Honeymoon in New York City: Our Top 5 Romantic Highlights

When many people plan their honeymoon, most people envision a tropical beach destination festooned with swaying palms, or at the very least, a quiet serene place like a mountain town surrounded by snow-capped peaks.

You and your spouse to be are a bit different than the crowd though, as your ideal honeymoon involves the stimulating vibe of a big city. If this is what the two of you are going for, then it makes sense to go big or go home: we heartily recommend that you spend your post nuptial holiday in New York City.

Being one of the grandest cities in the world, there is no end to the amount of romance inducing activities that you could get up to here. However, it is this sheer quantity of possibility that makes it difficult to know what to do first … as such, it makes sense to have an outline of basic guaranteed activities in order to get both of you out the door to explore everything that lies within NYC.

If you need some inspiration, here is our personal top 5 highlights of New York for the honeymooning couple.

1. Go for a stroll through Central Park

Start your time in the Big Apple by aimlessly wandering through the tree-lined paths of its green heart. With five bodies of water, a space for concerts during the summer, and two of the cities’ leading museums contained within its borders, you’ll be spending the better part of a day discovering all of its secrets, big and small.

2. Catch a show on Broadway

If you love the performing arts, the best in the business grace the stages of Broadway’s theaters on a near-nightly basis. Will you check out a classic like Les Miserables or Phantom of the Opera, or will you patronize new shows, which constantly gun to attain the perpetual held-over status of the formerly named productions? The choice is yours for the making.

3. See the Big Apple from the air

While the view of the city skyline is remarkable from vantage points such as the Staten Island Ferry, it doesn’t compare to the breathtaking sights enabled by taking a heli tour of NYC. By taking to the skies in a sightseeing chopper, you will both taken aback at the forest of concrete and glass that extends almost to the horizon in almost every direction.

4. Dine in style at The Water Club

This classic fine dining establishment took the brunt of Superstorm Sandy’s fury a few short years ago, but after sopping up the mess left behind and undertaking an extensive renovation, there are open again for business, and thank goodness: the views of Queens and Brooklyn from its frontage on the East River are absolutely stupendous at night. This tableside background pairs well with the amazing food, as the kitchen turns out everything from beef wellingtons to the best seafood the East Coast has to offer.

5. Go skating at Rockefeller Center

While most honeymoons don’t happen during the winter, if yours does (or if you are just going to the city on a romantic getaway separate from your honeymoon well after the fact), you simply must strap on a pair of skates and circuit the skating rink that can be found in front of Rockefeller Center during the cold months of the year.

While you deftly maneuver around the sheet of ice, hands clasped together, and with a toasty hot chocolate in your free one, you’ll understand that romance doesn’t know any particular time of year when you are visiting New York City.