Make this Valentine’s Day a special one by going above and beyond the greeting card and box of chocolates. Here are eight dripping-with-romance ideas that would make good ‘ole St. Valentine proud.
1. The Park and Make Out Package at the Park South hotel begins with a class on making your own pasta at Covina Bar & Restaurant. The $377 package includes a $100 gift certificate to either Covina or o ya, a Japanese restaurant. Afterwards enjoy cocktails by the fire in the library.
2. If you’re considering proposing, go all-out with AKA Central Park’s Robes & Throws Package. You’ll stay in a 17th-floor Sky Suite, enjoy an in-suite dinner, and cozy up with warm robes and cashmere throws and slippers as you take in the views from your 1,000 square foot wraparound terrace. Pricing starts at $2,245.
3. The New York Midtown Hilton is now partnering with PRIV, and on-demand wellness and beauty app, and offering complimentary hair styling and massages from 1-5pm on Valentine’s Day. After you’re all primped, take a stroll to Central Park or take in a Broadway show.
4. The Love of Chocolate Class at Dumbo’s L’Ecole Valrhona will teach you how to make macarons and bonbons with your beloved, all while sipping on chocolaty cocktails. $119 gets you a lot—champagne, a recipe book, a Valrhona apron, and 20% off Valrhona purchases on their website.
5. The Sisley Spa in the Carlyle will make you feel pampered and loved even if you’re flying solo this Valentine’s Day. An 80-minute Valentine’s Day appointment comes with a glass of champagne, chocolates, and a complimentary enhancement, like a collagen eye mask for exfoliating body treatment.
6. Valentine’s Day Cruises are available through Bateaux New York and Spirit of New York, leaving from Pier 61 at Chelsea Piers. Choose from buffet-style or a plated three-course meal, or select a brunch cruise with bottomless mimosas.
7. Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steakhouse offers a variety of dishes for lovebirds to share, including a mouthwatering Chateaubriand tenderloin paired with butter-poached lobster.
8. Hakubai Japanese Restaurant at The Kitano offers an alternative if steak and lobster aren’t your thing. An eight-course meal of daily imported inside one of the rice-paper enclosed tatami rooms is sure to be romantic.