Image of sculpture of the word “LOVE” in red in Manhattan Love is in the air in NYC on Valentine’s Day (Photo credit: Kumar Appaiah)

We all know Valentine’s Day as a day to turn up the romance, express your love and impress your significant other with sweet gestures to show just how much they mean to you, whether it’s chocolates, roses, or a romantic dinner out. But you always score extra points for coming up with something truly impressive and different, so why not plan a trip to fabulous New York City for your sweetheart? Since we’ve been in business renting furnished rentals in NYC for over 20 years, we happen to know some sweet spots to take your sweetie on Valentine’s Day plus we have plenty of romantic apartments you can rent from NYC to across the pond in London, to warm things up on a cold February night! Check out these suggestions for a truly unique February 14th

Love in Times Square

Image of heart sculpture in the middle of Times Square Get down on a knee or renew your vows with couples in Times Square (Photo credit: Ian Douglas for Times Square Arts)

While Times Square may be most famous for its much anticipated New Year’s Eve ball drop, there are many other yearly events that draw in even bigger crowds than the daily frenzy of tourists to this iconic location. On Valentine’s Day, couples come together to get married or renew their vows in this epicenter of NYC. Others use the special day to finally get down on one knee and pop the question to their significant other. To add to the day of love, Times Square Arts commissions a sculpture to represent the holiday. This year, Window to the Heart (pictured above) was the winning design. So be sure to stop by during the month of February to snap a picture with your loved one!

A Night at iPic Theater

Image of people in a movie theater having dinner and being served cocktails while watching a movie iPic Theater is an upgrade from your usual movie theater snacks (Photo credit: ipc Theatre )

While dinner and a movie may be the oldest date cliché in the book, it doesn’t mean that it’s not a great way to spend the holiday. Although we do recommend that you skip your average theater, get creative and head to iPic Theater at Fulton Market instead. The dine-in movie theater offers great food, unforgettable cocktails and some great cinema to really make the night one to remember. Premium seats are fitted with personal tables that allow you to enjoy your meal in the lap of luxury. Premium Plus level movie tickets even come with a personal blanket and pillow! Of course if you’d rather it just the two of you, one of the perks of renting an apartment for your trip to NYC is the luxury of having the choice to stay in and have your own impromptu movie night in the comfort of your furnished apartment. You can find the perfect love nest for two just for a weekend or for an extended stay on our website!

New York City Valentine’s Day Dinner Cruise

Image of people on a yacht cruise with NYC skyline in the background Champagne and NYC skyline views make for an unforgettable Valentine’s Day (Photo Credit Classic Harbor Line )

If you’re looking to really impress that special person in your life, then blow them away with this Valentine’s Day champagne cruise on a luxury yacht from Classic Harbor Line. The yacht will take you around some of New York’s most memorable landmarks, like the Statue of liberty, the Brooklyn Bridge, and of course give you an impressive view of the city’s skyline. Aside from the magnificent views, you’ll get to take it all in while sipping some champagne. Speaking of champagne, if you dream of taking your loved one to the land of champagne, we’ve got romantic apartments in Paris as well and plenty of suggestions to make the day memorable!

Tache Artisan Chocolate Handmade in New York: Chocolate making classes

Image of people learning how to make chocolates in a class Get interactive and learn the art of chocolate making at Tache Artisan Chocolates (Photo credit: Tache Artisan Chocolate)

Nothing says Valentine’s Day like a box of chocolates, but if you’re looking to elevate your gift, then we recommend a chocolate making class to really make the day special. Tache Artisan Chocolate handmade in New York, offers this unique experience. The class will take you through the entire process of chocolate making, from learning how to properly temper the chocolate to the very finishing touches in decorating your finished masterpiece. Best of all, at the end of the class you get to take your creations home to truly indulge in the experience. Their store is located on the Lower East Side of NYC so you can make your own desserts and then take a romantic stroll and catch a NYC sunset on your way back to one of our cozy apartments nestled in the charming West Village to enjoy them.

Image of a woman lounging on a couch in the apartment NY-17254 This West Village furnished apartment feels just like home

Your Valentine’s date will surely be impressed with this cozy 1 bedroom apartment, perfect for two, situated among the quaint, tree-lined streets of the West Village, in a classic New York brownstone building. Kick back in the comfort of your own furnished apartment rental in NYC and live the dream. So many romantic films were set to the backdrop of the Big Apple, and staying in a storybook NYC apartment with wood floors, coveted exposed brick and a dreamy fireplace will surely conjure up memories of some of your favorites. Who wouldn’t want to live the life of their favorite film character, even if just for a New York minute?

Image of kitchen of the NY-17254 apartment with exposed brick walls Cook up a romantic dinner in this West Village apartment with fully equipped kitchen

Cooking a candlelit dinner for the occasion is a breeze when you have a fully equipped kitchen as cute as this one at your disposal and the perfect dining table for two. Nearby Chelsea Market is where you can find even the most unusual ingredients for any dish you want to cook (or some prepared dishes if you want to cheat). If you’re not blessed with culinary skills, simply head out to one of the many dimly lit cafes and restaurants this neighborhood is known for. Stop by a sultry local wine bar or a cool lounge and have a few drinks to celebrate love. On your way home, make a stop at Magnolia Bakery of Sex & the City fame, located right nearby and pick up a delectable dessert to indulge in while also scoring points for your hat tip to one of NYC’s most iconic shows. In fact, you can even take your date on a tour of nostalgic NYC film locations, guided by a pro or your own cinematic body of knowledge.

Image of bedroom of apartment NY-17254 in the West Village with brick wall and comfy bed Have sweet dreams with your sweetheart in this West Village furnished apartment

After an event-filled time of what we hope will be a truly unique and romance-filled Valentine’s Day, relax in the comfort of your furnished apartment rental, light a few candles, sink into a comfy bed and bask in the feeling of being at home, like a real New Yorker, as you drift off among the sparkling lights and energy of the city that never sleeps…

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  3. Our Cheat Sheet for the Most Romantic Valentine’s Day in Paris
  4. Sweet Valentine! Take a Chocolate Tour through Paris
  5. Experience Valentine’s Day in 19th century Roquemaure


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