Nothing says romance like a Valentine’s Day in NYC. In fact, the “city that never sleeps” has an endless supply of fun activities you can cherish with your love.
Forget the dinner, flowers, and bowtie. Discover unique New York City date ideas that will make a lasting impression on both of you. Make Valentine’s Day 2019 incredible by serving up something your date will least expect. Here are some perfectly curated date night ideas for you try this year!
1. Cruise around the City
Take a romantic dinner cruise around NYC and see the best the Manhattan skyline has to offer. You’ll see fireworks on the Hudson River in this three-hour cruise on a luxury yacht. This special date includes a four-course dinner, private table with a single red rose, and sparkling wine. Dance the night away against the beautiful backdrop of the Statue of Liberty, Brooklyn Bridge, and more. You will be awestruck and dazzled by a perfect evening on the water.
2. Valentine’s Day comedy shows
If you and your date would rather laugh the night away with an energetic crowd, then consider stopping by one of NYC’s premier comedy clubs. Gotham Comedy Club offers a Valentine’s Day package that includes a bottle of champagne or open bar, a shareable dessert, and a single rose. Caroline’s on Broadway presents “My Funny Valentine,” which includes a side-splitting lineup of some of the best comedians out there. Sharing in laughter is one of the best couples activities in NYC no matter what time of year!
3. Love in Times Square
Celebrate Valentine’s Day in NYC at the Love in Times Square event. This amazing opportunity brings people of all shapes, sizes, and backgrounds together to declare their love for one another. This event helps people organize surprise proposals, vow renewals, and even weddings. It takes place at the Crossroads of the World in Times Square. So if you’re interested in more than just a date on Valentine’s Day, make sure you sign up for this event.
4. Valentine’s Day Champagne gala
Sip on Champagne and learn about the history of sparkling wine at the Institute of Culinary Education. The institute’s resident sommelier will offer tasty hor d’oeuvres while taking you through a select group of wines for you to taste at your leisure. The class culminates in a tasting of the renowned cuvée Champagne followed by a buffet of luxury foods. It’s one of the most sparkling Valentine’s Day ideas in NYC that we can think of!
5. A Very Broadway Valentine’s Day at Feinstein’s/54 Below
Tune in for a night highlighting the best of romantic songs from Broadway at Feinstein’s/54 Below, including a delicious dinner from Chef Lynn Bound. This Very Broadway evening is filled with love, hilarious romances, and Broadway’s most romantic tunes. For music lovers, this is one date night you won’t want to miss.
6. Decadent Valentine’s Day cheese tasting at Murray’s Cheese
Whoever said being cheesy was a bad thing? Enjoy a high-end cheese tasting, alongside champagne, foie gras, truffles, and caviar during a luxurious tasting event. Murray’s Cheese Shop is offering this unique Valentine’s Day treat where couples can learn all about great champagne and even greater cheese!
7. Rom-com walking tour
One of the best things to do on Valentine’s Day in NYC is to take a stroll through popular movie and TV show set locations. The Central Park Movie and TV Tour offers a 90-minute, self-guided walking tour that showcases 11 famous stops from your favorite romantic comedy movies. Visit sets from When Harry Met Sally, You’ve Got Mail, Serendipity, Breakfast at Tiffany’s, Sex and the City, and more.
Valentine’s Day in NYC should be anything but typical. Whether you choose to do something out of the box, like this history of chocolate tour or stick to something more traditional, don’t let this February 14 be uneventful. Make it memorable and show your date how special they are by taking them on a one-of-a-kind experience in the Big Apple. If you’re interested in making the most out of your Valentine’s Day in NYC, contact us today. Our local tour guides are happy to show you around!