by Liv

Cheap Romance: A budget-friendly Valentine’s Day!

Valentine’s day is quickly approaching…And while we all deserve a night out on the town with fine dining, our student wallets don’t always approve of our fairy tale dreams.

Here are some relatively cheap date ideas you and your partner are sure to love!

1 Celebrate a day early and catch a $5 movie!

Valentine’s day falls on a Wednesday this year, however the local Ames theater offers $5 Tuesday movies! So why┬ánot save a little money and participate in your romantic festivities a day early? Even better, if your goal is to not spend any money…visit Cyclone Cinema for a free movie in the lecture hall! Either way, movie night never disappoints! (Spring 2018 movie schedule)








2 Take a romantic walk on High Trestle Bridge

Ever heard of Iowa’s famous High Trestle Bridge?! It is completely free to visit and stretches nearly a 1/2 mile over the Des Moines River Valley. The scenery is beautiful any time of day, but I ┬árecommend going at sunset for a romantic walk under the decorative blue lights that last until midnight. Whenever you may choose to go, it is sure to be a Valentine’s Day hit!









3 Bundle up for a hike at Ledges State Park

Ledges is always a great date idea for my fellow outdoor enthusiasts out there! Don’t let the cold scare you away…Bundle up, pack the hot cocoa, and take a romantic hike through this February winter wonderland.. It won’t be crowded!








As always, thanks for reading and happy Valentine’s Day!

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