New York City is one of the most romantic places on earth — and we’d like to believe that it’s a fact. After all, several romantic movies are based here. From the classics like Breakfast at Tiffany’s and West Side Story to rom-com ones like 13 Going on 30 and You’ve Got Mail, love is always in NYC’s air (if you ignore the steam!). Therefore, if you want to have a movie-like love story, there’s no shortage of date ideas in NYC — and what better day to have that than Valentine’s Day?
Here are a few date ideas.
The New York City food scene is a culinary climax for foodies. If you and your partner want to experience the crème de la crème of gastronomy, you can dine in one of the Michelin-star restaurants of NYC. These restaurants offer a variety of cuisine (thanks to the city’s diverse culture) — you’ll find French, Italian, Japanese, Spanish, and fusion dishes. If there’s one holiday you can spoil your partner (and your taste buds) the most, it should probably be Valentine’s Day.
Fine — you don’t want to splurge on fancy cuisine. And we don’t judge you! We all know by now that it’s not just the Michelin-star restaurants in NYC that have delicious food. Almost every food vendor in New York City offers delectable meals! Grab some birria tacos at the famous Chinelo’s Tacos NYC at 4-09 Center Blvd. Queens, or get yourself some gyro at Uncle Gussy’s in Midtown Manhattan. You’ll never run out of food truck goodies to choose from — and sometimes, these types of casual dates are the most memorable. Make it count — at a bargain!
If the concrete jungle panorama doesn’t scream “romantic” to you, why not check out some greenery and fresh air with your special someone? The Brooklyn Botanic Garden is an enchanted haven that’ll give you and your partner a break from the busy streets of NYC — you can have intimate conversations there or you can engage in a few of the park’s upcoming activities, exhibitions, and events.
If you have love for your partner and art (or vice versa), then going to an art museum is perhaps a no-brainer at this point. You and your loved one can check out the works of our own Jean-Michel Basquiat, Andy Warhol, and Keith Haring, or you can discover upcoming artists with their contemporary art — there’ll always be exhibits that you and your date can watch out for this Valentine’s Day.
Broadway musicals are sought even by non-locals. Therefore, if you’re already in the Big Apple, you should probably take advantage of the proximity. There are many theater genres to watch on Valentine’s Day (or the days before and after) so you and your partner can surely find a musical to belt out to and recite.
It’s more difficult to choose which and where to go to in the Big Apple than to come up with Feb 14 date ideas in NYC — they’re already there and these places are just waiting for you and your partner! In fact, you don’t even have to do only one activity — you can do all of the ones listed above this Valentine’s Day.
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