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Valentine’s Day ideas for New York

Looking for Valentine’s Day ideas? Here’s our pick of the best events, romantic restaurants, gift ideas and more.

To help you have an enjoyable time this February, we've come up with Valentine's Day ideas that should help you plan the Goldilocks of dates: one that's not too cheap, not too expensive, not too over the top and not too uncaring—it'll be just right. Enjoy a romantic dinner at one of the best NYC restaurants, or invite your date over and put on our playlist of the best sex songs for your homemade, candelit dinner. Single or not the romantic type? Luckily, there's always a party worth going to in our pick of the best parties in New York.

When is Valentine's Day?

Valentine's Day falls on February 14 every year.

Dinner and date ideas

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Valentine's Day ideas for her under $100

Find more creative and affordable Valentine’s Day ideas for her that are romantic without being cheesy

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Valentine's Day Songs

Music

Love songs

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Sexy songs

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Oral sex songs

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Breakup songs

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Romantic NYC hotels for Valentine's Day

Gramercy Park Hotel

Time Out says
  • 4 out of 5 stars
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Mondrian Soho

Time Out says
  • 3 out of 5 stars
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The NoMad Hotel

Time Out says
  • 5 out of 5 stars
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The London NYC

Time Out says
  • 4 out of 5 stars
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Comments

12 comments
Mark W
Mark W

What about Valentine's Eve!?!?

Come party with your special someone at SHAKE RATTLE & ROLL Dueling Pianos

Every Saturday night - 10pm


All request rock n roll party - YOU pick the playlist!

Singalong, dance along, laugh along, drink along - ALL NIGHT LONG!


The Cellar @ 22 Warren St. NYC 10007

http://www.ShakeRattleRollPianos.com for tickets and info!

sonia s
sonia s

EcstasyThruMusc -  a fantastic program available for Valentine's Day (or weekend)!  Be in touch.   Sonia

Sui P
Sui P

For those looking to spice up Valentine's with a little pre-weekend wax head, I recommend booking something in on LookBooker! www.lookbooker.co (I even booked something for my boyfriend, hehehe)

Megan M
Megan M

Chocolate Dances is performing their annual Chocolate and Dance pairing show, A Chocolate Love Affair. Starting Thursday, February 12 and through the 13th and 14th at 8PM. On the 15th at 5PM. Buy tickets at the door or online www.ChocolateDances.com 

Michael F
Michael F

Coolest gift idea-  send a card with a Prayer or Spiritual Affirmation ACTUALLY SAID for your loved one by one of our spectacular spiritual practitioners!!  www.PrayerSpark.com

NYC SHOWS
NYC SHOWS

MSG has the best event of the night. Kings of Leon and Gary Clark Jr.!! Don't miss out!

Melissa
Melissa

There are some good options here but I wish they had listed the Valentine's Dome Double Feature event happening at MoMA PS1 Friday night. A friend just told me about it and it seems like a lot of fun to see two awesome movies(Some Like it Hot and Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind) with friends or a date for only $10. It is definitely another great option for anyone without Valentine's day plans.

BMB4JAZZ
BMB4JAZZ

This is a really nice variety of options. I love that you have the price ranges. For those holding out until the weekend, Winard Harper at the Metropolitan Room late night set is a good bet.