Date night is a time where you can appreciate some quality time together and just focus on each other. Sometimes though, dates can be expensive and it can be hard to find a good location or venue on a budget.
With many romantic hotspots around the world, the next place you visit could be the place where he pops the big question! Together with Angelic Diamonds, retailers of bespoke halo engagement rings, we advise you on making the most of your date no matter where you are in the world, with hidden costs included.
Rome is home to many beautiful landmarks such as the Trevi Fountain, Colosseum and the Pantheon, making all dates in this city memorable and instagrammable!
For those who are fans of football, Rome will be like a home away from home. Attend an A.S. Roma football match 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…
Rome on a budget
A lot of the main attractions of Rome are free to visit, so why not take a stop by the Spanish Steps and indulge yourself with the Italian culture? 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.
If you’ve gone out to Rome with some money to spend, why not treat yourself to a lovely meal and cinema trip? 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 spend €17 (£14.96) on two cinema tickets.
London is full of culture and it would be a waste of a trip if you didn’t experience it all! If you want to enjoy this city properly, then you’ll need to know where to go. When it comes to dates in this city, the world really is your oyster.
Living the high-life
If you lead a luxurious life, why don’t you go for afternoon tea at London’s top hotels? 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 enjoying the pleasures of luxury, then why not book a superior queen room at £690 a night?
London on a budget
Although London is full of prestigious hotels, the city is enriched in a lot of history and is home to some of the best museums in the world.
A lot of museums in London have free admissions, so it might be worth a trip to The Natural History Museum! Once you’re bored of 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.
London has been the home to many movie premieres for huge franchises such as Harry Potter – where they shut down the entire area! 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, where 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!
The city of love. 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.
The only way is up
Valentine’s Day in Paris could be a monumental date for any couple – especially if you take a trip to the glittering Eiffel Tower at night. On this day, why not try booking in at 58 Tour Eiffel? It’ll cost you around €120 (£105.63) for each person, however, 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!
Paris on a budget
Paris has some of the most beautiful bridges across the Seine River. As a symbol of their love for one another, many Parisians use padlocks and lock them to the Pont des Arts Bridge, throwing away the key into the water.
Locks can be purchased nearby at local shops and will cost you very little. 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.
The classic date
The weather isn’t always reliable, and this can sometimes determine what happens on a date – in this case, why not head to a beautiful little restaurant? There, 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).
New York, America
New York would make the ultimate trip for a date. 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.
An unconventional tour
If you want to make this trip unforgettable, why not take your relationship to new heights? Literally. 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! With unparalleled views of the Empire State Building, the Statue of Liberty and Central Park though, this is the perfect date to get your heart’s racing. Hold on tight!
Streets that you might recognise
Take a walk around Central Park if you want to spend time in more of a relaxed environment. 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 you want something a bit more hectic, why not go to the financial district and become your very own Wolf of Wall Street. Just be careful, as it’s a jungle out there…
A romantic cinema trip
Being the set of many well-known movies, a trip to the cinema would end the perfect day. Take your date at the typical cost of $28 (£22.11). 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!