Valentine’s Day in NYC

Vday-nyc-smartsaveLove is in the air. If you are looking to experience a romantic and memorable Valentine’s Day then New York offers plenty of exciting options. Here are some suggestions on how to make your day extra special.


A stroll and ride in Central Park
One of the most well known attractions in New York, Central Park provides an idyllic backdrop for a romantic stroll in the park. With 36 bridges, dozens of trees and speciality gardens this urban oasis is popular with tourists all year round. And just in case you get tired, you can have a seat on one of the 9,000 benches. Alternatively take in New York’s stunning views in a ‘handsome cab’ also known as a carriage ride which is perfect for the romanticist.


A Day of Pampering
To have a day of relaxation and rest, take advantage of the many Spa days on offer around the city. The Spa at Mandarin Oriental is offering a ‘Midnight Magic over Manhattan’ package which includes a two hour massage followed by an hour of relaxing over champagne and lobster caviar. You can also try the Guerlain Spa at the Waldorf Astoria were they are offering a promotional package which includes long stem rose and complimentary glass of champagne.


Meal for two
If you want an extra special dining experience for this special Day, the Daniel Boulud’s name sake restaurant will definitely excite your pallet. As one of only five NYC restaurants considered worthy of a 4* rating, it isn’t just the delicious French cuisine but also the romantic interior that makes it popular with couples. Alternatively if you prefer to cook your own dinner, then take a three course meal cooking lesson at Miette Culinary Studio. Learn how to make crab cakes, shrimp risotto and chocolate cake with vanilla ice cream and whilst you enjoy your meal you will be served three wines to compliment each course. If you’re looking for the best in river dinner cruises then World Yacht Dinner Cruises, is the place to be.


Sit back and enjoy the show!
Inject some comedy into your evening by taking in Carolines on Broadway show ‘My Funny Valentine’ with seven comedians giving their perspectives on love and relationships. Instead you can also watch The Rejection Show Valentine’s Day Heartbreak Haven for an evening of punch lines, love song karaoke and cocktails to end the night. Or if you prefer listening to your music then enjoy a performance at Jazz at Lincoln Center.