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Looking to plan the perfect date? Whether it’s your first date or your 500th, there are tons of fun things to do in San Antonio for couples. The best part? You don’t have to spend a lot of money to have a great time. With these 50 free and cheap date ideas in San Antonio, you can have a night to remember without breaking the bank.


Deal Alert – Get the lowest price on San Antonio Downtown Walking Food Tour!!!

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Eat your way around downtown San Antonio on this small group food and walking tour—a great choice for first-time visitors and foodies. With this tour, skip the wait list and enjoy immediate seating at some of the Alamo City’s best restaurants. Taste classic Tex-Mex, authentic Creole, and more. In between tastings, get the inside scoop on San Antonio’s food scene and learn about the city’s rich cultural heritage. 5 Food Tastings included! 

Get more information and book your San Antonio Downtown Walking Food Tour TODAY!!!


Date ideas in San Antonio – List of 50 romantic things to do

1. San Antonio River Walk

San Antonio River Walk

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Admission to one of San Antonio’s most beautiful sites is always free. Take a stroll along the sparkling lights of the River Walk. Boat rides are cheap- just $5- $10! When it comes to cheap date ideas in San Antonio, it’s hard to beat!
Where: 849 E Commerce St, San Antonio, TX 78205


Deal Alert – Get the lowest price on San Antonio River Walk Cruise + Tower of Americas Tour

Combine two great tours, plus admission to an iconic landmark, for a comprehensive look at the city of San Antonio. First, enjoy a relaxing boat cruise along the San Antonio River. Then explore the most popular sites in San Antonio on a hop-on hop-off, double-decker bus tour. Select a pass, then board at any of the 19 stops to get to know the city in custom fashion with live, onboard commentary. Finally, enjoy a spectacular view of Alamo City from the top of the Tower of the Americas. Take a sightseeing cruise along the San Antonio River Get to know San Antonio on a hop-on hop-off bus tour Enjoy live commentary on board a double-decker bus Head to the top of the iconic Tower of the Americas for a spectacular view

Get more information and book your San Antonio River Walk Cruise + Tower of Americas Tour!!!


2. Monster Mini Golf

Play some mini-golf. take it outdoors, or play in the dark in Monster Mini Golf. They also have Laser Tag, Laser Maze and Hologate (VR).
Where: 2267 NW Military Hwy San Antonio, TX 78213


Deal Alert: Save Big on Monster Golf and other San Antonio Area Attractions 

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The Standard South Central Texas Pogo Pass (San Antonio/Austin/Waco) provides admissions to 35 different entertainment venues in the San Antonio, Austin and Waco area.

Perfect for families, the Pogo Pass gives both adult and child pass-holders 50+ visits to some of the best things to do that San Antonio, Austin and Waco have to offer. The Pogo Pass nearly pays for itself with a visit to one or two venues alone!!!

Pass Features the following Attractions in San Antonio

  • Two visits to Monster Mini Golf & Laser Tag for a round of Mini Golf
  • One visit to the San Antonio Zoo
  • One visit to the Witte Museum
  • One visit to the Buckhorn Museum
  • One visit to Wonder World Park
  • One visit to the San Antonio Aquarium
  • One visit to Rush Fun Park
  • Six tickets to the University of Texas – San Antonio athletic events (multiple sports)
  • Two visits to Pump It Up

Check out the POGO pass and SAVE Big on San Antonio Attractions! 


3. McNay Art Museum

McNay Art Museum

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Possibly one of the most beautiful museums in Texas, the McNay Art Museum is free every Thursday from 4- 9 pm. They’re also free on every first Sunday of the month. It’s also free for some college students!
Where: 6000 N New Braunfels Ave., San Antonio, TX 78209


4. Yanaguana Gardens

Check out new art, play in the streams, or practice a game of chess on a life-sized board at Yanaguana Gardens.
Where: 434 S Alamo St, San Antonio, TX 78205


5. BiblioTech East

Reading dates are the best dates. Meet up at Bibliotech, the world’s first tech-only library. Everything is free here for Bexar County residents.
Where: 1203 N Walters St, San Antonio, TX, US, 78202


6. Pearl Farmers Market

Grab a beer and go people-watching at Pearl Farmers Market next to the brewery. They have over 40 local farmers.
Where: 303 Pearl San Antonio, TX 78215


7. Trader’s Village

Traders Village San Antonio

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Go on a scavenger hunt at Trader’s Village, one of the best flea markets in San Antonio. You never know what treasures you may find! Entrance is free, parking is just $5. Our top pick for a fun, cheap date idea in San Antonio! 
Where: 9333 Southwest Loop 410, San Antonio, Texas 78242


