As much as I love living by the beach, I'm not a volleyball fan. With that said, I do make a point to partake in the annual AVP Tour. Why? It's the beach scene that makes it a great day date idea, especially for a group date. Game tickets are not free, but walking around the vendor booths is! Some cool freebies include tote bags, frisbees, drinks, snacks and more. Afterward, hit the beach and/or local bars (do it early before everything gets packed).
For those who do enjoy professional volleyball tournament games, general admission is $20. For the upcoming game in Huntington Beach, buy tickets online now: (a) save 50% for Friday, June 4th, with a discount code AVPBOGO, so it'd be $10 each -OR- (b) save $5 for the rest of the weekend, $15 pp. More discounts may pop up closer to the other tour dates. By the way, sometimes you can watch the warm-up games for free (just look and ask).
The games bounce across the US beaches during summer, but here's the AVP tournament schedule for Southern California:
- June 3-6 Huntington Beach
- July 16-18 Hermosa Beach
- July 24-25 Malibu
- August 19-22 Manhattan Beach
- September 17-19 Hermosa Beach (finals)
Approximate cost of creative date idea = Free.
Actual value of the cheap date idea = Priceless.