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The Most Romantic Ways to Welcome The New Year in New York

December 18, 2021
2021-12-18
Welcoming the New Year in New York City is defined by the Ball Drop at Times Square, parties all around and, of course, lots of fireworks. If there's one place that truly knows how to celebrate New Year's Eve with a bang, it's the Big Apple! But what if you just want you and your significant other to welcome the new year together? Not with crowds, not with fireworks; just you and your special someone. Is that even possible in New York? Yes! Believe it or not, there are plenty of romantic ways to celebrate New Year's Eve here!

The Most Romantic Ways to Welcome The New Year in New York


UPDATE: Due to the Omicron variant of Covid-19, many of the events listed in this article have been canceled. Please be advised.


Go to A Masquerade Party

You know a city is glamorous when it hosts masquerade parties on New Year's Eve. Masked balls and costume galas have long been part of New York City's holiday tradition. You can expect high society to be front and center on such occasions, and the best part is now, many of these fabulous events are open to the public. The most glamorous of them all is the annual New Year's Eve party at The McKittrick Hotel. Filled with well-dressed masked party-goers popping champagne, dancing all around, and having a ball, it's the definition of New York excess here! Can you imagine doing anything more romantic?
The Most Romantic Ways to Welcome The New Year in New York
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Escape to a Park

If you're not all that keen on partying on New Year's Eve and you simply want to spend the holiday with your special someone, you can always escape to the park. Since most of the city's hotspots and beloved tourist attractions are all busy with their own New Year's Eve events, New York's parks are often more peaceful at night. Of course, there are still some soirees and parties held here and there, but for the most part, you can easily sneak into a quiet corner into any of these parks—especially in the massive Central Park—and welcome the new year as quietly and intimately as possible.
The Most Romantic Ways to Welcome The New Year in New York
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Go on an Ice Skating Date

Admit it: holding hands while you ice skate is definitely romantic. Cheesy and cliche, sure, but very romantic nonetheless. It's even more so if you're not that good at ice skating and your partner is holding you up! Don't you just feel the butterflies in your stomach fluttering about? Moreover, the good thing here is that most of the other New Yorkers and tourists are probably busy having their own New Year's Eve celebrations to ice skate. There'll be fewer crowds in on the rink at this time!
The Most Romantic Ways to Welcome The New Year in New York
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Enjoy Dinner at a Luxury Hotel

Let's go back to New York's luxury hotels for a second. If you don't want to go to a party, you can always indulge in a delicious New Year's Eve feast instead. And there's nothing like dining in a five-star hotel to truly embrace the luxury of the city. There are tons you can go to in New York, ranging from the world-famous Plaza Hotel and The Four Seasons Hotel to The Mandarin Oriental New York and more. Each of them serves up their own delectable New Year's Eve menu complete with, of course, a fine selection of champagne! Dinner for two is all you need to welcome the new year!
The Most Romantic Ways to Welcome The New Year in New York
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Drink at a Bar

What if you just want to drink? Enjoy a feast to end the year is good and all, but sometimes, all you want is to drink. Pop open a bottle of champagne, mix up a nice cocktail, and all that stuff! Wouldn't be so romantic to drink with your significant other to your heart's content until the clock strikes twelve? It is if you go to any of New York's first-class bars and nightclubs. Especially the intimate lounges that are practically made for a hot date for two. Hotspots like the Thymes Bar, The Crown at Hotel 50 Bowery and more are the perfect places for this sort of silent yet sexy New Year's Eve celebration.
The Most Romantic Ways to Welcome The New Year in New York
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Celebrate with Other Couples

One of the best parts about living in New York is that you'll meet all sorts of people. Many of them would be couples such as yourself and your significant other. And in a place where socializing is king, wouldn't celebrating the New Year with other couples be the way to go? Enjoy a double date, hold a soiree, or even have a fun game night! There's so much you can do with other couples to welcome the new year. But then, if you're spending time with other people, how is this romantic? Well, getting to know other couples and their relationships might just help you strengthen yours in big and small ways!
The Most Romantic Ways to Welcome The New Year in New York
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Stay In and Watch a Movie

And finally, when all else fails, why not just stay home and watch a movie instead? There's nothing more romantic than spending quality time with your special someone within the comforts of your own home. But then, what's the point of celebrating New Year's Eve in New York if you're not going out? If it's your first time welcoming the new year in the Big Apple, then, by all means, go out there and have a ball! But if you've been living in the city for a long time now, there's bound to be a few years wherein you'd rather stay home and watch movies set in New York instead!
The Most Romantic Ways to Welcome The New Year in New York
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Although welcoming the new year in New York might not sound all that romantic, considering how busy the city can be during this holiday, but it can be if you plan your night right. You'd be surprised at how much you can do as a couple to celebrate the new year!

Spending quality time with each other in your New York luxury home is the pinnacle of a romantic New Year's Eve!




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