Planning a honeymoon in New York? Newlyweds have their picks of thousands of things to see and do. Incorporate the following honeymoon experiences not to miss in New York for an unforgettable trip you'll look back on fondly well into old age.
In New York City, there is no shortage of romantic hotels taking the guest experience above and beyond. For the ultimate experience in luxury, the Waldorf Astoria New York is as grand as they come, full of history and antiques, a sumptuous spa, sophisticated dining spaces and a reputation of being one of NYC's most popular hotels for proposals and weddings. Another great choice is the Crosby Street Hotel, a charming SoHo property where you and your love can get cozy on a velvet sofa in the drawing room, cuddle up in luxurious 400-thread-count Frette linens, see a film in the onsite screening room or admire the beauty of their al fresco sculpture garden. At The NoMad Hotel you'll experience a touch of old world Paris with antiques, vintage art, period maps, claw-footed tubs and lavish Sferra linens - not to mention the downstairs restaurants and bars are like a maze of quiet spaces with different personalities, from a serene Library Bar lined with books to an intimate Fireplace Room.
NYC features a number of aerial adventures: romantic helicopter rides, hot air balloon excursions and adventurous paragliding. There are also many sexy rooftops showcasing aerial views of the city. For example, Upstairs at the Kimberly serves farm-to-fork tapas and craft cocktails paired with front-row views of the Chrysler Building, one of the city's best examples of Art Deco architecture. At the Pod 39 Rooftop savor tacos and margaritas from Salvation Taco in a space reminiscent of Europe, complete with whimsical terra cotta columns and brick walls covered in sprawling ivy. From the top, unobstructed views of the East River, One World Trade Center, the Chrysler Building and the Empire State Building can be enjoyed. If you'd like a view from the other side of the East River, head to Brooklyns Wythe Hotel rooftop - called The Ides - for an expansive skyline view you'll want your camera for.
Boat excursions abound in NYC. For something budget-friendly yet cozy, the North River Lobster Company offers complimentary boat rides - no tickets required - around the Hudson River, also serving delicious seafood and mason jar cocktails to savor in the sun with your loved one. For something vintage, a luxury 1920s style yacht may just be your thing, with a variety of themed cruises possible for booking, like brunch, Manhattan architecture, wine and cheese pairing, Champagne at sunset, and day trips to Bear Mountain.
One of the top reasons to visit NYC is your access to truly one-of-a-kind experiences. Sip a Gatsby-inspired cocktail at Dear Irving before taking a swing or jive dance class with Dance Sport or heading to the speakeasy-themed Backroom Bar - they actually operated during Prohibition - on Monday nights for their live jazz and swing night (attendees even get dressed up!). You may also want to see a performance at the stunning Metropolitan Opera House with its gold leaf-gowned domed ceiling, learn the art of aerial acrobatics at Trapeze School New York, take one of the numerous cooking classes offered by The Institute of Culinary Education, stroll hand-in-hand over the elevated High Line Park, get in touch with your inner child at the Coney Island amusement parks and boardwalk, and enjoy an underground Harlem Renaissance-inspired performance and meal at Ginnys Supper Club, to name just a few options.
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Jessica Festa is a full-time travel writer who is always up for an adventure. She enjoys getting lost in new cities and having experiences you don’t read about in guidebooks. Some of her favorite travel experiences have been teaching English in Thailand, trekking her way through South America, backpacking Europe solo, road tripping through Australia and doing orphanage work in Ghana. You can follow her adventures on her travel websites, Epicure & Culture and Jessie On A Journey. You can also connect with Jessica directly on Facebook, Twitter and Google Plus, or follow her epicurean adventures on Facebook and Twitter.
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