Camp Out in the Backyard
Nothing screams summer like a camping trip. Instead of driving miles to a different location and spending the night with screaming children, pitch a tent in your backyard and enjoy a night of silence with your guy. Don’t have a yard? Your living room will work just fine! Since you’re saving on the cost of staying at a campsite, splurge on some goodies: marshmallows, candy bars, bottled soda and a deck of cards.
Visit a Museum for Free
Grab your guy and your nerdy-chic, black-rimmed glasses, and take some time to appreciate art. As a student, your school ID can often score you a free or majorly discounted entrance. Some museums don’t charge any visiting fees year-round whereas others offer free days once a month. Google the phrase “free museum days in [your city]” to discover the ones near you.
Bonus: Are you a Bank of America cardholder? Take part in the bank’s Museums on Us® program and get free access to a wide range of museums across the country on the first full weekend of every month.
Check out the Library
Sure, you’ve just ended the school year during which you spent countless hours in the library, but hear us out. Take your guy to the library and head straight to the dating and love section. Peruse the books for some new bedroom material, and go ahead and make out against the stacks while you’re there — just be careful not to get caught! On your way out, grab a CD of mood music, and head home to test out your research.
Go to a Food Festival
Now that food trucks are popping up in cities across the nation, it’s easy to find a festival to attend. Search Google for some summertime food events in your area. You and your guy will be able to sample plenty of different dishes and desserts (most range between $3 and $5) without breaking the bank. Scan through the list of festival participants before you arrive, and create your plan of attack. That way, you can maximize the money you spend and not miss out on anything.
Cost: $15 to $20
Make a Dinner for Two
Kneading dough, spoon-feeding him a taste of your spaghetti sauce — cooking together can be endlessly sexy. Spend the entire evening prepping and preparing a meal together from shopping for the ingredients to eating outside under the stars. Even if it turns out terribly, you’ll share plenty of laughs along the way.
Cost: $10 to $20
Get Your Palms Read
Indulge in a guilty pleasure by finding out what the summer has in store for you and your guy. Many psychics offer a first time rate of $20 for two people — it’s as if the date was written in the stars! For a little bit of extra fun (and to stretch your dollar even more,) chat up the psychic, and find out some fun tricks to try out on your friends at home.