Valentine’s Day Alternatives in NYC

212Access January 29, 2012 Comments Off on Valentine’s Day Alternatives in NYC

By Jacquelyn Di Michelo

Dinner on Valentine’s Day is not romantic in the City. Restaurants jack their prices and put more pressure on couples with the additional roses. What ever happened to creativity? Love isn’t all roses and chocolates, so why does society push it on us every February 14th? Whether you have been in a relationship for years or this is your first rodeo, here are some creative ideas to spice up your V-Day.

Sky Diving

If you’re going to take the plunge into love, you might as well take the dive together. Thrill seeker or not sharing a plunge is an unforgettable event. Taking a risk together will certainly bring you closer and it will be a memory you and your significant other will never forget. What’s better than building a memory that you can never forget. This is something that is definitely outside the Valentines’ Day box. But who says Valentines’’ day has to be boring.

Cooking Classes

Take a cooking class together. Even if neither of you like cooking, it’s nice to do something together that maybe you have never done before. At the end of the class, you have learned a new skill and shared conversation you probably wouldn’t have over dinner. In NYC, they have many homemade pasta classes, mozzarella making classes, and baking classes. This takes you away from what you normally do and are able to share the learning experience together.

Exotic Cars

Rent an exotic car for the day. It is an amazing present for any man to race around in their dream car for just a day.  Not only are you out of your element driving a $100,000 dollar car but you are riding up to dinner in class. Girls and guys can enjoy this. And at the end of the night, if you’re feeling really wild, maybe take the back seat for a try.

Get A Room

Maybe you don’t have time this year to plan a getaway, but getting away doesn’t always mean airplanes and beaches. Rent a room at a local hotel you could never afford. One night away from your apartment and piles of dishes will set the tone for relaxation, and relaxation is the recipe for a romantic evening. Even if it’s just a few blocks from your place, I bet your apartment doesn’t have five star room service and a bar right now the stairs. Here’s a 212Access video that takes you inside of the Hotel on Rivington in the Lower East Side.