Budget-Friendly Date Ideas

Who said you had to break the bank to enjoy a special night out? Here are some ideas for when you're trying to impress your boo on a budget.


LUX Center for the Arts MuralLUX Center for the Arts


LUX Mural Walk

Lincoln is home to incredible public art and one of the largest displays is the LUX Mural Walk. Take a self-guided tour to see the breathtaking murals painted by local artists.  


Sheldon Museum of Art

One of Lincoln’s favorite art galleries is completely free to the public. Housing a comprehensive collection of American art in addition to a sculpture garden, the Sheldon Museum of Art is the perfect locale for any art-loving couple.


Sheldon Museum of ArtSheldon Museum of Art


Nebraska History Museum

For lovers who also love history, the Nebraska History Museum is the perfect place to explore the rich history of our state. Spanning multiple floors with a wide range of exhibits, kick off your date night in Lincoln with a little history before enjoying dinner downtown.


Airport Movie

Quickly becoming one of Lincoln’s favorite traditions, catching a free drive-in movie at the airport is a perfect date for any budget. With food trucks and classic movies, these events are perfect for a night at the movies while under the stars.


Bookshop window displayFrancie & Finch Bookstore


Francie & Finch

Looking for your next favorite book with your favorite person? Francie & Finch is a local bookshop with plenty of events to attend and provides the perfect backdrop to stock up on literature before a reading date.


Hamann Rose Garden

One of Lincoln’s most beloved gardens is completely free to the public and allows lovebirds to explore the 123 different varieties of roses hand-planted every year. With winding walking paths to explore, this rose garden is a can’t miss.


Rose GardenHamann Rose Garden