Are you planning to have your Honeymoon in New York City? Wondering if it is a good idea? Everyone wants to make their honeymoon one of the most memorable experiences in their life, so they want to get it right. But most people wonder if a honeymoon in the Big Apple is a good idea.
First of all, let me just say that even as a person who’s lived in NYC, I still think that a honeymoon in New York is a perfect idea. There are so many incredibly romantic things to do in NYC, such as taking a carriage in Central Park, sailing on the Hudson, watching a famous musical, eating at restaurants from the movies, so on and so forth.
Moreover, it’s the perfect time to plan a honeymoon to New York because spring is almost on its way to the city. Even though upstate New York received some snowfall recently, the climate has already started to warm up. You can expect the New York weather to be perfect for a honeymoon in a week or so.
These are the ten most romantic things to do in New York City.
10 Reasons To Spend Your Honeymoon in New York City:
1. Take a Walking Tour of the High Line in Manhattan
The High Line is a 1.45 mile-long park that used to be a railway track over the busy Manhattan streets. It has been transformed into a pathway filled with trees, plants, and benches. The park offers breathtaking views of the city. You can also visit the place in the evening to stargaze with your newly wedded partner.
2. Ride Jane’s Carousel
Jane’s Carousel is a historic landmark dating back to 1922, currently situated in theDUMBO section of Brooklyn Bridge Park between the Brooklyn and Manhattan bridges. A ride on Jane’s Carousel offers outstanding views of the areas surrounding Brooklyn Bridge.
The 48-horse Carousel was originally built for the Idora Park amusement park in Youngstown Ohio and moved to Brooklyn, New York in 1984. You can reach the Carousel from Dock Street on Main Street.
3. Visit the Grand Central Station
The Grand Central station is so much more than just a train station, which is why it has been portrayed in so many romantic movies. The station has plenty of shops and eateries to make a romantic trip worthwhile.
You can roam around the station on your own or take a group tour that can last up to 2 hours. Make sure you and your spouse take a honeymoon selfie in the iconic hall of the Grand Central station.
4. Take a Trip to the Rockefeller Centre
Even though the Rockefeller Centre is famous for its Christmas tree and ice-skating in the winter, it is still a fabulous destination all year round. You can browse through the farmer’s market or go to the observation deck on the 70th floor. If you and your spouse love tranquillity, you can visit the Channel Gardens that exhibit a variety of exotic plants and trees.
5. Enjoy a Carriage Ride Through Central Park
A carriage ride through Central Park is probably one of the most romantic activities you can indulge in New York City. Even a stroll through Central Park with your partner can be exhilarating as you enjoy the beautiful lakes, iconic bridges, and other cultural sites. The park has several famous movie locations that you can find on a map and take some honeymoon selfies.
6. Enjoy a Movie Screening in Bryant Park
You can transform your date night with a blanket and some nibbles to watch an outdoor movie screening at Bryant Park during the Summer Film Festival. You can expect to see a classic from any genre. The shows begin at around sunset, which adds to the romantic ambiance.
7. Take a Picture at Times Square
Times Square is another iconic spot in New York City with numerous billboards, theatres, restaurants, stores, and studios. It is a commercial hub that attracts a lot of tourists and locals alike. A visit to New York City is incomplete without a trip to Times Square.
8. Visit the Empire State Building
The Empire State building is one of the most iconic buildings in New York City, which now has two observatory decks on the 86th floor and on the 102nd floor.
The observatory deck on the 86th floor is a romantic hotspot because it has been featured in countless Hollywood movies. It is not unusual to see someone proposing on the Empire State Building’s observatory deck.
9. Watch a Musical on Broadway Street
If you and your newly wedded partner are into musicals, you should catch a show on Broadway for a quintessential New York experience. Or you can take a stroll into the neon lights at the theatre district and visit the famous locations.
10. Sail on the Hudson
A honeymoon trip to New York cannot be complete without sailing on the Hudson with your beloved spouse. You can take the Staten Island Ferry and sail past the Statue of Liberty or visit the Liberty Island.
No list is large enough to encompass the numerous activities that a honeymoon couple can indulge in New York City. But we have tried to cover the ten most famous activities that we feel should be part of any romantic trip to New York. You are more than welcome to compile your list of activities that would suit you and your partner the best.
If you’re a New-yorker looking for a romantic getaway to spend your Honeymoon out (but close) of NYC – check out our romantic lake getaways near NYC or our 5 romantic getaways near NYC.
Karen works for a big hedge fund, she’s awesome with numbers and loves what she does, but above all – she loves traveling. Whenever she’s on the road, she tries to get into the gritty tiny details of every location she explores.