Are you tired of spending money at the same old movie theater? Are you looking for some fresh date ideas? Well, you are in luck! Albuquerque is filled with some great date ideas that can fit into anyone’s budget. Here are five new places to go on a date right here in Albuquerque. There are prices for everyone’s budget and settings that will comply with every couple’s personalities.
1. Empire Board Game Library
If you are into playing board games, then this is the place for you! With a cute coffee shop setting, you will be amazed at being surrounded by every game you can possibly think of. At first this may seem a little overwhelming to you, but there are experts to help you choose, set up, and understand the game before you even start playing. With each person at only $3.00 per hour, you can’t beat the prices. The coffee is delicious and fairly priced, and they even have tasty treats to satisfy that sweet tooth. Enjoy your next date at Empire Board Game Library, in a quiet setting where you can laugh and talk, and you won’t be disappointed!
2. The Box Performance Space/Improv
Are you and your date looking for a good laugh? Then this is the place for you! Get ready for some of the best improv in Albuquerque! Spend the night laughing where audience participation is an absolute must. Did I mention that they have popcorn and drinks for only $1.00? Way better than the movie theater prices! For students, seniors, and veterans, prices are $8.00 per person, otherwise it’s $10.00.
3. The Albuquerque Zoo
Now that the weather is warming up, why not spend the day outside looking at adorable animals? The zoo is the place to be on a warm spring day. There are plenty of grassy and shaded areas to bring along a picnic, or if you prefer, there are plenty of restaurants with delicious dishes. If you choose, you can also do the combo day and visit the Aquarium. That’s right, two dates in one! They even have prices special for New Mexico residents. If you are a resident of New Mexico, the prices are as follows, Adults (13-64) are $9 or $15 for the combo day. Seniors (65+) are $4.50 or $8 for the combo day. Children (3-12) are $4 or $6 for the combo day. Children under 3 are free.
4. Nickel City Game Room and Prize Center
Not into the outdoors? We have great date ideas for you too! At Nickel City, general admission is only $1.99! Here you will be surrounded by dozens of fun arcade games. Many of the games are free, while others take points from a purchased Fun Card. The most basic Fun Card starts at $1.00 and it gets you twenty points to play towards games, however you can choose to put as many points on the card as you would like. Once you run out of points you can go back to playing the free games. There’s a snack bar to curb that hunger, and a prize section where you can turn in any tickets you have won. What’s better than a date where you can set your own budget?
5. Max’s Magic Shop
Are you looking to add a little magic to your date? Look no further. Max performs skilled and awe-inspiring magic tricks that will leave wanting more! At only $15.00 per person, you won’t be disappointed with the show. Max also has a magic shop where you can find anything you need to do a few tricks of your own. Through the rest of April, if you mention the promo code ABQMAGIC, you can receive a 10% discount on anything you purchase in the store.
Bonus Date at the Escape Room!
Are you looking to add a little adventure to your date? Then this is the place for you. Whether it’s a first date, anniversary date, or you just want your date to stick around for an hour, you will have a suspenseful time as you attempt to solve riddles and puzzles to get yourselves out of the room before time is up. Rates start at $28.00 per person, but if you use the promo code ABQDATE to purchase your tickets, you can get $5 per person! Did I mention that this is a great place to go for group dates as well?