With spectacular sunsets on the Hudson, some of the finest cuisine in the world and infinite possibilities, New York is the ultimate lovers’ city. Often labeled as one of the most romantic cities in the country, NYC has become quite good at playing cupid.
Snow-drenched with twinkling lights all around, the city is breathlessly romantic! Here are a few ideas to plan your romance itinerary just in time for Valentine’s Day.
Empire State Building
Hollywood has gotten it right featuring the Empire State Building as a romantic place in numerous films. Taking in the twinkling lights of the city below while on a date may seem cliché, but they’re clichés for a reason. Located just around the corner from New York’s Hotel Pennsylvania this is the perfect way to end your night before heading back to the hotel.
Iconic and crowded, Times Square might not seem all that romantic, but among the hustle and bustle of the streets, standing and taking it all in with your partner can be a memorable experience.
One of the ultimate New York winter activities doubles as a romantic activity where lovebirds can hold hands in a winter wonderland. The city offers several outdoor skating rinks, many of which have been featured in romantic comedies including Serendipity.
The High Line
The old above ground railroad turned elevated walking path and park, features numerous art installations and a birds eye view of the city blanketed in snow below. It’s one of the city’s most popular places to take a stroll.
Magical, no matter what time of year, Central Park is thought by many to be the city’s most romantic setting. Having been the stage for numerous films over the years, the park offered the ultimate backdrop for the film When Harry Met Sally; (arguably the quintessential Manhattan love story and one of the most popular romantic comedies of all time). Whether you take a stroll through the ‘Mall’ or take a romantic carriage ride around the park, the setting is guaranteed to be romantic.
Almost any woman in the world can tell you what Tiffany’s is. Many have dreamt of visiting the New York flagship store just like Audrey Hepburn and receiving an engagement ring or little bit of bling from the famous jewelers. Also, lets not forget the proposal scene in Tiffany’s from the film Sweet Home Alabama!
Offering an incredible view of lower Manhattan the Brooklyn Promenade is one of the most scenic stretches in the city. The picturesque walkway is also close to the famed Jacques Torres Chocolate Shop, and Grimaldi’s Pizzeria; arguably one of the best pizza places in the city. Legend has it that Frank Sinatra had Grimaldi’s pies flown to him in Vegas.
One of the most iconic structures in the city, the bridge is normally abound with commuters and tourists. During the snowy season, however, when the crowds dwindle, it’s the ideal place for a romantic moment in New York.
Grand Central Terminal’s Whispering Columns
Have your partner stand facing the wall in one corner, and then go to the opposing corner and do the same. You can then whisper into the corner and it will be as if whispering in your partners ear rather than being across the room. This has become a popular place for marriage proposals and whispering sweet nothings in lover’s ears.
Following along the banks of the Hudson, Riverside Park is the perfect place for a romantic stroll at sunset.
Coney Island Boardwalk
This might seem like a summer place, but in the winter the boardwalk transforms into a beautifully isolated strip where you can hold hands and enjoy the simplicity of a scenic stroll without feeling like you must keep up with pedestrian traffic.
The city is full of options to woo your valentine. So don’t let the snow deter you. In fact let it encourage you, because bundling up and keeping close to stay warm will only add to the romantic experience!
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