3. Sutton Place Park

Neighborhood: Midtown East
AddressE. River bet.ween E. 56 St. and E. 57 St.
Website: nycgovparks.org

Sutton Place Park would be a nearly-undisclosed romantic location if it weren't for Woody Allen. But thankfully, even though the small, wrought-iron enclosed courtyard appears in Allen's masterful Manhattan, the spot is still a secret. This hard-to-find alcove of tranquility (which is bookended by a private street and chic Sutton Place townhouses) is often left empty, making it ideal for secluded viewing of the Queensboro Bridge and the icy East River.