Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, what are your plans to make this year special? Whether you’re trying to firm up reservations at a celebrity-chef owned restaurant, book a romantic seaside getaway or just want to kick back and have some fun with your friends, check out our favorite places to celebrate love on Long Island:
Take that special someone to dinner in the heart of the charming East Hampton Village. Dine with renowned Chef Michael Rozzi at the 1770 House for a prix fixe signature menu highlighting seasonal favorites and locally sourced fare.
Have dinner at Desmond’s at East Wind Long Island. Savor a specialty three-course menu this Valentine’s Day or hit the Be My Valentine Dinner Dance with open bar and live music on Friday, February 16th. While you’re there, make sure to check out all the new, boutique stores at The Shoppes or book a relaxing treatment at The Spa and Salon.
Make a weekend out of it and escape to the North Fork to stay overnight at the Sound View Greenport. Every room opens directly to a waterfront deck so you can sit seaside on their private beach overlooking the Long Island Sound. Book the Month of Love package to be welcomed with in-room chocolates and wine along with a dining credit for The Halyard, helmed by James Beard award-winning Chef Galen Zamarra.
Want to get off the grid? The White Fences Inn, ideally situated in the famed Hamptons provides everything you need for a romantic hideaway. During your stay, relax in the soaking tub and then get toasty by the fireplace while cozying up with the in-room slippers and robes.
Head to the North Fork and stop at Pindar Vineyards for the ultimate combination: a wine and chocolate pairing. Enjoy live music while sipping on three selections of wine and tasting handmade chocolates from North Fork Chocolate Company.
While you’re there, embark on a chocolate class for lovers at Martha Clara Vineyards. Learn to create your own chocolate truffles while sampling the vineyard’s award-winning wine.
For luxury service, Gurney’s Montauk Resort & Seawater Spa has all the amenities you need. From the private sand beach and ocean-view rooms to the indoor sand-filtered, ocean-fed, heated seawater pool, Gurney’s Montauk provides the perfect getaway. The stand-out European spa with is sure to be a favorite and this Valentine’s season, take advantage of resort specials and packages.
Calling all Adventurers
Give love a workout and climb the 182 steps to the top of the Fire Island Lighthouse to experience panoramic views of the ocean, the Long Island bays and on a clear day the skyline of New York City. Reserve your spot to watch the sunset then enjoy light refreshments and receive a flower and chocolates to take home.
Fun for the Girls
You can’t go wrong with a girl’s getaway and your besties by your side. Don’t miss the Andrew Hotel of Great Neck’s February special with everything you need including overnight accommodations, round trip tickets on the LIRR, a bottle of bubbly and a Miami Wave hair treatment from their blow out bar.
And for the Boys
It might be too cold to get a game together outside but that doesn’t mean you have to wait to spring to beat your friends and earn bragging rights. Head to SIMPLAY in Hauppauge where you can compete on the immersive simulators. Choose from football, baseball, basketball, soccer, hockey, 87 actual PGA courses, zombie dodge-ball and even carnival games. Then, after showing off your skills, finish the day with some drinks and lite bites at their cocktail lounge.