Broke and single in San Antonio? Turn on your dating app of choice, and try out these dates on a budget.
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Admire modern art at the McNay.
Enjoy highbrow entertainment at a low cost. Swing by the McNay on a Thursday evening to tour the first modern art museum in the State of Texas free of charge. The McNay, 6000 N. New Braunfels Ave., (210) 824-5368, mcnayart.org.
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People-watch at the Pearl Farmers Market.
Sip on a coffee, and idly observe shoppers cycle through the Pearl Farmers Market on a Saturday morning. The Pearl Brewery, 312 Pearl Parkway, atpearl.com/farmers_market.
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Hunt for treasures at a flea market.
Sift through lost and discarded splendor with your date at San Antonio's sprawling flea market, Traders Village. Traders Village, 9333 SW Loop 410 , (210) 623-8383, tradersvillage.com.
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Play a board game at Candlelight.
Order an espresso and bond over a game of Cranium or Monopoly at Candlelight, the cozy coffee shop tucked away in Tobin Hill. Candlelight Coffeehouse, 3011 N. St. Mary's St., (210) 738-0099, candlelightsa.com.
Photo via Facebook (Candlelight Coffeehouse, Wine Bar & Cafe)
Rock out to local music at the Mix.
Bored of humdrum coffee dates? Split a pitcher, and turn up the volume at eclectic rock venue, the Mix. The Mix, 2423 N. St Mary's St., (210) 735-1313, facebook.com/themix.sanantonio.
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Explore the Old Spanish Missions of San Antonio.
Pay a visit to San Antonio's very own UNESCO World Heritage Site, and snap a few Instagram-worthy pictures of the Spanish frontier missions to commemorate your date. San Antonio Missions National Historic Park, 6701 San Jose Dr., (210) 932-1001, nps.gov/saan.
Photo via Facebook (Missions of San Antonio)
Slum it at your favorite dive bar.
Ditch the lace and pearls for a shot of fernet at Faust Tavern. After enjoying a rail drink or three inside the Goethe-inspired haunt, split a piping hot fried chicken sammich at Crossroads Kitchen.
Faust Tavern, 517 E. Woodlawn Ave., (210) 257-0628, fausttavern.com.
Photo via Facebook (Ricardo Briones)
Release your inner child at the Yanaguana Gardens.
Visit the 4.1-acre playground and public art display at Hemisfair Park. Pack a picnic or splurge on a snack at a nearby cafe. Hemisphere Park, 434 S. Alamo St., hemisfair.org.
Photo via Facebook (Timothy McVain's Photography)
Root for the Spurs at the Friendly Spot.
Cant spring for tickets in the nosebleeds? Cheer on the Silver and Black over a draft beer at the Friendly Spot instead. The Friendly Spot, 943 S. Alamo St, (210) 224-2337, thefriendlyspot.com.
Photo via Facebook (The Friendly Spot Ice House)
Bee-why-oh-bee to date night.
Avoid lucrative markups on wine and beer by furnishing your own bottles of booze at a B.Y.O.B.-friendly restaurant, such as Thai Dee.
Thai Dee, 5307 Blanco Rd., (210) 342-3622, thaideesa.com.