This week, I was so excited to be featured with my boyfriend on DateNightIs, an awesome site filled with date ideas and stories. Our feature was called “Date Night Is…A Friendly Competition.” It inspired me to begin a new series, which has my top 4 date ideas for a given month. While my ideas will focus on NYC, they can definitely be modified for whatever city you are in!
April Date 1: Go to a baseball game! I will be going to my first Yankee’s game of the season in mid-April, when the Red Sox come to town (I’m a Yankee’s fan). Going to a baseball game, or other sporting event, can be a great way to really get into something together – you’ll sing, dance, scream and cheer on your team, while enjoying a few beers and indulging in some totally unhealthy but delicious stadium food. My favorite meal at Yankee Stadium includes the garlic fries and gluten-free beer.
April Date 2: Go to a local Farmers Market and then cook a meal together. I personally love the Union Square Farmers Market, and try to go most Saturdays in the spring and summer. When you go with your honey, you can spend time tasting the local foods (cheese, meat, wine) and then pick up what you like best. Later on, cooking together will really turn up the heat in your relationship and bring you two closer together.
April Date 3: Go rockclimbing and then to an open air food truck bonanza. In NYC, I’m talking about Brooklyn Boulders followed by Smorgasburg! Brooklyn Boulders often has deals on Gilt City or Groupon, so find a great deal and go for a day. Once you’ve built up a huge appetite, head over to Smorgusburg and feast on as many items as you can. I’ll be heading on this date in a week and a half, and I can’t wait!
April Date 4: Go to the Bronx Zoo. By going in April, you’ll avoid the summer crowds which will start before we know it. While you’re there, check out the New York Botanical Gardens and finish the day at Arthur Avenue for some great Italian food.
What are your favorite April dates?