Dating can be expensive, especially if you're trying to wow the person you're taking out. But in New Orleans, there are a ton of fun things to do that won't burn up all of your money. Sometimes bringing out your inner kid (with a boozy drink in hand) can really be the best date night to really get the romantic vibes going. With these cheap date ideas in new orleans that are super fun, you're sure to have a good time, without thinking about your wallet all night. 

A Romantic Streetcar Ride

Price: $1.25 per person

Address: Stops on Canal St. & St. Charles Ave.

Why You Need To Go: The streetcar is super inexpensive, but also totally romantic. Ride up and down St. Charles Avenue to look at the beautiful mansions and natural scenery. And if you go during one of the main New Orleans holiday seasons (Mardi Gras, Halloween or Christmas) a ton of houses will be decorated.


Price: $0-$5

Address: Varies, New Orleans, LA

Why You Need To Go: Get zen with bae on the cheap! Nola Tribe Yoga holds classes all over New Orleans for $5 or less. Check out their Wednesday nights class that's at a bar, (beer + yoga = best date ever) or their Yoga to Live Jazz on Saturday mornings. 

Blue Bike Ride Around The City

Price: $8 per hour

Address: Locations vary, New Orleans, LA

Why You Need To Go: New Orleans is becoming more and more bike-friendly every day. Blue bikes are the perfect option if you don't have your own bike to ride around. Check out the garden district or ride along the levee. 

Enjoy A Free Beer Together

Price: Free

When: On Fridays, from 2-3 p.m.

Address: 3001 Tchoupitoulas St., New Orleans, LA

Why You Need To Go: NOLA Brewing offers free brewery tours every Friday afternoon. It's the perfect way to start your weekend off early.

Ferry Across the Mississippi

Price: $2 per person 

When: Check the schedule here

Address: Canal St. & Convention Center Blvd., New Orleans, LL

Why You Need To Go: Hop aboard the Canal Street Ferry for one of the least expensive dates ever. The ferry ride is beautiful, and while you're across the river, enjoy the small town of Algiers Point with bae. Make sure to stop at the Old Point Bar for a to-go drink.

Dance Your Heart Out

Price: Free

When: Varies

Address: Varies, New Orleans, LA

Why You Need To Go: The NOLA Jitterbugs offer totally free swing dance classes throughout the year. Learn something new with your S/O while having the time of your life!

Catch A Classic Film

Price: $6 per person

When: Check the schedule here

Address: 5339 Prytania St., New Orleans, LA

Why You Need To Go: The Prytania Theatre is a small mom-and-pop style theatre with only one screen. Although they play the hottest movies around for less than $10 a pop, for a really cute date you can see a classic matinee film for $6. 

Pizza At The Park

Price: $2.25 for a slice of cheese & $2.50 for a PBR

When: Open 11 a.m.-11 p.m., Tuesday-Sunday

Address: 617 Piety St., New Orleans, LA

Why You Need To Go: Not only is Pizza Delicious the best pizza in the city, it's right across from Crescent Park. So grab two slices and two PBRs (for less than $10) and take them to go, and climb across the stairway a the end of Piety Street for a cute date.

Enjoy a Free Tour

Price: Free 

When: Check the schedule here

Address: Varies, New Orleans, LA

Why You Need To Go: Touring New Orleans doesn't have to be expensive, so check out a free tour by foot. They have various tours including ghost tours, cemetery tours, and even swamp tours. At the end, you just pay whatever you think it was worth.

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