Romance On A Budget: Enjoy These Cheap Duluth Area Date Ideas
Are you and your special someone in need of a fun date night out? Thankfully, there are a ton of exciting date ideas if you are living or visiting the Duluth area. The best part is there are many options that won't break the bank.
It goes without saying that there are a ton of options for outdoor enthusiasts. Duluth is full of beautiful hiking trails, nature areas, and state parks. There are also a bunch of free events year-round and date night ideas that don't depend on the weather, which is essential in the Twin Ports.
So whether you are looking to do something in the great outdoors or something more touristy, there is no shortage of cheap date night ideas for you and your significant other.
Check out our list of sixteen cheap date night ideas in Duluth below:
Cheap date night ideas around the Twin Ports area
Stroll The Downtown Duluth Lakewalk
You don't have to be a tourist to enjoy a nice little stroll along the Lakewalk. There are many places to stop and get a drink or ice cream along the way, plus lots to see and great people watching.
Look For Some Live Music
Live music is everywhere in the Twin Ports! Local breweries often have live music, along with other popular places like the Glensheen. A quick search will likely result in a free and fun date idea no matter the time of year.
Have A Picnic At Park Point
Come summer and fall, the weather in the Twin Ports is perfect for a picnic. Pack up some snacks and head to Park Point for a picnic. Cheap and effective!
Grab Some Ice Cream On The Lake Superior Shore
The Portland Malt Shoppe offers more than delicious malts and ice cream - it also has some of the best views in the area! All you have to do is fork over some cash for the treats and you have a fun date night with views of Lake Superior to boot.
Head To A Landmark
There are a ton of landmarks in the Duluth area and most of them are free! Why not head to Enger Tower and climb to the top? The options are endless and free of charge. You might even learn something.
Have A Bonfire At Wisconsin Point
Who doesn't love a good bonfire? Build a fire on Wisconsin Point for a cheap date idea. The only thing you'll need to spring for is the firewood and stuff to make s'mores!
Hit The Winter Trails Snowshoeing
We have to make the best of wintertime in the Twin Ports and that is why many of us have picked up some winter hobbies. Places like the Glensheen offer free snowshoe rentals during the winter for a free and unique date night. (There are also a bunch of free winter events in the Northland.)
Visit A State Park Or Nature Area
People come from everywhere to see state parks in our area but thankfully, we don't have to go too far to enjoy them! They never get old so strap on some walking shoes and head to a free park.
Hike To Some Waterfalls
There are plenty of places to see some waterfalls in Duluth and the North Shore. This will just cost you some gas money but will take up an entire afternoon if you let it.
Watch The Sunrise Or Sunset
Do you really live in Duluth if you don't soak in the views? Grab your lover and head to a great vantage point, of which the options are endless, to catch a sunrise or a sunset.
Belt Out A Tune At Karaoke Night
Okay, you might need some liquid courage to actually take part in this one. There are a bunch of places that offer free karaoke nights. All you will need to do is pay for drinks but that's a small price to pay for a night of free entertainment.
Hike One Of Duluth's Many Trails
Hiking is a free and fun option for a date day or night no matter the time of year. There are a ton of easy hiking trails in Duluth that cost nothing to enjoy.
Rent A Scooter Or Bike
Scooters are all the rage right now and a fun, relatively cheap way to explore the area. Rent a scooter and cruise around downtown Duluth or rent a bike in Canal Park. Whether a tourist or local, it's a blast and won't cost much.
Catch A Movie In The Park
This one is seasonal but a blast if you can catch it at the right time! Leif Erickson Park is home to an annual movie series event where you can catch a popular flick for free outside.
Search For Agates Along Lake Superior
Agates are plentiful along the shores of Lake Superior. Make a day - or date night - of it and head to some of your favorite places along the shoreline to hunt for agates.
Attend A Free Local Event
There is no shortage of amazing events in the Northland! From the annual Cold Front Duluth celebration to different festivals and fairs, there are a bunch of free events to sink your teeth into year-round.