13 Ridiculously Romantic Events In NYC For Valentine’s Day

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Valentine’s Day in the City That Never Sleeps – how romantic! Whether you’re in a happily committed relationship or living life single and ready to mingle, NYC is the place to be for Valentine’s Day.

If you’ve ever been lucky enough to spend Valentine’s in the city before, then you also know just how romantic the city can be, as the city comes alive in celebration of love with a whole series of events in NYC for Valentine’s Day. That includes romantic dinner cruises, speed dating, stand up comedy, theater, art, and more. However you want to celebrate, NYC has a Valentine’s Day event for you.

For those looking to celebrate Valentine’s Day in NYC with some essential romantic New York moments, be sure to check out our guide here.

Romantic Valentine’s Day NYC Events For 2023

If you’re looking for some truly special Valentine’s Day NYC events, then read on because we’ve got 12 of the most romantic ones just waiting for you!

  1. 01

    Classic Harbor Line: Romantic Valentine’s Day Champagne Cruise

    Cruise in Chelsea

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    Celebrate Valentine’s Day in style with a romantic champagne cruise on Classic Harbor Line in New York City. Set sail on a luxury yacht and take in the breathtaking views of the Manhattan skyline and iconic landmarks such as the Statue of Liberty and the Brooklyn Bridge.

    As you cruise along the Hudson River, you and your loved one will be treated to a selection of fine champagne and delicious hors d’oeuvres, served by the friendly and attentive staff. You’ll also have the opportunity to dance to live music or simply relax and enjoy each other’s company as you take in the stunning views.

    This unforgettable experience is the perfect way to celebrate your love and create lasting memories with your special someone. Book your tickets now for the Classic Harbor Line Valentine’s Day Champagne Cruise and make this Valentine’s Day one to remember.

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    Valentine’s Day Speed Dating at Radegast Hall

    Other Events in Williamsburg

    Leave the dating apps behind and come take a chance on love at this charming speed dating event! Hosted by the Radegast Hall & Biergarten, this special night of speed dating will give you the chance to meet and chat with at least 15 people in bursts of three-minute conversations. Enjoy the moment and have fun without worrying about getting their number – you’ll have a chance at the end to connect with your matches.

    From finding great new friends to the love of your life, this speed dating is sure to set you up for an unforgettable NYC Valentine’s Day.

    Grab your ticket for this one-of-a-kind speed dating event here.

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    Valentine Romantic Dinner Cruise 2023

    Cruise in Lower East Side

    Valentine Romantic Dinner Cruise 2023

    Soak up the NYC skyline while you enjoy strawberries and sparkling wine during this charming Valentine’s Day event.

    This cruise, which lasts about three hours, also features a 3-course dinner, a DJ playing romantic music, and a free rose, all while taking you by some of the city’s most famous sights, including the Statue of Liberty and the Brooklyn Bridge.

    Already have other Valentine’s Day plans in NYC? No problem! This Romantic Dinner Cruise has availability on Saturday, February 11, Sunday, February 12, and on Valentine’s Day, Tuesday, February 14.

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    Cupid’s Comedy: Stand-Up Comedy Night for Valentine’s Week

    Other Events in Upper West Side

    Looking for funny Valentine’s Day events in NYC? Then you’ve got to get to the Triad Theater for this hilarious showcase. Featuring a number of New York’s best up-and-coming comedians, this show is all about getting folks in a good-spirited mood and helping them to kick off their date night right.

    Whether you’re looking for laughs on Valentine’s Day or you want to make it a week to remember, Cupid’s Comedy has you covered with three nights of fun: Saturday, February 11, Tuesday, February 14, and Friday, February 17.

    Get tickets to this comedy event through Valentine’s Week in NYC.

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    Candlelight: Valentine’s Day Special ft. “Romeo and Juliet”

    Other Events in Williamsburg

    Is there a love story more iconic than Romeo and Juliet? Come enjoy Shakespeare’s classic celebration of young love at the Williamsburg Hotel. As part of the Candlelight series, this show is a live, multi-sensory concert that features renditions of some of the most romantic music ever composed. 

    The tentative program includes songs like the “Fantasy Overture” from Romeo and Juliet by Tchaikovsky, As “Time Goes By” from Casablanca, and even “True Love Waits” from Radiohead. Check the link for the full list!

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    Romantic New York Stroll Through Central Park

    Walking Tour in Upper East Side


    The sight of countless romantic movies, New York’s Central Park and Upper West Side are two must-visit destinations for Valentine’s Day in NYC. Make the most of your time with this Romantic New York tour, a 90-minute walk featuring 13 rom-com locations at cafés, book shops, and more. Included in the tour are the Loeb Boathouse, Bethesda Fountain and Terrace, and Bow Bridge.

    For first-time New York visitors and long-time residents alike, this charming look at New York City is a fun way to get in the Valentine’s Day spirit.

    Confirm your place for this romantic New York tour by booking here.

