What would make the perfect date for you?
What would make the perfect date for you?
Date night should happen more often, but we all know our busy schedules take over. Sometimes though, dates can be expensive and it can be hard to find a good location or venue on a budget.
Whether you’re having a date close to home, or travelling the world we’ve got you covered! Together with Angelic Diamonds, retailers of bespoke trilogy engagement rings, we advise you on making the most of your date no matter where you are in the world, with hidden costs included.
Romance in Rome
Rome is home to a lot of history and iconic landmarks that we all know – from the Trevi Fountain to the Pantheon, it’s a place we’ve always wanted to visit.
Home away from home
If you’re a lover of Football, attending an A.S Roma match might be on the cards for you. 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…
Where to go on a budget?
There is a lot to do for those travelling on a budget, so why don’t you head to one of the many chapels and soak up years’ worth of history? 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.
A cinema date in Rome would be perfect, and it won’t set you back too much financially. 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.
Love in London
London is home to some of the most elegant stores, restaurants and bars! 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.
Luxury in London
Afternoon tea might be a nice touch to your trip – at a sophisticated hotel. 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?
To keep the mind ticking!
You’ll be able to visit world class museums right in the heart of London, and the best part about this is that a lot of them are free to enter. The Natural History Museum, the National Portrait Gallery and Tate Modern are all free to enter — they are perfect options for cultural visits that’ll get those brain cells working. 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.
Classic cinema date
London hosts many fancy premieres and all the famous movie stars have walked the streets (or red carpet). 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!
Perfect in Paris
Paris is known as the city of love, and couples that visit are destined for greatness in their relationship. 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.
To the top!
You can’t be more impressive than taking your date to the Eiffel Tower on Valentine’s Day. 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!
Where to go on a budget?
Budgeting in Paris can be made simple, simply visit some of the most beautiful bridges in the world and take a picture with the River Seine as the backdrop. 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 bought cheap close by so if you don’t have one handy, don’t worry too much. 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.
If it rains
Raining can always put people off from doing what they want, if this is the case, why not head to a nice romantic 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).
Nice New York
A romantic trip to New York will be the trip you always remember. 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.
Romance in the sky
Something that is becoming more common for dates (and proposals) would be the helicopter ride above NYC. 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 Stature of Liberty and Central Park though, this is the perfect date to get your heart’s racing. Hold on tight!
The streets we all know
Head over to Central Park for a lovely evening, there’s nothing you can’t do in Central Park so you’ll never get bored. 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…
You can’t leave the Big Apple without going to the movies first, remember to let your date decide on the film! 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!