PLAN DATE: WEDS / NOV. 14
Date night kicks off in FiDi at One World Observatory. Located at the very top of One World Trade Center, this place offers—without question—the best 360 views of NYC. Whether you go for the standard $34 package or go all-in on the $54 package (this one comes with some additional perks and a complimentary cocktail), your eyes will never have been more impressed. Also, if you’re hungry, they offer an $89 prix fixe dinner menu (which includes all the other perks in the observatory) with an insane skyline backdrop.
Next, head back down to the ground and check out The Oculus. Not your average transportation hub, this work of art from architect Santiago Calatrava is a brand new city staple that needs to be experienced. That said, as if the visuals alone weren’t impressive enough, this is a key location for shopping, with everything from an Apple Store to Pandora. And, if you’re hungry (assuming you didn’t take advantage of the prix fixe dinner at the Observatory), they’ve got plenty of edible options as well, including Shake Shack and Eataly.
One World Observatory
285 Fulton Street, Manhattan
idk tip: If you want the full experience, get tickets to ride the SkyPod Elevator. It’s basically a ride through history, as it showcases the evolution of New York City on the 47-second trip to the top.
Church Street, Manhattan
idk tip: If you’re craving some farm-fresh goodness, they’re hosting Greenmarket until the end of November where you can get everything from potato vodka to fresh maple syrup.