We may still be in the midst of a pandemic, but there are definitely safe ways to continue dating and having fun. If you’re trying to find creative ways to spend time with your partner or meet up with a date, here are 7 COVID-friendly date ideas to try.
Grab Citi bikes and ride around Liberty State Park
Bike riding in the summer is a fun pastime, so why not share the experience on a date? Rent Citi bikes for $12 a day and ride along Liberty State Park. Take a break to chat on the grass or along the water for a cute, chill date.
Go kayaking on the Hudson River
If you want something more adventurous, go kayaking on the Hudson! Urban Paddle in Jersey City offers kayak tours, including LED night paddle sessions. Tour options include Skyline, Sunset, private lessons, Liberty Isle, Yoga, Tiki, and Night LED tours.
Order takeout and sit on the waterfront
Support local restaurants by ordering takeout from one of the many great food spots in the area and bring it to the waterfront! Exchange Place offers plenty of seating by the water, as well as Newport and Hoboken.
Go to a local spot and eat outside
If you and your date feel comfortable enough to do so, enjoy the outdoor seating at a local restaurant. Plenty of restaurants in Jersey City offer outdoor dining – you can check out our guide on the blog.
Buy paint and canvases and paint in the park
Nothing’s as relaxing as a paint session. Buy paint and small canvases from an art store for you and your date and follow a tutorial, paint the view, or do your own thing and surprise each other with your pieces at the end. You could even spruce up the date with drinks for a paint-and-sip vibe.
Do an outdoor workout class in Hoboken
Want to bond over your love of fitness? Try an outdoor workout class! Asana Soul Practice is offering outdoor fitness classes in Hoboken and Jersey City with limited capacity, Project Sculpt is offering outdoor classes throughout the week, and Prime Cycle is offering daily classes at the Hoboken Little League field. Check with your favorite local workout spots for any outdoor options.