Fall In Love All Over Again During These Romantic Activities in NYC

Someone in love can make just about anything into a romantic act, but sometimes a good backdrop acts as the perfect third party in taking romance to the next level. For some, getting absorbed into deep conversation is the best way to make the heart go pitter patter. In that case, a walk through Central Park (in snow or sun) could be just what the love doctor ordered. 

For others, an over-the-top performance where they're free to peep into someone else's idea of sultry romance is what's desired to get the blood pumping. Sound more up your alley? Then perhaps tickets to Queen of the Night, an immersive theater experience where performers may, ahem, fondle you gently is something you'd care to indulge in. 

In this list of the top ten most romantic things to do in New York City, we uncover the places, spaces and activities that will have you and your love falling head over heels for each other and for the Big Apple. 

Spanning from the South Street Seaport to Brooklyn Heights, the famous Brooklyn Bridge has ushered New Yorkers across the East River since 1883. A must-see for any visitor to the Big Apple, the best way to experience the bridge is to take the...  Read More

West Village

A true lesson in urban renewal, the High Line is built on an abandoned railroad line elevated above Manhattan's westside. Running from Gansevoort Street in the Meatpacking District to Midtown's W. 34th Street, the High Line has quickly become a...  Read More

Said to be "Manhattan's only remaining great gateway," Grand Central Terminal (not "station" as it is often mistakenly called) is a magnificent example of art meeting functionality. The Beaux Arts facade that stretches along 42nd Street features...  Read More

Every year, millions of New Yorkers and visitors walk down 5th Avenue to peruse the windows of Bloomingdale's, Macy's, Saks, Barneys and countless others that pull out all the stops for their annual displays. While it's true that you'll find...  Read More

Upper East Side
Central Park
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The 800-acre Central Park burst out of the minds of urban visionaries (who must have also had a romantic streak) including Frederic Law Olmstead. Joggers, nature seekers and bikers use the park daily. Kids young and old enjoy skating at Wollman...  Read More

One of the world's most famous skyscrapers is easily recognized by its strong, slender ascent into the NY sky. The Empire State Building opened in 1931, and immediately climbed into the hearts of romantics everywhere. After all, what better...  Read More

Romantic movie fanatics will remember this restaurant from the 2001 John Cusack and Kate Beckinsale film, Serendipity. In the movie, the two stars share a dessert that kick starts their love affair and consequently cemented this spot in lover's...  Read More

Queen of the Night

Taking a page out of Sleep No More's book, this immersive theater experience is for couples who care to indulge a little in their wild sides. Enter the Diamond Theater at the Paramount Hotel and be seated to dinner...but not for long. In fact,...  Read More

When we think romantic, our minds go immediately to Peasant. This Nolita hotspot is dark and brooding, with dripping waxed candles lighting the underground cellar. Everything is cooked in a wood-fired oven--the result a rustic, modern take on...  Read More

Upper East Side
Bemelmans Bar

Named after a famous author of children's literature, this piano bar in the Carlyle Hotel offers an upscale reprieve on the Upper East Side. The spot bills itself as a piece of "Old New York," but the author's murals from stories like the...  Read More


Meet Andrea Wien

Andrea Wien was bitten by the travel bug from an early age, and has lived in New York, Seattle, Cleveland and Sydney, Australia since 2007.

When she's not traveling or planning a trip, you'll...  More About Andrea

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