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5 Amazing Valentine’s Day Experiences For Couples

New York Smash Magazine  

Unique experiences that will turn up the romance on Valentine’s Day.

1. Romantic staycation in the city

Omni Berkshire Place Valentine's Day

Luxury hotel Omni Berkshire Place sets the stage for movie-like romance. The “Retreat to Romance” Overnight Stay Package includes a bottle of Chandon sparkling wine, romantic turndown, a $100 cuisine and cocktail credit, late check-out and a pre-call from concierge to assist with any special romantic requests. After getting settled in your upscale suite, head to the lobby’s Fireside Restaurant fora special Valentine’s Day dinner. Designed for lovebirds, the menu features entrees for two, a “Sweet Heart” Chocolate sampler and more. 

To learn more about the “Retreat to Romance” Overnight Stay Package, visit http://www.omnihotels.com/specials/retreat-to-romance. Valentine’s Day Menu at Fireside Restaurant will be offered Feb. 12-14 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. $65 per person (Glass of Champagne included). For reservations, call (212) 753-5800.

2. Get hitched at the Hard Rock Cafe

Photo via Hard Rock Cafe New York Facebook page

Photo via Hard Rock Cafe New York Facebook page

If dinner and heart-shaped gifts aren’t enough to express your love, just put a ring on it. Located in Times Square, Hard Rock Cafe New York is offering a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to say your “I dos” in the heart of the city. Inspired by Bob Marley’s “One Love,” the iconic restaurant is offering 10 themed wedding packages for purchase that include two Bob Marley Signature Series T-shirts, a minister, private chapel, photographer, cake, ceremony and reception – and a four-day, three-night honeymoon hotel stay at the luxurious, all-inclusive Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Punta Cana. Details below:

WHAT: Hard Rock Cafe New York Invites Couples to Commit on Valentine’s Day by offering “One Love” Wedding and Honeymoon Package for $100

WHEN: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. on Feb. 14

WHERE: Hard Rock Cafe New York, 1501 Broadway New York, NY 10036

REGISTRATION: Begins on Monday, Feb. 8 at 9 a.m.

Email HardRock@CoynePR.com to register in advance 

COST:  Varies depending on wedding package ($100 or $50). Participants must pay upon arrival on February 14.

3. Cocktails, Korean food and karaoke 

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Cozy Brooklyn hot spot Insa is offering a “Fun Date Night Out,” a Valentine’s Day experience for couples who want a romantic dinner with a fun twist. Together, you’ll have the option to grill your own food over exotic cocktails or soju. After enjoying delicious Korean dishes such as Soondae – Blood Sausage, Tteokbokki – Spicy Rice Cake, and Yuk Hwe – Beef Tartare, you can serenade each other in a private karaoke room. 

4. Painting, wine and tapas 

Photo via Muse Paintbar Tribeca Facebook page

Photo via Muse Paintbar Tribeca Facebook page

Explore your creative side during Couple’s Night at Muse Paintbar which includes professional painting instruction by local artists, as well as an upscale wine and tapas bar experience. You and your sweetie will have the opportunity to paint your own masterpieces and take home the canvases as a keepsake.  

Special Valentine’s Day sessions include:

– February 12: Umbrella Embrace (7-9:30 p.m.)
– February 13: Heart in Hands (12-2:15 p.m.)
– February 13: Red or White? (7:30-10PM) — this one also comes w/ free glass of prosecco
– February 14: Two Trees, One Heart (5-7:30 p.m.)

To participate, go to musepaintbar.com, click on Tribeca’s page, and scroll through the online calendar to view each evening’s one or two different paintings, and register online. Classes average $39 per person, but prices may vary for weekend sessions, fundraisers, special events or special sessions.

5. Valentine’s Day Dessert Tour 

Photo via Sugartooth Tours Facebook page

Photo via Sugartooth Tours Facebook page

Treat each other to a day of total indulgence by embarking on a Valentine’s Day Dessert Tour, hosted by Sugartooth Tours. During the 1.5-mile experience, couples will take a romantic stroll through Chelsea and sample the city’s best cupcakes, macarons and other treats. The tour wraps up in the West Village, where tour goers have the option to add a wine or beer pairing with their final decadent dessert. 

The tour will take place on Feb. 14 at 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. Tickets are $50 and can be purchased at www.sugartoothtours.com