What makes New York City truly amazing for dating is the literally endless number of spots that can wow even the pickiest dater. From romantic restaurants and fancy cafes to downtown bars, rooftops and public parks – there are always viable options that suit any occasion and wallet.
While having coffee at Starbucks or watching the newest film release are all tried-and-true ideas, but if you want to fascinate your companion and make it a date to remember, you need to get more creative. Read on and try our 7 unique date spots that are sure to impress your sweetheart and give a solid boost to your relationships.
1. Sweeten your first date with cronuts at Dominique Ansel’s Bakery
The cronut – a delicious hybrid of a donut and croissant – has already won hearts and minds of NY citizens. Foodies say it literally tastes like love, so why not to try this exquisite dessert right at its birthplace Dominique Ansel’s Bakery? You won’t regret it!
2. Skyrocket your date success at the Top of the Strand
If you’re a romantic soul that has always been attracted to watching sunsets and having meals on a rooftop, you will duly appreciate Top of the Strand, a spectacular urban oasis in Midtown Manhattan. Being among the top 10 rooftop bars in the world, Top of the Strand is well known for stylish cocktails, dazzling views and date-friendly atmosphere. What else do you need to make it a night to remember?!
3. Cook with love at Sur la table culinary classes
Cooking together is a perfect way to know your date better. After all, a culinary class is not just about food, it’s about 2 hours of talking, laughing and finding common grounds. Afterwards, you will celebrate your efforts with a delicious meal – reason enough to sign up for a cooking class, isn’t it?
4. Give a fresh start to your dating life in NYC parks
Those who are tired of grabbing foods and drinks on the first date may want to try ‘green’ activities that you and your sweetheart are sure to find really bonding. Engage in canoeing adventures at Brooklyn’s largest Marine Park; take a romantic stroll through strikingly beautiful botanical gardens at Bronx’s gem Wave Hill, or spend an idyllic day horse riding and exploring the NYC wildest forests at Van Cortlandt Park.
5. Lit your date up with Harbor Lights Night Cruises
An unforgettable sailing trip is, no doubt, the best way to surprise your date and contemplate fabulous NYC. Board a luxurious 1920s yacht, enjoy your favorite drink, and as the sun goes down, experience stunning city landmarks – from the Statue of Liberty to the Brooklyn bridge, in their dazzling night glory!
6. Date and survive the zombie apocalypse with Room Escape Adventure
What if you and your date love sipping a Bloody Mary and never ever missed a single episode of The Walking Dead? Here is a perfect date spot for you too! Room Escape Adventure gives a sweet couple 60 minutes to unlock the door and escape from a room full of zombies, otherwise…Well, you know the story, don’t you? This is a great chance to test your date’s wit, create amazing memories and get a taste of what it likes to be on Fear Factor TV show. Guaranteed – this date night your sweetheart is sure to remember!
7. Show your playful side at SPiN
Even though you may doubt that sport is a good option for the first meeting, SPiN will change your opinion and prove that table tennis and the first date are a match made in heaven. Refresh your college memories and show off advances tennis smashes, or just grab a drink and mess around the table with your sweetie – it’s a win-win situation, all around.