Things to do Thursday: Cheap dates

Is your wallet lacking cash? Or are you just trying to save up some money but you still want to have a fun time out with that special person in your life? You don’t need to spend a lot of money to have a great time. There are plenty of things to do around town for about $20 or less per person. Here are a few examples:

United Artist Theater Clovis: Missed a movie that you wanted to see that was recently in theaters? Well it’s most likely now playing at UA Clovis theater. And for only $3.00. They may not have stadium seating but at least you’ll be able to afford some popcorn and sodas without draining your entire bank account!

Cal Skate Clovis: Not only is roller skating fun, but it’s a great work out for those legs! And it’ll make you feel like you’re back in junior high again! They also offer a discount for those who pay in cash. With the cash discount you’ll pay $9.00 per person. You can save even more money if you bring in your own skates.

Gateway Ice Center: Ice skating is a blast! But make sure to dress warm. (even if going in the middle of June) Admission is $7.00 plus an additional $4.00 for the skate rental.

Metal Mark: A day pass at this rock climbing gym will cost you only $15 and offer a “full package” of equipment rental if you don’t have any for only $6. They also offer fitness classes and monthly passes.

Woodward Park: Pack up a healthy lunch into a basket and grab a blanket. Enjoy the day outdoors and have a nice relaxing picnic date.

Engelmann Winery: Check out last week’s “Things to do Thursday” post.

Drive In Theater: I haven’t been to a drive in theater since a kid but I think it would be a great way to spend a date night. Unfortunately all the theaters in Fresno have shut down but a quick 30 minute drive will get you to the Madera drive in theater.

Bowling: Check out this past post: Things to do Thursday: Bowlerama

Mini Golf: Check out this past post: Things to do Thursday: Mini Golf

Or just stay in with a bottle of wine and a few different board games.

Still need more ideas? Check out these 50 cheap date ideas from Marie Claire.
And leave any other ideas you have in our comments section.

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Things To Do Thursday: Bowlerama!

I’m in the midst of watching the Big Lebowski and drinking a beer to get into the right state of mind for this post. (Which in my opinion, is pretty much the best movie ever made!) Does anyone else get as excited about bowling as I do? It only got better with age when I realized there were bars in every bowling alley in Fresno. (Besides Fresno State)

I tend to get quite competitive when it comes to bowling, although I tend to lose every time. Even when losing the game, I still have a blast every time. It never gets old listening to the rumble of the bowling balls hitting pins all around you and watching the little animations on the screens after every turn. Bowling is great for the fact that you can play alone, with your significant other, or with a huge group of friends.

There are 4 bowling alleys in Fresno to check out.
Sierra Lanes- 6450 N. Blackstone Ave (Blackstone & Sierra)
Cedar Lanes- 3131 N Cedar Ave (Cedar & Shields)
Rodeo Lanes- 140 Shaw Ave (Shaw & Minnewawa)
Fresno State Recreation Center ( plus pool tables)

“F*#k it dude. Let’s go bowling.”- Walter Sobchak