As residents of the Pocono Mountains, we’re lucky. Not only do we have the best fall foliage and the coolest indoor water parks, but our spot on the map isn’t so bad either. The beach is just a short drive away, and a trip to the Big Apple takes less than two hours (when traffic cooperates). It’s time to stop taking our proximity to the city that never sleeps for granted. This season, find a sitter and spend your date night (or day) in New York City.

If you’ve never experienced New York City during the holidays, you’re missing out. From the decorations to the atmosphere, NYC is one of the most festive places to be this time of year. A visit to the tree at Rockefeller Center is a must, no matter how many times you’ve seen it. Don’t forget to take an obligatory selfie (and post it on the MeSee Magazine Facebook page!) while you’re there.

When it comes to date night, food is essential. While New York City is full of restaurants, you’ll want to make reservations at Tony’s Di Napoli, located at 147 W 43rd Street in Times Square. Since 1959, Tony’s Di Napoli has been serving delicious food at reasonable prices – a rare find in Times Square. Tony’s family style menu is the perfect solution when you want to try a little bit of everything, so bring your appetite and your #squad for a double date or group outing. Choose from classic Italian favorites, like fettucine alfredo and ravioli, or try Tony’s Chicken – a highly recommended dish that’ll keep you coming back for more. Desserts are also served family style, so save room for cannolis! Still not sold? You won’t be able to resist once you check out Tony’s Instagram – @tonys_dinapoli

Looking for more NYC activities?

• Catch a show on Broadway. You can’t go wrong with a classic, like The Phantom of the Opera. Or experience the magic of Aladdin. Purchase your tickets well in advance, as popular titles sell out.

• Window shop your way through the city, where storefronts go all out for the holidays. Don’t miss NYC favorites, like Macy’s and Sak’s Fifth Avenue.

• Visit Bryant Park’s Winter Village for shopping and (free) skating. (Bring your own skates!)

Change up your usual date night routine and explore New York City this holiday season. No matter what your version of “fun” looks like, NYC has something for everyone.

Happy date night to all, and to all a good night!

Tony’s Di Napoli Locations:

Time Square
Located in: Casablanca Hotel
147 West 43rd Street
New York, NY 10036
(Between 6th & 7th Ave)

Upper East Side
1081 3rd Avenue
New York, NY 10065
(Between 63rd & 64th St)