Free and cheap date night ideas in San Antonio

Doesn’t matter if you’re broke, you can still have fun in the Alamo City

SAN ANTONIO – Taking a stroll along the River Walk is one of the most common ideas for a date night that won’t cost you too much, but there’s plenty of other stuff to do with your loved one that won’t break the bank.

Here’s a list of 10 date night ideas when you are lacking some cash:

1. Free outdoor movies are scheduled at several places across town, including the Tobin Center’s Will’s Plaza every second Friday of the month.

2. Visit a local museum on a free day. The McNay Art Museum is free every Thursday from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m, the San Antonio Museum of Art is free on Tuesday from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. to Bexar County residents only, the Witte Museum is free Tuesday from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m., and the UTSA Institute of Texan Cultures is free on the second Sunday of the month.

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3. Visit the Spanish Missions, which are a World Heritage Site. It is free to tour the sites, and if you want, you can rent a bicycle and tour the Mission Reach trail.

4. Watch the sunset and see the skyline at the Hays Street Bridge, and after, grab a beer at Alamo Beer Company.

5. Go two-stepping at Gruene Hall. There are weekly free shows at the legendary dance hall, which is just a 45 minute drive from San Antonio.

New Braunfels, Texas -- If uphill water coasters are your thing, you'll love family-owned and operated Schlitterbahn Water Park & Resort in New Braunfels, in the heart of Texas Hill Country. Towel off after an afternoon on the world's longest tubing river or the first inland surf ride and hit the village for dinner and, if you're lucky, live Texas music at the legendary Gruene Hall.

6. Tuesday night is open mic night at Laugh Out Loud Comedy Club. There is no cover on Tuesdays!

7. Rent a bicycle and scooter and check out the many murals around downtown.

A group of San Antonio artists are hard at work on a mural featruing the Spurs' "Big 3."

8. Visit a local flea market and look for some great deals.

9. Take in the beautiful sights at the Japanese Tea Garden. Admission is free.

10. Go on a nature hike at one of San Antonio’s parks and get a great view of the city atop of Eisenhower Park.

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About the Author:

Erica Hernandez is an Emmy award-winning journalist with more than 12 years of experience in the broadcast news business. Erica has covered a wide array of stories all over Central and South Texas. She's currently the court reporter.