Your NYC Guide to Valentine's Day

Valentine's Day. You either love it or hate it. Whether you are spending the day with a lover or wincing at all things pink with a friend, there are plenty of ways to celebrate. We've got the best of the best activities going on in New York City for this romantic holiday. From the best prix fixe menus in town to fun ways to sultry cruises on the Hudson, we've got you covered.

Fall in Love Again at The Sanctuary Hotel: What better way to spend lovers' day than with a romantic getaway at this luxuury boutique hotel? The hotel's Fall in Love Again Package includes romantic dinner for two at Haven Rooftop, rose petals where it matters most (wink), melt in your mouth chocolate truffles, Mile High Tease Intimacy Kit, and a bottle of champagne upon arrival. Rates begin at $329 and the package is valid from February 10th- 17th.

Festive Fall Cruises

Fall is the perfect time of the year to experience the outdoors as they should be...with plenty of nature in sight! Since this is so hard to come by in New York City, the options are minimal. That's why we suggest taking a tour of the famous sights of the city by cruising around the harbor. Check out the most festive Fall cruises the city has to offer!

Hornblower Cruises: Their Sights of the Season Cruise sets sail for the next two weekends (Oct. 27 & Nov. 3), allowing guests to enjoy a 360 degree view of the Hudson Valley foliage. The luxury yacht will serve continental breakfast, a fall-inspired lunch menu, never ending cider (spiked for those who wish), and a narration of the historic sights along the way. The cruises will take place from 11am-4:30pm and enjoy special delights from City Winery and Jacques Torres Chocolate. Tickets for adults are $159.

Beauty Brunch to Benefit Breast Cancer Research

World Yacht is hosting its annual Beauty Brunch for the Cause to benefit the Breast Cancer Research Foundation October 7th from 11am-1:30pm. The World Yacht's Princess ship will be completely transformed into a floating spa getaway with participants providing services and giveaways. There will be a silent auction, goodie bags, and guests can sip on appropriately pink champagne and enjoy the brunch buffet. All services and treatment will begin at a $10 donation and tickets for the cruise are $50 (available here). All of the proceeds from the event will be donated to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.

Last Minute V-Day Plans

From cruises, to beers, and all the way to Puerto Rico, we've got plenty of options for you to try out this Valentine's Day! Nothing here strike your fancy? Check out our V-Day options for every personality here.

World Yacht is offering up two special packages for the romantic couple. Their Sweetheart Package ($90/person or $180/couple) includes a three-course dinner as well as choice of dessert, along with DJ entertainment and a rose for all couples. Step it up a notch with their Romance Package ($125/person or $250/couple), which includes a three-course dinner, a chef's sampling of dessert, a live band, champagne toast, a single rose and a complimentary souvenir photo. The cruise sets sail Feb. 11th, 12th, and 14th from 6-10pm from Pier 81. Purchase your tickets here.

Beauty Brunch for the Cure

Support a good cause while getting beautified at World Yacht's Beauty Brunch for the Cure. In honor of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, World Yacht's Princess will be transformed into a spa retreat, complete with treatments and giveaways. Participants include Bliss 57, Vincent Longo, Jillian Wright Clinical Skincare Salon, John Barrett Salon, Hibba NYC, Minx Nails, Kiss USA, Mario Badescu, Hint Mint, Talking Rain, Save the Tatas, SexyNSeconds.com, and Sleek (that's a whole lotta participants!).

Start off the day with a delicious brunch buffet and pink champagne served on the main deck. World Yacht will be donating $2000 to Susan G. Koman for the Cure, and guests are recommended to donate, as well. All proceeds from the treatments (free, but suggested donation) will go towards the foundation. Tickets are $59 and can be purchased here.

Date: October 16th, 11:30am-2pm