5 Reasons to Consider a Honeymoon in New York City

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Have you considered spending your first days of wedded bliss in the City-That-Never Sleeps?

Sometimes it can be difficult deciding on a honeymoon destination. Maybe the standard lazing-on-the-beach scenario doesn't sound exhilarating enough for you and your future life partner, but a three-month tour of Europe just isn't in the budget.

New York City has plenty to offer travelers of any age and agenda, but its opportunities for romance and adventure are often overlooked. Read on for tips on why you should choose the Big Apple for your honeymoon destination.

Go exploring

While it would certainly be easy to spend an entire week in Manhattan and find no shortage of activities to fill your hours, why limit yourself? There's more to the city than just Times Square, after all, and the other boroughs also offer plenty of opportunities for shopping, as well as for dining or just plain sightseeing. “You can feel like you’re in a foreign land and New York is just full of different cultures,” said Blair Nastasi, PR Director for Top View, a sightseeing hop on, hop off bus that stops in some of the most exciting neighborhoods in New York.

“Every city has a Little Italy (in The Bronx, it’s Arthur Avenue) or a Chinatown or maybe even a Little Mexico,” she said. “New York City’s Corona, Queens has enjoyed an influx of Ecuadoreans, Colombians and Mexicans. Williamsburg, Brooklyn is like a small city in itself.”

Embrace the outdoors

Bicycle tours will let you see the city, as well as get fresh air and exercise.  Better yet, sign up for the Central Park Bike Rental “New York At Night” tour package.  

Can’t you imagine seeing the City under that beautiful starry backdrop?  How romantic is that?

While you’re at it, pack a picnic and spend the afternoon exploring the delights of Central Park, the High Line or one of the many other greeneries the city has to offer.

Take to the air

For a truly unforgettable experience, take in the iconic New York City skyline from above on a helicopter tour. What better way to take in can't-miss sights like the Empire State Building and the Statue of Liberty? By all means, plan on visiting the monuments themselves, but this birds-eye overview will give you a unique perspective and a story you'll be telling for the rest of your life together.

Splurge on elegant dining

If you're planning to spend your honeymoon in New York City, it goes without saying that you enjoy the finer things in life. That probably extends to your taste in cuisine as well. Enjoy an evening (or several) dining out at one of the city's most fashionable restaurants. Whether you stick with the classics, such as the Russian Tea Room and Tavern on the Green, or decide to try your luck at a stylish and modern up-and-coming eatery, this lively culinary scene has you covered.

Visit the Statue of Liberty

There’s nothing like a water cruise to help you relax and de-stress from all that wedding planning, and you can get a little history that will help you better understand the modern world while you’re it.

So don’t just settle for a trip to the Statue of Liberty, but loop around the entire New York Skyline with the Top View Liberty Cruise so you can see Ellis Island, the Manhattan Bridge, Governor’s Island and more.

“You’ll even be able to see the South Street Seaport, antique ships and other harbor attractions, ” said Nastasi.

Perhaps the best thing about visiting New York is the way it pushes travelers outside their comfort zone, inviting them to take new risks and open themselves to adventure. What more could you ask for as you embark on this new journey, side by side?

Congratulations on your upcoming nuptials! Hoping to see you both soon in New York City!

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