Forget lavish gifts and expensive dinners out, you and your love can have the best Valentine's Day ever with these cheap and unique ideas. Here you'll find a roundup of fun date night ideas that are free—or practically free—for you and your hubby to enjoy.
There are plenty of ways to see free movies in your area. Use sites like Gofobo, AdvanceScreenings.com, and Eventbrite to find free films near you.
Break out the bakeware and choose one of these 15 festive Valentine's Day desserts to make at home. Make it even sweeter by giving the dessert away to friends or neighbors.
Eventbrite lists tons of free festivals and activities happening in your area year-round. Use their search tool to find music, fitness, art, and science events nearby.
There are tons of museums across the U.S. that offer free admission year-round, or discounted tickets on certain days of the week or month. Check out this list of the best free museums in the U.S. to get started.
There are free concerts happening all over the country at any given time, you just have to do a little digging online to find them. Each branch of the U.S. military has a band, which perform in cities all over throughout the year. Use can also use Events Near Here to find more free shows in your areas.
Whip up a batch at home, or treat yourselves to a cup at your favorite, local coffee shop. If you're staying in, use this delicious recipe, which features a splash of red wine, to make a special nightcap.
There's no need to fork over a a wad of cash to attend the cooking class of your dreams. Check out videos from Food Wishes, Food Tube, and Everyday Food, which offer some of the best and most popular free classes online.
If you're like most people, then you probably have a list of hometown gems that you've always wanted to check out, but never got around to visiting. Spend the afternoon seeing all of the famous places your hometown has to offer. Cut back on costs by taking public transportation, packing snacks, and planning your own self-guided walking tour.
If you and your man love to watch HGTV and the DIY network in your spare time, take your home improvement passion to the next level by attending a free workshop at The Home Depot. You can learn how to install features and remodel your rooms from scratch from experts in their stores. Check out their list of do-it-yourself workshops for more information.
Attention winos and foodies—this one's for you! There are so many ways to get your nom and sip on in your area. Check out Eventbrite for free or inexpensive events in your area.
Find the most beautiful and scenic place in your area, and head there to take an afternoon hike or long stroll together.
Drop the kids off at grandma's house and kick back with a glass of wine. Use this list of the 50 most romantic movies of all time to find a movie you'll both enjoy.
Find a charity or cause you're both passionate about, and figure out how you can best serve that organization. Make it even more worthwhile by turning this opportunity into a monthly date night.
String some lights, grab some blankets, play some music, and pour something tasty to sip on while you snuggle under the stars.
Tons of theaters and improv groups put on free or inexpensive shows in cities across the country. Check out UCB theatre, The Second City, The Improv, and Zanies for ticket information.