It seems the only time people take the time to visit and explore the historic landmarks near to where they live is when visitors come from out of town. The fact is that these historic places can be a great place to go on a date.
Not only will the two of you learn new and interesting facts about the history and culture in the area where you live, they give a great opportunity to talk to your date in a casual atmosphere.
Many historic or culturally significant spots have no or small entrance fees. Even if they do have an entrance fee, many will have certain days where you can get in for a discounted price. Simply call to find out about any specials they may have.
If you enjoy the place, then it also makes for an excellent later date when the historic place has a special event.