Single on Valentine’s Day: 9 Best Places to Celebrate in New York!

Being single on Valentine’s Day doesn’t have to be sad. Whether you prefer to celebrate solo or party it up with your friends, there’s plenty for solo revelers to do this year! Here’s how to make the most of Valentine’s Day in New York when you’re single.

Treat yourself to a nice dinner at ICHIRAN

Dining alone is both courageous and liberating, and it's an experience everyone should try at least once. That said, dining out alone on Valentine's Day is best done at a restaurant that actively encourages it—try Japanese ramen chain ICHIRAN, which has a location in Brooklyn. The restaurant is known for its solo booths, where single folks can customize their orders and dine in total solitude.

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Enjoy a night on the town

Sometimes you just want to celebrate being single. In that case, colorful nightlife venues like Brooklyn’s House of Yes or anti-Valentine’s Day parties like those at Littlefield Performance + Art Space will set you up for a night to remember. 

Rockaway TC V-Day 5K, Queens, NY

Get the heart pumping and boost your endorphins with a short, sweet, 5K and a half race. Staten Island hosts a Valentine’s Day 5K and a half to benefit Project Hospitality, which reaches out to homeless people and other community members in need.

Do a wine tasting with friends at Experience! The Finger Lakes, Ithaca, NY

It’s is the perfect time to grab your friends and do a wine tasting at one of New York’s wine regions. Enjoy a glass (or two or three) with your besties in the Finger Lakes with Experience! The Finger Lakes.

Celebrate paint night at Muse Paint bar

Get in touch with your inner artist with a girls’ night activity with friends. Whether it’s BYOB or a full-service restaurant, paint-and-sip parties are a great way to unwind and express yourself. Muse Paintbar in multiple locations across the state, there’s something perfect for you and your friends. 

Take a museum tour at Frick Collection, New York, NY

One of the best things about being single is the ample opportunities for cultural enrichment. Exploring a museum is a chance to get away from the hustle and bustle while quietly expanding your mind. For Valentine’s Day, explore the Frick Collection in New York City.

Go to the movies at Nitehawk, Brooklyn, NY

The movie-going experience isn’t just for couples and date nights. Seeing a flick by yourself is just as much fun! Try going to one of the state’s historic theaters or a modern cinema that serves food and drinks, like Nitehawk. See a list of New York’s best movie theaters.

Have a spa day at Oasis Day Spa, NY

Valentine’s Day is as much about self-love as it is about romantic love. Take the time to pamper yourself with a day at the spa. From detox mineral baths to Reiki healing treatments, New York has an abundance of healing spas to choose from. Some great spa options in the state include Oasis Day Spa in Dobbs Ferry, Metamorphosis Day Spa in NYC and Alta Spa in Ithaca.

Take a yoga class at Westchester Yoga Arts, New Rochelle, NY

Celebrate this Valentine’s Day with wellness and workouts. A regular yoga practice has an array of health benefits, including anxiety relief, stronger muscles, and increased flexibility. Unwind with a great class at studios like New Rochelle’s Westchester Yoga Arts, Monroe’s Ananda Ashram, or Sivanada’s Ashram Yoga Ranch.  

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