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Top 10 Date Ideas in New York City


The Big Apple is a gigantic playground for dating. There is so much to do and see that no two dates should ever be the same. Whether you are new to the area or a hard-core New Yorker, we have a list of the ten places to go on a date that will make that first impression one your date will never forget.


1. Central Park Zoo

A bit of a cliché, but this date will not let you down! Central Park Zoo is located in the South East corner of Central Park and is very each to reach by public Central-Park-Zoo-USAtransportation. There are a wide variety of animals to look at including sea-lions, snow leopards and tropical birds.

The staff are especially friendly and knowledgeable and the animals are clearly well looked after and happy. You will show your caring side when you go on a date here and it’s an experience you will never forget.


2. Brooklyn Botanical Garden

Probably not the best if you suffer from hay-fever, but this is a great day out! These gardens are immaculately looked after and the staff take real pride in their work. With an easy to follow layout you will wander and explore the finest horticulture in one of the quietest parts of Brooklyn.bbg

We particularly recommend the Japanese Gardens which really stood out to us. However, these gardens cater for all tastes and all seasons.




3. Maison Premiere

A charismatic bar which really stood out for us in Brooklyn. This classy establishment is known for its oysters and their ‘happy hour’. There is a varied selection of wine, cocktails and food there is Maison_Premiere_bar2something for everyone.

With the perfect ambiance for a date, you will feel that you has gone back to the 1930’s with the décor. You will love this place, and so will your date.





4. Upstairs at the Kimberly


With 360 views of the city this restaurant boasts some of the best views of the city. Make sure you come here when in the evening and the illuminated views of the Upstairs at the KimberlyChrysler Building and Midtown will really be a fantastic conversation starter.

With a penthouse bar with some of the best cocktails around, you will be taking your date to a new level, literally!




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5. The Loeb Boathouse

A hidden gem right in Central Park! There are gondola rides that leave from the Loeb Boathouse. The gondola is authentic and the ride is inexpensive. You feel as 073112-BOATHOUSE-DM-1.jpgthough you are transported back to Venice for a short peaceful ride.

Your gondolier gives you a short tour of the area and will highlight the best views on your trip! The water is calm and clear and it’s the perfect way to escape the hustle and bustle of New York City for a short while, while never leaving the city.




6. Staten Island Ferry

This is the best deal in NYC. A free ferry ride from lower Manhattan to Staten Island. It’s a good alternative to a visit to Ellis with a frequent service.

A great opportunity statento get up and close with the Statue of Liberty and see the gorgeous city skyline from another perspective.

You won’t struggle for anything to talk about on your date with this idea.




7. China Town

Another reason to go to Manhattan. We recommend going to China Town with your date to get your taste buds tingling. Have fun trying new foods and tasting new chinatownflavours that China Town has to offer.
Enjoy the bustle, the chess-players and the various souvenirs that are for sale (brownie points if you buy your date one!).

Not the most ‘romantic’ date on the list, but it’s different and we love it.




8. The Gramercy Tavern

This Tavern definitely surpassed our expectation. There was excellence all around, from decor to food to service. With super knowledgeable, friendly and efficient staff gramercy-tavern-nyc-outsideyou are in great hands. The food is cooked to perfection as well, it was just extremely refined, and the menu caters for all tastes and you will be spoilt for choice.

You won’t be able to resist going back and trying even more of the menu. This experience is great value for money and will really put you in your date’s good books.





Now this is a fun date! At Spin you can hire a table tennis table whilst having food and having a few drinks. This date will bring out your competitive edge and you will spinget addicted to the fun. You don’t have to worry about being an expert at this, everyone there is there for fun and in our opinion, the worse you are the more fun the date is!

There is lots of positive energy and engaging atmosphere, this spacey area combined with fun and friendly service ensure that you will both have a date that will make your heart race.



10. Frames Bowling Lounge

Frames VIP bowling lanes provide the ultimate party experience. The swanky bowling lair features two sexy side by side lanes, leather couches, flat-screen TVs, framesprojector screen, and state-of-the-art sound system. You will also have access to Frame’s full-service bar, billiards lounge, and dance club.

The VIP room provide a sense of privacy and luxury for the ultimate nightlife experience. A very upbeat date that will be hard to forget.