Cheap Date Ideas for Teens

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Looking for something fun to do with your special someone without breaking the bank? Dating can be expensive, especially if you’re trying to impress your date with fancy dinners or tickets to the latest blockbuster movie. But it doesn’t have to be! There are plenty of ways to have fun on a budget. Check out these cheap date ideas that are perfect for teen.

From playing tourist and exploring your own city, to getting competitive at your local arcade, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. When it comes to dating, you do not have to spend a lot of money in order to have a good time. Here are just a few ideas: So get ready for a fun time!

Girl and Boy Teenagers

Fun First Date Ideas for Teens

It can be daunting going on your first date, so take your time and make sure to go with someone you know well and feel comfortable with. If you are the type of person who is a little shy on the first date, then try these fun ideas that will get you more relaxed so you can have a great time. Here are our top three first date ideas

Mini Golf

Mini Golf has to be our number one idea for a first date. It is the perfect mix of fun, sports and competition. The best part is that you don’t have to be a great golfer because mini golf is all about having fun, not winning. You can even add a little twist to it by doing mini golf at night (glow in the dark golf anyone?) There is no need to worry about what you are going to talk about, because you will both be busy golfing, it is just a fun night out.

The Movies

If you want to go on a first date but don’t want to spend too much money then going to the movies is always a good idea. You can have dinner at home before you meet up and then just buy some candy or popcorn to eat while watching the movie.

A couple: Girl and boy teens at the movies on a date

Coffee Shop

Meeting at a coffee shop is another great place for a reasonably cheap first date. There are so many coffee shops out there that you can meet in. You can have a hot drink and just talk, or you can get a muffin or piece of cake and share that.

teen couple on a date at a cafe

Fun Outdoor Date ideas for Teens


Picnics are perfect for a date because they’re inexpensive and fun. Having a picnic in your own backyard or walking to a nearby park is a great option. You can have a simple picnic with a blanket, some sandwiches or chips and soda. Pack some fancy glasses or napkins to make it more special. Remember to take a ball or frisbee with you incase you need something to do after eating your picnic.

Play Tourist

Visit a nearby city or town for the day. Either drive there or catch a bus and spend the day window shopping, sightseeing or just walking around enjoying the change of scenery. Find a fun hot dog stand or ice cream parlor and get something to eat.

Go to the beach

Go to the beach or lake with friends and make a day of it, including picnics, swimming, and games. Pack a few snacks and drinks and enjoy the sunshine.

teen date ideas at the beach

Amusement Park

Although not the cheapest option, a day or night at a local amusement park is a fun way to spend time with someone special. Not only is it exciting, but you can also have a great time just sitting and talking when you need a break from the rides.

Games Night

Have a games night at home or a friend’s house. You can have fun playing board games, card games, and even video games. Or make it a Movie Night watching your favorite movie.

Go to an Arcade

This is one of our favorite cheap teenage date ideas. There are so many fun things to do at an arcade. You can play games and win tickets, play some mini-bowling, race on the go-carts, and do a whole lot more. Then you can use your tickets at the prize counter to get some cool stuff. Just check out the prices before you go as sometimes it can be a little expensive but you may be able to find a day they run some deals

Visit a local museum or art gallery

Museums and art galleries are usually free or have a very cheap entry fee. This can be a great date idea if you’re both interested in culture and the arts. Spend some time walking around looking at the exhibits, and then grab a coffee or bite to eat afterwards.

Go on a nature hike or explore a nearby forest/woods

This is a great date idea if you’re both into nature and the outdoors. Go for a hike or walk through a local forest or woods. Make sure you’re prepared with some snacks and water, and appropriate clothing for the weather. This is a great way to get some exercise and fresh air, and it’s free!

Dating doesn’t have to be expensive to be fun! There are plenty of cheap date ideas that are perfect for teens on a budget. So get out there and enjoy some quality time with your special someone without breaking the bank!

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