Romance in New York City

Romance in the Big Apple

When we think of romantic cities several come to mind. Being serenaded on a gondola in Venice, looking out onto the illuminated city of Paris from the Eiffel tower or cruising along the River Vlatava in Prague.

Out of all the romantic cities in the world New York really stands out because of the overwhelming variety of romantic settings, vistas and attractions. While Valentine’s Day may only come around once a year New York celebrates romance all year round.

Spectacular City Views

Offering some of the best views of the New York City skyline the Empire State Building is a favorite of couples craving a bit of romance. Perhaps New York’s City’s most famous romantic spot, the Empire State Building was described by a character in the movie An Affair to Remember as “the closest thing to heaven in New York."

If it’s magnificent views that you’re after a trip to the Top of the Rock is highly recommended. Located on the 70 th storey of the Rockefeller Centre the only thing between you and the 360 degree views of the city are panels of glass – a truly breathtaking spot for those looking to turn up the heat on the romance front.

The Brooklyn Bridge is a favorite amongst New Yorkers and affords spectacular views of Manhattan’s skyline. Once you have strolled across this Neo-Gothic structure visit one of the many restaurants at the base of the bridge on the Manhattan side for a romantic meal.

Romantic New York Restaurants

There are too many romantic restaurants in New York City to even try to mention them all. There are a few that really stand out and the C andela Restaurant is one of them. The menu is an exquisite mix of Mediterranean ; Italian and Asian dining offering eclectic dished ranging from sashimi to cavatelli served in cream sauce. The bar staff’s romantic recommendation is the decadent white chocolate martini, made with Godiva white chocolate liquor. The candlelit atmosphere of the restaurant combined with the excellent food and service makes it a hit amongst couples looking for romance in the Big Apple.

The Water’s Edge Restaurant in Queens is another favorite amongst couples – the views of the Manhattan skyline and East River are sublime. Paris Commune in the West Village is the epitome of French romance and the cuisine is to die for.

NYC Shopping

Nothing says I love you like a shopping trip to one of the many gorgeous stores in New York City. If your relationship is new why not treat your partner to the delights of the city’s many fine chocolatiers. Jacques Torres Chocolate and Li-Lac Chocolates will provide one of the most heavenly experiences of your life.

If things are a little more serious what could be better than a romantic trip to Tiffany & Co where diamonds sparkle from display cabinets in every direction. The magical play of dancing light will make this the perfect place to buy that very special ring.

Romantic Hotel Getaways

What better way to indulge in true romance than to book into one of the magnificently amorous hotels in New York City. Whether you prefer the surreal nature of the luxurious Dream hotel, the overwhelming opulence of the Trump International Hotel & Tower or the intimacy of the Elysee Hotel; New York City hotels will not disappoint.

Natural Beauty

If it’s gorgeous natural settings you’re after don’t miss out on Central Park’s Conservatory Garden and the New York, Brooklyn and Staten Island Botanical Gardens. Take a romantic stroll round the gardens, stop for a bit to eat or just sit on a bench and let the world pass you by.

Find Romance

What could be more romantic than a carriage ride through Central Park? Snuggled up in the back of a gorgeous horse draw carriage brings back romantic sentiments from decades gone by – an absolute must for those looking for romance in NYC.

Couples from all over the city descend on the ice skating rink at the Rockefeller Centre when they’re in the mood for a bit of whimsical romance. After skating you could take a trip up to the Rainbow Room on the 65th floor of the GE building to take in the magnificent city views.

An awesome way to finish of a romantic day in the big Apple is with a Broadway show or a trip to the Opera.

All in all New York City is undoubtedly one of the world’s most romantic cities, if you really want to spoil that special person in your life take them on holiday to this fanciful, exciting and eclectic destination.