10 Free or Low Cost Date Night Ideas You’ll Love
Times may be a little tough financially right now, but that is why it is more important than ever that you spend some quality one-on-one time with your spouse. Chances are you are both worried about keeping the family afloat but spending some time together, free from those worries for a little while can help you to reconnect with what is most important…each other. Date night activities don’t have to be expensive, in fact here you will find a list of free or low-cost date night activities for you and your spouse to try.
Yes, it is a little cliche but what is better than curling up with your significant other on the couch and watching a movie? You don’t have to go to the movies and spend a fortune on tickets and snacks for it to be a good time. Grab some takeout for the two of you, or just a nice bottle of wine and your favorite movie snacks, and find or rent a movie on a streaming service to watch.
Spend a Night at the Museum
Do you have a museum or art gallery in your area? Look online and see when they offer low-cost or free admission and make it a date! Many museums and art galleries offer this opportunity at least once a month.
Visit the Animals at the Local Shelter
If you and your spouse are pet lovers then consider volunteering some of your time together at the local animal shelter. The shelters love to have people come in and play with the animals and take the dogs out for walks. The animals get socialized and you get sweet puppy and kitty kisses, it’s a win-win for everyone.
Chances are you have a few board or card games at home, and if not you can purchase a new one for just a few dollars, and have hour’s worth of fun. Pick up a few of your favorite snacks and let the games begin!
Spread out a blanket in the backyard, or head to a local park and lie back under the stars with your sweetie. If you would like, take a long a little wine or champagne and some fresh fruit and crackers. Maybe you will even catch a shooting star to make a wish on!
Cook Dinner Together
Yes, cooking dinner together can be a low-cost date night option. Cooking a meal together is a lot of fun, especially when you get to sit down and enjoy it together. Pick something you wouldn’t normally make, that you both enjoy and cook it together. If you have a favorite recipe from a restaurant, you could even try and find a copycat version of the recipe.
Take a Hike
Spend some time together in the great outdoors, breathing in the fresh air, stretching your legs, and most importantly enjoying each other’s company. Going on a hike doesn’t cost you anything besides the gas to get to the trailhead and maybe a few snacks to enjoy along the way!
Brewery or Winery Tour
Is there a beer brewery or a winery near your town, or maybe even in your town? If so, a brewery or winery tour is a great low-cost date night option. You get to taste different beers or wines and watch how it is all made and stored for what is usually a very reasonable price. Just make sure to budget for transportation, so that you don’t have to worry about drinking and driving, and you can both enjoy your evening.
Tour Your City
Another inexpensive, and possibly even free date activity is to act like tourists in the city that you live in. Look up your city online as though you were going to be vacationing there, and see what interesting museums, parks, restaurants, or attractions come up that you may not have known about before.
Learn a New Hobby Together
Learning a new hobby together is a fun way to spend a date night. You can learn how to do just about anything online, you can even take online classes to learn more about your new hobby. Hobbies might include painting, refinishing old furniture (you could turn this one into a side hustle), or learning how to cook your favorite cuisine like Thai food at home!
You don’t have to spend a lot of money to enjoy spending time with your significant other. You can probably come up with quite a few more low or no-cost date ideas of your own. What is your favorite low-cost, or free date night idea to spend time together doing?