For serenity, relaxation, and the chance to connect with your partner and nature, look no further than a romantic getaway in New York. From Long Island to Upstate New York, you can enjoy the gorgeous sight of the changing leaves in fall, the cozy warmth a mountain fireplace offers in winter, the budding excitement of spring, and of course the rivers, lakes, and coast in summer.
Explore the wider state with romantic getaways in New York
Upstate is the perfect destination for a weekend getaway in New York, ideal for couples looking to escape the day-to-day grind and enjoy the majesty of the great outdoors. Ithaca is located in the heart of the Finger Lakes, to the south of Cayuga, where you can swim, boat, fish, or simply enjoy the view. Just three miles south of Ithaca, you can visit the Buttermilk Falls State Park for a hike on one of many trails. See 10 beautiful waterfalls cascade through the 3/4-mile gorge, and even take a swim at their base. You can also take the short trip to the Cornell Botanic Gardens to explore 200 acres of flowers and plants from around the world. For foodies looking for romantic getaways in New York, several restaurants with deep connections to the community offer farm-to-table, locally sourced menus.
Travelers looking for a chic ambiance will appreciate the wineries, fine-dining, and seaside historical charm of Sag Harbor. Although the town is located on Long Island – just under 100 miles from Brooklyn – you'll feel as if you've traveled light years away from life in one of the world's most bustling cities. The small port village is home to many locally-owned and operated stores, historical museums, and restaurants with breathtaking views of the harbor and delicious, freshly-caught seafood. Long Island is home to over 42 wineries, perfect for day-trips on romantic weekend getaways in New York.