Budget Date Ideas In Orange County

September 12, 2013 6:00 AM

(credit: Shelby Barone)

(credit: Shelby Barone)

(credit: Shelby Barone)

(credit: Shelby Barone)

Want to keep that spark alive in your marriage, but feeling a little tight on your budget? Keeping the romance alive in your marriage does not always need to break the bank, and these are some creative ways to enjoy a date night in Orange County on a budget.


(credit: Shelby Barone)

(credit: Shelby Barone)

The Deck on Laguna

627 Sleepy Hollow Ln
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
(949) 494-6700

Start off your evening with cocktails at The Deck on Laguna at sunset. The Deck on Laguna is located on a casual oceanfront deck with panoramic views to enjoy while sipping on your favorite cocktail. After watching the sunset at The Deck on Laguna, hold hands while strolling along Sleepy Hollow beach, located right in front of the restaurant.

Young At Heart

(credit: Shelby Barone)

(credit: Shelby Barone)

Balboa Island Ferry

410 South Bay Front
Balboa Island, CA 92662

Balboa Fun Zone

600 East Bay Ave.
Balboa, CA 92661

Take a ride across the historic Balboa Island Ferry for an exhilarating date night at The Balboa Fun Zone. Sneak a kiss on the Ferris wheel, compete in a game of pinball, and share a Balboa Bar while walking along the boardwalk. Relive the romance from your first day at this fun night together in Orange County.

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Adventure Seekers

(credit: Shelby Barone)

(credit: Shelby Barone)

Sol Cocina

251 E. Pacific Coast Highway
Newport Beach, CA 92660

Pirate Coast Paddle Company

1131 Back Bay Drive
Newport Beach, CA 92660

Have an adventurous date night at the Pirate Coast Paddle Sip and Sup night. Every Wednesday night, Pirate Coast Paddle, helps to create this magical date night for the couple seeking an adventurous evening. For just $20 per person, start the night off on a Stand-Up Paddle Board, and cruise over to Sol Cocina for Happy Hour. Reservations are required by email piratecoastpc@gmail.com.

Nature Lovers

(credit: Shelby Barone)

(credit: Shelby Barone)

Maro Wood Grill

1915 S Coast Hwy
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
(949) 793-4044

Crescent Bay Point Park

245 Crescent Bay Drive
Laguna Beach, CA 92651

Order a gourmet picnic basket from Maro Wood Grill, and bring your loved one for a picnic dinner at Crescent Bay Point Park overlooking the majestic Pacific Ocean. Savor gourmet cheeses, meats and snacks inside of the gourmet basket while getting close to nature with your loved one. It will be an unforgettable romantic date night that won’t break the bank.

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Antiquing Day Date

(credit: Shelby Barone)

(credit: Shelby Barone)

Orange County Great Park

Sand Canyon and Marine Way
Irvine, CA 92618

The first Sunday of the month, The Orange County Great Park, hosts the largest antique market in Orange County. Get nostalgic together while finding hidden treasures together throughout the antique market. After spending the morning shopping, take a short walk over to the neighboring Farmer’s Market for lunch at one of the various Orange County food trucks. End your day date together taking flight over Orange County in the big orange hot air balloon, or flying a kite at the park.

Shelby is an Orange County Native, and is a freelance writer for multiple magazines and websites around LA and Orange County. She can be found writing daily about the hottest happenings at the OC Mom Blog or on Twitter @OCMomBlog.

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