20 Of The Most Romantic Spots In New York


The endlessly romantic New York City lends itself to couples all over the world as one of most romantic destinations you can come across. 

But with so many places for you and your beau to visit for a loved-up date, it can be hard to decide where to go. To help you out, here are 20 of the most romantic spots in New York.
 

Brooklyn Botanic Gardens

The 52-acre Brooklyn Botanic Gardens were established in 1897 and have served as one of the most romantic places in New York ever since.

The tranquil landscape features a Japanese Hill-and-Pond garden, iconic cherry blossoms, and amongst many other blooms, a fragrance garden. This provides the perfect setting for a romantic stroll or picnic away from the hustle and bustle of the busy city.

Nitehawk Cinema

For a quintessential date night, the Nitehawk Cinema is the ideal option. The classic dinner and a film date is an oldy but a goody and the Nitehawk Cinema fully encompasses both.

At this cinema, you can order food and drinks during the feature presentation and, with menu highlights such as the Korean chicken tacos and the New Orleans coffee float, Nitehawk leaves nothing to be desired.

The High Line

This linear park is a 1.45 mile-long hipster paradise and is one of the most romantic places in New York for a stroll, especially when the weather is working in your favour.

The park itself was built on a disused part of the New York Central Railroad and is a great place to visit for tours and events such as art tours and meditation classes.

Mellow Pages Library & Reading Room

If you or your date has a slightly eclectic taste, this is the New York spot for you to visit. Mellow Pages is a lending library which stocks a fascinating collection of books.

Together, you and your partner can while away the day reading to each other, or browsing the books, borrowing them free of charge.

The New York Earth Room

In Soho, you’ll find The New York Earth Room which, since 1977, has been a 22-inch-deep layer of soil across the floor of a gallery. In order for the soil to be maintained, it is watered regularly by curators.

This space is unconventionally romantic because it lends itself as a peaceful sanctuary away from the busy streets below, where you and your significant other can enjoy each other’s company in peace.

Casa La Femme

Casa La Femme is a traditional Egyptian restaurant which holds a sultry and romantic vibe.

At this restaurant, your table area is covered by a veil, lending the venue to be a great make-out location in the East Village.

After your meal, you can watch the famous belly dancing show, or spend some much coveted alone time with your honey.

Governors Island

Situated in New York Harbor, Governors Island is only 800 yards away from Lower Manhattan, but it is worlds away.

The island itself is re-opening to visitors in May of this year and is a unique location unto which you can get away from city life for a few hours to enjoy the company of your loved one.

Bow Bridge

The idyllic Bow Bridge is the second oldest cast-iron bridge in America and, combining beauty with romance, it’s the perfect spot for you and your beau to while away the day in Central Park.

As one of New York’s ultimate proposal locations, Bow Bridge attracts lovers from all across the globe and is a great place to take romantic photographs with a scenic backdrop.

Dear Irving

This cocktail parlour allows you to walk through history with its four rooms, each of which are adorned with elegant decor and decked out to appear as though you’ve gone back to their respective eras.

Treat your date to drinks in one or all of the four rooms: the JFK room, the F. Scott Fitzgerald room, the Abraham Lincoln room, and the Marie Antoinette room.

With hand-carved ice cubes, eclectic cocktails, and a relaxed atmosphere, this is the perfect venue for post-date drinks in an intimate setting.

Wave Hill

Overlooking the Hudson River, Wave Hill is a garden and cultural centre located in the Bronx.

With spectacular views, along with scenic landscapes, it’s no surprise that Wave Hill is a popular destination for loved-up couples.

Brooklyn Heights Promenade

You may recognise the famous Brooklyn Heights Promenade from films such as Annie Hall and Moonstruck, but many couples have made this area their own as it is a popular proposal destination in New York.

With views of the Manhattan skyline, the Statue of Liberty, and Brooklyn Bridge, this area is a great place to visit both during the day and at night for a glimpse of how magnificent the city really is.

Central Park Boathouse

The Central Park Boathouse is one of the most classic Central Park landmarks and offers you intimate surroundings for an unforgettable day out. You can hire a boat and row along the lake or take a walk around the parameters.

Here, you can even dine in style at the sophisticated Lakeside Restaurant - the perfect setting for a romantic brunch in the city’s most famous park.

The Butterfly Conservatory Plaza

A part of the American Museum of Natural History, the Butterfly Conservatory Plaza is a seasonal attraction which allows you to get up close and personal with butterflies in a vivarium complex.

The peaceful atmosphere at the indoor Butterfly Conservatory will provide you with a beautiful and intimate setting, even on the gloomiest of days.

Jane’s Carousel

Created in 1922, the antique Jane’s Carousel has 48 carved horses and two chariots. It is situated in Brooklyn Bridge Park which holds stunning views of Lower Manhattan.

As well as being an ideal location for a date with ice cream vans and concession stands nearby, weddings and proposals often take place at the Carousel, so this idyllic setting has an intimate feel.

The Empire State Building

The world famous Empire State Building is the height of romance in New York City and is one of the most iconic spots for a proposal.

Venture to the observation deck and the 102nd floor where you can catch 360° views of the city during the day or by night and you can even browse the exhibits on display.

Brooklyn Academy of Music

Regardless of your tastes, there will be a show for you and your partner to enjoy at the Brooklyn Academy of Music.

With productions which span genres from physical theatre and visual art to music and dance, the venue can host the perfect date night.

You and your significant other can even take classes together, such as African Dance and Cirkus Cirkor.

Tiffany & Co.

The iconic Tiffany & Co. flagship store is located on Fifth Avenue and is home to the famous Tiffany Diamond, which is permanently on display in the outlet.

You can grab a pastry and a coffee and take in your surroundings in true Breakfast at Tiffany’s style, browse and purchase some jewellery, not to mention it’s a great place to scope out a ring...

Mulberry Project

For cocktails under the stars, Mulberry Project is the spot to visit. This speakeasy boasts a star-lit garden area which holds an air of classic romance and is only complemented by the bar’s collection of street art.

If you’re after a personalised experience, the bartender will create a unique cocktail for you and your date according to your tastes - a truly incredible way to finish a date night.

The Frick Collection

If you’re feeling loved-up, head to The Frick Collection to witness Fragonard’s Progress of Love series which features ten paintings.

The museum, which is set in a Gilded Age mansion, also has a great many artifacts for you to enjoy whilst you’re there, such as oriental rugs and European paintings.

Rooftop Films

For a date night in true American style, Rooftop Films offers you a unique outdoor film showing experience.

Showing independent films accompanied by comfortable seating, wireless headphones, and great views of the surrounding city, this is one of the most romantic date nights you can have on a summer evening.

 

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