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5 Date Ideas with a College Budget in Mind

By Savannah Parrow

As Valentine’s Day quickly approaches, many couples face the troubling dilemma about how or where the holiday should be spent. The holiday is centered around copious ideas of what suffices for a date, and many are not wallet friendly for those who are on a strict budget like many college students are. If penny saving is a goal one would like to achieve this holiday, consider a few ideas as listed, for a fun, budget orientated date.

For the couple that loves to be athletic, think of attending Love, Give, Live, a 5k running event taking place Feb. 11 in Downtown Tampa’s Water Works Park from 7:30-10:30 a.m. The event has no admission cost; however, the Life Link Legacy Fund will happily accept any donations.

For the couple that enjoys live music, there is an event that will be hosted by University of South Florida called Steinway Series that is open to the public. The event will take place Feb. 12, at 4 p.m in the USF School of Music Barness Recital Hall. The admission costs only $10 per student with a valid student identification card and $15 for general admission tickets.

For the couple that enjoys the arts, consider attending Tampa Repertory Theatre to watch a new show called “Dog Act.” The event takes place Feb. 13 at 7:30 p.m and the admission tickets costs $10 per person.

For the couple that wants to celebrate the holiday locally, join Saint Leo University for the event Saint Leo City Limits Sweethearts at the Blackbox Theatre in the Benedictine Hall on Feb. 15 for an evening of popular love songs. The event is free admission and open to the public; however, Saint Leo will gladly accept $10 donations that will benefit the growing music program. A dessert reception will begin at 6:30 p.m. and will be followed shortly thereafter with the performance beginning at 7 p.m.

Lastly, The Pioneer Florida Museum and Village is an ideal option for the couple who loves history. Located at the museum and village are 12 unique locations that guide visitors through picturesque old Florida and historic artifacts dated back to the 1800s-1900s. The museum is located right in Dade City from Tuesdays through Saturday at 10a.m. to 5p.m. Admission costs $4 for all students who present a valid school ID.

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