Besides taking a gondola ride around the canals of Naples, every year everyone flocks to admire the decorated boats and homes (this year on Saturday, Dec 19th, starting at 6 pm). Naples Island is next to Belmont Shore in Long Beach. The parade will pass by the 2nd Street bridge and continue along Alamitos Bay Marina. Make sure to get there early to avoid traffic and claim your spot on the bridge or canal. Bundle up because it will be chilly by the water. This is definitely a nice romantic (and free) thing to do around the holidays. If you want to catch dinner or a gondola ride beforehand or during the parade, you will want to make reservations ASAP. Enjoy!
Approximate cost of creative date idea = Free.
Actual cost of the cheap date idea = Priceless. Click here for map