15 Seattle Date Night Ideas For $20 Or Less That Aren't Pike Place Market

Of chocolate tours and McDreamy ferry boats! ❤️
Cheap Date Ideas In Seattle  Under $20 That Are Super Fun

Whether you're a die-hard Puget Sounder or are just visiting, your first thought for some cheap date ideas in Seattle probably involves turning to the trusty Pike Place Market. It's amazing, we don't blame you. But that got us thinking: Could there be more to do in Emerald City that won't cost us the prettiest of pennies? 

There apparently is. And we promise it's not just a lunch spot where you'll bump into everyone you know. 

From private karaoke rooms and $1.99 movies to chocolate tours that'll have you feeling like Willy Wonka in love, we've scoped out date ideas that won't just make you look like you know your city but will also cost under $20. You're welcome!

Go On A Chocolate Tour

Price: $12 per person

When: Every day, various times. You can check available slots here.

Address: Theo Chocolate, 3400 Phinney Ave N., Seattle, WA

Why You Need To Go: Watch how chocolate is made + indulge in FREE samples of everything from salted almonds in milk chocolate to peanut butter cups.


Rent A Tandem Bike

Price: $20 for two per hour

Address: Wheel Fun Rentals, 2530 Alki Ave. SW., Seattle, WA

Why You Need To Go: We've all heard about Alki's free and famous bonfire pits. But consider cycling down the beach on a tandem bike at sunset instead.

Book A Private Karaoke Room

Price: $7 per person/hour

Address: Rock Box, 1603 Nagle Pl., Seattle, WA

Why You Need To Go: You can put on a concert for your SO in private. Oh, did we mention $2.5 jello shots and $5 sake sangrias during happy hour?


Get Trippy At A Laser Dome Show

Price: $14 per person

Address: Laser Dome at Pacific Science Center, Seattle, WA

Why You Need To Go: Get your groove on as your favorite musician's tunes play to psychedelic lights at the largest circular laser dome in the world! Plus, you can send custom laser messages during this show.


Work A Two-Seater Pedal Boat Together

Price: $16 for two if you rent before 12 p.m.

Address: Green Lake Boat Rentals, 7351 E. Green Lake Drive North, Seattle, WA

Why You Need To Go: You and your boo can define teamwork by taking your boat out for a spin on the city's picturesque Green Lake.

Share A "Fast" Italian Meal

Price: Less than $20

Address: G.H. Pasta, 2305 6th Ave., Seattle, WA

Why You Need To Go: This "fast pasta" spot has $11 bowls of noodles with loads of shaved cheese, $4 garlic bread, and $7 fried oysters!

Golf, But On A Table

Price: $8 per game

When: Every day, 11 a.m. to 12 a.m

Address: Flatstick Pub, 609 Westlake Ave. N., Seattle, WA

Why You Need To Go: Challenge each other to a game of mini-golf over cocktails (or beer) on tap or try a trademarked game of table-top "Duffleboard" golf.


Feel On Top Of The World At The Wheel

Price: $15 per person

Address: Pier 57 - Miners Landing, 1301 Alaskan Way, Seattle, WA

Why You Need To Go: You can kiss to breathtaking views of the city from this spot at the Pier. You can also clink champagne flutes for an added fee.


Snuggle At An Outdoor Movie

Price: $5 or free

When: June through August

Address: Parks across Seattle, WA

Why You Need To Go: When the sun isn't too shy in Emerald City, you can watch cinemas under the stars across parks.


Or Pay $1.99 For An Indoor One

Price: $1.99

When: Days vary. Here's the schedule.

Address: Central Cinema, Seattle, WA

Why You Need To Go: You can catch classic flicks with plenty of bucks to spare for those popcorn buckets. Here's a list of other Seattle spots where ticket prices won't go into double-digit territory.


Get Spooked At A Haunted Tour 

Price: $18 per person

When: Thursday through Monday at 6 p.m.

Address: Spooked In Seattle, 508 Maynard Ave. S., Seattle, WA

Why You Need To Go: Listen to haunted stories about actual paranormal investigations as you get UNDER the streets of the city.

Sneak Off To A Secluded Viewpoint

Price: Free

Address: Volunteer Park, 1247 15th Ave. E., Capitol Hill, Seattle, WA

Why You Need To Go: You can explore the Volunteer Park, the conservatory which is a plant paradise, and hike up a historic water tower for sweeping views of the skyline.

Eat Takeout By A Trippy Musical Fountain

Price: Free

When: Every day from 4 p.m. to 11.30 p.m.Address: Seattle Center, 305 Harrison St., Seattle, WA

Why You Need To Go: Sit in the mists of a massive fountain that changes colors and dances to the tunes of everything from Beethoven to trance.


Get Your Game On With Pinball

Price: $18 per person

Address: 508 Maynard Ave S., Seattle, WA

Why You Need To Go: You can play over 50 pinball and arcade games while you guzzle some vintage sodas, local beers, and ciders.

Take McDreamy On A Ferry Boat

Price: $5.65 to $14 per person depending on destination

Address: 801 Alaskan Way, Seattle, WA

Why You Need To Go: You can island-hop, get insane skyline views, catch a romantic sunset from the water, go wine-tasting or just snuggle aboard one of these ferries.


While you may have to pay for several of these, don't let anyone tell you Seattle has nothing free to do. It does. Here's an epic list.

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