76 FREE Date Ideas

*Stroll through a free museum
*Mingle at an Art Opening
*Visit a community theater

*Have a NetFlix Marathon
*Host a game night indoors... board games
*Volunteer- feed the homeless
*Go for a scenic drive

*Get inspired at the library
*Re-create your first date at home

*Pick out where you want to travel next
*Plan your dream house
*Play a board game
*Bake something
*Cook dinner together
*Put together a play list of your favorite songs to dance to (slow or fast!)

*Look at old pictures and videos together
*Have a S'mores night
*Build a fort
*Watch each others favorite movies back to back
*Visit You Tube to find the funniest videos you can
*Create your favorite date
*Give a massage

*Play a computer game together
*Learn each others favorite game
*Have fun babysitting for a friend (probably more fun if you don't already have kids)
*Dress up for a photo shoot
*Test drive cars
*Learn a new skill (find stuff in the library or on YouTube, Pinterest)
*People watching at the airport, mall, ect
*Create a bucket list

*Plan your dream vacation/ or just your next vacation
*Complete a DIY project
*Play Truth or Dare
*Write a list of your favorite things about one another
*Create your own city tour
*Go on a free factory tour in your area

*Put together a puzzle
*Walk around your favorite stores and make a "If only we had a million dollars list"
*Try folding origami animals
*Visit Open Houses to find what you want in your dream house
*Attend a Home Depot Workshop

*Make home made pizza
*Play with Play Dough and try to guess the sculpture the other one made


*Go to a free concert
Host a backyard game night.  Pinterest has some GREAT ideas!*Walk your local dogs... check the humane society*Be a Tourist in your own city and visit a local landmark

*Go stargazing*Pack a picnic and go somewhere
*Volunteer in your community
*Go on a hike
*Ride Bikes
*Cruse the Flea Market or Farmers Market
*Set up a movie under the stars using your lap top
*Attend a gardening event and pick out some fun plant ideas for your pretend garden.
*Attend a high school football game and have each person picks a team.  It's ok if you don't know the schools!
*Take Selfies all over the city then make a collage of them
*Make paper air planes and have contests to see whose can fly the highest, lowest, farthest, shortest, ect
*Go to a favorite spot and watch the sunrise/sunset... make sure to bring some treats along to sweeten the deal
*Play tag at the park.  This works best with group dates, and is my favorite!
*Feed ducks at the park
*If there is snow on the ground find some hills and go sledding
*OR, if it's hot outside find a pool or lake and take a swim
*Play Frisbee at the park
*Borrow a boat and head out on the water
*Set up a picture scavenger hunt on the town
*Go Geo-cashing in your area is a great free date activities, and sometimes you can find treasures!
*Borrow your friends sport equipment and try a new sport (tennis, golf, ect)
*Since you are on a date, go somewhere in public and pretend to "hook up" for the first time
*To on a camp out... backyard or at a campsite
*Go fishing.  Borrow a friends gear if you don't have any
*Watch street performers
*Have a water gun fight
*Go Bird Watching and try to figure out what types of birds they are
*Grab some skates and go skating.  Roller blades and skates can be found for cheap at Goodwill
*Go to the rooftop of a high building and watch the city at night

If you love these frugal living ideas, you can find more at The Merrill Project.  

Ideas from:  My Domaine, Helene In Between, Simplify Inspire Create, Pop Sugar

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  1. Great ideas! Thanks for sharing this list

  2. I have been trying to think of date ideas and everything you look up is all the same, these are creative but not over the top. I cant wait to try these!!!

    1. I LOVED finding all of these! Since the post, we have tried and few and LOVE them! I am so glad you are enjoying the free things in life... I feel like I always enjoy our date more when it's free or cheap.