Five Alternative Things to do in New York for Couples

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Are you thinking of a holiday with your partner in the US? New York City is the perfect travel destination. Flights are inexpensive, leaving you with more spending money in your pocket for accommodations, attractions and dining. New York City is a very cool and trendy place for young travelers  There is so much to see and do, so much excitement at all hours of the day and night. You will be a part of the culture, enjoying the shopping, the nightlife, the theater  and the dining experiences. Everyone has heard of the best tourist destinations in New York City such as Ground Zero, the Empire State Building, Times Square, the Statue of Liberty, the Museum of Modern Art, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Macy’s and Central Park. Go ahead and visit all of these wonderful and famous spots. But if you are looking for some alternative things to do, below are five spots that couples will enjoy while on holiday in New York City.

While in Central Park, why not stop for a concert? The Summer Stage has free performances with all different types of music like reggae, salsa, opera and rock. The Summer Stage is located at Rumsey Playfield. If you love classical music, visit the Naumberg Bandshell, a venue which hosts classical as well as popular music performances.

Visit the Snug Harbor Cultural Center and Botanical Garden for an aesthetic attraction and capture beautiful photos to remember your visit. There are several gardens to stroll through, then why not stop for a picnic. Admission to the Park and Garden is free, except for the Chinese Scholar’s Garden. The Cultural Center is home to a Performing Arts Program, bringing you live theater  dance, film and music events throughout the year. Venues include the Music Hall, Veterans Memorial Hall and open air South Meadow Stage.

Couples can also enjoy a romantic dinner cruise while on holiday in New York City. Take a three hour cruise along the Hudson River. The evening cruise includes a five course meal and a dance. Also available is a romantic three hour cruise from Pier 81. The World Yacht dinner cruise includes a four course dinner and a DJ dance. Travel is down the Hudson River, around the edge of Manhattan, up through the East River, under the Brooklyn Bridge, heads for the Statue of Liberty, then back up the Hudson River.

Be a kid again and take a trip over to Coney Island amusement area. This famous seasonal destination is home to more than 50 rides and attractions, a beach, boardwalk, and aquarium. You’ll both have a blast riding the Cyclone Roller Coaster, driving the bumper cars, playing at the arcade, seeing the circus sideshow, visiting the museum, watching the fireworks show, and eating hot dogs, bagels, pizza, or spumoni. Coney Island is located in the southern part of Brooklyn.

The Bronx Zoo is another attraction that will delight couples of all ages. The Zoo offers many activities such as camel rides, penguin and sea lion feedings, a 4-D Theater, and exhibits like Himalayan Highlands, Jungle World, Tiger Mountain, and World of Reptiles. Admission is only $29.95-$33.95, which will get you in to all the attractions, exhibits and activities. Stop for a snack at the many cafes and food stands in the park.

Looking to plan a holiday for you and your partner, consider travelling to the Big Apple, New York City, the city that never sleeps. With three major airports to fly into, why not use a flight comparison tool like momondo to find the best deal on flights to New York.

Author Bio: David Bell is a freelance writer and blogs about travel, interior design, online marketing, telecoms and small business solutions. Follow him on Twitter @DavidBellWriter

2 thoughts on “Five Alternative Things to do in New York for Couples

  1. Guadalupe Ryan

    Enjoy some live music while out on the Manhattan! Our in house Jazz Trio – The Sound Waves perform every Sunday evening and other select evenings aboard the Manhattan. Also, a world-renowned Flamenco Guitarists joins us annually in the fall for our Spanish wine tasting cruise!


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