5 Great Valentine's Day Date Ideas in NYC

  • 01 of 06

    Introduction

    ••• Spencer Platt / GettyImages

    Looking to go a step beyond the chocolates and romantic restaurants for Valentine's Day this year? Surprise your sweetie with a unique take on the been-there, done-that date, thanks to these 5 great Valentine's Day date ideas in NYC.

    Continue to 2 of 6 below.
  • 02 of 06

    'Naked at the Met' Scavenger Hunt

    ••• Watson Adventures

    Chilly winter days make it prime time for warming up with museum visits, but here's a sexy twist on a highbrow Valentine's Day date – sign up for one of the scavenger-hunt style 'Naked at the Met' adventures from Watson Adventures. The concept is this: You'll pop into the Metropolitan Museum of Art, where you'll work with your partner to decipher clues and "uncover" nude works throughout the museum; two outings are scheduled on Valentine's Day 2016.

    Continue to 3 of 6 below.
  • 03 of 06

    Spa Bliss Times Two

    ••• Patrick Messina / Park Hyatt New York

    If your perfect date involves some coupled-up pampering, look no further than the tempting Valentine's Day packages on offer at one of the city's sexiest spas – the Spa Nalai, perched 25 floors high in the posh Park Hyatt New York hotel. With lofty ceilings, a flood of natural light, and sweeping city views, couples booking in for the long weekend of February 12th through February 15th in 2016, can lock in a selection of special tailored-for-two treatments. Enjoy 60- to 90-minute couples' massages in the spa's signature treatment suites; upgrade to the wow-factor couples suite for extras like floor-to-ceiling city views and a personal 18-foot-high Swiss-steam shower. Bonus: A special gift and champagne awaits post treatment, as does a $50 gift certificate to the popular restaurant downstairs, The Back Room (tip: don't miss their decadent eclairs!).

    Or, perhaps you and your sweetie prefer to stay in for some at-home R & R? There's no problem there – let the...MORE massage come to you, thanks to Soothe, a new on-demand massage service in NYC. You simply order up the type of massage (couples, Swedish, deep tissue, etc.) you'd like via their website or app, and pick the length of the treatment (60, 90, or 120 minutes), and you'll get a licensed and vetted therapist delivered straight to your apartment or hotel room door, in as little as an hour. Bonus: About.com readers get $20 off their first Soothe massage (use code AboutSoothe16 at checkout; offer expires February 16, 2016).  

    Continue to 4 of 6 below.
  • 04 of 06

    'Champagne & Aphrodisiacs' Sailing

    ••• Dennis Cahlo / Classic Harbor Line

    What happens when you pair a yacht, champagne, aphrodisiacs, and Valentine's Day? Pretty much the most romantic date ever! Sign up for Classic Harbor Line’s 'Champagne and Aphrodisiac Pairing Cruise,' where you'll cuddle up in the glass-enclosed observatory of the intimate Yacht Manhattan II to sample a pairing menu of champagnes/sparkling wines with light bites like oysters, poached lobster, and more – all perfectly complemented by the stunning NYC skyline. Four sailings are currently lined up for February 14, 2016.

    Continue to 5 of 6 below.
  • 05 of 06

    Igloos, Ice-Skating & Fine Dining

    ••• Claudia Ficca

    Here's a cool date idea to heat up any relationship: The Rink at Rockefeller Center has announced a special “Valentine’s VIP Skate & Dinner” that's available just on February 13 or February 14 in 2016. For $95 per person, you'll get rental skates and access to the VIP Igloo (complete with "skate concierges" and complimentary refreshments), along with a hand-in-hand whirl on the rink. Plus, tuck into a tasty three-course dinner at the Rock Center Café, with a menu touting options like oysters, duck, chocolate mousse, and more.

    Continue to 6 of 6 below.
  • 06 of 06

    Stars on Stage On & Off Broadway

    ••• Neilson Barnard / GettyImages

    If you can't hand your love the stars in the sky above, Hollywood stars are a good second-best bet. Check out 8 current Broadway shows where you can see celebrities on stage (note February 14 is the very last night to see Bruce Willis on stage in Misery). Or, save some money for champagne and chocolates, thanks to NYC's current Off-Broadway Week promotions, wherein two-for-one tickets are available for nearly 35 off-Broadway productions. The last night to take advantage of the deal is, conveniently, February 14.