Valentine’s Day is here and love is in the air throughout New York City. There are so many wonderfully romantic spots throughout the city where you can share lasting memories with your special someone. Here are some of our favorite places for a romantic rendezvous:
1. Empire State Building Observation Deck
Who could ever forget the classic film An Affair to Remember? It centers around a plan for Cary Grant and Deborah Kerr to meet atop the Empire State Building because it was “the closest thing to heaven in this city.” Since then, many other romantic movie and television moments (Sleepless in Seattle comes to mind) have taken place on the observation deck, which provides endless views of Manhattan and beyond. This is an incredible place to enjoy a date, or simply spend a memorable day with your family or friends.
2. One if by Land, Two if by Sea
Voted the 5th most romantic restaurant in the world by Architectural Digest, this is one of our favorite NYC restaurants. It offers a classic American menu and a rich history dating back to 1973 when it first opened. It is set in a landmarked carriage house originally built in 1767, with beautiful décor, candlelit tables and a private garden area. Be sure to book a reservation in advance and enjoy this romantic atmosphere with your loved one.
3. King’s Carriage House
Speaking of romantic carriage houses, King’s Carriage House is the best place in the city to enjoy traditional European afternoon tea service with delectable sandwiches, scones and sweets. They also offer an exquisite dinner menu with gourmet dishes, fresh ingredients and full wine bar for tasting. Different themed rooms set the mood for romance in a relaxed and charming setting.
4. Stroll Around The Cloisters
If you are looking to enjoy a little culture and art, take a stroll around the Met Cloisters. This museum in Washington Heights, features some amazing European art and architecture from the medieval Romanesque and Gothic periods. Walk amidst the historic architecture and serene gardens as you are transported back in time. It’s like living in a folktale, and it’s a wonderful way to spend an afternoon with someone special.
5. The Paris & The Plaza
We love the history and spirit of The Paris Theater in Manhattan. It is a great place to catch an afternoon matinee with an art film or foreign film. Then, you can head right over to The Plaza for afternoon tea service or a lovely dinner at The Palm Court. If you are looking for more than tea, be sure to visit The Champagne Bar to sample the world’s finest wines, champagne, caviar and other luxurious indulgences.
We want to wish everyone a very Happy Valentine’s Day!