Things to Do in New York City for Couples

THE 10 BEST Couples' Activities & Things to Do in New York City

Best Things to Do in New York City for Couples

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  • Karl L
    2 contributions
    Amadou Tours. Cycled us around this great place. Amadou knew the park really well stopping at All the Relevant places taking really good photos of us. 1st time in New York late Feb 23. Informative Amadou was a mountain of knowledge. Really good value. Make a beeline for Amadou!
    Written 20 March 2023
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  • usmboyzzz
    Sontag, MS299 contributions
    if you're going to visit one place in NYC, this is it. we did not hire a guide, but we did rent a pair of the audio devices with headphones which were $10 each. Very much worth it. There is so much emotion that I felt during this visit. You can't help but be moved and changed. Never forget.
    Written 20 March 2023
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  • usmboyzzz
    Sontag, MS299 contributions
    This is a definite for anyone visiting NYC. You can spend as much time as you want in this place and still not see everything. I would definitely get a map of the exhibits prior to visiting so that you have an idea of where to visit.
    Written 20 March 2023
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  • cincytraveler123
    Cincinnati, OH99 contributions
    There's nothing better than the outdoor observation deck at the ESB. The views are spectacular! We went to the 102nd floor which was very cool. It's a small space but the views are amazing. There was an attendant who took the best pictures of us! I know there are several options for NYC observation decks but the ESB is the OG!!
    Written 19 March 2023
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  • AngeP
    10 contributions
    Breathtaking views. Go as early as possible in the morning to avoid crowds. In my opinion way better than the Empire State Building.
    Written 19 March 2023
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  • Clark845
    Vancouver, Canada277 contributions
    The High Line is a marvel of adaptive reuse. This elevated park on a disused rail line runs from Gansevoort Street in the meatpacking district to Hudson Yards. During the warmer months it is packed with people strolling along or hanging out in the various nooks and crannies along the way. It winds it's way thru Chelsea and cuts thru the former Nabisco complex at Chelsea Market. At the Market it is possible to stop off for a nosh to refresh yourself before continuing on. This is the quintessential take the folks out for a fun time sort of adventure. Highly recommended.
    Written 8 March 2023
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  • usmboyzzz
    Sontag, MS299 contributions
    We loved visiting the Statue. It's something that was on our bucket list for a long time. My son and I got to visit and definitely enjoyed seeing it. If you're planning your trip, do not wait to book your tickets. If you book long enough ahead you can get tickets to the top. we got pedestal tickets and very much enjoyed it.
    Written 20 March 2023
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  • Irina
    United States10,272 contributions
    Always fascinating, Manhattan Skyline has that powerful magnetism of a large, modern city architecture, rising up to the skies. That feeling usually doesn't depend on the weather -- the skyscrapers and high-rises just look more colorful in the sunshine, and darker on the overcast days.

    Regardless, they dominate the cityscape and stand out, symbolizing if you will, a strong character of New York City in general, and its fabulous Manhattan area, in particular. Even at a distance of dozens of miles, I could still see some famous historic sites - city landmarks, business and residential high-rises.

    Fantastic images, strong impressions, long-living memories.
    Written 17 March 2023
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  • MaryKateNI19
    Virginia663 contributions
    If you really want to experience the big apple, walk this bridge. We loved doing this, our son also. It is busy but worth the walk and the photos are great. A must Do!
    Written 15 March 2023
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  • Rose R
    15 contributions
    If you're close, drop by Grand Central Terminal. It's a beautiful, functional place. But, don't go out of your way....
    Written 20 March 2023
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  • Carlo Vazquez
    El Paso, TX5 contributions
    Broadway shows are a must-see when visiting New York City! The talent and energy on stage are truly electrifying, and the productions are a feast for the senses. From beloved classics to modern hits, there's a show for everyone. Our family was blown away by the performances we saw, and we loved the variety of shows available. Theaters are conveniently located throughout the city, making it easy to plan a night out. We also appreciated the safety measures in place to ensure a comfortable and enjoyable experience. Broadway shows are an iconic part of New York City's culture, and we highly recommend adding a show to your itinerary when visiting the city.
    Written 19 March 2023
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  • Jen B
    Olathe, KS59 contributions
    I feel like Times Square is something that everyone needs to see at least once. I took my college-aged daughter for a NYC trip and we went once during the day and once at night after a show. Practice your resting bi!tchy face and ignore everyone wanting money. I agree with other reviewers about legalized pot as well. It stinks everywhere. I really don't care if someone chooses to do it but I don't want to smell it at every turn. It is pretty disgusting and almost as bad as cigarette smoke.
    Written 15 March 2023
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  • Traveller2023
    York, UK93 contributions
    Free ferry ride across the river. Floated as an alternative to the Statue of Liberty tour for views of the the statue, it doesn’t really go past close enough for that. The highlight is the view of Manhattan skyline. Not busy and way to get a good view.
    Written 19 March 2023
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  • Joan A
    3 contributions
    From the second we walked in, we were greeted by Jo and Steven at the front desk......by name! It was my Granddaughter's Birthday, and she was presented with balloons, along with a couple special gifts from Jo and the staff. We were then escorted by Jo to our beautiful upgraded Jr Suite. Our room overlooked Bryant Park, which is my most favorite park ever. Bed was so comfy, large bathroom with a tub and shower and the room could not of been cleaner. Heater and hot water work great, no issues at all.
    We decided to have breakfast at KOI restaurant downstairs, which is a sushi place for lunch and dinner, but serves an amazing American breakfast. Marcos, our server both mornings, was wonderful and the service couldn't of been better. He even taught my Granddaughter how to fold the fancy napkins. He was absolutely fabulous. One morning we had breakfast a few doors down at Le Pain Quotidien. Food was ok, but the coffee was amazing.
    We were greeted every day by Rowan, the doorman. He also referred to us by name and my Granddaughter just loved him. He was always interested in what we did that day and what our plans were for the next.
    Hotel is walking to distance to just about everything. We did take a taxi to Battery Park which was sooooo expensive, but because I was with my 10 year old Granddaughter, I didn't want to take the subway.
    It's simply amazing how a wonderful Hotel staff can make or break a trip. This was a special get a way for us, and the way we were treated by Steven, Rowan, Marcos and especially Jo, we will never, ever forget it.
    Bryant Park Hotel, I will be back.
    Written 20 March 2023
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  • BathHolidayfun
    Bath, UK84 contributions
    From start to finish this was excellent. It was a cold but sunny psi the views were superb. All the staff were friendly. My daughter was wearing a Birthday Girl headband and everyone wished her a Happy Birthday. Stayed up there for an hour enjoying the views . We went at 9.30am so it was not busy .
    Written 13 March 2023
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