Love is in the air, and you want to make it extra special. Date night can be one of the best nights to really enjoy your partner’s company and go all-out with a showstopping evening. Plus, if Valentine’s Day has got you feeling loved up but broke AF (or not), date night doesn’t actually need to break the bank (we promise).
As we start getting closer and closer to February 14th, we’re inclined to look beyond red roses and chocolate boxes in search of something that makes us feel especially loved. But don’t let your wallet get in the way of a romantic date night. Date nights don’t have to put too much financial stress on your wallets! anything, they should help you get out of the house and have a good time together.
Here are some ideas for Date Night Ideas in Montreal, Lyon or Lille:
1. Get lost in your own city
No matter what you’re familiar with, getting lost in a foreign city is always an adventure! Date nights don’t need to be planned months ahead – simply get on Google Maps and head into that new territory. You never know what kind of hidden gems will be revealed when you least expect it! From neighbourhoods to landmark statues, you might find something along the way that even natives would never suspect was there. One word of warning though… make sure you pick a relatively safe place where your phone remains fully functional! This can easily turn from a great date into a horror story if your phone stops working.
2. Treat yourself to traditional foods…
Why not try something local? Unless you’ve got dietary restrictions, there’s no reason you can’t enjoy some staple dishes on Date Night. Why not go for lyonnaise potatoes or chocolate croissants at the best pâtisserie? You’ll be able to share memories of your meal with each other when you get home – and it definitely won’t break the bank! If time is an issue, consider enjoying these treats from a food truck instead!
3…..or try new tastes at Food Festivals
Montreal has so many things going on all year round that it can be hard to keep track of them all! Date night shouldn’t have to feel like Date Month. However, special events are the perfect time for date night, because there’s plenty to entertain your partner while you’re waiting for your meal. Date Night Ideas include: getting lost in the food tent of a Food Festival of enjoying international snacks at Rendez-Vous Gourmand de Mercier (For more Date Night ideas and tips, check out our article on Cheap Date Ideas in Montreal ).
4…..and enjoy a Show!
If it’s not already part of your regular routine, consider treating yourself to some theatre or concert tickets on Date Night. If you book early enough, you might even get them at a reduced price! There is such an immense number of shows available that it can be hard to choose just one. If you’re unsure, ask around! Your friends might have a tip for you that will add a little extra magic to Date Night.
5…. or go for drinks and batting practice
If your wallet is feeling the strain of Date Month, Date Night Ideas don’t have to be costly at all! Why not simply head on down to a local bar? A few rounds of drinks with your Date can help ease the tension and make Date Night fun again. Plus, if you’ve been thinking about it for a while, why not pull the trigger and buy those batting cages that have been taking up space in your home since Christmas? Date nights are great as an opportunity for new adventures why not enjoy them as much as possible?
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This article was written by our local contributor, danielle . She lives in the city of Montreal and has extensive experience with Date ideas. Check out some Date Night Ideas of her own or some Cheap Date ideas for Montreal! Her latest Date idea is Date night at Le Bremner . Also check out her blog on how to Host your Own Paris party – the ultimate Pinterest Party! You may also like more articles on Date Night. For more information please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org (Photo Credits: Daniel Paquet; Featured image – Pixabay )