The 6 Most Romantic Date Ideas In New York City During The Holidays

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Want a romantic mini-vacation this holiday season? Or looking for the best place for a winter date night? Consider traveling over to New York City to experience everything it has to offer during the winter months.

NYC is one of the most well-known cities around the world, especially during the holiday seasons. The city becomes a magical, wonderland that is filled with holiday decoration and endless possibilities.

There is a reason many of the most iconic holiday movies are set in NYC — the city is full of Christmas cheer and spectacular lights this time of year. 


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The city has many iconic locations, however, there are some places that are not tourist spots that will have you and your partner feeling like you own the place and have you celebrating the season in style. 

Here are some of the top NYC spots to go visit to this holiday season.


1. Go ice skating at Rockefeller Center.

Rockefeller Center is probably one of the most iconic places at this time of year. Seeing the enormous Christmas tree being lit on your television screen does not compare to experiencing it in person. Actually going there, especially at night, is a breathtaking experience. If you do plan go at night, it will surely spark the romance between you and your partner! 

And don't forget to check out the ice skating rink in front of the tree!


2. Walk (or ride!) around beautiful Central Park.

Central Park is a great place to visit during Christmas time because of the horse-drawn carriage rides. Taking a carriage ride around the city is the definition of romantic, especially when it goes down Fifth Avenue. Seeing the Christmas decorations throughout the city and the buildings create a holiday memory that is difficult to top. You can also go ice skating in the middle of NYC at Wollman Rink where you can catch both locals and tourists having fun!


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3. Watch a show at Radio City Music Hall.

During the holiday season, Radio City hosts the Christmas Spectacular, where you will get to see up close the Rockettes. Known to have to lavish long legs that can kick higher than a football player, they put on a show that celebrates the spirit of Christmas in a way no others can.


4. Go window shopping at Union Square Holiday Market.

If you are looking for something unique and memorable to do during your time in New York City, stop by the holiday market in Union Square. The market  is the perfect place to get your souvenir! It is filled with unique pieces that will be a great addition in your place as well as make priceless presents for loved ones.

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5. Go Christmas light hunting in Dyker Heights in Brooklyn.

If you and your boo are feeling adventurous, head out to Brooklyn where you will see neighborhoods filled with holiday spirit. At night each of the homes in Dyker Heights is decorated with Christmas lights, wreaths, and everything Christmas. Although the area doesn't label the season as a competition, it might as well be! You can see how unique and different each house is from one another and admire all the effort the locals put into making their homes worth walking by. It truly looks like a winter wonderland!


6. Trot around Soho.

Hear me out. Soho is a place with a mixture of new and old. You'll find traditional cobblestone streets mixed with new modern buildings, along with decorations scattered up and down the blocks.

Have you ever wonder where your favorite fashion Instagram stars take their pictures in NYC? Soho is a great place to take a pictures for your photo album, and you'll certainly gain some followers on the 'gram thanks to the beautiful spots for photography.\


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Jonathan Mui is a writer who covers astrology, pop culture and relationship topics.