01 Feb Five Valentine’s Day dates for parents in New York
It’s February, which means Valentine’s Day is looming, which means…big deal, right? For busy parents going out on a Tuesday night to celebrate Valentine’s Day in NYC might not be a priority. But what if you were to give yourselves a month to make the big romantic gesture? Now that’s more like it!
Book your sitter from our app and check out one of these five amazing Valentine’s Day dates (or month, rather) that we think are uniquely, romantically New York.
Explore the Waldorf Astoria
You’ve surely heard that the astoundingly gracious Waldorf Astoria hotel will close in March to be partially converted to condos. Seems like a setup for an inspired Valentine’s Day date if there ever was one: couple must visit glamorous, historic and undoubtedly romantic spot before it’s too late. The best news is there is a bar for every mood, from the legendary Bull & Bear Bar to the sophisticated La Chine to classic Peacock Alley. And then there’s the bubbly at Sir Harry’s… you might want to get a room and make it a staycation.
Speaking of New York Staycations…
In a city with so many gorgeous boutique hotels, it can almost make you sad to live here and not have a need to experience them. When you’re parents with a rare moment alone, let alone a whole night, then you have a need for a staycation in NYC (can you say lay-in!) or even further in the Hamptons. One we’re set on sampling is The Beekman downtown or The Topping Rose House in Bridgehampton. Other spots where we would happily curl up for a night: Nolitan, The NoMad, The Greenwich Hotel, The Mercer and The William Vale.
Or Just Stay Home…
Kick the kids out for once (book a sitter to take them around town) and enjoy being home together, alone. Make sure it’s ‘date time’ and not ‘get stuff done time’ with an indulgence like an on-demand massage from Zeel and ready-made gourmet meal delivery from Portable Chef. (Seriously, has there ever been a better time to live in NYC?)
Go Back in Time
If your love story developed in NYC, take advantage with a date inspired by some highlight(s) in that tale. Think firsts: date, kiss, concert, show… do a nostalgic deep dive by visiting the spots where you two began your partnership. Pull up any pics you have from those early days so you can bemoan how young you looked (darn kids aging ya). Then go create a new memory with drinks and dinner at a spot you’ve both been eyeing.
The best thing about having a life partner is the familiarity (ok sometimes that’s also the worst). You’re just so comfortable with each other. Salute that easy awesomeness with a visit to one of NYC’s classic, consistently outstanding restaurants like Gramercy Tavern, the newly reopened Union Square Cafe, Tavern on the Green, or the James Beard Foundation. Perfect for Valentine’s Day, these are the restaurant equivalent of a long relationship: comfortingly familiar, sometimes surprising, often incredible, occasionally taken for granted, but always loved.
No matter when you celebrate Valentine’s Day in NYC, Hello Sitter has an experienced, fully vetted and background checked babysitter available at the tap of a button. Get the app now and book your sitter: no registration fees, no back-and-forth scheduling, no stress – just peace of mind.