It’s more important than ever to celebrate the people you love this year, and while a candlelit dinner at your favorite restaurant may not be an option this holiday, there are plenty of creative ways to have a safe Valentine’s Day. We’ll be spending February 14th in our hometown of NYC and have curated four festive Valentine’s Day date ideas throughout the boroughs that we hope will inspire you to plan something similar in your city!


Book a private tour at the Bronx Zoo. Start by scheduling a timed ticket for park admission, and then choose a private “Wild Encounter” to meet a giraffe, cheetah, sloth, penguin or another favorite animal up close with an expert zookeeper. After you’ve explored the zoo, head to nearby Little Italy to pick up provisions for a romantic dinner at home. Start at Borgatti’s Ravioli & Egg Noodles for handmade ravioli and fettuccini before making your way to Calandra Cheese on famed Arthur Avenue. Your last stop: Madonia Brothers Bakery for cannoli that might not make it to dessert.


Many of New York’s top museums are open as long as you’ve booked a timed-entry ticket in advance and wear a face covering inside. Schedule an early afternoon visit to the Met or the Guggenheim to take in world-class art this Valentine’s Day. After you’ve explored the galleries, pick up a warm drink from the coffee bar at Sant Ambroeus’s Madison Avenue location. Refreshment in hand, take a walk around the Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Reservoir in Central Park to cap off your day with romantic views of Manhattan.