Valentine’s Day is a week away- just around the corner. If you haven’t planned a date yet, then don’t worry! We delved into our New Yorker minds to give you some ideas of unique places to go on this special day.
Yes, we know the Empire State Building is a gorgeous spot, but consider the following locations to take your special someone.
#1 Something Different: Brooklyn Botanic Garden
What is more romantic than a walk with your loved one through gardens full of life, even when blanketed with snow in the middle of winter. Stroll through Japanese style gardens, over ponds, through the trees, and visit exotic plants from around the worlds in their conservatories. Weekdays are free through February, so enjoy this Wednesday Valentine’s Day in a unique and magical way.
Where? Brooklyn Botanic Garden; 990 Washington Ave., Brooklyn (45 min drive from The Lombardy Hotel)
When? Tuesday – Sunday 10 am – 4:30 pm
#2 Something Cozy: Il Buco
If you’re looking for something a touch more elegant, but still warm, cozy, and romantic, then what is better than handmade Italian pasta? Treat your date to the highest of quality in Italian food and enjoy the feel of this vintage space and the exquisite treats on their special Valentine’s Day menu. Just make sure you call ahead for a reservation, because this NYC classic can fill up.
Where? Il Buco 47 Bond St., Manhattan (30 min from The Lombardy Hotel)
When? 12 pm – 11 pm on Wednesdays
#3 Something Fun: Bowling at Frames NYC
Whether you and your date are a little competitive, or you’re looking for a fun Valentine’s Day activity with friends, the bowling is a rousing option. Enjoy this refreshingly sophisticated bowling alley, where you can enjoy the art decoration and crazy lates, as well as a menu that rivals any standard restaurant.
Where? Frames Bowling Lounge; 550 9th Ave., Manhattan (20 min drive from The Lombardy Hotel)
When? 12 pm – 11 pm on Wednesdays
#4 Something Beautiful: The View at Blue Eyes
Treat your special date to pasta and pizza while enjoying a breathtaking view of the island of Manhattan. Watch the ferries chugging down the Hudson during the day, the sunset reflecting off the buildings at twilight, or the lights sparkling at night. Sometimes the best way to see the city is to get out of the city.
Where? Blue Eyes; 525 Sinatra Dr., Hoboken, NJ (45 min drive from The Lombardy Hotel)
When? 12 pm – 10 pm on Wednesdays
#5 Something Relaxing: Massages at Nico’s Salon
Whether you’re just looking to relax, or want to get ready for a special night of dinner or nightlife, then a massage is in order. What’s better than being pampered on the most romantic day of the year? It’s the kind of date neither of you will forget about anytime soon. And if you’re staying in The Lombardy Hotel, the salon is just a minute away from your door.
Where? Nico’s Salon in The Lombardy Hotel; 111 East 56th St., Manhattan
When? 8:30 am – 6:30 pm on Wednesdays
Staying in New York City – About The Lombardy Hotel
If you’re looking for a romantic, magical hotel for any time of the year, and especially on Valentine’s Day, then The Lombardy Hotel welcomes you and your special someone. Between our impeccably decorated shared and private spaces and the convenience of our Midtown location, you’ll want for naught during your time here.
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