Valentines Day in New York City

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Tips on Romantic Things to Do in Manhattan

Valentines Day in New York City can be magical and romantic. Things to do on Valentines Day in NYC range from the very typical Central Park Carriage Ride to the more sophisticated “only in NYC.” The iconic landmark, Empire State Building, has been the star of countless romantic movies and home to 14 weddings annually on V-Day.

Check out the Valentine’s Day in New York City Insider Guide to the best romantic hotel deals, restaurants, shows and attractions. Whether you are celebrating as a couple, family, or single there is something for everyone on Valentine’s Day in Manhattan. Add your event to the New York City Valentine’s Day calendar.

Valentines Day in New York City – Romantic Hotels

Candles, flowers, massage oils, champagne, rose petals, erotica, kama sutra, love games and more romance can be found at hundreds of NYC Hotels. Some of our top Romantic NYC Hotels include:

Valentines Day in NYC Romantic Hotels

Many top NYC Romantic and Sexy Hotels have special Valentines Day, honeymoon, anniversary and wedding packages…or they are great hotels anytime of the year if your agenda is romance and relaxation. Check out NYC Insider picks for top Romantic New York City Hotel Deals

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Valentine’s Day Champagne Cruise

Valentine's Day Champagne Cruise

February 14, 2019; 12:30, 5:00, 7:15, 9:30 pm

As you cruise on the romantic Yacht Manhattan II, during this Valentine’s Day Champagne Cruise, sip your bubbles and take in all the beauty the lit-up NYC skyline has to offer.

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Cozy up in a climate controlled observatory on an intimate, comfortable and quiet city lights cruise. You will be treated to a spectacular variety of Champagnes including a champagne crafted cocktail that evokes the golden age of Manhattan, American Blanc de Blanc, Spanish Reserve Cava and a French Champagne Toast to your love or friends.

Romantic Things to Do in NYC

There are tons of things to do on your romantic New York City vacation. Attractions open late with skyline views, Central Park Tours, VIP Experiences, a helicopter ride. Some of the most popular romantic ways to see NYC include:

Romantic NYC Hotel Deals

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Romantic NYC Champagne & Skyline Cruises

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Private Central Park Walking Tour with a Personal Photographer

Price starting at US$120
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New York City Private Helicopter Tour with Champagne Toast

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Price starting at US$1,800
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Romantic Broadway Show Picks

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NYC Dinner & Skyline Cruise

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Price starting at US$145
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See more romantic things to do at: Romantic New York City Vacation and Valentine's Day in NYC

Romantic Broadway Shows

Nothing like a good love story told or sung on the world’s most famous stages on the Great White Way. Some top romantic picks include:

Kiss Me Kate Broadway Musical

Kiss Me, Kate Broadway Musical - starring Kelli O'Hara

Winner of the very first Tony Award for Best Musical in 1949, Kiss Me, Kate is the story of a musical production of Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew. The musical focuses on the romantic tension and conflict between the show's director and star and his leading lady, who happens to be his ex-wife. Previews Feb 14th, Opens March 14, 2019, Closing June 30, 2019. Ages 12+

The Prom Broadway Musical

The Prom Broadway Musical Comedy

Closing August 11, 2019. The Prom celebrates Broadway, high school, love and diversity and follows four headline-hungry musical-comedy actors as they venture to the conservative town of Edgewater, Indiana, where a lesbian girl has been denied the right to attend the prom with her girlfriend and sparked a national controversy.

Pretty Woman Broadway Musical

Pretty Woman Broadway Musical

Pretty Woman, the smash-hit 1990 film comedy, comes to the Broadway stage as a new musical. Edward Lewis, a successful businessman asks Vivian Ward, a prostitute with the proverbial heart of gold, to pose as his girlfriend. Things gets complicated and hilarious when this business arrangement turns into a love affair. Closing August 18, 2019.

