Whether you’re new in town or a life-long New Yorker, here are a few fun date ideas to consider in the Big Apple. Explore the very pedestrian-friendly city on foot, by bike, take a cab or ride the subway.
Take your date to new heights and dine above the city streets.
When the weather’s lovely, the Met opens its romantic rooftop garden café on Friday and Saturday evenings.
It’s a great first-date spot for sipping cocktails while you swoon over the view.
The Bookmarks Lounge is a garden rooftop at the Library Hotel with great views of Midtown Manhattan, both Top of the Strand and 230 Fifth offer prime views of the Empire State Building, and ‘70s-inspired Jimmy at The James Hotel serves up a 360-degree view of Soho.
If you want a little activity in your rooftop adventures, check out City Ice Pavillion, Queens’ only rooftop rink.
Dating in New York: The Big Green With over 28,000 acres of municipal parkland, an outdoor date in New York City should be an obvious one.Central Park, the world-famous 883-acre park Manhattan is the most visited park in the country and for good reason: Ice rinks, the Central Park Zoo, the Central Park Conservatory Garden, Belvedere Castle, Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre, and the historic Carousel all call it home.Go for a stroll, have a picnic, splurge on a carriage ride, or dust off your rollerblades for a fun, affordable date that celebrates your beautiful city.Some other green spaces worth visiting: Prospect Park in Brooklyn, Flushing Meadows-Corona Park in Queens, New York Botanical Gardens in the Bronx, and Washington Square Park in Manhattan’s Greenwich Village.Dating in New York: Fun, Fun, Fun Dating in New York City doesn’t have to be serious.Enjoy some flirty/competitive laser tag at NYC Paintball in Queens. Revisit childhood favorite board games while drinking adult beverages at East Village’s Common Ground.