We feel you, Audrey. Swoon that special someone and share an experience together that you’ll both love this Valentine’s Day. From romantic views to cozy inns to delicious dinners, we have a list of heart-warming must-do’s.
For the wine lovers
Go on a romantic wine-tasting excursion. Cozy up with a glass and take in the beautiful New York landscape.
Shinn Estate Vineyards in Mattituck, Long Island is the perfect way to experience wine tasting and a romantic dinner. You’re sure to enjoy a gorgeous sunset overlooking the vineyard.
For a truly unique experience in one of the largest winemaking regions in the country, visit the Finger Lakes Wine Country - home to nearly 100 wineries, breweries and distilleries.
Wine down and enjoy a truly gourmet meal at the Culinary Institute of America in the Hudson Valley. Enjoy a collection of unique flavors from the country’s leading chefs with alumni including Anthony Bourdain.
Day dates and brews
Prefer a brew instead? There are plenty of local and craft breweries around New York State that are one of a kind and sure to stir feelings. Peekskill Brewery has a captivating view of the riverfront, delicious bites, and of course, plenty of new beers to be discovered. Trust us - it’s worth the trip.
Looking to stay near the city? Head to Brooklyn Brewery in Williamsburg. The taproom hosts tastings and tours, and even makes for a fun group date spot.
You can also hop around on an interesting behind the scenes outing at the New York Beer and Brewery Tour. Visit four different breweries in and around Manhattan and discover the rich history and lost treasures of New York State’s brewing business in the process.
A chill night out
Cozy up at the Alamo Draft House in Yonkers. It’s a Texas-themed movie theatre that serves gourmet food using fresh, local ingredients. Share a dish and a drink (of which there are plenty at this theatre – 32 craft beers on tap!) while you enjoy a movie on the big screen.
If you want the best of both worlds – a little calm with a little fun – try Aimies Dinner and Movie, located in Glen Falls just south of Lake George. At this theatre, you can enjoy wine, dinner and a movie with your valentine, then head to the jazz bar outside for some twirling and some tunes.
A relaxing getaway
Looking to take your Valentine’s game to the next level? Take your Valentine on a beautiful New York State weekend getaway.
Spend some time countryside at Thyme in the Country – an eco-bed and breakfast located just outside of Hudson. Enjoy a bubble bath and a farm-grown breakfast, then get a massage and stroll the riverfront city of Hudson. Psst, don’t forget to upload a beautiful sunset photo here with #LoveNYSunsets!
Relax at the Montauk Yacht Club Resort, located on a private waterfront in East Hampton. Walk the beach, enjoy a locally caught lobster dinner and sail away. Then retreat to your room, where you can enjoy some champagne by the fire. Magical evenings like this don’t just happen in movies, they happen right here in New York.
Not everyone can say they spent a romantic Valentine’s Day in a winter wonderland. Head to Mirbeau Inn in Skaneateles. The perfect weekend is in store: warm up by a fire in a cozy room overlooking the pillowy snow, enjoy a couples’ spa day at Mirbeau’s spa to rejuvenate and then wander the town while you enjoy the gorgeous lakeside views. Check out the romantic cottages and their Valentine’s Day deal!
Hit the slopes and sauna all in one day.Head to the Tamarack Club in Ellicottville – Holiday Valley’s newest slopeside hotel. Enjoy three chairlifts with multiple runs located just steps away from the hotel. And for the adventurers, Holiday Valley is one of few spots that has night skiing and snowboarding!
Valentine’s Day may only last one day, but those magical Valentine’s Day moments last forever. You’ll love these sweet spots.
Take a romantic stroll through Central Park and experience the quintessential horse-drawn carriage ride in the heart of Manhattan. Make sure to pack an extra blanket! Grab a snack from a street vendor and plan to have dinner at the romantic Tavern On The Green. You never know who you’ll run into at Central Park - artists, musicians and if you’re lucky, you’ll even find an opera singer at the Bethesda Terrace. Make sure to charge your phones and take tons of photos for an unbeatable backdrop of the beautiful park and city.
Take an unforgettable Valentine’s Day journey to Saranac Lake in the great Adirondacks. Experience all the fun activities like snowshoeing, hiking, and snowboarding while absorbing the breathtaking scenery from one of the many sky-high mountain peeks. Your valentine will remember this for a lifetime!
A New York Times and Lonely Planet favorite, the The Saugerties Lighthouse is a true gem - you’ll never want to leave. The 1869 landmark houses a museum and bed and breakfast, and overlooks the majestic Hudson River. Spend the day romantically wandering the historic beacon. It’s like a scene out of The Notebook.