A luxurious night at a five-star resort will definitely be romantic. Flying first-class to Bora Bora sounds amazing too.
But for most of us, these date ideas are not always affordable nor realistic.
Looking for fun Valentine’s day activities on a budget? You are in the right place. We’ve sniffed around the Internet and gathered 43 unconventional frugal date ideas for you and your sweetheart. Surprise your partner with these ultra-romantic Valentine date ideas that will make him feel your love.
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12 At-home Date Ideas For Valentine’s Day
Don’t worry if you and bae are the romantic homebodies. A date-night-in can be just as fun as any date night.
Here are 12 cute and fun Valentine’s Day date ideas to try this year.
Draw each other
Sit down with a piece of paper and a pen and start drawing your boo. Look who comes up with the best or most hilarious art to hang on the wall.
Sit down with a good read
Movie night at home
Set up a cute private cinema in the backyard or living room.
Play board games
Self-care date night
Herbal tea, facial masks followed by a relaxing warm bath, Valentine’s Day is now officially the most soothing day in a year. And a sweet massage makes it even more romantic.
Bake some Valentine treats together
Turn on the warmer if you need to. If you are ready to bring your intimacy to the next level, it’s time to get dirty and creative.
Throw a Valentine’s Day party
Ask your friends to come and join! Pick a theme you love and dress accordingly. Don’t forget to match outfits with your sweety!
Have a trivia game night
Still haven’t decided what gifts to get for your sweet? Why not make it part of your Valentine date? Pick a handmade gift project and work on it with bae.
17 Creative Ideas For V-Day Date-night-out
Wanna go out and have fun on Valentine’s Day but hate the crowd? You are going to love these cheap date ideas that don’t look cheap or cheesy.
Search the new or most underrated local eateries. Mark them out on a map and try your best to taste all of them in one day.
Explore the local farmer’s market
Fresh grocery, seasonal goodies, you may find something unexpected!
Sign up at Groupon and get the first deal that shows up at your local page.
Park your car at the beach and make out
Go to karaoke or use software for at-home karaoke. Pick songs for each other and see who can win the singing contest.
Watch sunrise and sunset at different spots
Attend a local event
Is there any carnival or musical event taking place on Valentine’s Day? Grab bae and enjoy the loving atmosphere to the fullest.
You can use sites like Eventbrite to check the coming local events.
Sneak into a rooftop and enjoy the night views
Go to a stand-up comedy
Go to a casino
Cupid’s gonna bring you some extra luck on this special day.
Visit a local museum
Go picnic by the lake
Dress up and make out at your hideout
Do you have a place that only you two know about? Maybe an old church, an abandoned house or secret corner in the park. Put on something nice and hit it with hugs and kisses.
Be a tourist and explore your city all over again
Hop on to Tripadvisor for some tips if necessary. The new spots may become your new date-night regular.
Photo booth date
Buy some cheap costumes at the local dollar shop and dress up for a photo booth shoot.
Enjoy a romantic getaway in a town nearby
Go to the beach for a sandcastle competition
14 Fun & Active Valentine’s Day date ideas
Visit a zoo or volunteer in an animal sanctuary
For animal lovers, a day filled with kindness and surrounded by animals is definitely the best Valentine’s Day ever.
Recreate your first date night
Still remember that nerve-wrecking first date night you’ve had? Whether it’s a walk or a formal dinner, awkward or sweet, do the same thing again on this special day!
Try couple yoga
Are you up for the challenge?
Have a great workout session in the gym
Those who sweat together, stay together.
Visit a farm
While the city is all filled with hopeless romantics, why not escape to the nearby farm to have a relaxing day surrounded by fresh air and greenery.
Not a traditional Valentine’s Day date idea. But who doesn’t want to get a little “fast and furious” on this romantic occasion?
Swim at a local pool or hotel
Decrypt an escape room
Grab your partner-in-crime and escape the room with great teamwork.
Take part in a dancing class
Make it a regular if you have never done a couple dancing. You’ll enjoy the experience that brings you two closer than ever.
Go on a bike ride
Well, that’s it for the Valentine’s Day date ideas. You don’t need to be filthy rich for a romantic date night. All you need is to be creative and explore the possibilities.
Now it’s your turn. What are you planning for Valentine’s Day? Leave us in the comment and tell us more!