5 Quirky Date Night Destinations in New York City

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Date night doesn’t have to be the same each time. While we all love cuddling up at the movies or trying new restaurants or embracing a bit of high culture at museums, every once in a while, date night needs to be shaken up. Each city has a hidden world of strange, quirky, and delightful things to do. Try any one of these on your next date night and embrace the weird, whimsical part of life.

Hot Tub Boat Tours with “Sea the City”

Fancy a boat-trip on the Hudson River with the famed NYC Skyline in the distance, but looking for something that will spice up your day on the water? Then, sink into a hot tub boat and relax with breathtaking views of NYC’s skyline and the Statue of Liberty in the distance. You’ll enjoy time on the river while in the water of a hot tub that is always a perfect, hot temperature. You are allowed to bring your own snacks and drinks. Date night on the river just got a little more exciting with these rentals. Prices can be steep, so we suggest making this date night a group outing.

Magic Jewelry (Chinatown)

Not your typical shopping destination. At Magic Jewelry in the heart of NYC’s Chinatown, you and your date can get an aura photo taken with an accompanied aura reading, learn FengShui, or find your element and the corresponding crystals that will balance your life. Everything at Magic Jewelry is about finding balance and creating positive energy. It is a unique destination and a quirky way to get to know one another better.  


A hidden gem in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, that will remind you of the ancient baths found throughout Europe. But this bathhouse/spa was built from a converted factory. Among the industrial architecture of early 20th-century New York you’ll relax in the same way the Ancient Romans, Greeks, and Ottomans did. This is not your traditional spa experience and makes for a unique, restorative evening out.

Frevo’s Hidden Restaurant

The outside is a seemingly small, under-the-radar art gallery. Modern art paintings hang on the walls, but one of them covers a secret passage to the restaurant behind the gallery. You and your date can have fun searching for the correct painting that will double as a door to the intimate, gourmet eatery. There is something decadent and exciting about finding this hidden gem.

Marie’s Crisis Café

When in the Big Apple, famous for larger-than-life shows on Broadway and the kitschy songs of musicals, a trip to Marie’s Crisis Café is a must. And it will definitely provide a wonderful twist to dinner out as a couple. This Café is a New York treasure, not because of its style or architecture but because of its piano. Marie’s Crisis Café is a piano bar where musical theater plays all night long in a dimly lit, dingy bar and patrons sing at the top of their lungs. You’ll feel as if you walked into the world of a Broadway Musical.

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