18 Unique Global Date Ideas for Adventurous American Couples

(Last Updated On: )

Ever dreamt of sweeping your significant other off their feet with an extravagant gesture of love, only to remember you’re more likely to sweep the floor than charter a private jet? Well, if you had all the money in the world (which, let’s be honest, you don’t), here are 18 ludicrously romantic and utterly unattainable date ideas to fuel your fantasies.

18. Dine Underwater in the Maldives

barefoot, beach, beautiful, blue, couple, elegant, exotic, female, fun, girlfriend, happiness, hat, holding hands, holiday, honeymoon, jetty, leisure, lifestyle, love, luxury, maldives, male, man, nature, ocean, paradise, people, pier, relaxation, resort, romance, romantic, sand, sea, sky, summer, together, tourism, travel, travelling, tropical, turquoise, two, vacation, walking, water, white, woman, wooden, young

Image Credit: Shutterstock / Sven Hansche

Because why settle for a beach dinner when you can eat 20 feet below sea level, surrounded by fish judging your table manners? It’s the ultimate dinner with a view—if you don’t mind the commute.

17. Hot Air Balloon Over Cappadocia, Turkey

shutterstock 2036868146 1

Image Credit: Shutterstock / givaga

Float above ancient volcanic landscapes at sunrise, proving love really is in the air. Just ignore the small fact that it’s also filled with a couple of dozen other balloons.

16. Northern Lights in Lapland, Finland

shutterstock 1600638640

Image Credit: Shutterstock / Francky Ld

Cuddle under the aurora borealis, where the freezing temperatures ensure your date clings to you for warmth—or survival.

15. Lock Love Padlocks in Paris

shutterstock 1019625013 1

Image Credit: Shutterstock / Ekaterina Pokrovsky

Because nothing says eternal love like a padlock on a bridge, right? Just overlook the city’s plea to stop because it’s actually damaging the infrastructure.

14. Sleep in a Glass Igloo in Finland

shutterstock 597997043

Image Credit: Shutterstock / Iris van den Broek

Watch the northern lights from your bed because stepping outside in minus temperatures isn’t for everyone. It’s like camping if camping cost as much as a small car.

13. Private Island in the Caribbean

shutterstock 2294020641 1

Image Credit: Shutterstock / lexrvulescu

Nothing screams “I love you,” like buying an island for a weekend. It’s the thought that counts; clearly, you’re thinking, “I have too much money.”

12. Gondola Ride in Venice, Italy

shutterstock 403253374

Image Credit: Shutterstock / Efired

Because nothing’s more romantic than navigating through tourist-clogged canals, trying to ignore the gondolier’s hefty price for serenading you.

11. Tango in Buenos Aires, Argentina

shutterstock 1025272363 1 1

Image Credit: Shutterstock / BonnieBC

Learn to tango in the city that birthed it. It’s a passionate, fiery experience—much like your arguments over directions back at the hotel.

10. Overnight in a Castle in Ireland

architecture, ashford, built, castle, cong, culture, eire, europe, exterior, famous, flowers, fort, fortress, garden, gothic, graveyard, gray, green, grey, history, hotel, interior, ireland, irish, landmark, landscape, mayo, medieval, monastery, old, palace, panorama, panoramic, past, place, religion, republic, river, rock, saint, scene, stone, structure, tourist, traditional

Image Credit: Shutterstock / Kwiatek7

Why stay in a hotel when you can have a castle? Nothing says love like drafty rooms and the possibility of a ghostly third wheel.

9. Sunrise at Machu Picchu, Peru

shutterstock 389136313

Image Credit: Shutterstock / Anton_Ivanov

A hike that starts at 4 AM is sure to test your relationship almost as much as deciding where to eat. But hey, it’s the journey, not the destination, right?

8. Wine Tasting in Tuscany, Italy

shutterstock 2403980457 1

Image Credit: Shutterstock / barmalini

Drive through picturesque vineyards, sampling wines until you can’t tell your Chianti from your Merlot. It’s sophisticated day-drinking.

7. Cherry Blossoms in Kyoto, Japan

shutterstock 198582002 1

Image Credit: Shutterstock / Sean Pavone

Stroll under blooming cherry blossoms, which, like your love, are beautiful but tragically short-lived.

6. Private Jet to a New York Broadway Show

shutterstock 534020845 1

Image Credit: Shutterstock / Wangkun Jia

Fly to NYC for dinner and a show because you’re clearly in that tax bracket. Bonus points for not blinking at the ticket prices.

5. Couples Spa Day in Bali

shutterstock 1452540707 2 1

Image Credit: Shutterstock / Cocos.Bounty

Because nothing says romance like simultaneous colonics in a jungle paradise. At least the monkeys are free entertainment.

4. Desert Safari in Dubai

shutterstock 1565521369 1

Image Credit: Shutterstock / Creative Content Creator

Ride camels, watch belly dancing, and dine under the stars. It’s an opulent display of affection, marred only by the sand in places sand should never be.

3. Write Your Names on Iceland’s Black Sands

pexels marcantoine 2519484 1

Image Credit: Pexels / Marc-Antoine

Nothing beats declaring your love with a grand gesture of environmental vandalism. Plus, the cold ensures no one can see you shivering.

2. Serenade Under Juliet’s Balcony in Verona, Italy

pexels sadis 11354303 1

Image Credit: Pexels / sadis

Because nothing’s more authentic than reenacting a scene from a play about teenagers who knew each other for three days and died.

1. Zero Gravity Flight

pexels pixabay 267961 1

Image Credit: Pexels / Pixabay

Express your love in a weightless environment because if you’re going to throw money into the air, you might as well float with it.

A Love Letter to Your Bank Account

shutterstock 1464712100

Image Credit: Shutterstock / Prostock-studio

There you have it: 18 romantic adventures so absurdly extravagant that they make a Netflix night look like a grand gesture. Remember, it’s not about the money you spend but the credit limit you pretend to have. So dream big, lovebirds, and may your love soar as high as your imaginary private jet.

More Articles Like This…

Mastering Underwater Photography on Your Travels

One Day in…Ayutthaya, Thailand

Top 10 Honeymoon Destinations According to Tripadvisor 2024

The post 18 Unique Global Date Ideas for Adventurous American Couples was republished on Passing Thru with permission from The Green Voyage.

Featured Image Credit: Pexels / Darren Lawrence.

For transparency, this content was partly developed with AI assistance and carefully curated by an experienced editor to be informative and ensure accuracy.

Tips for Trip Success

Book Your Flight
Find an inexpensive flight by using Kayak, a favorite of ours because it regularly returns less expensive flight options from a variety of airlines.

Book Your Hotel or Special Accommodation
We are big fans of Booking.com. We like their review system and photos. If we want to see more reviews and additional booking options, we go to Expedia.

You Need Travel Insurance!
Good travel insurance means having total peace of mind. Travel insurance protects you when your medical insurance often will not and better than what you get from your credit card. It will provide comprehensive coverage should you need medical treatment or return to the United States, compensation for trip interruption, baggage loss, and other situations.Find the Perfect Insurance Plan for Your Tripimage 9133145 14418597

PassingThru is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.

To view PassingThru’s privacy policy, click here.

+ posts

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.