Valentines Day is fast approaching and the idea of spending it with a loved one is enough to keep you inspired and excited. To help you plan your amazing red day rendezvous, Locale City Guide has compiled these fun and romantic date ideas under a thousand pesos. Yes, because we believe in the adage: “A wallet-friendly date doesn’t have to be boring”. Feel free to steal these inexpensive date ideas and we wish you a good, unforgettable date!
Walk around Intramuros.
Often overlooked, the walled city has surprisingly a lot in store. Home to heritage spots and structures, there’s something quite romantic about walking on cobbled streets while talking about your plans and dreams as a couple. If you and your date love museums, Intramuros has a lot in its expanse — some are free-of-charge while others have a small fee. Restaurants also abound the area so you need not worry about where to eat. One place to visit is Intramall where a number of affordable cafes are located.
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Have fun at escape rooms.
Mystery room games are becoming popular nowadays. Gather the whole gang and rack your brains for an hour to solve and prevail over your chosen mystery. Bragging rights are priceless, right? The rates differ for each escape room game in the metro, but the more you are in a group, the lesser you pay for the cost of the game. So a double or triple date it is!
Swing by at the nearest cat or dog cafes.
Are you and your loved one certified pet lovers? Then, a date in a cat or dog cafe is a must! These cafes are the purr-fect way to de-stress while spending some quality time with bae. Play with, cuddle and hug these adorable puppies and kittens for an hour or two. Price starts at P200 to P300 per person and that comes with complimentary drinks. Guess who your date is gonna cuddle afterward?
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Watch the skies lights up.
Add some more sparks in your relationship and have a grand time watching the fireworks display together. It’s a dazzling moment where you can physically get close to your partner. One of the best pyro events, the Philippine International Pyromusical Competition packs a good crowd during its show. The silver ticket costs P120 only per person which leaves you with more than ample amount for a romantic dinner afterwards.
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Feast in the city’s food parks.
Check out one of the city’s food parks and let it take you on a gastronomic trip with the love of your life. Food parks usually have good curated food that will undoubtedly make you and your date’s mouth water with hunger. Pair heart-filled conversations with the good food, and you have a perfect VDay to remember.
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Have you made a date plan already? Spoiling your partner doesn’t have to break the piggy bank. A few hundred bucks can equate to a fun and romantic date with your most favourite person, and make an impression and create that memorable Valentine moment.
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