Although Manhattan is obviously a good choice as a location for a date, what may not be so apparent is where to actually go. Sure there are carriage rides in Central Park, Broadway plays and expensive restaurants, but beyond that there is much more for lovers to discover…and for those who would like to dig a bit deeper into the Big Apple for a romantic rendezvous, a place to start is online with “The Perfect NYC Date.”
A sporting app created by urban gamers Stray Boots, this challenge (which follows the site’s last adventure down Fifth Avenue) is a walking tour and scavenger hunt that puts couples on a journey around town--all contained in your cellphone.
It all begins in the West Village (Christopher Street and Seventh Avenue), where players are to enter an activation code. Messages then start arriving, offering trivia, puzzles, riddles and more--as well as tips on stops for bites and the sights. Places of poetry and art plus parks and other cuddle-worthy points of interest are all part of the excursion.
The recommended playing time is between 11 a.m.-8 p.m. daily, with a price of $12 per person (the game requires that a minimum quantity of two be bought at once, so expect to pay $24). Go to the Stray Boots website for information and purchase.