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The Best Things to Do in New York During Valentine’s Day

Christian King / January 9, 2018

When you think of things to do for Valentine’s Day, the first thing that comes to mind is travel. You and your partner would want to get away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. You want to get away for the weekend, or you may even want to go overseas for a short weekend trip.

On top of the Empire StateNew York is a popular destination for the holiday season as it boasts of lots of activities for young and old visitors to enjoy. Attractions include an open-air skating rink, holiday-themed museum exhibitions, street festivals, and the city’s festive mood itself captured by tourist bus patrons doing hop/on-hop/off in NYC.

If New York is famous for the holidays, Valentine’s Day is no exception. The city has a lot to offer to celebrate February 14, which is the same date for Valentine’s Day all over the world. Not only does the city’s restaurants and hotels offer discounts for this day. They also offer Valentine’s Day-themed meals and room decorations, and love-themed attractions. Everyone’s creative sides are expressed on this day, and it is a fantastic sight to find, especially if you are a first-time visitor to New York.

With so many options to choose from, what are the best things to do in New York for Valentine’s Day? Here are some of our recommendations:

1. Try out food innovations


New York is famous for its unique food concepts, with options that cross-cultural and religious borders. You will be surprised to find Indian, Kazakh, Mongolian, Argentinian, Caribbean, South African, Korean, Filipino, Australian, and Fijian cuisines in this city. These cuisines are just some of them. If we list down all options, we may fill this entire page.

Not only is the city full of food options from around the world, but it also welcomes new food ideas. It is, then, not a surprise to find new restaurants, food carts, and trucks popping up in a city with a long queue in tow. Have you ever tried unicorn pizza, which is made of colorful sweet dough, sprinkles, pop rocks, and cotton candy? Or massive pizza burgers that fill your entire table? The possibilities are endless in this city, so if you want to spend time scouring New York for new food concepts, you may want to do this with your partner on Valentine’s Day.

Central Park boat ride2. Hang out at Central Park

Central Park is one of the most popular attractions in New York, and there is a good reason why. You don’t have to find things to do here or list down options that you want to visit. You can just pick a bench or lay down your picnic mat, and enjoy the views. If you get hungry, you can walk around and find a nice place for a meal or snack. And if you want to do something together, you can rent out a bike, or visit an attraction in the park. There are so many things you can do here, and it is no surprise as to why it is such a popular area for both locals and visitors.

New York offers a lot of options for couples who want to celebrate Valentine’s Day. You don’t have to travel far or to splurge so much on this day. If you live in New York, you can just walk out of your door and explore the city with your partner. Even if you have been living here all your life, some things may even surprise you still!