City Center Getaway
The beauty of honeymooning in a city center is that you can do as much or as little as you’d like! Tour historical sites, go shopping, or just relax at a spa.
Known by many as the ‘city of lights,’ Paris is comprised of 20 arrondissements, or small villages. One of the biggest challenges here can be selecting a hotel! On the Right Bank sits the city’s grandest hotels, or if you cross the Seine to the Left Bank, you’ll find lots of historic charm.
The city is home to some of the finest museums in the world, including The Louvre, which is also a historic monument and the Musée d’Orsay, which features one of the largest Impressionist exhibits and is housed in a former rail station. But no trip to Paris is complete without a stop at the Eiffel Tower. Be sure to take a picture from the second floor, which offers stunning panoramic views of the city, before heading straight to the top. For an unforgettable dining experience, visit Le Jules Verne for dinner before leaving the tower. Other noteworthy restaurants include Spring, Le Meurice and Epicure.
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New York City
New York City lives up to its name as the city that never sleeps. Boasting award-winning cuisine from just about every corner of the world, Broadway shows, world-class shopping, sporting events, countless museums and more, it’s no wonder the Big Apple is a popular destination.
Perhaps one of the most iconic and romantic activities in New York City is the experience of a cozy horse-drawn carriage ride through beautiful Central Park. A selection of museums is also within close proximity, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, American Museum of Natural History and the Guggenheim Museum. Or, if performance art is of interest, honeymooners can head to the theater district and pick from a number of Broadway musicals and dramas. In the same area, travelers can spot the famous Times Square New Year’s Eve Ball, made entirely of Waterford Crystal. Fashionistas will appreciate the stores on Fifth Avenue and the surrounding streets. Located in the center of the city, the best shopping runs from midtown to 60th Street, and includes the finest domestic and international retailers in the world.
Every type of cuisine is yours for the taking in New York City. Grab lunch from one of the many food trucks for a taste of street food, or enjoy a casual bite at hot spots including Eataly and Shake Shack. Some more romantic options include One if By Land, Two if By Sea, Gramercy Tavern, Daniel or Aureole. Reservations are recommended.
New York official website
Venice is one of the world’s most romantic cities and is known as ‘La Serenissima,’ or ‘The Most Serene.’ In a place where everyone travels by boat, no honeymoon would be complete without a gondola ride on the Grand Canal, where you can learn about the palaces and churches that line it, or simply be serenaded. Visit Piazza San Marco, home to the Basilica di San Marco and be entertained by lively street performers and take a walk across the Rialto Bridge, one of many that link the city’s 100-plus small islands. For a day trip, consider a visit to Murano, renowned for its Venetian glass or Torcello, which boasts beautiful picnic spots for an intimate lunch.
The abundance of water in Venice provides some of the best seafood in Europe. Some noteworthy restaurants include Locanda Cipriani, Antiche Carampane, Osteria Alle Testiere and Antico Martini.