May 12, 2022 - Things to Do

5 Nashville date ideas under $25

A band performs on stage in a dark room
Catch a bluegrass concert at the Station Inn. Photo: Jason Kempin/Getty Images

Dating can be expensive, but you don't have to spend a ton of money to have a good time.

  • Whether you're on a first date or have been together for years, here are some date ideas under $25.
1. Hike or picnic at Percy Warner Park

Pack a DIY cheese board and dine atop the steps with a view of the city.

Best for: Outdoorsy couples

Cost: Free

Details: Check out our guide to walking trails near Nashville.

2. Enjoy some affordable entertainment

Hit a bluegrass concert at the Station Inn, a music listening room in the Gulch, or root for a college or minor league sports team.

Best for: Couples who relish being part of a crowd

Cost: Varies. Station Inn tickets are first-come, first-served at the door. Get the details.

Yes, and: See our guide to budget-friendly springtime sporting events.

Artists perform on stage at The Station Inn
Annual Americana Music Festival & Conference. Photo: Jason Davis/Getty Images for Americana Music
3. Catch a movie at Belcourt Theatre

Nashville's independent movie theater offers new releases and classic films alike.

Best for: Movie buffs

Cost: $11.50+ per person for general admission. Buy tickets.

Details: Browse the film collection for what's now playing and coming soon.

Exterior of the Belcourt Theatre
The Belcourt. Photo: Jason Kempin/Getty Images
4. Get romantic at Daddy's Dogs

The city's most romantic date spot is humble outdoor hot dog joint Daddy's Dogs.

Best for: Couples who want a break from the trendy, expensive restaurants cropping up across Nashville

Cost: Dogs run from $6-$10. Scope the menu.

Details: Daddy's offers a slate of decked-out options, including combos with a drink and side starting at $9+.

Daddy's Dogs order window
Daddy's Dogs. Photo: Danielle Del Valle/Getty Images
5. Grab crepes at Red Bicycle

Plan a flavorful lunch date over crepes at this casual spot with several locations around town.

Best for: Couples with a sweet (or savory) tooth

Cost: Crepes run around $10+.

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