21 Frugal Romantic Date Ideas For Busy Couples

Relationships break down when you don’t take the time to connect and communicate with your spouse. It is important that you schedule some regular time to rekindle and keep the romance alive. Below are 21 Frugal Romantic Date Ideas for you and your sweetie. I hope they at least get your creative juices flowing!

21 Frugal Romantic Date Ideas For Busy Couples

21 Frugal Romantic Date Ideas For Busy Couples

1. Grab a blanket, picnic basket and head outdoors. Go to a park, the beach, or your backyard! You can do this any time. If it’s cold, dress warmly and pack hot beverages and food in thermoses.

2. When was the last time you went to the zoo without your kids? The both of you can take your time strolling through the area looking and learning about the animals and the zoo; things you could never appreciate when you’re with the kids.

3. Visit your local historic sites and museums. It’s a good way to refresh your memory, look at their exhibits and learn about your local history.

4. Take the scenic route for a drive to a nearby city. Get out and stretch your legs; explore the city and grab a bite to eat.

5. Look for quaint, family-owned local eateries. These places are usually small, cozy, and romantic and perfect for date night.

6. Check your area for free community festivals, fairs, farmers markets, events, etc. Many communities offer seasonal activities.

7. Does your city offer free music concerts in the park?

8. Look to your local colleges or high schools for plays.

9. Go on free tours of how chocolate is made or how beer is brewed, for example.

10. Bring the movies home when your kids are put to bed or when they’re having a sleep over at grandma’s house.

11. Lay under the stars and talk or get up early, watch the sun rise and enjoy breakfast in bed.

12. Watch a movie outdoors or go to a drive-in movie.

13. Visit an art gallery.

14. Go on trail walks and explore the great outdoors. Walking is good exercise and you’ll be amazed at how great you’ll feel.

15. Take a ballroom dancing class together…or another fun class.

16. Play a round of pitch and putt or miniature golf.

17. Play a board game. Have a tournament so you can both play weekly.

18. Camp out in your backyard; tell ghost stories, play cards, sing songs, eat junk food and drink a hot or cold beverage.

19. Bring out your favorite music, have lighted candles, bring out some appetizers and beverages and dance in your backyard.

20. Paint pottery together.

21. Stay in bed and talk.

There’s no such thing as being too busy. Make and schedule time for the person you love while you still have the ability to! Time goes by far too fast and waiting for another time may just be too late! Cherish the time you have!

Copyright © Lara Velez, Moms of Faith, All Rights Reserved


  1. Danielle on April 25, 2014 at 11:16 am

    Thanks for the encouraging ideas

  2. Ashley on August 14, 2014 at 11:38 am

    It is INCREDIBLY important to remember to nurture our relationships with our spouses. Not only does this role model a healthy relationship for our kids, but keeps the spark alive in the midst of the craziness of life!

  3. Christina Kelbel on September 15, 2014 at 9:48 am

    Nice ideas. I love that they are frugal too, I am a very frugal person :)

  4. Yvonne Appleton on October 26, 2014 at 8:21 pm

    You don’t need to spend money to have fun!
    My hubby and I love to go to the library together! We rent books and read them together on the couch!
    Having a winter picnic sounds neat too!

  5. Nicole on October 27, 2014 at 11:11 am

    Hubs and I love going on drives. What a great list. Thanks fro joining #wowthatscheapwednesday link up. Please come share again with us this week. Or consider hosting!

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