When you think of romantic places, cities like Paris probably come to mind. But New York is a pretty magical place when it comes to romance, and we don’t just mean Manhattan (though the Big Apple certainly qualifies). If you’re ready to surprise your special someone with a trip for two, look no further than the Empire State.
Whether you plan to stay in the heart of New York City or you prefer a country getaway, you’ll have a much better experience if you rent a car. Not only will you and your sweetie be entirely on your own schedule, but you’ll be able to explore the area you stay in at a moment’s notice. Think of all the hidden gems you can find with your New York luxury car rental… hiking trails, restaurants, day spas, theaters, anything you can think of. Look up New York car rental specials so you can get the best deal.
Once your chariot has been reserved, all that remains is deciding to find the perfect hotel, resort or bed and breakfast to visit with your other half. And rest assured, you’ll definitely have your share of charming options.
Here are 10 suggestions for romantic getaway destinations in New York
The Maidstone, East Hampton
Who hasn’t dreamt of a perfect romantic getaway in The Hamptons? The Maidstone has created an eclectic place for couples to enjoy. The hotel is designed to make you feel welcomed and has a “Scandinavian cozy” theme you’ll love. You and your partner can enjoy comfortable bedding, aromatherapy, an in-room French press and complimentary champagne as well as free yoga, beach parking and a library. The onsite restaurant, The Living Room, is delightful. Call 631-324-5006 to book.
Mount Merino Manor Bed and Breakfast, Hudson
With stone pillars throughout the Victorian home and multiple fireplaces, the Mount Merino Manor seems more like a castle than a bed and breakfast. But this place is anything but stuffy… couples enjoy charming and relaxing vacations here. The seven luxurious suites feature whirlpool tubs, candlelit fireplaces and individualized decor. Wrap yourself in a plush robe, take a sea salt bath and enjoy your evening. In the morning, you and your mate will be treated you a full breakfast in the dining area.
The Inn at Erlowest, Lake George
The Inn at Erlowest is a turn-of-the-century Queen Anne stone castle, and it’s incredible. Located in the Adirondack Mountains on the tranquil Lake George, this sanctuary has ten guest rooms that have been restored and decked out with antiques from the early 1900s. You’ll be treated to complimentary champagne when you arrive, and you and your sweetie will have access to plenty of modern amenities like free WiFi and flatscreen TVs.
The Inn at Green River, Hillsdale
This historic farmhouse dates back to 1830 and features seven guest rooms with features like whirlpool tubs, two person showers and fireplaces. Each room has a slightly different layout and slightly different amenities. Guests can stroll through the peaceful gardens or sit on the lush green lawns. In the morning, a delicious and healthy breakfast is served.
The Plaza, Midtown West, New York City
There are times when nothing but Manhattan will do. When the urge for romance in the City That Never Sleeps strikes, book a suite at New York’s most iconic hotel. The Plaza is synonymous with New York elegance, and you and your sweetie will be spoiled by 24 hour service from the concierge, room service and butler. Cozy horse-drawn carriage rides through Central Park are available right outside your door, but we recommend driving up in a New York Mercedes for rent when you check in.
The Greenwich Hotel, TriBeCa, New York City
For a slightly more “boutique hotel” experience in the city, head to the Greenwich Hotel for your romantic getaway. This 88 room space feels like a peaceful oasis in the middle of the vibrant city. It has a tranquil plant-filled courtyard, an underground lantern-lit pool perfect for taking an evening swim, and a luxurious Shibui spa to help you relax.
High Peaks Resort, Lake Placid
The High Peaks Resort was rated one of the best honeymoon resorts on TripAdvisor. It’s got all the amenities you’d hope to see in a high end destination hotel, like a fitness center, pools and a day spa. The four onsite dining establishments range from casual to elegant and ensure you don’t even have to leave the property during your stay.
Montauk Manor, Montauk
As a condominium resort, you actually have the opportunity to buy a home here… but it’s much more inexpensive to stay with your other half for a weekend. The building is a national landmark that has been lovingly restored and now includes 140 condos, a private tennis club, indoor and outdoor pools and complete hotel services like housekeeping.
Akwaaba Mansion, Brooklyn
Located just 20 minutes outside of Manhattan, this 1860s landmark mansion has been meticulously restored, and it’s absolutely beautiful. You and your significant other can enjoy a quiet stay in a historic neighborhood rich in culture, not to mention the Southern breakfast served in the dining room each morning. Onsite couple’s massages are also available.
Batcheller Mansion Inn Bed and Breakfast, Saratoga Springs
Looking for a romantic vacation that’s also affordable? Rates here start at just $151, and you’ll certainly get your money’s worth. Each room in the inn has beautiful period finishings, high speed internet and plush robes for you and your sweetie to use. This place definitely combines old world elegance and modern amenities.