10 Valentine’s Day Date Ideas Under $20

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(Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)

(Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)

Are you a college student looking to make the most of your Valentine’s Day weekend, yet you don’t want to break the bank to do so? Or perhaps you’re out of college and just looking for fun, inexpensive things to do this upcoming Valentine’s Day? Well then pay close attention because I am here to bring you 10 great Valentine’s day date ideas for under $20.

1. Putt Putt Golf

(Photo credit should read EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images)

(Photo credit should read EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images)

Test your hand and eye coordination together at Smugglers Cove Adventure golf! Discount coupons on their website will allow you and your valentine to enjoy the scenery of pirate ships, alligators and the local scenery for just around $20!

Total cost: $20(ish)

2. Roller skating

Okay, okay I know what you may be thinking, roller-skating is for kids. However, what could be more fun than feeling like a kid again this Valentine’s day and reliving childhood memories? We know you all remember the couple’s skate. Check out United Skates of Tampa Bay for $10 a person (including skate rentals).

Total cost: $20.00

3. Bowling

Photo Credit: Vanessa Rao

Photo Credit: Vanessa Rao

Looking to keep it simple? Try a night of bowling at Splitsville in Channelside. Play a game of bowling and rent the shoes for only $9.50 per person. This is for persons 21 and up! (Sorry kids.)

Total Cost: $19.00

4. Rock Climbing

For the athletic pair, try Vertical Ventures rock climbing gym! You can test your limits together for only $9 a person on Friday February 14th. There will also be a live DJ!

Total cost: $18.00

5. Go Karting

(Photo by Mary Ann Chastain/Getty Images for Darlington Raceway)

(Photo by Mary Ann Chastain/Getty Images for Darlington Raceway)

Have a need for speed? The Tampa Bay Grand Prix can give you a heart racing experience around its 3/4 miles track. You have two chances to race your Valentine for $7.75 (and guys Friday night is Ladies night… ladies receive  50% off attraction tickets from 5pm-midnight).

Total cost:  $13.00 (with Ladies Night pricing)

6. Don’t whine, try some wine

Getting upset and can’t decide what to do? Don’t whine, instead visit the local winery Keel and Curley this Valentine’s day and experience their happy hour from 6-7pm which includes  1/2 off glasses of wine and bottles of beer! Stay out a little later from 7-11pm for live music and continued fun. For only $5.00 a person you really can’t go wrong here!

Total cost: $10.00 + your cost of beverages.

7. Picnic on the beach

As cliché as this may be, try it! Grab some to-go food from your favorite restaurant, a blanket and have a picnic on the beach. Just watch out for the seagulls, from personal experience I must warn you… they are even more aggressive on Valentine’s Day!

Total cost: $0.00-$20.00

8. Shuffle board (not just for senior citizens)

Shuffleboard is a fun game, and a great first date! St.Petersburg Shuffle Board Club offers free games of shuffleboard every Friday night from 7-11pm, weather permitting. Maybe fellas, make sure you let your lady win for once.

Total cost: $0.00

9. Ballroom dance lessons

For those dancing fools out there (or those who want to be) take your valentine on the dance floor and try FREE new student beginner dance lessons at the Arthur Murray Dance Studio in Palm Harbor! Check out their website for more details.

Total cost: $0.00

10. Laughs on Laughs

Looking for a quiet night in with a few good laughs? Forget all the hustle of going out and watch the great shows on the CW44 Tampa Bay! We will have a great line up of shows including Two and a Half Men, Whose Line Is It Anyway?, ending the night The Originals at 9pm!

Total cost: $0.00

It just goes to show you that it doesn’t take a lot of money to treat your sweetie. Just remember that the time together and the thought is what counts the most.

Alexandria Lott | CW44 Tampa Bay

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