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Best Date Ideas On A Budget In Orange County

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Want to keep that spark alive in your marriage, but feeling a little tight on your budget? Keeping the romance alive in your marriage does not always need to break the bank, and these are some creative ways to enjoy a date night in Orange County on a budget.

Romantic Venues
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The Deck On Laguna
Pacific Edge Hotel
627 Sleepy Hollow Ln
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
(949) 494-6700

Start off your evening with cocktails at The Deck on Laguna at sunset. The Deck on Laguna is located on a casual oceanfront deck with panoramic views to enjoy while sipping on your favorite cocktail. After watching the sunset at The Deck on Laguna, hold hands while strolling along Sleepy Hollow beach, located right in front of the restaurant.

Fun Activities
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Balboa Island Ferry & Balboa Island
410 S Bay Front
Newport Beach, CA 92662
(949) 673-1070

Since 1919, Balboa Island Ferry has been the go-to service for drivers and passengers headed to Balboa Island in Newport for some fun in the sun. Once at Balboa Island, there's plenty to do on your date. From parasailing, whale watching, building sand castles, water sports and fishing to surf camp and great restaurants, take your date on a fun day or night out!

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Balboa Fun Zone
600 E Bay Ave
Newport Beach, CA 92661
(949) 673-0408

Take a ride across the historic Balboa Island Ferry for an exhilarating date night at The Balboa Fun Zone. Sneak a kiss on the Ferris wheel, compete in a game of pinball, and share a Balboa Bar while walking along the boardwalk. Relive the romance from your first day at this fun night together in Orange County.

Adventure Seekers
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Pirate Coast Paddle Company
1131 Back Bay Dr
Newport Beach, CA 92660
(949) 278-0011

Have an adventurous date night at the Pirate Coast Paddle Company. Aside from regular paddleboarding, take part in their ultimate glowing paddle adventure with SUP Glow Night tours. As one of their most popular tours, you'll get to paddle through the water on a board equipped with waterproof LED lighting that makes for a glowing experience on the water. The experience is offered Friday and Saturday nights through the summer months of June through September.

Nature Lovers
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Crescent Bay Point Park
Crescent Bay Dr
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
(949) 497-0716

Order a gourmet picnic basket from Maro Wood Grill, and bring your loved one for a picnic dinner at Crescent Bay Point Park overlooking the majestic Pacific Ocean. Savor gourmet cheeses, meats and snacks inside of the gourmet basket while getting close to nature with your loved one. It will be an unforgettable romantic date night that won't break the bank.

Related: LA's Best-Tasting Cheap Meals

Wine & Dine
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Sol Cocina
251 Pacific Coast Hwy
Newport Beach, CA 92660
(949) 675-9800

Take your special someone on a date to Newport Beach's Col Cocina for some great Mexican fare. This upscale, Baja inspired restaurant is a great place to throw down some margaritas with your date, while enjoying the authentic flavors and stylish presentation of the Mexican food here.

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