If you’re looking for a romantic spot to smooch with your Valentine, keep this list handy. Snuggle with your sweetie on a Red Hook pier with views of the Statue of Liberty or cuddle fireside at a homey and rustic Carroll Gardens wine bar; there are many places to kiss in Brooklyn.
There is nothing sweeter than making out surrounded by flowers. If you find the garden a bit too chilly for your winter romance, head indoors to the garden’s Desert Pavilion, where it’s perpetually balmy and kiss by cacti from the American Southwest, Mexico, Peru, and other warm-weather locales.
Snag a bench on this historic promenade overlooking lower Manhattan. Continue your romantic stroll through the cobblestone streets of Brooklyn Heights. Be on the lookout, Brooklyn Heights is even home to a street named, Love Lane.
Maybe it’s me, but I can’t help but feel romantic when visiting a seaside town in the off-season. Bundle up and keep warm as you smooch on Coney Island’s iconic boardwalk overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. If your relationship survives until summer, you must sneak a summer kiss atop the Wonder Wheel.
Penguins mate for life. Imitate their eternal devotion as you kiss your beloved in the penguin exhibit at the New York Aquarium. If you have a more aggressive relationship or enjoy a little element of danger, consider making out near the shark tank.
Banksy once made a secret trip to Red Hook to draw a heart on the wall of a building. Although that marker of love is gone, you can still find romance in this edgy waterfront industrial section of Brooklyn. Kiss at this pier with views of the Statue of Liberty. Dream of summer romance as you share a piece of Key Lime Pie at Steve’s Authentic Key Lime Pie located steps from Valentino Pier.
Sit fireside at this Carroll Gardens wine bar that feels more like the bar at a ski lodge than a city one. Dine on their menu of small plate meals and a glass of wine and kiss by the fire. If you can’t score the coveted seat by the fireplace, you’ll still enjoy the ambiance at Black Mountain. If you want to spend the evening at other bars with a fireplace, check out these cozy spots.
You’re probably wondering why the Brooklyn Bridge isn’t on this list. Truthfully, although it’s a must-see tourist attraction, it gets rather crowded. If you enjoy smooching while dodging numerous selfie sticks, be sure to make out on the Brooklyn Bridge. However, if you want privacy and a more sophisticated make out fest, consider strolling through this scenic waterfront park with views of both the Brooklyn Bridge and Lower Manhattan. If you’re visiting in the warmer months, stop by Jane's Carousel and kiss as you ride this classic 1920’s carousel.
You might find cemeteries depressing, but on February 13th from 1pm-3pm, Green-Wood will host Love Immemorial. Listen to the president of the National Valentine Collectors Association will discuss the history of this romantic tradition. After the talk, there will be a trolley tour of the grounds, where they’ll highlight the cemetery’s most romantic monuments.
Order an Asian beer and snuggle at this rooftop bar in Downtown Brooklyn with stunning views. If you don’t have anybody to kiss, find someone at Kimoto’s Cupid is not Welcome Singles Night on Friday, February 12th.
After ice-skating at Lakeside, kiss over a cup of hot cocoa or find one of the many picture-perfect spots in this noted Brooklyn park to steal a kiss.