What are some romantic places in New York? Well, there are lots of places around New York City and the rest of the state so if you are planning on exploring and need some ideas, here are places to check out.
A few of the locations will let visitors use passes for New York which makes the admission free so if you are on a budget, be sure to look them over.
Artisanal Fromagerie & Bistro
Do you or your date have a craving for cheese? Artisanal is the place to “get your cheese on” as you decide on almost two-hundred (200) selection of wines to have with your cheese dishes.
AMC Empire 25
Find a romantic comedy and have fun laughing together at the AMC Empire 25 theatre which features the “IMAX Experience” and “Digital 3-D Experience.” When visiting as a couple, the features you will love the most are the spacious leg room for tall couples, the low lighting for privacy, in theatre dining and the flip up armrest which makes snuggling up to your date easier.
Bring out the “wild side” of yourself and your date date by going to The Bronx Zoo. The zoo is perfect for a solo and group dates and is close to restaurants located on Arthur Avenue where you can also dine afterwards. Do you want to impress your date? Show off our cooking skills and pack a picnic since food is allowed (and also sold) in the zoo. Tips, reviews and coupons are listed in the forum.
Brooklyn Botanic Garden
The Brooklyn Botanic Garden (BBG) which is 25 minutes from midtown Manhattan by subway, is perfect for couples to have a quiet stroll and take in the beautiful plant life. Guys should take special attention to flowers their date like for Valentine’s Day and Anniversary ideas. If you decide pop the question on your visit, you should know that the Brooklyn Botanic Garden (BBG) is one of the desired places to get married in New York.
The Brooklyn Bridge, with a broad and high walkway in the center, is one of the oldest suspension bridge in the United States and at a length of almost 6,000 feet makes for a nice long romantic stroll between Manhattan and Brooklyn over the East River.
Brooklyn Heights Promenade
Brooklyn Heights Promenade is the perfect place for couples to watch sunset and take a stroll along the 1/3-mile long walkway for more views of the Manhattan skyline. Have your video camera handy to capture the sunset to watch over and over again on a snowy or rainy day at home.
Get your heart pumping by renting a row boat near Central Park. After a romantic ride, you can relax and have a nice picnic for two by the lake or other places using the map. If you did not have time to pack a picnic, there is a Whole Foods Market nearby. Liquor isn’t allowed so you will need to visit bars in the area and while visiting late at night, be sure to leave by 1:00am to avoid the curfew.
Ever wished you could eat while you take a boat ride? Well, your wish has been granted. Instead of waiting for your ride to be over at Central Park, spend some time with folks at Colonial Belle which provides lunch and dinner cruises. They are located in Fairport which is approximately 15 miles from Rochester, NY and is available May through October for couples.
Drive Inn Theatres in New York
Want to see a movie with your date but the both of you always have trouble finding parking? Why not park your vehicle at a drive in theatre and see a movie.
Empire State Building
If you ever wanted to have that “top of the world” feeling, the Empire State Building after dark, will be perfect for you. With closing at 2:00am, you have more that enough time to see the city that never sleeps. Be sure to budget enough time to visit the Heartland Brewery located the bottom ground level.
Fort Tyron Park
Fort Tyron Park is home to The Cloisters and is the highest natural point in Manhattan. Since it is high, it is a perfect location for watching the sunset. While there, you can go roller skating, bike riding, take a nice long stroll or have an outdoor lunch. Be sure to stop by the Heather Garden before to leave to complete your experience.
The Heartland Brewery is located on the bottom ground level of the Empire State Building and has delicious microbrews that they make themselves plus a a menu with everything from seafood, steaks, burgers and ribs. It is perfect spot for group dates and shorten the trip to see the observatory floor of the Empire State Building.
At the Heidelberg Restaurant, you can celebrate Oktoberfest all year round! On Saturday evenings, listen to live music and sample Manhattan’s finest German beer.
Leaf Restaurant & Bar
The Leaf Restaurant & Bar is an upscale restaurant that is perfect for romantic dinners and friendly brunches that is hidden away in Fort Tyron Park.
New York Botanical Garden
The Brooklyn Botanic Garden (NYBG), which is 20 minutes from Grand Central Station, has 50 gardens and plant collection. With 250 acres, there is always something new to see each visit.
Romantic Hotels in New York
It is your anniversary, Valentine’s Day or a spontaneous trip to New York? One of the hotels with romantic packages should be right for you.
Sounds of Brazil
Are you in the mood for dining and dancing? Then you and your date needs to head to the Sounds of Brazil. There, you will enjoy Brazilian, Latin American and Caribbean cuisine and live music.
South Street Seaport
With plenty of restaurants with outdoor seating, the South Street Seaport feels like walk through Europe. If your taste buds has a thing for Italian, be sure to see Acqua, Barbarini Alimentari & Mercato, Buon’ Amici, Carmine’s, II Brigante, II Porto, The Paris Cafe, Stella Maris and Uno Chicago Grill in the area.
Sweetiepie Restaurant (CLOSED)
Located on Greenwich Avenue, the Sweetiepie Restaurant had a giant birdcage that lovebirds (pardon the pun) could eat inside and was perfect for Valentine’s Day or an Anniversary.
Tavern on the Green
Tavern on the Green (closed on December 31, 2009) was a restaurant that located in Central Park on the Upper West Side of New York City which provided patio seating and had great view of Central Park. Today, the location is used by the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation as a gift shop and public visitors center.
Best known for the beautiful tapestries on display, The Cloisters (located on Fort Tyron Park which is the highest natural point in Manhattan) is another great place for couples to visit and enjoy hour-long tours then watch the sunset and view overlooking the Hudson River.
The Statue of Liberty
Visiting the Statue of Liberty is easy to do with a relaxing boat ride. The Staten Island Ferry gives you a nice and free view of the Statue of Liberty but to get to Liberty Island so you can walk around, you will need to obtain tickets from a charter ferry which will safely take you over to the Island.
The View Restaurant & Lounge
If you love the view from the Empire State Building, you are going to love the The View Restaurant & Lounge. There are approximately forty (40) relvolving restaurants in the United States and The View Restaurant & Lounge is the only revolving (one revolution per hour) roof top restaurant in the State of New York.
Toys “R” Us in Times Square
Young and in love? If you are young or young at heart, you may want to go to Toys “R” Us and ride the 60 foot indoor Ferris Wheel. While there, you can have your photo taken and have it displayed on the marquee (a jumbo screen outside) for all of New York to see when they pass by. To pick up the pace, don’t forget to check out Filled with Love, Jurassic Park, R-Zone and Barbie’s Dollhouse.
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