The Ultimate Guide to Date Night in the 5 Boroughs of NYC

Aug 24, 2021

The Ultimate Guide to Date Night in the 5 Boroughs of NYC
By Ciara Santiago

The Ultimate Guide to Date Night in the 5 Boroughs of NYC

New York City! A city so magical, it makes for the perfect place to experience love. Whether you’re planning your very first date or looking to celebrate your next anniversary, there are endless things to do in NYC. The Big Apple is known for its beautiful historic parks, culinary spots and hidden places that are perfect for a couple’s photo-op. Keep reading my ultimate guide to the perfect date night, and be sure to check out some fascinating New York City facts to see why New York City is one of the most popular travel destinations in the US.

What are the 5 Boroughs of NYC?

New York City is made up of 5 boroughs: Manhattan, Brooklyn, Bronx, Queens, and Staten Island. Each offers plenty of fun, romantic and unique date options for you and your honey to make the most of your downtime together. To get you started on the right track, dig into my Ultimate Guide to Date Night in the 5 Boroughs of NYC!

MANHATTAN:

1 | Book A Private Photo Journey | If you are looking for romantic things to do in NYC, a private photo journey is the perfect way to experience the city and gain memories that will last a lifetime. No need to invest in an expensive camera for this trip. When you book the photo journey with NYC Photo Journey's Photoshoot, you get a professional tour of the City and a photographer to take professional photos for you and your significant other.

WHERE: Times Square, NY | WHO: (929) 266-9248

VIEW ON GOOGLE MAPS

2 | Enjoy A Horse Drawn Carriage Ride Through Central Park | Talk about romantic! Take your partner on a historical stroll through Central Park in a horse-drawn carriage. On this private carriage tour, you will visit places like Belvedere Castle, Strawberry Fields, and the Bethesda Fountain. The ride comes with full narration as you stroll through scenic routes in the park.

WHERE: New York, NY | WHO: (212) 310-6600

VIEW ON GOOGLE MAPS

3 | Dinner at Tavern on the Green | New York City is well known for its amazing food options, especially in the heart of the city. Tavern on the Green is one of its iconic landmark restaurants built in the 1800s. This NYC tavern is well known for the breathtaking views, outdoor seating, lavish menu and oh wait, did I mention there’s a dance floor? If you’re looking for a spot perfect for brunch, lunch, dinner and even late-night desserts at the bar, this is it!

WHERE: 67th Street & Central Park West, New York, NY 10023 | WHO: (212)-877-8684

VIEW ON GOOGLE MAPS

BROOKLYN:

4 | Spend the day at Coney Island | If you’re thrill seeking and looking for a date full of adventure, this is the perfect spot to spend your day! Luna Park is NYC’s most iconic destination for fun. Whether you and your sweetheart brave the thrill of the Coney Island Thunderbolt, share a world-famous Nathan’s hot dog or enjoy the fun of old school fair games, your date at Coney Island will be epic!

WHERE: 1000 Surf Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11224 | WHO: (718) 373-5862

VIEW ON GOOGLE MAPS

5 | Stroll the Brooklyn Bridge | I may be biased but, in my opinion, there is nothing more romantic than a stroll on the Brooklyn Bridge, especially at night! The views of the city are breathtaking and the way the city lights illuminate the sky is beautiful. A perfect location for your photo op, you can’t spend a day in Brooklyn without taking a romantic stroll on this famous bridge.

WHERE: Brooklyn Bridge, New York, NY 10038 | WHO: N/A

VIEW ON GOOGLE MAPS

6 | Dinner at St. Mazie Bar & Supper Club | There is nothing better than a funky bar vibe with live music that serves up a great meal! St. Mazie & Supper Club is a jazz bar and restaurant that gives such a cozy yet romantic feel. You have the option of bar menu dining on the main floor with live music, lounging in the overgrown garden outback, or the Supper Club dining experience in the cellar with upscale comfort food.

