Taking your boo for a date night on the regular will keep the romance alive, but it's not always romantic for your wallet. Luckily there are plenty of cute and cheap date ideas in Jacksonville to take your sweetie on that will save you some strain on the ol' pocketbook.

On this list, you'll find a little bit of everything and no, it won't be something as simple as a walk in the park; from enchanting art displays to cute ice cream, coffee, and movie spots β€” even something that you can include your pets in.

Without further adieu, grab your boo for these 8 Jacksonville date night ideas for $15 or less.

Check Out The Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens

Price: $10 standard admission; if you're a college student you can visit for free every Tuesday through Friday between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m.; it's also free for all between 4 p.m. and 9 p.m. on Tuesdays and Fridays, as well as on the 1st Saturday of every month from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Address: 829 Riverside Avenue Jacksonville, FL

Why You Need To Go: From stunning garden views to enchanting art and history, this museum will captivate both you and your bae. Bonus, it's free to visit on select dates and the gardens are a gorgeous place to snap a cute photo during your date.


Take Yourselves on a Succulent Safari at Phillips Garden Store

Price: Free to wander, plus affordable prices if either of you decides to head home with a plant.

Address: 4234 Herschel St, Jacksonville, FL

Why You Need To Go: A stunning little spot to snap some super cute date pics, and even end up with a little souvenir to take home. Help each other pick something cute for your spaces, and the plants you choose will hold the memory of your date.


Admire Exotic Animals at Catty Shack Ranch Wildlife Sanctuary

Price: $12 per adult.

Address: 1860 Starratt Rd, Jacksonville, FL

Why You Need To Go: Hang out with rescued exotic animals including lions, tigers, leopard, foxes, coatimundis, horses, and more. Everyone loves cute animals! They even offer a chance to get up close and personal with some of the animals for an additional fee.


Be Hungry Hillbillies Together at Murray Hillbilly

Price: πŸ’ΈπŸ’Έ

Address: 1044 Edgewood Ave S, Jacksonville, FL

Why You Need To Go: Ok, so you aren't actually hillbillies, but this a great spot for a satisfying lunch with healthy and vegan options. Grab a coffee and chat if you want to keep it more casual.


See a Flick at Sun-Ray Cinema

Price: $9.85 per adult ticket; you can sometimes catch cheaper flix here too.

Address: 1028 Park St, Jacksonville, FL

Why You Need To Go: Everyone knows how fast a movie date can add up at a big name theater. Check out this little spot and get tickets for as low as $9.85 for current films. BONUS: vintage theater vibes will take you back in time.


Get a Sweet Treat With Your Sweetie at Doughsserts

Price: πŸ’ΈπŸ’Έ

Address:7643 Gate Parkway, Ste. 107, Jacksonville, FL 

Why You Need To Go: Show your sweetie how sweet they really are with a treat from this cookie dough confectionary. They have a little of everything from dough pops to shakes, cookie dough ice cream sandwiches, ice cream, and more.


Go Ice Skating at Jacksonville Ice

Price: $12 per person, save $2 if you have your own skates; college students can get in for $9 with valid ID.

Address: 3605 Philips Hwy. Jacksonville, FL

Why You Need To Go: Slip and slide across the ice and get those holiday vibes right here in the Sunshine State. They're known to decorate for the holidays, as well as play music and have flashing lights over the ice.


Take Your Puppers On An Adventure at Dog Wood Park

Price: $11 admission for the 1st done; a 2nd dog is only $1.25. They also have cleaning stations that you can use if your pupper gets dirty for $9.

Address: 7407 Salisbury Road, Jacksonville, FL

Why You Need To Go: Take your pups to play and explore, letting them bond while you bond over your love of dogs. You can even wash your dog at the stations here if they get dirty for a small fee.


Now that you have some ideas that won't break the bank, time to plan that date; after all, your boo deserves a date night, and so do you!


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