Honeymoon Vacation Ideas in New York City
New York City is one of the world's top romantic getaways and a choice destination for many planning a honeymoon vacation every year. One can choose from a variety of activities, ranging from romantic walks to famous museums and designer shopping.
Horse-drawn carriage rides in Central Park are a New York honeymoon vacation classic. Pick one of the carriages stationed in front of the Plaza Hotel or reserve a specialty carriage of a particular color and design.
The City is home to many unique hotels and restaurants. In Midtown, the Peninsula New York, Waldorf Astoria, the Ritz-Carlton Central Park and the Plaza offer classical elegance and attentive service. In Downtown Manhattan, the Ritz-Carlton Battery Park features splendid views of the New York City Harbor.
Famous New York City attractions include Times Square, Broadway, the Brooklyn Bridge, Guggenheim Museum and the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Lincoln Center is the largest performing arts institution in the world where you can attend classical concerts, opera performances and theater.
Central Park in New York is a destination in its own where visitors can enjoy beautiful views, romantic walks, and free events, especially in the summer. Read more about romantic things to see and do on your honeymoon vacation in Central Park.
1. Belvedere Castle
Belvedere Castle in Central Park is like something out of a fairytale. Take a romantic walk around the lake or walk up to the castle for a view of the park.
2. Battery Park
Situated at the southern tip of Manhattan, Battery Park features numerous monuments, plenty of greenery and splendid views of the New York City Harbor. The park is home to the Castle Clinton National Monument built initially as a defense post and later converted into a theater after accumulating landfill connected it to the mainland. In mid-19th century, it served as New York City's immigration station before Ellis Island. Boats departing for the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island depart from the Castle Clinton National Monument, where you can also purchase tickets. Facing the water, there are numerous benches where to visitors can sit down and gaze at the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island in the distance.
3. The Ladies Pavilion
The Ladies Pavilion is a romantic Victorian structure in Central Park.
The angel on top of the Angel of the Waters Fountain at Bethesda Terrace in Central Park.
5. City Hall
Built between 1803 and 1811, City Hall has been the seat of the New York City government since 1812. Located in City Hall Park at the southern end of the Civic Center, City Hall is a designated New York City Landmark as well as listed on the New York State and National Registers of Historic Places. The architectural style of the building is a combination of French Renaissance and American-Georgian style. The central pavilion branches off into two separate wings. The top of the cupola features a sculpture of Justice.
City Hall Park has recently been renovated to once again reflect its 19th century grandeur. The nine-acre park features an exact replica of the 1820s perimeter fence, bluestone pavement paths, green lawns and diverse species of plants. During the restoration, 105 trees, 700 shrubs, and 12,000 perennials were planted in the park. There are 130 old-style cast-iron benches scattered throughout the park. Benches surround the restored Jacob Wrey Mould Fountain, situated at the center of the park. This is where you can take a relaxing break during your tour of New York City. After visiting City Hall, take a look at the nearby Brooklyn Bridge.
6. Wagner Cove
If you are exploring Central Park, stop at Wagner Cove for a romantic chat surrounded by ducks, birds and flowers.
7. Cherry Hill
Cherry Hill overlooks the Lake in Central Park.
8. Times Square
Times Square at night.
9. Bowling Green and the Charging Bull
Bowling Green is the oldest park in New York City used initially as a cattle market. A small patch of green with benches, flowers and a round fountain, the park is situated north of Battery Park, at the southern tip of Broadway. Bowling Green is home to a 7,000-pound bronze statue of the Charging Bull, visited by numerous tourists every year and often touched by stock market investors for good luck.
10. The New York Stock Exchange
The New York Stock Exchange is the world's leading equities market where buyers and sellers meet directly in an open market, and prices are determined by supply and demand. More than 3,000 people work on the trading floor, but only members can trade on the NYSE. One can become a member by purchasing or leasing a seat, by applying for Physical Access, or by applying for Electronic Access.
Each business day, trading on the NYSE begins with the Opening Bell and ends with the Closing Bell. There is one large bell, measuring 18 inches in diameter, in each of the four trading areas of the NYSE, operated from a single control. The NYSE used to offer free tours. However, the New York Stock Exchange Interactive Education Center is closed indefinitely for all tours. For further information, you can call 212-656-5168.
11. Lincoln Center
Lincoln Center, located on the Upper West Side in New York.
12. South Street Seaport
Visitors can admire six historic ships docked at the port which belong to the South Street Seaport Museum.