and whether you are dating someone, engaged, married or just getting back into the love game, why not take some time away with your significant other and celebrate in style? Celebrating Valentine’s Day in New York City can make your day (and evening!) even more memorable, and with plenty of things to do in the city that never sleeps, here are just a few Valentines’ Day ideas, offering numerous options to celebrate with someone you love.
Spa Morning In New York City
AIRE Ancient Baths in NYC is a spectacular way to start your romantic day, especially on Valentine’s Day. In the midst of the hustle and bustle of the city, AIRE transports you into a peaceful oasis! AIRE is candlelit throughout, which adds to the romantic and relaxing ambiance. This amazing spa not only allows access to their signature Ancient Thermal Baths (where you can experience baths at different temperatures), steam room, and the Flotarium (saltwater bath), but it also features a few experiences created especially for couples.
The Wine Bath Experience for Two is one of those experiences and includes the ancient thermal bath, private red wine soak, and full body massage with grapeseed oil.
The Escape Together, includes a relaxing upper body, couples massage featuring hot compresses infused with AIRE’s signature Orange Blossom scent designed to release muscle tension.
The exclusive experience also includes fresh fruit juices to satisfy your spa experience.
Afternoon Tea at the Plaza
To continue with the theme of relaxation, the afternoon tea at the Plaza is served at the famous Palm Court, and it is an amazing experience for locals and tourists. Besides the iconic tea at the luxurious hotel that has been featured in so many films, they also serve tea sandwiches, scones and a variety of bite-sized treats. You also have the option of adding champagne, which is a must on Valentine’s Day.
A Stroll in Central Park
The Central Park is near the Plaza and it is perfect for a romantic stroll. The winter makes the park even more stunning, especially with light snow. This is also where you can ice-skate, but the most romantic spots in the park are the Alice in Wonderland statue, Bethesda Terrace, and Bow Bridge, which boosts beautiful views of the lake.
Catch a Good Show
Among the many show options in NYC, West Side Story, Phantom of the Opera and Moulin Rouge, are a few of the most popular choices with an incredibly romantic theme. The classic West Side Story transports you back in time taking Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet to the streets of NYC’s Upper West Side in the 50s. Moulin Rouge brings Baz Luhrmann’s film to life on stage, mixed with a spectacular musical mash-up. And the longest-running Broadway show – Phantom of the Opera, brings you the timeless story and amazing score. So you can’t go wrong no matter which show you choose.
Late Night Valentines Dinner in NYC
One if by Land, Two if by Sea is one of the most romantic restaurants in NYC. Located in the West Village, the elegant décor features candlelit tables, brick fireplaces and a piano, adding even more to the romantic ambience. If you’ve never been, this is the perfect place for Valentine’s Day dinner. This year, One if by Land, Two if by Sea is featuring a Valentine’s Day Six Course Tasting Menu with Wine Pairing. The tasting menu includes Maine Lobster Gnocchi, Beef Wellington, and more.
Where to Stay
And of course, the night is young. Whether you are a tourist or local on a quick staycation, the Conrad New York Downtown has incredible Valentine’s Day Packages. The Picture Perfect Valentine’s Day package is… well, picture perfect! It includes a private tour for two with NY Media Boat Tour, in-room champagne, one private hour at the Conrad’s rooftop bar Lobby Doopy for photos with a professional photographer, and a four-course meal for two at the hotel’s Atrio Wine Bar & Restaurant, which serves Mediterranean cuisine and another great option for your Valentine’s Day dinner.
If you are coming from out of town, the Conrad New York Downtown is also a great location so you can start off your next day near the attractions in that area, including the Statue of Liberty.
Whatever you decide to do, make reservations as soon as possible for these wonderfully personal Valentines Day gifts for your significant other. And above all – have fun, and make incredible new memories together and