If you ask us, the second most romantic city in the world (behind Paris of course) is New York City. Whether you are single and looking for romance or have been together for years, there’s something new and adventurous to do around the clock. Every February, the city really turns up the heat with special offerings for couples in love or just looking to take their relationship to the next level. From a ‘magical’ candlelit dinner to spending the night at a world famous museum, here are fun and exciting date ideas guaranteed to make this Valentine’s Day in New York City unforgettable.
Champagne + Bling at Fitzgerald Jewelry (February 14, 7 – 9 pm)
What’s better than receiving jewelry? Hand making your own shiny, one-of-a-kind ring. In Fitzgerald Jewelry’s Champagne + Bling workshop, couples will learn the silversmithing techniques required to fabric matching sterling silver bands from start to finish. The evening is fueled with a complimentary cheese and fruit plate and sparkling bubbly. Newly engaged? Then consider the class as a prelude for what’s to come – Fitzgerald Jewelry also offers a private wedding band workshop.
Share A Heart-Shaped Pizza
Heart-shaped food is a given on Valentine’s Day. But our favorite edible take on the symbol of love has to be pizza. One up Lady and the Tramp this year and make a date to share an amorously delicious pizza and bottle of wine. Motorino and Table 87 are two acclaimed NYC pizzerias committed to serving up heart-shaped pies straight from the brick oven (available for dine-in or delivery).
A Hilarious Night Out at The Gotham Comedy Club (February 14, 8pm and 10pm)
The couple that laughs together stays together. The Gotham All-Stars Valentine’s Day Edition is the perfect date for the duo that wants a light-hearted evening being entertained by the city’s funniest comedians. Just keep your fingers crossed that none of the performers send a spotlight to your table and start asking love life/relationship questions.
A Night At The American Museum of Natural History (February 15 – 16, 6:30 pm – 9:30 am)
Gather the blankets and pillows for a sleep over for grown ups at the American Museum of Natural History. After sharing a champagne toast to love, couples are free to hold hands while stargazing at the Planetarium, catch a 3-D movie about volcanoes, and check out the T.rex special exhibition without the distraction of kids running around. The experience is sophisticated, yet sure to spark imagination and wide-eyed wonderment.
An Astounding Dinner Date with A Taste of Magic (February 14, 8-10 pm)
The mysterious allure of magic as a performative art is undeniable. Pair magic with delicious food and you have the makings for an ultimate Valentine’s Day date. Combining illusion and comfort cuisine, A Taste of Magic is hosting a Valentine’s Day Show at Gossip, an Irish pub and restaurant in Hell’s Kitchen. Look forward to a romantic evening of dining and wine while world-class entertainers perform an intimate magic show at your table for two.
Sure, a date night of Netflix (or whatever streaming service you are addicted to at the moment) and chill never disappoints. But Valentine’s Day falls on Friday this year. Isn’t that what the two of you do most every Friday? Instead, make February 14th an occasion for doing something out of the ordinary. After all, fresh and surprising experiences are the building blocks for any great relationship.