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Your Neighborhood at a Glance: A Valentine’s Day Guide for NYC

There is no city that is more romantic than New York. For Valentine’s Day, we’ve got you covered, as there are excellent date spots in every single neighborhood throughout the five boroughs, amazing hotels for an enchanting staycation, tremendous special Valentine’s Day events, and, of course, the best and most romantic restaurants in the world. Flowers are a must, but that’s easy since there are flower shops on every corner, attached to every bodega, so here’s a quick guide on how to choose the right bouquet, and here’s a way to keep the cost down if you choose to go another route for your floral arrangements. If you’re looking for some gift ideas, the city is the place to shop, here’s some sweet recommendations from NY Magazine and here are some very sentimental gift ideas from Time Out New York.

No matter what, New York City makes Valentine’s Day extra special and exciting. Here we’ve hand-picked some of our favorite activities and ideas to show that special someone just how much you care:

Keep it simple and intimate, go out and enjoy an extraordinary romantic dinner and then go home, snuggle on the couch and watch a romantic movie. Or for you chefs out there, prepare a sentimental home-cooked meal before your movie. Either way, your time spent together will be the focus of this night, that’s just the way it should be.

If you and your significant other are into live performance, NYC is the place. How about checking out some live music? Or catching a signature theater performance? Or how about going to a sporting event and making a date out of it? This is a great way to make your date inspired and memorable.

New York City has been the setting for countless iconic romantic movie moments. Why not recreate a Hollywood scene, such as Sleepless in Seattle, Breakfast at Tiffany’s, or the Seven Year Itch? There’s plenty of other options to choose from, both cliché and creative.

Are you looking for love? Head to one of these bars if you’re interested in meeting someone. Or you can try out a fantastic wine bar for a more sophisticated chance meeting. There’s also always the increasing popular online dating route. And if you’ve just met someone and are looking for first date ideas, there’s plenty of great options for that.

Our list aside, here’s some suggestions from three famous New Yorkers on how they’ll be spending the holiday.

No matter what we do, we’ll be spending the holiday in the city that we love, and we’re beyond grateful to be a part of New York City.

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