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7 Dates That Won't Break The Bank

A week worth of dates that won't break the bank—what more could you ask for? How about $500 to help pay for wedding rings? We've got your back there too! From checking out new openings to enjoying free events around Raleigh, you can pack in quality time on practically no dime at all. Check out a week of date ideas and complete two to be entered to win a $500 gift certificate to Diamonds Direct at Crabtree. See bottom for details on how to enter.

SATURDAY
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Set Out to Find Raleigh's Sunflower Field on the Neuse River Trail

If you're really trying to wow 'em go here and go now. The Neuse River Trail is a 27.5 mile adventure course that will never leave you bored—especially when a stunning sunflower patch is in full bloom. Venture out to catch the flowers before the July heat wilts them away.

Get Outdoors and Explore the Neuse River Trail
Free   .  Neuse River Trail   .  Raleigh
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SUNDAY
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Get a Scoop at Two Roosters Ice Cream

Even if you can't swing the Grand Opening on Sunday, you can still stop by their new shop Tuesday–Sunday.

Get a Scoop at Two Roosters Ice Cream
$   .  Two Roosters Ice Cream   .  Raleigh
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MONDAY
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Grab a Larger Than Life Slice at Benny Capitale's

Wash away the Monday blues at Benny Capitale's, the brand new pizza spot on Fayetteville. Benny's does things a little different—their pizzas are 28" meaning a slice is going to be bigger than your face. Way bigger. It's not fancy eating, but it's certainly tasty.

Grab a Larger Than Life Slice at Benny Capitale's
$   .  Benny Capitale's   .  Raleigh
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TUESDAY
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Cool Down at Vita Vite

When the heat index is hitting 100 an ice cold drink and some solid AC is all you can ask for. Vita Vite provides both with style. Choose the drink of the moment, frosé, a frozen rosé drink that'll wash away your sweaty day and might even make the covered patio tolerable (that swing is pretty irresistible). If you can't take the heat, take refuge inside with frosé or beer and a charcuterie plate to share.

Blend Fine Wine & Art at Vita Vite
$   .  Vita Vite Midtown   .  Raleigh
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WEDNESDAY
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See the City from Dorothea Dix

Bring a blanket and a picnic, a book, your dog or bring it all to enjoy some quality time together drinking in the view of the Raleigh skyline.

See the City from Dorothea Dix
Free   .  Flowers Field at Dorothea Dix Park   .  Raleigh
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FRIDAY
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Feast on Fresh Oysters at The Cortez Seafood + Cocktail

PSA: Cortez offers $1 oysters every night from 5-7p! Grab a table with your date to share a dozen and drinks.

Feast on Fresh Oysters at The Cortez Seafood + Cocktail
$$   .  The Cortez Seafood + Cocktail   .  Raleigh
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Past Experiences
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Celebrate National Ice Cream Day at the Two Roosters Grand Opening

The Two Roosters Ice Cream Grand Opening promises a super sweet date. You've probably seen Two Roosters dishing out their homemade flavors around town in their signature teal truck, now their moving on up with a brick-and-mortar. Come celebrate the occasion on, of all days, National Ice Cream Day!

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Celebrate National Ice Cream Day at the Two Roosters Grand Opening
$   .  Two Roosters Ice Cream   .  Raleigh
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Sip, Shop & Flower Crown at Diamonds Direct's 20% Off Summer Showcase

Flower crowns, custom cocktails, the Lil' Photo Bus, Locopops and 20% off diamonds? If we're talking your language, Diamonds Direct's Summer Designer Showcase is a must. Plus, we're giving away $500!

To enter to win the $500 Diamonds Direct gift certificate you must:
- Choose at least two of the dates mentioned above (one MUST be the Diamonds Direct Summer Showcase)
- Post your kickass pictures on Instagram with the #getofflineXdiamondsdirect
- Your Instagram account must be public
- We'll announce a winner on Wednesday 7/26

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Sip, Shop & Flower Crown at Diamonds Direct's 20% Off Summer Showcase
Free   .  Diamonds Direct Crabtree   .  Raleigh
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Catch a Flick for Free at RLT

Gather your blankets and chairs to chill out on a summer evening with a free outdoor film presented by Raleigh Little Theatre and Raleigh Brewing Company. Yes, there will be local beer!

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Catch a Flick for Free at RLT: La La Land (2016)
Free   .  Raleigh Little Theatre   .  Raleigh
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