12 Date Night Ideas if You Are in New York City

Living in a New York City is not for everyone. But those who appreciate the unique things in life thrive in the metropolis. You get to enjoy meeting the world of interesting people, walk everywhere you need to go and get some adventure out of life rather than living in the country. Very few things can compare to stepping outside to for a fresh cup of coffee in a neighborhood. Only New Yorkers would understand.

But if there’s one downfall for a new comer to a big city, it’s dating. Finding your special someone or taking your new significant other out and about for a date night isn’t always so easy when there are so many choices from bars and restaurants to myriad of entertainment options.

Finding something to do in the evenings doesn’t have to be confusing. Take VR World – there are plenty of cute date ideas that you and your love can enjoy and look forward to every week.

Searching for the best date ideas at VR World? Here are 12 options to consider that can be fun for the first date up until you are in a long-term relationship.

  1. Get a 2-hour pass to VR World

Whether you consider yourself a seasoned gamer or you don’t remember the last time you played video games! This is a fun and delicious way to show off – or brush up on – your gamer skills and create a unique date night for the two of you to enjoy.

You can find role playing VR experiences, multiplayer shooters, escape games. Get a cocktail at the bar and enjoy the action with your date.

  1. Try the Classic Cocktails and a Movie

You don’t always have to think outside of the box when it comes to planning date night ideas. The classic cocktail and a movie date is the perfect option for someone who values a traditional date with their loved one. Take your date to Server Room Bar on the Main Level at VR World and then then check out the latest VR films and VR movies on the Mezzanine.

If you really want to mix things up, find the Vault that features rotating exhibits of NFT art. This can make for quite the interesting date and can turn into a fun story to share with friends.

  1. Take a Day Trip to VR World

Is there anything quite like taking a day for a virtual reality adventure? If you’re looking for a big date night idea that involves showing off multiple skills, get a Day Pass with your significant other. The visit can be as long-winded as you’d like; make it simple starting with the Main Level more basic experiences from mini gold to painting n VR, get down to the Club Level for some action packed fun, check out the Mezzanine for film and art, or hang around the Server Room Bar for some fun people watching and good conversations.

  1. Challenge Each Other in a Game of Mini Golf

A little friendly competition never hurt anyone! Take your date to Walkabout Mini Golf for a round. Find the experience on the Mail Level at VR World, and don’t forget about the bar – treat the winner to a drink and give a consolation prize to the looser when the game is over.

  1. Go to an Arcade 21 Century Style

Do you consider you and your loved one to be young at heart? There’s something so nostalgic about visiting an arcade, and it’s another ideal place for friendly competition! Hit up the racing rigs, challenge each other to an archery battle, or go for a boxing match with your date.

  1. Arrange a Double Date at VR World

Sometimes, going on a date with a group of people takes some of the attention off of you and it becomes less intimidating. If you’re feeling nervous about taking your special someone out on a date but you still want to see them, consider setting up a double date. Find a close friend with a significant other who has similar interests as the two of you. You can plan something as simple as a matinee 2-hour visit or something more intimate like cocktails plus VR. The options are endless!

  1. Check Out the Shooting Games

Whether you consider yourself skillful with a gun or you’ve never been shooting before, a trip to VR World can make for a great date (so long as your significant other is into it!) Most places require a reservation for a spot, but at VR World there are several excellent shooting games, where you can show it off or challenge your date.

  1. Make a Dinner Together

Getting your hands dirty in the kitchen with your loved one offers the perfect bonding moment no matter your skills. Instead of taking the traditional route, try Job Simulator on the Main Level, where you will work as a trainee supervised by robots. And, if you want to get a bit messier, check Cook Out: A Sandwich Tale, a whacky and whimsical adventure that challenges players to work together for a hungry cast of enchanted creatures.

  1. Go for Cocktails

If you’re looking for a simple way to put the nerves at ease and enjoy a delicious drink or two in the meantime, go straight to Server Room Bar on the Main Level! The menu with Japanese and Italian influences will surprise you and your date in most unexpected ways.

This is the perfect date night option because you and your loved one can share several cocktails to try and do other things at VR World.

  1. Go for a Snowball Fight

A Snowball Fight might seem like the perfect winter date, but it can be enjoyed in the warmer months as well! Check with VR World concierge in advance if the Snow Fortress is available and relive your childhood by playing with or against your date from getting trashed by an army of snowmen.  If you find out the experience is not available, save this one for later in the season. It is worth the wait!

  1. Walk the Plank

Another simple and exhilarating option to start your VR World date is Walk The Pank! A perfect experience that you and your significant other will find challenging, fun and scary at the same time. Screaming is allowed and laughing is a must when you are challenged to walk the plank hanging off the roof of a skyrise.

If you or your date bring another friend, consider a competition! Walking the Plank is for sure going to leave your speechless, but some guests at VR World even used it to make a proposal to their loved one!

  1. Check out VR World Last Hour Before Close

Searching for a cheap date night option? A little hidden secret many don’t know is a lower price option for walk ins 60 minutes before close. This is a great option for a date when you’re looking for something new to do! Get a drink, try a couple of VR experiences, which will give you more reasons to come back for a longer visit the next time!

Find Your Perfect Match Today

They say there are plenty of fish in the ocean, but what if the ocean is too big?

Finding “the one” in New York City can be difficult. We consider VR World NYC one of the best places for dating and even finding your match. New Yorkers know it! So, come visit to meet new people and bring your date to a unique adventure!