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NYC’s 6 Best Cold Weather Date Ideas

January 9, 2015 6:00 AM

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During the cold winter months in New York City, date nights are the perfect time to get warm and cozy with the one you love. Take your date to one of these restaurants, bars or fun activities to get close (or hot and bothered) this season. By Sarah Shaker.

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(credit: Camp Facebook)

(credit: Camp Facebook)

Camp

179 Smith St
Brooklyn, NY
718.852.8086

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Wish you had the time and extra cash to head Upstate for a cabin getaway with your crush? Look no further than Camp in Brooklyn, complete with the campfire and romantic ambiance. Sip a cocktail and make s’mores, as you cozy up to your date in this indoor camping setting. Urbanites can get a little taste of the country without the long train ride out of the city at Camp.

(credit: Bourgeois Pig/Facebook)

(credit: Bourgeois Pig/Facebook)

Fondue, The Bourgeois Pig

111 E 7th St
New York, NY
(212) 475-2246

More: NYC’s 10 Best Fondue Spots

From sweet to savory, you can dip your way into dating bliss at Bourgeois Pig in the East Village. The Mozarrella with Provelone, Parmesan and Romano, seasoned with rosemary, thyme, and oregano is one of their best cheesy sellers. And the Milk Chocolate fondue with Grand Marnier and toffee chips is as sexy as chocolate and booze can get. No matter which fondue you choose, you can pair them with champagne cocktails for the ultimate in romance.

(credit: Liberty View Rink)

(credit: Liberty View Rink)

Liberty View Rink

20 Battery Place
Wagner Park
New York, NY

Want to avoid the tourist-packed Citi Pond at Bryant Park and Rockefeller Center rinks? Head downtown to skate at Liberty View for an active outdoor winter date with a pretty iconic New York City view. Make sure to grab hot chocolate or dinner in the neighborhood to warm up post-skate.

(credit: Max Brenner Facebook)

(credit: Max Brenner Facebook)

Urban S’Mores, Max Brenner

841Broadway
New York, NY
646.467.8803

A sweet tasting for two will take you back to your childhood days by a bonfire, only now with adult flirting as you melt, stack and taste s’mores at your table. Max Brenner in Union Square gives you the opportunity to get close to your date in a chocolate lovers haven. And for an even more adult-friendly treat, try one of their chocolate cocktails like their most popular drink, Max’s White Russian with Absolut vodka, Kahlua, and white chocolate served on the rocks.

(credit: Brooklyn Boulders Facebook)

(credit: Brooklyn Boulders Facebook)

Brooklyn Boulders

575 Degraw St.
Brooklyn, NY

Unless you’re an extremist, it’s probably too cold to go rock climbing outdoors. Brooklyn Boulders is your indoor rock-climbing wall to the rescue. Stay active with your date at this gym with a Day Pass for $30 ($24 for students), which includes all day access to the entire facility, a tour of the facility, a Learn to Fall clinic, Auto-Belay Certification and any other climbing certifications you will need. Experienced climbers pay $25 for an all-day pass ($19 for students). You can also rent shoes, a harness, chalk bag or a full gear kit for all of your climbing date needs.

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Sarah Shaker is the founder of the blog Bright Lights, My City.
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