Romantic New York Vacation

For us a New York vacation conjures ideas of togetherness and romance. There are simply some places, some kinds of adventures, that make us want to fall in love. On a romantic New York vacation parks, bridges, just taking in the sights in New York City can provide a very romantic setting and you’re instantly wooed.


We love New York and we discover something new each time we visit it . But whether it's sharing a bottle of wine in a historic, wood-paneled bar while gazing over Central Park, visiting the Guggenheim or dining at a romantic restaurant ...New York manages to retain it's magic every time.


Here is a selection of New York romantic getaway packages, hotels and romantic restaurants that are warm and bewitchingly romantic, perhaps dine by candle light with romantic ambiance and a piano playing in the background while watching a Manhattan sunset.


With a 24 hour waiting period and no blood tests required to obtain a marriage license to elope in New York is a very great idea. With no residency requirement couples from any country can be legally married at any location in the city. Find out more about classic and romantic locations and all about a destination wedding elope in NY.

Things to do Romantic New York Vacation ... Iconic ROMANTIC SPOTS and experiences in NYC


The traditional top of the Empire State Building located at 350 Fifth Avenue at 34th Street is New York’s City’s most legendary romantic spot . Think of Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan in “Sleepless in Seattle,” or Cary Grant and Deborah Carr in “An Affair to Remember,” and picture yourselves watching stunning views of Manhattan light up from the outdoor observatory.

Horse-Drawn Carriage Rides in Central Park

Take a leisurely stroll in the evening or sitting back in a horse-drawn carriage around Central Park, taking in the dazzling skyline as you go. Check the area at 59th Street (Central Park South) at 5th Avenue for carriages. A daytime walk through Central Park can also be very romantic.go ice skating at Rockefeller Center and take a break for some hot chocolate.

Romantic New York Vacation TIPS: Get the New York City Pass and see Manhattan's most loved attractions - Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), Guggenheim Museum, Empire State Building Observatory, Museum of Natural History,Circle Line Sightseeing Cruises. An itinerary for the Best of the Big Apple. Save time and money.

Another way to combine sightseeing and romance is a harbor dinner cruise . With the Spirit of New York Dinner Cruise you can marvel at the breathtaking views of the Greatest Skyline in the World and enjoy an evening of festive dining, dancing and live entertainment as the sun sets and the dazzling reflections on the buildings become darkened, the city transforms into a vibrant visual experience featuring thousands upon thousands of lights dancing across the Manhattan skyline.

Battery Park on your Romantic New York Vacation -- At the southern tip of Manhattan, you can stand by the water and watch the Statue of Liberty, the ferries and the sunset. There's also a full program of summer concerts.


Brooklyn Heights Promenade -- one of the most stunning views in all of Manhattan.

This walkway runs along the Brooklyn waterfront, affording visitors with amazing views of New York Harbor, the Statue of Liberty, downtown Manhattan and the Brooklyn Bridge.

Catch a Broadway show, a jazz performance in the jazz joints of the West Village and the intimate dives in the East Village.

and our favorite romantic thing to do on a New York Vacation...

See a Comedy Show -- With laughter, you can strengthen relationships and the good feeling that you get when you laugh remains with you even after the laughter subsides. Laughter reduces the level of stress hormones and produces a natural energy booster increases the level of endorphins and neurotransmitters.

More ideas for a romantic New York vacation ...


Have tea at the the legendary Plaza Hotel. This iconic Beaux-Arts masterpiece located at New York's most renowned address, at the crossroads between the fabled Central Park and the Fifth Avenue, is considered to be a cornerstone of New York. The Plaza Hotel re-opened in March 2008 following a $400 million dollar three-year restoration.

Wonder around Washington square, check out world famous Museums, the Guggenheim Museum, the Museum of Modern Art or the Met -- a coalition of internationally renowned museums housing more than 2 million works of art.

The evening is always alive in Times Square, with its famous neon signs and active street life.

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