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10 Romantic Places to go in New York City

posted in: North America  |  posted by: Jennifer Gregory on February 24, 2010  |  2 Comments

The Big Apple can be completely overwhelming, even on the most relaxed of days. But what if you’re trying to plan a romantic outing, evening or otherwise, for the one you love? There are tons of incredibly romantic destinations throughout New York City if you know where to look!

10. Jacques Torres

Jacques Torres shop 7

Jacques Torres is one of the most well known chocolate shops in the city of New York. Don’t just buy your loved one a box of goodies from this spectacular destination – make an adventure out of the trip and let her pick out her own truffles. The chocolates are moderately priced – inexpensive enough to make a nice gift of but not so cheap you look bad.

9. Lincoln Center

The Lincoln Center Tree in New York City

Does the special person in your life love good music? If so, try to grab yourself some tickets to an event at the Lincoln Center. You have tons of choices – from operas to concerts to ballet performances. Not sure what you’d like to see? The NY Philharmonic and Metropolitan Opera put on shows you’ll always remember – classy and romantic.

8. Broadway

New Amsterdam Theater on 42nd Street in New York City

For some, snagging tickets to a Broadway show is easy. For others, the opportunity to see a Broadway show is a once in a lifetime experience. Fortunately, with a bit of advanced planning (and the use of the internet), you’ll have no problem snagging a pair of discount tickets to see a show. If you plan carefully you may even find a New York City hotel at a reasonable rate not far from the theater district.

7. Metropolitan Museum of Art

The Metropolitan Museum of Art on 5th Avenue

A visit to the Metropolitan Museum of art is an incredible experience, whether you’re on a romantic journey through the city or not. Visit the exhibits from your favorite time period and end the day with a stop at the cocktail bar in the main promenade to soak in the atmosphere or merely people watch.

6. Brooklyn Botanical Gardens

Brooklyn Botanical Garden May 13, 2003

February may not be the month to visit the outdoor section of the Brooklyn Botanical Gardens but don’t discount this incredible site altogether. If the one you love is a die-hard fan of spring and all that Mother Nature brings with it you might want to visit the indoor displays. The warm interior environment is home to some gorgeous plant life and offers a cozy, romantic escape from the frigid outside world.

5. Empire State Building

143.3 New York City - Empire State Building - USA

There’s nothing quite as romantic as standing on the observation deck of the Empire State Building, feeling as though you’re on top of the world. Visit before or after Valentine’s Day for a breathtaking view of the city. If you’re going to be in the city on Valentine’s Day you may want to check in advance to make sure the deck is open as there are sometimes special wedding events on February 14th.

4. Juvenex Spa

Sandals Montego Bay couples massage 1-877-439-8747

The Juvenex Spa in New York City is an incredible spa that couples can enjoy together. The spa is open 24 hours a day, limiting its hours to female clientele between the hours of 6am and 7pm before going co-ed for the rest of the evening. Book yourself a nice romantic dinner before heading over to the spa to enjoy a couple’s massage.

3. Rockefeller Center

The Channel Gardens at Rockefeller Center

You don’t need to be a professional skater to enjoy a day on the ice at Rockefeller Center. As a matter of fact, you could easily find a place to sit and watch the pros practice while sipping a cup of hot cocoa. If you do decide to skate, you’ll find the rink much less crowded now that the holiday crowds are gone. Don’t forget, the rink isn’t the only attraction to see in Rockefeller Center. Why not visit Radio City Music Hall or take a tour of NBC studios while you’re there?

2. Tiffany’s

Wedding Bands from Tiffany & Co.

Ok, we know what you’re thinking. We’re not saying you have to get engaged if you don’t want to. But what girl wouldn’t die for a chance to at least window shop at Tiffany & Co.? You don’t have to buy anything expensive, either. Take your camera and enjoy your tour of the store – and if you must have a souvenir of the day you can purchase a keychain or money clip instead of a ring or piece of crystal.

1. Central Park

Winter Carriage Ride

Spend a day in Central Park and you’ll soon understand why it’s so special to those who call New York City home. Most people don’t realize just how large Central Park is – your options are literally endless. You can take a stroll through the park itself to check out some of the famous statues and fountains, tour the Central Park Zoo, arrange to see a live show, take a guided carriage ride, or stop somewhere for a romantic picnic.

There’s so much to see and do in NYC. You really can’t go wrong when choosing the right romantic destination. Plan carefully and make sure your day is relaxing and enjoyable as possible. It’ll be one you always remember!

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  1. Kim Smith says on

    We stayed in Chautauqua at The Spencer and had the time of our lives! They have a gorgeous Victorian facility with the best romantic spa I have ever been too. The entire getaway was so relaxing and we can’t wait to go again! Here is the direct link to the site –

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