Unfortunately, it happens: You’ve been meaning to plan something special for months, but it's slipped your mind time and again. Or maybe you've met someone recently and they’ve become very special to you, making it even more important for you to plan a Valentine’s Day outing that will impress them. Or perhaps you're just the type of person who waits until the last minute to do everything, and now you’re scrambling for a great Valentine’s Day date idea that doesn’t seem thrown together.
We get it. In the transportation industry, we see all kinds of Valentine’s Day plans, including those that are concocted at the last minute, and still, they seem to turn out wonderfully.
If you’re looking for an amazing last-minute Valentine’s Day idea, take a look at our list below.
1. Valentine's Day, Nighthawks-Style
Edward Hopper’s famous 1942 oil painting Nighthawks, which hangs in the Art Institute of Chicago, depicts a four people in a late-night diner. The painting became Hopper’s most famous and remains one of the most recognizable works of American art.
The original restaurant is long gone, but there are plenty of other late-night haunts in the city, including Greenwich Village, where you can grab a bite with your sweetheart. Have a late-night meal à la Nighthawks at the legendary Waverly Restaurant, a 24/7 diner on the corner of 6th Avenue and Waverly Place. The Waverly has been attracting nighthawks and early birds alike since the '70s. Enjoy breakfast for dinner for a different take on Valentine's Day.
Another great diner for your Nighthawks-inspired Valentine’s Day is the Empire Diner, a Chelsea mainstay at the corner of 22nd Street and 10th Avenue. The menu is far less "greasy spoon" that what you'd expect from a diner that errs on the side of vintage The menu touts items like "pan roasted chicken" and "fennel pollen dusted salmon."
If you're looking for a truly traditional New York City diner experience, stop by Hector’s on Little West 12th Street. The Meatpacking mainstay has been serving traditional diner fare since 1962. This is no-frills diner food at its finest.
2. take a Limo Ride Around the City
There's a lot of fuss around Valentine's Day. You might feel pressure to get reservations at a fancy restaurant, get tickets to the hottest new show and shower your sweetheart with roses, chocolate and gifts. Why not treat you and your significant other to a luxury limousine? Booking a limo is a date in and of itself.
Take a spin around the city and enjoy each other’s company in the solitude of the backseat. Marvel at the city lights and streets, all while staying warm and cozy in the comfort of the vehicle. You don’t have to have dinner at the most lavish restaurant to show how much you care. Spending time together, in the comfort and luxury of a limousine, is an equally meaningful way to express your love.
3. Book a Room at a Fancy Hotel
Taking your sweetheart into the city for a night of luxury and relaxation is a great Valentine’s gift, even if it's last minute. A handy app like Hotel Tonight reveals which hotels have unfilled rooms. Once you know which hotels have availability, you can start planning your Valentine's getaway.
The comforts of a luxury hotel in the greatest city in the world will make for a memorable last-minute Valentine's Day, even if all you do is stay in, order room service and watch TV.
Contact Executive Limousine today to learn more about our Valentine's Day services.
*Editor's Note: This article was originally published in February 2015 and has since been updated to reflect the most accurate information.