Romantic Parks Spots

A couple kiss under the trees in the Conservatory Garden in Central Park

Although New York City is filled with extraordinary dining and extravagant gifts, our natural settings still reign supreme as romantic spots. In any given park, you will often find New Yorkers hand-in-hand (or, sometimes, lip-to-lip). Read on for some of New York City’s most romantic spots.


Van Cortlandt Park
Take a leisurely walk around the lake or hike the John Muir Nature Trail in this woodsy paradise.

Wave Hill
Watch the sun set over the Palisades or visit one of the most impressive arboretums in New York City.

Orchard Beach
A romantic walk on the rocky shoreline of Hunter Island will transport you to the coast of Old New England.

Bronx Park
Watch the spectacular waterfall on New York City’s only freshwater river, Bronx River.

Orchard Beach in Pelham Bay Park offers a romantic spot for a lovers’ stroll.


Brooklyn Bridge Park
Watch the sun set over Manhattan as the East River glistens before you.

Lullwater Bridge, Prospect Park
The waterfall and boathouse make the perfect setting for romance.

Fulton Park
Stroll through the great trees in this treasured neighborhood park.

Sunset Park
Eagle-eye views of Manhattan, Staten Island, New Jersey, and the Statue of Liberty will make you feel like you’re on top of the world.

The Lullwater Bridge in Prospect Park is a popular photo shoot spot for cuddly couples.


Heather Garden, Fort Tryon Park
This picturesque garden offers spectacular views of the Palisades in all seasons.

The Battery
Take in unparalleled views as seagulls fly, the waves lap, and the sun sets over Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty.

Madison Square Park
Enjoy world-class outdoor art in this historic park right in the heart of Manhattan.

Carl Schurz Park
Cuddle up on the benches behind the grand Gracie Mansion.

Lovebirds can lose themselves in the misty Heather Garden at Fort Tryon Park and forget they’re in the city.


Fort Totten Park
Peer across the Long Island Sound through stately Civil War-era structures.

Astoria Park
Stroll the East River waterfront overlooking Roosevelt Island and the awesome Manhattan skyline.

Baisley Pond Park
Sit and relax under the gazebo and gaze out at the fabled gigantic lily pads resting on the pond.

Kissena Park
Weeping willows set the mood around the beautiful lake.

Hold hands as you invent stories about passing strangers under Baisley Pond Park’s gazebo.

Staten Island

Alice Austen House
This Victorian garden will transport you to 19th century romance.

Willowbrook Park
Ride the carousel with your sweetheart and feel like a kid again.

Conference House Park
Stroll along the beach with your beloved while the sun shines, and enjoy views of the Raritan Bay from the romantically lit pavilion after the sun sets.

Clove Lakes Park
Row a boat ride on the lake while enjoying the beautiful park.

The sun rises over Alice Austen House and Park, illuminating its gorgeous grounds. Photo by Flint Gennari.
Photo by Flint Gennari

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