As the weather gets colder, New York City becomes a mecca for date night hot spots and activities that surpass the average dinner-and-a-movie. Spice up your love life and impress your partner with a well-thought-out vacation to New York. Don’t worry, you can take all the planning credit, we are just here to help!
Milk and Roses
For a romantic, Italian dinner, dine at this intimate library setting with a bar, live music & garden seating.
Get up close and personal at Bar Velo. This intimate restaurant and bar located in Williamsburg offers international, vegetarian cuisine and live music Tuesday through Saturday.
Indochine offers stylish ambiance, tropical decor, and exotic French-Vietnamese cuisine that is perfect for intimate dinners.
The River Café
Whether it is a special occasion or you just want to treat your partner, The River Café, located directly aside the Brooklyn Bridge, offers stunning, waterside views of the East River and the Lower East Side of Manhattan. With both indoor and outdoor seating, you and your date will surely have a romantic dining experience.
This is a perfect dining experience for some serious privacy. Guided through what is seemingly a bamboo forest to your dimly lit private dining enclave concealed by tatami shades, you and your partner can dine on the finest Japanese cuisine in the most zen of environments.
Located on the 65th floor of the Rockefeller Plaza, you and your partner will dine among breathtaking skyline views and classy entertainment. Dress to impress for a night of dinner and dancing in the crystal ballroom, just be sure to make reservations weeks in advance.
Vandal is a vibrant and edgy date night idea boasting globally- inspired street eats and cocktails, art installations and a lower-level lounge and DJ.
(Photo by Christopher Postlewaite/ NYC & Company)
Butterfly Conservatory at American Museum of Natural History
Relive a fairytale scene in a tropical wonderland filled with hundreds of magical butterflies. This is a great getaway for a cold fall or winter day.
New York Botanical Garden
There is nothing like a long walk through one of the greatest botanical gardens in the world, home to 50 breathtaking gardens, indoor rain forests and deserts, a river with a serene waterfall, as well as wetlands and rolling green hills. Get lost in conversation with your partner through the 250 acres of this green gem.
The High Line
Go on a long stroll down the Chelsea High Line. Take in the views of the Hudson River, the rows of the west side of Manhattan, and the artwork along the way. Stop for a bite to eat or a few drinks nearby, or go to the Whitney Museum of American Art, where you are able to access the rooftop for stellar views of the city.
Nothing more classic than an ice skating date in New York City. Choose from the rink at the Rockefeller Center, Bryant Park, Central Park, Brookfield Place, The Standard, The River Bank State Park, or Prospect Park.
Paddle Boat in Central Park
Recreate the ultimate Noah and Allie Notebook boat scene while row boating in Central Park. Rent a rowboat at The Loeb Boathouse Central Park and take off for an hour in the middle of the Central Park Lake. See the majestic Bow Bridge, and later, if the weather allows, have a drink at the Loeb Outdoor Bar.
Horse and Carriage
The epitome of a winter-wonderland romance; bundle up with your date on a horse-drawn carriage throughout Central Park and New York City.
One of the easiest ways to avoid the cold in New York City is to museum hop. You can start at the Metropolitan Museum of Art (MET), visit the Guggenheim Museum, and then the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA).
This once in a lifetime experience is sure to ‘wow’ your partner. Choose a helicopter tour for unmatchable, awe-inspiring aerial views of the city and a memory that the two of you will share forever.
(Photo by Michał Ludwiczak from Pexels)
Lovers of Today
Take your intimate conversations to a dark and personal speakeasy-style bar where you can woo your date over handcrafted cocktails such as the Waterloo Sunset or the Satellite of Love.
Get the ball rollin’ at this upbeat and retro bar offering darts, skeeball and pool. There’s nothin’ like a good old-fashioned date over a few beers and maybe a game of trivia. After all, two minds should be better than one…
This bar will take you far away from the city and back to your summer camping days. Snuggle up with your love by the fireplace in the winter or on the patio in the summer, play a few board games and tell your deepest of secrets over indie-rock music. Camp might be the only bar where you can even make your own s’mores.
The Slipper Room
Watch a burlesque, comedy or neo-vaudeville show at the Slipper Room, a burlesque theater and lounge where shows can be viewed from either the main floor or the mezzanine.
Brooklyn Night Bazaar
Over the weekend, have a fun and light-hearted night with each other at the Brooklyn Night Bazaar, a lively flee-market scene with live bands, food stands, beer & wine, art galore and ping pong. Located in the heart of Brooklyn, the Brooklyn Night Bazaar has an excellent people-watching scene, if you aren’t too wrapped up in each other, that is.
Museum of Sex
Test how comfortable you and your partner really are at the Museum of Sex, an intimate, interactive and exposing museum that chronicles the evolution of sex among living beings.
New York Observatories
The city-version of stargazing; soar 100+ stories high to view the dazzling lights of the city skyline. Both humbling and romantic, show your partner how you really feel on top of the world on the three NYC observatories: One World Observatory, Top of the Rock or the Empire State Building Observatory
This open air rooftop bar adjacent to the Empire State Building has enough space heaters, cozy blankets and cocktails to keep your insides warm and toasty.
Sunset Sailing Cruise
Embark on a romantic sunset sail with your lover. For a tranquil 2 hours, the sun lowers into cotton candy skies and the city begins to fade into a shining oasis. Sip on some wine from the full bar while awing over the stunning views of the Brooklyn Bridge, Statue of Liberty, and Ellis Island from the water.
New York City is a romantic winter getaway with so much to offer. If you are interested in finding more to do in New York City, search through our complete range of tours, attractions, and activities. We can also tailor-make programs specifically to match your desires and budgets. Harlem Spirituals is the ideal one-stop-shop to simplify your planning! Find more information on www.harlemspirituals.com or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.