One of the joys about summer time is that it’s actually pleasant to be outside, enjoying the weather with bae. That means no more being trapped inside watching movie after movie with your SO. Now that it’s warm, it’s time to start planning more exciting dates but don’t worry — you don’t have to spend big bucks to have a good time. Toronto is filled with fun and cheap date ideas that both you and your significant other will enjoy. From baseball games and carnival fun, to experiencing new restaurants, it’s all here for cheap!
Keep reading for 7 cheap summer date ideas in Toronto!
If you’re itching to take in all the beauty that Ontario has to offer this summer, why not head out for a hike? This summer, let the pros guide you as you go for a group hike with the MEC team in partnership with Parkbus. Even though this is more of a group setting, we bet you can find a few minutes to snuggle up with your partner and enjoy the great outdoors as a couple. These hikes are taking place at various parks and they’re only a few hours from the GTA, so no real intensive camping is necessary! Prices range from $49 to $89 per person.
There’s obviously no such thing as having too much tacos, so go ahead and indulge in all-you-can-eat tacos at Nightowl. Beginning on July 10 for just $19.99, treat yourself and bae to endless tacos at this fun and vibrant College Street joint. You can thank us later!
Although the Toronto Zoo is pretty cool, it’s also pretty expensive so if you’re looking to cut down on spending but still see some cute animals, head to the High Park Zoo. There might not be those wild African animals at the High Park but there are the infamous capybara’s that escaped all those years ago, plus some adorable Highland cows!
Even though it’s not on until the later part of the summer, The CNE aka Canadian National Exhibition is definitely the ultimate cheap date spot. Grab your partner and let them win a cute stuffed animal for you and don’t skimp on the carnie food! Take in views of the whole city up on the ferris wheel — it also makes for a perfect little make out spot!
If you’ve always wanted to experience life under the sea, a visit to Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada is definitely in order. Right now, the Aquarium has a Date Night Special that gets you in from 7-11 p.m. for just $60 ($100 value) that gets you two Adult Sharks after Dark Timed Tickets. Not only all that but you’ll receive a $20 voucher to the café, a $15 Photo Port voucher and a guidebook!
Trying new restaurants can get pricy extremely quick so it’s best to be selective on when and how often you decide to eat out. If you’re looking to find a new date night spot for you and bae, it’s a good thing Summerlicious is coming up. Starting on July 5 until July 21, eat at almost 200 of Toronto’s best restaurants with set prix fixe menus.
Nothing says summer in Toronto quite like taking in a Blue Jays game at Rogers Centre. Ticket prices start at just around $25 for seats in the 500 section. Now I know you might need binoculars to actually see the players but it honestly turns into a party when you’re sitting up there. Just make sure to pack lots of sunblock!
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