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New York's Top Five Affordable Date Spots

February 14, 2022
2022-02-14
Let's not beat around the bush: New York is an expensive city. The living costs here are through the roof, especially when it comes to rent, food, and other basic expenses. Nevertheless, there are some things that you can do in the 'Big Apple' that won't require you to empty your wallet. One of them is going on a date. Sure, it'd be fabulous if you could enjoy a luxurious dinner in a five-star restaurant in Manhattan, but if you simply can't afford it, there are places you can go to. Here are five that you really ought to consider!

New York's Top Five Affordable Date Spots


Central Park

You already knew that this place will make it don't this list, didn't you? Since Central Park requires no entrance fee, you can already go on a date for free here. Whether you're just strolling, going on a picnic, or even working out together, you won't have to spend a single cent to enjoy each other's company here. And even if you do want to partake in the fun activities that Central Park offers, the prices aren't all that high. If you want to row a boat here, for instance, it'll only cost you $15.00 per hour and $4.00 for each additional hour.
New York's Top Five Affordable Date Spots
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Tokyo Record Bar

More often than not, sushi places in New York tend to be on the expensive side. However, Tokyo Record Bar on 127 Macdougal Street isn't all that pricey. This izakaya and vinyl bar, which will have you dining underneath beautiful cherry blossom petals, only costs around $65.00 per person. Now, for many of you budgeted spenders out there, this may already seem expensive. But in truth, compared to other establishments that also serve Japanese food and offer the same services, $65.00 per person is practically cheap. The vinyl bar here is also a great place to check out your partner's musical taste!
New York's Top Five Affordable Date Spots
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West Village

West Village is among the more peaceful and definitely the most picturesque neighborhoods in New York. Littered with amazing restaurants, charming cafes, and the like amidst the largely residential area, it has the right balance of suburbia and urban bustle. But with so many establishments on offer, why is this an affordable date spot? Well, simply sharing a stroll together is already a great cheap date idea. Even more so if you do in in the beautiful West Village. During winter, when this area is so quiet it's practically a ghost town, the place is quite the snow-ladened sight to behold!
New York's Top Five Affordable Date Spots
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Brooklyn Bridge

You've seen the rom-coms and TV series set in New York, right? Whether it's a cliché meet-cute or a climactic reunion, the Brooklyn Bridge always proves to be the perfect romantic setting. There's just something about crossing this iconic bridge that will get your hearts beating faster than normal. Not to mention the stunning view it offers, especially during the sunset. Though it's often crowded and busy, there's no denying that the Brooklyn Bridge makes for. a great date venue for sightseeing. And the best part? It's free to go here! You won't have to pay a single penny to enjoy your time here.
New York's Top Five Affordable Date Spots
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Pier 2 Roller Rink

Since you're already in Brooklyn, why not enjoy a roller rink date here? The borough's Pier 2 Roller Rink is among the most popular of its kind in all of New York and a good reason for that is that it's pretty affordable here. You only have to pay $16.00 per person here and that already includes admission, a pair of rented skates, wrist guard rental, a slice of pizza, and a bottled drink. Not bad, right? For less than 20 bucks, you won't just enjoy rolling around hand-in-hand with your special someone, but a nice meal too! What's not to love?
New York's Top Five Affordable Date Spots
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Even though New York is one of the most expensive cities, not just in the US but in the entire world, going on a date here doesn't have to be that pricey. Especially not if you choose to go to these great affordable date spots in the city!




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