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When it comes to date nights, there are so many things to do and see in the city that never sleeps! Whether you’re hoping for a creative night on the town or looking to be entertained, here are some unique date ideas in New York City, New York that will be sure to light the spark with your new or old flame.
Mix Some Drinks
Head to Chinatown to learn the art of bartending at Apothéke Academy. Choose from four courses in mixology including Absinthe Minded, exploring the history and popularity of the alluring absinthe to prepare and use in signature cocktails. Prohibition Era focuses on cocktails during the Prohibition Era of the early 1900s and the dawn of drinks like the Sazerac, French 75, and Old Fashioned. Get a little fruity (and enjoy some veggie-inspired drinks too) with Market Fresh Mixology using juicing, blending, and infusion to create marvelous mixed drinks. Teaching about tequila is the focus of the fourth option, Agave Master, where you’ll explore flavor profiles and create drinks of blue and subspecies of agaves. Each class gives the option to purchase a full-service mixology kit to make the drinks at home. All classes are $150.
Check Out the View
Whether you’re a native New Yorker or a tourist, the view of NYC’s skyline is one of the most spectacular things you can witness with the one you love. Get an unobstructed view at Top of The Rock. Go up 70 floors to the top of Rockefeller Center to take in 360-degree views from one of three indoor and outdoor viewing decks. Visit at sunset to get the most romantic views of Mahanntan from above. Don’t forget your camera. This will be a moment in your relationship you’ll want to frame. Book tickets online in advance and combine with a tour or Rockefeller Center and other attractions.
See an Off-Broadway Show
New York is known for its outstanding theater, especially Broadway performances! However, seeing a show outside the popular Broadway shows in Times Square is a way to experience a unique date without the long wait for tickets and heftier price tag. Start with some literary humor at Drunk Shakespeare, a critically acclaimed show set in a library of 15,000 books where the lead actor is drunk and attempts to perform Shakespeare. The show is highly improvisational and audience participation helps you and your date get involved with unbridled hilarity.
Can’t get tickets to Hamilton? Check out the off-broadway parody, Spamilton (through March 2017) at the Triad Theatre. The Triad is home to several off-Broadway productions. Check the schedule for current shows.
Go on a Clue Chase
At Clue Chase, NYC’s Premiere Escape the Room Game, try one of four escape room missions where your team (you and your date may be paired with others, or you can make it a double date) solves a mystery using clues and puzzles provided. Prevent a spy mission gone wrong from turning into a catastrophe between the Soviet Union and the United States in the 1960s with The Lost Spy mission. Escape with Egyptian artifacts before a tomb collapses in Egyptian Tomb. Outsmart a master thief and steal as much as you can before the guards return in Utlimate Heist. At publication, a new mission is getting ready to launch soon with an Alien Encounter. Escape in under 60 minutes for a unique date experience for you and your significant other.
Eat Your Way Through NYC
Take one of the many tours Foods of New York Tours has to offer, and enjoy some delicacies that NYC is known for throughout the world! Walk down the streets where Jimi Hendrix and Bob Dylan first were inspired to musical greatness with The Heart of Greenwich Village Food & Culture Walking Tour. You’ll sample handmade pasta, visit a former mafia hangout (now a tea shop), and visit a neighborhood cafe where the first cappuccino in the United States was served. Enjoy Malaysian and Chinese cuisine on the Gourmet Chinatown Food & Culture Walking Tour. You and your darling will learn about Chinese culture and traditional etiquette while dining in three restaurants. The portions are larger than most other tours, so you are in for a gourmet and filling dining experience! Other tours include the Original Greenwich Village (West Village) Tour, Chelsea Market, Nolita/NoHo (area North of Little Italy), and The Best of Brooklyn 1/2 day tour, which includes a bus ride portion. Enjoy this delicious date while nibbling on New York’s favorites with your sweetie!
With so much to do in New York City, it may be hard to decide on a date night excursion! These unique date ideas for New York City, New York are just the ticket for you and your love no matter what your heart desires!