NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - Jan 21, 2014) - "New York City is one of the most romantic cities in the world!" says Erica James, editor at NYCTourist.com, "France has Paris, Italy has Venice, and the U.S. has New York City!" Erica added, "Valentine's Day is a very popular time of year to visit New York City with plenty of romantic date options that include iconic attractions like Times Square, Broadway, Central Park, and Top of the Rock at Rockefeller Center, but there also many other ways to go including dinner and drinks at one of Manhattan's world-famous restaurants, a skyline aphrodisiac cruise or an intimate evening in a stylish coffee shop followed by a stroll in Battery or Carl Schurz Park."
Below is the 2014 Top 5 list with a few other bonus suggestions to follow.
1 - Wine and Dine - When it comes to date night, don't forget the basics. Session 73 Restaurant is the perfect place to help kick off the evening. The venue surrounds guests with a blue lit ambiance that would put anyone in the mood. Don't be surprised if you happen to see one of your favorite celebrities, many of which have been known to dine here regularly. A sweet alternative would be making reservations at SoHo's Casa Bella Restaurant, which offers some of the most notable authentic Italian cuisine in the city. This bistro has a large menu that ensures that there's definitely something for everyone. It's impossible for any palate not to leave completely pleased... just save room for one of their extravagant desserts!
2 - See a Broadway Show - Ready for some excitement?! To truly experience New York, travels must see a Broadway show and Chicago, the musical is one of the best. Come visit the Ambassador Theatre, recognized as a NYC landmark, where visitors will see what it was like living in the roaring 1920's through the eyes of producers that were awarded 6 Tony Awards, including Best Revival of a Musical, Best Choreography and Best Direction of a Musical.
Broadway in NYC has plenty of worthy options and Mamma Mia is another "can't miss" musical that is sure to fit the Valentine's Day spirit. This production is about a young 20-year old, Sophie who is in search of her father to have him walk her down the wedding aisle. A story of family, friendship and love will take audience members to emotional peaks they never knew existed.
3 - Take in the Romantic Views of the City - Nothing says romance like cuddling up above the City and taking in the beautiful views of the New York Skyline. One of the best viewing spots is way up high at the Top of The Rock at Rockefeller Center. Another famous and iconic viewing spot is at the top of the world famous Empire State Building.
4 - Romantic Cruise - A romantic evening cruise along the shores of New York City is a hands down winner on Valentine's Day. Tip for 2014 -- try Classic Harbor Line's Champagne & Aphrodisiacs Pairing Cruise aboard the 1920's style Yacht Manhattan. This link will direct you to a page where you can access their website http://www.nyctourist.com/new-york-classic-harbor-line-cruise.
5 - Single this Valentine's Day? Find a Date!
No worries, there are plenty of fun things for singles to do. For the men out there why not head to Rick's Cabaret or Sapphire Gentlemen's Club for a night with some of the most beautiful women in New York City. For the ladies out there, head over to Hunk O Mania, Manhattans top male strip club for a night to remember.
Where to Stay in New York on Valentine's Day
Whether a traveler or local looking to spice things up and have a romantic staycation, there are tons of options for hotels in New York City. The Hotel Wolcott NY is a convenient and affordable option without skimping on the luxury and romanticism. Check for specials. Another great option is the Crown Plaza located in Times Square. The Crowne Plaza in Times Square has a long list of amenities and is one of the most famous hotels in NYC. For other great hotel deals in NYC check out: http://www.nyctourist.com/travel_ad_menu.htm.
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