Coolest Date Spots In NYC

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Woo your mate with a trendy photography gallery, take a romantic stroll through Central Park (pretzel or hot dog in hand), enjoy one of the hippest eateries in Manhattan, or explore a converted railroad-turned-green space in Chelsea. NYC is extensively full of exciting adventures to take your partner’s hand and explore, but we put together a list of some of our personal favorite spots throughout the city. With a healthy balance of lowkey, off-the-beaten-path spots, and iconic bucket-list items, this list is sure to provide a romantic weekend away in the endlessly romantic and magical city of New York.

Serendipity 3, Fotografiska, Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Angel's Share, The High Line, Pasquale Jones, Kyma, Museum of Ice Cream, Hudson Yards, Empire State Building, Central Park

  • Serendipity 3 in New York, United States

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      Famous for a gaudy interior that reminisces Alice in Wonderland, and New York’s best “Frozen” hot chocolate, Serendipity 3 is what dreams are made of. Nothing says NYC like their whipped cream and sprinkles topped frozen delicacies, this iconic spot is a little off the main radar in modern times but a legendary part of Manhattan’s magical framework. Split a chocolatey treat with your lover at this enchanting little spot just minutes away from Central Park.

  • Fotografiska in New York, United States

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      This new photography museum seeks to display an array of contemporary photography, from fashion to documentary, with a keen eye for aesthetics and incorporation of installation. An extensive souvenir shop, cafe & bar, and five floors of extensive exhibition space included, the Fotografiska museum also allows visitors to bring their cocktails or tea with them on their artistic adventure through the gallery, a feat usually reserved to private openings. Make the most of the artistic framework of NYC and this incredibly trendy and exciting spot, ideal for design and photography fans.

  • Brooklyn Botanic Garden in New York, United States

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      Located within the sprawling grounds of Prospect Park, these Botanical Gardens have long been a center of lush greenery and pristine landscapes in the heart of Brooklyn. With gardens influenced by cultures around the world, and an extensive collection of fauna and flora, an afternoon exploring these grounds are ideal for lovers who seek fresh air and natural beauty.

  • Angel's Share in New York, United States

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      Just up the stairs and down the hall of a busy Izakaya restaurant off of St. Marks St in Manhattan rests this hidden ethereal speakeasy with Japanese-influenced cocktails and bites. Enjoy chilled sake and bask in the dimly lit romantic glow of this secret corner of the city. One thing that Manhattanites are always seeking is a moment away from the hustle and bustle of the usual tourist traps, small, romantic nooks like Angels Share are to be treasured with loved ones.

  • The High Line in New York, United States

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      A romantic stroll along the Highline is just as magical if you are a tourist or a local in NYC. The Highline features a converted railroad turned park that features massive exhibitions and trails along the glitzy Hudson Yards and Chelsea neighborhoods. Sit on a park bench and people watch with the skyline in the distance, discover cutting-edge sculptures, and enjoy an urban oasis of picturesque nature in one of the most bustling districts of the city.

  • Pasquale Jones in New York, United States

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      Pasquale Jones is a trendy Lower East Side eatery that specializes in elegant Italian cuisine, just on the edge of Little Italy. Enjoy course meals of delectable pasta, pizza, and more at this eclectic spot- ideal for quirky foodies that are seeking some good NY Italian cuisine while in town.

  • Kyma in New York, United States

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      Kyma is one of the hippest spots in Manhattan, with an arsenal of delectable beverages and mouthwatering Greek cuisine- it’s no wonder tourists and locals alike flock to this trendy location. If you are seeking a romantic dinner out in the city, look no further than this flat iron neighborhood spot for some of the finest cuisine in the city. With such an elegant setting, Kyma is sure to enchant any lovers, young and old.

  • Museum of Ice Cream in New York, United States

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      The Museum of Ice Cream is a global exhibition space that has settled down in the glitzy neighborhood of Soho. Experience interactive retail exhibits adorned in pop colors and sickly sweet. This destination is *ideal* for aesthetic chasers and influencers who are seeking to add some fun to their social media or those just intent on collecting unique memories to last a lifetime.

  • Hudson Yards in New York, United States

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      Hudson Yards is for those material girls and lovers that just want to experience the luxury that oozes out of Manhattan. Try delicious food, shop until you drop, and explore one of the newest additions to New York’s collection of tourist destinations. Even if you are traveling frugally, Hudson Yards has affordable meal options and boutiques, so you can be bougie on a budget.

  • Empire State Building in New York, United States

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      A romantic backdrop of the ages, The Empire State Building oozes old New York charm and romance. Take a trip to the top of this iconic skyscraper and see the glittering lights of Manhattan unfold before your eyes. An incredibly popular and bucket-list-worthy spot, it’s no wonder movies and TV shows keep going back to this legendary backdrop for their love interests, time and time again.

  • Central Park in New York, United States

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      Easily one of the most iconic spots in the city, Central Park is a quintessentially New York destination that is sure to inspire romance. Stroll through the plentiful gardens, sample iconic NY street food, and witness beautiful sculptures around every corner. Whether you are looking to do a little hiking, have a quaint picnic, or just experience one of the best touristy spots in town, Central Park does not disappoint.