While there’s nothing wrong with dinner and a movie, New York City has much more to offer couples looking to spice it up. Kick the heat up a notch — and impress your thrill-seeking date — with one of these adventurous activities.
$25 per class per person
Slice up your routine and become a samurai for a day at Sword Class NYC. This beginner’s class teaches the martial art form, Siljun Dobup, which fuses traditional Iaido — the art of drawing the blade, making a perfect cut and returning the blade to its scabbard — and traditional Korean sword forms. You’ll get the inside scoop to the ways of the samurai and learn how to master the sword.
$25; participants must be 17 years or older
Rope your date in with a little rock-climbing at Chelsea Piers. Whether it’s your first time, or you’re an experienced climber, this daring date is sure to bring out your inner daredevil as you and your partner conquer the rock.Reservations are recommended.
$45 per person
Take on the winter chill and treat your date to a classic NYC experience at the celebrated Rockefeller Center Ice Rink. The Skate-A-Date package includes skate rental, followed by a three-course meal at the Rock Center Cafe.
$14 students and seniors/$18 general admission
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Catch the rhythm and take your date for a spin on the dance floor at the New York Swing Dance Society. Overcome a case of two-left-feet with dance lessons before the band starts playing, and then dance the night away to live big-band music.
$295 per person plus $20 heliport fee
Take your relationship to new heights with the Grand Tour from New York Helicopter. You’ll see your favorite sites in New York City from a whole new perspective, including the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island, the South Street Seaport, the Brooklyn and Manhattan Bridges, Wall Street, the Empire State Building, Central Park, the Intrepid Air, Sea and Space Museum, Yankee Stadium, the George Washington Bridge and Battery Park. The complete tour takes 20 to 25 minutes.
Traci Tournoux is a freelance writer living in New York. She is covering Travel & Outdoors. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.