Five Triangle date ideas under $25
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 ideas under $25.
1. Hike along the Eno River
Take a romantic stroll along the picturesque river that's flanked by lush tree groves. Stop and snap a cute selfie, or hop in and swim when it's hot out.
Best for: Outdoorsy couples.
Cost: Free entrance.
Details: The state park has five scattered access areas around Durham. Plan your route.
2. Stroll through Duke Gardens
Plan a day trip and wander the vibrant grounds dotted with blooming flowers.
Best for: Cottage core couples.
Cost: Free admission, with university parking available for $2 per hour.
Details: The grounds at 420 Anderson St. in Durham are open from 8 am to dusk 365 days a year. Plan your visit.
3. Root for the Durham Bulls
Grab a beer apiece and cheer on the city's minor league baseball team.
Best for: Sports aficionados.
Cost: Tickets start at $9 per person. Get them here.
Details: The ballpark is located in downtown Durham at 409 Blackwell St.
4. Plan a romantic picnic
Pack sandwiches or a DIY cheese board and head to the Big Field at Dix Park. Take in skyline views as you dine on the spread.
Best for: Those who romanticize everything.
Details: The park is located at 1030 Richardson Dr., with multiple entrances.
5. Grab ice cream at Two Roosters
Stop for a scoop of roasted strawberry and honey or sea salt chip cookie dough ice cream before wandering around Oakwood to look at the fancy houses.
Best for: Couples with a sweet tooth.
Cost: About $5+ for a single.
Details: There are multiple locations around town. Get directions.
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