If you’re strapped for cash but still want to show your Valentine a good time, rest assured that a date doesn’t need to be expensive.

Here are some totally affordable date ideas for the most romantic day of the year.

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Ice skating: What could be sweeter than hand-holding, hot chocolate, and cozy sweaters?

On the water: It doesn’t cost much to rent a canoe or kayak at a local lake.

Look up: Once the sun goes down, grab a blanket, lie under the stars, and look for your favorite constellations.

Take a sip: Many breweries and wineries offer free tours.

Bowling: There’s nothing like a little friendly competition!

Hit the gym: Take a fitness or yoga class together.

See a movie: A date night classic! Don’t forget the popcorn!

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