7 Places to Have a Family Date in NYC For Valentine’s Day

Posted on: January 14th, 2019 by

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How will you spend Valentine’s Day 2019?


Bryant Park's ice rink.

Bryant Park’s ice rink.


Consider a trip to New York City with your sweethearts!

7 Places to Have a Family Date in NYC For Valentine’s Day


family date in NYC


Be a Tourist! Now there may be a stigma for a tristate area resident to be riding a double decker tour bus in NYC, but 60 million tourists a year can’t be wrong! Why not celebrate living so close to the greatest city in the world by finding out what draws so many to it each year? We’ve enjoyed The Ride/The Tour in the past and it would be a great way to spend time as a family enjoying the sights of the city! Read our review here, and click HERE to buy a special Groupon offer for your family date in NYC!

Ready to ride!


Live Theater Like Nowhere Else!: Sure there’s Broadway, with new shows like SpongeBob SquarePants and time honored favorites like Wicked, Aladdin and Lion King. Off Broadway shows are out there too, and may be easier to get tickets. Check out The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe, or Puffs, for your Harry Potter fan.


Revisit Your Pop Culture Favorites: At the Museum of the Moving Image in Queens, Muppet fans will love seeing more than 300 objects from Jim Henson’s legacy. Want something a little scarier? Madame Tussaud’s in Times Square offers the Ghostbusters Experience! Strap on the VR goggles and become a Ghostbuster in the city where they began!
Check out this Groupon Deal for the Museum of the Moving Image! Click HERE to purchase!


Get Some Culture at a Museum: There’s nowhere like New York to find museums about cultures, time periods, art and more. Valentine’s Day 2019 is on a Thursday – check our article for New York City Museums with FREE admission on Thursday or every day! Want more access to deals? We have a list of New Jersey libraries that offer museum passes!



Explore with TMNT: The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and other Nickelodeon characters are NYC’s family ambassadors! Check out each turtle’s ideal itinerary and learn fun facts as you explore. You may even find new exciting places to visit. Which turtle is your child most like?


Love Sculpture: While exploring the sights of Midtown Manhattan for a family date in NYC, take a photo in front of the Love Sculpture. Originally designed by American artist Robert Indiana as a Christmas card for the Museum of Modern Art, the sculpture sits on the corner of Sixth Avenue and 55th Street and is the perfect backdrop for a Valentine’s Day photo. For those looking for hope in the new year, not too far away is the Hope Sculpture on the corner of Seventh Avenue and 53rd Street.


Hershey's Chocolate World in the heart of Times Square

Hershey’s Chocolate World in the heart of Times Square


NYC Candy Stores: Sweeten your visit to New York with gifts from around the City. At M&M’s World Times Square, create customized M&M’s candies with your own image and personal message for special someone. Make a stop at the Hershey’s Chocolate World location in Times Square! And with two locations in NYC, Dylan’s Candy Bar offers everything your sweet tooth could want in a bright, fun and memorable store. It’s a sweet family date in NYC.



Click over to see the rest of our Family Travel to New York City series.

Family Travel to New York City Series


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