Romantic getaways aren’t just for Valentine’s Day, if you were looking for an excuse to plan your next trip then we have the perfect list for you. While out-of-town adventures can be great to experience with friends and family, every now and then we need to set aside time to make memories with just our significant other.
In the mood to treat your loved one to something special? Then check out these 10 romantic spots in New York that are the perfect place places to bring them!
1. Spend an afternoon strolling through the Old Westbury Gardens.
Open every day except Tuesdays from now until October 31st, you can visit the gardens anytime between 10AM and 5PM. From November 1st until the 22nd the gardens remain open only on Saturdays and Sundays from 10AM until 4PM. So, what makes this place so romantic? If you've yet to take a visit you'll be happy to know that the property covers 160-acres of land, featuring a historic house you can tour and gardens that will steal your breath away. Spending the day strolling through the gardens is the perfect way to spend some time with someone you love!
How to get here: 71 Old Westbury Road Westbury, NY 11590
Pricing: Adults: $12.00, Seniors (Over 62): $10.00, Children ages 7 - 17: $7.00, Students with ID: $10.00
2. Set aside a weekend to make memories that will last a lifetime at the Morgan Samuels Inn.
A romantic getaway that will be worth every pretty penny it costs, you'll love sneaking away to the Morgan Samuels B&B Inn. Just north of Canandaigua Lake, the location puts your right in the Finger Lakes Wine Country, the perfect place for a romantic getaway. The inn features over 40-acres of land and rooms that look like something out of your favorite movie. One of the best things about staying here? The incredible dining experience offered here. To view the various guest rooms available and to book your stay,
How to get here:
2920 Smith Road Canandaigua, NY 14424
3. Enjoy a romantic date at The Loeb Boathouse in Central Park.
Ever dream of having a date out on the water, rowing a boat underneath Central Park's Bow Bridge? Well now is the perfect time to treat yourself! Rent a boat from The Loeb Boathouse, just a five minute walk from the bridge, and heat up the romance on the lake. After you boat ride is over you can crab an unforgettable bite to eat at the boathouse, offering a menu that will surely have you drooling. But in the cute, romantic way of course.
The Loeb Boathouse rents boats for $15 dollars per hour with a $20 dollar cash deposit.
How to get here: East 72nd Street & 5th Avenue New York, NY 10128
4. See Niagara Falls like you never have before and enjoy a date night with our famous waterfalls and fireworks.
Considering that Niagara Falls is one of New York's most visited attractions, it's safe to say that most of us have taken at least one day trip to the famous falls. From May 1st through October 31st, Niagara Falls puts on a display of
fireworks every Wednesday, Friday and Sunday night! The display begins at 10PM and is the perfect place to take your significant other if you're looking for a late night getaway.
How to get here: 332 Prospect Street Niagara Falls, NY 14303
5. Cozy up with your loved ones at one of our amazing glampgrounds like Camp Orenda.
While the idea of camping can be romantic to many, sometimes the ruggedness of the outdoors can take away from the charming perks of your usual date night. So, what's the solution? Find the perfect solution in the middle and take a romantic getaway to one of our scenic glampgrounds! Throughout New York you'll find
plenty of places
that are great for glamping, but if you're looking to head up into the Adirondacks then Camp Orenda is the place for you. Located in Johnsburg, the sites are right near a beautiful waterfall on the property and will take you away from it all. To book your stay at Camp Orenda,
How to get here:
90 Armstrong Road Johnsburg, NY 12843
6. If going glamping isn't enough of an outdoor adventure, then go on a true adventure with your loved one and tackle one of our many mountains!
Pictured above you can see shots of and from Storm King Mountain along the Hudson River. If you're looking to hike here in the Hudson Valley you can follow the difficult Butter Hill Trail, a 2.3-mile loop on the mountain that's accessible now through November! There's nothing quite like taking on one of our many mountains to bring a couple together or serving as the perfect time to get to know someone on a first date.
7. Enjoy a boat tour out in the Thousand Islands and take a trip to one of our famous castles.
Before anyone yells at me, I'm taking a moment to acknowledge that the structure you're seeing pictured above is not Boldt Castle. Captured above you can see one of the many castle-like structures on the outskirts of Heart Island, waiting to welcome you with their historic beauty. The fairytale-like attraction that draws in visitors throughout the year, this castle of Alexandria Bay is where you'd be most likely to find Cupid if he was truly walking the face of the earth. Heart-shaped landscapes and dreamy scenic settings will quickly ignite the romance between you and your date!
to view a list of boat tours that will bring you out to Heart Island!
8. Pack up the car and make things nostalgic with a date night at the Malta Drive-In Theatre!
Most of New York's drive-ins will do their best to stay open all the way through October, depending on how the weather is for the season. Before things get to chilly, plan a late night getaway to one of our drive-ins that will give you an unforgettable movie experience. There's nothing like taking a short but sweet trip back in time!
How to get here: 2785 Route 9 Malta, NY 12020
9. Looking to strictly dine somewhere unique and romantic? Then surprise your date with an evening at Beardslee Castle in Little Falls.
Another castle on our list that every New Yorker needs to cross off of their bucket list, Beardslee Castle serves as one of our state's most unique fine dining experiences. From the outside the castle looks like it has one of your favorite Disney characters waiting inside for you, step inside and the fairytale continues on with jaw-dropping architecture and decor. If your someone special doesn't appreciate a magical place like this, then consider us puzzled!
How to get here: 123 Old State Road Little Falls, NY 13365-3107
10. Make your way to the Top of the Rock in the heart of New York City.
Maybe it's because of all those romantic movies or the fact that you're making a journey to the top of one of New York's tallest buildings, but there's something amazingly romantic about taking a date to the Top of the Rock. Giving you a view of New York City that's too beautiful for words, the Empire State Building's observation decks will forever be a great place to take someone you're crushing on. To view the different price packages for the 86th and 102nd floor observation decks,
How to get here:
350 5th Avenue New York, NY 10118