Plan a Romantic New York Valentine’s Day

New York is not romantic just in February — the city’s romance endures year-round, thanks to iconic locales such as the grand Metropolitan Museum of Art, postcard-perfect Central Park, and the dazzling engagement-ring department at Tiffany’s (immortalized in countless films and TV series).

However, if you’re seeking romance, there is certainly no better time to visit than February, when all of the above is paired with charming Valentine’s Day decorations, floral displays, and dinner specials for couples. Take advantage of these and other New York Valentine’s Day happenings using our V-Day NYC guide below.

Take a Romantic Harbor Cruise

One classic New York Valentine’s Day idea for couples is a Circle Line cruise around the Hudson River and New York Harbor, taking in the city lights, sipping champagne, and nibbling snacks from the on-board café. 

Have a Dinner Date to Remember

Valentine’s Day meals have their own category on OpenTable, so pick from the 100 restaurants that offer special menus for the holiday, from steakhouses to Italian osterias to oyster bars.

Cozy Up at a Heated Rooftop Bar

Many of NYC’s rooftop bars stay open year-round. Check out our guide to such spots — some offer cozy fireplaces, patio heaters, or even heated igloos where you can curl up with your honey while sipping a drink and taking in city views.

Time-Travel to a Romantic Era

New York’s theme-party planners always throw memorable Valentine’s Day fêtes. One option is the Sweetheart Soirée, thrown by Michael Arenella (of the famous Jazz Age Lawn Party). There’s also the Paris After Dark ball, thrown by stylized-events company Dances of Vice.

Take a Couples’ Dance Class

Tango, salsa, and swing are among the countless dance forms offered at studios throughout the city, so take this occasion to experience BAILA Society, You Should Be Dancing!, Dance Manhattan, or Strictly Tango NYC.

See Romantic Artwork 

Times Square hosts a Valentine’s Day artwork competition — or if you and your honey prefer the fine arts, there’s always the annual Cupid’s Tour of the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Plan Your Romantic Retreat

Once you’ve settled on your New York Valentine’s Day itinerary, check out the exclusive offers at Sutton Court Hotel Residences and start planning your stay.

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