Tired of doing the same thing when you go out on a date? Well, it doesn’t have to be that way! Whether it’s a date with your sister, group of friends, mom, or a special somebody, you don’t have to resort to dinner and a movie, especially in Long Beach where there are so many options to shake up your routine and try something new. Here are 10 inexpensive date ideas to consider next time you’re heading out!
1. Sip Wine and Paint Pottery
What’s more therapeutic than painting a piece of pottery while sipping on wine? Monday through Friday at Color Me Mine on Second Street, you can bring your own bottle of wine to enjoy while creating a work of art. In addition to their recurring classes, they offer a monthly date night where others will be doing the same thing! Paint N Glaze on Studebaker Street also lets people bring their own wine! Just make sure to bring your own wine glasses.
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2. Duffy Boat Ride
This is definitely meant for a group date; split equally, it can be as little as $12 per person for every hour spent on the water. You also have the option to bring your own food and beverages on the boat. And with the holidays approaching, it’s the perfect time to cruise around. There are just a few spots left, so make sure to reserve your boat as soon as possible. For more information, click here.
3. Bike Ride on San Gabriel River Trail
There are many points of entry along the San Gabriel River Trail that are in Long Beach. Although the entire trail is 35 miles, you can easily ride just a few miles west or east to reach a beautiful destination. Biking west will lead you to Seal Beach and biking east will lead you to El Dorado Park. For more information, click here.
4. Laugh Factory
If you haven’t been to the Laugh Factory, make sure to put it on your list. You never know who you’re going to see and you’re bound to have some laughs. Pre-sale tickets are less than $20, and there’s a two-drink minimum per person inside. For more information, click here.
5. Thai Foot Massage