f you seek romantic walks along the beach, and sipping cocktails as the sun sets, you might prefer Sicily or a small tropical island such as Gili Air, Indonesia. But, if you want a weekend with your love dining in classy restaurants, shopping in designer stores and visiting fabulous art galleries, you can't beat New York City.
When preparing for a romantic trip, it's a good idea to put in some prep work, whether you are planning a surprise for your partner or getting ready for your journey together. We share some tips to help you plan your romantic trip to NYC.
A romantic break doesn't need to be on a romantic date. You can still have a lovely time with your partner, making memories and enjoying each others company, on a regular mundane date, and in New York, this might be a good idea. Dates like Valentine's Day, New Year's eve and the like are always very busy, and very expensive. If you do want to travel on a romantic date, stick to occasions such as your anniversary, which are personal to you.
Enjoy the Planning
Planning a trip is exceptionally exciting. Although planning a surprise is great, it can also be nice to plan a break together. Spending your evenings looking online for things to do, and writing a travel wish list of all of the places that you want to stay is a lot of fun. You can look at hotels together, and enjoy counting down to your trip. Sometimes planning the trip is equally as much fun as the event itself.
Book Some Treats
If your trip isn't a surprise, it doesn't mean you can't have any surprises. Look at cheap Broadway tickets, arrange a bottle of champagne and chocolates for the flight or for these treats to be waiting in your room, and have a romantic meal in a nice restaurant. There's plenty to do in New York. You should be able to find a cool surprise that your partner will love.
A romantic trip doesn't mean that you should only pack elegant and glamorous clothes. Yes, you might want nice outfits for meals out and shows, but you'll also need comfortable shoes and clothes for when you are exploring the many sights.
Check the Map
New York is massive. If you are only going for a few days, you don't want to spend any of your time lost, stressed out and snapping at each other. Get to grips with a map, and have a look at Google street view before you travel.
Find the Right Hotel
The right hotel should be somewhere that fits your budget, caters for quiet romantic breaks (so avoid more family oriented places), is near the things that you want to see, or has good public transport and fits your needs in terms of facilities. There's a lot to choose from, so have a good look around before booking.