Valentine's Day Ideas In NYC 2018

Skip the fancy romantic dinner this year

There are only so many years in a row you can spend Valentine's Day at a two-top in a Midtown steakhouse. Switch it up this year by taking your partner in dine (or your best friend) to one of these interactive classes instead.

Shake, Rattle & Roll

Analogue, Greenwich Village's sophisticated craft cocktail spot, will be showing you how to shake up a series of pre-Prohibition-inspired cocktails in its intimate, cozy bar. 

Edible Love Making Class

Go a step up from the heart-shaped box of chocolates. We mean one filled with the truffles you'll learn how to make at this class, where you'll infuse cocoa with various essential oils and aromatics.

The Most Decadent Valentine's Day Ever

You don't have to keep it a secret anymore: This class lets you spend the night with your other true love—cheese. Murray's is pulling out all the stops, including real Champagne, foie gras, caviar and the best cheeses it has to offer.

Hands-On Oyster Tasting and Shucking Class

Head to Long Island City Market to learn everything about oysters, from how to best store them to safely shucking them—without spending February 14 in the emergency room.

Apotheke Academy Valentine's Day Special

Chinatown's perpetually hard-to-get-into bar is letting you reserve a pair of seats for once, thanks to this two-hour lab that will show you how to make drinks with ingredients from Apotheke's rooftop garden. Plus, you'll have a chance to buy and take home the equipment used by the bar's cocktail scientists.

"Romantic Regions" Valentine's Day Wine Tasting Class

Even "friends looking to turn into couples" are welcome to this tasting class, which covers varietals from six of the most romantic wine regions in the world, with bites to match.