Valentine's date ideas for families on a budget!

Valentine's date ideas for families on a budget!

Excited about Valentine's Day, but worried about your budget? Here's a list of some cheap but great ways to spend Valentine's Day!

Valentine’s day is coming pretty soon, and of course it’s a great opportunity to spend some alone time with your spouse, or even celebrate it with your entire family!

However, since everything’s pretty expensive nowadays, it’s important to not splurge too much on your romantic date. Here’s a list of fun things that you and your partner can do while still sticking to your budget!

1. Take a trip to the National Museum


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Good news, the National Museum in Ermita, Manila, now has free admission! It’s not only a great destination for couples, but it’s also fun for your whole family as well.

Now, I know what you’re thinking, going to the museum doesn’t sound too romantic, but it’s actually a great way to spend time with your spouse, and also a good way to see great art, and learn about Philippine history.

Afterwards, there are a lot of nearby restaurants where you can have a romantic dinner, and you can have a nice walk in nearby Luneta.

2. Go to the Philippine International Hot Air Balloon Fiesta!


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Now, it’s a bit far, but the Philippine International Hot Air Balloon Fiesta in Clark (PIHABF), Pampanga, is well worth the trip (and a bit of expense).

It will be happening on February 9-12 in Clark, Pampanga, and it’s a great way to spend your weekend. For those who are more budget oriented, you can just have a nice date outside the venue and watch all of the amazing hot air balloons float by.

You can also bring your kids, since we’re sure that they’ll definitely love it! Learn more about the PIHABF by going to their website.

3. Watch a free concert!

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A lot of malls, universities, and some parks hold free Valentine’s Day events and concerts. They’re a nice (not to mention cheap!) way to spend Valentine’s with your partner.

If you can’t find any free events, there are also a lot of concerts that are available for cheap around the Metro. Afterwards, you can have a nice romantic dinner with your spouse or your family.

4. Have a nice breakfast date

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Can you remember the last time that you and your partner had a nice breakfast in bed? Chances are, it’s been a while, so having a nice breakfast in bed for Valentine’s Day is the perfect way to start the day!

It doesn’t have to be anything fancy, just a couple of eggs, some coffee, and pandesal would be great. What’s important is that you and your spouse spend some time together, and just be happy that you have each other in your lives.

5. Stargazing

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Yup, stargazing. Just sit back and look at how amazing the universe is. One of the best places to do this would be in the UP Diliman Campus. You can even bring along some snacks and have a nice picnic date.

You can also bring your kids along, since we’re sure that they’ll love trying to figure out the constellations that they can see. You can also bring a star map so that you can track your discoveries.


READ: The Perfect Valentine’s Day Meal

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