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There’s no day for romance like Valentines Day! It’s a bit greeting card company-perpetuated for some tastes, but aside from the dripping pink hearts and candy, what else can you do? Well first of all, don’t forget to send New York’s finest Valentines Day flowers even if she tells you not to. And second, in an A-list city that never sleeps, you must have planned out a seriously romantic dad and/or night for the two of you. From hitting the clubs to having homegrown parties, there’s plenty for the singles to do; but what about you? Well there’s plenty! Keep reading for the best Valentine’s Day ideas for New York City.

1. Romantic Dinner for Two

Recall your romance by candlelight at one of the city’s most famously cozy restaurants. Plan to spend about $300-$500 for dinner and drinks at The View, Daniel, The River Café, The House, or August.

2. Ice-Skating in Rockefeller Center

Enjoy a nighttime romp in the famous Rockefeller Center ice rink with the love of your life! Sip cocoa, eat an elephant ear, and enjoy each other’s company the old-fashioned way!

3. See a Broadway Play

What better way to ring in the day than at a Broadway play? From The Lion King to Jersey Boys, you’ll have a rousing good time together at this world-famous attraction.

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4. Shop on Fifth Avenue

Grab a java and go traipsing up-and-down Fifth Avenue! She’ll really love you for buying her a gift at the Flagship Saks or Tiffany’s!

5. Take a Carriage Ride Through Central Park

Whether it’s by day or night, a quintessential carriage ride is just what the doctor ordered for romance on Valentines Day in New York City. Sip cocoa or hot coffee while you take in the famous NYC sights!

6. Tour the Empire State Building

Take a tour to the top of the world (or at least the country!) and smooch under the moonlight!