In Partnership with the Southern Weekend

6 places for an awesome date that won’t break the bank

 

 

If you have someone special in your life, but have a tight budget this list is for you! There’s not a rule that says you should spend a fortune to go out on a date. At the end of the day all you want to do is spend time with someone you like. This list will help you enjoy the Magic City without breaking the bank in the process!

Birmingham Botanical Gardens

Visit the Botanical Gardens

A unique way to spend an afternoon! Grab your comfy shoes and enjoy walking through the gardens from the Japanese Gardens to the Wildflower Garden. You and your date will be sure to enjoy it.

Cost: free

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Zyp BikeShare - Birmingham

Ride a Zyp Bike

Birmingham’s very own BikeShare program has 40 stations and 400 bikes throughout downtown. You and your date will have the best time touring the Magic City.

Cost: $6 for 24 hours rental

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Spend the Day at Railroad Park

From cooking classes to yoga, Railroad Park has something for everyone. Enjoy a picnic in the park with your sweetheart, or take a stroll on a beautiful sunny Magic City afternoon. Whatever you choose to do at Railroad Park it’s sure to be worth the trip.

Cost: free

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Railroad Park in Birmingham is a worthwhile trip

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Hit Up the Rotary Trail

What used to be a vacant railroad right-of-way, or “cut,” was transformed into a pleasantly-landscaped, four-block walking/running/biking pathway. Enjoy a lovely stroll or a bike ride with your main squeeze.

Cost: free

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Red Mountain Park

Enjoy the Outdoors at Red Mountain Park

Red Mountain Park has 15 miles of hiking and biking trails. Three tree houses and two scenic overlooks for you to explore.

Cost: free

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Sloss Furnaces

Tour Sloss Furnaces

Now recognized as a National Historic Landmark, Sloss Furnaces, with its web of pipes and tall smokestacks, offers a glimpse into the great industrial past of the South and our nation. And the rumors of them being haunted makes them a great place for a date.

Cost: free

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