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Romantic Things to Do in New York City

Romantic Things to Do in New York City

New York is a totally different city if you visit with someone you love, and the city offers some romantic outings that couples shouldn't miss. From dinner cruises and ice skating to carriage rides in the park, here’s what you need to know to have a romantic time in New York.

Take in the Skyline Views

There's nothing quite like a bird's-eye view of New York City. Grab your favorite person and enjoy views of the city's skyscrapers, parks, and waterfront on a helicopter tour. For a more modestly priced option, catch the lights of the big city from One World Observatory or the Empire State Building Observation Deck—both offer fantastic views across Manhattan.

Cruise New York Harbor

Nothing says romance like a cruise. Head out for an evening sightseeing sail to marvel at the city's sparkling skyline, or try a dinner cruise to enjoy a meal with the best views in town. Most cruises offer drinks for purchase, so you can sail in luxury with a glass of wine in hand.

Explore Central Park

Central Park is one of the most celebrated New York landmarks, and its picturesque walking paths, meadows, and historic attractions shouldn't be missed. For a fantastic couples experience, skip a regular tour of the park and opt for a romantic carriage ride, complete with the timeless clip-cop of a horse's hooves. If you're visiting in the winter, strap on ice skates for a few laps around Wollman Rink, with the park draped in snow. 

See a Broadway Show

For the best theater experience money can buy, don't miss a Broadway musical. With dozens of new productions and classic revivals staged each season, you're sure to find something spectacular. Remember to book tickets in advance to secure great seats at one of New York's historic theaters, since popular shows tend to sell out.

Enjoy a Night on the Town

Dinner and dancing is a classic date, and New York offers nearly limitless options for both. For a real VIP experience, book a limo to chauffeur you around town, and head to a rooftop lounge for cocktails with a view. End your night with a dinner cruise or Harlem jazz show to turn the evening into a truly special occasion. 

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Empire State Building General & Skip-the-Line Tickets

Empire State Building General & Skip-the-Line Tickets

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Marvel at the 360-degree, unobstructed views from the Empire State Building and explore its Interactive Museum and more with this combo ticket. See NYC's landmarks from the 86th-floor observatory, enjoy the exhibitions and augmented reality viewfinders on the 80th floor; and explore the 2nd-floor museum’s immersive displays on the building's history. Upgrade for skip-the-line access.
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  • 45 minutes
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$45.73
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New York Premier Dinner Cruise

New York Premier Dinner Cruise

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Forget trying to snag a hard-to-get reservation at New York's hottest restaurants du jour. Instead, indulge in a delicious 3-course dinner during the cruise on an all-glass boat around New York City that offers you an up-close look at the Statue of Liberty and other famed sites. As a live pianist plays relaxing music for you, take in the immense view of one of the world's great cities and enjoy a delicious pre-set dinner by the on-board executive chef.
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  • 3 hours
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$208.68
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Top of the Rock Observation Deck, New York Ticket

Top of the Rock Observation Deck, New York Ticket

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Get the best view in all of New York City from the Top of the Rock Observation Deck at Rockefeller Plaza. Soak up three floors of indoor and outdoor viewing areas and admire the Big Apple’s popular landmarks, such as One World Trade Center, the Empire State Building, the Chrysler Building, the Brooklyn Bridge, the Statue of Liberty and more.
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  • 1 hour
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$41.37
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Go City: New York Explorer Pass - Choose 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 or 10 attractions

Go City: New York Explorer Pass - Choose 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 or 10 attractions

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Explore your favorite NYC attractions for one low price with this New York City Explorer Pass. Choose how many attractions you want to visit—up to 10—and enjoy visits to landmarks like the Statue of Liberty and Top of the Rock Observatory, and activities such as a Madison Square Garden tour or Brooklyn bike tour. Sightsee the city with ease during a hop-on hop-off bus tour, or choose a sightseeing cruise. Please note: Enjoy the extra flexibility in case your travel plans need to change: All passes are valid for two years from purchase date and only become activated with your first attraction visit. After activation your pass will be valid for 60 days and/or the remaining number of attraction choices purchased.
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  • 60 days
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$69.00
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The Lion King On Broadway Ticket

