Just because the warm weather will fade soon doesn’t mean that love has to. Hear are five of our favorite summer date spots in NYC. By Carly Petrone.
Movies on the Beach at Surf City
Snuggle up and get cozy, because Movies on the Beach is happening every Wednesday night at Surf City. This Jersey City hot spot is complete with waterfront views and plenty of tropical drinks including, the Mango Tango, Lava Flow, and classic Pina Colada. Upcoming screenings include Blade Runner (August 24th) and Men in Black (August 31st). So grab a few lobster rolls or a seafood paella for two and gear up for a night under the stars.
A Weekend Getaway To Time Nyack
If you’re looking for a weekend getaway spot, then make your way to the newly-opened Time Nyack in the Hudson Valley, located just 45 minutes away from the city. This swanky hotel used to be a factory, giving each room a nostalgic feel with its high ceilings and large windows. Splurge on a top floor guestroom with a private terrace and relax at the lounge-style pool deck (complete with smoothie bar and poolside entertainment). When you get hungry, make a reservation at the on-site BV’s Grill, a sister property to the fame Bobby Van’s Steakhouse. Make sure to check their website for promotional packages including discounts off three or more nights, a winery tour and tasting trip, a “Taste of Nyack” deal, as well as comfy getaways for your pet. Learn more here.
Feel like a kid again and take your date on a ride around the Seaglass Carousel at Battery Park. This 2,575 square-foot pavilion is filled with 30 massive fiberglass fish and was custom-designed with color-changing LED light fixtures and integrated audio systems, so each fish becomes luminescent. It also gives it an underwater atmosphere, thanks to “water effect” that rings from the light projectors that hang from a custom-designed helical light. Take a stroll through the park afterwards and enjoy a scenic view of the New York Harbor and, of course, the Statue of Liberty. Carousel is open from 10 a.m. – 10 p.m.
If you’re both interested in beer, head over to Williamsburg for a tour of the Brooklyn Brewery. Buy some tokens ($5 a token or $20 for five tokens) and hit up the bar to taste a variety of beers straight from their tasting room. The brewery opens at noon on Saturdays with free tours on the half hour starting at 1 p.m. If you’re in the mood for some munchies, feel free to order food for delivery and have it brought in. Grab a seat at the picnic tables and meet new friends or cozy up at your own table.
If you’re looking for some foodie fun then definitely hit up Smorgasburg at the Brooklyn Flea or South Street Seaport. You can taste each other’s food, sip on your favorite cocktail, or swap opinions about the latest food craze. Take a stroll along the piers of Williamsburg after you grab your grub and enjoy the Manhattan skyline or gaze out toward the Brooklyn Bridge before hitting up the six vendors lined up along South Street Seaport. Click here to get the full list.