There are about as many ways to describe New York as there are things to do in this sprawling mega-city. For some, it’s a chic playground with exceptional shopping, museums and dining. For others, New York is a kaleidoscope of culture and architecture, from the immaculately-designed Guggenheim to the soaring Empire State building and flashing neons of Times Square. One thing that all can agree upon is that it certainly lives up to its reputation as the city that never sleeps and will leave you breathless with its endless, romantic possibilities.
Same-sex marriage was legalized in New York in July 2011. Couples looking to marry in New York must show proper identification (e.g. license or passport) and fill out a marriage license application. Divorce and death decrees may be required if applicable. For additional details, check with your Certified Destination Wedding Specialist.
Travel Documents, Language & Currency
Passports are not needed for citizens of the US. For Canadian travelers, visit travel.gc.ca for relevant travel information.
The official language of New York is English.
The US dollar is the official currency of the United States.
Climate & Beaches
New York is in a humid subtropical climate zone and is subject to variable changes in weather throughout the seasons. Summer temperatures average around 74 degrees F, while winter temperatures average around 32 degrees F.
There are a number of beaches on the outskirts of New York City, including numerous beaches on Long Island, Staten Island and Coney Island that are a short trip from the city.
Activities & Tourist Attractions
New York has always been a city for dreamers, but it’s also the ultimate lover’s playground. From shopping on the famed Fifth Avenue to taking in a Broadway play or strolling Central Park on a Saturday afternoon, New York will dazzle with its sophisticated slice of city life. Aside from its must-see icons (the Empire State! The Met! The Brooklyn Bridge!), New York is known for its exceptional and luxurious amenities.
With unmatched restaurants and nightlife, an impressive see-and-be-seen crowd comes dressed to impress at any of the Michelin-starred restaurants, swanky lounges, dens and cabarets.
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