We’re in the middle of February, a month that throws New York City into a romantic frenzy with conducive weather, nevertheless.
Romantic events, shopping deals, fun couple events, Broadway, photoshoots, weddings, and binging take center stage. Is a special date night on your mind, or do you want to surprise that special someone? Count on the Big Apple that has a big heart to celebrate love in its unique way.
Not only does New York offer the perfect backdrop of the stunning skylines but it has umpteen destinations where you can plan a romantic and memorable day.
Carmel Limos is New Yorkers’ top choice when moving around hassle-free on a busy day. For Valentine’s Day, we’re offering special group discounts, restaurant, and shopping deals, luxury limo services for couples, and more. Book roundtrips for a quick getaway around New York City at competitive prices, or take advantage of our affordable hourly waiting services to celebrate love.
Imagine taking your special someone in a polished and plush limo with Champagne, her favorite tracks, etc. Download the Carmel Limo mobile app and get started by booking the best possible experience. Our romance squad will get working on it.
In this blog, we’ve curated a special Valentine’s Day to-do list for all types of romantics in and around New York City. We hope this can help you plan a wonderful celebration.
How it all Began?
Valentine’s Day was not celebrated until about the 14th century. It was celebrated to honor Saint Valentine, a priest known for preaching love and kindness in Rome during the third century. He was martyred on February 14th, which gave us the date to remember and appreciate his teachings and life for love.
According to legend, Saint Valentine, captivated by the emperor Claudius II Gothicus, signed a letter “from your Valentine” to the jailer’s daughter, whom he was close to. Other accounts reveal that Valentine’s Day celebrates St. Valentine of Terni. Another common legend is that St. Valentine secretly married couples against the emperor’s order to prevent the husbands from being deputed for war. As a result, couples celebrated feast day in his honor.
Valentine’s Day is celebrated across the United States, Britain, Australia, Canada, Argentina, Mexico, the European Union, and South Asian countries. In the Philippines, many weddings, especially mass weddings, happen on Valentine’s Day, when hundreds of couples exchange vows and celebrate.
Places and Things to Do that Drive Romance in New York City
Here are our top picks in NYC for destinations and experiences on Valentine’s Day that will keep you hooked for more.
Romantic Harbor Line Valentine’s Day Champagne Cruise
If style and class are your Valentine’s Day mantras, we recommend a romantic Manhattan Classic Harbor Line cruise with Champagne along New York City’s waterfront. Get on a luxury yacht and sink in the jaw-dropping views of the city’s skyline and iconic landmarks. Sal across the Statue of Liberty and the Brooklyn Bridge while you toast to the love of your life.
As you cruise along the Hudson River, relish the curation of fine champagne and hors d’oeuvres. Tap your feet to live music or waltz around the deck with a couple’s performance. Walk around this 1920s-style yacht and click pictures at Insta-worthy corners. Indulge in wine tasting and create special memories with your loved ones.
The boat has a warm and alluring main salon that offers plenty of space for many guests.
Raise a toast to sparkling wine paired with special chocolate. The tables set onboard offer privacy and let you enjoy a 360-degree view of the city.
Cruise past Times Square & Hudson Yards, One World Trade Center, and the Financial District in ninety minutes. The yacht departs from Pier 62 at the Chelsea Piers Complex, located at the Hudson River. Need a ride to Pier 62?
Download the Carmel Limos mobile app and book a multipoint pickup service to pick her up on your way to this amazing cruise.
The Majestic Princess Sunset and Dinner Cruise
What better than gazing at the magical sundown when on a romantic date? Spend Valentine’s Day on the Majestic Princess for 3.5 hours and watch the sunset with the backdrop of the stunning city views.
Cruise by the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island while holding a glass of Champagne or wine. Savor an extensive buffet dinner that will offer romance-inspired desserts under the moonlight.
The dinner menu shall include delicacies such as Caesar Salad, Penne Rigate with Fresh Tomatoes and Basil, Baked Tilapia in White Wine Sauce, Chicken Francaise, Oven Roasted Pork Loin with Traditional Apple sauce, Seasonal Fresh Vegetables, Roasted Baby New Potatoes, assorted rolls, and more.
Ask your Carmel Limos chauffeur to wait while you relish dinner and the beautiful views of the cruise. We’re offering the best prices for hourly waiting services on Valentine’s Day!
Shows and Events
Romantic Broadway Show and Dinner
Take that special someone to Romeo and Juliet, Lion King, or any other romantic Broadway show on 254 W 54th Street. Witness the different colors of romance on one stage with impressive performances by artists around the world.
Once you have enjoyed a touching musical show, wipe off those tears and head to one of the following restaurants for a romantic dinner in a Carmel Limousine:
A refined Chinese restaurant, Blue Willow, next to the Trump Towers, serves Hunan and other oriental cuisines that fit the New Yorker’s taste palette. Try the Smoked Hunan Bacon or the Hometown tofu casserole if you’re visiting for the first time. The Taiwanese popcorn chicken with Sichuan peppercorns is a must-try if you’re in for some extra spicy adventure.
