Five ways to impress your date in New York
Are you thinking of taking your other half all the way to the ever-popular New York City? Well, whether it’s for a birthday treat, a significant anniversary, or perhaps even the perfect setting for a proposal, you’ll need to pull out all the stops.
Of course, visiting New York is impressive enough in itself, but consider going the extra mile with these luxurious ideas that are guaranteed to have them falling (even more) head over heels for you…
1. Go shopping on 5th Ave
New York City is home to some of the best shopping opportunities on the planet. So make the most of it by starting your trip on 5th avenue. With stores like Cartier, Bulgari, Furla, Jimmy Choo, Mikimoto and many more to explore, they’ll be spoiled for choice. And that’s just the tip of the iceberg: you’ll also find plenty of fine dining restaurants on 5th, perfect for refuelling the two of you.
2. See a Broadway show
There are few places in the world you can see world-class actors, playwrights and choreographers coming together to create theatre as good as the kind you’ll find on Broadway. So, book the best seats in the house for you and your date. From the phenomenally strong performances from Eva Noblezada and Jon Jon Briones to the goosebump-inducing score from the orchestra, your date is bound to appreciate tickets for Miss Saigon. Or for something more light-hearted, buy tickets for shows such as Wicked, Cats or The Book of Mormon.
3. Head to a luxurious bar
While there’s nothing wrong with old school favourites (like McSorley’s, the White Horse or Pete’s Tavern), you’ll have a much better chance of sweeping your date off their feet by taking them to a high-end bar. Fortunately, New York is brimming with world-class watering holes, including the Rose Bar at Gramercy Park Hotel (a venue that hosts New York Fashion Week parties), the Back Room (a speakeasy that operated during the Prohibition era), or Grand Central Terminal’s stunning Campbell Bar. For more inspiration – and a little more information about each of these suggestions – check out this article from Forbes.
4. Greenwich Village
Is any trip to NYC worth it if you don’t see Carrie Bradshaw’s neighbourhood for yourself? Head over to Greenwich Village and walk down those leafy green avenues to see 64 Perry Street – the building that was used for the external shots of Carrie’s apartment in Sex and the City. There are plenty of other places to visit in New York if you want to continue with the Sex and the City theme: Charlotte announces that she’s getting married on Staten Island Ferry, Onieal’s bar and restaurant was the set of Steve’s pub, and Buddakan (a trendy Chinese restaurant in the Meatpacking district) was the setting of Carrie and Big’s rehearsal dinner.
5. Pick up the bill
If you were enjoying a first date, it would be good manners to split the bill. But if you’re taking your special someone all the way to New York, or treating them to a luxurious night while holidaying there together, be sure to foot the bill… especially if it’s your suggestion to go to expensive bars and restaurants! This will undoubtedly impress your date, as well as all the suggestions above.