Valentine’s Day is quickly approaching, and it’s time to start making plans to celebrate. If your date night budget is somewhat meager, consider some less expensive options for your Valentine’s Day date. The following are some ideas you may want to try:
Visit a Local Winery or Brewery
Do you love wine and beer? If you live near a winery or brewery, why not make a date out of visiting? These businesses not only produce wine and beer, but many of them also offer tours of the facility. These tours typically come with a tasting, giving you and your Valentine an opportunity to also try some of their wines and beer. A tour is not expensive, and you can enjoy some great local drinks. This can make for a wonderful Valentine’s Day date.
Hike and Picnic
If you are off during the day for Valentine’s Day, or if you celebrate on a different day, consider going on a hike and taking a picnic to enjoy. Visit some of the local hiking trails in your town to enjoy some peace and quiet with someone you love. If you live near a state or national park, you can find some amazing hiking trails. Once you are finished with your hike, enjoy a romantic picnic together.
Dressy Meal at Home
If you want the feeling of going to a nice restaurant but you don’t want to deal with the high price tag, plan a dressy meal at home. You can both work together to make your favorite fancy meal, or you can even order your favorite take-out. Make it dressy by getting dressed up in some of your nicest attire. Light some candles, put a nice tablecloth on your table, and use your best dishes to enjoy a romantic meal at home.
Go Out for Dessert
If you are still wanting to go out on a date but don’t want to spend a lot of money, consider going out for dessert only. Have a nice meal at home and then head out to your favorite dessert destination to enjoy a sweet treat. Any destination, whether it’s a visit to a yogurt shop or a nice restaurant, a dessert date is a lovely way to celebrate Valentine’s Day on a budget.
Art Gallery Tour
For art lovers, an art gallery tour can be a very nice date for Valentine’s Day. Not only will you enjoy exquisite pieces of artwork, but you can also enjoy some complimentary wine and champagne. Art galleries, particularly those that feature local artists are often free of charge, making it a very affordable option for Valentine’s Day.
Celebrating Valentine’s Day doesn’t need to be an expensive or elaborate event. The goal is to celebrate your love for one another, and that can be accomplished with little to no money. For more information on saving money, visit the SideMoney blog for tips and ideas. You can also generate some extra income to help fund date nights by signing up with SideMoney for free.