How To Have A Romantic Weekend Getaway In New York City

August 14, 2023

New York City, often referred to as the “City that Never Sleeps,” is not only a bustling metropolis of culture, art, and entertainment but also a perfect destination for a romantic getaway. While it can be debated if it is more romantic than the City of Love, i.e., Paris, you can hands down count on NYC being incredible. From iconic landmarks to cozy restaurants and hidden gems, the city offers a plethora of opportunities for couples to create unforgettable memories together. So, here is what you need to know about how you can have a romantic getaway in NYC.

It Is All About The Accommodation

Needless to say, it is the accommodation that is going to play the biggest impact. So it might be best to skip out on a basic Airbnb and instead go for something a little more luxurious, like a 5-star hotel that is close to the Empire State Building. Opt for a charming boutique hotel, a luxurious suite, or a quaint bed and breakfast You might even want to consider a hotel that offers spa amenities like a pool or sauna. These can hands-down help create a swoon-worthy experience!

Think Hard About The Activities

Whether you choose an NYC road trip or not is up to you, but one thing that cannot be debated is the iconic activities and sights that are available. You just need to keep in mind that not everything is romantic, and you will want to consider areas that are not loud and pushy. Some ideas that you could try out while still getting the NYC experience are: 

  • Central Park: A verdant oasis in the heart of the city, Central Park offers endless romantic possibilities. Take a leisurely stroll along the tree-lined pathways, rent a rowboat on the tranquil lake, or spread out a cozy picnic blanket and savor gourmet treats.
  • Brooklyn Bridge: Walk hand in hand across the Brooklyn Bridge, a symbol of connection and love. As the sun dips below the horizon, the bridge’s towering cables create a romantic backdrop for your journey. Just avoid peak season, as it is filled with tourists, and if you can do this in the morning after rush hour, that might be best too. 
  • Boat Cruise: Embark on a romantic boat cruise along the Hudson River. Whether you choose a dinner cruise under the stars or a daytime sail, the sparkling cityscape will provide an enchanting backdrop.

Culinary Delights

Sure, you can get pizza and hotdogs in your hometown, but you need to keep in mind that NYC is known for this stuff, like the Coney Island dog and their NYC pizza. When it comes to romantic meals, it is honestly up to you and what you classify it as. But generally speaking, whether it is a hole-in-the-wall restaurant with an incredible ambiance or just a fancy fine dining Michelin star experience, overall, just going out to eat is going to be incredible and unforgettable. 

Pamper Each Other

As stated earlier, a 5-star hotel with a spa could be perfect for a romantic getaway. But honestly, it does not need to be one that is at a hotel. Instead, you can choose a luxurious day spa and soak in a mud bath together or even get a couples massage together instead. 

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Andi Perullo de Ledesma

I am Andi Perullo de Ledesma, a Chinese Medicine Doctor and Travel Photojournalist in Charlotte, NC. I am also wife to Lucas and mother to Joaquín. Follow us as we explore life and the world one beautiful adventure at a time.

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