First Date Romantic Ideas in Hong Kong
First Date Romantic Ideas can be nerve-racking. Dating Hong Kong Looking sharp, being able to engage your partner and forming a connection are just a few of the many things that we as humans worry about, to get our first impression just right. A great way to make a first impression is by doing something really out of the box to stand out from the crowd.
One of the biggest troubles when it comes to a first date is deciding where to go. It’s traditionally up to the man to decide where the first date is to take place, but it doesn’t always have to be that way!
The main idea is to avoid being generic. See what you can do to stand out from all the other first dates your partner would have had. Conventional first dates – dinner and drinks – can lead to some great conversations, but they can also leave the ice very much unbroken. The good thing about unconventional first dates, on the other hand, is that they really set you apart and give you more time and opportunity to spend with your date without having to worry about those awkward pauses.
Here are some unconventional, albeit romantic, first date ideas for your consideration:
Bowling: A little competitiveness always adds to the fun. Besides which, bowling is an extremely fun activity that will ensure both of you have a good time.
Bike-riding: Rent a cycle and explore the city in a way that people usually don’t! Cycling and exploring together can help create an unspoken bond. The memories can last a lifetime… even if the relationship doesn’t!
Pub crawling: If you’re looking for a drink and a way to loosen up, you can still change it up a bit! Pub crawling or bar hopping involves drinking in multiple pubs or bars in the same night. Visit www.hongkongpubcrawl.com, as they organize groups to go bar hopping every Thursday night for just 100 HKD. Experience the nightlife of Hong Kong in a unique way with that special someone, while getting pleasantly buzzed on reasonably priced drinks!
Have a 3-course dinner… in 3 different places: 3-course dinners are a nice way to dine, and a very elegant date choice – but not many people try out the three courses in three different places! Have your appetizer in one restaurant, hop to another for the main course and move somewhere else for a special dessert place that forms the finale of your grand meal!
Slow ferry rides: The great part about Hong Kong is that the city itself makes up only a tiny part of the Region. Ferry rides to places such as Sai Kung, Grass Islands, Lantau Island, Cheung Chau or Kau Sai Chau are very scenic. There are few better places to bond than in the embrace of Mother Nature herself!
If you want to take it up a notch, Lantau has twelve hiking trails with an incredible sunset point. This is probably a little ambitious for a first date though!
Afternoon picnic: While these islands make for great picnic spots, there are places within the city itself that could work for you too. Victoria Peak is a much-beloved spot in Hong Kong and an incredible place for sightseeing with someone special. Tai Po Waterfront Park and Sun Yat Sen Memorial Park are two more incredible picnic places.
Sometimes, though, traditional is best! We understand the desire to have a romantic date over a cozy candlelit dinner. Thankfully, Hong Kong has no dearth of classy restaurants either!
Here are a few spots in the city where you can have the romantic dinner that you always wanted
Oyster and Wine Bar: Serving over two dozen varieties of oyster, enjoy a date here with some fine champagne and a perfect view. Reserve a table window-side to take in the view of the harbour and add to the excitement of your date. 18/F, Sheraton Hong Kong Hotel & Towers, 20 Nathan Road, Tsim Sha Tsui +852 2369 1111
Café Gray Delux: A date in the clouds, Café Gray Delux is located on the 49th floor of the Upper House. This classy establishment plays host to a selection of some of the best wine choices, European food, and a world-class staff. Level 49, The Upper House, Pacific Place, 88 Queensway, Admiralty +852 3968 1106
Alto 88: Located on the 31st floor of the Regal Hotel, look no further for the best Italian dining experience. Perhaps one of the most beautifully decorated restaurants in the city, the tables are located to provide you and your date the maximum privacy possible. The ambiance itself is enough to make your experience magical! 31/F, The Regal Hongkong Hotel, 88 Yee Wo Street, Causeway Bay +852 2837 1799
Hutong: Experience Old China in the most luxurious way possible. Hutong provides an authentic Chinese experience, from the food onwards. The restaurant’s windows provide stunning views of the Hong Kong skyline and Victoria Harbour, making it the perfect date spot! 28/F, 1 Peking Rd, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong +852 3428 8342
Perhaps the best way to plan a truly unique date is to plan it over the span of a day, with activities like those mentioned above to keep you both constantly active. This may help form a bond that you may not believe possible in such a short span of time. Of course, this does require both of you to have your entire day free… but for an unconventional first-date experience, it’s all worth it!