The 5 Most Romantic Spots in NYC According to This Single Gal

April 6, 2010 at 4:52 am | Posted in 1 | 2 Comments

Let’s welcome spring, shall we? The buds on the trees are showing their signs of renewal, the days are growing longer, and that sweet scent in the air is making its way back to our busy streets. It is hard to ignore how wonderful one can feel seeing the plants sprout from the ground. The grass is in fact becoming greener. With all of this, I’m celebrating my one year blog anniversary with the concept of love and romance.

What can I say, I love love, and I’ve decided that I am going to celebrate it all year long. To jump start things, I’ve gone on a quest to find the top 5 romantic spots to hang out around, enjoy one another’s company, and to just live life. After all, Milan Kundera stated “Life is valuable because it enables you to live your love.” Live it with these hot spots as your back drop:

1. East River Walkway by day OR night

57 acres of Waterside Property marks for a great recreational and romantic spot along the sparkling waterfront! Enjoy it during the day, around sunset, or at the time of night when the sky is that unique navy blue with speckles of stardust. The East River Walkwat is the place in the city where you can get from north to south, enjoying four major bridges…the Queensboro, Williamsburg, Manhattan, and Brooklyn bridges to be exact!  My personal favorite spot is right under the Manhattan Bridge where there are benches to rest and take a view of Pier 17 in the near distance…

View of the Manhattan Bridge from the East River Park. Photo by AM

Pier 17

2. Washington Square Park, by Night

Take a stroll down University Place, stop at The Grey Dog Cafe for a bite, a beer, or an Americano,  then head to Washington Square park. My recommendation is at night, so you can escape the fact that you are on the NYU campus, BUT still enjoy the beautifully lit arch! In the heart of Greenwich Village, your romantic compass can take you in just about any direction from there!

Wash Sq. Park

3.  Sheep Meadow, Central Park

Sheep’s Meadow brings me back to my days in high school. On a beautiful day, my friends and I would frolic around until we’d park ourselves under a tree in the meadow. The sweet grass and surrounding trees used to intoxicate our senses. Ten years later, the meadow still does the same thing for me.  Bring a blanket, lay down, and enjoy the endless sky!

4. Astoria Park, by Night

Maybe I am obsessed with bridges and water because my fourth most romantic spot in the city is Astoria Park, by night. Maybe for sentimental reasons, maybe not, I love this park. Take a stroll right under the Triboro (RFK bridge), then head over to Fatty’s Cafe on Ditmars Blvd. and Crescent Street for some awesome Mofongo, and delicious drinks!

5. The Cloisters

Because Europe is so far away!! Escape into this visually stunning haven of relaxation. It’s basically a mini-trip to Europe, only instead of an 8 hr flight, all you need to do is take the A train uptown a couple of stops!



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  1. but what about the highline?! you introduced me to this awesome spot 🙂 all your other choices are awesome too.

  2. I agree, there is something romantic about bridges and water..<3 The perfect background!

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