While Paris is considered the most romantic city in the world, New York City is still a city for lovers.

That’s because the myriad activities to do include many that can be enjoyed on a memorable night out with a loved one. Especially in winter - as the whole city is blanketed in snow and chilled from the cold air - there are many date romantic ideas that will have your partner falling in love with you all over again.

To your future romantic pursuits, here is a list of the five most romantic winter activities in New York City. Did your top choice make this list? Let us know in the comments!

Blades of Love

How many movies feature two lovers ice skating? It’s like dancing with an icy twist, and neither partner has to be good at it to be fun. Especially over a nice cup of hot cocoa, there’s nothing like incorporating ice skating into your next great date.

The best place in New York City to go ice skating is The Rink at Rockefeller Center. Open until 12 a.m., you can skid, slide, and glide in the safety of this well-maintained ice rink. The best part? Top notch restaurants are also located at the Rockefeller Center, so you can continue your date over a delicious dinner!

Take a Hike!

More like a walk really. Perhaps one of the most iconic images of New York City is Central Park - one of the most beautiful is that image awash in snow.

Central Park’s winding pathways come to life when brushed in white, and become even more somber at night washed in golden light. For a truly intimate experience with your significant other, the quintessential NYC date calls for a good walk.

For the Love of Dollar Signs

Winter markets around the world - from Germany to Seattle - are popular gatherings of vendors and customers that offer a truly singular shopping experience. Taking a walk through one of these bustling markets with your loved one is one is a great opportunity for spontaneous gift giving and great people watching.  

By far the best winter market in New York City is in Bryant Park. Dozens of vendors and hundreds of people create an electricity in the air that almost no other experience can match. Couple that with a beautiful lights display and you will have yourself an experience that will linger your hearts for a long time to come.

Ahhh, the Skyline!

The New York City skyline is the envy of the world for its beauty, complexity, and sheer breadth. It’s a wondrous sight that attracts lovers to reach the tops of buildings and take to the skies.

But, combine that skyline with the romance of boating and you have an experience love stories are about. With New York Harbor Tours, you can bring your own alcohol and enjoy a glass of wine while spending time with your loved one for a truly unexpected sight. 

A Night at the Opera

It’s well known that New York City is an entertainment mecca. That means there’s literally hundreds of opportunities to spice up your date with an incredible performance. 

The fabled Broadway is a great place to start. Whether you’re looking for classical or something more modern, the options for world-class entertainment are almost endless.

Did we miss your favorite romantic date idea? Tell us in the comments section below!


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