3 romantic things to do in New York
New York, the city of synonymous names is just charming this time of year, is as bright and as vibrant as ever, and has a rippling agenda with an abundance of activities and events, suitable for families, groups, those on business trips, and couples alike, etc. Of course, this beautiful city has a romantic side, and how could it not with its stunning buildings, architecture, and tours that allow visitors to admire the spectacular skyline and contemplate panoramic views of this great city, making it the perfect little getaway if you’re planning to take a romantic break with your partner this autumn/winter season. If that’s the case then here are a couple of activities that you can enjoy together, and which promise to be a romantic and relaxing alternative during your stay in the city that never sleeps.
Luxury 5 star Urban Spa
A luxury 5 star urban spa offering holistic renewal is just the perfect way to pamper your partner and spend the day in a really relaxing setting of complete tranquillity that will leave you, as well as your relationship in an enhanced sense of wellbeing. This award-winning spa boasts of “A blend of eastern rituals and influences as cosmopolitan as the city itself”, and offers various treatments, spa programs, a 75-foot naturally lit indoor lap pool, and suites with facilities including a state-of-the-art fitness centre comprising treatment rooms with private showers, deep soaking tubs and water features, private steam and showers, a vitality pool, a spa boutique, and Mandarin Oriental signature spa products, amongst others. They believe the longer you spend there with their professionals, the more enduring the effects of your treatment, thus they offer a range of spa programs including a full day treatment, half day treatment, or a wellness series comprising workshops, presentations, and one-on-one sessions. You will receive facials, foot and hand treatments, and therapeutic massages, in addition to have full access to the swimming pool, and fitness centre (depending on the program), and you can begin your day by journeying through their luxurious water facilities: the sauna, amethyst crystal steam rooms, ´experience showers, and vitality pools. Finally, you can just lie back and absorb the effects of your treatment in their relaxation lounges, or the Oriental Tea Lounge. No arguments here.
Horse drawn carriage ride
What better way of spending some quality time with your partner than taking a romantic horse drawn carriage ride in Central Park with your loved one, a New York classic featured in countless movies and shows. This is typically one of the most popular ways of discovering this beautiful area of the Big Apple and a wonderful way of experiencing the beauty of the Park. There are two different types of rides to choose from: your standard ride (booking not required) through Central Park which last approximately 20 minutes, although you can pay for additional time, and longer rides are negotiable. There are also pre-arranged carriage rides, which you can book in advance to make sure there is a carriage available. The price corresponds to the length of the ride, and they range from 41 minutes to two and a half hours. In addition, carriage rides can also be tailored to meet personal preferences for various occasions, although you do have to book for these custom rides. Finally, things that you will see on your romantic tour include: The Wollman Rink, Pond, Zoo, Sheep Meadow, Mall (statues), Dairy (tourist information centre), the Carousel and the Dakota (where the former Beatle John Lennon lived). The approximate distance of the ride is .75 miles, and the pre-arranged ride includes additional sites as well.
Top of the Rock Observation Deck
The Top of the Rock Observation Deck comprises one of New York’s top sightseeing attractions. Located at Rockefeller Centre, the top of the rock observation deck is 70 floors high, and offers visitors a stunning and unobstructed 360º view of the city ranging from the sweeping green of Central Park (where you’re going to get your horse drawn carriage ride), to the thrilling city skyline. There is no other place in New York that offers such a spectacular view as this, and the last elevator goes up at 11 pm so you and your partner can enjoy a fabulous view of the New York skyline basking in the glow of the setting sun, or admire the City of Lights in all its evening glory. This magical sightseeing experience is definitely a romantic must.
Anna – Marketing Team