February 10, 2021

22 Cheap and Safe Date Ideas In Cleveland

Anything to get out of the house these days, right? Well, we compiled a list of activities that you could do with your significant other that won't break the bank.

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 Edgewater Park 
6500 Cleveland Memorial Shoreway, Cleveland
What a fantastic place to bring a date, along with a lawn chair and picnic basket, for free on a beautiful day. 
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Edgewater Park

6500 Cleveland Memorial Shoreway, Cleveland

What a fantastic place to bring a date, along with a lawn chair and picnic basket, for free on a beautiful day.

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 Lakeview Cemetery
12316 Euclid Ave., Cleveland
No, taking a date to a place full of dead people isn’t exactly normal, but the Lakeview Cemetery isn’t normal. Throughout the year, experience various events like the daffodil weekend and the lighting of the Christmas tree, all for free. Plus, there’s always the tomb of President James A. Garfield to explore.
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Lakeview Cemetery

12316 Euclid Ave., Cleveland

No, taking a date to a place full of dead people isn’t exactly normal, but the Lakeview Cemetery isn’t normal. Throughout the year, experience various events like the daffodil weekend and the lighting of the Christmas tree, all for free. Plus, there’s always the tomb of President James A. Garfield to explore.

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 Stream a Movie That was Filmed in Cleveland
Your Couch
We all know about the Avengers, A Christmas Story and of course Draft Day. But did you know over 30 movies have been filmed in Northeast Ohio? Some of our favorites include American Splendor, The Kings of Summer, The Land and Take Shelter but there are a ton of good ones.
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Stream a Movie That was Filmed in Cleveland

Your Couch

We all know about the Avengers, A Christmas Story and of course Draft Day. But did you know over 30 movies have been filmed in Northeast Ohio? Some of our favorites include American Splendor, The Kings of Summer, The Land and Take Shelter but there are a ton of good ones.

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Go Sledding 
A Hill
Look, we get it, it’s cold as shit out. But sometimes, you just have to get out of the house and do something. Why not find your local sledding hill and bring back some childhood memories?
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Go Sledding

A Hill

Look, we get it, it’s cold as shit out. But sometimes, you just have to get out of the house and do something. Why not find your local sledding hill and bring back some childhood memories?

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 Celebrate Paczki Day
Your Couch
Fat Tuesday for everyone else in the country is known as Paczki Day in Cleveland. So find your local bakery making up delicious jelly-filled donuts, invite a date over (that you know is COVID safe) and enjoy these scrumptious treats.
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Celebrate Paczki Day

Your Couch

Fat Tuesday for everyone else in the country is known as Paczki Day in Cleveland. So find your local bakery making up delicious jelly-filled donuts, invite a date over (that you know is COVID safe) and enjoy these scrumptious treats.

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 Outdoor Curling at Platform Beer Co.
4125 Lorain Ave., Cleveland
For some outdoor, socially distant fun, Platform recently opened an outdoor street curling rink. They also opened ‘The Lot’, their year round beer garden that contains the curling rink. Check it out.
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Outdoor Curling at Platform Beer Co.

4125 Lorain Ave., Cleveland

For some outdoor, socially distant fun, Platform recently opened an outdoor street curling rink. They also opened ‘The Lot’, their year round beer garden that contains the curling rink. Check it out.

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 Free First Saturdays at MOCA
11400 Euclid Ave, (216) 961-9750
Currently, admission to Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland is free on the first Saturday of each month and you need to take advantage of it all now. Stop by from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. to take in a bunch of strange and incredible art. The spot will leave you and your date thinking: “what is art, anyway?”
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Free First Saturdays at MOCA

11400 Euclid Ave, (216) 961-9750

Currently, admission to Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland is free on the first Saturday of each month and you need to take advantage of it all now. Stop by from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. to take in a bunch of strange and incredible art. The spot will leave you and your date thinking: “what is art, anyway?”

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 Mitchell’s Ice Cream
Various Locations 
With ten locations around the Cleveland area, there’s got to be a local Mitchell’s Ice Cream spot near you. And while other people meet up for drinks or coffee, why not go on a date over ice cream? For about $10, you and a date can get a scoop of locally-made heaven. Hopefully, the talking will follow.
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Mitchell’s Ice Cream

Various Locations

With ten locations around the Cleveland area, there’s got to be a local Mitchell’s Ice Cream spot near you. And while other people meet up for drinks or coffee, why not go on a date over ice cream? For about $10, you and a date can get a scoop of locally-made heaven. Hopefully, the talking will follow.

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 Go On A Hot Chocolate Tour of Cleveland
Take a look outside, people. It is hot chocolate weather! We suggest cutting out of work early to enjoy one of these cocoa concoctions and combat this cold. 
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Go On A Hot Chocolate Tour of Cleveland



Take a look outside, people. It is hot chocolate weather! We suggest cutting out of work early to enjoy one of these cocoa concoctions and combat this cold.

Photo via Scene Archives
 Go Snow Shoeing or Cross Country Skiing at the Metro Parks
Metro Parks Golf Courses
Snow shoeing and cross country skiing is permitted at a bunch of Metro Park golf courses like Big Met, Little Met, Shawnee Hills, Seneca, Mastick Woods and Sleepy Hollow on days where there is more than four inches of snow. Big Met in Rocky River has skis and snow shoes available for rental.
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Go Snow Shoeing or Cross Country Skiing at the Metro Parks

Metro Parks Golf Courses

Snow shoeing and cross country skiing is permitted at a bunch of Metro Park golf courses like Big Met, Little Met, Shawnee Hills, Seneca, Mastick Woods and Sleepy Hollow on days where there is more than four inches of snow. Big Met in Rocky River has skis and snow shoes available for rental.

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