There are opportunities for free dates everywhere. Finding them can be tricky though.
Newspapers can helpful and so can Visitor Guides.
When Hubby and I first moved into our apartment, we grabbed a bunch of maps and tourist information about our city and state. They have really come in handy!
There are all sorts of places and activities that we were totally in the dark about.
We have found plenty of community events, scenic drives, parks, parades, etc that we would have completely missed otherwise!
So if you are looking for some more local date night ideas. Stop by your chamber of commerce and grab some tourist info. You may be surprised at what you have been missing in your own city!