When you are lucky enough to live in NYC, there is always a plethora of things to do for any occasion and Valentine’s Day is no exception. You can learn about the A-Z of gin, or find out which bar is the best for your fantasy football draft (shameless plug), or you can check out a few of our favorite Valentine’s ideas for Valentine’s Day dates that you can only find in NYC.
See a Show on Broadway
There are lots of great Broadway shows on Valentine’s Day 2023. If you are looking specifically for something with more of a romantic theme, some good options are:
- The Phantom of the Opera
- Moulin Rouge! The Musical
- & Juliet
Make plans early and grab your tickets ahead of time so you don’t end up missing out.
NYC from the Water
Check out the Manhattan skyline and the Brooklyn Bridge in a way you don’t see them every day. Take a Valentine’s Day Cruise. Several companies offer cruises around NYC with lots of love themed options and at various times throughout the day and evening.
Enjoy Broadway’s Greatest Love Songs With This Valentine’s Day Idea
Instead of seeing a Broadway show, sample the best of your favorite show’s love songs at St. Ann & the Holy Trinity Church. They will be holding their Candlelight: Valentine’s Day Special – Broadway’s Greatest Love Songs on February 13.
Listen to some of the greatest love songs ever written in a gorgeous venue bathed in candlelight for a truly romantic setting.
Take a Classic Horse Carriage Ride
There are few Valentine’s ideas that are more romantic and elegant than the classic carriage ride. Like Valentine’s Day cruises, carriage rides are provided by several companies that can give you a variety of romantic options.
To get the best choice of times for your carriage ride, this is one you should book early. And if you’re not into the whole Valentine’s Day scene, put this one in your back pocket…it’s definitely one of our top five things to do with friends this summer in NYC.
Learn to Taste Chocolate Properly
Everyone loves chocolate and it is practically synonymous with Valentine’s Day ideas. Instead of the same old box of candies, why not try a chocolate tasting class? The Cocoa Store’s chocolate sommelier Geneviève Leloup will lead “Bean in Love”, a chocolate tasting class on February 14, 2023. This will be too tasty to miss.
Another Valentine’s Idea That Rocks – Go Ice Skating
Ice skating is a fun way to enjoy your afternoon with your favorite partner. While it isn’t the most common activity for Valentine’s Day, it does complete our list of 6 sweet ideas for Valentine’s Day in NYC! NYC has many great ice rinks you could enjoy from iconic to practical.
Here are a few of the ice rinks that will be open in NYC on Valentine’s Day:
- Winter Village at Bryant Park
- The Rink at Rockefeller Center
- Ice Rink at The Seaport
- LeFrak Center at Lakeside
The Ultimate Valentine’s Idea – Visit The Winslow with Your Special Someone
Once you’ve experienced our 6 sweet ideas for Valentine’s Day in NYC and after your romantic stroll through Central Park and the kiss at the top of the Empire State Building stop by The Winslow for a delicious bite to eat and enjoy some of the best cocktails for Valentines’s Day.