Who Doesn’t Love a Cheap Date? Post 2: Outdoors

This is the second post to the cheap date blog post trio. This one focuses more on being active and enjoying the outdoors (while still saving money of course)! The ideas for activities and events that are outdoors are endless. I am just going to list some activities that my boyfriend and I have done that we really enjoyed.

I live in Wisconsin where we have four very distinct seasons. Each season brings new events which makes dates even more exciting! The most recent outdoor activity my boyfriend and I did was visit a rural farm called Little Farmer. It is free to visit this farm and they have many different activities and things to see. While we were there we got to eat homemade caramel apples (that were made right in front of us and the best I’ve ever had), pet goats and sheep, shop in the little farm house’s gift shop, go through the corn maze and take a bunch of pictures. It was such a blast and the only money spent was on the caramel apples! Pictures from that day are shown below.


For three years now my boyfriend and I have gone to the Celebration of Lights which is an event that consists of driving through a mile long park filled with Christmas lights. What makes this so fun is because they have a radio station devoted to the show that as you drive through the spectacular lights, the music matches the light show! Oh, and they also have a house with real reindeer and a real Santa Clause that you can visit!  Admission is $8 per vehicle or $7 with a non-perishable food item, which is not bad for a once a year event.


Other events and activities my boyfriend and I have had fun doing for cheap are:

  • Sledding (once there is enough snow on the ground)
  • Swimming (at the local park’s beach)
  • Tanning (when it’s warm outside)
  • Tubing (this tubing consists of floating down a local river)
  • Local holiday events such as Sawdust Days which is a carnival and fireworks that celebrates the Fourth of July.