Go Apple Picking
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.
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
50 West 23rd Street
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
79th Street & Central Park West
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
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.