8. Black Potion San Antonio

For a fun but intense date idea in San Antonio, how about a game of Monopoly? There’s no better way to get to know someone! If you don’t own any board games, Black Potion has plenty of their own for you to borrow.
Where: 1900 Fredericksburg Rd Suite 101, San Antonio, TX 78201


9. Las Misiones

San Antonio has so many old Spanish missions, one being the Las Misiones, you probably haven’t seen them all. They’re also a UNESCO World Heritage Site and they’re FREE- take your date to see them all!
Where: 7711 Madonna Dr, San Antonio, TX 78216


10. The Briscoe Western Art Museum

Briscoe Western Art Museum

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Visit other museums on the cheap thanks to Groupon. You can get discounted tickets to The Briscoe Western Art Museum and more museums right now.
Where: 210 W. Market Street, San Antonio, TX 78205


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Check out discounts at the highest-rated nail salons in San Antonio including Nails by Elizabeth Herbert, Nail Artistry by Michelle and more! 


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11. Chart House atop Tower of the Americas

Maybe you can’t afford to eat at Chart House atop Tower of the Americas, but you can meander around the grounds outside- they’re gorgeous! Go on a selfie-spree in front of their fountains and bring a picnic.
Where: 739 E. Cesar E. Chavez Blvd., San Antonio, TX 78205


12. Laugh Out Loud Comedy Club

Tuesday nights are Open Mic Night at Laugh Out Loud comedy club. No cover on Tuesdays!
Where: 618 Northwest Loop 410, San Antonio, TX 78216, United States


13. San Antonio BCycle

BCycle

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Rent a bicycle and peddle through South Town. Check out the San Antonio BCycle locations here.
Where: Various locations


14. Slab Cinema

Find a Slab Cinema set up and catch a free outdoor movie. You can bring blankets and picnics to keep you comfortable.
Where: Various locations


15. Hogwild Records

Check out a record store and see if you can find your favorite albums. They might even have a record player!
Where:1824 N Main Ave San Antonio, TX 78212


16. Hays Street Bridge

Watch the sunset together at Hays Street Bridge- it’s an Instagram- worthy spot!
Where: 803 N Cherry St, San Antonio, TX 78202, United States


17. Bowlero

Bowlero

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Go bowling in luxury at Bowlero… but make sure to save with Groupon!
Where: 13307 San Pedro Ave, San Antonio, TX 78216


18. Alamo Beer Company

Take a tour of one of San Antonio’s dozen-plus breweries. Most tours are free!
Where: 202 Lamar St, San Antonio, TX 78202


19. Haunted Ghost Bus Tour of San Antonio

See the haunted side of San Antonio on this ghost-themed bus tour. The perfect reason to cuddle! Your guide, a sinister fellow who proclaims to be in tune with the afterlife, leads you on a chilling exploration of the city’s famed haunted sites including the Menger Hotel, the old Red Light District, the former Bexar County Jail, a historic cemetery, and more. 

Get more information and book your Haunted Bus Tour of San Antonio TODAY!!!


20. Dad’s Karaoke Bar

Dad's Karaoke Bar

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Sing your heart out at any of San Antonio’s karaoke bars.
Where: 2615 Mossrock Drive San Antonio, TX 78230


Deal Alert – Get the lowest price on Texas Hill Country & LBJ Tour from San Antonio

 

Discover the rolling orchards and historic towns of Texas Hill Country with a full-day tour from San Antonio that includes the essential Lyndon B. Johnson sites. See the former President’s boyhood home at the bucolic LBJ Ranch, and enjoy a tour of his ‘Texas White House.’ Learn how cowboys and German migrants shaped the Texas landscape, and explore Fredericksburg at your own pace with time to shop and eat. Explore the heritage of country music in Luckenbach, then sample wine (additional fee) at a local vineyard as you return to San Antonio.

Get more information and book your Texas Hill Country & LBJ Tour from San Antonio TODAY!!!

