Dates are usually better when you leave room for the unexpected: indie (for that, check out artsy-fab Metrograph), but it’s a super-fun experience down in South Street seaport, a trippy and intoxicating destination in itself. Combine the two at this dusky Bond Street boutique, where your date holds the punching bag as you uppercut all your work/family/dating tension away — and then switch. Bonus: The gym is run by pretty-sexy-thang Olivia Young, object of the ultimate guy or girl crush, who also has an office stocked with good cold beer (just ask for one). Might your meal be executed more swiftly at, say, Chinese Tuxedo?You get pillows, blankets, and unlimited popcorn, plus movie “snacks” from a James Beard winner, and strong cocktails stirred by someone who — no doubt — calls himself a celebrity mixologist. For at the door and no drink minimum (or maximum), there’s no better bang for your date-night buck. Sure (and do go there when you want an equally flawless and stylish date-night resto).It's an inexpensive date, and you can spend hours here if you don't drop the ball. It's definitely for an old soul, and a date idea that will surely make a heart swoon. We here at Vimbly want the best for you and your date, whether you guys just met on Tinder or have freshly emerged from several months of Netflix-fueled mutual hibernation.Head up to the Bronx, and you can spend your whole day exploring the 28 gardens. Head out to this park in Brooklyn, and you can take a 3.5 mile trip. With a range of styles provided in this contemporary space, it's a great museum to explore away from the tourists at the MET and MOMA.Be sure to also check out one of the outdoor decks! Stocked with over 2.5 million books, you can spend hours walking around The Strand. Brooklyn Bowl is known for being a bowling alley, but also an amazing venue for music performers.
Restaurant Suggestion: Da Claudio The New York Botanical Garden is great if you're looking for an all-day trip. If you're like me, you're probably shocked to find out that you can go horseback riding in the city. Focusing on American art, the Whitney Museum recently relocated and moved to the Meatpacking District.
Check out this live poetry reading spot in the Lower East Side!
With famous writers coming often, you can guarantee an enlightening and cultured night after experiencing performance poetry. Have a sweet tooth or a love for feeling nostalgic? With hundreds of varieties from old school to present day sweets, you can be assured that you will walk out with a bag full of goodies for only a pretty penny. Now the tallest building in the city, One World Trade Center can provide you with amazing views all day long.
At nighttime, this promenade offers some of the most stunning views of Manhattan, making a picture perfect background to complete a date. This park is pretty secluded, and offers a perfect place for a picnic. Throwing it back to your childhood dates, try taking your partner for a game of mini golf.
With the Brooklyn Bridge right next door, you can then end your night with a long walk. While touristy, The High Line offers views of both Manhattan and New Jersey over the Hudson. entrance, allowing you to actually walk out towards the river. Head over to the north end of the island and you can see Lighthouse Park, where a small red lighthouse is located at the very tip. If you want a free boat ride, check out the Staten Island Ferry. Located on Pier 25, you have a great view of the Hudson River while you attempt to beat each other.