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Urban Exploring Adventure

Duration: 6 – 8 hours
Budget: $50 - $100

This adventure-themed date idea is perfect for those who want to discover lesser-known parts of Moscow. From exploring abandoned buildings and unique street art, to local boutiques and non-touristy food spots, this date will surprise and delight.

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  • You and your partner start off at Kitay-gorod, an area known for its mix of history, culture, and modern urban charm. After exploring some of the unique buildings and street art, you then move on to the quiet cinematic streets of Patriarshy Prudy.
  • Then, you explore the edgy side of Moscow by visiting ArtPlay or Winzavod, two converted factories now hosting galleries, shops, and cafes - places usually unknown to tourists.
  • To cap off the adventure, you have dinner at one of the local non-touristy restaurants around these areas, where you can share your favorite parts of the day over delicious, authentic, local cuisine.

Preparation steps:

  • Be sure to wear comfortable shoes and clothes for this urban exploration adventure date in Moscow. Make sure your phone is fully charged, you've got a city map, and you're prepared to wander.
  • There's no need to arrange a guide or tour - this adventure is all about getting lost together and finding unique places you've never been before. However, some basic research on the areas you plan to visit could enhance your experience.
  • Pack yourself a small bag with some water, snacks, travel books, and maybe a camera if you love photography. This date involves a lot of walking and exploration, so be prepared to spend the day on your feet!

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Some tips:

  • Although this date is about off the beaten path exploration, it's also about safety. Don't go into any buildings that seem overly hazardous. Also, be respectful - if it seems like someone might be living there, it's best to stay out.
  • Most places in Moscow close around 10 pm so plan your time accordingly. And don't forget to indulge yourself in local cuisine at non-touristy restaurants, they usually serve the best and most authentic food.
  • This date idea involves a lot of walking, exploring, and adventuring, so make sure both of you are up for it. Remember, it's not about the destination, but the journey and the discoveries you make together!

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