Traveling is not only good for your overall health and well-being (really!) but it can also create lifelong memories and build stronger bonds with your spouse or partner. New York City offers a wide range of unique dining experiences, parks, bakeries, bars, and picture-worthy sights, especially if you take the time to veer off the usual beaten path. Each season offers something romantically different. Whether you dream of kissing in the heart of Central Park on a crisp morning or sharing a few scoops of ice cream on a warm summer night, New York City has plenty to offer you and your loved one. If you find yourself debating when to visit the Big Apple here’s a quick list with some of the best events happening in NYC each season.
Let’s start with the most romantic season of the year. Picture, New York City covered in a layer of snow, the lights of the city gleaming through fog, a passerby scurrying across Lexington Avenue as little clouds of breath escape the top of their scarf. It’s enchanting. If you decide to visit New York City during the winter months, you and your loved one will most certainly be put under the city’s spell. Engaging in fun—and cheesy—activities such as ice skating can also create some wonderful memories to share with your partner for years to come. Rent some skates and clumsily enjoy one of NYC’s top ice skating locations with your partner. Sore bottoms will be well worth skating underneath the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree.
Be sure to pack an umbrella if you’re heading to New York City during the springtime (and check out this list for what NOT to pack on your trip). While there is the prevalent chance of rain showers, the average temperature mid-spring in NYC is extremely pleasant and perfect for strolling hand and hand down a pathway overflowing with beautiful cherry blossoms. The brightly pink flowers with their gentle, yet unique scent are a dreamy landscape for you and your partner to enjoy together. Be sure to pick a few to keep with all the pictures you take while visiting this special city. If you’re not exactly sure where the best cherry blossom spots are get some help from this handy list.
First, see tip number one above. Bring your umbrella. The summer season in New York City is hot and can have random, torrential downpours. However, don’t let that discourage you and your partner from enjoying New York City during the summer months.
Summer can be one of the best times to walk around and enjoy Central Park (remember that kiss idea we had earlier?) and on weekends, there are fewer people crowding bars and restaurants as most of the locals go out of the city for the weekend. Rooftop bars in particular are a great way to indulge in a cocktail and take in all the stunning views New York City has to offer. You can *clink* and enjoy the enchanting atmosphere found at any of these rooftop bars with your partner.
Fall is the perfect time in New York City to show off all your amazing layering skills. It’s also the perfect time for you and your loved one to enjoy all the vibrant and memorizing colors as the city transforms from summer into the cooler months. The Brooklyn Botanical Garden is a great place to enjoy the changing leaves and seasonal flowers. They have a lot of helpful information on their website as well, so you can be wholly prepared to enjoy their captivating gardens. You can schedule a tour and sip on a latte from their coffee shop as you check out what’s in bloom during the fall season. And definitely be sure to check out a local NYC bakery to get your hands on some amazing pumpkin spiced inspired desserts.
Taking time out of your busy year to create new memories together is essential to maintaining a healthy, everlasting relationship. New York City has a lot to offer throughout the year, each season has its own perks and must-see events, so let the natural awe of the city captivate you and your partner, whenever you decide to visit.
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