Have your heart set on planning a honeymoon in the Big Apple? This world-class metropolis holds plenty in store for newlyweds, but if you are stuck on the details, this guide will help you account for the most important aspects of planning a romantic trip here.
Go in the spring or the fall
Wedding season peaks during the summer months, as it is easy to plan the ceremony, the reception, and other events since everyone is out of school and on vacation from work.
If you have your heart set on honeymooning in NYC, though, you may want to arrange a wedding under the cherry blossoms or autumn leaves, as the weather in the Big Apple is at its best during the spring and fall.
Many head to the city during the height of summer and are shocked at the heat and humidity they encounter, so if you still end up having your wedding in July or August, delay the start of your New York honeymoon until September – trust us on this one.
Arrive in style
Your honeymoon experience in the Big Apple starts with the plane ride over. Don’t get off on the wrong foot by shoehorning yourself in economy, where overeager strangers and crying babies can make it difficult to get your beauty rest.
Instead, there are plenty of business class flights to New York through carriers like Delta that will give you plenty of space to stretch out and relax with a glass of champagne in bespoke surroundings.
Combine that with other amenities that may include beauty kits, a more robust entertainment systems, and on-demand snacks between meals, and you’ll arrive in NYC ready to explore one of the world’s most exhilarating urban environments.
Book a romantic hotel
There are numerous options across New York if you are looking to book a romantic place to stay. If money isn’t a limiting factor, then spend your time at 414 Hotel in Midtown Manhattan. Sitting on a quiet street away from the hustle and bustle that is typical of the Big Apple, 414 is an oasis where wine & cheese happy hours and lazy brunches occur every day.
Situated within easy reach of Times Square and Restaurant Row (where there are more than 100 eateries to choose from), this bed and breakfast are both convenient and an attraction in itself.
Fill your days with fun activities
Start by booking a sightseeing tour of New York Harbour. Unlike the Staten Island Ferry, which follows a fixed route and is filled with commuters who can get annoyed at the sight of tourists, these cruises get up close and personal with the Statue of Liberty, and they get some of the best views of Manhattan’s skyline in the city.
Back on land, check out the Brooklyn Botanic Garden if you end up coming to NYC during the spring, as this park will be filled with sakura blossoms.
If you aren’t here at that time, Williamsburg is filled with amazing cafes where you can sip an expertly made coffee with your bae.
However, don’t leave town without making time for the time-honoured tradition of heading up the Empire State Building, as the views from the observation deck will take your breath away.