New York Honeymoon

Planning a Romantic New York Honeymoon

While some couples like to honeymoon at beachfront resorts featuring white sands and turquoise waters, others find a romantic retreat in more sophisticated surroundings. So, while you may have to dispense with the scenic Gulf views or lush and green tropical vegetation, you’ll nonetheless find a romantic escape when you choose a New York honeymoon. The city that never sleeps offers a wide variety of things to do and places to see for both honeymooners and couples seeking an exciting romantic getaway. There are world class museums to visit, Broadway plays to experience, and many cultural landmarks to visit.

Enjoy a City View at Night from the Empire State Building

One of the best ways of kicking off your honeymoon in New York is a night time visit to the Empire State Building. Although the Empire State Building, on first impression, does not ignite thoughts of romance, you’ll soon discover that the silver spire is just the place to go after an evening of dining and dancing. Famous films like “An Affair to Remember” and “Sleepless in Seattle” capture the essence romantic feelings as you and your loved one stand atop one of the busiest and most famous cities in the world. A starry night is pure magic when you take in a city view from the glass-enclosed observation deck on the Deco-designed dazzler’s top level (or 102nd floor). You can also enjoy a romantic city view from the lower tiered deck located on the 86th floor.

New York Supersaver: Empire State Building, Metropolitan Museum of Art and Statue of Liberty Cruise

There are many different ways in which you can travel to New York City for your honeymoon. New York City is serviced by thee major  airports – LaGuardia (LGA), John F. Kennedy International (JFK), and Newark Liberty International (EWR).

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Getting around New York City is fairly easy once you’re there. The public transportation system is very expansive, and can get you to all of your destinations quite easily. Get a map of the subway system before you go, catching a taxi is a breeze.

Most Romantic Hotels in New York

The Ritz-Carlton, Central Park

So, where do you stay on an incredible New York honeymoon? One of the most expensive, if not luxurious, places to spend time is the Ritz-Carlton, Central Park. Situated at 50 Central Park South at Sixth Avenue, the elegant Ritz-Carlton stands in the place of the former, elegant St. Moritz. Suites at the Central Park residence are bigger than most city apartments. Also, if you reserve a room that faces Central Park, you’ll be provided with a telescope. Not only that, the grand and elegant hotel also offers butler and spa services. Bentley limousine or Mercedes Benz chauffeured transportation is offered too.


The Ritz-Carlton New York, Central Park

Midtown Center, New York City, United States
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“Great Shopping”, “Fantastic Bar”, “Great Value Overall”


The St. Regis Hotel

Another perfect choice for a New York honeymoon stay is the St. Regis Hotel, located in Midtown at the intersection of Fifth Avenue and 55th Street. Staying at this 1904 Beaux Arts property will make it easy for you to enjoy all the sites and attractions that New York has to offer.


The St. Regis New York

Midtown Center, New York City, United States
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“Close to Shopping”, “Spacious Rooms”, “Excellent Dining”


The Plaza Hotel

Also near all the grand sites and attractions in New York is the Plaza Hotel, which is probably one of the city’s most recognizable landmarks. Built in 1907, the palatial French Renaissance structure has recently undergone renovation. Halls and rooms convey a traditional, opulent style, with the décor and furnishings fresh and immaculately detailed.

A National Historic Landmark

The only hotel to be registered as a National Historic Landmark, the Plaza Hotel was described as the “greatest hotel in the world” when it opened its doors in the early part of the 20th century. Serving as a residence for New York’s elite and wealthy, the hotel charged guests $2.50 per night at that time. Rooms at the Plaza now begin at around $600 per night.


Plaza Hotel New York City

Midtown Center, New York City, United States
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“Exudes Romance”, “Iconic”, “Centrally Located”


The Waldorf-Astoria Hotel and the Waldorf Towers

Another recognizable and glamorous hotel for New York honeymooners is the Waldorf-Astoria and the Waldorf Towers. Denoting the essence of New York luxury, the Waldorf enjoys equal footing with the Plaza with respect to recognition. However, suites are more spacious in this Midtown East property. High-ceiling and over-sized, rooms are as individual as they are elegant. Amenities in the traditionally decorated residence include comfortable beds, quality linens, marble baths, and amply sized closets.

Renowned for its exceptional butler services as well as privacy, the residential Waldorf Towers occupies floors 27 to 42 in the Waldorf building. Suites in this section are outfitted with English and French Provincial paintings and furnishings, all of which also include full kitchen, dining area, and maid’s quarters. It’s not surprising then that the Presidential Suite in the Towers has served as a temporary residence to many of the world’s leaders.