The Lion King On Broadway Ticket

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Treat yourself to a visual feast at the Tony award-winning 'The Lion King' on Broadway. This acclaimed stage adaptation of the Disney classic brings the story of Simba and friends to life with music by Elton John and Tim Rice, paired with dazzling stage direction and costumes courtesy of Julie Taymor. Kids and adults both will love the extravagant animal puppetry and familiar songs like ‘Hakuna Matata.’
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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New York City Harbor Lights Cruise

New York City Harbor Lights Cruise

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Experience the lights of New York City at sunset on this twilight cruise along the Hudson River and into New York Harbor. Book your ticket in advance online to spare any fuss on the night, and set sail to enjoy the illuminated landmarks while learning about the city from a guide’s informative commentary. A great way to end a day of sightseeing or kick off a night on the town.
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  • 2 hours
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Chicago on Broadway Ticket

Chicago on Broadway Ticket

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Add some razzle dazzle to your New York experience with the Tony award-winning musical ‘Chicago’ on Broadway. Leave behind the crowds and traffic of New York City and delve into the naughty and notorious world of celebrity criminals with unforgettable songs and sassy choreography inspired by Bob Fosse. Perfect for theater enthusiasts, this show offers a classic Broadway experience.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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New York Rooftop Lounge Experience

New York Rooftop Lounge Experience

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Take your New York City nightlife experience to new heights during this evening excursion to some of the city’s best rooftop bars and lounges. Check out Big Apple hotspots like Hudson Terrace, Sky Room, and Paramount Hotel, following your insider host to three venues to dance, mingle, and enjoy the trip’s included drinks (venue's choice). It’s a great way to hang out with the locals in a fun atmosphere while enjoying incredible New York skyline views. Your rooftop nightlife trip also includes cover charges, three drinks, and transport between venues. Minimum age is 21 yrs due to licensing regulations. ID required. Dress code must be followed.
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  • 4 hours
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Private Harlem Soul Food and Jazz Evening Tour

Private Harlem Soul Food and Jazz Evening Tour

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Delve into the musical legacy of Harlem with an exclusive insider’s jazz tour plus a live show at one of the neighborhood’s iconic venues. See Harlem landmarks like the Apollo Theater and Savoy Ballroom, and savor a preshow meal of soul food at Sylvia’s restaurant. After dinner, head to one of Harlem’s hottest nightspots for a live show featuring a 1920s swing ensemble or a modern rhythm and blues or jazz act.
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  • 5 hours
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Standard Central Park Horse Carriage Ride (Long Loop - 45 Minutes)

Standard Central Park Horse Carriage Ride (Long Loop - 45 Minutes)

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Discover the natural beauty and main attractions of Central Park during a 40-minute carriage ride. Perfect for a romantic occasion or fun-loving families, the tour is the perfect way to see the landmarks of the world famous park without getting worn out. Set a leisurely pace, the 2.5-mile trail includes views of Cherry Hill, Wollman Rink, Bethesda Fountain, Sheep Meadow, and more.
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  • 45 minutes
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Best of NYC Private Half-DayTour by Luxury Stretch Limousine-Choose 3 or 5 hours

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Best of NYC Private Half-DayTour by Luxury Stretch Limousine-Choose 3 or 5 hours

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See New York City in style in a chauffeured limousine on this private tour. Cruise the streets of Lower Manhattan in style, passing through Greenwich Village, Chinatown, TriBeCa, and Little Italy. Stop to take photos, learn more about the city from your guide, and see landmarks including One World Trade Center and Brooklyn Bridge. Upgrade to continue your tour into Upper and Mid-Manhattan.
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  • 3 hours
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$775.00
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