Boutique hotels often do a brilliant brunch, but a bit of surreptitious googling should set you on the right track.Thick white linen napkins first thing in the morning are a magnificent way to start the day — & then you can either go your separate ways, or take a walk. Pull out all of your board games for a friendly night of competition. If the weather is bad, try an indoor skating rink.8. Rent a four-wheeler, snowmobile, scooter, waver runner, or other vehicle and do a little exploring.9. Do some research before you leave so you know which constellations to look for.13. Swing on the swings, play Frisbee, or feed the ducks.14. Local museums usually don’t cost much to get in.15. Each person gets (or whatever amount you decide) to spend on any food item at the grocery store for dinner. If the weather doesn’t permit an outdoor picnic, lay out a blanket on the floor and eat in the living room.11. Whether it’s at your local community theater, high school, or a big-city play house, there is plenty of entertainment available in most areas.12. Pack a blanket, pillows, and food (like our Ham and Swiss Poppy Seed Sandwiches), and go somewhere to see the stars. Head to the store and buy some vanilla ice cream and your favorite toppings. Their solution is quarter night at the Cheap Seats discount theater—"two tickets, a large popcorn, and a goodie bag all for 25 cents." Or course, they also got a few other things thrown in the deal, like a mysterious infestation and a homeless man squatting in the theater. Six Sisters shared this great list of 50 fun date ideas for cheap or free, from their new book of recipes, activity and craft ideas, and more, . Use a fondue pot (or slow cooker) and dip fresh fruit, cake, cookies, marshmallows, and pretzels in melted chocolate.
Wake up at 4am & watch the sunrise together Maybe not first date material, but perhaps third or fourth.Hold hands & read books on a wharf & occasionally look adoringly at one another. Plus, later on you have a record of what went on — & a slew of idiotic comments to wade through. Liveblog your date Upload pictures, tweet it, even give it a hash-tag. Choose something difficult for extra hilarity points, like Scottish or South African. Write letters to one another & post them Maybe if you were on a date with a contender for Macho Man Of The Year this wouldn’t work, but I think it is almost the cutest idea ever. Dye each other’s hair There’s nothing like a radical change to make life more exciting. (Take photos.) Ice-cream parlour Get a really, really, really big sundae & split it. Then, when you’re done, find somewhere to lie down & talk about how sick you feel. Sounds like a good way to spend an afternoon to me!