10 Jan 2022

The Best Romantic Things to Do in New York City

Are you looking for romantic things to do in New York City? You’ve come to the right place. Whether you’re planning a first date, looking for love or searching for date night inspiration for you and your partner, NYC is a great place for romance. As there is so much on offer for couples in the Big Apple, it can be overwhelming when deciding where to take your date. However, we’ve whittled down the list for you and created this guide of the very best date ideas in New York City.

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See the sights of New York

A aerial view of New York City, showing some of the Hudson river surrounding the island and the tops of tall buildings. Taken from a helicopter.

Now, summon your inner tourist and get ready to explore NYC on your date. There are so many amazing landmarks to see and sightseeing can be a great way to spark conversation for those first dates or even just to appreciate the landmarks with your partner.

If you’re looking to splash out on a date, a helicopter tour of New York is a perfect way to see the sights. You can experience the spectacular skyline of New York from a unique perspective, whilst guaranteeing to impress your date and ramp up the romance. Check out helicopter tours with easyGuide

A sunset view of Brooklyn bridge with some buildings in the background.

On the other hand, if you’re looking to save on cash while planning romantic things to do in New York, it’s also easy to see the sights on a budget. You could take a romantic stroll through the city and experience the skyscrapers up close and personal. Head to Brooklyn Bridge at sunset for a stunning, panoramic view of the city. If you and your date are New York newbies why not get a walking tour of Brooklyn Bridge?

Romance in Central Park

An under the bridge view of a bridge in Central Park. A bench sits in the forefront and sunlight shines on the other side.

If you and your date both love greenery then Central Park is the place to be. You could make a picnic together beforehand and take it down to the park on a sunny day. Spend an afternoon getting to know each other, people watching and enjoying your surroundings. For a new or old relationship, a picnic in the park never fails. (Make sure to choose a sunny day to avoid soggy sandwiches)! 

After your picnic, how about exploring the park together on a bike tour? On the bike tour, you will learn about the park and its surroundings from a local tour guide and find out hidden areas in the park that not many people know about. You could even hire a tandem to cycle together!

Classic New York dining experience

A table is set with two glasses of wine, menus and cutlery.

There’s no harm in sticking with a traditional date idea of a delicious candlelit dinner for two in one of New York’s most romantic restaurants. New York’s restaurant game is seriously strong, providing all the choices you could ever want.

Head down to The River Cafe in Brooklyn, New York’s most romantic Michelin-Star restaurant. Here you can experience a picture-perfect setting with flamboyant flower displays and live piano music. The River Cafe is for a higher budget but definitely worth it for a special occasion. 

However, never fear if you’re looking for a less expensive dining experience. There’s plenty to choose from! In a romantic setting, Biricchino is a great place for date night in New York City. It’s an intimate and cosy family-run Italian restaurant located in Chelsea, New York. The ambience paired with great food and wine here is perfect to create that romantic atmosphere. 

Cocktails in NYC

A bartender pours a cocktail into a glass with three other glasses on the counter.

A brilliant date night includes cocktails and what better way to mix things up than making your own! This way you can get fun and flirty as you shake up some seriously delicious cocktails. This may be ideal for a first date as it eliminates any awkwardness and gives you something to bond over. It’s a fun romantic thing to do in New York!

New York has plenty of cocktail classes on offer, so lots to choose from! In particular, Liquid Lab NYC is a favourite and ranks number one in cocktail classes in the city. 

See a Broadway show

A red theatre curtain conceals the stage.

For the theatre lovers out there, seeing a Broadway show is a great way to spend date night. Enjoying a hit musical together is a must when it comes to date ideas and guarantees an amazing evening together.

Some of the current shows for January 2022 include hits such as The Lion King, Wicked, Moulin Rouge, Aladdin and so many more!

Thank you from easyGuide

We hope you found our guide to the best date ideas in New York city useful. Don’t forget you can find tickets to the top attractions, activities, experiences and tours in New York here.

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