2. The High Line

Neighborhood: West Village
Address529 West 20th St.

The High Line is a relatively new addition to the city's romantic laundry list, thanks to the recent expansion of the ancient, above-ground railroad turned 22-block-stretch of urban bliss. The multi-million-dollar developments have made the High Line into a respite like no other, with as many art  installations lining the rusty rails and walkways as there are trees. But this elevated park is even more exciting in winter months, offering birds-eye views of the snow-drenched city below and supplying Blue Bottle coffee to keep your hands warm for the length of your stroll.