For my boyfriend’s 20th birthday we decided to keep it low-key and have it with just the two of us. We drove all the way to Sandy Hook, New Jersey to see the lighthouse. My boyfriend loves lighthouses and history, so we go all the time and Sandy Hook has been on his list for a while. Sadly, the lighthouse was under construction so we couldn’t go up but there was something else right next to the lighthouse that intrigued him!
As I said, my boyfriend Ryan loves history (especially war and military history). In the same area as the Sandy Hook lighthouse was an abandoned military fort called Fort Hancock. This Fort was built in 1892 and was decommissioned but it still is used for tourists to come and see.
Even though our initial plan didn’t work out, we had so much fun walking around and reading as well as seeing the history of this place. The sights are amazing!
There was so much to see here it took us over 2 hours to walk around and check everything out! We even walked to the nearest shore (a ten minute to fifteen minute walk) and were able to see New York City!
Ryan said it was the best birthday present he ever got, even though we didn’t get to see the lighthouse he was super happy!
I wanted to write a post on this because I think it could be a really cute date idea! If there is any type of historical ruins or historical area you and your significant other are interested in, definitely take the time to go there and see it. I hope you enjoyed this post and remember to subscribe for email notifications for when I post new content!