fun and simple date ideas without having to leave New York City NYCAfter the long winter days and nights have retreated, New York City is filled with couples enjoying a date night in refreshing spring weather. There is never a lack of activities to experience in the city, and this is especially true when the weather turns pleasant. Here are some NYC spring date ideas locals swear by.

Alley Pond Park Adventure Course for Adrenaline Junkies

Skip the typical dinner and a movie date in favor of a morning on the Alley Pond Park Adventure Course. Arrive by 9:30 for the morning session, as first-come-first-serve is the name of the game. The afternoon session requires you to be there before 1 pm. At the beginning of May, the adventure course opens for the season.

The course itself presents you with several obstacles to tackle. Rope courses are available, both high and low. You’ll also have to navigate a wall for bouldering and climbing, a zip line and platforms to practice leaps and balances. For an adrenaline rush you can’t get anywhere else, tackle the Adventure Course on your next date night.

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The High Line for a Cultural Experience

As the only elevated park in NYC, High Line can be a perfect choice for a springtime date. It’s full of local culture and offers some amazing views of the city. The 10th Avenue Square & Overlook is a particularly poignant place to soak in the sights and sounds of NYC. It is also home to an amphitheater that hosts various performances put on by locals.

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#repost @highlineartnyc For a High Line billboard intervention In 2014, @FaithRinggold revisited her colorful and paradigmatic story quilt "Groovin High" (1986), one of the many story quilts Ringgold created that inspired a revival of the medium in the late 1970s. Depicting a crowded dance hall bordered by quilted hand-dyed fabrics, "Groovin High" is evocative of Ringgold’s memories of Sunday afternoon dances at the Savoy and her connection to the African-American communities of her native Harlem. Ringgold's choice of the quilt as her primary medium in later years reflects her connection to the rich African-American tradition of passing on stories and craft through quilt-making.⠀ -⠀ Faith Ringgold, Groovin High, 1986 / 2014. A High Line Billboard. On view May 1 – June 2, 2014. Installation view, Edison ParkFast, West 18th Street at 10th Avenue, New York. ⠀ ⠀ 📷 by @TimothySchenck⠀ -⠀ #BlackHistoryMonth #FaithRinggold

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High Line is also the site of beautifully cultivated gardens. Each garden has something different to offer in terms of aesthetic value. There are the Gansevoort Woodland, Washington Grasslands and Woodland Edge and the popular water feature. As you explore the water you’ll see swamp milkweed, cattails and rose mallow, among others. The Hudson River Overlook is also a sight to see. The balcony offers glimpses of the Hudson River like nowhere else. You’ll also see many more forms of plant life, a rare commodity in NYC.

The Cliffs at Long Island City for People Who Enjoys Physical Activities

For those who enjoy pushing the limits of their physicality, The Cliffs at Long Island City breaks the mold of the typical date. Here you can tackle climbing walls and challenge yourself. Whether you are new to this type of activity, or you have advanced skills, you can take classes that will help you achieve your full potential. The facility is equipped with everything you need to do so.

Springtime NYC Has Lots of Fun Date Ideas to Offer

There are countless places to go on an amazing date during the spring, in NYC. Whether you want to be indoors or outdoors, loads of events and activities can be found. These are just a few of the best places to take a date.

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