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The Best Date Ideas for NYC

Sick and tired of your standard dinner dates? We have compiled a list of our favorite date ideas for New York so you can change up your dating routine and impress your date with some fresh ideas.

1. Plan a Picnic

Whether you’re heading to central park or even just your park next to your apartment. Put down a blanket, prepare at home some delicious finger food, a bottle of wine, and you are ready for a romantic date.

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Picnic in New York

2. Pub Crawl

New York City offers a diverse selection of some of the coolest pub crawls, craft beer tours, TV show- themed bar tours and wine tastings. Whenever their is alcohol involved it’s a recipe of a fun date!

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Pub Crawl New York

3. Working Out Together

Take a spin class or boxing class together it releases endorphins and couples that sweat together, stay together.

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Couple Workout in New York

4. Visit one of New York Museums

Going to a museum broaden ones horizon. Here is a list of NYC best Museums.

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5. Drive to the Hamptons

Take the bus to the Hamptons or drive with the car. The Hamptons have a lot of great places to offer. Take a barefoot walk at the beach or if you just go out for some drinks at the surf lodge.

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6. Meet for Food and Drinks at Chelsea Food Court.

In the meantime New York has a lot of different food courts with a variety of all kind of cuisines. Here is a list of the most famous food courts.

  1. UrbanSpace Vanderbilt
  2. Chelsea Market
  3. Smorgasburg
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Chelsea Market

7. Cooking Class

Instead of going to a restaurant, why not learning how to cook more than just pasta with tomato sauce? Here is a list of the best classes in the city.

  1. Fresh Pasta 101
  2. Taste of Traditional Thai
  3. Gourmet Mexican Street Food
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Cooking Class in New York

8. Broadway Show

If you have no idea what to do. Watching a Broadway show is always a winner!

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Broadway New York

9. Volunteer Together

While getting to know each other helping people who need help is always a great idea and it delivers positive energy.

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Soup Kitchen New York

10. Karaoke Night

A karaoke date is a fun alternative and is supposed to be super fun and a great way to break the ice if you tend to be more nervous at the beginning.

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Karaoke Date

11. Learn How to Dance Salsa

No risk no fun – Salsa is a great way to have a fun date and impress your date. Surprise her with a fun Salsa class in and get to know each other while dancing. These are our 3 top salsa classes in New York:

  1. 92Y
  2. Ailey Extension
  3. BAILA Society
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Salsa Date

12. Choose Each others Outfits

Pick an event both of you want to attend and choose each others outfit. It’s a lot of fun!

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Shopping in New York

13. Take Citibike and explore the city

You can find Citibikes on almost every block in Manhattan. Grab one and LET’S GO!

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CitiBikes New York

14. Rent Your “Dream Car”

Take your date and your dream car on a ride and visit some magical places around New York.

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Roadtrip New York

15. Dress Up and go to one of the best restaurants

Go to a fancy bar or restaurant and enjoy what New York has to offer. Check out or guide on how to find the best date night restaurants in New York.

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Restaurant in New York

16. Rent a Vespa and enjoy the summer

Exploring the city on the back of a Vespa can be extremely romantic and fun – especially in the summers.

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Vespa Date

17. Nightwalk

Show your date your neighborhood and just have a nice talk with a hot tea.

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Brooklyn Bridge New York

18. Hot Air Balloon Ride

If you are trying to impress your date and stand out get yourself a hot air balloon ride.

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Hot Air Balloon over New York

19. Game Night

Get out your favorite board games (Clue, Monopoly, Chess etc.) and have an old-fashioned game night.

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Game Night

20. Climbing Wall at Chelsea Piers

Challenge yourself and overcome your fears at one of the greatest Climbing Wall’s in Manhattan.

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Indoor Rock Climbing

21. Watch the sunrise together

Not all great dates are at night. Get up early, curl up together, and watch the sunrise.

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Sunrise in New York

22. Invite your friends and go Bowling

One of the best lanes you find at Lucky Strike and their burgers are amazing!

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Lucky Strikes New York

23. Netflix and Chill

Pick a TV show and watch one season of House of Cards or Orange Is The New Black. Binge watching your favorite shows and having great conversations should make a great date.

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Netflix and Chill

24. Visit a Free Outdoor Concert

A beautiful way to end a summer night, seek out a free outdoor concert, everything from the symphony to an indie band, you can find in NYC.

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Free concerts in New York

25. Go back to your childhood

Play Truth or Dare – A evening of truth or dare with some drinks guarantees a great get-to-know-you date.

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