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A Surprising Day at Gorky Park

Duration: Flexible
Budget: Low

Stroll through the historic Gorky Park hand in hand, capture these beautiful moments together, placate your taste buds with an Ice cream or share a hearty meal at a popular local food spot. Later, surprise your partner with a heartfelt message during a boat ride on the southwest part of the park around the pond.

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  • Your romantic date unfolds in the warm embrace of Gorky Park. The park has both serene spots and busy areas where you can feel the vibrant energy of the city. Here, you can partake in many activities, ranging from simply walking around, enjoying the lush greenery and the iconic view of the Moskva River, to a thrilling boat ride.
  • Spread across 300 acres, there are plenty of places to keep your eyes wide open with surprise elements to the date. Perfect location to intertwine your fingers with your partner's and reveal the deep message of your love for them during the boat ride.
  • The park will let you not just to walk, but to stroll, cherishing the special moments as you engage in deep conversation with your better half which will make the time fly by. The swan ride will be a cherry on top, impersonating the epitome of a perfect surprise romantic date.

Preparation steps:

  • This low-budget, surprise date just needs a little bit of planning and thought into it. First, make sure to get accurate weather predictions as the enjoyment of this date depends largely on the climate. Plan your surprise message in advance, it could be verbal, a handwritten note or even a small gift.
  • You might want to book tickets for the boat ride in advance, to avoid waiting in lines. Pack a bottle of water, both of you might need to stay hydrated during the long walks.
  • Although there are plenty of food stalls in the park, make sure you have some cash or a credit card handy for food and other expenses. Lastly, do not give out any hint about the boat ride, keep it as a surprise!

Some tips:

  • Schedule your visit possibly on a weekday to avoid crowd. Gorky Park can be reached conveniently by public transport, so consider using it to get there. The park is vast, so it's wise to research and choose in advance what areas of the park you'd like to explore.
  • Do occasionally look on the map in the park or on your phone to ensure you're heading in the right direction. Also, don't overlook the bathroom locations, you may need them during your long walk!
  • As for your surprise message, choose a quiet spot during your boat ride to present it. Your message could be anything from a simply sweet 'I love you' to a nostalgic remark about your shared past, or even a hopeful statement about your shared future!

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