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Best Steamy Spots for Summer Romance in Brooklyn

A couple enjoys a romantic setting in the park.
A couple enjoys a romantic setting in the park.
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DNAinfo/Heather Holland

BROOKLYN — Brooklyn can be a steamy place if you know where to look. Whether a couple is seeking a romantic backdrop for a proposal, a confession or a passionate kiss, there’s a place for it here.

Lily Pool Terrace

PROSPECT HEIGHTS — Lily-encrusted pools and the Jenkins Fountain are two of many features that make the Lily Pool Terrace a perfect spot to whisper sweet nothings this summer. 

The terrace, located on the western side of the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, features nearly 100 varieties of hardy and tropical water lilies that make a stunning display of color every summer.

Reflect, snap a photo, or make a wish at the Jenkins Fountain, before strolling past the Perennial Border and the Annual Border, which line the west side of the pools. If you need a refuel, the Terrace Café is located just outside the terrace.

Brooklyn Botanic Garden is open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays, and is closed on Mondays. Price of admission is $10 for adults, $5 for seniors, $5 for students with valid ID, and free for children under age 12.

For more information, visit www.bbg.org/discover/gardens/lily_pool_terrace.

Louis Valentino Park and Pier

RED HOOK — The beach is a bit rocky, but Louis Valentino Park and Pier is worth the trip for an all-inclusive view of the city.

Follow the water onto the gravel beach to see spectacular views of the Statue of Liberty, Governors Island, the Manhattan skyline and Staten Island. For the more active pair, the pier is also home to a public boat launch that can be used for kayaking or canoeing.

Louis Valentino Park and Pier is located at the corner of Ferris and Coffee streets in Red Hook.

For more information, visit www.nycgovparks.org.

Sheepshead Footbridge

SHEEPSHEAD BAY — A walk across this quaint, aqua-colored footbridge will surely break the ice for any romantic occasion.

The Sheepshead Footbridge, also known as the Ocean Avenue Footbridge, is a gem among bridges in the city because it doesn’t allow cars to pass over it, which means couples can enjoy a quiet conversation in peace.

Looking out at the water, ducks, swans and fishing boats can be seen from the bridge, which runs from Sheepshead Bay at Emmons Avenue to Manhattan Beach, near Coney Island.

Sunset Park

SUNSET PARK — Looking for that boost of confidence before you confess your love to a special someone? This park offers you a chance to be on top of the world.

Sunset Park isn’t quite where you would expect to find love, but what makes this park unique is that it sits on top of a hill, and at its highest point provides almost an eagle-eye view of the Manhattan skyline and the Statue of Liberty.

For more information, visit www.nycgovparks.org.

Jane’s Carousel

BROOKLYN HEIGHTS — From the boardwalk to the carousel, Brooklyn Bridge Park is an ultimate destination for the love-struck couple.

The Empire Fulton Ferry park, home of Jane’s Carousel, is particularly a good spot for romance. The 4.5-acre waterfront park offers a beautiful view of the Manhattan skyline, a long stretch of boardwalk, and of course the carousel, which lights up at night.

The carousel runs from 11 a.m to 7 p.m. six days a week, and is closed on Tuesdays. Admission is $2 per person.

For more information, visit www.brooklynbridgepark.org/the-park/empire-fulton-ferry-open.

Lullwater Bridge and Fireflies

PROSPECT PARK — If the scenic views from the Lullwater Bridge in Prospect Park aren’t enough to set a heart aflutter, then the fireflies that begin to show their glow around this time of year will make up for it.

Lullwater Bridge in Prospect Park is located on the southeast end of the park, near the Audubon Center, and is a great setting to view fireflies, a spokesman for the Department of Parks and Recreation said. Plan your trip around warm evenings, as that is when fireflies are most likely to be flashing.

For more information, visit www.prospectpark.org.