How do I love thee? Let me count the ways – FREE ways, that is, to celebrate Valentine’s Day in New York City.
Here are six romantic things to do with your favorite person on Feb. 14, 2019:
There’s a giant love-in at the Crossroads of the World on Valentine’s Day. Join the crowd on the Red Steps to say “I do” all over again.
Couples of all ages and backgrounds will profess their love once again, with a special invitation extended to lovebirds whose kisses bridge boundaries, be they religious, political, racial, or national, as well as couples in wedding attire.
The ceremony is preceded by a performance from Pretty Woman: The Musical and will conclude by 6:30pm.
Additionally, one couple attending the event will win a pair of tickets to Pretty Woman: The Musical.
Brooklyn Promenade at Sunset
The view across the East River to lower Manhattan is spectacular any time of day, but especially at sunset, when the glass-covered buildings glow with a romantic pink-orange light.
Staten Island Ferry
My choice would be after dark, when the Statue of Liberty is bathed in light, and the Manhattan skyline twinkles happily in the distance
Ice Skating at Bryant Park
Why pay to go ice skating at Rockefeller Center or Wollman Rink in Central Park, when this skating rink steps from Times Square is FREE.
Central Park Bow Bridge
Stroll across what is arguably the most romantic spot in the city, the Venice-style Bow Bridge, which just happens to be the cover photo of my Peaceful Places New York City guidebook.What’s your favorite way to celebrate Valentine’s Day?
This Valentine’s Day article was published originally in 2013 and is updated annually.