Even if you’re on a tight budget & social distancing, delighting your sweetie with a fun date is doable.
Some interesting events and activities in South Florida are free or relatively inexpensive. With extra bucks in your wallet, enjoy a bottle of bubbly or other romantic indulgence.
Ideas for Free & Inexpensive Dates
Birds & bees
Enjoy a nature walk among shady trees, rippling streams and animated wildlife at a park. Stroll a windy path in a lush forest or savor salty air along the ocean. Some parks are always free. Others feature fees — however, many are waiving fees until further notice. Use Broward Parks’ website & Florida State Parks website for information about different venues
Parks with inviting nature paths include these & others
- Fern Forest, 201 S Lyons Road, Coconut Creek 33063
- Secret Woods, 2701 W. State Road 84, Fort Lauderdale 33312
Pop popcorn, snuggle on the sofa and download a film for free. Or immerse yourself in opera. Or a virtual art tour. Or a local performing artist. Or a webcam of adorable animals. Opportunities for online entertainment are plentiful.
- Redbox offers free movies and TV shows
- From home, download movies from Broward Library
- Friday Night Sound Waves playlist of performances from South Florida artists
- Florida Grand Opera on YouTube
- Online Art Activities & Virtual Art Tours from South Florida
- Broward beaches featured on live webcams
- Drive-thru Halloween events & Other Halloween fun in Broward
- ArtServe in Fort Lauderdale showcases visual and performing artists on Facebook , Facebook Live, Zoom and Instagram @artservefla
For daytime or evening dates, Downtown Hollywood Murals exhibit works nicely. About 30 murals are within in easy walkable route. It’s free. Download Florida’s Hollywood app for a self-guided tour. Read our feature
- Swap Shop drive-in theater, 3291 W. Sunrise Boulevard, Lauderhill 33311
- Prices are $7 for ages 12 and older, $2 for ages 5 to 11 and free for 4 and younger
- Free ticket Tuesdays, 1 per person, per vehicle, with voucher printed from website, at lower part of page. valid while promotion is on
- 9 outdoor screens, with movies usually at 8:30 p.m. and after 10 p.m.
- Tune into sound via FM radio
- information online or 954-791-7927
- ther drive-in movies
Other frugal date ideas & deals
- Deals for Attractions in South Florida
- Water Taxi in Fort Lauderdale offers discounts after 5 p.m.
- Xtreme Action Park in Fort Lauderdale, read our feature or website, includes
- Free Trivia 8 p.m. Fridays, register prior to 7:45 p.m.
- Adult Skate Night with DJ entertainment Sunday nights, $12 per person
- South Florida parks offer watercraft rentals
- Bike routes in Broward
- Outdoor Yoga in Broward
Featured images/Broward Parks