Some Cheap Date Ideas in DC

You should never feel like you have to spend a lot of dough in order to show your sweetie a good time. There are tons of wallet-friendly date ideas all around the city; you just have to know where to look. Lucky for you, we’ve got the best resource of cheap dates right here!

go to a comedy club

Sometimes life gets stressful. One of the best ways to reduce the tension is to laugh. And what better place for laughter than a comedy club? Here’s an added benefit: relieving the stress will free you up to reconnect with your sweetie. So what are you waiting for? Grab your honey and go get your laugh on!

where to go to a comedy club in DC >>

see the monuments

Seeing the monuments is the ultimate DC date! If you and your sweetie are suckers for history, consider going on a guided tour. It’s the best way to learn the inside scoop about the Washington Monument, Lincoln Memorial, and other magnificent monuments. But, if you’re looking for a more informal date, feel free to wander the monuments on your own. They are particularly spectacular at night!

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explore nature

Exploring nature is a great date all year round because nature is beautiful no matter the season. Enjoy flowers blooming in the Spring, sunshine and warm rays in the Summer, leaves changing color in the Fall and the possibility of snowflakes in the Winter!

where to explore nature in DC >>

eat fried chicken

Crispy on the outside, juicy and tender on the inside – is there anything better than a well-cooked piece of fried chicken? There are tons of restaurants with tasty fried chicken dishes on the menu. Or get some to go and have yourself a little picnic!

where to eat fried chicken in DC >>

eat frozen yogurt

When the temperatures rise, cool things down by grabbing your sweetie and going out for frozen yogurt. It’s yummy yet inexpensive. Plus, you can often add fresh fruit, which makes it a pretty healthy dessert. What could be better?

where to eat frozen yogurt in DC >>

go to a drive-in

Remember that scene from Grease where John Travolta and Olivia Newton John head to the drive-in theater? Well, even after all these years, going to a drive-in movie is still a fun date. An added bonus is that you have more privacy for PDA than at a traditional movie theater. Just don’t go too far or you’ll get slapped like good girl Sandy does bad boy Danny in Grease! ;)

where to go to a drive-in in DC >>

grab a burger

Grabbing a burger is a tried and true date idea. Whether it’s your first date or you’ve been together for years, a burger joint makes for a tasty and fun meal that won’t bleed your wallet dry. Whether on a bun or wrapped in lettuce, with cheese or without, beef or veggie, burgers offer endless options that are sure to please all couples!

where to grab a burger in DC >>

grab a hot dog

Think hot dogs are just for kids? No way! Hot dogs are awesome. First, they’re delicious! Seriously, why do you think Andy Griffith was always hitting up that hot dog stand in “Matlock”? Second, they’re cheap, filling up your tummy without emptying your wallet. So, the next time you’re looking for a tasty but inexpensive date, grab a hot dog!

where to grab a hot dog in DC >>

go swimming

When the sun is shining and temperatures are sizzling, there’s nothing better than going for a swim. Turn that dip into a hot date by slipping into your itsy bitsy teenie weenie yellow polka dot bikini (or trunks, as the case may be!) and heating things up with your honey at the pool. Swimming is truly the perfect summer date!

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go for a hike

Going for a hike is a great date! After all, the most amazing dates are those where you and your sweetie bond on a deep level. And one of the best ways to bond is by accomplishing something together, like making it all the way to the end of the trail or reaching the top of the mountain. An added bonus? It’s great exercise!

where to go for a hike in DC >>