Celebrate the Season of Love in NYC
New York City has something to offer everyone while celebrating the season of love. Tailor your evening to ignite your senses with the sights, sounds, tastes and sensations ‘The City That Never Sleeps’ thrives on. Here are some of my favorite February experiences that I hope you pencil into your agenda on your next trip to New York City.
See a Show
There’s nothing more classic for a night in New York City than dinner and a show. The theater scene in the city offers a robust variety of productions to appeal to every theater taste. From revivals such as Kiss Me, Kate!, to double features like Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, you are sure to find a hit. If possible, buy your tickets directly from the box office. The cashiers at the theater know the best seats in the house, and they will work with you to get the best bang for your buck. Another perk is that you’ll avoid any additional service fees.
View the Manhattan Skyline
Manhattan has one of the most recognizable skylines. There are many ways to take in the views of the city. If you’re up for a boat ride, several cruise options such as the Hornblower Cruise takes you along the Manhattan Island. If you want to stick to land, venture to Brooklyn and take a romantic stroll down the Brooklyn Heights Promenade for incredible downtown views. It’s highly recommended that you plan your walk around sundown, to capture picturesque moments as the sun begins to set over the city. It creates a beautiful backdrop for a romantic evening.
Cocktails at the Campbell Bar
Once the apartment of John W. Campbell, the history of this bar alone is enough to sweep you off your feet and transport you into the roaring 1920s. The Campbell Bar is perfectly tucked away in Grand Central Terminal. It sets a cozy ambiance with a stone fireplace and a century-old leaded glass window. If you’re looking to try their house cocktails, go for the Grand Central Spritz or the Cold Brew Martini. The location is perfect for date nights. However, if you’re planning to go on a popular day such as Valentine’s Day, you should call ahead to make a reservation for the bar. While they accept walk-ins, this hidden gem fills up quickly.
Dinner at Agern
Also within Grand Central Terminal, you’ll find Agern, a Michelin starred restaurant featuring Danish cuisine. The beef tartar is a delicious choice to kick start your meal with its mouthwatering flavors. For your main, you can’t go wrong with the pork shoulder paired with a bitter salad, horseradish, and sorrel. Agern is also known for their cocktails and has an extensive list of hand-crafted creations to be paired with your meal or enjoyed on its own.
Skating at the Bank of America, Winter Village
There are several ice rink options in the city but if you want one with smaller crowds, while still being surrounded by the NYC scenery, try The Rink at Bank of America Winter Village at Bryant Park. The Rink remains open through March 3, so there’s still time to live your best ice dancer life. An insider tip to round out your date: grab a classic hot chocolate or if you’re feeling wild, a chocolate pizza from Max Brenner to warm up afterward. The surrounding area is a great hangout option whether you’re with your partner, close friends or indulging in a well-deserved ‘treat yourself’ experience.
If you’re itching to plan a trip, New York City is a must-visit place this February. Whether it’s your first time or your 10th, the city’s ever-evolving scenes will give you a new outlook each time. Create that Pinterest board and pack your suitcase, New York City is waiting for you!
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Know Before You Go
- Opt for walking tours instead of bus tours if you want to eliminate the issue of traffic – just make sure to pack comfortable shoes!
- If you bring your own ice skates, Bryant Park allows you to ice skate for free in the winter.
- The Bronx Zoo is pay-what-you-wish on Wednesdays.
- Utilize the New York Subway to travel like a local – it’s also a great way to avoid traffic!