Valentines Day in New York City



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 Cruises

Valentine’s Day Champagne Cruise

Valentine's Day Champagne Cruise

February 14, 2018; 6pm & 8:15pm

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.

Valentine’s Day Dinner Cruise

Classic Harbor Line Boat Cruises

February 10, 11 & 14, 2018
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.

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 Things to Do in NYC

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:

Once on this Island Broadway Musical

Once on this Island – a modern, socially-aware fairytale musical based on both Romeo and Juliet and The Little Mermaid.

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.

Waitress Broadway Musical

Waitress Broadway Musical

Follow Jenna, a waitress at a small-town diner that finds herself pregnant and in an unhappy marriage. She deals with her sadness by baking her emotions into her famous pies. Music by Sara Barreilles.

See: Full List of NYC Broadway Shows

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Upscale Valentine’s Day Discounts

New York City Coupons Luxury Gilt City

Gilt City has some of my favorite upscale NYC deals! For Valentine’s Day, they have exclusive discount tickets to high end tasting menus, romantic dinners and hotel stays with champagne and chocolate perks. Definitely take a look at their offers and you’ll be amazed at how affordable Manhattan can be, without comprising quality!

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CupidCon Valentine Pub Crawl NYC

CupidCon Valentine Pub Crawl NYC

Feb 11, 2017
Use Code "NYCINSIDER" for 20% off your PubCrawl tickets!

Join the annual CupidCon Pub Crawl where singles come out and mingle while getting their bar-hop on. This Valentine’s Day, make your way down to the Big Apple for an event that may be the icing on the cake of your love life. There will be plenty of drinks, dancing, and general fun to be had.

More info: CupidCon Pub Crawl New York. Use Code "NYCINSIDER" for 20% off your PubCrawl tickets!

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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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Le Scandal Valentine’s Day Love Show

Le Scandal Valentine's Day Love Show

February 14, 2018, 7pm & 9:30pm

NYC’s longest running burlesque variety show presents Le Scandal Valentine’s Day Show. We extend our love to you with a complimentary glass of Prosecco, a Burlesque Gift Box with lots of fun burlesque items, and an all star line up of international burlesque and variety circus acts, accompanied by the Le Scandal burlesque band.

More Info: Le Scandal Valentine’s Day Love Show

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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.

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Romantic New York City Lights Tours

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

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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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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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Top of the Rock – Champagne, Jazz and this VIEW

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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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New York’s Singles Anti-Valentines Day Party

Valentines in New York City Singles Party

Sat, February 11, 2017

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 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 and the Empire State Building. Photo credit: STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images.

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Romantic New York City Boat Cruises Around Manhattan

Valentines Day Dinner Cruise NYC

One of the BEST ways to see the beautiful NYC Skyline is by cruising around Manhattan, and Valentine’s Day is the perfect time to board a boat. There are dozens of options, including Jazz, Champagne, Cocktails and more.

New York City Boat Cruises around Manhattan include:

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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 dinner aboard World Yacht’s “Fish Bar” Valentine’s Day Dinner Cruise in New York Harbor!

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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.

Valentine’s Pre-Fixe Dinner at Osteria del Circo

Valentine's Pre-Fixe Dinner at Osteria del CircoCelebrate Valentine’s Day at Osteria del Circo and check out their Most Romantic Dish: Belon Oysters with Caviar.

The Valentine’s Tasting Menu, $65 pp or $90 with wine pairings, includes gourmet choices of Lobster Salad or Belon Oysters; followed by Mushroom Risotto, Pumpkin Tortellini, Chilean Bass or Rack of Lamb; and dessert.

Conveniently located in Midtown West, near Times Square.

Rouge Tomate – 10 East 60th Street

Open Table US 50 Most Romantic Restaurants – NYC includes Erminia Ristorante, One if by Land, Two if by Sea and Tredici Steak.