It’s no surprise that when you hit the road, you’re eager to experience all your destination has to offer—but those unforgettable travel adventures can add up sometimes. With Valentine’s Day around the corner, you may be wondering how to spend it (and don’t worry—we’ve got you covered there).
You may already have your trip or date for the weekend booked, in fact; yet should you find yourself eyeing the budget as the holiday approaches, we’ve taken the time to make sure your options don’t have to break the bank. After all, you might already be in one of the world’s most romantic cities, perfectly poised to enjoy its sweeping water vistas, buildings with elaborate (and old) facades, or endless parade of restaurants and bars. Perhaps your tickets for a special performance or show are already in hand.
Alternatively, you may just now be taking advantage of an irresistible last-minute getaway deal for President’s Day or Valentine’s Day, and you’re about to take flight (if so, look out for Delta’s special cupcakes and rosé wine this weekend). Perhaps the highlight of your trip is the ultra-romantic hotel you’ve booked—one high on charm, eye-catching interiors, world-class cuisine, phenomenal service, and overall value. Beyond that, you know you want the weekend to be a knockout, but cozy and low-key is how you want to go on the dinner front.
If these grand plans haven’t left much room for more, fear not. At T+L, we appreciate luxury, but don’t believe you have to break the bank in order to create a memorable experience. Look no further than these budget-friendly dinner date ideas in 11 cities worldwide to understand what we mean. You may be able to eat dinner for two affordably—$50 or less—at these beloved eateries, but trust us, you won’t lose in flavor, substance, or atmosphere.