Romance Is In The Air With These Five Great Date Spots in Long Island!


Whether you and your better half are athletic, foodies, art lovers, or history nerds, Long Island has some great places to spend Valentine’s Day.

Nassau County Museum of Art
1 Museum Dr Roslyn, NY 11576
(516) 484-9338

Jonathan’s Ristorante
15 Wall St Huntington, NY 11743
(631) 549-0055

The Rinx Ice Skating Rink
660 Terry Rd Hauppauge, NY 11788
(631) 232-3222

Deer Park Bowling
849 Long Island Ave Deer Park
(631) 667-7750

As Valentine’s Day approaches, you and your sweetie have probably been making plans on how you both want to celebrate. Do you go out to dinner? Stay in and rent a movie? Take a romantic stroll in a park? Decisions, decisions! However if you’re stuck and not sure what to do for this special day, check out these five great date spots in Long Island and get started planning a wonderfully romantic date with your better half.

Nassau County Museum of Art:
If you and your sweetie love art and history, why not spend Valentine’s Day wandering through the galleries? It will give the two of you a chance to enjoy each other’s company as you walk hand-in-hand and take in the breathtaking paintings. The Long Island Press also mentions that they have a 145-acre trail so if it’s not too cold, you can also partake in a romantic stroll afterwards too.

Jonathan’s Ristorante:
For foodie couples, there’s no better place for a date than an Italian restaurant! Whether the two of you have been dating for years or have just met, every couple will enjoy the special Valentine’s Day menu, which includes dinner specials from 4:30P.M. to 11P.M. Tease your taste buds with lobster and spicy San Marzano tomato sauce, roasted Long Island duck breast, or filet mignon. For wine connoisseurs, you can order a glass of Chardonnay or Sonoma Cutrer. To obtain more information about the restaurant and their Valentine’s Day menu, you can visit their official website.

The Rinx Ice Skating Rink:
If you and your better half love winter sports and live near Hauppauge, New York why not spend Valentine’s Day ice-skating? Even if you two are not coordinated, at least you’ll get a good laugh over how you both are struggling to stand up and skate on the ice. This ice skating rink is also highly recommended by the Long Island Press as a cute place for a date especially since it is only $10 admission and $5.50 for skate rentals on the weekdays. If you’re looking to save money and yet still do something fun for Valentine’s Day, going ice skating is a great choice! Visit the Rinx’s official website to look up both the hours and directions.

Deer Park Bowling:
This bowling alley is a great way to kick back and relax with your date, especially if you are just getting to know one another. They have open bowling sessions until 9:30P.M. on weeknights but if you want to have a lane all to yourselves, you can rent one for only $75 The rental also comes with shoes, a pitcher of soda, and almost two hours of uninterrupted bowling time. All in all, you’ll get the most bang for you buck at Deer Park Bowling, which makes it a great choice for a Valentine’s Day outing!

The Milleridge Inn:

If you and your sweetie love history, call now and make reservations for a one of a kind Valentine’s Day dinner at this gorgeous inn! Enjoy a prix fixe menu that’s only $65 per person and includes a wide variety of dishes from seafood bisque to chicken wellington while enjoying the historic ambience of a location whose roots hearken back to 1672. Afterwards, go shopping with your sweetie at their specialty shops and treat one another to delicious cookies or a bouquet of sweet-smelling flowers. To learn more about their Valentine’s Day menu or find out more information on how to get there, you can visit the Milleridge Inn’s official website.

Whether you and your better half are athletic, foodies, art lovers, or history nerds, Long Island has some great places to spend Valentine’s Day. No matter where you go, the above five locations mentioned will make February 14th a date the two of you will always remember!

  • Photo by Robert Berkowitz

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