30 Cool Things to Do for Couples in NYC
You already know you live in the best city in the world, but with so many possibilities, it can be downright tricky to decide what you want to do, especially with your better half. You may have no idea what to plan outside of the traditional dinner reservation, or maybe you just run out of ideas. Regardless, you know that NYC has millions of cool things for couples to do.
Even though New York City is comprised of so many eccentric neighborhoods, there’s one thing all New Yorkers share: their mindset. With so many quality restaurants, venues and events around the city, New Yorkers are never without reasons to brag about why their city is the best.
But if you’re still looking for something to do, look no further than below at our list of the top 30 things to do as a couple in NYC:
Take in the View
Although New York isn’t the birthplace of the skyscraper, where else can you base an entire night’s conversation around the amazing skyline? Head to the top of Empire State Building for a view you won’t soon forget.
On the Promenade
What could be more romantic than a sizzling kiss on the Brooklyn Promenade? Overlooking the East River, the promenade is surrounded by gorgeous mansions and brownstones that are part of Brooklyn’s Historic Preservation District. Try to get there at dusk for some of the most breathtaking sunsets known to man!
Oktoberfest in the Park
If you’ve always wanted to attend Oktoberfest in Germany but just couldn’t make the trek, strap on your lederhosen and head to a German wonderland where you’ll be privy to cheerful Austrian tunes, beer and more than your share of delicious bites.
The Beauty of Autumn
Nothing says fall like getting lost in a corn maze or digging into wooden bins filled freshly-picked apples. You can find these seasonal staples are present at this annual festival at Queens County Farm Museum. We can smell the apple pies baking already!
Stroll the Brooklyn Bridge
Deemed one of the most recognizable pedestrian walkways in the world, everyone must walk over the iconic Brooklyn Bridge.Stretching across the East River, the Brooklyn Bridge opened in 1883, connecting Lower Manhattan and Brooklyn.
Eat a Pizza at Grimaldi’s
Strolling across the Brooklyn Bridge works up an appetite, so why not head below for a brick oven pizza at Grimaldi’s? Established in 1991, Grimaldi’s has become a mainstay in New York and the perfect place for an authentic Italian slice. With the heavenly brick-oven aroma, bet you can’t order just one pie!
Sip of Coffee in Central Park
Did someone say coffee? The finer things in life don’t need to cost a fortune, and fall is the best time to watch the leaves fall and snuggle in Central Park. A hot cup of coffee, a cozy knit sweater and your main squeeze is all you need for the perfect autumn date.
Metropolitan Opera House
Even if the thought of listening to opera, scares you, seeing an opera at the Metropolitan Opera House is a magical experience. This 133-year-old institution is a cultural mecca for those who appreciate the finer things in life. Just be sure to check your Keds at the door and dress to impress.
Jazz at Village Vanguard
Greenwich Village is home to some of the most eclectic of souls in the city, so book a table at Village Vanguard for a night of smooth jazz and even smoother cocktails. And don’t be surprised if you find yourself tapping your toes. The rhythm is intoxicating.
Buy Designer Clothes are a Trunk Show
Even if shopping isn’t your forte, scooping up deals at a designer trunk show needs to be on your bucket list. From Dolce and Gabbana to Valentino, you won’t regret it as you dig into the piles of haute couture bargains.
Eat a Pierogi in GreenPoint
If you’re looking for comfort food, look no further than Karczma. Situated in the heart of Greenpoint, Brooklyn, this authentic Polish restaurant not serves the best pierogi in town with Polish music and waitress dresses in traditional folk dresses.
Enjoy the Cherry Blossoms
Brooklyn Botanical Garden is home to 52 acres of beautiful gardens of all kinds of plants and flowers. Depending on the time of year, Brooklyn Botanical Gardens is home to some of the most beautiful Cherry Blossom displays worldwide.
Madison Square Garden hosts a slew of sporting events and concert venues, all of which are a perfect way to spend date night. Whether you want to root for the home team or rock out to your favorite band, Madison Squareis where the magic begins.
