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Best Date Ideas in NYC

Best Date Ideas in NYC

Always stumped when it comes to birthday presents, anniversary dates or even just Thursday date night ideas? It’s hard finding that perfect gift that shows how thoughtful you are and how much you care--an object can only do so much. Wasn’t the time you two fell off the couch laughing during a movie or walked around the neighborhood talking for hours the truly memorable moment with each other? Wish you could recreate that, wrap it up and give it to your significant other? With these fun and unique date ideas, all sorts of emotions can let loose: happiness, excitement, curiosity, inspiration, and most importantly, excitement and appreciation.

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    The Harmony of Beer and Cheese
    The Harmony of Beer and Cheese

    Murray's Cheese

    Love the sharpness of parmesan and cheddar and the tangy notes of a corona with lime? Did you know these two could easily pair up with each other? For your next date, the two of you can find unique brews and specially paired cheeses, exciting not only the taste buds, but your curiosity -- how do they work so perfectly together? Not only will you want to talk about your discoveries afterwards, but this could lead to a whole new tasty adventure in the relationship.

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    Intro to Improv
    Intro to Improv

    Magnet Theater - Studio

    Here is a date idea that’s totally free. Need I say more? Just kidding. Everyone could use a little more laughter, and many times, making the other laugh brings a couple closer together. Your face and sides might hurt from so much laughing, but trust me, it will be worth it.

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    Brewshop 101: Home Beer Brewing Essentials
    Brewshop 101: Home Beer Brewing Essentials

    Bitter & Esters

    Every guy--and some ladies out there--must have fantasies of unlimited beer, good beer too. This class just might be the closest thing to making this dream come true. Not only will this class be a fun and informative date to go on, but the skills the two of you will bring home will bring your nights in to a whole new level.

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    Sunset Sail
    Sunset Sail

    Classic Harbor Line

    A sunset sail is a perfect gift for an anniversary night or any other special occasion, filled with the soft rocking of the waves, an 1800's-style boat, drinks, and of course, a view of the sunset you can’t get anywhere else in the city. The two of you will forget about all the stress in your lives in this little getaway from the bustling city--especially with the help of a complimentary drink.

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    Pizza Making Class
    Pizza Making Class

    It’s romantic having date night at home with a home-cooked meal, lit candles and Brazilian Bossa Nova setting the mood, but that’s been done before, it was great, and it’s time to move on. Bring the home-cooked dinner out of the dining room, give it more of a fun-date feel in this pizza-making class. Top your pizzas with all the toppings you please without fear of the other liking it or not--everyone has his or her own pie to dig into at the end of class.

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    Hike with Adoptable Dogs
    Hike with Adoptable Dogs

    Discover Outdoors

    If you’re looking to stretch your legs and get some fresh air, Discover Outdoors will gladly drive you out of the city for the day and take you on a hike. To make it just a little more perfect, they are bringing some dogs from Animal Haven, a non-profit dog shelter, to join you and get some fresh air. If you’re a dog person, or trying to wedge in a cute doggie into the relationship, this might just convince your significant other as well as get the two of you out of the bustling city for a relaxing day in nature.

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    Hike & Whiskey Tasting
    Hike & Whiskey Tasting

    Discover Outdoors

    And if the two of you aren’t looking for some puppy love, but still want a city-free day, you can try this other outdoor adventure. It’s time to breathe in some fresh air, have it taken away by the stunning views, and then catch it again with a few tastings of whiskey at a nearby distillery. Sounds like a good time, right?

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    NYC Pizza Bus Tour
    NYC Pizza Bus Tour

    Scott's Pizza Tours

    Do you both love pizza? No matter how much you think either of you love pizza, it probably will never surpass how much Scott, the founder of Scott’s Pizza Bus Tours, loves pizza. Spend an entire afternoon with this guy noshing on the best slices of pizza this city has to offer. It gets better than that though, renowned for his passion for pizza, Scott will gladly load you with information and fun facts about each slice and pizzeria, as well as get you behind the scenes. The two of you can get intimate with the process, history and culture of pizza. Now it’s getting serious.

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