New York City is for lovers.
At least, we’re convinced that it is. This Valentine’s Day, do something that will swipe bae off their feet. We’ve listed out 10 unique ideas for you and your significant other to enjoy. Take a look!
1. Get the passion flowing at a dance class
What’s sexier than Tango? Take a spin around the dance floor with your partner and enjoy the romance of roses, sparkling cider and chocolate covered strawberries this Valentine’s Day. Not to mention the instruction of a professional dancer who will help heat things right up there on the dance floor. This class is for couples only so if you’ve got a lover, you can get your tickets here.
2. Head to the spa for a massage
City life takes a toll on us all and can even take a toll on our relationships. Treat yourself (or your beau) to a massage and unwind a bit. This is the ultimate stress-relieving treatment! You can get your ticket here, just be sure to call to make reservations ahead of time. Your body and your mind will thank you for it!
3. Go on a city-wide scavenger hunt for love
If you’re looking for something a bit more adventurous than the typical dinner and movie date, this could be the plan for you. Take your S.O. on a trip across the city searching for clues as you perform a series of mental and physical challenges along the way. Compete against other couples for the possibility of a $100 cash prize! You can find more information about the hunt and get your tickets here.
4. Spice things up at the Museum of Sex
Yes, there is a museum dedicated to sex and yes you need to go. Not only is it informative, but it’s pretty funny as well. With your ticket, you gain entrance to some of the museum’s “perky” interactive exhibits like the Bouncy Castle of Breasts. Take in fine art, artifacts, and all sorts of sexual ephemera on your visit there. ——————————————————————————————————–[Related: 14 Alternative Museums in NYC]
5. Connect with nature at this DIY Terrarium class
This class is a great way to spend some time with your significant other while also creating some DIY home decor for your future apartment together (too soon?). Sip on a nice glass of wine as you work together to create a little mini-world with the help of friendly and knowledgeable instructors. All the materials are included!
6. Sip on a glass of champagne at this champagne-only bar
If you’re a Valentine’s Day purist, this idea might be just what you’re looking for. Think, champagne, chocolates, strawberries and even cavier at one of NYC’s most lux locales. With your ticket to this event, you’ll gain entrance to an intimate evening at Flute Lounge. Depending on which tier of ticket you choose, you’ll be entitled to either a plate of delicious smoked salmon to share or Caviar Petrossian and assorted chocolates. This night will be one for the memory books.
7. Indulge in some rich chocolates and wine
Unlimited chocolate and wine is the key to a girl’s (aka my) heart! This event hosted at Grand Central is a chocoholic’s dream come true so whether you’re riding solo or are in a relationship with a chocolate addict, come and nibble on some chocolates from around the world!
8. Get frisky at a Valentine’s Day-inspired ball
If you’re looking for an excuse to get fancy and frisky, you’ve just found it. The Valentine’s Day Ball at Heartbreak Hotel is the place to live out your voyeuristic fantasies. Think a peepshow cabert and a night of mischief. You can find more information about the event here.
9. Take a freezing cold boat ride (a good excuse to warm up after wink, wink)
Need we say more? Central Park can be one of the most romantic places in the city if you look at it through the right eyes. [See more: 10 tourist things to do in NYC at least once in your life].
10. Bring out your inner artists
Getting creative with your partner is one of the best ways to grow closer together. At this sculpture without sight experience, you’ll be blindfolded as you use your sense of touch to create a work of art. Scents of aromatherapy will fill the room, helping to let your inner artist free.
Looking for more? Take a look at some of these alternative Valentine’s Day plans.
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