There’s no shortage of things to do in NYC but that also leaves you with too many options when selecting the ideal date night for the day of love. Using a little creativity, you can create the ultimate date night for the special day.

A Staycation
The Marmara Park Avenue room service
New York City has some of the most beautiful and luxurious hotels, no doubt but no need to break the bank to get your loving’ on. Apps like Hotel Tonight*, Travelzoo, and Tablet Hotels offer discounted and perk-filled options for luxe but comfy stays. Breakfast in bed is always sweeter when it’s complimentary. 
*You can use code AATWATER8 to get $25 off your first HotelTonight Booking (if you spend $135 USD+). 

Pool Hall Date

Society + Billards NYC

Unpretentious yet sultry, pool is a great option for couples (or Galentine’s) no matter what stage of the relationship. Society Billards + Bar in Chelsea is a great option to skip the cheesy dinner and a movie date. Slip into something slozy (slutty + cozy) and head downstairs to the sultry pool hall.
The Woodsman Martini is a sexy sip, bourbon with peach schnapps topped with an orange peel. Snacks range from grilled cheese to croque-monsuier sliders. Bonus: happy hour is Monday – Friday 4-7 pm, so you can avoid the typical V-day crowds while saving a few bucks. 
Foreign Film Night

The Film Society of Lincoln Center is always showing at least one foreign film at any given time. Show bae you have some culture (and tolerance to read through subtitles for a few hours) with a foreign film night. Cute tip: if heading to dinner, match the cuisine with the origin of the movie. 

Brunch + Museum
Row House Harlem
Row House Harlem French Toast

Ah, brunchin’ and museum hopping – two of my favorite things to do. If you’re anywhere in Manhattan, there’s bound to be at gallery or museum in close proximity to a dope brunch spot. In Harlem, Row House has a great brunch deal ($15.95 for an entree and drink) plus the stuffed french toast is heavenly. Just a few blocks away is the Studio Museum, a contemporary art museum dedicated to African-American arts and complimentary admission on Sundays!

So how are you celebrating Valentine’s Day? 


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