The Towers of the Waldorf Astoria

Midtown Center, New York City, United States
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“Beauty Centre”, “Fantastic Bar”, “Grat Dining”


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Take a Sunset Cruise in New York Harbor

A harbor cruise is also an activity that should be included on a New York honeymoon. Full island cruises of Manhattan take three hours and pass by such laudable landmarks as the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island and the Brooklyn and George Washington bridges. You can also opt for a champagne sunset cruise or a live music cruise, either of which generally run from spring to early fall.

Take a Horse-drawn Carriage Ride through Central Park

Or, what could be more romantic than taking a carriage ride through Central Park? The standard horse-drawn ride lasts about 20 minutes and covers a distance of ¾ mile. The ride takes passengers past such notable sites as the Trump Wollman Ice Rink, the Central Park Zoo, and the Carousel.

Carriages are available between Fifth and Sixth Avenues at Central Park South. The conveyances will not operate if the temperature climbs to 90 degrees Fahrenheit nor will they run on winter days when the temperature reads below 20 degrees on the Fahrenheit scale.

A season for every New York Honeymoon

Spring –

Walk Hand-in-hand Across the Brooklyn Bridge

Regardless of the season, there’s always something romantic to do in New York City. If you honeymoon during the spring, you might want to take a walk, hand-in-hand, across the Brooklyn Bridge.

Enjoy the Poetic Scenery at the Shakespeare Garden in Central Park

Or, a nice tranquil spot to enjoy spending time is the Shakespeare rock garden in Central Park.

Summer –

Ride the Staten Island Ferry and Spend the Day Biking on Staten Island

If you arrive in summer, consider taking some rented bikes and riding the ferry to Staten Island, which features a number of trails and paths. The ferry is free and runs 24 hours per day.

Autumn –

Visit Central Park’s Strawberry Fields

If you choose your romantic escape in autumn, then you’ll want to see Central Park’s Strawberry Fields. Designated as a quiet area in the park, you’ll appreciate the romance and beauty of this peaceful enclave.

Winter –

Lace Up Your Ice Skates at the Trump Wollman Rink or the Rink at Rockefeller Center

NYC HoneymoonShould your honeymoon follow a December wedding, then you’ll no doubt want to ice skate at the Trump Wollman Skating Rink, also located in New York’s Central Park. The New York City rink has been an attraction for over 65 years. Or, for a more intimate skating experience, you might also visit the rink at Rockefeller Center, which tends to get more crowded. That’s because the smaller rink can only hold up to 150 visitors.

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Catch the Attractions on Times Square or Take in a Broadway Show

Or, whatever the season, you’ll savor seeing such area sites as Times Square, with its neon, eye-catching attractions, or taking in a Broadway Show.  The long-running Phantom of the Opera is always a good show choice for a romantic evening out on the town.

Stop by Rockefeller Center and Take a Tour

Or, again, Rockefeller Center is a good site to see regardless of when you schedule a honeymoon.  Nestled between 48th and 51st streets, the Center provides visitors with plenty to do in the way of shopping, dining, and touring. Take a daytime view of the city at the Top of the Rock or tour NBC Studios backstage.

Romantic Places to Dine:

Jean-Geroges: The Top Choice to Pick for French-Asian Cuisine

Of course, as a prelude to that view, you’ll want to find the perfect place to dine. An idyllic spot on New York’s Upper West Side is the French restaurant, Jean-Georges, which showcases the masterful culinary skills of chef extraordinaire Jean-Georges Vongerichten. Sample such Asian-French offerings as Muscovy duck steak accented with spices from the Far East, or enjoy the taste-satisfying lobster tartine with pea shoots and lemongrass.

Central Park’s Tavern on the Green: Savor the Restaurant’s Romantic Ambience

NYC HoneymoonYou might also want to consider Central Park’s Tavern on the Green, which is located at Central Park West and West 6th Street. While the food is not as ambrosial as that of Jean-Georges, the setting overlooking the park is undeniably memorable. If your honeymoon takes place in the summer, try to capture a table in the restaurant’s outdoor garden, which features a fanciful display of Japanese lanterns and topiary.

Enjoy a Late-night Repast at the Italian Eatery, Celeste

For more leisurely fare, you might stop in at Celeste, which is located on the Upper West Side. The small, charming Italian eatery churns out delicious, thin-crust pizzas from a wood-burning oven, and serves a delectable dish of fritto misto de pesce (fried mixed seafood) too.

In fact, the pastas, frittis, antipasto, and pizzas at the restaurant are simply superb. That’s why the affordably priced fare is best eaten late at night. That’s when the line of customers has dwindled down at the well-known gathering spot.

When to Visit New York

The weather in New York has four true seasons. No matter which time of year you decide to visit, there is always something to do. Like other cities in the North Eastern United States, the winters can bring blizzards in some years, while the summers can be humid.

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