There is no better time than Valentine’s Day to get in touch with your inner romantic and delve into some uninhibited love affairs with the apple of your eye. Valentine’s Day yields no greater feeling than the aura of love disseminating through the streets of New York with each passing step. New York City claims an unmatched reputation for holding some of the most unique love events during this time of the year. Whether you enjoy romantic dinners, or bonding in front of a movie, New York City offers a myriad of Valentine’s’ Day events to suit any couples style. Here is a list of different affairs to try this year in New York.
Do not be too shy to watch favorite live stage shows like Thirsty Girl Burlesque, Dumbo Burlesque or The Slipper Room to leave your minds and bodies in awe. If you have never attended one of these shows,you are missing out. Think “sexy comes to the circus” as dancers and aerialists perform jaw-dropping tricks and splits dressed from head-to-toe in intimate attire. With so many icons on stage, this is a tastefully naughty event that everyone can enjoy.
A Lovely Dinner
Feeling hungry? With over 20,000 restaurants in the Mahanthann area alone, spare no expense for a one night only menu at some of the best restaurants New York has to offer. Indulge your palate in some delectable 3 to 4-course dishes from high-end restaurants like Sauvage or Bowery Road for only $55-65. Enjoy beautiful hand-blown glass chandeliers, fern pottery décor or a seasonal menu with lobster tail and soft lemon herbs to leave your heart and stomach swooned without breaking the bank. Other popular restaurants include Greenwich Village, Candle 79, Rolf’s and Milk and Roses.
Get Lost in History
Cherish a stimulating education at MoSex, New York’s icon Museum of Sex to learn about all things adult with your partner. Transport yourself through time and engage in the awes of human sexuality. The museum offers artifacts and exhibitions spanning the evolution and cultural importance of the human body. There are engaging activities like an adult bounce house glorifying the female anatomy and a virtual reality experience. Become immersed in a life-like simulation where you and a few others are installed in a dance space and can interact with one another.
MoSex embodies the wonders of the natural world, but sometimes it is best to leave certain doors unopened. If you and your Valentine’s Date require something more subtle, The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) provides many up-to-date pieces like the prominent “LOVE” art pop display and various vibrant works praising affection.
Take a Stroll through the Park
Cuddle up arm-in-arm and trek through New York’s notorious views of Central or Prospect Park. The changing leaves and beautiful multi-colored trees provide a gorgeous and heartwarming ambiance to heat up any cold day. Although February may not be the ideal time to be outdoors, you do not want to miss the incredible paths, bridges, lakes, and monuments that the parks yield.
If the outdoors are not your cup of tea, then stop by the New York Botanical Gardens or the Brooklyn Museum and Botanic Garden. Both of these exhibits have indoor areas highlighting exotic plants and their tropical features. Whether you’re in Manhattan or a short subway ride to Brooklyn, add a nature appreciation experience to your Valentine’s Day to-do list.
Located in the center of midtown Manhattan the Rockefeller Center is more than just a complex of commercial buildings. The Rockefeller is one of the most visited places in New York loaded with activities perfect for a group or couple setting. Grab your skates and hit the ice skating rink in the middle of the center or head to The Top of the Rock and get a glimpse of New York’s astonishing views from their 850-foot observation deck!
Complement a lovely evening with a lot of laughter. This year, stray away from the flowers and chocolates and head to a comedy club for some Valentine’s Day chuckles. Join the hilarious Lane Moore for her show “Tinder Live” as she scrolls through Tinder, messaging her matches and even calling them during the show. This annual event puts a new twist on comedy that a modern audience can resonate with and joke about. Check some online listings for her showtimes.
Valentine’s Day planning can be stressful. Soothe your pressures with a trip to New York and let the city handle the rest. Check out some of these never before seen activities and have the experience of your life in the Big Apple.