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, recreating an iconic romantic movie moment will get the blood pumping to all the right places. Sound more up your alley? Then perhaps snuggling up to your sweetie over a frozen hot chocolate at Serendipity 3, which inspired the name of the 2001 Kate Beckinsale-John Cusack rom-com, Serendipity, 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. 

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, 800-acres of gorgeous greenery, burst out of the minds of urban visionaries who must have surely had a romantic streak. Joggers, nature seekers and bikers use the park daily, while kids young and old enjoy skating at Wollman Rink,...  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

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Started in 2016, Touchpoint is a community gathering that gives people the space to talk about sex. From the emotional to the physical, the group meets regularly in NYC to dissect what it means to be a modern day, sexually active human. While it...  Read More



Make the trek over the bridge and into Brooklyn's Dyker Heights to see a dizzying display of Christmas lights. Each year, the neighborhood comes alive with decorations and displays that can only be described as over-the-top. For optimal viewing,...  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



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


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