New York is often referred to as being one of the most romantic cities in the world, but with so much to do here it can be overwhelming to choose the perfect way to spend Valentine’s Day. Luckily for you, we’ve put together our top 5 things to do this Valentine’s Day.
For the musical enthusiast
Broadway is home to some of the best shows in the world and if you haven’t done already, now is the time to go. With shows like Chicago, Newsies and of course we need to mention the Brit shows – Twelfth Night, Richard III, No Man’s Land and Waiting for Godot, you’ll be stuck for choice.
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For the cultural explorer
Once a year, you can celebrate Valentine’s Day under the stars at the American Museum of National History’s Rose Center for Earth and Space. The night begins among the asteroids with an open bar of cocktails and champagne, hors d’oeuvres and chocolate all while a jazz quartet plays in the background. Then sit back and enjoy some of the greatest romance stories from the ancient celestial past at Hayden Planetarium from astronomers Lydia Maria Petrosino and Ted Williams.
For wining and dining
For those who love to be wined and dined, there are a plethora of NYC restaurants offering a special Valentine’s Day menu. For lovers of British food, Jones Wood Foundry is offering a 3-course Prix Fixe menu, with some home favourites including Fish and Chips and Roasted Old Fashioned Chicken. If you enjoy meeting new people or would just like to dine in a couple-free environment, Jones Wood Foundry also offers a great singles communal meal option. And if this wasn’t enough, our members can get a complimentary glass of wine or draft beer when they order with food!
Other restaurants with an equally great Valentine’s Menu include Aquavit, Abboccato Ristorante and One if by Land, Two if By Sea – all offering 4 courses meals with wine pairings.
For the adventurer
You might live in New York but have you truly experienced its beauty and what it has to offer? Why not spend the day exploring Manhattan – see the breath taking views from Top of the Rock or the Empire State building, walk the high line, whisper sweet nothings at the Grand Central whispering gallery or discover New Yorks hidden underground subways.
Or for a true adventure, how about joining ‘The Amazing New York Scavenger Hunt’? Hold hands and put your heads together while you race across the city in a physical and mental test to solve puzzles and clues around NYC.
For the party goer
The Jazz Age Lawn Party’s Michael Arenella will be hosting ‘The Sweetheart Soiree’ this Valentine’s Day. The black-tie affair will include cocktails, live music and even dance lessons in the 1847 townhouse -that’s now an exclusive club!
Or if you’re a Kings of Leon fan, they are touring America for their 2014 ‘Mechanical Bull Tour’ showing off music from their newest album and singing some fan favourites like ‘Sex on Fire’ and ‘Use Somebody’. Luckily for you, they’ll be playing at Madison Square Garden on the 14th and will be opened by Grammy-winning guitarist Gary Clark, Jr.
Last Minute Gift Ideas
If you still haven’t bought a gift for that special someone, here are a few ideas we’re sure they’ll love:
The London Candy Co. has a selection of yummy British sweets and treats for you to enjoy, including Cadbury Roses, Love Hearts, Beech’s Turkish Delights and more! Members receive 15% discount on all purchases.
FLAT 128 carry a niche selection of hard to find, inspiring and bold products, across the categories of jewelry, home décor and accessories. All products are made and produced in the UK. Members receive 15% discount on all purchases.
If you’re a golf lover or know someone who is, British golf professional James Field from GAWF provides golf lessons and packages for all levels. Members are entitled to 10% off lessons and packages.
Learn how to look and feel your best every day, with the UK lead in personal colour and style consulting in Manhattan – House of Colour. Members can claim a 10% discount on Colour and Style sessions.
For a full list of membership perks click here.
If you have any great ideas you’d like to share, tweet us at @NYCGeorge or comment below.