Here's a few ideas for the gents thinking about proposing on Valentine’s Day in New York City.
We've omitted the usual haunts: The Empire State Building, Rockefeller Plaza, The Boathouse in Central Park, The Statue of Liberty or The Brooklyn Bridge.
And decided to share five places that you probably haven't thought of– that are not only original, but romantic as well – and can be found in Lower Manhattan.
Take a look at the downtown locales that will give those dashing gents a space to pop the question in the best and most memorable way.
At 37 Wall St., Tiffany’s is the only ultimate luxury jeweler in the Lower Manhattan area. Ask the question and step inside the store to pick out whatever ring her heart desires. And let’s be honest, what girl doesn’t love Tiffany’s?
2. Marriage Bureau
Perhaps, for those in a hurry… Head over to 141 Worth St., pop the question and walk right in to fill out your paperwork. Open from 8:30 a.m.-3:45 p.m. Monday-Friday, the Marriage Bureau keeps its doors open for marriage licenses and ceremonies.
3. St. Paul’s Chapel/Trinity Church
St. Paul’s is Manhattan’s oldest building in continuous use. George Washington worshipped there and celebrated a Thanksgiving service there following his inauguration. Perhaps, an appeal to NYC history buffs; it’s classic, iconic, and a great backdrop for photos.
4. WFC Promenade
Along the Hudson River, the Promenade boasts a dazzling waterside view with the city lights twinkling behind you. After popping the question, round out the ultimate Valentine’s with a heart-shaped box of chocolates from Godiva and a bouquet of roses from the World Financial Center Florist (open 7:00a.m.-8:00p.m.)
5. The W Hotel
For those that enjoy the finer things in life, The W Hotel is a luxurious downtown space to sweep them off their feet. Top it off with a gourmet dinner and signature cocktails at the Living Room Bar and head up to one of the hotel’s many lavish suites.