A Central Park Picnic
Cliché as it might be, Central Park may be the ultimate date spot for New Yorkers. Pack a picnic for you and your date and find yourself a cozy spot for two. With 843 acres, there’s plenty of room for options. The Great Lawn is a good bet – plenty of space for privacy, but great opportunities for people watching. Plan to get there around sundown for a great view of the sunset over Manhattan – but remember to pack an extra blanket to keep warm in the autumn air. Enter at 79th Street (hop on the B or C train to 72nd or 81st Street).
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Take Me Out To The Ball Game
If you decide to head to the Bronx, grab a drink or a bite before the game – try Gleeson’s Sports Bar & Grill for wings and $3 Coors Lights, or Yankee Tavern, where Yankee greats like Babe Ruth and Yogi Berra used to kick back with a cold one.
Gleeson’s Sports Bar
6115 Broadway (at 246th Street)
72 E. 161st St (Yankee Stadium subway stop)
At CitiField, try McFadden’s for a meal or drinks (or both!) before the first pitch. The Irish pub serves up traditional American game day favorites. After the game ends, head back for a vibrant bar scene.
12001 Roosevelt Avenue
Make a day of it and engage in one of autumn’s trademark activities – apple picking! Head north or south of the city for some of the freshest apple farms where you and your date can grab some fresh fruit – and fresh air! For CBSNewYork.com’s complete guide to apple picking, click here.
Escape the chilly temperatures and head inside for bowling at Chelsea Piers. Don’t worry, it’s not bowling like you used to in middle school. Chelsea Piers offers a more mature, upscale bowling experience, with dim lighting and food and drink service offered at all 40 lanes. If you and your significant other are looking for a bit more privacy on date night, you can book a private affair at the venue’s Club 300. Bar packages are available. For more information, click here.
For the sportier couple, Chelsea Piers also offers batting cages and golf. And when you’ve already worked up a sweat, take a break with a cold one at the Chelsea Piers Brewhouse.
62 Chelsea Piers (take the A, C or E to 14th Street)
South Street Seaport
South Street Seaport offers several options for fun date ideas of the autumn variety. Check out the museum to learn about the city’s history, check out paintings and ocean liner memorabilia. In the evening set sail on a harbor cruise for a romantic view of the city’s skyline. On Thursdays, the Seaport offers wine cruises. Click here for more information.