Post # 1
I am 21 weeks pregnancy with our first baby (yay!). Our 4th wedding anniversary was in January and we didn’t do anything to celebrate because we were exhausted from the holidays. We have been talking about taking an overnight trip to NYC in the next few weeks as a combined anniversary/valentines day/babymoon thing. We live in Connecticut, so it’s inexpensive to get there and won’t take very long.
Do you have any suggestions for things we could do or places we could go? We have done a lot of the touristy things (empire state building, the Met, tour of 30 Rock, etc), so I am more interested in relaxing and romantic things (preferably that aren’t too expensive).
Post # 3
Depends – will it still be snowing in NYC when you go? lol – I only ask because we visited in September, and my favourite thing that we did was walk the Highline. It’s an incredible (and romantic) walk through Chelsea (I think) on an old decommissioned elevated train line. It was awesome – there’s public art, lots of places to sit and look out at the City. But perhaps not so fun with tons o’ snow around!
Post # 4
Congrats on baby and anniversary! I think most of the romantic places in NYC are outdoors, which could be difficult in the current weather. It depends on your tollerance for the cold! I agree the highline is amazing for strolling. I would also highly sugguest walking over the Brooklyn Bridge and then heaing over to the Brooklyn Heights promenade to check out the views of lower Manhattan. You can stroll around Brooklyn Heights admiring the very old and beautiful brownstones and then go into a restuarant to warm up and get some food.
Museums are always fun and I consider the larger rooms in the Met to be beautiful and romantic, but there will be lots of people if its super cold. Admission is sugguested so technically you can pay $1 for the two of you, so i do think its a great option. I would also look into some off broadway theatre in the village if you like that sort of thing or some comedey.
Also, check out the various lists of most popular things to do on Time Out NY’s website for lots of ideas on winter activities, free activities, ect.
Have a great time!
Post # 5
Hmm… Central Park carriage ride???
Post # 6
For a none touristy day, I’d DEFINITELY walk the high line!! Its pretty romantic (that’s where my DH proposed!)
The museums are definitely great pre-baby, when you have time to admire everything. My fav are the natural history museum and the met.
Check out Eataly & Chelsea Market! Yummy food!
Maybe see a show? Definitely a great pre-baby thing. Book of mormon is hysterical, if you want something ‘romantic’ i love phantom of the opera – alway a classic!
Post # 7
This is still a little tourist-y, but not the normal tourist-y. My boss told me about an food tour he took of new york, where they took him to different neighborhoods to try cuisine at various local restaurants (found the only place where he likes pickles!). Depending on how you’ve been with eating and food, something like that may be interesting.
Post # 8
Thanks for your responses! I will see if there is a museum we haven’t seen.
It turns out it is broadway week through next weekend, and we were able to find some pretty decent tickets to the Pantom of the Opera for half price! Based on that it looks like we will be spending next Friday and Saturday in the city. It’ll be cold, but it looks like we will be missing the snow.
I’m excited! It may be a tiny trip, but it’ll be so nice to get away and celebrate being a couple before baby makes three!
Post # 9
Oh, I just realized that the superbowl is in NY next Sunday (Feb 2). My office just issued an advisory that there will be numerous events leading up to the superbowl, which will cause traffic and increased security thorughout midtown. I assume Saturday will be very busy in NY so please please keep that in mind if you plan to drive and also just for ease of moving around the city, especailly by Broadway. Below is some of hte helpful info.
BTW, Phantom is AMAZING and deifnitely very romantic 🙂 Have a great time!
Street Closures, Car Service and Security
- Broadway will be closed from 34th to 47th Street starting January 26th through February 2nd.
- All cross streets are expected to remain open with the exception of 41st Street.
- 41st Street from 6th to 7th Avenue will be closed from 9:00 a.m. until midnight.
- There will be heightened security especially in and around the Penn Station area and throughout mid-town.
- The NYPD has advised that because of heightened security there may be delays on mass transit and gridlock throughout the Midtown area.
- Train service in and out Penn Station may be affected because of the heightened security.
Post # 10
@BkLegalBee: Oh no! DH and I are not sports people, so it never even occurred to us! Thanks for copying that information over… maybe we will need to plan our little trip a little more than we originally intended!