Cheap Dates in Dallas

While we may not be able to improve your balance sheet, we can help hold your bottom line. Dating doesn't have to bust the bank, although your honey may become distant if the first dinner date is a fast-food drive-thru. Whether you're an outdoors or indoors type, cultural or sporty, here are a few ideas to help you plan the perfect cheap date.

Updated: January 14, 2010

Dates for Cheapskates


Friends Of The Katy Trail

3232 Mckinney Ave Ste 100, Dallas, TX 75204

An old rail bed converted into a pedestrian walkway and bike trail, the KATY is a peaceful stroll through trendy neighborhoods and shady green space. Pack water and sandwiches for a low-key picnic at one of several parks off the trail at Turtle Creek.


Lee Harvey's

1807 Gould St, Dallas, TX 75215

What girl or guy wouldn't get giddy over the prospect of reliving campfire memories? Iconic dive bar Lee Harvey's sells S?more kits with free, straightened clothes hangers and sets up fire pits in the front yard.


Landmark Inwood

5458 W Lovers Ln, Dallas, TX 75209

The main auditorium in this remodeled historic movie theater looks like a make-out palace. Large, comfy sofas and chairs have replaced restrained movie seating. Every Friday and Saturday, lovers and movie lovers check out old flicks at midnight.


Dallas Museum of Art

1717 N Harwood St, Dallas, TX 75201

Ah romance. Isn't it often the muse for art? Well here's one more motivation to get your love interest to the museum on Tuesdays, when admission is free.


Metro Diner

3309 Gaston Ave, Dallas, TX 75246

Greasy spoon and no wine list equal cheap date. If you lovers are night owls and people watchers show up around 2am; the customers are likely to be amusing and heartbreaking.


Dr Pepper Ballpark

7300 Roughrider Trail, Frisco, TX 75034

Forget the pricey parking and inflated ticket prices; minor league ball is cheaper and just as entertaining than the big leagues. If you're in Fort Worth, support the Cats, too.


McKinney Avenue Trolley

3153 Oak Grove, Dallas, TX 75204

With the wind blowing in her hair, your sweetheart will enjoy the open-air ride on this restored, antique trolley. Take a free trip down colorful McKinney Avenue, then stop off for cheap eats and inexpensive drinks along whatever sights strike your fancy.