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Romantic Spots in NYC

Everyone knows that New York City is a romantic town. If it wasn’t then why would so many Rom-Coms be filmed here? For you, we have compiled a list of the most recommended romantic locations sprinkled throughout this magical city. Feel free to contribute your own favorite spot if we happened to miss it!

  1. Brooklyn Botanic Garden – This 100+ tear old urban garden has been an oasis of natural beauty since its opening in 1911. (Note – The cherry blossoms, a visitor favorite, typically start to bloom in March.)
  2. Top of the Empire State Building – The city takes on a whole new look from the top of this famous building and you can definitely look forward to holiday themed lights all throughout the year.
  3. Butterfly Conservatory – Part of the American Museum of Natural History, the conservatory brings a tropical oasis to the city throughout the winter and early spring.
  4. Jane’s Carousel – This 1920’s era carousel, painstakingly and authentically restored to its original glory, opened to the public in 2011 in Brooklyn Bridge Park. It is protected by a glass enclosure, making a spin a possibility year round.
  5. Bow Bridge Central Park – Whether you walk over it or row ender it, the Bow Bridge is a wonderfully romantic destination to visit.
  6. Lincoln Center Fountain – Make sure to visit this fountain at night. It’s most beautiful when all lit up and you will have the chance to see one of the fountain’s 5-minute water shows.
  7. Highline – This raised path is truly infested with wildflowers and art in the best way. The Highline also offers weekly tours and the occasional stargazing opportunity.
  8. Williamsburg Waterfront – East River State Park is the perfect combination of hipster people-watching locale and perfect picnic place.
  9. Cloisters – Be transported in time as you explore this medieval-feeling castle and grounds, home to the Met’s medieval art and architecture collections.
  10. Boathouse at Prospect Park – This certified landmark is the perfect backdrop to a romantic stroll through the park.

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