Visiting NYC for Valentine’s Day? Whether you are just visiting or a full-time resident, you may be looking for something special to do in New York this Valentine’s Day other than going to a local restaurant. Here are some idea for things to do for Valentine’s Day in the city.
Take a Carriage Ride in Central Park
Sure, you can do it any day of the year, but there is still something extra romantic and magical about taking a carriage ride through Central Park with your sweetie on Valentine’s Day. It’s also not very expensive. You can spend between $20 and $30 (plus tip) for a 20 to 30 minute ride.
Learn How to Make Gourmet Chocolate Truffles
Instead of buying chocolates for your loved one, take them to The JCC in Manhattan for a class on how to make your own gourmet chocolate truffles. The class is on Valentine’s Day from 7pm until 9:30pm. If you’re a member, it is $85 per person. Non-members pay $95. You do need to register in advance for the class by calling 646-505-5708. The JCC is located at 334 Amsterdam Ave at 76th St.
Enjoy Jazz and the Views at Top of the Rock
From 6pm – 8pm, you can enjoy live jazz music by Peter Bradley Adams when you pay the Top of the Rock admission fee, which is $30. You can even take in the spectacular sunset over Manhattan. Vendors will also be available selling champagne, wine, hot chocolate and sweets.
Go Ice Skating
The ice rinks at Bryant Park, Central Park and Rockefeller Center are all still open on Valentine’s Day. So why not enjoy a little skating with your sweetie? Prices vary by rink. And if you go to Bryant Park, there is a free movie that starts at 6:30pm. It is “The Cutting Edge.”