7 of the best New York romantic getaways

Are you heading to New York with someone special and looking for romantic places to visit? We’ve got you covered. From pretty lake settings to cosy cabins in the woods, here are 7 of the best New York romantic getaways for you and your loved one to enjoy.

7 of the best New York romantic getaways

1. Manhatten

From loved-up strolls to sexy date nights to stargazing and sunset chasing, there are magic moments all over Manhattan. It’s no wonder so many romantic movies have been filmed here. So, if you’re looking for an amorous time, check out our list of the most romantic things to do in New York. To make your time in the Big Apple even more memorable, make sure you make reservations at one of the most romantic restaurants in the city. Remember, the way to anyone’s heart is through their stomach! If you want to turn the romance factor up to eleven, make sure you also book a night or two at one of the city’s top romantic hotels. To make the most of your time in NYC, plan some fun date nights and seek out the most gorgeous parts of the city that are sure to enchant your loved one. Our top pick is Central Park.

2. Gatherwild Ranch

Get to know each other better underneath the stars on a romantic glamping retreat to Gatherwild Ranch. Nestled in the rolling hills of the Hudson Valley, you can sleep in stunning shelters with simple yet luxurious interiors. The tents feature a king-size bed, private decks, a stoop for lounging, and a private firepit.  Here, you can really embrace the slow life and enjoy grassy picnics, evening bonfires, and stargazing. You can also try indoor yoga or treat yourself to a holistic facial. This spot really is one of the best places in New York to go glamping.

New York romantic getaways

3. Finger Lakes

The Finger Lakes in New York are idyllic for a romance amongst the vines with its freshwater lakes, wine trails, thriving food scene and charming boutique accommodations. If you are looking for a New York romantic getaway in the Autumn, then head to Ithaca in the heart of the Finger Lakes area. This charming small town is the perfect place to spend a few days admiring the kaleidoscopic Fall foliage and is a great place to take an artisan bread class, go ice skating in an outdoor pond and then catch some local live music at an old pub. Of course, while you are here, you also have to enjoy an ice cream. Why? Because Ithaca is the birthplace of the ice cream sundae.

New York romantic getaways

4. Saratoga Springs

Make a splash with your loved one and soak in the warm mineral waters of Saratoga Springs. This is one of America’s original “spa” towns and is a great getaway for health-oriented love birds. When you aren’t soaking in the springs, you can enjoy candlelight dinners in fine-dining restaurants, taste new wines, and sip craft beverages with your significant other in wineries and breweries. Take a romantic trip in the winter, and you can ice skate on the pond in the beautiful park.

Saratoga Springs

5. Buttermilk Falls State Park

Buttermilk Falls State Park gets its name from the foaming cascade formed by Buttermilk Creek, which tumbles 165-foot down the rock face. It is a postcard-pretty place if you and your loved one enjoy the great outdoors. With meandering hiking trails, a lake, picnic areas, playfields, a campsite and a natural swimming pool, plenty keeps you busy whilst you bond over your love of nature. There’s also a campsite and a natural swimming pool. This park is also home to some of the most beautiful waterfalls in New York.

Buttermilk Falls State Park, Ithaca, NY, USA

6. Niagara Falls

Known as the “Honeymoon Capital of the World,” Niagara Falls is the original and still one of the romantic getaways in New York. Loved-up couples have been visiting the region since the 1800s. To experience the magnificence of this natural wonder, you can hike or bike a number of scenic trails in Niagara Falls State Park, which has spectacular views of the Niagara Gorge. One of the most romantic things you can do with your sweetheart is to grab a blanket and watch a nightly illumination of the falls from the park.

7. Catskill Park

The Catskill Forest Preserve, aka Catskill Park, sprawls across the four counties of Delaware, Greene, Sullivan, and Ulster. This breathtaking New York State Park has diverse terrain. You’ll find forests, meadows, wetlands and lakes home to black bears, bobcats and cougars. You can climb to the top of one of the five fire towers for sparkling city mountain views. Builders originally designed these to keep a lookout for firestorms. Catskill Park is one of only two areas designated as ‘Forever Wild’. That means it can’t be leased, sold or destroyed.

Aerial view of fall foliage along the Catskill Mountains in upstate New York along Five State Lookout.

Melanie May

Melanie is an intrepid solo traveller, endlessly curious about people, places and food. She is a fan of slow travel and loves exploring the world by mouth, discovering a culture through its food. Having backpacked her way around the world she turned her wanderlust into a career and is now a full-time travel writer.

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