We could name dozens of romantic movies, novels, and TV shows that take place in New York City—and there is a good reason for that. Whether you’ve been together for a decade or you’re hoping to impress a special someone and begin your romantic journey, New York City is filled to the brim with things for couples to do. Every step you take in NYC has the potential to create unforgettable memories.
Here is our list of eight romantic things for couples to do in New York:
Is there anything more romantic than a carriage ride for two through Central Park? Watch passersby, see foliage designed to inspire in every season, and do it all while snuggling under a blanket and listening to the steady clip-clop of horses’ hooves. With add-ons like flowers, chocolate, and even the option to stop for a marriage proposal, a carriage ride is a great way to connect with a loved one and see some of the famous gardens and landmarks in Central Park.
Trying a new experience, like ice skating beneath the famous Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree, can be fun and romantic for couples. You can even splurge and get some private time on the ice, either for an extra special date or to propose. You can also choose to skate along to your favorite song, giving you the chance to make the experience truly unforgettable.
Going to the theatre has always been a classy date option. What better place to take your beloved than to the one and only Broadway? Choose something historical like Hamilton, moving like Diana, classic like Chicago, or romantic like The Phantom of the Opera. Broadway in New York City has it all!
Imagine sailing across the water with your partner, relaxing and sipping wine with the wind in your hair. Choose a sunset cruise or a nighttime city lights cruise for the feeling of ultimate romance. From this unique vantage point, you can view the Statue of Liberty, the Brooklyn Bridge, and more.
The Empire State Building is an art deco wonder and a must-see during your stay in New York. Enjoy breakfast, lunch, or dinner at the State Grill & Bar, and be sure to stop by the Empire State Building Store for a souvenir or two. As for your tour, you can make it extra special by booking a private, All Access Tour, or you can opt for something a little less expensive—but equally romantic—like the Sunrise with Starbucks on the 86th floor package.
6. Enjoy a Fancy Dinner
NYC is a cornucopia of delicious food. You certainly don’t have to splurge to have a fantastic meal in this city. However, if you’re looking to spend an evening wooing your partner at one of the more prestigious restaurants, we recommend something in the vein of Le Bernardin or The Modern. Be sure to make a reservation well in advance for these popular spots!
Walking along this promenade is a classic, affordable way to experience the borough of Brooklyn. The esplanade was built in the 1950s and provides views of Ellis Island, Governor’s Island, Staten Island, the Brooklyn Bridge, and more. It’s a part of Brooklyn’s first Historic Preservation District, which means you can also admire the gorgeous townhouses and mansions, some of which date back to the 1820s. It’s easy to stroll along, arm in arm, and imagine lovers of days gone by doing the same.
Perhaps the most romantic thing for couples to do in New York is to enjoy a night or two in the city. The Concorde Hotel New York provides a wonderful opportunity for couples to connect with each other. From our Breakfast in Bed package to our Honeymoon Package, you’ll have ample opportunity to lounge in a comfortable bed and relax in a deep, soaking tub.
If you’re looking for romance, New York City is the place to find it. Choose The Concorde Hotel New York as your NYC headquarters. Stay out late watching a Broadway show or taking a river cruise. Then, wake up at your leisure, enjoy breakfast in bed, and get to know one another a little better. Finish the day by taking a carriage ride through nearby Central Park or visiting the Empire State Building.
After that, maybe—just maybe—you’ll fall in love with our city, too, and decide to stay for one more day.
Our 24-hour concierge is always happy to help you plan activities and offer advice on restaurants and excursions. Our rooms are quiet, comfortable, and the perfect setting for couples to spend time together.
Book your stay with The Concorde Hotel New York today!