Planning ‘Date Night’ can be a challenge for the budget conscious, as we all want to experience the great quality of life that Zurich has to offer…while saving a few francs along the way. Girlfriend Guide is thrilled to share some tips from their ‘Franc Savvy’ column with Hello Switzerland readers this month to help provide a little inspiration for not allowing Zurich’s traditionally high prices deter you from a fun date night out on the town.
The usual CHF 18 film ticket is only CHF 12 on Mondays. Plus, many restaurants offer a special Monday menu to help you keep racking up the saved francs and make it a complete date night. Both Imagine Sihl City and Commercio Stadelhofen offer special deals on Mondays.
Arts & Culture
The prestigious collection at the Kunsthaus Zurich is free of charge on Wednesdays. Spend a couple hours exploring several areas complete with astounding Paintings, Sculptures, Drawings and Photography covering multiple time periods and art styles.
Save on restaurant rates, but still enjoy a nice meal outside the home. Pack your picnic basket, plates and blanket, then stop by one of Zurich’s many delicious fresh markets to pick out a few items you have never tried before, and find a cozy park spot to enjoy your meal. Bring a few candles and your ipod speakers to add a little romantic ambiance.
Save a few francs and feel healthy doing it! From May through October, bikes may be rented free of charge 7 days a week at 3 locations throughout Zurich, including: Globus City, Bukliplatz and Bahnhof Enge. Hop on your bikes and explore a part of the city you have never been to before or enjoy a nice, leisurely (flat) ride along the lake!
Romantic Lake Cruise
For a simply relaxing and romantic experience, hop onboard the ferry of Lake Zurich, particularly at dusk. For approximately CHF 20, you can enjoy the one-hour boat ride, and an Eichhoff for two, while soaking in the beautiful coastline. This is still one of the best entertainment bargains our city of Zurich has to offer!
There’s a great Buy 1 Get 1 Free program like Easy Dining for dinner out deals.