• 8 cheap Atlanta dates that cost less than $20

    By: Rose Kennedy For the AJC


    There are so many great reasons to seek out inexpensive aka cheap date ideas around Atlanta.

    Maybe you don't want to overwhelm the object of your affection or both of you like the simple things in life. Could be you're saving for a bigger purchase, like a ring?

    Or perhaps you're just frugal.

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    No matter your reasons, there are lots of great date options in Atlanta that come in under $20 for two.

    Here are eight of them:

    Hit up Whole World Improv Theatre on a Thursday

    Price: $10 for the gentlemen all night long, free for ladies between 7 and 7:30 p.m. Total date tab: $10
    1216 Spring St. NW, Atlanta. 404-817-7529

    This is a great option if you share a slapstick sense of humor. The only way to get a better deal on an improv show would be to be a student. They come through the door for just $5.

    Drive into the Starlight

    Price: Two $9 adult tickets. Total date tab: $18
    2000 Moreland Ave. SE, Atlanta. 

    The theater started being cool in 1949 and the tradition lives on. They screen first-run movies just like the sit-down theaters. One admission price lets you watch two movies as long as they're on the same screen. That doubles your chance to spend time together.

    Sweetwater Brewery tour and tasting

    Price: $12 each includes a shiny glass to take home. Total date tab: $24195 Ottley Drive, Atlanta. 404-691-2537 

    OK math majors, we know that’s more than $20 but it includes 36 oz. of beer per person, why, that’s 2 x 36 oz. of beer! Here's an inexpensive way to get to know someone new in your life and his or her beer preferences.

    Play disc golf on the Suwanee Creek course

    FREE  Suwanee Creek Park, 1170 Buford Hwy., Suwanee. 770-945-8996

    Experience 18 holes of fun and frolic on an 85-acre park.

    Stone Mountain Parking Price: $15 parking pass Total date tab: $15
    1000 Robert E. Lee Blvd, Stone Mountain. 800-401-2407

    Stone Mountain is a big beautiful place. 3200 acres big. There are lots of picnic spots, so consider bringing leftovers for a grassy repast. You can hike up the mountain or around it. There’s 15 miles of trails. Rover is welcome on all of them except the Songbird Habitat and Trail and the one mile walk to the top. Enjoy canoeing or kayaking? There’s a 363 acre lake. Hang around for the Lasershow. It’s nightly for most of summer.

    Mother Bar & Restaurant Taco Tuesdays Price: You pick 10: $2 tacos, $2 tequila shots, $2 tecate on Tuesday
    447 Edgewood Ave. SE, Atlanta. 

    If the date goes well, you can hang out at Mother's until 2:30 a.m.

    Historic Oakland Cemetery stroll Free public park + self-guided tour map. Total date tab: $5
    248 Oakland Ave. SE, Atlanta. 404-688-2107 

    So maybe this isn't everyone's best choice for a first date, but for the lovers of exploring history and eerie feeling of cemeteries, this could top the list. The cemetery is a public park, open from dawn to dusk every day of the year. For your strolling along pleasure, it encompasses a Victorian garden cemetery, sculpture garden, botanical garden and wildlife habitat.

    High Museum Bargains Price: Free to $14.50. Total date tab: Free to $14.50
    1280 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta. 404-733-4444 

    This one takes a little planning. Admission is free for everyone on the Second Sunday of Each month. The free admission is part of a program called Family Fun at the Woodruff Arts Center. So, this means that there will be lots of little ones about, but hey, kids are cute. But wait, there’s more! If you or your sweetie have a Bank of America or Merrill Lynch credit or debit card the cardholder only gets in free on the first full weekend of each month. Regular admission is $14.50 for the non-cardholder. Walk-up only, no advance tickets.

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