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The 10 Best Ways To Celebrate Valentine’s Day In NYC

Katherine Ripley Katherine Ripley

The 10 Best Ways To Celebrate Valentine’s Day In NYC

NYC is definitely one of the best places to be to celebrate Valentine’s Day. With no shortage of romantic activities, we put together a list of the best ones:

 

1. An Evening Cruise

[Goldstar]
[Goldstar]
You and bae can enjoy a relaxing happy hour cruise with fantastic views of the Manhattan skyline. Hornblower’s yacht has indoor areas where you can stay warm, and spiked hot cider will be served to keep you cozy. Tickets are only $15 on the Fever app.

 

2. Dinner At The River Cafe

[NY Daily News]
[NY Daily News]
The River Cafe in Brooklyn is known to be the most romantic restaurant in the entire city. If you can get a reservation, it will be the perfect Valentine’s Day date.

 

3. Wine And Chocolate Tasting

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[kev-shine/Flickr]
Nothing says Valentine’s Day like chocolate and wine. You could even take yourself to this if you don’t have a date. This swanky event includes samples of wine from around the world, decadent chocolate samples and live entertainment.

 

4. A Comedy Show

[Tim Green]
[Tim Green]
Maybe you and your special someone just want to have a good laugh together. This comedy show is called “Relationshit!” and it was written by two women struggling with bad relationships and family issues. But rest assured, it’s not depressing. It will make you laugh and make you reflect on the ways you’ve found companionship.

 

5. A Walk In The Park

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[gigi_nyc/Flickr]
If you’re on a budget, you don’t have to spend any money to celebrate this special day. Just take a stroll through one of these romantic places in the city. Or maybe you could watch the sunset at one of these romantic locations.

 

6. Ice Skating

[Young Sok Yun/Flickr]
[Young Sok Yun/Flickr]
This has the potential to be romantic if both of you are actually good at ice skating. Otherwise, it probably won’t look very graceful. But if you’re not a couple that’s concerned about keeping up appearances, ice skating can be the perfect romantic date.

 

7. The Lovers Ball

ballroom dancers
[Jeff/Flickr]
This is definitely not a G rated event. This collaboration between Might Get Weird and Medium Rare will put on display everything that is sultry, lusty, and seductive, from music to dance to aromas, and even a fire pit. Sounds like a wild ride.

 

8. Gatsby-Themed Cabaret

gatsby party

The Great Gatsby was not exactly a love story, but everyone loves a roaring 20s themed party. This one will have a live jazz band and cabaret performances, as well as cocktails and a variety of small plates and desserts. Two free drinks are included in the price of your ticket.

 

9. Visiting a Museum

[Peter Roan/Flickr]
[Peter Roan/Flickr]
Art museums in NYC can be quite romantic, and this can be a great date for a couple on a budget. If you want to making things more interesting, check out the Museum of Sex or the Museum of Feelings.

 

10. Erotic Painting Class

[True North Expressive Arts]
[True North Expressive Arts]
Perhaps you’d rather create the art yourselves. And in this class, you are the art. You stand under a blacklight and paint each other’s bodies with glow-in-the-dark paint. It’s a date unlike any you’ve ever had before.

 

Cover photo credit: Jason Mrachina/Flickr