5 Unique Date Ideas for your Weekend Getaway

From fine dining, shopping malls and theater shows, New York City offers some great date ideas for your weekend getaway. But sometimes you want to do things differently.

When you come to stay at The Marmara Park Avenue, experience New York’s hidden gems with your loved one. Here are 5 unique date recommendations to make the most of your weekend getaway.

1. Take To the Skies With a Helicopter Ride

Why not experience New York City from the skies? With a bird’s-eye view of New York’s spectacular skyline, a helicopter ride is an unforgettable way to do some sightseeing.

Whether you want to see the bright lights of the city with a sunset flight or take photographs from the clouds during the day, flying over the big apple is an adventure like no other. Sweep over New York’s most loved landmarks, such as the Statue of Liberty, the Empire State Building, Central Park and the Hudson River.

 2. Take a Romantic Cooking Class

Have you always wanted to make your own pasta or perfect your favorite cocktail? New York hosts a whole range of cookery classes and bartending experiences that make a tasty romantic date.

Try your hand at pizza making in Italian store Eataly, or take a private class with Traveling Spoon to experiment with soulful food. EatWith New York also provides a selection of different workshops that appeal to all food lovers. Join a mixology class with LiquidLabs, meet new people in a public class, or enjoy a romantic date in a private lesson.

3. Live Music With Sofar Sounds

For music lovers looking to discover New York’s local talent, why not attend a Sofar Sounds session? Songs From A Room (Sofar) is a unique concert, offering intimate concerts in unusual spaces from cathedrals to living rooms. A music experience you’ll never forget, each concert features three artists in a secret location so that every show is a surprise. These curated performances take place in 325 countries across the world, and New York is just one of them.

It’s a cozy evening, an ideal date for your weekend getaway. Bring your own booze and snuggle together in quirky venues while you listen and support new music.

4. Go Underground at Howe Caverns

For something different, head underground to Howe Caverns, the northeast’s largest show cave. Adventure-seekers will love this extraordinary experience, especially during weekend evenings, where you can take part in the lantern tour for a romantic escapade.

Descend 156 feet underground and voyage through limestone passages, cavernous structures and carved rock faces, before reaching the ancient riverbed. The caverns are a magical weekend getaway addition while learning about the caverns’ historical existence.



 5. A Romantic Walk Through Botanical Gardens

Walking might be a regular date activity, but roaming through the Botanical Gardens of NYC is a must to connect with nature and with each other. Take a picnic and lose yourself in the landscapes of New York Botanical Gardens, Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens, or Brooklyn Botanic Gardens.

New York Botanical is a living museum with its very own plant research and conservation organization. Spend a tranquil afternoon in Buffalo and Erie Gardens, exploring the indoor and outdoor sanctuaries. At Brooklyn Botanic, you can discover the urban gardens which strive to connect people to plants. Don’t forget to take your camera!

Stay With Us for Your Weekend Getaway

After days filled with fun and adventurous dates, spend your nights together at The Marmara Park Avenue. For a weekend getaway you’ll always remember, book your stay today.


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