Before you go, do your research to make sure it's something that would actually interest you and your date.
Spas are having a field day advertising romantic but expensive couples' massages. You can also tap into the Internet for infinite learning possibilities on culture, history, art, politics, and more.
We couldn't agree more, but we suggest the at-home version to save hundreds of dollars. This works best if you either live by a sandy beach/ocean or if you have a kid's sandbox around.
Make it a competition to see who snag the coolest stuff for the lowest price.
Turn your dining room into a vineyard's tasting room with tasty finger foods and vino from your wine rack.
Bring good tunes and snacks to round out the moment.
Many local coffeehouses have amateur nights, where people can come in and perform or read poetry and you get a great night's entertainment for the price of a cup of coffee.
If you're more interested in hefting a hammer, look into Habitat for Humanity.
There are volunteer opportunities for all passions, so just find the one that best suits you both and have fun! But who wants to deal with the crowds or expensive drinks at the clubs?
If you have a whole day, you can play a lot of different sports and take breaks for snacks in between.