New York City For Honeymooners

18 December 2013

Most people think your honeymoon should be spent sipping cocktails on a secluded beach, but more and more adventurous couples are choosing to broaden their newly wed experiences with new and exciting destinations. For our very own honeymoon in November we only had one place in mind... New York City.

When we first sat down to choose our honeymoon location we threw a number of destinations on the table but NYC came out on top as the perfect blend of sexy sophistication and glamour. You can dine in beautiful restaurants and enjoy luxurious spa treatments one day, and find yourself downtown eating a slice of New York style pizza and downing a beer the next.

It’s a honeymoon destination that appeals to both sexes. To keep my new husband happy, we went to a New York Knicks basketball game, and for me, I shopped my heart out and snapped up amazing deals from some of the world’s most reputable brands. The city that never sleeps is the perfect honeymoon destination for newlyweds keen to share some quality time together but prefer to jam pack their holidays with, adventure and fun. Here are my top tips for a New York City honeymoon.

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Take a Helicopter Ride

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A 15-minute helicopter ride with HeliNY offers travellers a bird’s eye view of one of the most stunning cities in the world. It adds a touch of luxury to your holiday as each state-of-the-art helicopter can only hold seven passengers and your pilot is your very own tour guide. It’s also a great way to get your bearings so book ahead and lock it in for the start of your trip.

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Dine on the river

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All honeymooners need at least one glamorous dinner and a cruise down the Hudson river is the perfect excuse. World Yacht at Pier 81 offers a 3hr dinner cruise starting from $105 per person which includes a four-course sit-down dinner at a private table. The boat sails down the Hudson, around Manhattan, under the world-famous Brooklyn Bridge and up close to the Statue of Liberty. As you sip champagne and dine on gourmet delights, the glimmering lights of the city are your backdrop as you cruise the river. And along the way, you’ll have the chance to get up close to Lady Liberty herself with the boat slowing down for photos by the Statue of Liberty. Truly breathtaking.

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Reserve your restaurants online

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New York’s fancy restaurant scene has one of the easiest reservations systems with a simple online booking engine called OpenTable attached to many popular restaurants for seamless and quick bookings. It pays to book ahead as most New Yorkers eat out every night.

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Stroll the streets

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New York City is perfect for people-watching and you never know who, or what, you might stumble across on your travels. We were lucky enough to walk straight past filming for the TV show The Carrie Diaries in the Meatpacking District.

Kellie Carty

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