On Valentine’s Day, everyone is looking for something special to do with their special sweetheart. These examples are excellent choices for a romantic date in New York City.
Visit the Empire State Building
Where better to get a breathtaking 360-degree view of New York City than the Empire State Building. Visit Thursday-Saturday nights between 9:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m. when you can enjoy late-night saxophone music to set the mood for a romantic date. Couples can even get married or renew their vows at the Empire State Building. Every year 14 couples are chosen from those who apply on the ESB Facebook page. The most private times to visit will be at 8 a.m. opening time or midnight to 1 a.m. when crowds are smaller. To avoid waits, buy tickets online.
See a Broadway Show
Seeing a Broadway show is a not to be missed New York City experience. For a Valentine’s date, choose the classically romantic offering, Phantom of the Opera. Phantom’s plotline includes seduction, obsession, and unrequited love, perfect for a couple’s evening out.
Take a Carriage Ride
What could be more romantic than a ride in a horse-drawn carriage through beautiful Central Park? Guides narrate the tours which visit attractions such as Belvedere Castle, Strawberry Fields, Bethesda Fountain, and the Mall. Tours range from 30 to 90 minutes in length. A marriage proposal ride can include photography, chocolates, flowers, and other special requests. Book a ride online for the best availability.
Go Ice Skating
One of the best places for winter ice skating is Central Park’s Wollman Rink. Located at 6th Avenue and 59th Street, you can enjoy spectacular views of the New York skyline as you skate. One of the most popular ice skating venues is Rockefeller Center. Because it is so popular, there tends to be a wait, but a few tickets are available to be purchased in advance.
Visit Rockefeller Plaza
As well as ice skating, other things to do at Rockefeller Plaza include visiting the observatory at Top of the Rock for great views of the city. Top of the Rock is open 365 days a year, seven days a week, opening at 8:00 a.m. and closing at 12:30 a.m. The crowds are the largest at sunset, so the best times to visit are morning or after dark. The 70th-floor observation deck is completely open and gives panoramic 360-degree views of the city. The 69th-floor deck is enclosed and suitable for bad weather viewing.