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26 Aug

Creative Ideas for Romance on a Budget

Cheap Romantic Date Ideas

Times are tough, but don’t let the budget blues hurt your relationship. Try these creative ideas to keep the fire lit and even experience new things together.

Eat at Hidden Gems

Some of the best dining goes down behind incognito doors. Ask your local foodie friends to fill you in on their favorite low-key restos, and have date night at one of these spots. You’ll eat better than you would at some of your city’s trendier restaurants, and the bill will be much more wallet-friendly.

Look out for Deals

No one’s telling you to be the crazy coupon lady, but you and your significant other should both be on the lookout for deals and steals. Subscribe to websites like LivingSocial, Groupon and Gilt City for discounts on fun activities like trapeze classes, upscale dining and spa days.

Board Games…with a Twist

Date night at home has never been this raunchy. Try the adult versions of your favorite childhood games by implementing naughty rules. Strip checkers, underwear Scattergories…see what we’re doing here? The best part is, a sexy twist can be added to any game. Go fish.

Find the Freebies

Every city is dense with free fun—you just have to find out the dates and times. Free concerts, art walks and food truck roundups could very well be in your future. Or, act like a tourist and check out your city’s highlights like a visitor would. Chances are you’ve never even seen some of these attractions before, and you’ll get to share a first with your partner.

Wine Tastings

Get a buzz going, sans-spending. Check out your local wine shops and find out when their next wine tasting is. Sip (and probably snack, too) while you peruse racks of impressive Merlots together and rub elbows with your neighborhood winos.

Visit Executive Fantasy Hotels

Itching for a vacation but can’t afford an exotic getaway? We offer one-day and even hourly rates so you can disappear without breaking the bank. Dreaming of Eastern adventures? Try our Asian Fusion room. Thinking Italian? Our Roman Room is just for you. Ciao.