555TEN | Romance in Hell’s Kitchen

The Hell’s Kitchen luxury rentals at 555TEN put you at the center of the world’s most exciting city, and the locale presents the perfect destination for a night out with that very special someone on the most romantic day of the year – Valentine’s Day. Within walking distance, you’ll find world-class cuisine, the best of Broadway, the magic of the city as seen from the water, and some novel activities to engage in with your Valentine.

Walk west from 555TEN, and you’ll come to the edge of the Hudson River, where you can watch the sunset or, better yet, immerse yourselves in it by taking a Circle Line sunset cruise around the island, seeing it from a new perspective. On the “Harbor Lights” cruise, the lights of the skyline, the Statue of Liberty, and the Brooklyn Bridge doubly shine in the pink glow of the Manhattan sunset, and you can watch and photograph it all from the cozy, heated interior of the Circle Line ship. The boat also has a fully stocked bar and a café that let you take in the full vista of New York while sipping a cocktail or nibbling a snack.

For a more active urban adventure, head with your date to the Manhattan Plaza Health Club for a night of indoor rock climbing. Spend the evening scaling the colorful walls whose terrain of lifts and foot rests create an architectural, climbable indoor sculpture that combines the challenge of a rock face with the intimacy of a neighborhood gym. Learn new ways to (literally) support each other and work on new skills as a couple by challenging yourselves and helping each other overcome fears.

If that sounds too much like hard work, then the two of you can always take advantage of the cultural offerings of Midtown’s music scene and Broadway shows, all of which are conveniently located near the no-fee rentals at 555TEN. The Hammerstein Ballroom is a legendary music venue where, in the coming months, you can catch the most desirable tickets in town for performances by Bon Iver, Tove Lo, and Sting. Or, if a theater is more your thing, check out Kinky Boots at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre or an award-winning play at Playwrights Horizons.

Sometimes, though, you have to stick to the classics: a beautiful dinner will always make for a perfect night. Esca, part of the Mario Batali restaurant “invasion” of New York, is the kind of place you and your date will want to return to throughout your relationship, to keep experiencing its food and ambiance. Feast on a platter of wild Maine Belon oysters, paired with a bottle of 2015 Valle Isarco Gruner Veltliner; then, when you come back for a one-year anniversary celebration, you can dine on spaghetti served with a one-pound lobster, chili, and mint—plus a bottle of Georges Laval Brut.

There’ll be plenty to celebrate with your date, your city, and your 555TEN luxury rental in Hell’s Kitchen, where everything romantic and good is possible on land and water, especially on Valentine’s Day.