50 Date Ideas – For Any Budget!

50 Date Ideas

Whether you are a new couple, a long-term couple or even looking for something to do with a friend- you’ve come to the right place! I brainstormed 50 date ideas for those days when you have time on your hands but you can’t decide what to do with it!

If you’re anything like my boyfriend and I, the less expensive the date, the better! We have bills to pay, am I right? We can enjoy each other’s company without spending an arm and a leg. Sometimes, however, we need some inspiration! For this reason, I have made the first 25 of the 50 Date Ideas completely free ! Put those unspent dollars into a piggybank, and head on out on one of these 25 free dates.


25 Free Date Ideas

  1. Try a new recipe at home using ingredients you already have
  2. Volunteer at the SPCA or at a fundraiser
  3. Join a recreational sports team
  4. Go people-watching
  5. Explore the tourist-y parts of your city
  6. Go camping/Have a bon-fire
  7. Hit the beach, park, pool OR sledding & public skating (depending on the season)
  8. Take a brewery/winery tour
  9. Head to the museum or art-gallery on the free nights
  10. Movie marathon with snacks at home
  11. Have a games night – do puzzles, play cards or a board game
  12. Go to the public library
  13. Make and do a scavenger hunt for each other
  14. Practice your massaging skills on each other
  15. Go for a hike or walk the scenic route
  16. Cuddle and have a nap
  17. Try DIY Hacks on Pinterest
  18. Plan a stay-cation
  19. Watch a sports game on TV
  20. Have a picnic
  21. Play old video games or PC games
  22. Re-arrange, de-clutter or re-decorate your space
  23. Go to an open-mic or free live music show
  24. Check out the free events in your city
  25. Organize a potluck

50 date ideas

The last 25 of the 50 date ideas are not free, but they definitely have a wide range that would work for any budget! Sometimes, you just have to treat yourselves!

25 Date Ideas For Any Budget

  1. Go Bowling
  2. Attend a paint-night or a ceramic painting café
  3. Go to a pub’s trivia night
  4. Catch a movie at the Drive-In
  5. Go canoeing or kayaking
  6. Take a train or a local boat cruise
  7. Go to a trampoline park or rock-climbing wall
  8. The old-fashioned dinner & a movie
  9. Hit the zoo or the aquarium
  10. Buy tickets to a sports game
  11. Spend a day at an amusement park or water park
  12. Sign-up for a 5km colour-run or mud-run
  13. Go to the farmer’s market
  14. Book a couples spa day or retreat to a hotel
  15. Do a pub-crawl or a clubbing night together
  16. Go to a boardgames café or a cat café
  17. Rent and learn to play instruments
  18. Go to a theatre show, concert or festival
  19. Try new cuisine or a restaurant you’ve never been to
  20. Go to an adult-obstacle course, or set-up your own
  21. Take a partner dance class
  22. Try your luck at the Casino or the Arcade
  23. Go golfing or mini-golfing
  24. Shop at an outlet mall or thriftshop
  25. Go horseback riding or go-karting


That sums up my 50 Date Ideas for you! Let me know if this list was helpful, as I had so much fun brainstorming that I wouldn’t mind thinking up more date ideas, or a different list all together!

Which is your favourite of the 50 Date Ideas? Let me know in the comments below!

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5 thoughts on “50 Date Ideas – For Any Budget!

  1. This was such a great idea for a post! Sadly, my husband and I hardly get any time together between work schedules but when we do we always go for the free side of things–hiking is one of our favorite things to do. I bet it took you some time to brainstorm all of these and it’s amazing you came up with so many! Really enjoyed reading this 🙂


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