10 Romantic Dates for Valentine’s Day That Don’t Cost an Arm and a Leg

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It’s never too soon to start planning this year’s Valentine’s Day date with your sweetheart.

Sure, you could pull out all the stops and make dinner reservations at an expensive restaurant, followed by a night of dancing at a fancy nightclub where a cocktail costs more than your rent.

Or, you could think outside the box and plan something heartfelt and romantic that won’t set you back hundreds of dollars.

Like these suggestions, for instance.

10 Date Night Ideas for the Perfect Valentine’s Day Celebration

  • Check out what free or low-cost events are happening in your town in honor of Valentine’s Day, like poetry readings, live comedy shows or gallery openings.
  • Hunker down for a family date night with the kids and create handmade valentine gifts for each other.

Lisa McGreevy is a staff writer at The Penny Hoarder. One of her favorite Valentine’s Day dates was people-watching with her sweetheart while sipping prosecco.