14 Perfect Date Night Ideas in Cities Around the World

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Whether or not you celebrate Valentine’s Day, it’s always advisable to have a great date-night idea in your back pocket. To create this year’s roundup, we surveyed Bloomberg bureaus, from Tel Aviv to Taipei. The result is a global guide featuring plugged-in recommendations in 14 cities.

Don’t see your hometown?

We have 26 more date night ideas in Dubai, Cape Town, Budapest, Mexico City, S?o Paulo, Mumbai, Paris, Singapore, San Francisco, Kuala Lumpur, Vancouver, Chicago, and Sydney. Plus ten more cities from a year prior. Just be sure call ahead for bookings, as some reporting may have become outdated–the inspiration, though, is still completely legit.

Nairobi, Kenya

If you’re going out on a weekday …

Head to Nairobi National Park, the rare wildlife reserve you can visit by taxi, to see some of the more than 100 mammal species that reside there, including the rare black rhinoceros. After catching a legendary African sunset surrounded by Mother Nature’s riches, have dinner at Talisman, where the service is excellent and the menu blends European, Asian, and African influences. It includes vegetable samosas, grilled fish, spicy Indian “bhajia”-style potatoes, and roasted vegetables blended with spicy mustard sauce.

If it’s the weekend …

Spend a night at Giraffe Manor, a luxurious, English-style country house built in 1932 that’s home to a herd of Rothschild giraffes. Its 12 luxury suites have sunny terraces and in-room fireplaces, but the real draw is the famous breakfast room, where the giraffes poke their heads through the windows each morning to beg for a bite of your eggs benedict. The property provides a car and driver for your stay, so cap off a day of horseback riding and hiking at the lounge-y Casablanca, famous for its shisha pipes, cocktails, and cold, local beer.

Toronto

If you’re going out on a weekday …

Grab a pre-dinner drink at Drake One Fifty, where cold weather tonics include the Brown Butter Maple Old Fashioned (a classic that’s spiffed-up with maple cigar tincture and mole bitters). Then make your way down the street to Ripley’s Aquarium, which is hosting a one-night-only, three-course dinner under the sea on Valentine’s Day. That’s not literal, of course: Tables are set within the aquarium’s galleries, and the menu is catered by local culinary outfit Daniel et Daniel. It includes such sustainable seafood options as branzino with hazelnuts and pickled cauliflower, plus a dramatic-looking raspberry white chocolate Baked Alaska for dessert.

If it’s the weekend …

Start your day with a group project: learning to make macarons with the pastry chef at Le Dolci, a rustic bake shop known for its dainty French cookies and stunning unicorn cakes. Keep the sweet theme going at the Ritz-Carlton’s internationally acclaimed spa. It’s most famous for high-tech diagnostic facials, but the chocolate body wrap treatment may be more apt for a romantic celebration. (Go the whole nine yards and opt for the hot stone massage add-on.) Snap out of your bliss for just long enough to get to Canoe, the longstanding destination restaurant atop the TD Bank Tower. Most restaurants with skyscraper views …read more

Source:: Fortune

      

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