When planning a romantic vacation, New York City is the place to go. For a special retreat, whether for a dramatic proposal, a honeymoon, or just a spontaneous getaway with your loved one. If you’re looking for an especially romantic spot for a date or proposal, take a look at our recommendations to some of New York City’s most romantic spots and ideas.
Balthazar is the best place to start. This famous and fabulous bistro inspired restaurant will be perfect for your romantic dinner date. Don’t miss the Steak frites and the Warm Vanilla Bread Pudding.
80 Spring St.
Between Crosby & Broadway.
2. Lincoln Center
A lovely evening time stroll at the Lincoln Center fountain could be the start of the perfect romantic New York date. It’s best to go at sunset time to enjoy the changing lights on the water and the deepening color of sky.
West 62nd and 65th Streets and Columbus and Amsterdam Avenues
3. Handmade chocolate from Black Hound
This East Village shop offers skillfully handmade chocolates, prepared with care in small batches. Packaging is both elegant and simple, purchasing online is optional, but the shop itself offers many delicious items that are only available at the location.
170 Second Avenue, NYC, 10003
4. Cocktails at the Campbell Apartment
The Campbell Apartment is a gorgeous intimate bar, set ,surprisingly enough, at the Grand Central Terminal. The space that once was the office and salon of a 2o’s business mogul, now serves the best cocktails in town in the beautifully refurbished space. Make sure to get there before the evening commuters or later at night, after they all hoped on the train, leaving you to enjoy yourselves in this classy unique bar.
15 Vanderbilt Ave, New York, NY 10017
5. The Best Romantic Café – La Maison du Macaron
When dining in this beautiful Chelsea gem, you won’t be able to help but notice the colorful arrangement of little handmade macaroons. We don’t need to tell you to try, because you probably won’t be able to resist. In addition, La Maison offers wonderful coffee, breakfasts and traditional French patisseries. In our opinion, you couldn’t get more romantic than that!
132 W 23rd St, New York, 10011
6. A Concert at The Bowery Ballroom
What’s better than a music concert on a special romantic date? Whether your musical taste veers toward Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks, the Arctic Monkeys or Lauryn Hill, The Bowery Ballroom holds one of the best musical line-ups in the city on any given night.
6 Delancey St.
New York, NY 10002
7. Ice Skating at Rockefeller Center
This is a classical romantic “playdate” venue, but we have a tip: to avoid the crowd, come early, if it’s during the holiday choose morning time, and for week days come before 4 p.m. you will get to enjoy the skating experience in a quieter, more intimate way. For those of you struggling with skating, a half an hour skating lesson could be a nice surprise.
But remember, what matters most is the one you choose to spend your romantic weekend with. Because, admit it, when you in love, every place looks very romantic indeed.
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