17 Insanely Romantic Manhattan Date Ideas

July 2, 2016

Manhattan is no better place to be to entice romance. Here are the top things to do in Manhattan for a date.

Stroll through Brooklyn Botanic Garden

Straight from a Japanese fair tale, this garden boats blossoming Japanese trees and pond gardens (what else could take things further?). The Brooklyn Museum is also located here.

Jane’s Carousel

Ride Jane’s Carousel located near the Brooklyn Bridge. This old, wooden ride from 1922 has 48 horses and is open to the public. Nothing spells romance like kicking it old school.

Visit the Lincoln Center

The square in front of Lincoln Center was where Cher met Nicolas Cage in the famous Moonstruck scene. Countless love scenes have been filmed at the fountain. Create your own!

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Stargaze on the High Line

Stargaze on the Diller-von Furstenberg Sundeck. The Amateur Astronomers Association of New York always sets up high-powered telescopes for viewing. Celestial views equals romance!


Crammed full of decorative arts from the medieval period including sculptors, pairing and architecture, this museum also features an outdoor area with greenery and stone outdoor hallways that will take you to medieval Europe.

5th Avenue

For material lovers … fifth avenue features flagship stores selling her favourite brands (Tiffany and Co., Valentino, Armani and Dolce and Gabana). Shopping just gets some people in a romantic mood.

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Christmas Windows

Before Christmas, Manhattan is filled with the most famous Christmas themed shop windows known to the world. Head to Bloomingdale’s to see the window, then grab a hot chocolate and watch the light shows projected onto buildings.

Visit the Swedish Cottage

This old-timey cottage was built in 1875. A stroll to it will make you feel like you are in Hansen and Gretel. The Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre offers productions in summer like “Sleeping Beauty”.

Central Park Zoo

A zoo is always romantic, but this small, urban zoo located in the middle of Central Park makes it even more so. There are 3 sections: tropic, temperate and polar.

Battery Park

Experience the beauty of the New York harbour with a view from this park. The park also features Castle Clinton which is a historic, stone fortress perfect for touring with a date.

Top of the Rock

This provides an amazing view of Manhattan and Central Park by day (while the Empire State is better for nighttime). The elevator ride at the Rockefeller is pretty fun, too.

Brooklyn Bridge

Don’t try to find a scenic spot to view the bridge, because the best spot is at the bridge itself. This is one of the oldest bridges in America, and pedestrians can actually walk along it!

Strawberry Fields Memorial

It’s not as sad as it sounds because it’s so beautiful! A 2.5 acre landscaped park is here as well as the famous stone mosaic. The beauty and emotion of this place will have them clinging to your arm.

Union Square

This historic neighborhood in Manhattan has greenmarkets which sell produce from regional farmers, as well as a holiday market. Perfect to take your date to. You will get lost!

Disney store, Times Square

Every girl loves Disney stores. This 2-story store has the largest selection of Disney merchandise and activities in the world. Help her relive her childhood!

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One if by Land, Two if By Sea

This Manhattan restaurant is the most romantic. Small and quaint with the classic white tablecloths and candles, this place has Jazz Brunches on Sunday, perfect for romantic tourists.

Carriage Rides

All around Manhattan you can find old-fashioned carriages offering rides. If you really want to impress, find a man wearing a top hat and request a ride through Central Park.

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Written by Kent Austin



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