12 Romantic Destinations for Valentine’s Day 2022

1. Sunset Cruise with Buffet Dinner

Spend Valentine’s Day on a romantic cruise as the sun sets. Admire the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, and the NYC skyline with a Champagne toast or a glass of wine. Savor a buffet dinner and Valentine-inspired desserts under the moonlight.

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2. Enjoy a Romantic Dinner

If you are not a big fan of cruises, go for a romantic dinner in the city!  For those who don’t want anything too fancy, romantic yet affordable date night at one of New York’s best rooftop bars would be another wonderful option. 

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3. Enjoy the sunset with amazing views

The New York City skyline is one of the most famous and recognizable skylines in the world.  It’s a city filled with skyscrapers and tall buildings. In most recent years, it has been expanding which made way for new observation decks.

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4. Take a romantic cruise

New York is surrounded by two rivers, making it the perfect place for an enchanting boat ride around the city.  Depending on the cruise you decide to go for, you can enjoy finely catered food while admiring the shimmering lights of the city.

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5. Champagne Tasting Cruise

This romantic Valentine’s Day boat cruise in New York is definitely one of the best things you can do on this day.  You will also love the atmosphere because the crew is super friendly and it is low-capacity cruise.

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6. Go Ice-skating

See a Romantic Another romantic activity on Valentine’s Day in NYC is to go ice skating! New York’s ice skating rinks are only open for a few months a year. As there are numerous ice skating rinks out there, we recommend checking out New York’s Best Ice Rinks.

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7. Romantic Broadway Show

A musical or play on Broadway is always a good idea, but it can make your Valentine’s Day in New York extra special.  Sure, there are many nice places you can spend your Valentine’s day in, but Broadway is unique to New York. 

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8. Art Installation of Love

Every year, a Valentine Heart Design Competition is held.  The winner’s proposal will be displayed at Father Duffy Square in February, including Valentine’s Day.

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9. Special One at Bronx Zoo

The Bronx Zoo has had this tradition since 2011. At the Name-a Roach program, you can still name one of the giant Madagascar cockroaches after your Valentine for a $15 donation. If you’re looking for a very special and unique Valentine’s Day event, Name-a Roach is it!

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10. 230 Fifth Rooftop Bar

Even in winter the season is not over yet, because with radiant heaters, free blankets and warm rooftop lounges you can make yourself comfortable there even in icy temperatures.  The great view will warm your heart.

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11. Spend some time at ARTECHOUSE

ARTECHOUSE mixes art, technology, and science to create an immersive, digital installation. Then you can sit back and enjoy the breathtaking view of the horizon - how great is that!

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12. Sweetheart Stroll

Strolling through Central Park can be romantic all year round.  The best thing about it? It’s completely free! Whether you’re planning on popping the question or not, definitely make sure to walk by Bow Bridge.

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13. Gayle’s Broadway Rose

Gayle’s Broadway Rose features singing waiters and waitresses that will sing classic and modern Broadway hits to you while you indulge yourself in a delicious and fancy-looking milkshake.

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14. private helicopter ride

Taking a helicopter ride in New York is an amazing and unforgettable experience. It’s perfect to celebrate a special occasion, like Valentine’s Day!  The memory of a private helicopter ride over one of the world’s greatest cities will stay with you forever.

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15. Have a day at a sporting event!

You also want to be sporty on Valentine’s Day?  Then visit a sports event in the Big Apple! You have the choice between the New York Knicks, Brooklyn Nets, New York Rangers, New York Islanders & New Jersey Devils!

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16. Visit the at MoMa PS1

Check out the local art scene in the MoMa Ps1 art exhibit, featuring work from 47 local, contemporary artists.  This exhibit explores art-making in New York history, the resilience of artists, and the feelings connected with art.

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17. Spend the night in a hotel

The Moxy NYC Chelsea is one of my insider tips in New York, because it meets my taste exactly. The view is magnificent, the staff is super nice and everything is freshly renovated. This is how a New York hotel should be!

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18. Book a Private Walking Tour

If you are traveling as a family or small group and already know exactly what you want to see in New York City, then this private walking tour with Oli is a great option.  Here you can let a New York guide show you the best parts of the city and sights from a local’s point of view.

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19. Brooklyn Bridge

The Brooklyn Bridge is an official landmark of the city, which you should not miss even in winter. Make sure to walk across the impressive bridge and enjoy the unique view across the East River to Brooklyn in the clear winter air.

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20. Visit the Empire State Building

A very popular location not only to spend Valentine’s Day in NYC but also to propose is the iconic Empire State Building!  Just imagine standing on top of the skyscraper, overlooking the rest of the city, while holding and keeping each other warm.

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21. Join a cooking class

Instead of just wining and dining at a restaurant, isn’t it much more fun to prepare the meal yourself?  You’ll have the chance to work as a team while learning from a master chef. As a reward, you will indulge in your well-deserved dinner together!

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22. Restaurant Week in New York

Right on time around Valentine’s Day, New York Restaurant Week takes place, which is an absolute highlight not only for New Yorkers.  You can either send a romantic to-go menu to your home or choose from a huge list of participating restaurants.

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23. Valentine's Day Pizza Love Kit

Fornino has won several awards as the best pizza in New York.  For Valentine’s Day, they have a very special pizza to offer: it comes in a heart shape! The Valentine’s Day Pizza Love Kit consists of several courses and a wine.

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24. Roosevelt Island Tramway

This is one of the NYC attractions that you definitely shouldn’t miss!  All you need is a subway ticket to take the cable car across the East River at heights of over 200ft. The views from the cable car are amazing and equally as impressive from Roosevelt Island!

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25. visit the Museum of Sex

The Museum of Sex is filled with pieces describing the history, culture and acceptance of sex.  With a large shop downstairs this museum is a fun and different way to spend an afternoon in NYC.

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26. Let loose at a comedy club

If you ask me, one of the most fun couple activities in New York is attending a comedy show.  At an improv show, you have the chance to participate and influence what you see, making it all the more fun!

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27. Museum of the City of New York

A great museum to find out more about the city of New York.  Get an exciting look into the histoty of the Big apple and find out more through a variety of pictures, paintings, clothing, toys and books.

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28. Take a Romantic Cruise

When thinking about the best things to do on Valentine’s Day in NYC, the first thing that comes to our minds is going on a romantic dinner cruise. One of our favorite cruises in New York and our recommendation is the Valentine’s Day Dinner Cruise.

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29. Romance Under the Stars

When thinking about the best things to do on Valentine’s Day in NYC, the first thing that comes to our minds is going on a romantic dinner cruise. One of our favorite cruises in New York and our recommendation is the Valentine’s Day Dinner Cruise.

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