18 Unique Date Night Ideas in NYC

New York City is an amazing city for couples because of the diversity of cultures, variety of restaurants, lounges, nightclubs, and unique activities available. If you're interested in finding something unique to do for date night in NYC, here are 18 ideas for you: 

  1. Take a romantic Venetian gondola boat ride through Loeb Boathouse. They offer their services in the months of April through November.
  1. Watch an Off-Broadway show with your lover. There you will see talented thespians with a passion for their craft (and you never know you might be watching a rising star).
  1. NYC is a foodie’s dream come true because of the variety of cuisines. Try something exotic that you both have never tried. 
  1. New York City’s very own Museum of Sex is a tantalizing, yet informative museum that any couple will enjoy.
  1. Book a one night stay at a unique NYC hotel like the Yotel. Pack up your best lingerie for an overnight tryst.
  1. Make reservations for a wine tasting date or take your partner to a champagne bar for some bubbly while wearing a super sexy date-night outfit
  1. There are so many spas to choose from with different prices ranges. Book a couples Swedish massage and a facial to help you two unwind and look refreshed.
  1. Walk the Brooklyn Bridge together, then find a charming restaurant in Brooklyn for a romantic dinner. Some restaurants in Brooklyn have garden dining so you can have dinner together al fresco.
  1. Take a short cruise and enjoy New York City’s water view and skyline. There are several companies that offer 1, 2, or 3 hour cruises with music, food, and drinks.
  1. Greenwich Village has a plethora of late night nightlife, sex toy shops, restaurants, and unique boutiques.
  1. You and your date can enjoy the tourist attractions in Times Square. Get your photos drawn by a caricature artist and take in the bright lights. Stop by the W Hotel for cocktails.
  1. Go to House of Yes for an unforgettable experience in Bushwick. It doesn't matter how late you stay out, you can always get an Uber back to the city.
  1. Pack a picnic basket with your favorite dishes, a candle, and wine and set up a romantic picnic for you and your partner. Choose a unique place for a picnic like a quiet area at a park, a rooftop, or overlooking the water.
  1. Chinatown is part of Manhattan but you will feel like you are in a totally different world. Explore beautiful Chinese culture, foods, and artwork with your date.
  1. Take a dance class with your date - salsa, tango, or ballroom dancing. You can also take a pole dancing class or get some tips from burlesque dancers and give your date a private lap dance.
  1. Sign up for a couples cooking class. Have fun while sharpening your culinary skills. 
  1. Book a reflexology appointment for you and your date. Your feet will be massaged by a professional that will also apply pressure to specific points on your feet, which enhances the body and mind positively.
  1. The New York Botanical Garden is located in the Bronx but it is a must-see for those in NYC. Take a stroll through the gardens with your date and take in the beauty of nature.

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