Valentine’s Day is this Sunday. However, many New Yorkers will still opt to stay home, eat outdoors, curl up on the couch with a cocktail, or just hang out under the covers. It also marks the day indoor dining returns to New York City, here are a few options of what you can do.
Learn Something New Together
Create a memory by trying something new together. Branch out with a fun class together with celeb-taught lessons on Masterclass. Try a new hobby like chess playing courtesy of six-time world champion Gary Kasparov, mix up some romantic cocktails with James Beard honoree Lynnette Marrero, or make a Valentine’s Day dessert along with Dominique Ansel.
Pop Some Champagne
What would Valentine’s Day be without a little champagne? In celebration of your love, splash out for a truly special bottle, like this Veuve Clicquot La Grande Dame, Veuve Clicquot’s reserve vintage bottling named for the grande dame of champagne herself, Madame Barbe-Nicole Clicquot; the perfect thing for the leading lady in your life.
Visit a Virtual Museum
Even if you can’t head to a museum in person, you and the apple of your eye can still take in some of the most spectacular museums in the world online. Try Google Arts & Culture, which has an streetview-style look at collections from more than 500 museums and galleries around the world, including London’s National Gallery, New York’s The Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Musee d’Orsay in Paris, and Amsterdam’s Van Gogh Museum.
Work a Puzzle
Puzzles have had a huge boom in popularity lately, and for good reason—they’re a great, low-stress activity you can do together. The artsy versions from Jiggy Puzzles even come with puzzle glue so you can preserve your work once you’re finished so you can keep the memory forever.
Take a Hike
Get your blood pumping this Valentine’s Day with an outdoor adventure. Unplug, get away from it all, and enjoy the wonders of nature with a wonderful person.
Slurp Fresh Oysters
Whether you believe in their aphrodisiac properties or not, freshly shucked oysters will make any night feel extra special. This starter pack from Island Creek Oysters comes with two dozen oysters and all the tools you need for shucking, so you can pick up a new skill and enjoy fresh oysters all in one go.
Make a Book of Memories
Take a walk down memory lane by making a photo book of all of your special moments together.
Curl Up with a Movie
Craving a low-key night in? Pop some popcorn, grab a few blankets, and settle into stream a marathon of romantic movies.
Have an Indoor Picnic
It may be too chilly to nosh al fresco, but you can still set up a romantic picnic in your own space. Pack up snacks, wine, and everything else you’d need, then lay out a blanket and enjoy a lazy day picnic.
Taking on a crafting project can be a great opportunity to spend time together. Not sure what to make? This Adults & Crafts subscription box will send you everything you need for new projects from woodworking to candlemaking every month.
Whether you’re ballroom lovers, clubbers, or have two left feet, a stay-home Valentine’s Day is the perfect time to make a playlist of the songs that make you think of one another and dance like no one’s watching—because they aren’t.
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