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The Best Way to Spend Valentine's Day in NYC

New York is one of the world’s most exciting places to be whisked away for a dreamy Valentine’s Day getaway, and The Knick is right in the center of the whirlwind romance. From falling in love with a new Broadway show, to sipping a rooftop nightcap with the entire city sparkling beneath you, to saying ‘I do!’ in Times Square, here are some of the ways our guests love to spend Valentine’s Day in New York City.

Discover a New Love Story

Fall in love with Broadway all over again with two new theatrical adaptations that are currently in previews and poised to steal your heart. The Notebook, based on Nicholas Sparks’s book about persevering star-crossed lovers, is now a musical scored by Ingrid Michaelson, and Water for Elephants, also about an enduring love story, is a new musical based on the book by Sara Gruen.

Stay in the Heart of the City

Be the star of your own Manhattan love story when you stay at The Knickerbocker Hotel in NYC for Valentine’s Day. Our special Valentine’s Day hotel offer, With Love From The Knick, includes champagne for two upon your arrival, a VIP welcome amenity, a breakfast buffet for two at Charlie Palmer, late check-out, and a complimentary room upgrade as available.

Preview Spring Awakening on the High Line

Flowers in winter
Photo courtesy of The Highline

The High Line won’t be in full flower for a few months, but the colorful winter plantings, and birdsong hold a promise of spring ahead. Arrange a private tour for two (allow three weeks notice), join a guided tour, or just grab a coffee from Jake’s @ The Knick and go for a romantic promenade.

Name a Martini After Your Love

Immortalize your romance in cocktail culture history with a bespoke martini, named by you, and sipped in the hallowed hotel where legend says that bartender Martini di Arma di Taggia invented the original dry martini in 1907. Our $10,000 Will You Be My Valentini offer includes the opportunity to work with our bartender to create and name a unique martini that will be served through the end of 2024; an indulgent one-night stay in our lavish Martini Suite;† a romantic dinner for two with a menu personally curated by Chef Charlie Palmer;† and tickets for two to a Broadway show, with a private after-show cast engagement at St. Cloud Rooftop. To ensure you’re giving your beloved a truly one-of-a-kind experience, we’re† serving this special offer with a twist: Be My Valentini is only available to the first person who claims it.

Cruise The Love Boat


Photo courtesy of Hornblower

See NYC from the river on a romantic champagne tasting cruise for two from Classic Harborline. For a Parisian twist, there’s the glass-enclosed Bateaux Dinner Cruise. Or channel your inner Working Girl and ride the Staten Island Ferry.

Visit Lovers' Lane

Photo courtesy of The Central Park Conservancy

There are few places in New York City more lovestruck than Central Park. In fact, the footpath just south of Turtle Pond has historically been such a favorite place for engagements, first kisses, and romantic interludes that it used to be called Lovers’ Lane. Today, you can wander the park with your love, or make a date for The Sweetheart’s Stroll, a tour of the park’s most captivating spots for l’amour, complete with hot chocolate.

Think Pink

If you’ve always wanted to show your love la vie en rose, the Pink Pier at Watermark has you covered. This photo-friendly dinner pop-up, overlooking the East River, includes such offerings as DIY pink s’mores and cocktails in pink disco balls – all served under the glow of pink fairy lights. Exchange sweet nothings in the convivial chalet or rent a private or semi-private igloo.

Pay Homage to an Iconic NYC Romance

Spend enough time in NYC, and you’ll probably happen upon a location you recognize from a romance movie. If you’d like to take your love on a tour of some of the most recognizable New York movie love scenes of all time, check out our list of some of our favorites.

Celebrate Love in Times Square

Times Square invites couples from all over the world to propose, renew their vows or even hold their wedding there on Valentine’s Day. Submit your meet cute story to win a chance to have your surprise proposal displayed on a billboard, or register for a chance to get married or renew your vows.

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