You might not think that in a thriving city that is full of steel and concrete like NYC that you’d be able to find some romantic spots. You would definitely be wrong. Yes, there are cities around the world that are specifically known as the cities for lovers, but NYC can be just as romantic and have you staring at each other with love in your hearts. William Bailey Travel Reviews some of the most romantic spots in New York City.
One of the most romantic places in the city isn’t just for grabbing your morning run or lazing about in Strawberry Fields. Central Park can be extremely romantic for lovers. Take a walk hand in hand through the Ramble, the 38 acre wilderness park on the west side of Central Park. You will be treated to winding paths and meandering streams. Nothing quite says romantic as a paddle boat ride for two on Central Park Lake. It won’t break your wallet like a lot of the city will, as its only $12 an hour to rent one.
In modern times, a train station might not seem to be romantic, but you would be wrong, especially if it’s NYC’s Grand Central Station. This beautiful Beaux Arts building was constructed in 1913. It has seen many tear filled goodbyes, and some passionate hello kisses. It actually is a popular place to pop the question, and the building and the throngs of crowds that move through here have seen many. One of the most stunning features of Grand Central Station is the constellations that are on the ceiling of the Main Concourse. Oddly enough, they are painted in reverse, as if you were looking down at the stars, as opposed to up at them.
One of the most romantic buildings in all of New York is the Empire State Building. Besides being an icon of the city, the building was immortalized as a meeting place for lovers in an Affair to Remember, and Sleepless in Seattle. Take a ride on one of the high speed elevators with your partner in crime and check out the views of the city from the 86th floor observatory. If you really want to defy gravity, pay the extra fee and go up to the 102nd floor observatory. From this vantage point, everything else in the city seems so minuscule in comparison.
This itinerary for lovers in New York City is a surefire way to show your sweetie that romance is alive and well in your lives. Show the one you love that you care on your next trip to the Big Apple.