Whether you're just getting to know your cuffing season boo, or are looking to upgrade typical date night with your long-term love, there are plenty of ways to fuel the romance with a festive twist this season. But beware: tourist-filled holiday spots can go from cute to corny real quick (and besides, who wants to wait two hours for a crowded experience when you're on a date?!). So, avoid Rockefeller Center at all costs and opt for one of these NYC date ideas instead.

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