PLANNING THE PERFECT NYC ANNIVERSARY

anniversary ideas in nyc Your anniversary is one of the most special days of the year. It's the perfect opportunity to show your significant other how much they mean to you. As a New Yorker, you're in luck: there is an abundance of locales and activities made for celebrating an anniversary. Here are our picks for a New York anniversary that's sure to live up to its hype.

HELICOPTER RIDE

Even a native New Yorker can appreciate the Manhattan skyline. Why not see it from a new vantage point? Chances are, you and your husband or wife haven't taken a helicopter tour over Manhattan. Liberty Helicopters and New York Helicopter offer a variety of tours to choose from. There's nothing like seeing the city from up above. A New York helicopter tour is sure to be an anniversary you'll remember for years to come.

LIMOUSINE RIDE

A limousine ride around the city is another fantastic way to enjoy the sights and sounds of NYC with your dearest, and staying on the ground means there’s no chance that a fear of heights will make anyone’s stomach turn. A Manhattan limousine tour is a quintessential anniversary experience that oozes romance and luxury. You can even book a reservation with a transportation provider that lets you bring your own champagne. Finding the perfect 5-star restaurant seems much less important when you’re being driven around the city in the lap of luxury.

BOAT RIDE

Another memorable anniversary date idea is a boat ride around Manhattan. You'll get to admire the skyline while floating on the Hudson River. Classic Harbor Line and Spirit Cruises each offer private charters, as well as a variety of ticketed cruises, for you and your sweetheart to enjoy.

ROOFTOP SIGHTS

The Top of the Rock at Rockefeller Center offers a breathtaking view of Manhattan's skyline, as well as an exquisite fine dining experience at the world famous Pulse Restaurant & Bar. The view from Rockefeller Center is one of the most recognizable views in Manhattan. You could also head to the tip of Manhattan to visit the One World Observatory in the newly erected Freedom Tower for panoramic views in every direction.

WHERE TO STAY

Finding a romantic place to lay your heads after your night of anniversary festivities is almost as important as the festivities themselves. New York City hotels cater to the romantic whims every anniversary demands. The St. Regis Hotel in Midtown Manhattan is a timeless destination for an anniversary, full of the history and opulence of old New York. Or, you could stay in a trendy hotel like The Standard in the East Village or The Mercer in SoHo. Make your anniversary celebrations more special by booking luxury transportation with Executive Limousine. Contact Executive today to learn more about our services or request a free quote -- no strings attached. *Editor's Note: This article was originally published in December 2012 and has since been updated to reflect the most accurate information.