New York is one of the most romantic cities in the world with millions visiting the city to spend their Valentine’s Day. February 14th in the city that never sleeps offers endless options – be it a romantic walk in Central Park, an idyllic cruise down the Hudson River or shopping for diamonds at Tiffany’s, 5th Avenue, you won’t find a more perfect place to take your loved one.
NYC is also home to some of the most iconic movie scenes – ‘Sleepless in Seattle’, ‘Breakfast at Tiffany’s’ and of course, ‘When Harry Met Sally’.
So how do you emulate your favourite movie scene, what are the best intimate restaurants to go to, how do you make your romantic break perfect? Why not use our map to walk through your perfect Valentine’s Day in New York:
… to Breakfast in Bed in your New York Hotel. Try the Atrium Penthouse Suite in Radisson’s Martinque; perfect for a romantic getaway with breath-taking views of the New York Skyline. Being centrally based you will have easy access to all New York has to offer.
Morning offers plenty of opportunity;
Spoilt for choice on where to go, why not take a walk over the Brooklyn Bridge and down Brooklyn Height Esplanade – here you will have beautiful views of Manhattan in the morning sun. This is a wonderful way to break your day with your partner.
Not up for walking, then try out horse and carriage ride through Central Park. It really is as good as it looks in the movies. Snuggle under a blanket together as you do one of the most romantic things NYC has to offer.
For lunch, you should go for a romantic lunch at the River Café. Not only does it have stunning views of Brooklyn Bridge, but the food is out of this world – a perfect spot for you 2 lovebirds.
Heading back to mid-town, take a wander along to the Boat House in Central Park. Overlooking the lake you can sit drinking a hot chocolate, or take an idealistic boat ride through the lake itself. Watch as the ducks, swans and other wildlife play blissfully around you. This spot is a unique blend of peacefulness in amongst the huge sky scrapers and hustle of the city.
A must stop is to the Rockafeller Center – one of the most iconic destinations in New York; home of the Ice Rink, Radio City and plenty of café’s, that’s if it’s an authentic cup of NYC coffee you want. You’ll never be short of things to do here.
After a dreamy day of sightseeing, romantic gestures and iconic activities, a dinner in one of New York’s oldest Italian restaurants is a perfect way to dine out; the Barbetta Restaurant. The exquisite interior incorporates a chandelier owned by the Italian Royal family at one point, offering a wonderful setting for a classic New York Date.
With countless fantastic shows on offer, no Romantic Trip to New York would not be complete without a visit to Broadway; Beauty and the Beast, West Side Story and Wicked just a few of the love stories to see.
After the show, there is no other way to end Valentine’s day in New York that emulating the unforgettable final scene in one of the most memorable love stories of all time; Sleepless in Seattle. Gaze out over the beautifully lit Manhattan from the top observation deck on the Empire State Building – perfect finish to a perfect day.
There’s only time for the trip back to your central Manhattan hotel to get ready for tomorrow…
Happy Valentine’s Day
There are so many ways to ensure your getaway to New York is romantic, what ideas do you have? Let us know in the comments section below:
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