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Summer Date Ideas Under $50

One thing Andrew and I have made more of a priority lately is date nights. While I wish we could do a fancy dinner out every month, we do try to stick to a budget. So trying to find inexpensive date nights is always a win. During the summer there are great summer date ideas under $50 and I want to share our favorites!

summer date ideas under $50

Summer Date Ideas Under $50

  • Go for a walk together- in your neighborhood or on a fun trail in your city or town
  • Check out the dollar theatre for bad (awesomely bad) summer movies- because who doesn’t love to see superhero movies?
  • Sit outside and enjoy a treat- ice cream, a glass of wine, whatever sounds good!
  • Go fishing- I’m sure if I asked Andrew to go fishing he would be ready to go before I could put on my shoes.
  • Plan a picnic- Pick up food from somewhere or make it yourself! Even have a picnic in your backyard. Great opportunity to catch up and just enjoy being together without distractions.
  • Cook dinner together and watch a new to you both movie- We love to cook together and we love to watch movies so this is a fav.
  • Binge watch a show together Feeling lazy? Cuddle up on the couch together and pick a new show to binge.
  • Go to the library or browse a book store- Reading is fun! Go grab a coffee and browse a book store or the local library.
  • Try a new restaurant- We love restaurants and Dallas has a summer event called Restaurant Week where you can go to fancy restaurants and have a prix fixe dinner for a really low price. I bet a lot of cities have this too! Not sure if they are doing this, everywhere with Covid but worth looking into!
  • Go to a local festival- Wine festivals, food festivals, music festivals- again some places may have these with certain Covid precautions.
  • Go to a movie in the park/outdoor movie/dive in movie- Dallas has a new outdoor rooftop drive-in that started during Covid and I am dying to try it out!
  • Go to a concert- Our local Arboretum has outdoor concerts all summer!
  • Watch fireworks together- Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day… lots of firework opportunities!
  • Go to a waterpark/amusement park- When in doubt do something scary!

Obviously, there are a lot of other summer date ideas, but y’all this post was getting long! I would love love love to know what your summer date ideas are, so please leave your favorites below.

What are some of your favorite summer date ideas under $50?

 

This blog post was originally published in 2016 and has been updated for 2021.

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  1. Sophie wrote:

    Love this post! Some great ideas for my boyfriend and I to do this summer 🙂 Sophie x

    https://stylestarsandsparkle.blogspot.co.uk/

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  2. candy wrote:

    Spending a ton of money overtime you go out is necessary. Nice long walk with tons of talking and an ice pop afterwards sounds wonderful.

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  3. Emma wrote:

    So many great ideas here! I love hearing your suggestions. JW and I are doing a no spend freeze in the month of June so we’re all about frugal date ideas. 🙂

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  4. These are all great date ideas. I know my hubby and I would love a trip to the library for new books to read. I would like to take him out more, but his chronic low back pain makes traveling difficult for him.

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  5. We’re on opposite scheduled and haven’t had a date night in such a long time. You’ve made some great suggestions.

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  6. Nellwyn wrote:

    Trying new restaurants is one of my all time favourite dates! Cooking at home is great fun too

    Nellwyn | http://www.thecardinalpress.com

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  7. I love the idea of a takeout picnic date. We love using our backyard for fun stuff like dates.

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  8. Rachel G wrote:

    We always loved visiting drive in movies in the summer!

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  9. Jenn wrote:

    These are all great ideas. A walk on the beach with ice cream is one of our favorites.

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  10. Jessica wrote:

    The ice cream bars look delicious, I am going to have to try the Mint Chocolate Chip!

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  11. Joanna wrote:

    Great summer dates ideas! I love cho9clate icecream by thw way 🙂

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  12. Rachel wrote:

    I love this list of dates! My boyfriend and I love grabbing an ice cream cone and sitting outside to enjoy it. It’s a nice way to appreciate the weather and chit chat. I’d love to go fishing with him. He’s from a small town and loves outdoorsy things like that. 🙂 Thanks for the list!

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  13. I’m a fan of binge watching our pre-recorded shows with a bag of chocolate-covered almonds. It’s the perfect date after a wild week of workouts and work days!

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  14. Laura wrote:

    Such a great list 🙂 Those icecream treats are a great idea for us (we can’t go OUT for icecream because of peanut allergies and cross contamination)

    The mister and I love to go for walks in the summer (and maybe for a single drink on our way back) but we also love taking on a home reno project or craft together, cooking something new, or dinner on our patio.

    And of course, Game of Thrones night 😉

    xxox
    Laura @ http://www.cookwineandthinker.com

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  15. A great list!

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  16. Aisha King wrote:

    Simple, yet intimate.

    Love it.

    Aisha King
    http://www.luxedale.com

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  17. Stephanie wrote:

    These are great ideas! My husband and I are going for a walk tomorrow morning since we can finally do that together with my mom here to stay with the boys while we both go out walking.

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  18. Melanie williams wrote:

    There are some really good ideas here and I love how you have made this financially viable too. Going for a walk is always a good choice

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  19. aisasami wrote:

    Awesome ideas! I have to send this list to my parents because I really want them to go on a date.

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  20. Stephanie wrote:

    We’ve been having a tough time finding good date ideas on a budget lately that aren’t outdoors in the heat of the summer, but you’ve got some great concepts here and I’m feeling so much more inspired now! I can’t wait to try some of these out soon.

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