21. San Antonio Museum of Art

San Antonio Museum of Art Free on Tuesdays from 4- 9 pm
Where: 200 W Jones Ave, San Antonio, TX 78215, United States


22. The Rollercade

Just roll with it. Roller rinks are a popular date spot because they’re cheap. Plus, you get to show off your best moves, get in a workout, and raid the snack bar.
Where: 223 Recoleta, San Antonio, TX 78216


23. Japanese Tea Garden

Japanese Tea Garden

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Visit the Japanese Tea Garden right next to Brackenridge Park. It’s open to the public every day from dawn until dusk.
Where: 3853 N St Mary’s St, San Antonio, TX 78212, United States


24. Ruby City

Experience works by both local and internationally-acclaimed artists in this contemporary art center which is free and open to the public.
Where:150 Camp St, San Antonio, TX 78204


25. Overtime Theatre

Check out an Improv Workshop at Overtime Theater. The workshop is free but donations are appreciated.
Where: 5409 Bandera Rd #205, Leon Valley, TX 78238, United States


26. San Antonio Pops

SA Pops

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Try a Paleta at San Antonio Pops. They are a Best of San Antonio winner.
Where: 3420 N Saint Marys St Ste 101 San Antonio, TX 78212


27. San Antonio Pets Alive

Volunteer at San Antonio Pets Alive or Animal Defense League. If they’re a dog- lover, you’ll win their heart!
Where: 4710 TX -151, San Antonio, TX 78227 United States


Deal Alert: Save 20% on Admission to the San Antonio Zoo

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28. Alamo Music Center

Check out Alamo Music Center, browse the instruments, and pick one up! Serenade your date and you’ll never have a dateless weekend again.
Where: 425 N Main Ave, San Antonio, TX 78205


29. Art Pace

Artpace SATX

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Art Pace is free and open to the public every day of the week. It’s a non profit residency program for artists near and far.
Where: 445 N Main Ave, San Antonio, TX 78205, United States


Discounted Double Date! Save up to 37% on Escape Room Experience for 4! 

Image 1: 37% Off Private Escape Room at Great Room Escape San Antonio

 

Private Escape Room Experience for up to Four

With a variety of engaging themes for up to 12 players, Great Room Escape makes a perfect activity for team-building, corporate outings, or just your not-so-average Friday night out with friends. It is a fun opportunity to discover one’s hidden skills and talents, while also learning new things about their coworkers or loved ones. Great Room Escape offers a chance to experience a real-live video game with thrilling twists and turns that engage all senses.

Where: Great Escape Room – 1203 East Commerce Street, San Antonio
How Much: $115.99  Save up to 37% !!!


30. Cheever’s Books

Browse the rare finds at Cheever’s Books. See who can find the oldest book. (You DO know how to find the year a book was published, right?
Where:3613 Broadway, San Antonio, Texas 78209


31. King William Historic District

Head down to the King William Historic District and get lost in History. You can visit the Guenther House or Villa Finale.
Where: 701 King William St, San Antonio, TX 78204, United States


32. Private Missions and More – Half-day City Tour

 

San Antonio Missions National Historical Park

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Discover the missions of San Antonio and their histories on a half-day sightseeing tour. Join your dedicated guide and visit the Espada, San Juan, San Jose, and Concepcion missions that were established by the Catholic religious orders back in the 1700s. You also visit the King William Historic District, Market Square, and a local brewery where you can purchase lunch.

Get more information about the Private Missions & More Tour and book yours TODAY!!!

Where: 6701 San Jose Dr, San Antonio, TX 78214

Check out any and all of San Antonio’s parks. There are over 180 of them- that’s 180 dates!


Deal Alert – San Antonio Haunted History Ghost Tour – Just $27 for 2 adults!

There’s a lot of strange history that’s happened here in the streets of San Antonio, and over the course of this San Antonio ghost tour, hear the haunted, paranormal tales of notorious Texas events. The tour begins and ends at The Alamo, where you meet your guides who are carrying lanterns and dressed in historic costumes. Walk the streets of the city’s Old Town and learn its fascinating past, which is vividly and masterfully brought to life by the informative and passionate guides.

Get more information and book your San Antonio Haunted History Tour TODAY!!!


33. Faust Tavern

Have apps and drinks at some of San Antonio’s favorite eateries- Crossroads Kitchen, Faust Tavern, and Friendly Spot are all popular.
Where: 517 E Woodlawn Ave San Antonio, TX 78212


34. Antique Mall of Fredericksburg

If you like antiques and shopping, there’s no better place than Fredericksburg.
Where: 116 B N Crockett St, Fredericksburg, TX 78624


35. Fredericksburg Wine Tours

Fredericksburg Wine Tours

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Speaking of Fredericksburg, they’re known for their wineries. Why not take a winery tour? San Antonio has several of their own.
Where: several tours available


Deal Alert – Get the lowest price on Texas Hill Country & LBJ Tour from San Antonio

Discover the rolling orchards and historic towns of Texas Hill Country with a full-day tour from San Antonio that includes the essential Lyndon B. Johnson sites. See the former President’s boyhood home at the bucolic LBJ Ranch, and enjoy a tour of his ‘Texas White House.’ Learn how cowboys and German migrants shaped the Texas landscape, and explore Fredericksburg at your own pace with time to shop and eat. Explore the heritage of country music in Luckenbach, then sample wine (additional fee) at a local vineyard as you return to San Antonio.

