Honeymoons in New York
For true city lovers, a honeymoon in New York is just what the doctor ordered. New York City is one of the largest metropolises on the globe and has worldwide appeal for those who love the hustle and bustle, the great diversity of peoples and cultures gathered here, and the superlative scale of all that the city is comprised of. This city of 8 million souls started as a small trading post for European settlers and has since grown into one of the most important economic and financial centers of the world. Additionally, the city has a large number of cultural attractions and offers world class shopping and dining. When you take your honeymoon in New York, you can literally take your pick of what you’d like to do and see. There is so much on offer!
New York Overview
Central Park, with its many lawns and forest pathways is a placid, green oasis within the whirlwind of the Manhattan streets. If your honeymoon in New York calls from some time away from it all, this is where you should be. For those seeking cultural treasures, there are a host of museums and galleries, both large and small. Some of the most famous museums not to be missed are the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the smaller Guggenheim Museum, designed by the famous American architect Frank Lloyd Wright. Don’t forget to grab a local city guide on your honeymoon in New York as well, to help you pick out the best restaurants, theatres, and shopping options.
While on honeymoon in New York, no matter what the focus of your trip is, these are some attractions that you really must make time to see:
- Any visitor to New York should take a ride up to the viewing platform at the top of the Empire State Building. From this unique vantage point you’ll get a good view and feel for the layout of the city and how it is compressed within the confines of the island of Manhattan.
- Times Square is the contemporary heart of the city, were a host of shows and plays are performed daily and residents and visitors intermingle on its narrow sidewalks and various crosswalks.
For those who want to take a quick break from the busy streets of Manhattan, a ride on the ferry to the Statue of Liberty will be quite worthwhile. And the views of the majestic city skyline are amazing!
Key Facts for New York
Currency: US Dollar
Flight time: 6 hours from London
When to Honeymoon in New York
When to go:
New York City has a humid continental climate with warm to hot summers and cold winters. Due to its proximity to the ocean, temperatures don't tend to go much below freezing during winter. Temperatures in the summer can reach as high as 30 degrees Celsius in July, which is the hottest month of the year. A honeymoon in New York will be exciting and jam-packed full of discoveries no matter what time of year you plan it. There is plenty on offer throughout all seasons. Be sure to take seasonal fluctuations in weather into account, and pack accordingly for your honeymoon in New York.
Air France operates direct flights from Dublin to New York with a total flying time of just under 8 hours. Your honeymoon in New York is closer than you think!
Irish couples traveling to the United States do not require a visa to celebrate their honeymoon in New York. With a valid passport and a visa waiver, you’ll be able to stay for up to 90 days. The visa waiver application must be completed online at least 72 hours in advance of your departure if you plan on boarding your plane! This is mandatory. You can find the application at https://esta.cbp.dhs.gov, where it is also free of charge. As you might have guessed, being such a large and busy city, New York has a public transportation system that makes renting a car completely unnecessary.
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Getting Married in New York
If you dream of a wedding abroad but you’re just not looking to have a wedding on a tropical island then why not try getting married in New York.
Guaranteed to wow your guests, a wedding abroad in New York has so much to offer. With so many amazing monuments and stunning hotels, New York is overflowing with fabulous wedding venues to choose from. If you are looking for something a bit different then why not get married in Central Park which would give you amazing memories you would cherish forever and some beautiful wedding photographs.
With the buzzing New York atmosphere, you’re bound to have a wedding so exciting that your guests will be talking about it for years to come.
There are some legal aspects you will need to consider when getting married in New York.
You must wait 24 hours after obtaining a marriage licence to have the ceremony performed
You will need to apply for the marriage licence in person at the City or County Clerk's Office, this licence will be issued on the same day and is valid for 60 days
You must be 18 years of age to get married or 16 or 17 with parental consent
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