One Couple’s Honeymoon in New York City

Jeff and Rem recount their weeklong stay in the Big Apple.
by Rachel Sylvester
Newlyweds in New York City for honeymoon
Kimberly in New York City for Flytographer

Honeymoon at a Glance

Time of Year: October

Budget: $7,500

Length of Trip: 6 days

Travel Time: 6-hour flight from San Francisco to Newark

Map it: A red-eye and a train ride were all it took to transport Jeff and Rem to Manhattan for their weeklong urban vacation.

Book it: Hotel: The Library Hotel; breakfast: Ellen's Stardust Diner; dinner: Per Se; Broadway: Aladdin, If/Then, Kinky Boots

New York City map illustration
Putri Febriana

Must-See Sights 

Jeff (above, lef) and Rem spent their time in the Big Apple soaking up the sights from the top of the Empire State Building, strolling through museums, and touring Ellis Island, the Statue of Liberty and the Hudson River via a dinner cruise. “We also visited Carlo’s Bakery way too many times,” Jeff says of trips to the sweet shop made famous by TLC’s Cake Boss. Additional sights included a trip to the TODAY show set, Central Park, Ellen’s Stardust Diner, Per Se and The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Honeymoon Highlight 

As a way to thank the friends and family members who contributed to their honeymoon fund, the newlyweds created custom cards that expressed their gratitude for each wedding guest. “For every activity Rem and I did together, we took selfies with a card and posted them on social media,” Jeff says.

Worth the Splurge 

“I thought we could get away with taking pictures on our cell phones, but the images that Flytographer caught were incredible,” Jeff says of booking the photography service to snap a few photos of him and Rem in Central Park. “It seemed like an extravagance, but Flytographer captured an extremely beautiful moment in our lives that we’ll never forget.”

Travel Tip 

A reservation is necessary almost everywhere you go in Manhattan, so book ahead for brunch, tours and Broadway shows. “We had prearranged activities planned but also set aside time to unwind with a few books at our hotel,” Jeff says.


See more photos of their New York City honeymoon, below!

New York City skyline from East River
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Art exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum of Arts
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Cannolis from Carlo's Bakery
Carlos Bakery
Changing colors in Central Park in New York City
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Richard Rodgers Theatre in New York City
Alamy

Still deciding where to go for your honeymoon? Read more about this once-in-a-lifetime trip here

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