Winter is a particularly romantic time to visit New York, with Manhattan lit up, the outdoor ice rinks full of skaters and sometimes even snow on the ground. One of the world’s most vibrant cities, New York is a melting pot of cultures and influences – a great choice for a short honeymoon.
World-class hotels are ten a penny. We like the contemporary style of The Surrey in the heart of the fashionable Upper East Side. The property epitomises modern Manhattan elegance and, situated on East 76th street, the very best of New York is within easy walking distance. Another favourite, Gansevoort Meatpacking NYC lies in the hip Meatpacking District, right amongst some of the best nightlife in the city; rooms here offer breath-taking, panoramic views of the city and sunsets over the Hudson River.
Wrap up warm and head to the ice rink at the Rockefeller Center. Once you’ve worked up an appetite, you only need to pop upstairs to the Sea Grill restaurant for a romantic seafood dinner; we’ll happily make you a reservation. For skyline views with smaller queues, Rockefeller’s Top of the Rock observation deck is a worthy rival to the Empire State’s Viewing Platform. Back on ground level, stop by Union Square and stroll through the Christmas market for a spot of seasonal shopping.
To indulge your cultural side, there are numerous museums and galleries. A visit to the Metropolitan Museum of Art is a must, with the Balcony Bar overlooking the Great Hall perfect for a pit stop. Broadway and the Lincoln Center also beckon, and no trip to New York is complete without visiting the Empire State Building – a bit of a cliché but absolutely one of the most romantic spots in the city.
Time alone to visit the sights, hit the shops, or discover small neighbourhoods is important, but a local guide can also make a real difference to your trip. They will show you the places that New Yorkers enjoy, and introduce you to the less touristy delights of this multi-faceted city.
A honeymoon in the ‘Big Apple’ hits the spot like a well-made Manhattan. You could even combine a trip to NYC with a sunny sojourn to the Caribbean for the ultimate city and beach honeymoon. Speak to our experts to begin planning your New York honeymoon to remember.