Bowling is a casual date idea for anytime, even on your birthday!
I just signed up for AMF eClub to get emails for a free bowling offer, a birthday bowling offer, and more! The online form is simple and quick: your email address, your name, birth date (no year required), zip code, and 2 side questions. My coupon arrived the next day, which is good for one free bowling game per person up to 10 friends with an expiration date of 30 days of issue. So I suggest to hold off on signing up until you need it, with at least one day in advance when you want to use it. This is a fantastic idea for a casual group date, maybe even a surprise birthday party for a loved one. Heck, if you two love bowling that much, sign up for the eClub in early February so that you can go bowling for free on Valentine's Day! Rental shoes are additional, so bring your own if you got it.
Based on your zip code, you can select one of the four nearest AMF bowling alleys. Close to Huntington Beach, the options are in Garden Grove, Anaheim, Cerritos, and Fullerton. As for Hermosa Beach, other locations include Torrance, Westchester, Los Angeles, and Santa Monica. Bowling alleys are normally open daily, but check the website for the hours of location nearest you.
If you love bowling, check out $2 Bowling on Cheap Date Idea #70 in Irvine or Cheap Date Idea #61 in Anaheim, which also offers Sunday Brunch and Bowling for only $11 pp.
Approximate cost of creative date idea = FREE Games + Paid Shoe Rentals.
Actual value of the cheap date idea = $60.
Kiss & Tell Date Idea by @OCDeals