Picnic by the Beach
There is nothing more romantic than having a picnic by the beach. You don’t have to go all out and prepare for this magical moment. You can simply pack up a basket of your favorite sandwiches, chips, and salad. Add your utensils and napkins. Don’t forget a good wine and two glasses.
Another option is to check online for a great food truck located near the beach. Metromix is a good website to start with. You can sort your selections by location, cuisine, seating availability, and price.
- Find a Coffee Shop That Hosts Events
From spoken word, comedy night, jazz night, and other events, you’ll find something to do in your local coffee shop. Keep each drink order and scone under $7 each, and you’ll have the perfect inexpensive date night for under $15, including taxes.
- Enjoy Movies in the Park
You can always check out a movie matinee, but sometimes you may not want to go out so early on your date. A great alternative is your city’s movie in the park night. You can head there after dinner at home or eat while you are there. These are generally free. So pack your blanket and a bottle of wine and enjoy your night out under the stars.
- Check Out the Latest Cultural Art Exhibits
There are so many cultural activities to participate in, all at little to no cost. Catch a train downtown and visit your local art, science, or historical museum. Most zoos have some exhibits open year round. There are also film festivals you can see.
- Purchase Gifts for Each Other at the Thrift Store
Plan a mini-shopping spree together at the thrift store. There are some great finds there; you may even find new items never opened. Purchase something nostalgic or antique. You can find a beautiful puzzle to put together. Or, find an old movie on VHS to watch together – pending you have a VHS player!
- Double Date with a Deck of Cards
Another enjoyable date night is to spend it indoors. You can have a double poker night with close friends. Or, you can just spend the evening alone playing Spades or Hearts. Get some great music playing in the background and serve chips, dip, and a few beers and wine coolers.
What are your budget friendly date night ideas? Feel free to tell me about them in the comments section.