Want to have the most special date night with your love but don’t want to spend a lot of money? You can make a date night out of essentially anything and not even spend a dime. Here are 100 options to create a cheap date night with your special someone.

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100 Cheap Date Night Ideas

  1. Watch the sunset at the beach.
  2. Have a beach day.
  3. Go hiking.
  4. Have a picnic.
  5. Have a game night.
  6. Have a cooking challenge. (This is so fun! Check out the cooking challenge my husband and I did!)
  7. Go stargazing and set up the back of your car or truck with pillows and blankets.
  8. Go beer or wine tasting. (Or for an even cheaper option, do a tasting at home!)
  9. Go fishing.
  10. Spend the day visiting open houses in your area and create your dream house!
  11. Go to a free local concert. (Many local parks departments put these concerts on for free!)
  12. Go ice skating.
  13. Have a scavenger hunt.
  14. Play a round of mini-golf.
  15. Build a fort and watch a movie in it.
  16. Try out a new recipe.
  17. Have a paint night.
  18. Visit a farmer’s market.
  19. Write a bucket list together. (Get inspiration from these bucket lists!)
  20. Have a Nerf war.
  21. Get ice cream from your local farm.
  22. Bond over coffee or smoothies.
  23. Start a new hobby.
  24. Learn a new language.
  25. Wake up early to watch the sunrise.
  26. Eat dinner from food trucks.
  27. Have breakfast in bed.
  28. Visit a local gallery or museum.
  29. Go to a driving range.
  30. DIY something new. (Like these DIY photo coasters!)
  31. Create a scrapbook.
  32. Go antiquing or thrifting.
  33. Go for a bike ride.

  1. Attend your town’s high school football game.
  2. Go berry picking.
  3. Attend a church service.
  4. Go to the gym together.
  5. Go swim in a waterfall or spring.
  6. Have a fondue night.
  7. Make a time capsule.
  8. Tie dye.
  9. Volunteer at your local shelter.
  10. Go an open mic night.
  11. Visit a zoo.
  12. Play bingo.
  13. Create a vision board.
  14. Put together a giant puzzle.
  15. Have a water balloon fight.
  16. Visit an aquarium.
  17. Make homemade ice cream.
  18. Go to a drive-in movie.
  19. Have a bonfire and roast s’mores.
  20. Go camping.
  21. Have a Wii Game Night.
  22. Start a YouTube channel.
  23. Go window shopping.
  24. Go roller skating.
  25. Go to the arcade.
  26. Go to the batting cages.
  27. Go to a car show.
  28. Run in a relay race or marathon.
  29. Learn how to surf.
  30. Go kayaking or canoeing.

  1. Visit a local festival.
  2. Go to a shooting range.
  3. Take a dance class (look on Groupon!).
  4. Visit a trampoline park.
  5. Go on a drive and blast your favorite music.
  6. Go out for breakfast for the early bird specials.
  7. Go ax throwing.
  8. Fly kites.
  9. Look for rocks and then paint them.
  10. Visit a local school play or performance.
  11. Go bowling.
  12. Go see a movie on the discounted days.
  13. Challenge each other in video games.
  14. Mini road trip.
  15. Have a photoshoot.
  16. Have a trivia night.
  17. Go out for dessert.
  18. Have a spa night.
  19. Go sledding.
  20. Watch fireworks.
  21. Play IKEA Hide-and-Go-Seek.
  22. Visit a restaurant or bar during happy hour.
  23. Visit an animal shelter.
  24. Write love letters to each other and then read them.
  25. Bake and decorate a cake.
  26. Write out your goals for the future. (Check out my favorite free template for goal setting!)
  27. Visit a carnival.
  28. Have a wine and cheese night.
  29. Find a dive bar.
  30. Go rock climbing.
  31. Eat takeout by candlelight.
  32. Reminisce about the past by going through old photos and yearbooks.
  33. Make fun ice cream sundaes.
  34. Visit Costco and try all of the samples.
  35. Go swimming in a local river or lake.
  36. Attend a local fundraiser or charity event.
  37. Have a BBQ with friends or just yourselves.

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