New York promises those visiting in early July guaranteed ‘fireworks’, with Macy’s annual Fourth of July fireworks display over the Hudson River. While thrill-seeking couples can also head to Coney Island for a fun and original summer date at Luna Park Amusement Park - home to an historical, 85 year old rollercoaster that’s still in use! Once hearts have stopped racing, why not visit Central Park and enjoy an open-top, horse-drawn carriage ride for two?
As well as offering an endless choice of bars and clubs, New York provides a plethora of gastronomic experiences that go beyond the standard ‘dinner and a movie’ date. From Michelin-starred restaurants to all-American diners, there are options on every block. Foodies wanting to dine alfresco can head to Rockaway Beach Club on Queen’s, which offers all the makings of a seaside picnic within a stone’s throw of the water. Or why not simply share a sandwich and take in the view of the city on the High Line – a park elevated above the streets on Manhattan’s West Side.
What’s more, underground cinema company Rooftop Films hosts pop-up movies at outdoor venues across the city. Love junkies can catch new indie flick, Love Story, which is being screened at the Open Road Rooftop on the Lower East Side on 17 August. Set in New York itself, this flirty, quirky film documents the delight of falling in love in the city in summer.
Cheap, chic and ideal for couples, nyma, the new york manhattan hotel offers stays in July and August from $194.99 per room, per night (£63 per person based on two sharing). Situated on 32nd Street, the hotel offers complimentary wi-fi, continental breakfast, national calls and a fitness suite.
To book, call freephone 0808 178 6363 or visit www.thenewyorkmanhattanhotel.co.uk. Flights with DialAFlight to JFK this summer start from £552.
Or see wedding providers in New York here.