Spring Date Ideas
Whether it's with a spring fling, a first date, or your loved one, here are a few ideas of places to go on a date in NYC this spring:
A stroll through spring
Take your date on a lovely walk through some of the best parks to see spring. See cherry trees, eastern red buds, tulips, daffodils, and crabapple trees in bloom!
Trips on the Hudson River
Starting April 30, the Village Community Boathouse will offer free community rowing from Pier 40 in Manhattan! Come experience NYC in a whole new way as you row past our city's beautiful and historic scenery. Learn more about free community rowing at Pier 40
Cherry Blossom Festivals
Celebrate the blossoming of New York City's cherry trees with live music, art, and dance performances, inspired by Japanese culture. Find an upcoming cherry blossom festival
DIY BBQ at Brooklyn Bridge Park
Thinking about firing up the grill for your date? Brooklyn Bridge Park's Picnic Peninsula at Pier 5 has several free hibachi grills. This picnic area is a hot spot come summer, so now's the time to enjoy a cozier experience (best at sunset). More information about Brooklyn Bridge Park
Looking for more spots to light up your grill in our parks? Visit our Barbecuing Areas page to find designated parks for barbecuing.
Alley Pond Park Adventure Course
Put your date to the test. The course features a zip-line, human sling shot, climbing wall, cat walk, trust fall stations, and more. Admission is free on Sundays, starting May 14! More information about Free Sundays at Alley Pond Park Adventure Course
It's quiet and less crowded at this Staten Island beach, across the water from Coney Island. The views are stunning here. Enjoy a romantic walk on the boardwalk, hang out on the pier, or relax on the beach. New York City beaches open for swimming on Memorial Day weekend. More information about South Beach
Photo by Julienne Schaer/Courtesy of the Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy
At Pier 2 in Brooklyn Bridge Park, you can party on the pier while skating to today's top hits! The roller rink re-opens for the season on April 7. More information about the Brooklyn Bridge Park Roller Rink