A Romantic Weekend In New York City

Want to make a weekend getaway more romantic? New York has you covered. From cozy, beautiful dinners to picturesque walks, here are five things to do when you visit the Big Apple.

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Dinner at Boucherie

99 7th Ave. S; boucherie.nyc

A traditional French brasserie, Boucherie is located in the West Village, which is one of Manhattan’s most charming neighbourhoods. The restaurant is more spacious than what you might expect to find in New York (it was a 320-seat theatre in its past life), but the beautiful lighting and décor lends a cozy ambiance. The menu features plenty of French classics and there’s a list of signature cocktails created with absinthe – perfect if you feel like being adventurous with your sweetheart!

Boucherie New York

Walk The High Line

Meatpacking District; thehighline.org

The High Line is essentially an elevated park spanning over 2 kilometres (1.45 miles), heading north from Manhattan’s Meatpacking District along the West Side. Repurposed from old train tracks that were formerly part of the New York Central Railroad, The High Line offers an opportunity to see the city from a unique perspective, and to snap some beautiful couples photos. The surrounding area is filled with an array of restaurants and nightlife, in case you’re looking for something to do before or after your romantic walk.

High Line New York

Drinks at The Skylark

200 West 39th Street; theskylarknyc.com

Located in the heart of Midtown, The Skylark is a cocktail lounge that boasts stunning views of the city (including the Empire State Building). With floor-to-ceiling windows, the space can be described as timeless and classic, while the menu features plenty of seasonal bites and beverages. This is the perfect spot to grab a drink and catch the sunset before dinner.

The Skylark cocktails New York

Walk The Brooklyn Bridge

The Brooklyn Bridge is an iconic New York City landmark and a general must-see for anyone who visits. It can be a chilly walk during winter months, so bundle up, grab a hot beverage, and prepare to take in some beautiful East River views. And watch out for the cyclists! If you’re looking for a more upscale place to dine, The River Café is a fantastic option located on the Brooklyn side of the bridge.  

Brooklyn Bridge New York

Cecconi’s Dumbo

55 Water Street; cecconisdumbo.com

Cecconi’s is located in the beautiful Dumbo neighbourhood (which stands for Down Under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass) in Brooklyn, and offers contemporary Italian cuisine complemented by waterfront views of the Manhattan skyline. Their handmade pasta steals the show, while the elegant interior makes it an ideal spot for a romantic evening with your partner.

Cecconi's Dumbo New York