Get more information and book your Texas Hill Country & LBJ Tour from San Antonio TODAY!!!


36. San Pedro Springs Park

Cool off at the San Pedro Springs Park Swimming Pool. It’s gorgeous and free. Learn more about Texas swimming holes here.
Where: 2200 N Flores, San Antonio, TX 78212, United States


37. San Antonio Missions (MiLB)

Catch a fly ball when baseball returns. The San Antonio Missions baseball games offer cheap food and drink nights.
Where: depends on where the game will take place


38. San Fernando Cathedral

San Fernando Cathedral

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Visit the San Fernando Cathedral in San Antonio’s Main Plaza. See what you can spot among their beautifully colorful walls.
Where: 115 Main Plaza, San Antonio, TX 78205, United States


39. Belgian Sweets

Have a desserts only date- or at least dessert before dinner! Check out Belgian Sweets or Arctic Wild.
Where: 15614 Huebner Road, Suite #116, San Antonio, TX 78248


40. Bananas Billiards

Don’t play ball- play pool! Bananas Billiards is a local favorite.
Where: 2003 San Pedro Avenue San Antonio, TX 78212


41. Huebner Oaks Farmer’s Market

Huebner Oaks

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Make it your mission to visit all of the Farmers Markets in San Antonio.
Where: 11745 Interstate Highway 10 San Antonio, TX 78230


42. Blue Star Arts Complex

Visit the Blue Star Arts Complex. It’s considered the anchor of San Antonio’s art scene and has a thriving social events calendar.
Where: 1414 S Alamo St, San Antonio, TX 78210, United States


43. Arthur Murray Dance Studio

Take dancing lessons. There are tons of great places to take dance lessons in San Antonio, and plenty of deals.
Where:2581 Jackson Keller Rd, San Antonio, TX 78230


44. SoFlo Market

Get lost at the SoFlo Market. It’s a combination farmers market, artisan market, and more.
Where: 127 E Peden Aly, San Antonio, TX 78204, United States


45. Mission Reach Linear Park

San Antonio Mission Reach Lake Park

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Go biking, paddling, or picnicking at Mission Reach Linear Park.
Where: San Antonio River Walk, San Antonio, TX 78214


Deal Alert – Save Big at Sea World San Antonio

Image 7: Up to 58% Off Admission to SeaWorld San Antonio

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What: One Single-Day Ticket to SeaWorld San Antonio: Valid Through 01/03/2023. Attractions include roller coasters, up-close sea life interactions, and world-class shows at one San Antonio’s largest amusement parks.

Where: Sea World San Antonio – 10500 Sea World Dr, San Antonio, TX 78251

How Much: Up to 18% discount on admission at Sea World and Aquatica, San Antonio


46. Hemisfair

Have a free Fitness Date at Hemisfair. They have a weekly rotating calendar of free fitness classes. In fact, there are tons of free fitness classes around the city.
Where: 434 S Alamo St, San Antonio, TX 78205, United States


47. Thai Dee Restaurant

BYOB and have dinner at a local restaurant. Some restaurant like Thai Dee allow you to bring your own beer or wine- just call ahead to ask if there’s a corking fee.  It’s a great way to have dinner and drinks on the cheap.
Where: 5307 Blanco Rd, San Antonio, TX 78216, United States


48. San Pedro Culture Creek Park

San Pedro Creek Culture Park

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Go geocaching at the San Pedro Culture Creek Park. Be sure to bring your own treasures to leave behind for the next geocachers!
Where: 715 Camaron St, San Antonio, TX 78204, United States


49. Historic Market Square

Shop your heart out at El Mercado. Historic Market Square has plenty of fun and free events plus artists and live performances.
Where: 514 W Commerce St, San Antonio, TX 78207


50. Fort Sam Houston Quadrangle and Museum

Pet the rabbits, peacocks, deer, and geese at The Quadrangle at Fort Sam Houston. All you need for free admission is a driver’s license or military ID.
Where: 1405 E Grayson St, Fort Sam Houston, TX 78234, United States


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