Valentine’s Day is this week, so it’s time to pick and choose from all the beautiful places in New York City you can treat your loved ones at. Enjoy these 5 romantic spots in the city for an unforgettable night.
Get tickets to Lincoln Center
The world’s leading performing arts center, Lincoln Center, is the perfect place for a Valentine’s Day event with your significant other or close friends. This 16.3-acre institution on the Upper West Side of town represents 11 resident arts organizations and excellence in symphony, theater, dance, and more. Enjoy a night of world-class creative energy and take some memorable pictures inside Lincoln Center’s beautiful building.
Visit the Brooklyn Botanic Garden
If you’re rather hoping to see some greenery, then head to one of the most romantic spots in Brooklyn, the Brooklyn Botanic Garden in Prospect Heights. Walk among the garden’s many indoor pavilions that are lush even during the winter months. Spend some time in the vibrant Tropical Pavilion transporting yourself to a place much warmer and balmy than the city.
Ice Skate Across the City
There are several places in the city where you can enjoy a day on the ice. Skate to the view of Midtown’s skyline at the classic Wollman Rink in Central Park, where you can also walk to and adore the beautiful Bethesda Fountain.
Choose Bryant Park Winter Village for some of the best hot chocolate and hot bites in between your skating sessions. If not, cross the bridge to LeFrank Center in Prospect Park for not one, but two skating rinks. There’s also Bluestone Cafe nearby to satisfy your munchies, too.
Movie and Dinner at Nitehawk Cinema
Cuddle up at Nitehawk Cinema — in the Prospect Park or Williamsburg location — for a special screening, craft cocktails, and global fare (including truffle butter popcorn) served right to your seat. Avoid the crowded movie theaters in the city, and opt for the better spot in the city to catch old classics like Casablanca and new films such as If Beale Street Could Talk.
Don’t forget about the highlight of the day: a delicious dinner. It won’t be too hard to find because the city is full of five-star restaurants. Taqueria Diana is a popular taco joint and mezcal bar in Williamsburg that will be serving tacos and burritos in pink-dyed tortilla, perfectly themed for this special night. No reservations are necessary! Feeling full from all that delectable meal? Walk the Williamsburg Bridge to digest.
Make dinner reservations at David Chang’s Momofuku Nishi in Chelsea, where you have to try the famous ceci e pepe-style bucatini. You can go all in with the $65 pasta tasting, which includes a Korean langoustine risotto and a whole-salt baked turbot, a perfect fusion menu you won’t find elsewhere in the city.
Trust the chef at Sushi Katsuei in Park Slope, and make no menu decisions at dinner. Rather, be swept away by the prix-fixe “omakase” selection of rich uni, pink tuna, and other fresh tastes of the ocean.
New York City is one of the most romantic cities to be in. Even when it’s not Valentine’s Day, you can walk the Brooklyn Bridge and visit the Observation Deck with your loved ones to celebrate one another. Interested in living in the city? Our beautiful coliving homes in New York are all located near these romantic spots.
Take a free tour today, and fall in love with the city.