Ride the Tram to Roosevelt Island
Only a short tram ride over the city, Roosevelt Island is the perfect Sunday getaway. Connecting Manhattan to Roosevelt Island, this aerial tram is probably the coolest way to see the city. And once there, you can stroll down Main Street in this quaint little part of town.
Head to Highline
With the hustle and bustle of the city, sometimes taking a break from the concrete jungle is just what the doctor ordered. But who has time to pack up a Zip car and head out of the city? High Line is the perfect romantic retreat to sip coffee, take a nap or simply people watch. Open seven days a week, be sure to check out their site for a list of seasonal events.
See a Show at the Apollo
Since opening in 1934, the Apollo Theater is now one of Harlem’s most iconic must-see places. Offering a wide array of programs, such as Amateur Night every Wednesday and family-friendly shows, it’s impossible not to go.
Kayak around NYC
Even if you’re a novice paddler, this is a solid choice. Couples can take a kayak tour and see Manhattan from a totally different perspective. Your biceps will thank you in the morning.
A favorite among bookworm couples, Strand Books is home to 18 miles of discounts reads. This legendary bookstore is home to old, rare and gently used books of all genre. Located on Broadway, make sure you sign up for the lift of their weekly events.
It’s Feeding Time
Monkeys, lions and bears are waiting to entertain you! At Central Park Zoo, you can see the sea lions perform with balls on their noses and friendly penguins who love to dance. Just don’t forget to take a stroll around the zoo and check out the adorable red pandas.
Skate at Rockafeller Center
As soon as the temperatures start to dip, Rockafeller Center opens its ice rink. And with only enough room for 150 skaters at a time, gliding over the ice with your love makes it even better.
Picnic in Sheep Meadow
This 15-acre preserve spans on the West Side of Central Park between 66th and 69th in Manhattan. Sheep Meadow is the perfect for a romantic picnic with your main squeeze.
Sing Your Heart Out
Love is a wondrous thing. We simply adore everything about each other, even when we sing off key. If you looking for a way to serenade your better half, head to Gagopa. It’s the perfect place to croon your favorite tunes while making a fool of yourself. But hey, who’s judging?
Saturday are for Museums
Moma is the perfect place to get your art fix. Check out the never-ending display of emerging artists. With new events every weekend, it’s the perfect place to channel your inner Picasso.
New York Films Festival
The New York Film Festival is as New York as Sunday brunches. The New York Film Festival dates back to 1963 when it first premiered at the Lincoln Center. If you’ve never gone before, check out the website for all the details on their fall festival.
Take a Ferry Ride
Hop on the Staten Island Ferry and take in New York from a different point of view. The roundtrip trip ride offers an amazing view of Lady Liberty. Once you arrive on Staten Island, make a beeline for Staten Island Pizza for a quick bite where you can have free pizza and two-for-one drinks.
Hit the Beach
Who says you can go to Coney Island in the fall? With cooler temps in October and November, it’s the perfect time to eat cotton candy and ride the roller coaster like a kid again! Be sure to check out their website for all this season’s cool things to do.
Act like a Tourist
Whether you snap random selfies into front of Madame Tussaud‘s, or nosh on a hot dog from the cart on the corner, New York is the best city to have a staycation, especially when it’s cold outside. From head-to-toe pampering on a spa retreat to staying in a swanky hotel on Park Avenue, New York as something for every type of budget.
PRIVATE AIRPLANE TOUR
If you’re still looking for something unique to do, why not book a romantic airplane tour for two? Perfect for couples of all ages, soaring over Manhattan’s breathtaking skyline and seeing all of the famous landmarks from the comfort of our state-of-the-art airplanes makes for a date to remember!
Seeing all the awesome things NYC has to offer is always better from a bird’s-eye view. Just make sure you bring your camera! Call today to book your private airplane tour of the Big Apple!