Brooklyn

Undeniably one of the coolest boroughs of the city! Brooklyn is awash with trendy bars, unique events and of course, it’s home to one of the most iconic monuments in the world; the Brooklyn Bridge. Take your date around these parts and you’ll be struck by the number of fun activities that you can get involved with, no two dates should ever be the same when you have this much choice! If you’re lucky enough to be dating in the city that never sleeps, we’re sure you know some great spots already, but just in case- here are our favourite ideas for a fail-safe Brooklyn date!

1. Brooklyn Bridge

Brooklyn Bridge_BrooklynThe immensity of Brooklyn Bridge will strike you immediately and it will get even better as you take the pathway across. The skyline views of the city will leave you in awe, remember to take a camera because you’re not going to want to forget! Walking along with your date will be the perfect chance to chat and find out more about them! An evening stroll will reveal an extremely romantic sight, the lights of the city and bridge are sure to lead you straight to true love!

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2. Coney Island

Coney Island_BrooklynInfamous for its eccentric entertainment, a day trip to Coney Island will be full of tasty food, hilarious amusements and gorgeous beachside, broad-walk strolls! The character of Coney Island is apparent as soon as you arrive, it’s a great place to let out your playful side, compete in some of the arcade games, scream your way through the rollercoasters and share some of the mouth-watering food on offer! Let Coney Island be your playground!

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3. Brooklyn Botanic Garden

Brooklyn Botanic Gardens_BrooklynRelax in this oasis of beauty in the middle of the city! Spend the day exploring the Japanese gardens and their unique instalments. It’s the perfect way to spend the day and with the company of your date, we bet you’ll never want to leave! Pack up a picnic and find the perfect spot to set up for some al fresco dining! The tranquil, peaceful ambience of the gardens will ease your nerves instantly!

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4. Brooklyn Flea Market

Brooklyn Flea Market_BrooklynA date to Brooklyn Flea Market will always be interesting- you never know what you’ll find! Rummage through the huge variety of stalls, from records, vintage goods and antiques! Whilst you’re taking a look at it’s the perfect chance to chat and get to know each other better! It would be nice to take some time out from the swarming crowds and go and admire the view of the city- it can’t be missed!

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5. Spina

Spina_BrooklynThis coffee shop/ florist is the perfect place for a first date! Enjoy getting to know each other in the beautifully designed shop and if it all goes well, you could buy a bouquet for your lucky date as a finishing touch! A coffee date is always a good idea because it’s a casual day activity that everyone feels comfortable with! Taking them to this flower shop, the coffee hybrid will put a thoughtful twist on your date to make it even more memorable! ‘A rose for a rose?’

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6. La Vara

La Vara_BrooklynDiving straight into a full-blown meal on the first date can fill you with nerves, instead opt for La Vara- the tapas bar will be a fun place to share a few plates and enjoy some quality red wine! The atmosphere is always just right and we confirm that the food is to die for! La Vara is the perfect place for an easy-going, evening date! Conversation is sure to be flowing and it’s an ideal spot to revisit time and time again.

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7. Maison Premiere

Maison Premiere_BrooklynThis cocktail and oyster bar will set the date off with a flying start and leave your date extremely impressed. The Parisian style bar is known across New York for stocking a wide range of absinthe, including the green fairy which could make things interesting! The beautifully quaint outdoor patio will be a great place to sit and get to know your date, share a platter of oysters and let the tentative staff look after you as you spend the evening indulging!

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8. Movies In The Park

Outdoor Movies_BrooklynA twist on the classic cinema date that will score you some serious cool points! Outdoor cinemas are popping up across the whole of New York and with many of them free admission, they are becoming increasingly popular. Take your date along to one of the outdoor screenings and sit under the stars as you watch one of the highly anticipated films on display. It’s best to come prepared to take some blankets, deckchairs and delicious snacks to keep you going! Unlike a  regular movie theatre you won’t be kicked out once the movie is finished, so stay put and reminisce whilst you get to know each other that little bit more.

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9. Like The Spice

Art Gallery_BrooklynPerfect for crafty kids and art lovers, this gallery showcases creative works that carry both beauty and meaning, a trip here will be a great idea as you can enjoy the work whilst you get to know one another, a gallery is the perfect place to take your date, especially if they have a creative flair. This modern yet unique studio will be an ideal setting for building a foundation.

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10. Brooklyn Nets

Nets Game_BrooklynWhether you’re a basketball fan or not, there’s no denying a trip courtside will be an incredible experience! When the Nets are playing, this is the hottest date in town and you won’t want to miss out. There’s a huge variety of food and drink stalls so you can pick your favourite and enjoy it whilst watching the team play! The electric atmosphere and excitable crowd will be a great icebreaker and it will be a brilliant evening, whatever the score! P.S Get ready for Kiss Cam!

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