Beautiful Carole King Broadway Musical

Beautiful Carole King Broadway Musical

The inspiring true story of Carole King’s remarkable rise to stardom, including all your favorite hits, “Will You Love Me Tomorrow,” “So Far Away,” “You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feeling,” “I Feel the Earth Move” and SO MANY MORE!

Phantom of the Opera Broadway Musical

Phantom of the Opera Broadway Musical1988 Tony Award Winner!

Set at the Paris opera house, a beautiful soprano becomes the obsession of a mysterious, disfigured musical genius.

Chicago Broadway Musical

Chicago Broadway Musical and NYC Insider Guide Review and Tips

New York’s most sexy and sultry Broadway show, Chicago is a musical tale of murder, greed, corruption, violence, exploitation, adultery and treachery—all those things we hold near and dear to our hearts.

See: Full List of NYC Broadway Shows

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New York City Nightlife

How do you make the most of your time in the city that never sleeps?? Some of the best 'only in NYC' nightlife experiences include skyline views, dinner cruises, Museums and attractions open late til 2am, rooftops, night tours, comedy clubs and more. Some of our top NYC Nightlife picks:

New York City Nightlife

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Valetine’s Weekend Concerts and Shows

Februrary New York City Concerts Shows

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Bae Bar @ The Rainbow Room

Bae Bar @ The Rainbow Room

BAE Pop Up Bar – It’s the one you love, the one who comes Before Anyone Else, the one who makes your heart swell. That’s your BAE, and Rainbow Room’ wants them to feel extra special during the most romantic time of the year. Bae Bar is the new seasonal cocktail spot tucked into the Rainbow Room’s window-lined Gallery Bar. Be seduced by cheeky classic cocktails made famous by this “Hallmark holiday,” while savoring love-infused specials. February 7, 18 & 22, 2019

Valentines Day at Bar SixtyFive – offering a special three-course prix fixe dinner menu with drink pairings available. Make it a romantic night your date won’t forget.

Main Rainbow Room -Trisha Yearwood will take the stage LIVE!

More Info: rainbowroom.com

Valentines Day in New York City – Romantic Dinner

Valentines Day NYC Romantic Restaurants

Rose petals and waterfalls with your own private secluded booth?

Here’s a start on Romantic Restaurants and Valentines Day Dinner, with much more Coming Soon.

And don’t forget to check online reservations for Valentine’s Day Dinner in NYC at OpenTable.

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Romantic New York City Lights Tours

See our beautiful Skyline from all angles – in any weather!

Sunset Sail aboard the Schooner Adirondack

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Price starting at US$72
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NYC Dinner & Skyline Cruise

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Champagne City Lights Cruise on Yacht Manhattan

Price starting at US$56
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Circle Line Harbor Lights Cruise

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Price starting at US$33
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New York City Lights Dinner Cruise

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Price starting at US$161
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Champagne Brunch Sail

Price starting at US$89
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Romantic New York City Helicopter Tours

NYC Helicopter Tours

Romance and cold weather make the perfect combination to take to the Manhattan skies for a spectacular aerial view of Manhattan on one of our many NYC Helicopter Tours.

I LOVED my tour…check out some of my photos and review at New York City Helicopter Tour.

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Museum of Sex NYC

Museum of Sex NYC

If you’re ready to take sex seriously, then a visit to the Museum of Sex is your next stop. The Museum is actually quite educational and does a great job at encouring public enlightenment, discourse and engagement on a variety of worldwide issues. Of course, some of the exhibits do have their sexy side.

Visitors must be 18 years of age or older to enter the museum and 21 to consume alcohol onsite. Admission is included in New York Pass and a choice on the New York Explorer Pass, though this does not include their special Valentine’s Day packages, sold directly at www.museumofsex.com

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Valentines Day in New York City – Ice Skating

Ice Skating New York City | Rockefeller Center

For tourists and locals alike, ice skating at Central Park, Rockefeller Center and Bryant Park is a classic New York romantic experience.

