Play For Keeps: 5 Memorable First Date Ideas in NYC

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First dates can be tricky. From figuring out what to wear to settling on what to do, making a great impression on the first date is essential. A first date should be casual, fun and give both parties an opportunity to get to know one another. How well the date goes, will determine if there will be a second date in the future. Instead of the typical dinner and a movie, step outside your comfort zone and opt for an adventurous first date. Below are five of the coolest first date ideas that will surely leave a lasting impression.

1 Helicopter Tour of NYC

See New York City like never before, with the help of Helicopter Flight Services. This sightseeing tours provide you with an incredible view of Manhattan and the surrounding area in comfort and style. Marvel at the architecture of the Chrysler Building, the Empire State Building or view the city's iconic bridges that keep New York City connected. With four tour options to choose from this unique adventure is a must!
Pier 6-Downtown Manhattan Heliport East River, New York, NY 10004|(212) 355-0801

2 Indoor Rock Climbing

The Sports Center at Chelsea Piers in Manhattan is home to one of the largest indoor rock climbing gyms in New York City, and one of the most challenging rock walls in the country. One-hour private and semi-private lessons are available for beginner, intermediate and advanced climbers.
Pier 60 - 20th St. & Hudson River Park, New York, NY, 10011| (212) 336-6000

3 Indoor Skydiving

If skydiving is on your bucket list, this is the perfect way to prepare. iFLY, which has 37 locations around the world in the US, Canada, Europe and Asia, is the experiential entertainment company that created modern indoor skydiving. They make the dream of flight a reality by giving customers “wings” in a safe and reliable environment.
One Ridge Hill Boulevard, Yonkers, NY, 10710|(914) 449-4359

4 Bowling

With 35,000 square foot of sleek lanes, a private VIP room, flat-screen TV’s, ping pong room, billiards lounge, two sports bars and gourmet seasonal menus, Frames makes for a great first date.
550 9th Avenue (corner of 40th Street) New York, NY 10018 |(212) 268-6909

5 Movies, Gourmet Food & Craft Cocktails

While we did say do away with the traditional dinner and a movie, a date night at Nitehawk is far from traditional. Nitehawk offers audiences a unique cinematic experience by combining exemplary first-run and repertory film programming along with tableside food and beverage service in all theaters. Complementing the menu items of gourmet concessions, house-made small plates and entrees, local beers, and handcrafted cocktails, the team creates specialty dishes and drinks inspired by the films .
136 Metropolitan Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11249| (718) 782-8370
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