Buffalo’s Best Summer Date Ideas Under $20
Summer in Buffalo is almost here, giving you plenty of opportunities to grab your honey and spend some quality time together out on the town. Unfortunately, not all of the activities are exactly wallet-friendly. That doesn’t mean you have to spend every night this summer binge-watching Netflix!
We’ve rounded up some budget-friendly date ideas around the Buffalo area that are cheap or (even better) totally free, while still having an awesome time with the one you love (or at least like a lot).
Here are fantastic summer date ideas right here in Buffalo that cost less than $20!
Take A Hike in Delaware Park
Stroll through the Japanese garden, then take a romantic half-hour FLOATmingo paddle boat ride for just $15. Both will get you some sweet Instagram pics that your friends will comment on with all “❤️”s.buff
Hit The Water At Canalside
Rent a water bike or a kayak for a splash of fun with your significant other.
Have a Beach Day at Sunset Bay
It costs only 5 bucks to spend a day soaking up the sun and playing in the sand. Don’t forget the sunscreen - and have your hot date get the spot on your back that always gets burned.
Grill at Broderick Park
Grab a pack of Sahlen’s and cookout on one of the park’s provided grills while enjoying views of the Niagara River.
Road trip to Niagara Falls
Is it cheesy? Maybe. But Niagara Falls used to be one of the most romantic places in the world (sorry, Paris). Lean into the corniness by dressing in vintage clothes and pretending you're on your honeymoon in the 1950s.
Go for a bike ride around Buffalo
Reddy Bikes have hundreds of bikes posted around the city for just $6 an hour - and even less if you're a first-time rider with a promo code. Hop on and get riding - just don’t forget a helmet!
Bond over a cause you both are passionate about while helping out our community. VolunteerMatch is a great site for finding a non-profit where you and your significant other can make a difference.
Go Out for Ice Cream
Get two scoops at 2 Scoops in Hamburg. They've got a ridiculous selection of Perry’s Ice Cream flavors, so each of you can pick out a flavor for the other for a sweet surprise.
Take a Fitness Class Together
A couple that sweats together stays together! Fitness In The Parks offers over 40 classes a week in 25 different Buffalo parks - from cardio kickboxing in Larkin Square to boot camp in Orchard Park, to yoga in Lockport - all for zero dollars.
Go Flea Market Shopping
Spend a few hours at Fillmore Express Flea Market or your local Goodwill and pick out a quirky gift for each other - just stick to the $20 limit!
Take a Drive Literally Anywhere
Sure, $20 in the gas tank won't get you too far these days - but sometimes all you need for a great time with your partner-in-crime are some backroads, salty snacks, and a playlist of your favorite songs as a couple.
Buffalo is a great place to be in "Buffalove" while still saving money. Have fun!