10 Cheap & Creative Date Ideas To Try In NYC

New York City is one of the most iconic places in the world—which also means it's one of the most expensive. But with a little knowledge and the right kind of attitude, your future dates can now be affordable, unique, and equally if not more entertaining. We've brought you a variety of successful date spots that you can hit up with your significant other this summer. And don't worry, you'll have enough change in your pocket by the end of the day.


1.Take advantage of warmer weather and head over to Smorgasburg to check out over 75 mouthwatering vendors. After all, what's better than having almost every type of cuisine at your disposal and a beautiful view of both the river and the Manhattan skyline right in front of you? When: Weekends from 11AM-6PM Cost: Average $20 Smorgasburg, 90 Kent Ave, Brooklyn

2.Allocate your night to stargazing at the High Line, where the romantically lit park will allow you to feel one with nature—a sensation clearly forgotten by the industrial bustle of the city. After the celestial experience, end the night with wine al fresco at Terroir At The Porch! When: Every Tuesday @ Dusk Cost: $5 to $10 for a glass of wine The High Line, 122 Gansevoort Street

3. Stop by your local Trader Joe's and stock up on $3 wine bottles and fresh ingredients for the ultimate picnic in Central Park. With its serene cherry blossom trees that border along the lake, Cherry Hill is an ideal spot for couples to canoodle and feast. Cost: Average $30 for groceries Central Park, 72nd Street

4.We may have found your new happy hour spot for the summer. Not only is it free to board this three-story boat, but it also sets sail for 45 minutes at various times of the day! Talk about a free mini getaway. Spending is optional, but the New England side of you may want to dive into their seafood and mason jar cocktails. When: Mon-Thurs 11:30AM-11PM, Fri-Sat 11:30AM-12AM, Sun 12PM-11PM Cost: $7 to $14 drinks North River Lobster Company, Pier 81

5. Play a decked out 18-course miniature golf course at Pier 25 with waterfalls, traps, footbridges, the works—all while enjoying the view of the Hudson River. This professional course is sure to rekindle the romance between you and your date with some friendly competition. When: Typically 10AM-Sunset depending on weather Cost: $5 a game Hudson River Park, 225 West Side Highway


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