10 Awesome Spring Date Ideas under $20

Although Spring officially started on March 20th, the weather has finally started to warm up in the Midwest!  Warmer weather means more outdoor activities.  In the spirit of the warm weather, check out these 10 Awesome Spring Date Ideas under $20!

10 Awesome Spring Date Ideas $20 or less

Columbus, OH (Photo Courtesy of Heartbreak Photography)


My ultimate favorite outdoor date activity is having a picnic! Grab a bottle of wine, some delicious cuisine, and a blanket and head to your local park.

Walk/Nature Hike

When is the last time you took the time to enjoy nature?  Don’t worry if it’s been a while!  A great opportunity to enjoy nature and get to know your date more would be a walk in a local park or nature hike.

Bike Share

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Want to experience a self-guided tour of your city on two wheels?  Thanks to the health initiatives of many cities there are bike share programs available.  Enjoy each others company cruising around the city.  The Indiana Pacers Bike Share Program is offered in Indianapolis.  There is a charge of $8 for a 24 hour day pass.  Head to google to find similar programs in your city.



Winery/Brewery tour

Who said a winery or brewery tour had to be costly?  In Indianapolis, Easley Winery offers a free tour and $5 wine tasting.  Do a quick google search in your city to find similar establishments!

Paint Party at Home

Have you been to Wine and Canvas? or Mimosas and a Masterpiece?  The concept of a “paint party” has taken steam and it costs $25-50 to per person for an instructor to teach you how to paint a masterpiece.  Instead of paying someone else for the supplies, head to your local art supply store.  For less then $20, you can purchase the painting supplies for two and find a free step by step tutorial on youtube.  I participated in a paint party at home a few months ago and it was an awesome financially fit experience!

Coffee Shop

Head to your local coffee shop or Starbucks and enjoy a sip of coffee or tea with your date.  Snag a spot on the patio to truly soak up the spring weather.

Outdoor Sports

There are so many outdoor sports activities that won’t take a major bite in to your budget.  From shooting hoops to getting laps at the pool to heading to the driving range, the list goes on for outdoor sports for you to enjoy on a date.

Free museum/cultural site

Museums can be costly; however, most museums offer 1 free night a week in addition to discounted prices on holidays!  Learn something new while you enjoy the company of your date.

Drive-in Movie

Between tickets, popcorn, and drinks, taking a date to a movie can add up quickly.  Instead of heading to the local theater, visit a drive-in movie theater and bring your own snacks!  Not only is it a more intimate experience, but you can also save funds on the concessions.

Volunteer together

Giving back to others is always my cup of tea!  Take advantage of common interests and spend an afternoon volunteering together.  Habitat for Humanity and the Humane Society are just a few of the many great organizations that you can volunteer your time towards.


Bonus Tip. Have you visited Groupon or Living Social lately? Deal sites like Groupon and Living Social provide deep discounts on every day activities!  In addition to the ideas listed above, you can score a deal eating out or to a local event for under $20.

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Do you have any other awesome spring date ideas under $20? Let us know in the comments! 

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  1. Date movie at home is a big one for us. My husband loves to cook, so we shop for fresh food and great wine and have date night at home. We do also love walks and an occasional wine tour.

  2. My hubby is a workout fanatic so I love to sometimes hit the gym together. Oddly enough, I feel so sexy when I work out with the hubs. When it gets warm we will take long walks, go for bike rides and anything to up my vitamin D levels as the colder months do a number on me.

    1. Aww! You all sound sore adorable! I haven’t taken a bike ride in a while but I’m excited to pull my bike out.

  3. These are all great ideas! The weather here in Michigan is finally starting to get spring like and spending time outdoors is a great way to enjoy our time together and the fresh air. I love going for walks in the park and on picnics.

    1. I am in Indiana so I completely understand. I wrote this post just as I thought it was getting warm outside but today it got chilly again!

    1. Hopefully you send the article to some well off men too. 🙂 Everyone can be financially fit, no matter what your income is!

  4. Great list, doing some outdoor sports sounds like fun, a great way to spend time and burn some Calories.

  5. Such cute ideas. I’ve got to wait on this pollen to clear out, but I definitely want to have a picnic with the very cute wooden basket I bought.

  6. Great ideas, Babe and I rode our bicycles to the movies. We haven’t done the picnic situation in many years, maybe I will put that on our radar.

  7. Picnics are actually my favorite date. Simple and relaxing. I think I’ll plan one and maybe a bike ride date too. Great ideas.

  8. Tia you are definitely speaking my language
    With this post! I am all about all things Frugal Flirty N Fab and that means dating as well!

  9. Yes, yes to all of these. My husband and I love picnics by the lake and drive in movies. These are all great ideas.

  10. All great ideas! I’ve been on frugal dates and then on expensive dates. What mattered in the end is if we had fun together!

  11. Great ideas. I don’t really like crowds and waiting so these tips will work really good for my husband and I to spend some time together for minimal cost. We do movie night often but I always fall asleep. Totally doing the in home paint party. I have a Michael’s coupon so we may be doing that this weekend!

    1. So glad you are going to try the paint party at home! It was so much fun to relax and make a beautiful piece of artwork at home.

  12. Love this list! The drive in is my absolute favorite! Prices have gone up but it’s totally worth it.

  13. My husband and I love to go on hiking dates! We went on a lot of them last summer to gear up for our 22 mile hike!

  14. I love the idea of volunteering together! It really does bring a couple together to do things like that.

  15. What great ideas! My boyfriend and I want to do some volunteer work at animal shelters so that is next on our list 🙂

  16. Love these! My boyfriend and I are both very “financially conservative” with our money and these gave us some great ideas! We definitely want to do a drive-in movie this summer!
    xx, Amanda

  17. Great post! For some reason many women feel that if a lot of money is not spent the date is not successful

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