WHERE: 345 Grand St, Brooklyn, NY 11211 | WHO: (718)-384-4807

VIEW ON GOOGLE MAPS

7 | Skyline Drive – In | Want to take it back to the old days while adding a modern twist? Whether you pull up in your car or choose outdoor seating, the Skyline Drive – In will give you the feel of the old school drive-in with breathtaking views of the city! If you want to put a spin on a date night to the movies, this is it!

WHERE: 1 Oak St., Brooklyn, NY 11222 | WHO: (347) 462-0353

VIEW ON GOOGLE MAPS

BRONX:

8 | Picnic at Bartow – Pell Mansion Museum | Grab a blanket, your favorite bottle of wine and the perfect lunch for two! A picnic at the Bartow -Pell Mansion Museum is a cute way to date without spending a lot of money. Bartow – Pell Mansion Museum is a long- standing 19th century country estate house. The museum also has events and concerts so be sure to check their calendar before planning your date if you’re looking to end your night with some entertainment!

WHERE: 895 Shore Rd, Bronx, NY 10464 | WHO: (718) 885-1461

VIEW ON GOOGLE MAPS

9 | Enjoy a visit to NY Botanical Gardens | If you love nature and you’re looking for a chill vibe, this could be a perfect location for your next date. There is so much to see and do between the gardens, plant research & conservation. Make sure to bring food, drinks, and comfy shoes so you can explore the grounds with ease and comfort.

WHERE: 2900 Southern Blvd, Bronx, NY 10458 | WHO: (718) 817-8700

VIEW ON GOOGLE MAPS

10 | Dinner at Zero Otto Nove | There are a few things you must do while in New York! Dinner at an Italian restaurant and eating pizza should most certainly be at the top of that list. Zerro Otto Nove is the spot to try if you’re looking for authentic southern Italian food. Did I mention it was in Little Italy, NYC? You can’t go wrong with a good slice of New York pizza and homemade pasta!

WHERE: 2357 Arthur Ave, Bronx, NY 10458 | WHO: (718) 220-1027

VIEW ON GOOGLE MAPS

QUEENS:

11 | Visit the Museum of Moving Image | If you’re into cultured art and media you’ll love this date! The Museum of Moving Image is a media museum located in the former building of the historic Astoria Studios. The artwork focuses on the history, technique and technology behind film, television, and digital media. So, if you and your partner are interested in exploring the creative process behind movies and digital entertainment, this is your spot!

WHERE: 36-01 35th Ave, Queens, NY 11106 | WHO: (718) 777-6800

VIEW ON GOOGLE MAPS

STATEN ISLAND:

12 | Spend the day at Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk & Beach | What's better than a romantic stroll on the beach? Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach is perfect for picknicking, bird watching and simply just relaxing while enjoying fun in the sun. There is plenty to do not only on the beach but on the boardwalk as well. Things like bike trails, kayaking, and fishing off of Ocean Breeze.

WHERE: Fr Capodanno Blvd, Staten Island, NY 10306 | WHO: (212) 639-9675

VIEW ON GOOGLE MAPS

Final Thoughts on Ultimate Guide to Date Night in The 5 Boroughs of NYC!

The best part of New York City is the fact that there are five boroughs, each completely different with its own unique vibe. If you’re looking for places to try for a perfect date, follow this ultimate guide - or check out our Travel Blog to find even more tips for vacationing in NYC and other exciting destinations.

Use Our Handy Map to Find Your Way Around!


Final Thoughts on Ultimate Guide to Date Night in The 5 Boroughs of NYC!

The best part of New York City is the fact that there are five boroughs, each completely different with its own unique vibe. If you’re looking for places to try for a perfect date, follow this ultimate guide - or check out our Travel Blog to find even more tips for vacationing in NYC and other exciting destinations.


RELATED ARTICLE:

10 Top Movies Filmed in NYC to Watch for an Empire State of Mind

At Westgate Resorts, when you Check-In, there’s a LOT to Check-Out! Your New York City vacation awaits! Explore our New York City hotel today or talk with a vacation planner at 888-852-2959 or 407-355-2690.

* Westgate Resorts is in no way affiliated with the attractions featured in this article. Items or places listed are current as of the publishing date of this article. Please call or visit the respective website for the most up-to-date offerings and details.