Ice skating with skyline backdrop! During the spring, summer and early autumn seasons, Newport Skates is home to a beautiful tree-lined plaza that makes for a lovely date spot in its own right. But in the winter, this 7,000 square foot space turns into an awesome ice skating rink that is perfect for a first date! Skate with your date as you both enjoy the beautiful views of the Manhattan skyline. The cityscape backdrop provides the perfect romantic setting for your date!
One of the top 100 jazz clubs in the world! Shanghai Jazz was named one of the top 100 jazz clubs in the world! It is a perfect place for a classy first date with someone special. Enjoy world-class live jazz performances, gourmet-Asian cuisine inspired by the seasons, upscale ambiance, great drinks (including an exemplary wine list and about a dozen beers on tap) and top-notch service. Reservations are strongly recommended. If you are looking to impress a date, this is the place you want to visit!
Whale watching and dinner cruises Nature lovers will have an amazing time aboard the Cape May Whale Watcher! The 110 foot ship has been a premier whale watching attraction in the South Jersey area since 1993. Take a cruise to catch views of beautiful whales and dolphins or enjoy a dinner cruise featuring a delicious prime rib meal in the evening. Other specialty cruises include sunset cruises, dolphin watch, fireworks cruises and a light house cruise. They all make for great first date ideas!
Float through the hillside Appreciate the breathtaking New Jersey scenery as you and your date soar through the clouds on a fun balloon ride! This aerial adventure is a first date idea that is sure to impress. Drift through the hills in a completely safe hot air balloon as the beautiful landscape sets the mood of your date. Let nature do its job and simply enjoy the ride! Do not worry about winds or a shaky ride- balloon flight is an absolutely smooth experience, so rest assured that your ride will be secure and comfortable.
Enjoy a smooth ride
Watch fun horse races! Bring your date for a day of excitement and fun at the Meadowlands Racetrack. Watch horse races, place bets on your favorite racing hoses and take part in various activities that take place throughout the season. Take advantage of free general admission and live racing program on Thursday and Friday. Admission and the live racing program are $2 each on Saturdays. General parking is always free! There are also a variety of dining options on-site. Come by for a fun daytime date!
Cheer for your favorite team! Tickets to the big game are a great idea for a first date! If the object of your affection is a sports fan, take him or her to an exciting sporting event in the area. Cheer for your favorite team and have a guaranteed fun time at one of the many sporting events in New Jersey. Find tickets for Giants, Devils, Red Bulls, minor league baseball, Jets, Knicks, Yankees and more teams’ games here! Tickets to concerts, theatre and other events are also available.
Championship mini golf course Unleash your playfully-competitive spirit on a date at Twin Brook Golf Center, your one-stop facility for all golf needs. The 18-hole miniature golf course is a fun idea for a date in NJ. It is well suited for adults and fun for people of all ages. This championship mini golf course features waterfalls and beautiful caverns. There is also a 9-hole par 3 golf course, a heated driving range and a bar and grill for when you and your date work up an appetite.
Fun parasailing in Wildwood! Grab a date and head to Hang Loose Parasail in Wildwood, NJ for an exciting adventure! Parasailing is the perfect activity for couples. Enjoy your ride above the ocean in a safe and relaxed atmosphere. Take in the ocean and shore views from hundreds of feet in the air, and then get dipped in the ocean before being pulled back onto the boat. If you don’t want to get wet, don’t worry- you can choose to simply glide in the air with your date. Complimentary drinks are also offered on board.
Speeds up to 45mph! For a date with a thrilling spin, visit Pole Position Raceway. The 80,000 square foot, two track facility features the fastest electric go karts in the United States. They reach speeds of up to 45 mph, making it the perfect go-karting attraction for adults in NJ! Experience the adrenaline rush on the Super G Track with your date! The two of you will have an exciting time at one of the best places for a first date in NJ.
Have a romantic picnic The Barnegat Lighthouse State Park can provide the perfect backdrop for a romantic outing. Visitors can climb to the top of the lighthouse and get amazing panoramic views of the surrounding coastline for an affordable $3 fee. You and your date can also explore the Barnegat Lighthouse Interpretive Center, enjoy a meal at the picnic tables, sunbathe and enjoy the view along the jetty. It is the perfect destination for a first date at the Jersey Shore!