Our natural settings reign supreme as romantic spots. In any given park, you will often find New Yorkers hand-in-hand (or, sometimes, lip-to-lip).
1. Van Cortlandt Park
NYC Parks: Take a leisurely walk around the lake or hike the John Muir Nature Trail in this woodsy paradise.
2. Wave Hill
NYC Parks: Watch the sun set over the Palisades or visit one of the most impressive arboretums in New York City.
3. Orchard Beach
NYC Parks: A romantic walk on the rocky shoreline of Hunter Island will transport you to the coast of Old New England.
4. Bronx Park
NYC Parks: Watch the spectacular waterfall on New York City’s only freshwater river, Bronx River.
5. Brooklyn Bridge Park
NYC Parks: Watch the sun set over Manhattan as the East River glistens before you.
6. Prospect Park
NYC Parks: The waterfall and boathouse near the Lullwater Bridge make the perfect setting for romance.
7. Fulton Park
NYC Parks: Stroll through the great trees in this treasured neighborhood park.
8. Sunset Park
NYC Parks: Eagle-eye views of Manhattan, Staten Island, New Jersey, and the Statue of Liberty will make you feel like you’re on top of the world.
9. Heather Garden
NYC Parks: This picturesque garden offers spectacular views of the Palisades in all seasons.
10. Battery Park
NYC Parks: Take in unparalleled views as seagulls fly, the waves lap, and the sun sets over Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty.
11. Madison Square Park
NYC Parks: Enjoy world-class outdoor art in this historic park right in the heart of Manhattan.
12. Carl Schurz Park
NYC Parks: Cuddle up on the benches behind the grand Gracie Mansion.
13. Fort Totten Park
NYC Parks: Peer across the Long Island Sound through stately Civil War-era structures.
14. Astoria Park
NYC Parks: Stroll the East River waterfront overlooking Roosevelt Island and the awesome Manhattan skyline.
15. Baisley Pond Park
NYC Parks: Sit and relax under the gazebo and gaze out at the fabled gigantic lily pads resting on the pond.
16. Kissena Park
NYC Parks: Weeping willows set the mood around the beautiful lake.
17. Alice Austen House
NYC Parks: This Victorian garden will transport you to 19th century romance.
18. Willowbrook Park
NYC Parks: Ride the carousel with your sweetheart and feel like a kid again.
19. Conference House Park
NYC Parks: Stroll along the beach with your beloved while the sun shines, and enjoy views of the Raritan Bay from the romantically lit pavilion after the sun sets.
20. Clove Lakes Park
NYC Parks: Row a boat ride on the lake while enjoying the beautiful park.
21. Francis Lewis Park
NYC Parks: Take in serene views of the Whitestone Bridge towering over the East River to the Bronx. Read more.
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