Picnic in the Gardens Melbourne has some amazing (and very romantic) gardens. The Botanical Gardens are a particular highlight; acres of grass, flowers of every colour and plenty of room to spread out a picnic rug.
Enjoy an indulgent chocolate walking tour of the Melbourne CBD
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For a perfect evening, go to the Queen Victoria Markets on your way and buy some fresh dips, cheese and produce. Grab yourself a bottle of champagne and be prepared for a perfect night under the stars.
Stroll Along St Kilda Beach St Kilda beach is lovely (if sometimes a little crowded) in the warmer months. Head to St Kilda beach and spend the day relaxing and swimming on the beach. Next, head to Acland St and choose a delicious ice-cream, and stroll along the pier. Finally, finish the day with some fish and chips on the beach.
Go to the Movies
The movies are always a great date night, but by the time you buy dinner, popcorn and a ticket, you can end up spending a small fortune. A great way to save some money is to go to on the cheaper movie days.
Start the week off in style by going to Nova on a Monday night, when tickets are cheaper. For a bit of budget romance, buy a glass of bubbly from the Nova bar, which you can take into the theatre with you.
Finish the date off with a bit of decadence; I would suggest popping around the corner to Brunetti (Faraday Street). Indulge in some cheesiness and share a dessert.
Eat In Who says you need to go out on a date? Instead of opting for takeaway or two-minute noodles, cook a romantic meal together. Cooking together can be fun – if you pick something easy and stress free to make! Indulge in some wine while cooking, and (as corny as it may sound), buy some candles to set a romantic mood.
Picnic in the park is always a good date. Even if you have a steady relationship, surprise your lover with a "date night" - make a picnic basket with a few goodies. Fairly inexpensive but fellas, she will appreciate the effort and he surprise!