Inside: 45 Inexpensive + Cute Date Ideas for Teens.
We get it, dating as a teenager can be hard. And trying to come up with date ideas even more difficult. Most teens might not even drive yet, or have their own car… or have a lot of money to spend… and they are most likely still living at home.
Finding activities to do outside of school can be a bit difficult depending on the personal situation. But with some creativity, you can plan some really awesome dates together and never get sick of doing the same thing.
Whether your teen has been dating for a little while or heading out on their first date, these inexpensive and cute date ideas for teens are sure to be packed full of fun.
Cute Date Ideas for Teens
1. Plan an Ice Cream Date
Dessert is never a bad idea. Go out and grab some ice cream together. It’s way cheaper than opting for a dinner date, but just as satisfying.
2. Find a DIY YouTube Tutorial to Try
3. Go to a Food Festival
4. Play a Sport
5. Make S’mores
6. Go Fruit-Picking
7. Make a Time Capsule
8. Go Bowling
It sounds super cheesy, but bowling is a classic date for a reason. It’s not too expensive, you can show off your competitive side, and then you can celebrate a win with some fries and chicken fingers. Yum!
9. Go Fishing
10. Go Thrifting
Get some great deals and have some fun trying on vintage clothes with your date! Add a fun twist by picking out an outfit for your date at the thrift store. Then go change into those outfits and grab dinner together in your new get-up.
11. Go Swimming
12. Go to an Animal Shelter
Play with puppies for free! Seriously, have you ever heard of a better date?
13. Visit a Museum
14. Go to an Arcade
Have some fun at an arcade with bae! Play video games and foosball all night long.
15. Go Mini Golfing
Things to Do on a Date for Teens
16. Do a Photo Scavenger Hunt
Come up with a list of photo subjects, like:
– Snap a pic of something that inspires you
– Take a picture of an animal
– Capture a color you really love
– Take a food photo
Then, set out with your date and try to snap as many pics as possible off the list. At the end of the date, sit down at a cafe and go through your photos.
17. Indoor Rock Climbing
18. Grab Bubble Tea
19. Go Skateboarding
20. Volunteer together
21. Go for a Bike Ride
It’s totally free to hop on the old bike that’s been in your garage forever. Bike around town, or find a scenic bike trail for a pretty view.
22. Have a Picnic
Cool Teen Date Ideas
23. Enjoy Dessert
Everybody loves dessert so introduce your date to your favorite dessert spot and sweet treats. Whether you settle on waffles or a slice of pie, bonding over dessert is as adorable as it gets.
25. Go on a Hike
26. Try a Drive-in Movie
27. Set Up A Hammock In The Park
To elevate your next date, set up a floating hammock in the park! Grab a cooler, pack some sandwiches and find a vacant spot between two trees. Fix the hammock securely to the trees and you’re good to go.
28. Visit a Carnival
29. Go Iceskating
30. Visit A Botanical Garden
Go and smell the roses at your nearest Botanical Garden. While you won’t be able to pick the flowers, you can make mental notes of your partner’s favorite blooms for future reference.
31. Go To A Sporting Event
32. Head to an Amusement Park
33. Feed The Ducks and Fish At The Park
34. Go Geocaching
Websites and apps will share coordinates in your area, and you and your date from there can hunt for and find fun surprises from other geocachers! Also, bring something to timestamp your date with a special someone.
35. Try Rollerblading
Cute Stay at Home Date Ideas for Teenagers
36. Paint Together
37. Do a Puzzle
38. Have a Game Night
Stay in and play a fun card game, or break out classic board games, like Monopoly and Scrabble. A little competition is a fun way to heat things up!
39. Bake Cookies
40. Play Boardgames
Playing board games at home or in a public space is a simple date idea. From Monopoly to Risk, Clue, Life, and Sorry, these fun games will keep you entertained for hours.
41. Binge Watch with Netflix
For the ultimate chilled-out night in, set up a snack table and find a new show to binge on Netflix.
42. Water Fight
43. Do an online escape room
44. Pinterest Challenge
Pick a recipe or craft from Pinterest and see if you Nailed It! or it’s a Pinterest Fail
45. Tie-Dye T-shirts
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