On a typical summer date night, there’s nothing wrong with a casual Netflix binge session or dinner and a movie — but that won’t fly when it comes to your anniversary! Any anniversary — whether it’s your first or your 20th — deserves to be celebrated. But just because you’re going above and beyond to make the day special, doesn’t mean you have to go above and beyond with the price. After all — love doesn’t cost a thing, right? That’s why we’ve compiled a list of inexpensive ways to help you make the most of your summer anniversary.
Have dinner on the beach. Because being next to the water automatically makes everything 10 times more romantic.
See a matinee. A matinee is just a play performed in the afternoon as opposed to at night — the only real difference is that it will be about half the cost!
Visit a botanical garden. Nothing is better than the sweet smell of flowers blooming in the early summer. It will also make an amazing backdrop for all of those Instagram pictures.
Go bowling. If you haven’t been back to the bowling alley since you were a kid, now is the time to lace up your shoes and aim for a strike with the one you love!
Win your loved one a prize at a carnival. The summer is filled with street fairs and carnivals. And what’s more “romcom-esque” than winning her a stuffed animal?
Listen to live music. There’s no need for expensive concert tickets when you’ve got plenty of local bands playing great music right in your neighborhood.
Try kayaking. It’s romantic and you’ll be surprised by what a great upper-body workout you’ll get in!
Watch the sunrise. Wake up super early the morning of your anniversary and watch the sunrise as you reminisce about what you were doing the morning of your wedding.
Tour each other’s hometown. If you still live near your childhood home, take your spouse on a tour of your old stomping grounds.
Take a ferry boat ride. The ride itself will be a fun change from driving — plus, you’ll end up in a totally new town or state that’s just waiting to be explored.
See an improv show. Famous comedians like Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, Will Ferrell, and Keegan Michael Key all started in unknown improv groups. Who knows, maybe you’ll see the next big comedy star!
Go on a bike ride. Even if you don’t own a bike, there are plenty of places that offer bike rentals for just a few dollars an hour.
Indulge in fruity aphrodisiacs. Whether or not fruits like apples, mangos, and strawberries really increase your sex drive has been debated, but that doesn’t make it any less fun to feed them to each other.
The romance doesn’t have to end once the sun goes down. Once it’s time to kick-back and relax, end your fun, summer date with a delicious fruit bouquet from our anniversary collection!