By Bella Cannizzo
I came up with 10 winter date ideas for those living in New York City. Some are adventurous, others relaxing, and some are festive. I think I could change this article title to “dream date ideas.” But, even if you are single like me, going with a friend or by yourself would still be worthwhile.
1. Bryant Park
The Bryant Park Winter Village is now open every day of the week from 11:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m., and on the weekends, 10:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m. Go look at all the cute holiday shops, grab a cup of hot chocolate, and maybe go ice skating.
Because of the freezing weather, this might be the best time of the year to go to an art museum. Right now, there’s a Mark Rothko exhibit featuring a painting of his made entirely of chocolate.
3. Coby Club
This cocktail lounge is the new place to be. The old-fashioned speakeasy accepts reservations and walk-ins. The theme and vibe was inspired by San Francisco Chinatown night-life in the 1950s.
4. Frick Madison Museum
Another art museum on the list! This interesting museum contains masterpieces from the Renaissance and early 20th century.
5. Brooklyn High Low
A cozy, intimate tea experience. They have delicious food as well.
6. Eddie’s Sweet Shop
This is a must-see, retro diner serving yummy ice cream sundaes and milkshakes.
7. Metropolitan Museum
The MET is iconic. Roaming around the galleries and hallways with your significant other can be quite romantic. During the Christmas season, the MET puts up a beautiful Christmas tree.
This little breakfast, lunch, and dinner spot in SOHO is perfect for a date.
9. New Gallery Show at Brant Foundation
The show combines contemporary art, artists, events, and auctions. Reservations must be booked in advance.
10. Rockefeller Center
This final idea is necessary during the holiday season. Seeing the famous Rockefeller tree will help you and your loved one get into a festive mood.