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Author: Danielle Lee

Danielle Lee is the Digital Editorial Coordinator of I LOVE NY. 

Two wine glasses about to clink with background view of Manhattan

There are many ways to find the perfect date night or romantic getaway in New York State—even when you’re staying at home. From selecting the type of food to eat or cook to planning an engaging activity, let New York help you create the perfect night in your own space. Choose a candlelit dinner, a movie date, a long-distance virtual meet-up (with a picturesque New York background), or make it a solo date night. Here is how to recreate a romantic New York getaway in the comfort of your home!    

a photo of the view of Algonquin Peak, Indian Pass from Adirondack LOJ Road

You'd be forgiven if you got lost in the gorgeous overlooks and natural beauty of a scenic drive. From Long Island's Gold Coast to the Finger Lakes wine region to the idyllic Catskills, New York offers renowned byways and roads that offer the perfect escape. You can get out and enjoy a drive while staying as local as possible, and keeping in mind that most nearby attractions are either temporarily closed or open with restrictions according to the reopening plan New York Forward. If you decide to take a walk or get outside of your vehicle, please remember to avoid crowded areas, to wear a mask or facial covering, and to maintain a six-foot distance from others.

Six Flags Great Escape & Splashwater Kingdom

Did you know that many of New York State's most exciting attractions are accessible by train? These eight attractions include all the transportation information you need to plan a trip, in most cases using only mass transit. Read on to learn more about how to take a train to attractions that are sure to provide fun-filled memories, whether you're looking for a day trip, weekend getaway, or even a longer vacation.