All three major rinks are open on Valentines Day, as are most of the restaurants surrounding them.

The Rockefeller Center Ice Rink even offers a special Engagement on Ice package, including 5 minutes of exclusive ice time, your favorite song playing (you supply the CD) and Champagne toast.

Check details for Ice Skating in New York City, including rates and dates plus NYC Insider Tips for discounts and coupons.

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Valentines Day in NYC – Empire State Building

Valentines Day Wedding Empire State Building

Looking to propose at the Empire State Building? They recommend proposing when the saxophonist is on the 86th floor Observatory deck (Thursdays-Saturdays, 10 p.m. to 1 a.m.) and to request your special song to help set the mood while overlooking the romantic city lights. Afterwards, celebrate with a champagne toast at The Empire Room, located in the building on the main level on 33rd Street.

Already engaged? Valentine’s Day is the only day of the year that the ESB hosts weddings. Enter the "Love Above All" contest by submitting Your Love Story to Win a Dream Wedding Atop the Empire State Building on Valentine’s Day.

Photo Above: Whitney Edwards(L) and Tim Randall (R) are married on Valentine’s Day at the Empire State Building on February 14, 2008 in New York. The annual Valentine’s Day wedding event at the Empire State Building had 13 couples exchanging vows in a temporary chapel on the 32nd Floor. The couples were selected from a nationwide contest conducted by Brides.com and the Empire State Building. Photo credit: STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images.

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New York’s Singles Anti-Valentines Day Party

Valentines in New York City Singles Party

February 14, 2019

Join over 300 Single Professionals looking to eat, drink, network and mingle the night away! Try the Free Hors d’oeuvres (7:30- 8:30 PM), prize give-a-way’s, contests and themed discount drink prices to get you in the spirit of this fantastic party. Tickets less than $20 at NYC Singles Anti-Valentines Day Party.

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Valentines Day in New York City Vacation Package

Valentines Day in New York City Vacation Package

Check out this great Valentine’s Day New York City Vacation Package, including 2 nights in a quality hotel and a romantic evening on World Yacht’s “Hudson” Valentine’s Day Dinner Cruise in New York Harbor!

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Valentine’s Day Dinner Cruise – 2019 TBD

Classic Harbor Line Boat Cruises

February 2019 TBD
New York Valentine’s Day Dinner Cruise – Spend your Valentine’s Day weekend aboard Fish Bar at North River Landing with a 4-course dinner at a private table, spectacular views of the NYC skyline, a rose for each couple and a champagne toast.

Top of the Rock – Champagne, Jazz and this VIEW

Top of the Rock does not appear to be doing their Winter Jazz Series any longer. But, check out the new Bae Bar pop up in the Rainbow Room. You and your Bae (your before-anyone-else person) can be seduced by cheeky classic cocktails made famous by this “Hallmark holiday,” while savoring love-infused specials. Polish the night off spoon-feeding your bae the indulgent and oversized Chocolate Sweetheart Cake.

Prior Year Info: February 10, 14, 17 & 24, 7-9pm. Check out the Winter Starlight Music Series and the special Valentine’s Day performance. Wine, this spectacular view and live jazz music! Visit the 67th floor observation deck at Top of the Rock and enjoy the city at sunset with wine and champagne (for purchase). Music free with Top of the Rock Admission fee.

Starlight Music Series | Top of the Rock

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Valentines Day – Romantic Dinner

Carlyle Restaurant

The Carlyle Restaurant NYC Romantic Spend an enchanted evening with that special someone this Valentine’s Day in The Carlyle Restaurant. Enjoy a delicious three-course menu specially prepared by Executive Chef James Sakatos while sipping on a complimentary glass of rose champagne. $185 per person excluding tax and gratuity.

A long-time favorite among prominent eastside neighbors and socialites, The Carlyle Restaurant, designed in the English manor house style by the late Mark Hampton, marries luxury with intimacy.

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