I know what you’re thinking .. September already???
Bring on the tears, it’s that sad time of the year where we’re literally counting down the days till Summer is officially over. Although Mother Nature is currently playing with us in New York City as the chilly fall breeze has been making it’s way into our daily forecast.. Summer is NOT over you guys!
At least not just yet. If you’re ending off the summer with your year round boo or kickin’ off the cuffing season with someone new here are your Must Go Date Spots for the End of The Summer. (Did I mention they’re super affordable #yourewelcome)
Luna Park Friday Night Fireworks @ Coney Island
I swear for the past 3 years I’ve been complaining about how much I’ve wanted to catch the Luna Park Friday Night Fireworks at Coney Island. This might just be what you call the perfect date (or at least the perfect date for me so potential bfs – take notes)
Every Friday night at 9:30pm Luna Park has a free Fireworks show that runs till about 10pm. Whether you’re on one of the fun rides or watching from the board walk it’s definitely a sight you don’t want to miss. Fellas act quickly because this ends on September 1st and I guarantee your girl might love you for this! For more info click here.
Brooklyn Heights Promenade
This right here easily is one of my favorite romantic spots in Brooklyn! Picture yourself strolling down the promenade with bae while gazing at the NYC skyline = literally one of the simplest forms of happiness. As New Yorkers, we definitely have those moments where we get lost in the quickness of life and just living in NYC, but at the promenade it slows it all down. Whether you come here during the morning, sunset or night, you and bae can share the moment of just appreciating the cities beauty together.
Roller Skating at Brooklyn Bridge Park
Personally.. me + any type of skating always ends up being a MAJOR L, but coming here on a date? Might be worth the risk to break a bone or two. Have an old school date night and head out with your boo to Brooklyn Bridge Park’s Pier 2 Roller Rink. Here you can find your inner Bey in Blow and skate to the current Top 40 hits. Best part? They hold FREE Public Skates (times vary but you can always catch the update schedule here) Don’t have a pair of skates? No worries you can easily rent a pair for $6 and if you’re anything like me.. you can save yourself some hefty falls and rent a skate mate for $6 as well 😉
DUMBO Boulders Powered by The Cliffs
This is a date for the adventurous lovers out there! Test your strength and stamina at the DUMBO Boulders in Brooklyn Bridge Park. If you’ve never tried bouldering this will be the perfect fun first time experience for you and bae! Located by the Main Street entrance over at Brooklyn Bridge Park you can climb the outdoor walls and find your inner mountain climber, or choose to cheer on your partner whatever works for you! For just $9 you can get an all day pass + rental shoes.
Smorgasburg – Prospect Park and Williamsburg
If you and your partner are foodies and haven’t been to Smorgasburg this summer yet.. are you guys really foodies forreal? Smorgasburg is what you would call food heaven basically! It’s an open food market that happens every weekend (Saturdays in and Sundays in )Warning there are SEVERAL food options here so if bae can’t ever decide what she wants to eat.. don’t be surprised if you spend an hour trying to decide what to try!
Prospect Park Zoo
I’ve always felt like Prospect Park has been one of those under appreciated places in Brooklyn and to be honest most Brooklyn residents know nothing about a zoo even being in the park! But I’m here to tell you it does exist and it’s cute af. The Prospect Park Zoo which is open all year round features small exhibits with animals such as sea lions, sheep, deer & more. Best part? Admission is only $8!
Movies Under The Stars – Various NYC Parks
Tired of doing the whole Netflix and Chill? How about Movie Under The Stars and Chill? Ok so maybe it doesn’t sound as catchy but it’s a change of scenery and a dash more of romance for the couples that usually hang indoors. Bring your bae, a blanket and some snacks for a free movie out on one of NYC’s popular parks. Selected parks across the 5 boroughs show a movie (for free!) for the public to watch, the movies shown, time and dates do vary – so check out the schedule here.