The Xiang River fish and pickled spare rib rice noodles are highly recommended if you want to go light on the spice. In addition, the Husband-and-Wife Special, Seafood Rice Noodles, Chairman Mao’s Braised Pork, and Kung Pao Chicken are irresistible too.
The restaurant offers a private room on request and prior reservation. Celebrate Galentine’s Day on February 14th with your gal pals at Blue Willow. Why not book a Limo for a great riding experience? Don’t worry. We’ve got you covered!
Head to this well-lit American eatery that offers a casual yet romantic dining experience apt for Valentine’s Day. If you’re on couple goals to lose those pounds, this place is ideal for getting started. Try the Eggs Benedict, healthy Avocado Toast, Sicilian Baked eggs, Kale and Quinoa Salad, Brick Pressed Chicken and Steak Salad.
The chequered flooring and murals with ambient lighting keep this place alive. Serving Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner, The Smith is ideal for Valentine’s treat at any time of the Day.
We recommend a Carmel Limos Sedan for a comfortable ride to this restaurant and a hassle-free ride back home. You can now book your Carmel Limos sedan on our app in minutes!
Osteria La Baia
This elegant restaurant serves Italian Coastal flavors and unique cuisines from Naples and Amalfi with a unique New Yorker twist. If you’re a fan of Italian food, you’ll be delighted to see Burrata, Lobster Garganelli Calabrese, Orecchiette, Branzino Alla Pizzaiola, Yellowfin Tuna Tartare, and other delicacies on the menu.
Indulge in Panna Cotta, Zeppoles, Amaro Nonino, Chocolate Budino, Sorbetto, or Gelato to conclude your delicious meal.
With the perfect Mediterranean vibes, crème, wood, white seating, and vibrant lighting, La Baia is ideal for a romantic lunch or dinner after an entertaining Broadway show.
Romance and Jazz are never mutually exclusive, especially on Valentine’s Day. New York City is replete with Jazz Concerts on normal days. However, Valentine’s Day accelerates the tempo for jazz performers and lovers. Here are our top recommendations for a Jazzy Valentine’s Day celebration:
70’s Soul Jam Valentines Concert
Head to the Beacon Theater for a soulful night of Jazz with a line-up that includes 70’s Soul Jam, Bloodstone, The Stylistics, Heatwave, The Intruders, and Blue Magic.
Experience top-notch Jazz with the ground-breaking new audio system, Sphere Immersive Sound, that will give you a life-like high-quality sound experience. With innovative sound technology, the front and back row on the balcony have the same audio experience delivered by the speakers to sonic perfection.
Blue Note Jazz Club
Tap to the tunes of Samara Joy at the Blue Note Jazz Club on Valentine’s Day. The 22-year-old, who joined the likes of Sarah, Ella, and Billie with Verve Records, will perform.
The artist’s refined and rich voice has earned appreciation from Anita Baker and Regina King. Additionally, she has cemented her status as the first Gen Z jazz singing star on TikTok. Enjoy hits like “Can’t get out of this mood,” “Nostalgia,” and “Guess Who I Saw Today” at the venue that will help you unwind and believe in love again.
Ice Skate at Rockefeller Center
If you and your partner can brave the chill outdoors, we recommend the most romantic tradition in the city, ice skating at Rockefeller. Witness dancing duo performances or tie on a pair of skates and become the showstopper at the rink.
Bring on the Serendipity vibes with your loved one with a bit of rink time. Indulge in some hotdogs and hot chocolate by the rink side after you’ve twirled around the massive white rink.
Alternatively, head to Winter Village at Bryant Park for a less crowded skating experience. Treat your partner to snacks and drinks at food stalls, shops, and food carts.
Visit Niagara Falls
Just thirty minutes from Buffalo, New York, is the most breathtaking natural wonder in the world, Niagara Falls. This destination of beauty and wonder offers the most romantic view from the Observation tower. Besides the glorious falls, Niagara offers an adventure-packed experience with thrilling attractions, hiking trails, interactive exhibits, and delicious family dining options in one place.
It’s a perfect Valentine’s Day getaway from the hustle and bustle of New York City. First, experience the chills and thrills of Niagara Falls with Instagram-worthy pictures of the Cave of the Winds that will take you behind the falls. Then, visit the American Falls, a part of the Horseshoe Falls, and the Bridal Veil Falls to hear the thundering roar and experience sprays of mist on your face.
We recommend booking a Carmel Limousine for a roundtrip to experience this magical wonder. Download our app and book a trip in advance for a stress-free getaway.
While the world celebrates the Day of love, it’s only right to say that experiencing it in New York City is unparalleled.
We at Carmel Limos want to improve your experience with our seamless services.
Happy Valentine’s Day from Team Carmel Limos!