Summer is the best time to get outside and adventure, we all know that. It is also one of the best time to get out and date your significant other, so let’s talk about cheap date ideas for Summer. Many of us put dating on the back burner because of finances, but the amazing weather of Summer allows us to get out and do a lot of things without worry about the cost. Most of these ideas are free or very cheap.
Cheap Date Ideas for summer
We have 10 fabulous ideas that you both will enjoy! These are budget friendly, fun and perfect ideas for date night!
Just remember it is about the time together well spent and not about the money. Date ideas do not have to fancy or cost a fortune. No need for these dates to break the bank. You don’t have spend a ton to have a special time. A cheap date is just as meaningful as one where tons of money was spent. Often it is the creative, budget friendly dates that you remember the most. Those seem to bring back the best memories.
Whether you are rock climbing or simply getting a cone of ice cream, enjoy this time with your spouse. Talk and dream and laugh. Just being together without other distractions is an accomplishment in itself. 🙂
Check out local restaurants and see what is available. They often will fun specials and coupons to attract people to buy local.
These are the best date ideas for summer!
Don’t underestimate the value in just watching a tv show together. Grab a blanket and a snack and just curl up. If you enjoy board games, that is a fun idea too. Choose a summer date and get started! Don’t put it off until you have more money or more time. Trust me, there will always be something. You will always need more time and more money. 🙂 So, start right where you are at! Enjoy the moment and the person you are with. You will look back and be so glad that you did!
And don’t forget to try 10 Fun and Frugal Date Ideas for Spring. We have lots of great ideas that everyone will enjoy.
Here are 10 Cheap Date Night Ideas for Summer:
Pretend you are tourists for a day and explore your city. Check out the local free museums, grab a coffee at the local place you have always passed by before or visit a park you have never been to. Chances are, there are a lot of great locations that you didn’t even know existed, so not only will this be fun, but it will also be educational for you.
2. Rent a Paddle Boat.
Do you have a local lake in or near your city? Paddle boats can often be rented for $10-$20 and are such a fun way to spend time together.
3. Pack a picnic brunch.
Picnics are a great date idea whenever the weather is nice. Throw a spin on it though. Instead of your typical picnic lunch, why not pack up some delicious brunch food and enjoy a late morning meal in the grass at your favorite park?
4. Visit a Farmers Market.
Head out with your love and explore a local farmer’s market. You can sample lots of goodies from local growers and end up bringing home some wonderful, locally grown and made treats.
5. Wine Tasting.
Do you love wine? A wine tasting trip is surprisingly inexpensive (and can be even more so when you look on deal sites such as Groupon for deals on these).
6. Look for Free Concerts.
Most cities offer free concert series’ throughout the Summer. Stay up to date on those offered in your area and take advantage. Pack a blanket and find a good spot to enjoy the music.
7. Watch the Stars.
Take a blanket into your backyard and just simply watch the stars. The warm Summer nights make this a comfortable way to enjoy some quiet time with the one you love. You can even make some delicious desserts to enjoy while you look for the stars. Try a few of these:
- easy Snickerdoodle recipe
- Reese’s Peanut butter ice cream recipe
- Chocolate peanut butter cake
- Chocolate chip cookie cheesecake bars
Grab a cute picnic basket and enjoy the night! Pack the cookies or other treats and you are set.
8. Grab a frisbee or football and play catch.
Do you like to stay active? If sports are your thing, grab your favorite sports gear and head to the park and just play. A round of frisbee can be fun and bring out the kid in you both or grab a football and enjoy a game of catch. When was the last time you did that?
9. Go for a Hike.
Summertime is a great time to hit up your local hiking trails. Bring lots of water and choose a trail that is geared toward your fitness level and you will not only enjoy the outdoors, but get exercise together as well. Above is a picture of me and my husband when we did a hike. We loved it and it is still one of our favorite dates.
10. Grill Together.
Fire up your outdoor grill and work together creating a delicious grilled meal. Invite some friends and make it a group date. Try some of our favorite easy Summer grilling recipes.
These are also great Summer date ideas for married couples.
I’m always trying to come up with frugal date night ideas for married couples. It is hard to get away when you have kids and are busy. My husband and I have done several of these cheap date night ideas and we love them. You don’t feel guilty about getting out, spending just a few dollars, and enjoying each other. 🙂
What other fun cheap date ideas do you have?
Cheap romantic date ideas mean just as much as expensive outings!
Try these fun date ideas for summer!
Make a list and try one of these cute date ideas for summer!
Work with the time and money you have! No need to stress out over spending a lot of money that you do not have. That will only create more stress. Try one of these fun ideas. Get into a routine of trying something new. If you are able to have a date night every month or every week, that’s great! Maybe circumstances do not allow to go out! Well, that is the perfect season of life to stay in! Grab a move and curl up at home once the kids are tucked into bed. Just make the best of what you have and the season of life you are in. I know you will be so glad that you did. So, start right where you are at and enjoy this time!
More fun and frugal ideas:
- 8 Fun Mom and Son Date Night Ideas that he will love
- 10 Frugal and Fun Date Ideas for Spring
- 9 Fun and Frugal Mommy Daughter Day Ideas