Sometimes we want affordable or at-home date nights but what about those nights where we have a little cash and want to do something different? Here is a list for you!
I provided links where applicable to help you out.
Watch home videos
Sometime we don't appriciate the little things, like our town and it's history. Don't live in an historic town? Take a day trip out to a nearby town!
Netflix has a ton of stand-up on it's Instant. Laughing is a great way to bond!
50 mellows each and may the best person win! ;)
Check out this site for trails near you!
Don't be skimpy! Grab the scarf, carrot, coal, and hat to make a cool looking snowman!
Jump on a trampoline
Break out a deck of cards
Go Fish, poker, gin rummy, solitare....
Deliver cupcakes, cookies, etc to friends, family, or nursing home
Attend a festival
Greek, Italian, art, or music - check out a local festival.
Spa night at home
Grab the face mask and foot lotion. Enjoy pampering each other
May the best baker win!
Make a time capsule
Plan to open it in 10 years!
Go to a bar to watch a game
Eat, drink, and root for your team
Enjoy the junk food!
Go to a Flea Market
Water balloon fight
Have a water balloon fight with friends. Make it girls vs. boys, full on battle!
See a movie at the dollar theatre
Goodwill shopping spree
Go to a Goodwill or Thrift store and pick out one crazy item for the other person. $10 budget
Get up early and go eat brunch somewhere nice
Make a gift for someone else.
Flirty bar date
Go during happy hour and flirt mercilessly with your man! It’s sure to spark something ;)
Go to a driving range.
For about $6-10 you can buy a bucket of golf balls and borrow a driver. It's actually pretty fun!
Go to a shooting range
You can rent a gun and buy ammo. It's a great way to blow off steam and it's something different
Go to an outdoor concert
During the summer, there are a lot of places that offer free music. Grab the pups, some drinks, a blanket, and enjoy the show!
... need I say more?
"Let's go fly a kite..."
Grab your honey and head to the park to fly a kite :)
Release your inner child and break out a slip-n-slide!
Dessert only date
See what musical or play a local school is having and go check it out!
Support the arts!
Go play mini-golf
Grab a 1,000 piece puzzle and settle in for the night
Go hits some baseballs at the batting cages
Make your own pizza
Garage sale spree
Get $20 out of the ATM - $10 a piece – and go around to garage sales and see who can get the best item/deal
Check out the local drive-in theatre
Old-school lovin'. This website has a list of theaters all over the country!
For added fun: get spray paint and make an outdoors Twister
Go to your local frozen yogurt place but let your significant other make you a creation
Old school candy
If your city has an old General Store, head to the candy buckets and pick out some fun candies to try!
Head to the mall, grab a pretzel and people watch. Make up fun stories about their lives
Live near the beach or visiting soon?
Head to the pier and get an ice cream cone!
Grab a girly magazine and a magazine your man would like and read the cool articles to each other
Find a new TV series to watch together. It could become your weeknight date!
Head to the racetrack or drag strip.
It will get your adrenaline pumping!
New York Times crossword puzzle
Visit a historic location
Old battle ground, historic home, monument, or park. Some are free but don't forget to leave a donation!
Go pick some fruit!
Fall - check out an apple orchard. Spring/Summer - head to the strawberry field. Enjoy gathering some yummy fruit together!
Go to a fast food place but skip the drive thu and sit outside
Put together a model car
This will surely test your patience!!
Check out a small town nearby
Don't plan the day, just get up and go!
Carve a pumpkin
Lights at the Zoo
Afterwards go get coffee/hot chocolate
Build a bonfire
Roast your dinner and dessert!
Break off the top of an egg, dump the insides, fill with paint, and take turns throwing at a canvas! Sound nuts? Check out this blog for more "info" ;)
Head to the Farmer's Market and pick out your dinner. Enjoy with a glass of wine!
Make a work of art for the house
Paint your own pottery
Check out a local shop and paint something for the house
Paint each other’s portrait
Go see a local band
Cook an exotic meal or cook something we have always wanted to try.
Take a cooking class
Take a dance class
Swing, salsa, ballroom - just get up and get moving!
Nerf gun war anyone?
One person starts at the back door and the other at the front - game on!
Head to the arcade and play a game of laser tag, ride go-carts, and eat pizza
Around the world in meals
Cook food from a country of choice and set the mood
Go play BINGO
Go wine tasting
and buy a bottle of your favorite!
Go rock climbing
Ripley’s Believe It or Not
They are wicked fun!
Go tubing down the river
Go shopping together
I can hear all the men going "NOOOOOOO!" but there are ways to make it fun! Go pick out outfits for each other to wear out to dinner or another event. Or maybe go find something for the house together.
Check out the local museum
Find a local fair, carnival, or festival
Ride the Ferris wheel and eat all the yummy food
Head to the zoo
Find a local ice skating rink and drink some hot chocolate!
Rent a tandem bike or scooters and hit the park.
Check out a kick-boxing class.
Get in a great work out and spend time doing something fun together - who can ask for anything more!!
Head to the aquarium or go deep sea fishing
Let your partner pick out your entire meal and you order theirs! If you have a cool waiter, maybe you can tell them what's going on and point to the items. That way it would be a total surprise what is brought out.
Make home-made ice cream
White water rafting
Get a 60 minute couples massage
Check out Groupon and Living Social for deals!
Eat your appetizer, entree, and dessert at different restaurants (don’t forget to leave a great tip if you have a great server!)
Go get a pedicure
Go get a facial
Rent a canoe or kayak and head down stream
Go horseback riding
Go play paintball
Not up for horseback riding? What about a carriage ride?!
If you live near the coast, why not go scuba diving?
What a great way to check out a city!
Hot summer day? Head to the water park!
Spend the night at a Bed and BreakfastGroupon and Living Social sometimes have great deals!
Dinner at a fancy restaurant
Try Ruth Chris, Melting Pot, or something local of that nature. Don't forget to get all dolled up!
Stay the night at a nice hotel
Head out of town for a weekend get away
Get tickets to see your favorite band
Check out a pro-team game
Nothing says out-of-this-world date night like thowing your body out of a plane! ;) Do a quick search for locations near you or check this site out.
Take a dinner cruise on the lake
Go for a ride in a hot air balloon
Do a quick search for locations near you or check this site out.
Recreate your first date or the night you got engagedHow romantic?
If you live near a cruise port, sometimes you can find great deals on weekend cruises!
Rent a limo for a few hours and ask the driver to just drive around. Bring some champagne, dress up real nice and enjoy!
Take a helicopter ride!
Go swimming with dolphins
Head out to an amusement park
Ride all the rides and eat all the yummy food. Maybe take a photo with one of the park's characters!?
Up in the Air (price depending...)
Price depending on your level of experience and access to equipment. Don’t forget to turn off your electronics and really enjoy nature
Pinterest craft night!
Find a craft you both like/want to do and make it together
Check out a local college and see if there is a one night class/session you'd both like to take together
Secret Agent Love
You HAVE to check this out! It's a great gift idea too!!
Pretend to be tourist
Do the things only tourists do in your town. It'll give you a new appreciation for where you live!
Hire a photographer and update your photos! Keep them up-to-date and print them off! Find one locally here or here! Or you can message me on FB and I can find someone great for you!
Have more!? Comment below and I will add them on!