  7. 07

    Dine At New York’s Tallest Skyscraper

    Building in Financial District

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    If you’ve spent time on our site before, you know we’re big fans of New York’s tallest skyscraper, One World Observatory. With Valentine’s Day coming up, we have even more reason to be excited, thanks to its restaurant, ONE Dine.

    With its seasonally inspired menu, small production wines, local beers, & craft cocktails, the restaurant provides a meal that lives up to the view. And on the 101st floor of One World Trade Center, this is one of the best – and most romantic – views in New York.

    Book your all-inclusive dinner experience at ONE Dine here.

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    A Valentine’s Day Champagne Toast On The Edge

    Building in Hudson Yards

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    All you need for Valentine’s Day is that one unforgettable moment. By grabbing tickets to the Edge at Hudson Yards, that moment is yours.

    As one of the best observation decks in NYC at over 1,000 feet high, there’s no doubt you’ll get breathtaking views. What will make this the perfect Valentine’s Day event is taking in a champagne toast as you take in the views!

    Purchase tickets ahead of time to enjoy Valentine’s Day at The Edge.

  9. 09

    Get In The Mood With Moulin Rouge

    Broadway Show in Theatre District


    For a taste of Paris romance in New York, head to the Al Hirschfeld Theatre to see Moulin Rouge on Valentine’s Day. Featuring a story all about the love between a young composer and the star of the Moulin Rouge, this charming musical is the perfect romantic accompaniment to a night out in NYC.

    Plus, once the show is over, you’ll be right in the middle of Broadway for some of the city’s most inspired dining and drinking!

  10. 10

    Enjoy East River Views At The Fulton

    Sea Food Restaurant in Financial District


    With so many delicious restaurants to choose from in New York City, finding the most romantic one for Valentine’s Day can come down to two things: the vibe and the view. Located in the Financial District, the Fulton has both of those in spades. Its alluringly lit tables draw you in, as the backdrop of windows out to the East River give you that only-in-New-York kind of moment. For a can’t-miss romantic evening, the Fulton is a great place to go.

    Book your table at The Fulton for Valentine’s Day here.

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    Classic Harbor Line: Champagne City Lights Cruise

    Cruise in Chelsea

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    Champagne City Lights Cruise NYC

    Kick off Valentine’s Day celebrations with a weekend cruise around the city on a classic yacht. Filled with old-school styling, this 1920s motor yacht is the perfect vessel to transport you around the city – and back to the charms of an earlier era. Take in the twinkling lights of the New York City skyline as you enjoy a glass of champagne, beer, or wine as you cruise by the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, One World Trade Center, and more!

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    Adults Only! Superfunland at the Museum of Sex! Journey Into The Erotic Carnival

    Museum in Midtown Manhattan

    Museum of Sex

    While the celebration of love on Valentine’s Day can be seen in kids exchanging cards at school and families spending time together, not all Valentine’s Day events are meant for all ages.

    Looking for some events in NYC for Valentine’s Day that will spice things up? Then head to The Museum of Sex and its new exhibition, Superfunland: Journey into the Erotic Carnival.

    Featuring four floors of of amusements, including the 4-D immersive Tunnel of Love, an erotic fortune-telling machine, and a mechanical bull, this is like no Valentine’s Day you’ve ever had before!

    Get your tickets now for Superfunland here.

  13. 13

    Make It Sultry With Chicago

    Broadway Show in Midtown Manhattan

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    Love is about romance, it’s about courtship, and it’s about passion. If you’re looking for events in NYC for Valentine’s Day that really bring the passion, then it’s time to head back to the 20s. Of course, we’re talking about Chicago!

    In addition to hit numbers like “All That Jazz”, Chicago is a sexy, flirty, and moving musical whose plot is inspired by lovers scorned. Sounds like the perfect recipe for a romantic Valentine’s Day in NYC!

Frequently Asked Questions About Valentine’s Day Events NYC

What to do in NYC for Valentine’s Day 2023?

Valentine’s Day is on Tuesday, February 14, 2023, meaning you’ll have to plan accordingly if you want a romantic, late-night celebration. Our advice? Celebrate it twice!

Many Valentine’s Day NYC events actually take place on Saturday, February 11, 2023 to give people more time to celebrate. Otherwise, New York’s restaurants and bars will be open and ready to host you.

My tip: check out my article The 29 Best Things To Do Valentine’s Day NYC.

What is there to do in NYC on Valentine’s Day?

New York City is filled with things to do on Valentine’s Day, including romantic boat cruises, dinners with views of the entire city, theater and comedy shows, and so much more. Whether you’re looking for free Valentine’s Day events in NYC or you’ve been saving up for a big night out, New York City has plenty of options.

What is the weather in NYC for Valentine’s Day?

The weather in NYC in February often hits highs of around 42°F (5°C) with average lows around 29°F (-2°C).

On nicer days, the high temperatures can get to around 50°F (10°C), though colder nights have been known to hit 20°F (-8°C). Either way, it sounds like the perfect weather for a cuddly, romantic date night!

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