5 Cheap Yet Fun Date Ideas In L.A.-We Love Dates

January 30th, 2013 by Elizabeth Marie

5 Cheap Yet Fun Date Ideas In L.A.

Dating can get mighty expensive, especially in L.A. Don’t let this deter you from asking someone out though! If you want to impress your date without going into credit card debt  it can be done. Cheap dates don’t have to mean redbox and a pizza at home, either. Get out of your comfy clothes and hit the town!  Here are my top 5 cheap, yet totally fun, date ideas in L.A.

1. Neptune’s Net
One of the absolute best budget friendly (ehem, FREE) date ideas in L.A is the beach, and all that laying around in the sun can work up quite an appetite. Neptune’s Net is a famous, yet humble gem in Malibu that serves up the standard burgers, fries and seafood, cold beers and low prices.

2. The Hollywood Bowl
Catching a show at the Hollywood Bowl won’t cost you an arm and a leg, as long as you are willing to give up your front-row seats in exchange for a picnic on the lawn towards the back. It’s better back there anyway, much less crowded and easier to talk to your date, while still enjoying the music.

3. Cinespia
Starting in the summer, Cinespia at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery becomes the absolute #1 date spot in L.A. Yes, you’ll be watching a movie in a cemetery-and it’s AWESOME. Admission is just $10, and you can bring your own blanket, food and drinks-alcohol included.

4. Downtown Art Walk L.A has a thriving art scene, if you know where to look. Every 2nd Thursday of the month, The Downtown Art Walk is a free self-guided walking tour of galleries, restaurants and bars located between 4th and 7th and Spring and Main in Downtown Los Angeles.

5. Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre
Tickets to this iconic improv comedy club are cheap, as in $5 OR LESS. You’ll be sure to laugh so hard you cry and there are plenty of affordable restaurants in the area to grab a bite before or after the show. Make sure to reserve tickets in advance since shows sell-out quickly.

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Liz is We Love Dates social media manager. A former marketing account executive in the fashion industry, a bad breakup spurred Liz to start her first blog 5 years ago and she has been happily over-sharing with anyone who will read ever since. Obsessed with all things dating, love and tech, Liz has been referred to as the brunette Carrie Bradshaw on more than one occasion. If it's a day that ends in "Y", most likely you will find Liz furiously typing away on her laptop with a huge espresso nearby. Or two. Follow her every thought on Twitter and Google+.

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