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If a honeymoon in the City of Dreams tickles your fancy you’ve come to the right place. Although it’s a popular destination and your bucket list probably has some of the same items on it as most tourists, there are a few hidden gems in the Big Apple that we are willing to share. There’s so much to discover in New York that will make you fall in love all over again!
What To See And Do:
1. The High Line
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Located on Manhattan’s West Side, you’ll find a rejuvenated historic freight rail line. The High Line has now been transformed into a public park elevated above the streets. It’s approximately 2.3 km long, giving you enough space to wander the landmarks as you go. Stroll hand in hand as you take in the views of the Hudson River and the city. Along the way you may come across some performances and art installations. These are all part of a plan for the park to showcase cultural attractions. There’s still more work to go on the High Line Spur which is set for completion December 2017.
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2. The Berlin Wall
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While you’re visiting New York why don’t you get a glimpse of Europe too. In 1989 the Berlin Wall was torn down and a few hundred pieces were sent all over the world. New York is now home to five of those pieces, all of which are on public display. You’ll find the pieces scattered throughout the city in the locations below:
1. The 520 Madison Avenue Berlin Wall – Midtown, Manhattan
2. The Kowsky Plaza Berlin Wall – Battery Park, Manhattan
3. The United Nations Berlin Wall – Murray Hill, Manhattan
4. Ripley’s Believe it or Not Berlin Wall – Times Square, Manhattan
5. The Intrepid Museum Berlin Wall – Hell’s Kitchen, Manhattan
Why not experience a bit of history on your romantic escape. See if you can tick all five off your list.
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3. The Met Cloisters
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To add to your European experience while in New York visit the Met Cloisters. The Met Cloisters is where you’ll find art, architecture and gardens celebrating medieval Europe. Be encapsulated by the magnificent arch ways and fall in love with more than 2000 artworks and architectural elements. The best part is when you purchase a ticket to enter, it is also valid for other branches of the museum including The Met Fifth Avenue and The Met Breuer.
Where To Eat:
1. One if by Land, Two if by Sea
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One of the most romantic spots you’ll find in the city is One if by Land, Two if by Sea. There are three spaces to choose from, the Constitution Room, the Main Dining Room and the Mezzanine, all of which use lighting to create the perfect scene. The restaurant is available for private functions and is known to host weddings throughout the year.
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The pictures are enough to persuade you to make a reservation and the menu will only have you wanting to go even more. There are two options for the menu a Three Course Prix Fixe and the Seven Course Chef Tasting. My mouth is watering for the rack of Colorado lamb with granny smith and potato gratin, braised leeks and sunchoke veloute, yum!
2. The River Café
What could be more romantic than getting a bite to eat while gazing over the New York skyline and the Statue of Liberty. This one may not be a secret to all, but for those of you visiting New York for the first time, this one needs to be on your list. Since 1977 The River Café has impressed locals and tourists from all around the world with their impressive menu.
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The River Café holds a high reputation and is known for producing the most world class chefs of any American Restaurant. They are known for the creation of the term ‘free range chicken.’ Having been featured in films, television programs and being recognised as bringing the most New Yorkers and tourists into Brooklyn (other than Coney Island), this is an experience not to be missed.
Where To Stay:
1. The London
For a honeymoon of luxury you will appreciate all that The London has to offer. Priding themselves on being the experts in modern travel, The London will have you feeling relaxed and on top of the world.
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If you want to splurge a little during your honeymoon, and by all means you should, the specially designed London Sky Suites by David Collins have a lot to offer. Located 50 stories above Manhattan and occupying two floors, is your private getaway. You’ll have views of Central Park or the Manhattan skyline that you’ll be able to take in from a bay window. The bath has been tiled with hand-cut designs and boasts complete luxury. If you don’t feel like soaking, try the double rain shower head – either way this retreat will have you not wanting to leave.
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The London is located in the perfect place to tick off some of those more common bucket list items. Located in the heart of Manhattan, you’ll find plenty of activities to fill your itinerary with. Visit Central Park, Times Square and treat yourself with something from the Tiffany & Co flagship store.
2. The Library Hotel
Are you imagining something a little different for your stay in New York? For something quirky try The Library Hotel. The rooms are adorned with books each exploring a topic within the category it belongs to.
The Love Room features the only private terrace with views of Madison Avenue, the New York Public Library and the city skyline.
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All rooms include continental buffet breakfast, wine and cheese in the Reading Room, WIFI and entry to the New York Sports Club. And with a selection of over 6,000 books, these are just a few things to help make your stay more comfortable.
Located in the midst of all the action, you’ll find the empire State Building, Central Park and plenty of other activities around to fill your time.
While ticking off the big ticket items in New York don’t forget to seek out the hidden gems and your own adventures. Wherever you go and whatever you see, this amazing city will have you falling in love and never wanting to leave.
Ms Chinoiserie Says: You’ll never tire of looking for hidden treasures in this vibrantly creative city; so many more reasons to fall in love with New York!
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