Summer dates in New York City

Ask out your crush with confidence: We've rounded up dozens of NYC's most romantic date spots for the summer. But if you're seeking a summer fling, check out more than 50 New Yorkers who are looking for a love connection. Edited by Amy Plitt

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  • Excursion dates

    Break out of the dinner-and-drinks rut with four summer dates outside of Manhattan.
  • Photograph: Jolie Ruben

    Classic NYC dates

    Plan a summer date at one of New York City’s most iconic landmarks.
  • Food-and-drink dates

    Charm a gourmand by getting dinner or drinks at NYC hotspots.
  • Museum dates

    If you're planning a summer date with a culture hound, visit these art and culture exhibits at NYC museums.
  • In-a-relationship dates

    So you’re already in a relationship—that doesn’t mean you have to settle for a boring night in.
  • Sporty dates

    Challenge your partner to a game of minigolf, a bowling match or a Skee-Ball championship.
  • Outdoor dates

    This is no time to be cooped up indoors: Grab your partner and visit these al fresco spots.
  • NYC park dates

    Pack a picnic and plan a rendezvous in one of the city's best green spaces.
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    Where to find a summer romance

    See who we found—and who you can expect to meet—at four hot spots.
  • Great first date spots

    Avoid an awkward encounter at these noncheesy settings for a first summer date in NYC.
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