12 Best Summer Date Ideas for Under $20

12 Best Summer Date Ideas for Under $20


If you’ve been extra generous this Christmas, you may not have much money left over for dating. Try these cool summer date ideas that pack maximum fun at minimum cost.

  1. Find an orchard where you can pick your own fruit. Once you’ve stocked up on strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, apricots, cherries or peaches, take your haul home and make yourselves delicious fruity ice cream sundaes.
  2. Have a Nerf fight. If you’ve been looking for a low-key way to introduce your new partner to your friends, invite everyone and their weapons along to a Nerf war.
  3. Go for an outdoor workout together. If you really want to see what your date is like under pressure, make it a CrossFit class.
  4. Have a barbecue in a park. You don’t have to lug your own portable BBQ along – many New Zealand parks have free gas or electric barbecues.
  5. Visit a local farmers’ market. There are usually heaps of free samples, so you can stock up on tasty treats without breaking your budget.
  6. Have a craft beer tasting.
  7. Buy a disposable camera each and spend the day photographing your local neighbourhood and each other.
  8. Go geocaching If you haven’t heard of geocaching before, it’s a high-tech treasure-hunting game that you play using GPS-enabled devices.
  9. Play a game of minigolf. See these tips on how to cheat.
  10. Find a pub quiz night – many pubs organise quiz nights for singles rather than teams.
  11. Give each other a budget of $10 and hit the local mall to see who can come up with the coolest/lamest/craziest buy.
  12. Go on a coffee shop crawl. New Zealand’s cafe culture is legendary, so take a tour through your local city centre to taste-test the best roasts.

 

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