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5 Fun & Creative New York City Fall Date Ideas

October 4, 2012 3:00 PM

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Central Park (credit: Timothy A. Clary/AFP/Getty Images)

Central Park (credit: Timothy A. Clary/AFP/Getty Images)

Cooler weather doesn’t need to mean the end of that sizzling summer fling.  Keep your warm-weather affair lasting until the leaves fall off the trees (and hopefully longer) with these five fall date ideas, whether you’re looking for a perfect day or romantic night with your honey in the Big Apple. By Krissy Dolor.

Go Apple Picking

Apple Picking

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See Also: The 4 Best Apple Picking Spots In The Tri-State

Apple picking is a staple of the fall season. Head to a country apple farm and make a day trip of this festive activity. The two of you can enjoy the fresh fruit – and breathe in the fresh, autumn air! If you need some apple picking pointers, check out CBSNewYork.com’s complete guide.

Wine Tasting

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For the sophisticated, woo your date with a wine tasting. Sample some of the best crops without paying top dollar for a bottle you can’t pronounce. Finally learn the proper way to appreciate your drink (it’s not all about the taste) – though you should avoid eating or smoking beforehand if you want to fully enjoy the experience. Check out CBSNewYork.com’s wineries guides for New York and New Jersey.

Bake A Cake With Your Mate

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If you’d rather brush up on your culinary skills, indulge your sweet tooth with a baking class. It’s a fun, creative way to do something interactive together while learning a new skill – and it’s easy to see who’s better in the kitchen! Take the class after brunch for a built in dessert, or be rebels and let your pasty be your meal. Take a look at upcoming baking classes from The Institute of Culinary Education.

Fall Foliage & A Picnic At Central Park

Central Park

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79th Street & Central Park West
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You don’t need to head all the way to Massachusetts or Vermont to enjoy the changing leaves. Cliche as it may seem, a Central Park picnic is an ideal fall date. 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.

Dine On A Dinner Cruise

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They’re not just for tourists. Skip the restaurant and have dinner offshore on one of the city’s many cruise lines. Take a tour around the island or enjoy a wine tasting while floating on the Hudson. Dine on deck and view the skyline from the water or get down with some dancing. Check out the best New York City night cruises.

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