8 Summer-y Ideas for First, Second, and Third Dates This June in NYC

Okay so now that it's finally June, you're going to be spending a lot more time outdoors, right?

And if you've been struggling to come up with the perfect date ideas, don't worry. 

You're not alone. 

It's not because you're not cute enough, but that you're not picking the right first date spots

We gotchu though with the best first, second, and third date spots! All you have to worry about is making sure your eyebrows are on fleek.

1. Food Crawl @ Smorgasburg (Williamsburg & Prospect Park)


You can really find out a lot about a person based on what they eat at food fairs. 

And Smorgasburg is the ultimate one. With over 100 vendor options, you and your date are bound to end up on a culinary adventure. It's like a dinner date on steroids and the casual nature of walking around sampling food makes it an excellent first meet choice. Saturdays they set up shop in Williamsburg and Sundays in Prospect Park

2. Films on the Green (Various Locations)


There's nothing like letting your date know you don't want to get to know them like taking them to a movie at AMC or another corporate over-priced movie theater. 

However, we don't feel the same way about outdoor movie screenings. Films on the Green is back this summer and if bringing your date to a French film picnic at the park doesn't win you points, we don't know what will. Check out the list of films and dates here

3. Governor's Island (NY Harbor)


Governor's Island is always a blast in the summer. 

There's no shortage of events and activities going down at the car-free oasis in the coming months. Studies show that your date is more likely to be attracted to you if you've lived through an adrenaline-inducing event together. So, it would make sense to bring him rock climbing or zip lining with you right?

4. Kayak on the Hudson (Tribeca)


Did you know you can go kayaking for free in the city?

Downtown Boathouse, with locations at Pier 26 and on Gov Island, offers free kayaking sessions on the Hudson River. If you're not opposed to getting a little wet, there's no better way to cool down and enjoy the summer breeze than to get paddling!

5. Fire Guns at West Side Rifle (Flatiron)

If you've never shot a gun before, you're missing out!

There's nothing that gets your frustrations out quite like a 22 caliber rifle. Hit up West Side Rifle for an exciting second date. Once your adventurous spirits have been awakened, there's no telling what other adventures will follow. Perhaps a visit to a seriously lit outdoor bar?

6. Upstairs at the Kimberly Hotel (Midtown East)


Speaking of outdoor bars, no summer date series would be complete without a rooftop bar mention. 

Upstairs at the Kimberly Hotel is a romantic third date spot guaranteed to get you laid that fourth date! With stunning panoramic views of midtown and potent cocktails, everything might just be set for the perfect man-handling filled cab ride home. 

7. Oyster Happy Hour (East Village)


In case you didn't know, oysters are a natural aphrodisiac! And if your date isn't allergic to shellfish, an oyster happy hour is the perfect third date.

No matter what neighborhood you're in, you can find a decent one near you. P.S. The Mermaid Inn in the East Village is serving up $1 oysters, $5 beers, $7 wine, and $8 cocktails all night Monday, 5-7 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday, and weekends in the summer from 4-7 p.m. 

8. Get outta town! (Catskills)


Sometimes the city gets to be too much. And having dozens of bystanders watching your every kiss gets to be uncomfortable (although you're probz used to it if you're a real New Yorker).

If you're really hitting things off with your date and want to spend more than a couple of hours together, take the Adirondack Trailways bus up to Woodstock or any other neighboring town and explore the quiet attractions Upstate NY has to offer. If ya'll are into each other and you're feeling adventurous enough, you can totally camp out under the stars for a night.  

[Feature Image Courtesy Business Insider] 

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