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Luxurious Activities That Are Really Worth Trying

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Whether alone or with friends, partaking in a luxurious activity can instantly make you feel like a million bucks. This is because fancy activities are often fun to do and include a certain level of indulgence, making them all the more exciting. Not to mention, they also make for great stories and memories you'll be thinking about for years to come.

Ahead, we've rounded up some of the most luxurious activities that are really worth trying. From enjoying a night out glammed up at the opera or booking a stay at a five-star hotel to flying first class across the globe and making a reservation for afternoon tea at a ritzy hotel restaurant, there's something for everyone. Time to treat yourself to these 20 high-class outings!

Book a night at a 5-star hotel

Whether this is for your next family trip or a staycation. Between the luxury amenities, convenient room service, and attention to detail, you'll never want to leave. There are countless five-star hotels worldwide, but the Lotte New York Palace, pictured here, is a great place to pick if you're in the area.

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Fly first class

Flying first class makes plane travel a breeze. Enjoy top-tier amenities, including roomier seats (some of which recline flat), complimentary snacks and meals, and exclusive premier airport lounge access.

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Enjoy a Michelin-starred restaurant

Treat yourself to a Michelin-starred restaurant if you want a delicious meal with impeccable service. There are over a couple of thousand Michelin-starred restaurants worldwide, which means there's more of a chance that one's within close distance to you. Check out the Micheline Guide's site for more info.

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Spend your vacation at an all-inclusive resort

What's better than going on vacation? Going on vacation to an all-inclusive resort where you don't have to worry as much about planning every little meal and activity. There are plenty of all-inclusive resorts around the globe, but some standout ones include Alila Ventana in California, Cocos Hotel in Antigua, and The Brando in Tahiti.

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Go hot air ballooning

See the world from a whole new perspective by taking a thrilling hot air balloon ride offered in various places throughout the globe. If you love the idea of hot air balloons but are not ready yet to step into one, check out Albuquerque, New Mexico's International Balloon Fiesta, which happens annually during the fall.

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Watch a sports game from a suite

Forget the nosebleeds—treat yourself to the front-row seats or a decked-out suite to watch your favorite team play. Many stadiums and arenas, such as Yankee Stadium, shown here, have private viewing spaces, including food and beverage, complimentary parking, and impressive add-ons.

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Go jet skiing

Whether riding the waves in Hawaii or cruising around Key West, jet skiing is a fun and uproarious way to pass the time in luxury.

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Hire a private chef for the evening

Give a whole new meaning to the term "home-cooked meal" when you enlist a private chef for the night. If you have been craving delicious sushi or mouth-watering Italian pasta, a personal chef allows you to enjoy decadent recipes without leaving the comfort of your own kitchen.

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Visit a wine vineyard

Wine lovers need to visit a winery at least once in their life. If you're a fan of vino, check out famous wine regions such as Napa in California, Burgundy in France, or Tuscany in Italy. A local vineyard in your area will feel just as great to discover, though!

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Spend the day at an upscale spa

This is one simple yet luxurious activity that requires little to no effort. Book a manicure and pedicure appointment at your local high-end nail salon or get a massage package at a nice spa. You'll feel truly restored after this self-care day.

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Take a luxury test drive

Luxury car test drives allow you to have the satisfaction of cruising around in a high-end vehicle without dropping a ton of money.

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Vacation in a villa (or castle)

Shake things up during your next vacation or weekend away by forgoing the typical hotel or budget AirBnb and instead booking a luxurious beachfront villa or opulent castle. Surprisingly enough, these properties aren't too hard to find—Airbnb even has whole sections dedicated to these architectural wonders on its site.

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Enjoy afternoon tea

Instead of making basic lunch plans with friends, why not opt for an elegant afternoon tea? Places like the Palm Court at the Plaza Hotel in New York City and The Landmark Hotel in London, pictured here, offer this gorgeous afternoon service you must indulge in at least once in your life.

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Drink a glass of champagne somewhere fancy

Sipping expensive champagne, such as Veuve Clicquot or Dom Perignon, can make you instantly feel fancier. Extra points if you're enjoying a glass of bubbly at a famous jazz club or swanky cocktail bar.

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Get dressed up for a show at the opera

Channel your inner Jackie O. and get all glammed up to enjoy a night out at the opera. Some must-visit standout opera houses include the Metropolitan Opera in New York City, the famous Teatro alla Scala in Milan, and the Palais Garnier in Paris.

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Or the ballet

If you're not in the mood to go to the opera, visit the ballet. After all, what's more, elegant than watching beautifully costumed dancers gracefully float along a stage to enchanting music?

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Ski at a fancy mountain resort

Ski in style at a beautiful mountain resort in either the Swiss Alps or Vail to get some exercise and enjoy an idyllic snowy setting. Bonus points if you rock a designer snowsuit or skis while taking on the slopes.

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Shop with a personal shopper

Take shopping to a whole new level by bringing on a personal shopper to help you pick out and style your new pieces. Many high-end shops, like Bloomingdale's, Saks Fifth Avenue, and Harrods, offer this luxe service.

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Arrange a beautiful high-end bouquet

An extravagant floral arrangement can instantly breathe new life into your home and make it feel more opulent. If you’re a fan of florals and are looking for a fun way to spend your time, consider signing up for a floral arrangement class. Those not fans of trekking out can order DIY floral arrangements with a service like Bouqs and assemble them at home.

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Take a private tour of a museum

Art lovers will surely appreciate a private museum tour. Marvel among centuries-old sculptures, paintings, and more while learning more about the stories behind each one. Famous museums, such as The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, offer this service.

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