Date night is the time where you put the outside world on hold and focus on just the two of you. Sometimes though dates can be expensive and it can be hard to find a good location or venue on a budget.
A trip abroad could definitely take your relationship to the next stage- together with Angelic Diamonds, retailers of bespoke round engagement rings we advise you on making the most of your date no matter where you are in the world with hidden costs included:
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A trip to Rome
Rome is home to thousands of years worth of history and this could make your date one of education and discovery.
It’s also one for the football lovers-
If you’re a fan of football why not head to an A.S Roma game and put yourself in an electrifying environment? At the grand Stadio Olimpico you can buy a ticket for €100 (£88.02). Just make sure you’re both football fans before you go, as it’ll be slightly awkward if one of you is bored when surrounded by screaming fans…(been there, done that!)
It can be free and meaningful-
Rome on a budget is a thing as there are plenty of places that you can visit for free. Why not head to the Trevi Fountain and throw a penny in for good luck? Once you’re done you could take a stroll to one of the many cafes nearby so that you can sit and people watch to your heart’s content (minimal spend on a coffee not counted!)
A special cinema trip-
A trip to the cinema could be the perfect place to go if you’re not wanting to spend too much money. In Rome you can expect to pay €21 (£18.48) for your taxi and €57 (£50.17) for your meal for two in one of Rome’s fine restaurants. To top it all off you can expect to spend €17 (£14.96) on two cinema tickets.
A trip to London
London is full of culture, being home to different shops, restaurants and pubs that will make sure that there is never a dull moment! If you want to enjoy this city properly then you need to swat up on where to go- when it comes to dates in this city the world really is your oyster.
A touch of luxury-
If you like the finer things in life why not head to a luxury hotel in London and have afternoon tea? At £50 per person you and your date could enjoy tea, scones and sandwiches at the prestigious Claridge’s Hotel in Mayfair. If you are both feeling flush then why not also book a superior queen room at £690 a night?
A touch of knowledge-
Knowledge is key, and London is home to museums and galleries to account for all tastes. There are a lot of free museums in London for you both to visit such as The Natural History Museum. Once you’re done with the museums head over to Westminster Bridge to see Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament. This also isn’t too far from the Southbank where you can pick up some delicious street food or take in the great views all around you.
A cinematic paradise-
London is host to many movie premieres so you might just see the red carpet rolled out. If you’re not on the guest-list then why not take your date to the cinema for £23? If you get hungry you can always get a meal including wine and dessert for £66. Don’t forget to hit the bars on your way out- a pint will typically set you back £4.41 and a cocktail will cost £9 – not bad when you’re living it up in the capital and far cheaper than my home town!
A trip to Paris
Paris is known as the city of love so this makes it the perfect place for you to go to for a date. Tourists come from far and wide to have a great time with their significant other and this could be you too. Home to many of the world’s greatest writers and artists, Paris oozes chic everywhere you walk through its many streets.
Taking a date to new heights-
A trip to the Eiffel Tower might make this date the best you’ve ever been on – especially if you visit on Valentine’s Day where it’s shining against the black sky. On this day why not try booking in at 58 Tour Eiffel? It’ll cost you around €120 (£105.63) for each person, however and if you’d like a seat in the window to witness the spectacular views then you can pay the extra €30 (£26.41) to really take your romance to dizzying heights!
Budgeting in Paris-
Walking across some of the most beautiful bridges in Paris will be worth it especially if you’re on a budget – you’ll have a beautiful backdrop of Paris in the background of your pictures after all. Couples, as a symbol of their love for one another use padlocks and lock them to the Pont des Arts Bridge throwing away the key into the water.
It will probably be the cheapest date you’ve ever been on with locks only being a couple of euros each. Be warned though, as Paris officials are urging couples to stop so that the bridges can be protected; instead, why not take the lock home as a reminder of that great date you had together.
A romantic meal-
A nice restaurant in the city doesn’t have to cost the earth. A meal for two including wine and dessert will typically cost around €65 (£57.21). Afterwards, if you head over to the cinema it’ll cost you €20 (£17.60) each.
A trip to New York
The Big Apple offers something for everyone – with the theatres of Broadway, the neon-lit Times Square and skyscrapers like the Empire State Building, the possibilities really are endless.
A trip in the sky-
A private helicopter tour of New York’s famous landmarks will set you back around $1,500 (£1,184.40) so you’ll need to get saving if this sounds like the perfect date for you – but it will never be a date that you forget! With unparalleled views of the Empire State Building, the Stature of Liberty and Central Park though, this is the perfect date to get your heart’s racing. Hold on tight!
Recreating movie scenes-
We’ve all seen Central Park in a movie so why not recreate an iconic movie moment? You’ll be Audrey Hepburn in the making. Or, if you’re feeling peckish you could go to the restaurant featured in Where Harry Met Sally; you’ll be quoting lines from the film in no time! If that’s not enough, take a walk down to the financial district if you and your date want to feel part of the glamour and excitement of the Wolf of Wall Street. Just be careful, as it’s a jungle out there…
Let’s go to the movies!
You can’t leave NYC without going to the movies. Take your date at the typical cost of $28 (£22.11) each. Perhaps a meal would complement this date nicely? Including wine and dessert, you can expect a meal for two to cost you $111 (£87.66). After that, the two of you could paint the town red in some of Manhattan’s best rooftop bars. A cocktail will likely cost $14 (£11.06) and a pint of lager around $7 (£5.53). Enjoy!