For an active day out
It’s a stereotype that all vegans are earthy-crunchy folks into fitness and nature, but just about everyone needs a change of pace from sitting, eating, and drinking sometimes. If you’ve already had a couple of sedentary dates with your sweetheart and want to switch things up – or you just want to plan a daytime date that’s a little more creative than coffee – consider getting up on your feet and moving.
While walking through the meandering paths of Central Park is always lovely, consider taking things up a notch with an outdoor yoga class held in one of the city’s many gorgeous parks during the summer, or in the winter months, going skating at the famous Wollman Rink. Both are great – not to mention free or cheap – ways to do something active and fun with a date, all before the beautiful backdrop of New York City. As an added bonus, the post-activity photo ops will be unbeatable.
Want something more out-of-the-box? Go really wild with an instructional foraging tour of one of the city’s parks, guided by an expert who can teach you what’s safe (and tasty) to eat, and what isn’t. Discover the unlikely flora hidden within the city’s pockets of nature, and pick up some sustainable food sourcing skills. This naturally leads into an at-home cooking session, so you can continue the date by experimenting with your herbal and vegetal yield. Depending on the season and the location, you might head home with juniper, wild garlic, oyster mushrooms, and/or various fruits and nuts.