Make your heart beat faster by celebrating the most romantic day of the year in New York. Here’s a list of Valentine’s Day events in NYC that are open to the public (and interesting date ideas!).
1. Love in Times Square
There's no better place to say "I love you" than Times Square. Join or see hundreds of couples tying the knot, proposing, or taking part in the annual Vow Renewal Ceremony in Times Square on Valentine’s Day. Take part in this inclusive celebration of love on February 14, 2022.
2. Romantic Dinner in Midtown
Check out our Blog to discover superb Manhattan restaurants that are great for any occasion, including new additions to the neighborhood that live up to the hype. Consult OpenTable for more information on special Valentine’s Day menus in New York.
3. Cupid’s Undie Run
Burn calories and have some fun before Valentine’s Day at the Cupid’s Undie Run on Saturday, February 12. Run a mile in your coolest undies and join the epic post-run dance party at The DL Rooftop Lounge on the Lower East Side. Your registration supports those affected by neurofibromatosis.
4. Wine and Chocolate Gala
Plan a date night with the “beverage of love” at the 9th annual Ripple Effect Artists’ Annual Wine and Chocolate Gala. A ticket to the Gala on February 14 includes wine, chocolate, and four over-stuffed raffle totes. Reserve your spot ahead of time.
5. Met Cloisters
The Met Cloisters is straight out of a fairytale. The design, layout, and ambiance of the medieval gardens, chapels, and themed galleries evoke a sense of medieval European monastic life. Visit the Met’s medieval architecture and art collections this Valentine’s Day. Capacity is limited, so we recommend reserving tickets for Valentine’s Day in advance.
6. ‘Love in the Parlors: A (Virtual) Valentine in Concert’ at Merchant’s House Museum
The Merchant’s House Museum is once again hosting its beloved Love in the Parlors Concert virtually, from Friday, February 11 to Friday, February 18. Chosen by NBC Online and TimeOut NY as a top pick for Valentine’s Day, the Bond Street Euterpean Singing Society presents a gala concert of romantic 19-century vocal music performed in the Museum’s elegant Greek Revival double parlor. Find tickets at the link.
7. Chocolate Shops
NYC chocolate shops deliver. Visit some of the best in the city, like Jacques Torres Chocolate, Kee’s Chocolates, and Casse-Cou to grab some sweet confections for your special someone. Prefer your chocolate in liquid form? We’ve found the most tantalizing cups of hot chocolate in the city. Read more.
8. Sunrise Access at Edge
Love is in the air (literally) at Edge. This Valentine’s Day, see the city from 1,131 feet with a glass of Champagne at NYC’s highest outdoor sky deck. Edge is opening its doors at 6 a.m. for a special sunrise peek that includes 360° NYC views from its iconic glass-floor and angled glass walls.
9. ‘The Naked at the Met’ Scavenger Hunt
The annual Valentine’s Day scavenger hunt takes you on a sultry search for nudity in art through the Met’s galleries. Answer tricky questions and scrutinize paintings, sculptures, and artifacts for a chance to win a medal (and bragging rights). Hunts will be held February 11, 12, and 13. Even if you can’t visit the museum in person, you and your sweetheart can still take in some of the most spectacular museums in the world. Feel like you’re in the heart of culture with some of the best NYC museums you can visit online.
10. The Manhattan Club
Treat your loved one to an urban staycation at The Manhattan Club and fall in love with New York City all over again. Experience the pleasure of Manhattan’s most prized luxury suites, just steps from Times Square, Central Park, the Theater District, and so much more. This is a place to call your own, in a perfect location in Midtown Manhattan.
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