Valentine’s Day Date Ideas That Won’t Break the Bank

Valentine’s Day Date Ideas That Won’t Break the Bank


Valentine’s Day: It’s the one day of the year when people are encouraged to be extra lovey-dovey with their partners and do something to commemorate their special bond. Some people take full advantage of this day to plan a romantic evening with the whole shebang, while others prefer to be more low-key and simply enjoy each other’s company.

Whether you’re planning to have a night on the town with your one and only, or a cozy night in with your boo, you can keep the sparks flying without burning a hole in your pocket! Try some of these Valentine’s Day date ideas to keep the night romantic, your partner happy, and your wallet full.

1. BYOB to Dinner

Fancy dinners are a staple for a nice night out, but we all know how expensive the bill can get, especially with the addition of drinks. A bottle of wine at a restaurant can cost up to twice or even three times as much as it would from a grocery store or wine retailer. One way to manage your expenses without forgoing the dinner is to bring your own wine and pay a small corkage fee. Check out these beautiful outdoor restaurants that will surely bring you and yours feelings of amore.

2. Arcade Games

One of the best things to do on a date is to relive childhood memories, and where better to do that than at Dave and Buster’s? South Orange County is home to two Dave and Buster’s locations: one in Irvine and one in Carlsbad. The best part is that Valentine’s Day falls on a Wednesday this year, which means that it’s ½ off games all day!

3. Plan a Picnic

For some people, going out on a weekday is a little more challenging because of school or work. If that’s you, don’t worry! Gather some blankets, pack some sandwiches, grab a bottle of wine, and you’re good to go! Cuddle under the stars in your backyard or maybe venture out to one of the best beaches South Orange County has to offer. You and your honey can still spend a romantic evening together without dishing out too many dollars.


4. Steak Dinner at Home

Going to steakhouses are nice, but they can seem overdone if you’ve gone for your birthday, your SO’s birthday, your anniversary, your job promotion… you get the idea. Switch things up with your Valentine’s Day date ideas and cook a steak dinner at home! If you need help, watch Gordon Ramsay’s tutorial. You can either surprise your love when they get home from work or plan to cook together. Either way, I bet you the steaks aren’t the only things that are gonna be heatin’ up in the kitchen. 😉

Valentine’s Day is all about love, but who said love has to be expensive?! If you’re trying to save a little on Valentine’s Day this year because you and your boo are saving to buy a home, give us a call at The Reed Team and we’ll help find what’s right for you.