Published February 01, 2021
It’s the season of love. And while New York may not be the city of love (@Paris.Bucketlist is the account for that), New York is a magical place to explore with someone you love – or someone you like enough to swipe right on. I mean there’s a reason New York sets the scene for so many iconic romcoms (When Harry Met Sally, we’re looking at you 👀). Whether it’s your first date and you’re looking to impress or it’s your tenth Valentine’s Day together and you’re happy to just leave the house, look no further than below for 14 romantic ways to celebrate the 14th this year.
If you’ve been stuck in a small studio apartment for almost 11 months with your SO, there’s nothing you two deserve more than some rest and relaxation. While there are plenty of places to get a massage in the city, there is only one where you can experience a massage, an ancient thermal bath and a Himalayan salt ritual – all in a day’s work. AIRE Ancient Baths, hidden in the heart of TriBeCa, offers a tranquil repose from city life with Roman, Greek & Ottoman traditions of different temperature baths.
Where: 88 Franklin Street, New York, NY 10013
Valentine’s Day Special: Exclusive Couple’s Experiences
Escape to Capri in one of Sola Pasta Bar’s golden rose adorned winter cottages. Golden-hued roses and twinkling tea lights set the scene at this romantic SoHo locale. The private cottages are equipped with hanging heat lamps, floral displays, fur blankets and mouth-watering pasta dishes, including stuffed gnocchi, squid ink pasta with 24K gold leaf, black truffle tagliatelle and more. *Drools in Italian*
Where: 330 W Broadway, New York, NY 10013
Valentine’s Day Special: Romantic Winter Cottages
The seasonal conversion of “The Greens” features 28 individual dining cabins for lovers and friends to enjoy throughout the winter months. Seating anywhere from two to ten people, the cabins promise to bring guests winter décor, spacious banquette seating, a virtual fireplace, heaters, and floor-to-ceiling views of New York City.
Where: 89 South St, New York, NY 10038
Valentine’s Day Special: Complimentary prosecco and sweet chocolate on arrival
The restaurant so nice, they named it twice. Channeling its inner Parisian bistro, LouLou brings a taste of the city of love to Chelsea. With a très romantique outdoor setup surrounded in floral arrangements, LouLou is the perfect spot for date #1 or date #523.
Where: 176 8th Ave, New York, NY 10011
Valentine’s Day Special: An early dinner prix fixe at $42.50 per person
There’s no date as foolproof as the classic Dinner + a Movie combo. While movie theaters are mostly out of the question these days, the next best thing (if not better) has popped up in Brooklyn: Skyline Drive-In. Valentine’s weekend films include 10 Things I Hate About You, Before Sunrise, and A Star Is Born.
Where: 1 Oak St, Brooklyn, NY 11222
Valentine’s Day Special: Rom-Coms playing all Valentine’s weekend long
New York’s MOIC transforms 13 rooms into immersive and dreamy escapes for all frozen treat lovers. Ever-changing with seasonal themes, the fan favorites now are the Oh Yeah Room (with a dessert feast suspended by floating balloons), the Celestial Subway (a re-imagination of the NYC subway), and the Rainbow Tunnel (a tribute to the city's gay pride). But, we gotta say...we might be most excited for the Ice Cream Cocktail Bar and Drink Service.
Discounted Flex Tickets ($5 off!) are available Thursday or Friday through February 28th!
Where: 558 Broadway, New York, NY 10012
Valentine’s Day Special: Exclusive Date Night experience with love-dae sundaes
Take your love to new heights at the highest sky deck in the Western Hemisphere. Sitting 1,100 feet above the NYC streets, The Edge at Hudson Yards is not for the faint of heart. For the first time ever, this Valentine’s Day, the Edge is allowing visitors to take in the iconic 360 degree views during sunrise. Only 50 tickets will be available from 6am-8am on the 14th and go on sale on February 8th at noon.
Where: 30 Hudson Yards, New York, NY 10001
Valentine’s Day Special: Sky-High Sunrise Access
Pull off to the side of Route 66 to dine in an IRL winter snowglobe. Located on Stone Street, Route 66 Smokehouse’s sidewalk is lined with heated bubble tents that seat 4-10 guests. Through Saturday, February 13th, Route 66 is offering exclusive ‘love bubbles’ with neon lights and flowers galore.
Where: 46 Stone St, New York, NY 10004
Valentine’s Day Special: Private ‘Love Bubbles’ along Stone Street (Note: Valentine's Day is currently sold out but you can book a love bubble for 2/1 through 2/13!)
If you’re searching for an open-air dining set up, look no further than the ever-exotic Casa La Femme. Transporting patrons to the colors and atmosphere of Egypt, Casa La Femme’s charm includes plush decor, a menu with verve and specialty cocktails. Plus, the West Village locale has already announced plans to open their indoor dining on Valentine’s Day.
Where: 140 Charles St, New York, NY 10014
We love when Valentine’s Day falls during a three-day weekend. While we may not be up for traveling this year, opt for a staycation instead. One of our favorite spots? The William Vale – with enough hotel activities to transport you out of the city and to a romantic getaway. Once you check-in, dine in a chalet at Westlight with gooey cheese fondue, go ice skating at Vale Rink or cozy up at the Winter Spa.
Where: 111 N 12th St, Brooklyn, NY 11249
Valentine’s Day Special: Various Valentine’s Day Room Packages
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Olio e Piú, a gorgeous, plant-covered restaurant has one of the most distinguishable outdoor dining set ups in Manhattan. With a rustic Italian bistro feel, it's as though it were peeled straight out of the Neapolitan countryside. Their standout Italian dishes are sure to make your stomach and heart full.
Where: 3 Greenwich Ave, New York, NY 10014
At the crossroads of art, science and technology, the experimental Artechouse NYC has reopened with an awe-inspiring new exhibit: Celestial. This new installation creates an immersive experience of Pantone's color of the year, Classic Blue—leaving you feeling like you're walking through another dimension. This is the perfect place for date 3-4 where you won’t really have to talk to said date!
Where: 439 W 15th St. New York, NY 10011
Located in the Theatre District, this hot spot alternates its decor per season, making for year-round enjoyment. On February 13th & 14th, Haven is offering a prix fixe brunch for $49 per person and a prix fixe dinner at $125 per person (which includes a glass of champagne 🥂!)
Where: 132 W 47th St, New York, NY 10036
Valentine’s Day Special: Prix Fixe Brunch & Dinner Valentine’s Weekend
Welcome to one of our favorite COVID-safe date night spots in the city: Kyma. Bringing a piece of Greece to the heart of Flatiron. Kyma’s dreamy set up has greek-inspired seafood and drum roll, please heating lamps to cozy up under.
Where: 15 W 18th St, New York, NY 10011