Date night doesn't have to be expensive. Skip the pricey Friday night dinner for these low-cost or free evenings of cooking classes, picnics, stargazing, and more.

These 15 South Florida date ideas will cost you $15 or less. Some won't cost you a thing!

Movie Under The Stars

Price: Free

Hours: Wednesdays at 8:30 p.m.

Address: Novotel Miami Brickell at 1500 SW. 1st Ave.

Why You Need To Go: Popcorn included! You and your S/O can relax in a four-star hotel pool while you watch a movie under the stars. Upcoming showings include Arrival, La La Land, and Dirty Dancing.

Tuesday Night Beach Dances

Price: Free, pay to park

Hours: Tuesdays 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Address: 149 SE. 21st Ave. in Deerfield Beach

Why You Need To Go: Go dancing with your S/O at Deerfield Beach for an old-school date. You can admire the ocean at sunset while you dance the night away. 

Around the World Vegan Cooking Series

Price: Free

When: Dec. 19

Hours: 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Address: Yello Creative Arts and Events Center at 2495 E. Commercial Blvd. in Fort Lauderdale

Why You Need To Go: Learn to cook vegan Thai food to spice up date night. You and your S/O will enjoy food, drinks, and music at this free cooking class.

Live Music Along The Broadwalk

Price: Free

Hours: Fridays 7:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m, Saturdays 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m, Sundays 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Address: 2051 N. Ocean Dr. at Latitudes in Hollywood

Why You Need To Go: You can get cozy in Latitude's outdoor seating area and while you enjoy live music along Hollywood Beach's famous Broadwalk. 

Strawberry Fields of Kendall Sunflower Picking

Price: Free entry

When: December through May

Hours: Monday to Sunday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Address: Strawberry Fields of Kendall at 94th St. and 137th Ave.

Why You Need To Go: Sunflower picking at Strawberry Fields of Kendall is the perfect creative date idea. Go after 4 p.m. for a sweet evening strolling through beautiful sunflowers. 

Miami Beach Botanical Garden

Price: Free general admission, $5 for a guided tour

Hours: Tuesday to Sunday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Address: 2000 Convention Center Dr. in Miami Beach

Why You Need To Go: You and your S/O will wander through serene gardens bursting with colorful flowers. Enjoy scenic fountains, relaxing hammocks, and new blooms of dune sunflowers, desert roses, and orchids.

Florida Swap Shop & Drive-In

Price: $7

Hours: Open daily, movies start at 8:15 p.m.

Address: 3291 W. Sunrise Blvd. in Fort Lauderdale

Why You Need To Go: Go for old-school romance at the drive-in. These movie tickets are half of what you'd pay in a regular theater! Bring snacks and blankets. 

Museum of Contemporary Art North Miami

Price: Free 

When: Thursdays, 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Address: 770 NE. 125th St. in North Miami 

Why You Need To Go: Head to MOCA on Thursdays evenings for an immersive art experience. You can admire incredible modern art and culture for free!

Fox Astronomical Observatory

Price: Free, donations are welcome

When: Saturday nights after sunset, weather permitting

Address: 16001 W. State Rd. 84 in Sunrise

Why You Need To Go: Observe the night sky with your S/O at Fox Astronomical Observatory. Use one of the observatory's telescopes or bring your own for a night full of planets and stars.

Fort Lauderdale Riverwalk Mutts & Martinis

Price: Free

When: Saturday, Nov. 9, 2019

Hours: 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Address: Huizenga Plaza at the Fort Lauderdale Riverwalk 

Why You Need To Go: Mutts & Martinis is an outdoor cocktail hour that both you and your pup can enjoy. Bring your S/O along for a late afternoon of drinks and doggos.

Miami Design District Public Art Tour

Price: Free

When: October 5, 2019

Hours: 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Address: Palm Court at 140 NE. 39th St. in Miami 

Why You Need To Go: This free guided tour will take you deep into Miami's Design District for a closer look at public art. The tour will be led by art critic Margery Gorden.

Exquisito Chocolates Factory Tour and Tasting

Price: $5

When: Check here for upcoming tours

Address: 2606 SW. 8th St. in Miami

Why You Need To Go: Tour a chocolate factory and try delicious Exquisito Chocolates for just $5! The next tour is Saturday, Sept. 14. 

Flamingo Road Nursery Fall Festival

Price: Free entry

When: Last week of September through the first week of November

Address: 1655 S. Flamingo Rd. in Davie

Why You Need To Go: This annual event is filled with pumpkins, scarecrows, and cornstalks, the perfect scenery for cute couple photos. Go in the late afternoon or evening for the best views.

The Bass Museum Of Art

Price: Free

When: Sunday, Sept. 29, 2019, Sunday, Oct. 27, 2019, and Sunday, Nov. 24, 2019

Address: 2100 Collins Ave. at Miami Beach

Why You Need To Go: You and your S/O can explore colorful exhibits at The Bass Museum of Art for free! Bonus: general admission is only $10 any other day.

North Shore Open Space Park Picnic

Price: Free

Hours: Sunrise to sunset

Address: Collins Ave. from 78th St. to 87th St. in Miami Beach

Why You Need To Go: Head to North Shore Open Space Park at sunset for a free date night. The park is full of picnic tables as well as wide grassy areas to lay a blanket. Or you can picnic on the beach!

Bring your S/O on these low-cost dates in South Florida! For more date night inspo, read about these 7 date ideas near Tampa and 11 date ideas near Jacksonville.

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