New York is a city of exploration, adventure and romance. Amongst its buzzing street life you will find large green spaces, towering skyscrapers and iconic landmarks of the modern world. There are endless shopping opportunities, enough awesome sights to bring your weary legs to a halt, an array of fabulous museums, a vibrant live music scene and such a variety of diverse cuisines that you won’t know where to start. There is also a selection of heavenly luxury hotels in New York for a romantic break with your loved one.
You will find yourself spending most of your time on the central island of Manhattan, but New York City also comprises four outer boroughs – Staten Island, Brooklyn, Queens and the Bronx. In Manhattan you won’t want to miss exploring the different ethnic neighbourhoods including Chinatown, Soho and the East and West Villages, seeing the Empire State Building and the neon of Times Square, visiting the Metropolitan and Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) or strolling through lovely Central Park.
In exciting Downtown New York start at the Harbour to see the famous attractions of the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. Catch the free Staten Island ferry for panoramic views of the city. Until the new World Trade Centre is completed, you can visit the Tribute World Trade Centre visitor centre and see into the Ground Zero construction site. New York City is full of romantic spots. One of the most romantic places is Central Park – ride in a horse drawn carriage in the snow, dine at the beautiful lakeside Boathouse or rent a rowboat and glide below Bow Bridge. Other top romantic moments to be had in New York City include gazing at the incredible views from the 86th floor of the Empire State Building at sundown, lingering below the cherry blossoms in the Brooklyn Botanical Gardens in spring and ice-skating at the Rockefeller Centre.
It is also highly romantic to take a night time cruise along Manhattan’s waterways, fine dine at Brooklyn’s River Café and admire the New York City skyline and Brooklyn bridge, visit romantic Tiffany’s, sip tea at Lady Mendl’s elegant tea salon, catch a ballet at the Lincoln Center, star gaze at the Planetarium, kiss in the middle of Times Square or linger on the Brooklyn Promenade.
Many of the luxury hotels in New York City are romantic places and provide amenities for couples on romantic breaks. The Inn at Irving Place is a luxuriously period furnished hotel with beautiful antiques and an open fireplace. You can have champagne on arrival, cocktails for two in the Cibar Martini Lounge, a delicious breakfast in bed or a romantic afternoon tea at its Lady Mendl’s tea salon.
The Trump International Hotel & Tower is a five star luxury hotel in new york city with magnificent views over Central Park and floor to ceiling windows. Couples can fine dine in the 3 Michelin starred Jean Georges restaurant, unwind in the luxurious Trump Spa and 55-foot heated indoor Salt Pure Pool or take advantage of the 24-hour in-room dining. The iconic Plaza Hotel is a sumptuous luxury hotel in New York with the grandeur of a palace and world-class facilities. Couples will love the elegant Champagne Bar, the 24-hour white glove butler service, the in-room iPads, the luxurious Caudalie Vinotherapie Spa and the opulent Grand Ballroom. The romantic Greenwich Hotel in New York City boasts beautiful bedrooms, a Shibui Japanese spa in a bamboo farmhouse with an indoor pool romantically lit by lanterns and a cosy Italian restaurant.