Things to do for Valentine’s Day in NYC and NJ



Valentine’s Day means different things to different people. A singularly stressful display of romantic derring-do for some, an opportunity to heap scorn upon corny couples while consuming quantities of ice cream for others. Whether you celebrate or shun the day, we’ve gathered a great list of things to do in NYC and NJ on the 14th. And because nothing kills the love buzz like searching for a parking spot, we’re including nearby ParkFast locations to make your celebration a breeze.



Make plans for a romantic jaunt through NYC’s most iconic neighborhood. Reserve your parking here!

Cupid’s Undie Run

We can’t think of a better way to get your blood pumping on Valentine’s Day than to don your fanciest skivvies and dash through Midtown Manhattan—all for a good cause. Bonus points if this is a first date!

Love in Times Square

From morning to midnight, lucky couples will be exchanging their vows under the sparkling lights of Times Square. Stop by to bear witness to love that’s in the air, everywhere and all around.

Dinner at the Rainbow Room

Be dazzled with iconic views of the NYC skyline by scoring dinner reservations to the endlessly romantic Rainbow Room.



Prefer to avoid the tourist throngs on the 14th? Then head down to the East Village for a funkier kind of date night. Find easy parking here.

Great Jones Spa

It’s hard to be romantic when you’re not relaxed. Book a massage for you and your date, and begin Valentine’s Day by de-stressing with a dip in a thermal hot tub.

Dinner at Botequim

Spice things up with a scrumptious, Brazilian-infused prix fixe dinner at this deliciously romantic restaurant.

What I Did for Love

The bright and funny folks at Upright Citizen’s Brigade East spin one (lucky?) audience member’s love life into improvised comedy gold.



Get classy with a traditionally romantic date that starts with an old-school rom-com and ends with a stroll along the water. Plan your parking here.

The Philadelphia Story

Watch the sparks fly between Cary Grant, Katharine Hepburn and Jimmy Stewart in this witty and wonderful classic romantic comedy.

Dinner at La Vara

Share the love (and the tapas) without breaking the bank at this intimate, Spanish-style restaurant with a warm, inviting vibe.

Stroll the Brooklyn Bridge Park

Bundle up and cap off the night with a romantic stroll along the newly redeveloped Brooklyn Waterfront. Don’t miss the art installation of a magically colorful glass water tower on Pier Five.




Marc Antony at Prudential Center

Sway and swoon to the legendary Latino heartthrob this Valentine’s Day. Park here!

Iron Monkey Valentine’s Event in Jersey City

Free roses for the ladies and psychic readings for all are part of the four-course prix fixe event at this cheeky Jersey City establishment. Reserve your parking here.

Romantic Poetry at Newark Symphony Hall

Actress and writer Yvonne Hernandez waxes eloquent on the theme of romance. Find nearby parking here.

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