Looking for a way to woo your date this Summer? How about spark that flame with your longtime sweetheart? No better place than the big apple to spice up your romantic side. New York City puts on an unforgettable show as cupid’s sidekick year round, especially during the hot Summer months. So how do you narrow down the best romantic spots, hottest shows, trendiest bars, and classic date spots in a city that has everything? This should help – Here are the Top 5 Romantic Things to do in New York City this Summer.
1. The Classic, Old School Date at Coney Island -
The classic neighborhood feel of Coney Island will leave you and your date feeling connected from the first minute until the end of the night. The historic New York City hangout is home to more than 50 rides, games and attractions, perfect for a little friendly competition (just be sure to let her win). After a day perusing the attractions along the ocean, stop in for a bite at any one of Coney Island’s incredible restaurants., from traditional NYC delis, to broadway style pizza and classic cart hot dogs. While some hold that Coney Island has lost its luster over the years, it is still a classic and romantic environment, perfect for Summer.
2. Take in the Sights at Central Park -
World famous Central Park is a modern marvel in itself. The massive, lush green surroundings in the middle of a densely populated city are enough to make spectators stare for hours. Not quite like a city show or a fancy dinner at a 5-Star restaurant, a walk through Central Park will bring you and your date closer together. The hidden areas of the park great places to get lost together, explore together, learn about the history of the park, and more. The best part? It is free…no cost, no time limit. Enjoy!
3. Bowling at Maple Lanes -
This old school family bowling establishment has been owned and operated by the same family for more than 50 years. While it is a far cry from the trendy, modern feel from much of New York City, this classic is a great way to spend that all important first date. You will find true New York cuisine at the alley, from brisket to hot dogs and burgers. A true NYC experience in Brooklyn you have to experience. Bowl all night on Sunday’s for a measly $6 cover with unlimited $1 games until close.
4. Friday Night Dinner at Daniel -
If you are in a squeeze for cash, start saving right now. While a night out at this Upper East Side establishment might run you a few extra dollars, it is well worth it, and your date will certainly be impressed. Heading here on a Friday night? Be sure to dress the part – this is one fancy get-up. After you stuff yourself with a seven-course meal, loosen up and get ready to plow through dessert. When all is said and done, hopefully you will have enough cash in the wallet to hail a cab. (Don’t blame us if you don’t)
5. Hit the Town for a Broadway Show -
The classic art of theatre is arguably not brought to life better anywhere else in the world than in New York City. There is literally a show for everyone, from risque adult portrayals, to family friendly acts and classic musicals. Not to mention, a Broadway show paired with a post show drink is an amazing date. Not sure what your date wants to see? Go out on a limb with this one…chances are you won’t go wrong bringing a date to Broadway. Hop on the computer and start searching for shows and times – you will be happy you did.