Jessica Mousseau is a copywriter & copy editor from the United States. Her work can be viewed at: www.jessicamousseau.com.
Published April 14th 2011
New York has some many things to offer couples and they vary from the thrilling to the relaxing.
For the adventuresome couple, take a ride around New York Harbor on "The Beast". This cruise is a roller coaster, water ride and high speed cruise all in one. In 30 minutes you will be entertained with loud, fast music and comedy by the captains. A stop at the Statue of Liberty will allow you to catch your breath as well as take some pictures. This boat is located on the Hudson River in midtown Manhattan.
A relaxing dinner cruise along the Hudson River gives couples quiet time to enjoy an elegant four course meal while viewing Manhattan at night. Sailing down the Hudson and up the East River you will pass under the Brooklyn Bridge and catch a glimpse of the United Nations Building. On the return journey, you pass the Statue of Liberty and see the Empire State Building lit up at night.
Visiting a market while in New York can be a good chance for a couple to get a feel for a different side of New York. Many of the markets provide produce for some of the best restaurants in the city. At the Union Square Market there are food tasting events, cooking demonstrations as well as all sorts of produce, fish and meats.
For the young professional couple a trip to The Federal Reserve Bank will provide a chance for you to see the working of the banking industry. Also you can tour the vault that houses international gold – all located five stores below the street of Manhattan.
New York City parks offer relaxing walking and biking trails that let you return to nature right in the midst of a bustling city. Van Cortlandt Park has a trail that was once an aqueduct used to supply the city with water from a local dam during the 1800s and another trail is an old railroad that ran in the park in the 1980s. Birds, wildlife and plants are all plentiful in the parks and there are even salt marshes in some of the parks.