7 Ways to Spend Valentine’s Day in NYC

How to enjoy the city that never sleeps on a budget.

What are your plans for Valentine’s Day?

Why not consider a trip to New York for the weekend? This year, Valentine’s Day is in the middle of the week, so if you have work and family responsibilities, going out for the evening may need to be put on hold.

Instead, treat your significant other to an excursion in the Big Apple and try some of these suggestions.

Go Ice Skating

Skating at Rockefeller Center can make for a wonderful evening, as long as you can bear the weather. Dress warm and watch the other skaters on the ice or give it a go yourself. There are other places to ice skate in the city if you wish to avoid the crowds, such as Bryant Park.

Visit the Statue of Liberty

Start off the day by going to the most iconic landmark in the United States, the Statue of Liberty. Take a cruise for some of the best views of Lady Liberty, as well as the shoreline of Manhattan. A cruise map of the Statue of Liberty will show you some of the other sites you’ll pass.

Eat a Romantic Meal

You cannot go to NY for a holiday like Valentine’s and not go out to eat a romantic dinner. New York has restaurants across the city where you can sample some of the best food in the world. No matter what type of food you like, you will find it in NYC.

See a Broadway Show

With advanced planning, you may be able to buy tickets for Hamilton, the Lion King, or another top Broadway show. However, there are many off-Broadway theaters where you may be able to get tickets on the spur of the moment. A matinee and romantic dinner would be a nice way to celebrate love.

Ride a Carousel

Although not everyone finds carousels romantic, it could be a fun, and cheap, way to spend an afternoon. Jane’s Carousel is in the Brooklyn Bridge Park and is encased in glass, so you won’t freeze during a ride. The tickets are a measly $2, which is probably less than the coffees you buy.

Visit the Cabaret

If you’re looking for a sexy, as well as a romantic evening, take in a show at the Slipper Room. It is a cabaret and modern burlesque theater on the Lower East side of Manhattan. Most general admission seats are only $15, which is less than going to the movies, and much more fun.

Stroll the High Line

A romantic nighttime stroll is a good way to work off the calories after a romantic meal. There are several places you can take a walk, like the High Line. What was once a freight rail line, is now a public park where you can stroll on your own or take a tour to learn more about it.

Depending on what you and your partner find romantic, there are dozens of places to go and things to do to celebrate your love and the life that you’ve built together.

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