10 things to do in New York for lovers

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Romantic stroll along the Hudson River

Of course, who says romantic often means a walk in nature, flowers and greenery. Also, I recommend you to take a walk along the Hudson River. You will see butterflies, dozens of bird species and a wide variety of trees and flowers. The best ? Go there early in the morning, to see the city waking up gently. After having started the day on the right foot, you can then go for breakfast in the area.



Brooklyn Botanic Garden

While Central Park is a must-see that you must visit during your stay in New York, the Brooklyn Botanic has nothing to envy it. It is certainly smaller, but much less populated, and holds hundreds of varieties of roses and other flowers. Not to mention the Japanese garden there ...

In short, if you are in New York in the spring, do not hesitate! Go for a walk there before taking your other half for brunch at the Five Leaves Greenpoint of Brooklyn!

See the sun rise or set from the Empire State Building

A romantic sunrise or sunset in New York, what could be more cliché but pleasant? Also, know that you have the opportunity to enjoy this beautiful spectacle from the top of the Empire State Building. To buy your ticket online, it's here.


That said, note that if you buy a New York Pass or a New York City Pass, admission will be included in it. Best of all, the New York Pass grants you entry to the Empire State Building twice in the same day. Here is your sunrise and sunset good plan!


A romantic kayak trip in New York

For sports enthusiasts or lovers of new experiences, I recommend an afternoon kayaking. Right in New York? Yes, it is quite possible, and at low prices or even free of charge! When I told you about romantic good deals !

Also, there are several places where you can go kayaking in the area. I particularly recommend the Long Island City Community Boathouse, where you can borrow free of charge a kayak for about twenty minutes. The club also organizes organized kayak trips, so I invite you to check their official website to find out more.

Then the Manhattan Community Boathouse is also a good option, also allowing 20 minutes of free water ride. To do this, go to Pier 96, at the end of 56th Street, in order to board.

Finally, I also like the Staten Island option. I already mentioned his free ferry to you, so hop aboard the latter. Once on the island, head to the beach and borrow a kayak for a quarter of an hour, or longer if no one is in line. You will have the chance to admire the skyline from Staten Island, ensuring you great memories! A must to discover New York as a couple

I advise you to plan spare clothes, because you risk ending up a little wet! Also plan a waterproof camera if you have, and enjoy!


Wine tasting at Astor Wines

Are you a wine lover? So why not organize a small (free) wine tasting at Astor Wines? You can even take a wine course there, so what more could you ask for?


You will taste wines from all over the world, as well as other spirits if you wish. The team will detail these for you by guiding you according to your tastes and requests.

An outdoor movie night

After a great day of sightseeing, you will have only one desire: to spend a quiet evening. So if you want to combine this with a touch of romance and spend a romantic evening in New York, I have the right plan for you. How about going to the open-air cinema? Of course, the good weather either there, so forget this if you're in New York in the winter, and head to an indoor movie theater.

But if you're lucky enough to be in the Big Apple on sunny days, I invite you to regularly check the official New York parks website. Upcoming events will be displayed there, so you can plan a movie night at one of the city ​​parks. A must do when it comes to romance!

A helicopter ride

Admittedly, it is not cheap, unlike the rest of the romantic activities to do in New York mentioned in this article. However, it really is something to do, and what better way to impress your other half than to take them over the Big Apple?

Also, I advise you to inquire and book quickly online in order to plan in advance. My advice: take your flight at the end of the day, when the sky lights up at the same time as the buildings of the skyline. A true 100% New York spectacle.



Governors Island

Talking about great romantic deals, what if you're planning a little getaway to Governors Island? A few minutes by ferry, this green island is perfect for spending a quiet moment. You can walk or cycle there, enjoying the calm.

Also, I advise you to plan something picnic. Indeed, you can have your lunch while admiring the Statue of Liberty, so what more could you ask for?

Finally, many events often take place on the island, so inquire in advance, you may well have some nice surprises!

Coyoacan table

Are you looking for an atypical place to have a drink after dark? So I recommend Mesa Coyoacan, a very nice little Mexican restaurant. The latter is located in the Williamsburg neighborhood, in Brooklyn. The hors d'oeuvres are original, spicy and tasty. Do not miss to taste one of their cocktails 100% mexican !

And then, the subdued and cozy atmosphere brings a touch of sweetness and romance that you will surely appreciate!

Romantic tips: dinner at Estela's

Finally, for dinner, I recommend Estela, located at 47 East Houston Street. The decor is adorable, mixing old, modern and romanticism. The kitchen is Mediterranean, Uruguayan and delicious.

Do not hesitate to order several dishes as they are quite small, and this will allow you to share them face to face.

That's all for this Top 10 romantic tips! You now have material to organize a few beautiful romantic outings. So prepare the candles, the bottle of wine and the camera! Good visits to all.

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