I absolutely love Valentine’s Day. I know many believe it to be a “Hallmark” holiday, but I think its a sweet day filled with warm fuzzy love. The hearts, the sweet treats, everything pink, my inner girly girl loves the energy around the extra festive holiday. Whether Im home cozy with my kids, or planning an extra special date night with my husband I love celebrating the love we share. Ive gathered some unique ideas around New York City to celebrate the love’s in your lives.
Happy Love Day!
We all know and love Magnolia Bakery’s Banana Pudding, but in February Magnolia offers the most delicious Red Velvet Banana Pudding. For the first year ever they’re even shipping it nationwide! Magnolia bakery is our household favorite for a sweet treat in the city, and this festive option is a Valentines Day must!
New York City is definitely known for its New York style slice of pie, and though pizza is delicious all year round, its extra special on valentines day. Head over to Rubirosa for a heart shaped pizza pie. Rubirosa is a New York City staple and is the best date idea if you’re looking for a festive but casual Valentines Day meal.
Gifting chocolates on Valentines Day is an old and sweet traditiion. But gifting a chocolate making class is gifting a super fun shared experience. I’ve always been so impressed with the craft work that chocolatiers use to create these little bite size treats. A chocolate making class will help you create memories to last forever!
Treat your Valentine to a sultry and classic broadway show. Moulin Rouge is the perfect show to see on Valentines Day. A show filled with romance, glitz, and glory it has audiences mesmerized. The music will have you dancing in your seat. You’ll definitely leave feeling like you’ve time travelled to old Paris.
Nothing quite like treating your Valentine to a spa. AIRE is like no other spa experience. A true magical oasis among our urban jungle. In a gently lit cavern this experience will have you feeling like a Greek or Roman god! Services include massages, olive essence ritual, a wine bath, Himalayan salt rituals, and so much more. It truly will be a Valentines Day experience your date will remember forever.
The Rosé Wine mansion is the perfect idea for a festive Galentine’s Day. Grab your best girls and head over to the mansion to learn all about wine production while sipping rosé variations from around the world. The mansion includes festive and playful interactive rooms for all your perfect Instagram worthy pics.
We’ve always been told how sexy it can be to get in the kitchen together and that “The way to a mans heart is through his stomach!”. So lets spice things up in the kitchen! The Institute Of Culinary Education offers many options to explore new recipes and techniques with your special someone. Whether you take a classic cooking class, a baking class, or a wine class, you’re bound to heat things up!
My absolute favorite restaurant in NYC. As a family we have spent Easter’s, Mothers Day’s, and other holidays celebrating in its gorgeous space. One of my favorite elements is the windows facing the rose garden. For Valentines Day the garden is decorated exceptionally festive to bring earthy romance in from the outside. Located on Hudson st. in a historic townhouse the neighborhood and building exudes charm and romance. I had previously raved about the Leroy house in my write up for Best NYC Restaurants To Visit In The Fall. Also check out our Favorite Romantic Restaurants In NYC.
There’s nothing quite as classic and romantic as a date to the ballet. Whether you’re treating your mom, sister, or your sweet someone, the ballet its bound to be a magical evening. The music, costumes, and of course dancing with help you relax and escape our busy NYC lives to another world. Swan Lake opens on Valentines Day this year and is a true ballet classic everyone should experience.
An image right out of a romantic movie, ice skating in central park is an iconic NYC date idea. Central Park can sometimes be described as the heart of our city. The real jungle to our urban jungle. Take your valentine out for a special skating experience with some of the most peaceful views in all of NYC. Follow it with a romantic walk through the park!
This year Valentine’s Day falls on a Friday, making it super convenient for an extra special staycation. Treat your loved one to a 5 star experience at the New York City Langham Hotel! We recently stayed at The Langham as a family and it was such a special stay. The quality of care and attention to detail leaves any guest feeling like a royal and truly relaxed. The hotel restaurant keeps you from having to go far for an excellent dining experience, or room service is always a favorite of mine! Don’t forget to book a spa appointment!
If you’re looking for an extra special bouquet this year, look no further. Tiffany’s at its iconic 5th ave. location has a flower shop pop up called FLOWERBX. Creating luxury flower arrangements a bouquet from FLOWERBX will be that extra special touch to any gift! Women around the world love receiving anything from Tiffany’s famous blue boxes, so if you’re looking for a shiny gift to give, Tiffany might be your Valentine’s Day one stop shop!