As the cliche goes, there’s always something to do in New York.  As the backdrop for no shortage of romantic films, it’s joined the ranks of Paris and Rome for a romantic weekend getaway.  With Valentine’s Day coming up, here are some great ways to play up that romantic side of New York this winter, based off of an article that I found online:

Empire State Rooftop: The observation deck on the 86th floor of the Empire State Building has been immortalized as one of the most romantic sWinter in Central Parkpots in New York.  Each Valentine’s Day, 14 couples are selected to get married there.  Not surprisingly, it’s a spot with plenty of people, so plan enough time to really take in the sights.  To save time waiting in line, you can buy your tickets online, and an express pass will let you bypass the elevator line as well.

Ice skating: While Rockefeller Center has the most well-known ice skating rink, it’s always packed with young couples.  If you don’t want to stay in line for too long, you can try for Bryant Park’s Winter Village or Central Park’s Wollman Rink.

Central Park: Central Park is one of those places that’s beautiful all year round, and winter, when the snow has just fallen, is no exception.  Bridges, fountains and scenic paths make for a beautiful winter wonderland to bring your sweetheart.  If it gets too cold, you can warm up at Tavern on the Green or the Loeb Boathouse lakeside restaurant.

Dinner and a show: A classic mainstay of New York: dinner at a nice restaurant, followed by a hit Broadway show.  A lot of restaurants in the theater district have dinner/theater deals.  In regards to the show, you can reserve tickets online at or visit the TKTS booth in the heart of Times Square.

Visit a museum: The museum circuit in New York has got something for just about everybody: the Met for classic art, the New York Historical Society for history, The Museum of the Moving Image for film buffs, the Museum of Natural History for dinosaur fans, and the Moma for modern art nuts, just to name a few.

Drink: Not all bars in New York are equally romantic, but there’s something for everybody, and the more romantic bars are hard to beat.  One of the best is in the restaurant One If By Land, Two If By Sea, located in the heart of Greenwich Village in an old carriage house.