Consider this your summer bucket list.
The National Park Service celebrates its 100th birthday this year! To celebrate, it's offering free admission to all National Park Services sites on 16 days in 2016. August 25-28th are the ones that fall in the summer, but you can check out the full list here.
Fill a box with love notes, mementos, or other meaningful items, and then bury it some place that's special to the two of you. (We suggest under a nice tree in your backyard!)
Many brewery tours cost nothing (or almost nothing). Check out these free tours in New York, Philadelphia, Austin, and Chicago.
Indie movies, blockbusters, and classics—you can see them all for free across the country using Eventbrite's event search tool. See what free movie screenings they offer here.
Grab a bottle of wine, crank some tunes, and kick back on your porch or in your backyard to enjoy nature at its finest.
Walk around your town or explore a new neighborhood, but challenge yourselves to take turns capturing as many stunning photos as possible.
Learn how to makeover your bathroom, create a kitchen backsplash, DIY an outdoor sofa—you can do it all with a free Home Depot workshop. See all their upcoming classes here.
Ever heard of geocaching? It's like treasure hunting with some help from the internet. People all over the country leave items for others to find and post about it on Geocaching.com.
It's even more fun if you play hooky and go on a week day!
Every summer there are tons of local festivals that are filled with free food, music, culture, dance, and art. Check out a list of free festivals across the country on Eventbrite's website.
Signing up for a intramural team or playing a sport is the easiest way to carve out some weekly time with your S.O.
Use this list and try to find all of these things in your town, mall, or other local destination together.
Pick one with no admission cost, or visit on First Friday, when many museums or galleries offer free access the first Friday of the month.
Don't forget to pack blankets and a thermos of hot cocoa!
Pack one of these tasty picnic sandwiches and pick a quiet spot for some al fresco dining.
Recharge your relationship by connecting with each other outside the hustle and bustle of your busy weekdays.
Head to a nearby market, grocery store, or even Costco and see how many tasty things you can find together. Hey, a free meal is a free meal, right?!
Better yet, set some fitness and health goals,which you can work on together over several months (or years). Get started with this beginner's guide to running at 5K.
By helping a local cause or charity, you're improving both your relationship and the community.
Check out a local cooking class, or take a free virtual lesson with food videos and series on YouTube. Learn how to make burritos, cocktails, tasty dinners, and more with Jamie Oliver's YouTube series.
Amp up the heat with some sexy salsa, or have a blast learning to swing dance. You can find free ballroom events across the country on Eventbrite's website.
Cue up one of the 50 most romantic movies all time, and cozy up on the couch or set up an outdoor screen with a white sheet.
Head back to your old stomping grounds to show your hubby where you used to spend your college years. Make it even more fun by planning it around a free sporting event or show.
Create a bonfire and make s'mores in your yard, or go all out by pitching a tent and sleeping outside for the night.