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The summer months offer several opportunities for spectacular date nights, but the truth is, they can become costly. Expensive tickets and dinners out can add up, especially when you are going out often. The good news is that there are several summer dates nights for couples on a budget. These ideas are not only inexpensive, but they are also creative, romantic and lots of fun.
Cheap Summer Date Night Ideas
Visit a local farmer’s market– Farmer’s markets offer up some fantastic opportunities for an inexpensive date night. Whether you go to browse or purchase some inexpensive local ingredients to enjoy together, it is fun to see what your community and its surrounding area have to offer.
Go swimming together – Grab your bathing suits and head to your local beach for some evening swimming.
Have a picnic in the park – There is almost nothing more romantic than an evening picnic in a local park. Bring a blanket, some delicious foods and beverages and settle in for an evening of people watching, conversation and beautiful weather.
Go rollerblading around town – Strap on your rollerblades and roll around town together. Not only will you both get some great exercise in, but you can hold hands the entire time too.
Go on a walking tour– It doesn’t matter if you have lived in your current town or city for a long time or you just moved there, there are always new things that you can learn about your community. Go on a walking tour of your town or city or one nearby and see how much you both know about your surroundings.
Volunteer together – No matter what cause you are passionate about; you and your significant other can volunteer together. Not only will you be spending quality time with your love interest, but you will also be making a difference in the lives of many.
Go on a road trip – Create a catchy playlist, pack up some delicious snacks and hit the open road. Take a road trip to somewhere local and discover some of the back roads or simply drive until you find a great spot to park for a while. No matter where you go, you are spending some time alone on an adventure.
Take a walk on the beach – This may seem cliché but taking a walk on the beach is a great way to spend date night. The sand between your toes and listening to the roar of the waves provides the perfect backdrop for a romantic and relaxing date that also happens to be free.
BBQ together – Summer is the perfect time for a romantic backyard BBQ. Create a delicious meal together and enjoy it in the fresh air. Cooking together is a great way to bond and it is a cheaper way to enjoy a delicious meal.
Go camping – Camping can be an amazing bonding experience. Find a local campsite and head out to the great outdoors to make s’mores and sleep under the stars.
Watch an outdoor movie – Get some blankets, your favourite beverages and some pillows and set up an outdoor movie. Whether you use a projector and a white sheet, or you watch a movie on your laptop, this is a great way to spend date night in the summer. Just don’t forget the popcorn.
Visit a local festival – Many different locales will put on festivals that are free or cheap to get in to. Just make sure to wear comfortable shoes because they usually require a lot of walking.
Go fishing – Fishing is a fantastic way to spend time together this summer. Fishing rods, cold drinks and hours of tech free time to talk makes for a great date, and as an added bonus you can catch your own dinner.
Go berry picking – Check out a local pick your own farm and hit the road to get your own fresh berries. When you are done you can head home and make a delicious fresh dessert together.
Go on a boat tour – Taking an evening boat tour with your significant other is a great and inexpensive way to spend time together on the open water. Check your local listings to see if there are boat tours in your area and set off on the water together.
Take a bike tour – Get on your bikes and ride. Evening rides are a fantastic way to spend time together and it doesn’t cost a thing.
Do Yoga in the park – Bring your yoga mats to a local park and practise some yoga moves together under the stars.
Take in a free outdoor show – Check your local listings to find free concerts and shows in your area. Many places will put on free outdoor performances. Bring a blanket and snuggle in to watch the show.
Watch fireworks – Is there anything more romantic than fireworks? Don’t forget to bring some lawn chairs and snacks.
Watch a movie at the drive in – A drive in movie is a cheap way to see a show and cuddling in the car is a nice way to enjoy it.
There are several different ways have a fabulous summer date night on a budget. Just get creative with your ideas and in no time, you and your significant other will be enjoying each other without having to spend a fortune.