Fun Ideas For Valentine’s Day in NYC

Finding a restaurant to celebrate Valentine’s Day with your sweetheart in Manhattan isn’t difficult. But for those hoping to add a little more pizzazz to the night, the city offers a lot more than just chowing down on a prix fixe menu. From creative art activities to sweet indulgences, grab your significant other and head to one of these intimate venues to kick the evening up a notch.

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Head to Broadway



Celebrate the day of love with some cheer at a Broadway show. The Lion King, Wicked and The Phantom of the Opera, are just some of the classics showing that night. The hard part will be choosing which hit show to buy tickets to. Go

Pizza with a twist

Look no further than Prova Pizzabar at Grand Central Terminal for a casual dinner with a special surprise: Order two glasses of Prosecco and receive a heart-shaped Nutella pizza. It won’t only be delicious, but will also make a great photo for social media. Go

Paint the night away



Put your emotions on a canvas with several PaintNite events. Head to Overlook pub in Manhattan to paint two lovers strolling down the Big Apple or Donovan’s Grill & Tavern in Bayside, Queens to paint a romantic coffee date. Single ladies can also spend the night at The Vanderbilt in Brooklyn painting a woman blowing her love into the air. Go

Dance like it’s 1999

Is it tearin’ up your heart to be single? Or are you looking to dance the night away with your SO? Well, Rough Trade NYC in Brooklyn is throwing the ultimate 90s party (starting at 9pm) where both partygoers are equally accepted. Go

One-of-a-kind beer tour

Bar hop and learn something new. The Original Multicultural Bar Hopping Tour will take participants to several bars, including the oldest one in Manhattan, to sample drinks and food while also learning the history behind everything consumed. As the event boasts, “This is not a tour that can be found anywhere else in the world!” Go

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