Top 9: Romantic things to do in New York City

“They say life is what happens when you’re busy making plans. But sometimes in New York, life is what happens when you are waiting for a table.”

Carrie Bradshaw, Sex and the city.

When it comes to planning a romantic date in the city, the first thing that comes to mind might be having dinner at a fantastic restaurant and we can all agree that this concept never gets old; but why not to get a bit more creative and take advantages of the scenarios that New York has to offer?

Let’s contemplate some ideas!

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Visit the New York Botanical Garden: located in The Bronx, it features more than a million plants. Take a seasonal walk to see what’s in bloom! And if you do get hungry, The Bronx Little Italy is just a few blocks away.

New York Botanical Garden, Bronx, NY

-Take a horse drawn carriage ride in Central Park: yes, just like in the movies! you can find this exorbitant activity from around $22 USA dollars for 15 minutes. A little pricy but romantic as well.

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-Picnic at the Brooklyn Bridge Park: This is a great date for people who live in the area or want to be part of the action without being overwhelmed by the hustle and bustle.

Brooklyn Bridge Park, Brooklyn, NY

-Jazz in Harlem: this famous neighborhood sustains a big part of the NYC cultural expression, always the right place to find great music and interesting food choices.

Photo by Victor Freitas

Walk through Riverside Park: Any time of year walking around this beautiful park or even riding a bike can be a whole romantic experience.

-Visit the One world observatory: if you want to feel on top of the world with the person that makes you feel like you are flying, this is the right place to have a date in! One World Observatory successfully blends technology and romance.

Photo by Yugandhar Bonde

-Take a painting class and yes, you can bring wine! You can buy your tickets with eventbrite or with The art studio NY.

Photo by Deeana Creates

-Set sail on a sunset cruise: many companies offer sunset cruise around the island, wouldn’t this be the best way to have dinner?


-Whisper some secrets at Grand Central:  Visiting Grand Central Station is one of the most romantic things to do in NYC even if you’re not hopping on a rail car. There is so much history in this amazing place.

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