Ready to get luxurious and want some expensive date ideas to get fancy?
You’re getting tired of the same old regular date routines – and you’re ready to really wine and dine. Perhaps you’re out to impress a new love. Or maybe you’re celebrating an anniversary. Or maybe you’re even planning a proposal!
Whatever it is – we’re talking BIG. BIG money. BIG expense. BIG impressions. BIG fun. We have it all.
Expensive Date Ideas
Here are some of our favorite most luxurious although sometimes expensive dates:
If you’ve ever taken a helicopter tour, you know it’s far more romantic than any airplane ride. In a helicopter, you can see everything.
That’s why it’s the top date shown on the Bachelor – it seems that they’re always on a helicopter date!
Whether you’re coptering over the city, teeming waterfalls, cascading mountains, or turquoise waters, you literally cannot go wrong with this one (unless they’re afraid of heights).
As if a helicopter ride isn’t romantic enough, stopping off for a picnic with a view can add the final touch.
Depending on where you live, many helicopter tours offer picnics in a remote location.
If you’re not flying above the water, you might as well be floating on it!
Being on the water is one of the most romantic experiences that you can give your partner.
To enhance the romance, go on a yacht dinner cruise.
Yacht + candlelit dinner + sunset over the water = winning!
Rent a Luxurious Car
If your partner is a car fanatic, renting a luxurious car could be the perfect fancy date idea.
There’s lots of companies out there that allow you to rent expensive cars for the day.
From there, the skies the limit – drive along the coast, head out through the countryside, cruise into the mountains – let the day take you where it will.
Hire a Chef
Going out for dinner is so routine! Instead of taking your date out for dinner tonight, hire a chef to come to your home and cook for you.
This makes your meal a lot more personal, and is a great way to mix up the traditional dinner date.
Hire a Private jet
Ready to become part of the Mile High Club? Hiring a private jet is sure to impress!
You can use your jet to fly from city to city, having breakfast, lunch, and dinner each in a different city.
Head to the Airport
If money is of no concern, head to the airport and take the next flight out.
Where will you end up? Will it be Paris? Prague? New York? Venice? Let fate decide.
Knock something off the Bucket list
What’s something your partner has always dreamed of doing?
Have they always wanted to go skydiving? Or maybe they dream of staying in an overwater bungalow?
Maybe they’ve always wanted to ride in a submarine?
Whatever it is, it’s time to knock it off their list.
We did this one day when I told my soon-to-be-husband at the time that I would love to fly a plane one day. He started googling, and we had a flight lesson booked the very next day, where we got to fly a small plane (with the instructor-of course) that day!
Ride in a Submarine
Speaking of riding in a submarine, how many people do you know that can say they’ve actually done that?
For a truly unique and luxurious experience, head down deep in the land of the fish.
Wine Tasting Tour
We don’t know many people who don’t love wine – and if wine tasting is your thing, taking a winery tour can make for a great luxury date.
Book yourselves a limo to take you from vineyard to vineyard sampling the different wines and making a toast to the two of you.
Every woman dreams of her Pretty Woman moment – and now’s your chance to give it to her.
Head into the city and let her shop. No limits. If she likes, she buys. It doesn’t get much more luxurious than that.
Depending on who you hire, this could get pricey. But you have to admit, your own private concert would be super romantic.
Get them to play “your” song and dance together under the stars.
Hot Air Balloon Ride
If you liked the idea of a helicopter ride, a hot air balloon ride could be right up your alley too.
Rent a private balloon for two with some wine.
For bonus points, rent the balloon for an entire day and have it stop off for a picnic at a super secret romantic location.
Spa dates can be pretty traditional, but they can also be really luxurious too. If you are going for luxury, opt for a full day at the spa with everything on the menu – massages, therapies, baths, mani/pedis – treat your date to the full spa experience.
Anyone can go clubbing, but if you want to make it a more of a lavish experience, opt in for the bottle service.
Rent the Movie Theater
Your partner will definitely never expect this one. But if you have the extra cash lot spend on a date, you can surprise them by renting the entire movie theater.
Wait for a movie they’ve been waiting to see, decorate the runway with rose petals, and enjoy a one-on-one movie experience.
Some theaters started doing this in the Summer after 2020, and we did it once, and surprisingly…it wasn’t even expensive!
When many people think of high class and swanky experiences, they often think of the opera.
It’s like the concert of the rich.
Make your date feel like royalty by getting all dressed up and heading to the opera for a special date night.
Rent the Amusement Park
Okay, this one might be going a little too far – but we’ve seen it on the Bachelor right?
You’d have to pull a lot of strings for this one, but rent the entire amusement park for just you and your date. No line ups, no waits – just fun all day long.
Horse and Carriage
Most young girls dream of being a fairy tale princess – now’s your time to make her feel like one.
Take her to a dreamy little town that offers horse and carriage rides, and then stroll through the town after.
Alternatively, depending on where you live, you may also be able to find a horse and carriage rental that comes right to your doorstep!
5 Star Hotel
There’s lots of luxury hotels out that offer it all. If you’re looking for a great overnight date, take them to a 5 star luxury hotel that offers all the perks and amenities.
More Luxury Date Ideas to Try
- Fine dining experience at a Michelin-starred restaurant
- Private cooking class with a renowned chef
- Private island getaway with exclusive accommodations
- Private shopping experience with a personal stylist
- Photography session with a professional photographer
- Ski or snowboarding lesson with a professional instructor
- Poolside cabana rental with a personal attendant
- wildlife safari with a guide
- hot springs soak with a view of the mountains
- After hours jewelry shopping – Sweet Home Alabama anyone?
So there you have it – a range of luxurious sometimes expensive date ideas to spoil your partner and create unforgettable memories.
Whether you’re looking for adventure, relaxation, indulgence, or a combination of all three, these expensive dates offer a variety of experiences to suit your tastes. (Check out these cheap date ideas if you need some after your lavish night out!)
And while they may come with a hefty price tag, the memories and experiences they provide are truly priceless.
So go ahead, treat yourself and your loved one to a night (or day) of extravagance and let the good times roll!
Sara, a seasoned expert in wedding planning and date ideas, brings a wealth of experience to our couples blog. With a background in the television industry and hands-on involvement in a dozen weddings, including working as a wedding assistant on "My Fair Wedding with David Tutera," Sara has an innate understanding of the magic that makes weddings truly special. Growing up with four sisters has given her unique insights into the dating world, making her a go-to source for practical and heartfelt dating advice. Her knowledge and enthusiasm make her the perfect guide for couples seeking to infuse their relationships with creativity and love.