Best Cheap Dates In The DC Area

May 18, 2011 7:34 AM

Glen Echo Park

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Kenilworth Park & Aquatic Gardens

Aquatic Gardens Entrance:
1550 Anacostia Ave NE
Washington DC 20019
The park is on Nattie Burroughs Ave, approx 0.5 miles south of the Gardens

Take a walk and enjoy the scenery with your partner, go for a hike, or grab a canoe and explore the marsh. Whatever you choose to do, this is a perfect cheap date for couples who love to be in nature. Bring a blanket and have a small picnic, leashed dogs are allowed as well! Plus, it’s all FREE.

Washington Nationals Game

1500 South Capitol Street SE
Washington DC 20003

Peanuts and Cracker Jacks…it’s the classic American date! Plus, same-day grandstand tickets are only $5. It’s a great way to spend the afternoon (or evening!). Keep an eye out for the Kissing Cam!

Glen Echo Park

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Glen Echo Park

7300 MacArthur Blvd
Glen Echo, MD 20812

Glen Echo Park, located near Bethesda, is a local history gem. Admission to the park is free (how’s that for a cheap date?!), and you can take a ride on a 1920s carousel for just $1.25. Catch a free performance in the park, or just enjoy the scenery!

Thompson’s Boat Center

2900 Virginia Ave NW
Washington DC 20007

Take that special someone out on the Potomac in one of TBC’s sailboats, kayaks (they come in double!), canoes, or rowing skulls! Rental rates start as low as $10 per hour. Not up for the water sports? TBC also offers bike rentals for as low as $7 per hour!

The National Theatre

1321 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Washington DC 20004

The Helen Hayes Gallery at the National Gallery offers free programs on Monday evenings and Saturday mornings. Additionally, on special dates throughout the year you can check out the Noon at the National Author Series…again, free of charge.

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