Top Date Spots In NYC

Valentine’s Day at The Gansevoort Hotel

Valentine’s Day at The Gansevoort Hotel


Good morning love birds. Looking to spice up your date nights? Look no further, because NYC has some of the best date night locations and ideas. Pick your favorite and surprise your bae!

1. Lombardi’s

On a budget but still want a memorable date spot? Try NYC’s first pizzeria located in NoLita. It was first established in 1905 and is still serving their famous coal-fired, thin crust pizza. Lombardi’s doesn’t take reservations and be sure to bring cash, because cards are not accepted as payment. Wander around Little Italy afterward to burn off all those carbs!

Lombardi’s pizza!

Lombardi’s pizza!


2. The High Line

The High Line is a 1.45 mile renovated rail train that has now been turned into a linear park that stretches above Manhattan. Pick a beautiful day and go for a romantic stroll and take in the glorious views.


3. Rooftop Bar

There are so many amazing rooftop bars in New York. On a beautiful summer or spring night, visit one one of these bars/lounges for some killer views of the skyline

The view from The W Downtown bar and lounge

The view from The W Downtown bar and lounge


4. South Street Seaport

Explore the beautiful cobblestone streets of The South Street Seaport. On a sunny day explore one of the outdoor bars like Pier 17. Visit my Financial District post for more South Street Seaport date ideas.

Pier 17

Pier 17


5 Central Park

It would take days to fully see and appreciate everything Central Park has to offer. Here are a few must sees in Central Park to add to your date night bucket list!

  • Rent a boat and ride around the lake.

  • Visit The Central Park Zoo.

  • Shakespeare In The Park at the Delacorte Theater.

  • Visit the Bethesda Fountain and make a wish.

  • Go for a ride on the carousel.

  • Walk around the reservoir

  • Have a picnic on The Great Lawn.

  • Go see a concert.

For my Gossip Girl fans, you’ll recognize The Bethesda Fountain as the location of Chuck and Blair’s wedding.

For my Gossip Girl fans, you’ll recognize The Bethesda Fountain as the location of Chuck and Blair’s wedding.


6. Ball Game!

Go see a ball game at Yankee Stadium or Citi Field! Tickets can range from very cheap to very expensive based on your seat of choice, so it’s perfect for any budget. Be sure to eat some authentic ball game food while you’re there!


7. 54/Below

Check out who’s performing at 54/Below. It’s one of New York’s most famous music venues, having had some of the most iconic performers in the music and theater business perform at the venue.

Image by Stephen Sorkoff via  Time Square Chronicles

Image by Stephen Sorkoff via Time Square Chronicles


8. Comedy Cellar

Looking for a good laugh? You’ve got to go to Comedy Cellar. It’s one of NYC’s best comedy clubs and I guarantee you’re going to laugh your pants off. We saw Ken Jeong perform there and I can’t wait to go back! Book your tickets asap for a date night you’ll love!

9. Theater

I love going to the theater for date night. NYC is known for it’s amazing theater, so why not make it a romantic evening? Check out one of the amazing shows on and off Broadway!


10. Little Italy

Walk around Little Italy and explore the shops with your significant other. Eat at Lombardi’s - NYC’s first pizzeria and enjoy a relaxing day with your bae.


11. Treat yourself to a fancy dinner

NYC is overflowing with the many fancy restaurants you could treat yourself and your bae to. Enjoy some of New York’s finest cuisines over a romantic candle lit dinner.


12. Museums

Whether you’re a history buff or an art connoisseur New York has it all. Stroll around The Guggenheim, Natural History Museum, or Metropolitan Museum of Art. See the location of the famous movie “Night At The Museum” or check out the unique spiral shape of The Guggenheim! Looking for something a little different? Try the Museum of Sex or 9/11 Memorial Museum.


13. iPic Theater

For a truly luxurious movie going experience, you HAVE to check out the iPic theater on Fulton Street. Purchase the premium plus seats and get food and drinks delivered right to your comfy recliner. After your movie, go to the third floor to enjoy a drink at the bar.

The premium plus seats at the iPic theater on Fulton Street.

The premium plus seats at the iPic theater on Fulton Street.


14. AIRE Ancient Baths


This is a truly special and unique date night idea. Make your way to Tribeca and descend down into the ancient baths below the ground of NYC. Spend two hours in luxurious baths with your significant other and indulge in a couples massage. Check out my AIRE Ancient Baths blog for more info.

Comment below what your favorite date spot in NYC is!


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