Awesome Date Night Ideas that Won’t Break the Bank!

Having a fun relationship can be difficult at times, especially when you are trying to save money, as we are now. That is why I have compiled a list of fun activities that won’t deplete the wallet. These do depend a bit on your location and on what your city has to offer, but here are a few that shouldn’t be too much of a hassle. 

 

Take a Hike!Boss our dog and Jesus waiting for me to finish taking pictures of them to start hiking

I will always and forever recommend hikes because they are absolutely awesome, magical, budget friendly, and just beautiful. Sometimes there are fees to go into certain parks, but you can look around, there are apps like Hiking Project and AllTrails that have information and can show you trials near you and if they don’t mention a fee, you can look up that specific trail in the local forest website or give them a call. They are really fun to do especially with friends or a loved one.

Get on a Kayak!

Unfortunately this isn’t as available as it should be. I went on a kayak while in Alaska and man it was fun. I don’t know how much they cost in other places, but we paid $8 hour. An hour was all we needed to bask in the sun, get incredibly tired, and get your pants soaked (you will probably get wet no matter how hard you try).Couple of friends leading a kayak in otto lake in healy alaska near Denali National Forest

 Do a creative project together

This is very fun, not something you would probably do every day, but definitely something for the weekend or a date night. Create something creative and beautiful! It can be a picture collage, a scrapbook, make the prettiest cake you can possibly make. It can be practical like that table you need, or it can also be portraits of each other using stuff instead of actually drawing it out.

Volunteer

This may not be as intimate as you may want, but volunteering some of your time for a worthy cause is awesome. Money is almost never involved and it provides an great topic to delightfully talk about for hours once you are finished.

Binge watch a new tv series!

This is my favorite thing to do. With less than $10 per month, you can have hundreds of tv shows and movies at your finger tips. Netflix has so many new shows that are short and sweet and actually really good. They also have those that can last days and possibly weeks. The only downside is that if you two get hooked on it, one may watch more episodes without the other.

Watch the sunset or sunriseBoss our dog and Cheetos staring off into the sunset picture by Jesus freom Free Finally Free

So sunset and sunrise both sort of look the same, but they don’t at the same time. There is something magical about just sitting and watching it happen and it happens so quickly that its gone before you know it. I think the sunrise is much more special because it sets the tone for the rest of the day, and since most of us don’t get up until it is long gone, it can be a rare and beautiful sighting for most which is what makes it special.

Have you tried any of these? Tell us how your experience was! Do you have any other awesome ideas that won’t break the bank? Leave them below! I know I missed a few, but we haven’t tried all of them and would love to hear any recommendations. Thank you and have a beautiful day!

Hello! My name is Adriana but you can call me Cheetos. I am just an artist on the road to financial freedom in order to travel the world with my beautiful man and pup. If you would like to know more, go to the about me or shoot me an email at cheetos@freefinallyfree.com. Also I had nothing to do with Jesus's bio info... >:D

8 Comments

  1. B. A. Scott
    May 4, 2017

    I love the idea to binge watch a tv series. My hubby and I watched all of “Breaking Bad” together. We made homemade popcorn and drank hot chocolate. I really brought us together despite the topic.

    Kayaking is a bit much for us, but we really enjoy taking hikes in the woods. We’ve joined a hiking club with other couples and now go out every weekend rain or shine.

    Thanks for the tips!

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    1. Adriana Olmedo
      May 5, 2017

      We really want to start breaking bad but this schedule is weird and doesn’t really let it happen. And that hiking club sounds so cool! Where did you find something like that! We like to hike but it would be nicer to hike with others since his long stride usually takes him significantly ahead of me and we are often times alone for a stretch.

      Thank you for the awesome comment! Have a marvelous day!

      -Cheetos

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  2. Israel
    May 4, 2017

    Hi Adriana!

    I love nature and my favourite moment of the day is the sunset, so I totally agree with you that those moments are magical and worth living!

    I’m lucky my wife loves it too and we both are amateur photographers so we share a lot of passions 🙂

    I have to say that kayaking really tests a relationship, since you need to coordinate your movements and you can see how attuned you are.

    Thanks for these tips! They’re all awesome!

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    1. Adriana Olmedo
      May 4, 2017

      I agree with you about kayaking testing the relationship. The couple in the picture are friends and man they were at each others throats the whole time! I though it was going to be over but it all worked out and now they are married and really enjoying life. It would even be an issue if you went on different kayaks, that can mean major water fights hehehe. Anyway I am so glad to hear you found someone that can enjoy things like you! Thank you very much for your comment! Have a wonderful day and awesome luck with your future endevours!

      -Cheetos

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  3. Amir Setoudegan
    May 4, 2017

    Hello dear,
    Thank you for your nice idea about how to have an awesome date with my friend. The idea is very fun I like to watch TV series and also hiking. I am a fan of water games and Kayak but in the winter this is limited.
    about watching the sunset and sunrise, this is the romantic part of your post.
    thank you
    Amir

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    1. Adriana Olmedo
      May 4, 2017

      You are welcome! Sunrises and sunsets can definitely be romantic or just beautiful. We just like to stare and marvel at the beauty. TV is a lot more fun than it should be. We sit and just watch non-stop and talk about the characters and the plot. We also like to guess what will happen next and why. Its such a great opportunity for conversation! and I know kayaking is more of a summer thing but we are going into summer!

      Thank you very much for your input! Have lovely day!

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  4. Adyns68
    May 4, 2017

    Hi Adriana
    I really like those ideas.
    Most of the time we think having fun is special when we spend lot of money doing things that everybody is doing. Or some big activities, yet we can enjoy in much privacy a special and simple activity and still appreciate life.
    I like the sunset and love the idea that I can enjoy it from everywhere else than paying a trip for an exotic place.
    Thanks for sharing! I will try them all

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    1. Adriana Olmedo
      May 4, 2017

      No problem! I do think spending money is fun sometimes, but we have to save in order to get from under all of the debt and something like watching the sun rise and set, is perfect. It is absolutely lovely and often wish it could just give me longer than 5 minutes to take in the beauty and to take the right picture haha. Unfortunately that sun waits for no one :/

      I hope you have fun trying them out! have a beautiful day!

      -Cheetos

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