Beyond the Wine Bar: First Date Ideas That Are Actually Interesting



With Valentine’s Day behind us, it’s time to get real about the romance, and to think about the fun ways to celebrate blossoming romance. If you’re like us, you’re looking for something beyond the traditional wine bar. Here are some first date spots that are actually interesting.

Dinners in the Dark

They say love is blind, so why not take the test and sign yourself up to one of these upcoming Dinners in the Dark by Camaje. Truly focus on the food and conversation while eating with a blindfold on at this adventurous date option in New York.

See here for a full list of available days and times. Image above by @_alix on Instagram.

A Burlesque Show

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Image by @lescandalcabaret via Instagram.

If you’re searching for something a little spicier, Le Scandal’s long-running might just hit the spot. The oh-so seductive burlesque show features international acts, a variety of circus performers and a complimentary glass of Prosecco.

Check here for ticketing and information.

Baking Cake

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Image by @milkbarstore via instagram.

For something a bit more wholesome, hop on the L train to Williamsburg and get your hands dirty with some old-fashioned baking. Taken straight from the pages of Momofuku’s esteemed Milk Bar cookbook by Christina Tosi, classes ensure that you’ll be able to have your cake and eat it too!

Book a session here.

A Medieval Castle


A medieval monastery towering over manicured gardens in a riverside forest, The Cloisters is one of the most romantic museums in New York City. A branch of the Met Museum, it holds a staggering collection of Medieval and Renaissance art, including several beautiful unicorn tapestries. Tour the beautiful stone-walled, stained-glass-windowed galleries with your date and admire the setting. Time it so that you leave the museum just before sunset, and as you’re walking back to the sunset, stop at any of the benches overlooking the river to see the sun go down over the forests on the other side of the Hudson. It’s pure romance!

The Cloisters: 99 Margaret Corbin Drive Fort Tryon Park

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