More than 50 million visitors fell in love with NYC last year, and this February grants another opportunity to visit the City’s sites and attractions while enjoying special deals. Whether celebrating with friends or a significant other, NYC has a fun experience to offer everyone.
“New York City is the destination to celebrate the people, places and activities that we love,” said George Fertitta, CEO of NYC & Company. “
"Spending time in our varied and vibrant neighbourhoods on Valentine’s Day is the perfect way to merge all of these interests into a memorable account.” John Donohue the NYC & Company Ireland representative added “no matter what time of year, New York City is the number one North American destination of choice for Irish travellers however, Irish peoples Love affair with New York City is extra special around February 14th”
Some of the Valentine’s Day events taking place throughout the City this February include:
Gray Line’s Night on the Town Tour
View the City’s lit skyline from atop a double-decker bus with Gray Line’s Night on the Town Tour. This package includes a guided motorcoach tour, a guided walking tour through The High Line, dinner in Little Italy, a cruise aboard a New York Water Taxi with champagne and close-ups of the Statue of Liberty, and a ticket to visit the Top of the Rock Observatory; newyorksightseeing.com.
Spirit Cruises is offering Valentine’s Day weekend dining cruises around the City with buffets, music, dancing and climate-controlled decks for stargazing; spiritofnewyork.com.
2012 Winter Starlight Music Series at Top of the Rock
Wednesdays, February 1–18; 6–8pmTuesday, February 14; 6–8pm
Top of the Rock’s Observation Deck at Rockefeller Center will host live music throughout the month of February as part of its 2012 Winter Starlight Music Series. The events will take place on Wednesday evenings, February 1 to 18, from 6 to 8pm and feature artists such as Angela Workman, country & bluegrass band Dive Bar Dukes and The Nick Bucci Band. Visitors will also be able to enjoy a 360-degree panorama of the City, along with wine, champagne and other refreshments for sale from AJ Maxwell’s Steakhouse.
The Winter Music Series will include a special performance on Valentine’s Day Tuesday, February 14 from 6 to 8pm with sounds from the Hans Holzen Trio; topoftherocknyc.com.
18th Annual Valentine’s Day Weddings Event at the Empire State Building
Four winning couples will say “I do” with a private, personalised wedding ceremony—created by celebrity event planner Colin Cowie—during the 18th annual Valentine’s Day Weddings Event at the Empire State Building. Couples from across the US submitted videos describing their love stories and why they should be chosen to marry or renew their vows at ESB. After 16 semi-finalists were selected by a panel of experts, the public voted for their favourite couples online. Valentine’s Day is the only time when couples are able to marry at the building.
The Empire State Building will also light up in red, white and pink at sundown; esbnyc.com
The London NYC’s Modern Romance Package
Celebrate an evening with a relaxing 60-minute massage in the privacy of a personal suite. An assortment of canapés is prepared and delivered by Gordon Ramsay’s culinary team and paired with their signature martini; thelondonnyc.com/specials-packages/the-modern-romance.
The Surrey Hotel & Spa
Customize your stay or select the hotel’s Ultimate Romance package which features a couple’s massage at The Spa, champagne, and chocolate turn down and rose-scented Diptyque candles; upgrades are also available. The offer is valid for stays through December 31, 2012. Booking code is ROMANC; thesurrey.com.
db Bistro Moderne
This renowned restaurant by Chef Daniel Boulud is offering heartwarming winter dishes including sweet potato agnolotti with Brussels sprouts and pancetta, roasted veal chop with black trumpet mushrooms and a marrow crust, and heart shaped bourbon-maple crème brûlée. Also being offered on Valentine’s Day is a three-course pre-theater menu for $75 per person from 5 to 6:30pm. The Chef’s Five-Course Tasting menu for $125 per person will be available beginning at 7pm, and à la carte dining will start at 9:30pm; + 1 212-391-2400; danielnyc.com.
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