Whether you live in New York or are just visiting, knowing the most romantic places to visit can be quite helpful. Knowing the most romantic places in New York will allow you to plan one a very special evening for you and your loved one. Whether you are looking for a romantic dinner for two or a romantic evening out on the town, New York City is going to have just what you need.
The Top Romantic Places in New York
One of the most romantic things that you can do in New York is to take a carriage ride through Central Park. You can also take a ride outside the park, but that can only be done during certain hours, which are Monday through Saturday anytime after 11 pm and Sunday any time after 8 pm. Carriage rides are available all year long, which many people enjoy going during the winter where they can snuggle close under a blanket. You can even find wedding carriages if you are getting married in New York. Carriage rides cost $35 for the first 20 minutes and then $10 for every 15 minutes over the original time.
Empire State Building
Perhaps one of the most famous romantic spots to take your date in New York is the top of the Empire State Building. Many movies, including Sleepless in Seattle and Affair to Remember feature romantic scenes on top of the building. This spot is so romantic that many people on take their wedding vows on Valentine’s Day at the top. To get to the top of the Empire State Building you must use the 350 Fifth Avenue entrance and pay a $10 fee for adults, unless you are military. If you are military and are not in uniform but have your ID you will only pay $8, but if you are in uniform, you will be able to get in free. The Observatory Deck is open from 10 am to midnight during the week and from 9:30 am to midnight on the weekends.
Rockefeller Center is more than just an ice-skating rink, although the ice skating rink is one of the most popular things to do there. Rockefeller Center goes from 5th to 7th Avenue and from 47th to 51st Streets. While ice-skating hand in hand with your loved one is a nice and romantic date, you should also spot in and visit the outdoor café to warm up after being out on the ice. You can also stroll through all of the 19 buildings that make up Rockefeller Center for an amazing shopping experience; if you are looking for it, chances are you will find it at Rockefeller Center.
Rockefeller Center is open every day from 9:30 am to midnight. The ice skating rink usually opens Columbus Day weekend and stays open until early April. Admission to the rink ranges from $10 to $19 for adult, but price depends on the time of day, and what day of the week it is. You can also rent skates for around $8 if you don’t have your own. If you have time, make sure to visit observation deck at the Rockefeller Center aka “Top of The Rock,” read more here.
The River Café
The River Café, which is located at 1 Water Street in Brooklyn, is located just underneath the Brooklyn Bridge. This location allows the café to offer one of the most amazing views in town. If you come at night for a romantic evening, you will be able to see the lights of Manhattan reflecting off the East River. Reservations are required and men must wear a dinner jacket. In terms of food, you will be amazed at the Asian flared Continental Cuisine being served. Make sure you save room for dessert. Dinner hours are Monday through Sunday from 6 pm to 11 pm, but they are also open for lunch during the week and brunch on the weekends.
The Plaza Hotel
If you are looking for a romantic place to stay The Plaza Hotel is one of your best choices. The Plaza Hotel was renovated in 2008 to give the hotel a new and contemporary look. The hotel offers you the choice of staying in one of the 140 hotel rooms or one of the 152 private condo suites. The Plaza Hotel is located across from the southeast side of Central Park and a block away from Tiffany’s, which allows you to buy just the right piece of jewelry for your romantic sunset stroll in the park.