Valentine’s Day date ideas for couples on a student budget

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The day to celebrate love and friendship is here again! Are you still thinking of what to do with your other half or friends? Below you can find six ideas, and all of them are affordable or free to be easy on your student budget.

1. Valentine’s Date Night at the Museum

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5 p.m. – 8 p.m. Feb. 14 | 5700 Lindell Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63112

The Missouri History Museum is filled with several love-related activities. You can leave a love note for your favorite piece in the museum, eat chocolate and watch vintage classroom films about dating and love. There also will be a special dinner in the museum’s restaurant, Bixby’s, which will include love-letter readings from the archives from Missouri Historical Society President Fran Levine and Library and Collections Director Chris Gordon.

2. Go back in time with your other half or best friend.

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Does your mind ever wander back to the time when you and your best friend or significant other met? Do you ever wish you could go back and relive that moment? Well what better time to celebrate meeting them than Valentine’s Day? Take a trip down memory lane by going to eat at the restaurant from your first date or grab some snacks and snuggle up to watch the movie you both went to see for the first time.

3. Fraser Leonard Fine Art Gallery celebrates love

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3 p.m. Feb. 12 through Feb. 19 | 824 S. Main St. in St. Charles

Head over to Fraser Leonard Fine Art Gallery for their special show “Celebrating Love.” The reception will include refreshments and goodie bags of candies for the first 50 guests. The Keough String Quartet will perform as well. For more details contact Fraser Leonard at 314-853-3695 or fraser.leonard@sbcglobal.net.

4. The classic dinner date

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3 p.m. – 9 p.m. Feb. 14

Take your other half or group of friends for a dinner out. All-time classic that never grows old. Food with your favorite people is guaranteed good time. For example, White Castle burger chain is serving up a special Valentine’s meal with candles, table-side service and romantic decor. Dinner is served from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. Call ahead to make a reservation.

5. Chocolate Factory Tour

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Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Saturday 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
5025 Pattison Ave. St. Louis, Missouri 63110

Share your love for chocolate with your Valentine by taking a free tour of the chocolate factory. For more information or to make a reservation, go here.

6. Valentine’s Day with Erin Bode  

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Feb. 14 at 7:30 p.m. | 3536 Washington Ave. in Grand Center

Music lovers can spend Valentine’s Day at one of St. Louis’ premier jazz clubs. Jazz at the Bistro welcomes St. Louis favorite Erin Bode for an evening of fantastic music. Tickets start at $25 a person. For more information go to here.

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