12 of the Most Romantic Things to Do Near New York City

couple enjoying a sunset near a romantic bed and breakfast near nycPlanning romantic getaways can be difficult.

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Any visit that includes options from our list of the most romantic things to do in NYC and nearby will be a win with your significant other. Our Greenwich bed and breakfast is one of the most romantic bed and breakfast near NYC. We’re also much easier to get to than those other romantic upstate NY bed and breakfasts.

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6 of the Most Romantic Things to Do Near NYC

Greenwich and nearby is a perfect location for quick romantic weekend getaways from NYC. Some romantic highlights for romantic weekends, or even date night ideas include:

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Our romantic Connecticut bed and breakfast is close to all the best things to do in Greenwich and Stamford, as well as most attractions in Westchester County and the Hudson River Valley.

Where to Stay at the Most Romantic Connecticut Bed and Breakfast Near NYC

Sackett Suite, a romantic Connecticut honeymoon suite with a jacuzzi style hot tub

The Sackett Suite, one of the most romantic suites in our Greenwich inn

There’s no question that the Stanton House Inn is the most romantic bed and breakfast near NYC. Just over the border in bucolic and elegant Greenwich, our bed and breakfast inn is the perfect spot to experience the area together.

A few of the romantic Connecticut suites perfect for your visit include:

  • The Brush Suite, an expansive and private suite, and the original master bedroom of the house. This room includes an antique clawfoot tub in the bathroom and beautiful views of the gardens.
  • The Sackett Suite, which offers beautiful views of the surrounding grounds as well as a hot tub in the room.

5 of the Most Romantic Things to Do in NYC

While planning a romantic Connecticut getaway, we highly recommend a visit (or more) to New York City. That is, if you’re not visiting us to escape daily life in NYC!

The Stanton House Inn is the perfect bed and breakfast outside NYC. It is close enough to easily take a day trip to the Big Apple. You’ll be sure to find countless romantic places and things to do in NYC so don’t miss out!

Grand Central Terminal in midtown Manhattan is only a 40-minute express ride from the Greenwich Train Station. The station is only a mile walk away from the Stanton House Inn, making us the best bed and breakfast near NYC. Avoid the stress of driving and travel by train into New York with all the commuters from Greenwich. A train ride is only about an hour from NYC to Greenwich, CT, or vice versa.

Then, enjoy a romantic day in New York with one of the best bed and breakfasts outside NYC as your pied-à-terre. Some of our favorite romantic things to do in NYC are listed below.

  1. brooklyn bridge in brooklyn, an hour away from a romantic bed and breakfast near nycDine at Romantic New York City Restaurants

There are so many restaurants in New York City that it’s said one can eat at a different one every day for 65 years without repeating! Of the many restaurants, some are world renowned for being the most romantic restaurants in New York City. Barbetta NYC is one of the oldest restaurants serving Italian in an area that knows how to prepare Italian exceptionally well. The Central Park Boathouse, meanwhile, offers exquisite food in exceptional surroundings on a lake in the middle of Central Park. Just across the Brooklyn bridge from Manhattan is the River Café. This landmark restaurant offers a New American menu and stunning views back at the Manhattan skyline.

2. Explore Central Park either on foot or from a carriage ride

During your romantic visit to New York City, one of the most iconic locations in the City. Central Park is:

  • one of the most filmed locations
  • the most visited urban park in the world
  • one of the most famous places to propose in New York City

central park, a romantic attraction near a romantic bed and breakfast near nycCentral Park is the most famous creation of Frank Law Olmstead. It features a wide variety of locations and smaller parks within the larger park for all sorts of activities. Wandering around the meandering paths of the park is one of the most romantic things to do in Central Park (besides proposing, of course). Be sure to experience:

Exploring Central Park is by far a favorite on the list of cheap romantic things to do in New York City.

3. Rockefeller Center

If you are looking for romantic things to do in New York City in the winter (especially around the Holidays), be sure to visit Rockefeller Center. This is the place to go to see the holiday tree and go ice-skating. If you come the rest of the year, Rockefeller Center is still a fantastic place to experience the pulse of the City. Be sure to see the Prometheus statue and other art situated throughout the Center.

statue of liberty at sunset, close to a romantic bed and breakfast near nyc4. Empire State Building

It may no longer be the tallest skyscraper in New York, or even the world, but the Empire State Building is definitely one of the most famous. A first-time visit to New York City wouldn’t be complete without seeing the view from the top of what many consider an American cultural icon.

 

5. Metropolitan Museum of Art

On the eastern edge of Central Park sits the Metropolitan Museum of Art, or “the Met” as it’s known locally. It is the largest art museum in America, and one of the largest in the world. It features extensive collections of:

  • Antiquities
  • American and modern art
  • African art
  • Asian art
  • Oceanic art
  • Islamic art
  • Byzantine art

Interiors of major examples of architecture are installed throughout the museum, including an ancient Egyptian temple.

the new york city skyline, a romantic thing to experience near a romantic bed and breakfast near nycThere are plenty more romantic things to do in New York City besides this abridged list, such as:

  • Seeing romantic Broadway shows
  • Taking Spirit Cruises around New York harbor
  • Visiting Lincoln Center
  • Walking along the High Line Garden

Even just finding fun things to do in New York City with your loved one can be enough to be romantic. But staying at one of the best bed and breakfasts near New York City can be pretty romantic, as well.

For many more NYC attractions, activities, events, restaurants, and things to do near NYC for couples or families, be sure to download our Connecticut Vacation Guide!