A Different Date Night

As many of you know, I’m always on the prowl for new date spots, particularly hot, new restaurants in the city.  However, the dinner and a movie date can get a little old after a while!  Lucky for you, I came up with some great date ideas that are good for you!  Here are my picks for great dates that are fun and keep you fit!

  • Rock Climbing at Brooklyn Boulders

At this indoor rock climbing spot in Brooklyn where you can climb a 30-ft replica of the Brooklyn Bridge.  This 18,000 sq. foot climbing gym offers challenges for every level so don’t worry if you’re not a regular climber!  Day passes run at $20 bucks.  Nothing like a little teamwork and danger to put some oomph in your date night!

  • Bike the West Side Highway

This is a great day date.  You can rent bikes at a bunch of places in the city depending on where you are located.  Grab a bike (or a tandem) and ride on the gorgeous West Side Highway.  Pack a healthy picnic and lounge on the many green lawns on the way!

  • Get a couples massage

Ok so this isn’t an “active” date, but I thought it deserved mentioning.  What better way to relax after a long week than getting a couples massage with your honey!  Massage is a great way to reduce stress, increase circulation, and soothe sore muscles (maybe due to all the rock climbing you were doing!)  One place to check out in the city is Silk Day Spa on 13th Street and 5th ave.  D and I went for our anniversary last year and it was fabulous (aka me drooling on the massage table), plus they let us relax in their lounge afterwards for as long as we wanted…A+ in my book.

  • Show your competitive streak at Brooklyn Bowl!

Ok…bowling isn’t typically considered a “workout”, but as a particularly competitive bowler I know things can definitely get sweaty in the heat of competition!  Brooklyn Bowl is a great bowling spot with live music.  It’s a super fun and lively atmosphere – but be warned, it can get CROWDED on the weekends so make sure to get there early.  It’s a particularly fun place to go with a group or an awesome double date.  What better way to show your love than to kick your partner’s butt!!

Those are my picks…what are your favorite date ideas that are off the beaten path??

1 Comment

  1. JamieNYC says:

    I think a dance class could be a great date (unless you’re as remarkably uncoordinated as I am 😉 and a decent workout. In terms of workout – from most sweat to none – I’d assume:

    1. Phi Psi Basement
    2. Swing Dancing
    3. Salsa Dancing
    4. Ballroom Dancing


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