New York attracts countless couples looking for a loved-up getaway each year. This is no surprise given that the city is home to some of the most romantic spots in the United States. If you’re planning a trip with your partner, you’ll need to make sure that you know where all these sights are after you’ve applied for your ESTA visa and booked your flights. With this in mind, here are three romantic spots you and your other half should enjoy together in the Big Apple.
Empire State Building
The Empire State Building just oozes romance. Films like Sleepless in Seattle and An Affair to Remember – in which the sky-scraping building acted as a meeting point for loved-up characters – helped established this long-founded reputation. The 102-floor structure is a popular place for proposals thanks to its breathtaking views. The building’s official website even recommends the best times for people to get down on one knee, suggesting lovers pop the question when the saxophonist is playing on the 86th floor.
There’s usually plenty of hustle and bustle in Central Park. However, when you stroll through the green space it’s possible to find spots that are surprisingly quiet. This means that it’s convenient to share a few passionate words with your partner away from the voices of tourists and horns of taxis. Of course, such romantic moments always feature the world’s most famous skyline as a backdrop.
Grand Central Station
Don’t be fooled by the stream of commuters racing through the terminal. Grand Central Station captures the imagination of many lovers – and has become a prime spot for proposals and romantic gestures. Newly-betrothed couples often share videos of their ‘yes’ moment online after asking friends, relatives or passersby to film the proposal as it happened.
Feel the romance
New York offers couples the opportunity to bask in their love, get engaged or simply share a number of special sights with one another. If you and your partner fancy enjoying the romantic atmosphere, you’ll both need to complete an ESTA visa application before you’re allowed into the United States.