5 out of the box NYC Valentines Day Date ideas
1. Queen of the night. The immersive NYC experience takes the idea of dinner theater and twists it into a tasty, sultry, night unlike any other you’ve lived. What started as a limited run at the Diamond Horseshoe hotel in 2013 is still going strong four years later. The sexy dinner and a show is not just an event not to be missed, it’s also an exciting choice for surprising your favorite partner in crime on Valentines Day. Where else in the city can you get a Pig Roast, a choreographed dance and ballet show, and get spoon fed dessert. Buy tickets here.
2. A cooking class. For me, some of the absolute best gifts are the ones that are experiences, not things. And I’ve already spoken time and again about how much I love to experience things, as opposed to monetary possessions. That is why one of my favorite gifts to give, and I continue to hold in high regard is the cooking class. Not only is it a brilliant gift for someone, it’s a top notch way to spend Valentines Day itself. A pasta making class at Rustico Cooking in Midtown will not only teach you how to cook and devour various pasta recipes together, it’s an NYC Valentines Day date night you won’t forget.
3. Fuerza Bruta. The long running show located in Union Square has been around some time. While other, newer shows around town may steal the spotlight, it still remains a must see for anyone new to the high flying, trippy event. More details and ticket info here.
4. A luxury Movie experience. Luxury movie theater experiences have been popping up all over New York City in the past year, including Alamo DraftHouse and the new IPIC three floor movie theater, restaurant and bar in South Street Seaport. Though none may compare to the Nitehawk Cinema in Williamsburg whose awesome screenings, delicious egg sandwiches and Bloody Marys are affordable, and worth every swipe on the L. For a cool NYC couple, or to emulate one, spend Valentines Day celebrating at one of these spots perfect for lovers of both movies, and each other.
5. The Rolling Stones Exhibit Exhibitionism. The brand new exhibit in the West Village dedicates two floors to the legend that is the Rolling Stones. It includes replicas of their first apartment, studio space and even the experience of an Encore concert song. With lots of imagery and cool rock artifacts, it’s a great exhibit for both devout Stones fans, and music lovers. Definitely a fun, hip way to spend your Tuesday Valentines Day in New York City. Ticket info here.