Things to Do in NYC in February
February may be the shortest month of the year, but here in New York City, it’s packed with fun activities to do and events to attend! Check out the various Valentine’s Day events, fashion shows, flower shows, wine and beer festivals taking place in different parts of the city in February. Here’s a list of all the can’t miss events going on this month!
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Haunted House in Hudson Square – Bloody Valentine’s Weekend| February 10, 11 & 12
Visit Blood Manor in Hudson Square for a frightfully special Valentine’s Day! This over-the-top haunted house attraction features over 5,000 square feet of themed rooms, dark corridors and hidden terrors at every corner. Be prepared to let out shrieks of fear as you slowly inch your way through the dark labyrinth hallways filled with demons and ghouls. After you’re done with the haunted house, make sure you grab a delicious dinner at one of the many chic restaurants in the ares.
New York Fashion Week |February 9 - 17
New York City is considered the fashion capital of the world. So it’s only befitting that you visit New York Fashion Week when you’re in town. Although most of the runway shows and parties are invitation-only, there are many Fashion Week events that are open to the public. Keep an eye on the official New York Fashion Week website for opportunities to buy tickets. The All Around Town 72-Hour Tour will be the perfect way to get around the city during Fashion Week while also enjoying famous sights and landmarks!
NYC Winter Wine Festival | February 4
If and when you find yourself in Times Square, don’t forget to check out the NYC Winter Wine Festival! This event showcases 250+ different wines from over 12 different countries including France, Italy and Spain - all under one roof at The Playstation Theater! Indulge your taste buds with world class wine, delicious hors d’oeuvres and artisanal snacks. Madame Tussauds Wax Museum and Ripley’s Believe It or Not! are right around the corner, so make a quick stop while you’re still in the area. These two museums are also included on the Sightseeing Unlimited Pass NY!
The 15th Annual Orchid Show at The New York Botanical Garden | February 18 – April 9
This year’s annual Orchid Show at The New York Botanical Garden pays tribute to the plethora of orchids and cultural history of Thailand. Enjoy the thousands of blooms on display, tours, orchid care demonstrations, expert Q&As, and more. On certain nights, the New York Botanical Garden allows after-hours viewings of the exhibition which features cocktails and Thai entertainment. The New York Botanical Garden is also included on the Sightseeing Unlimited Pass NY!
Valentine’s Day Scavenger Hunt | February 11 & 14
The Amazing Valentine’s Day Scavenger Hunt is a new and exciting way to explore the Big Apple while celebrating Valentine’s Day! Scour the streets of New York searching for clues and completing fun challenges. Dash to a series of famous landmarks, solve riddles and take pictures while you’re at it. The hunt can run anywhere between 2 to 4 hours, so make sure you have comfy shoes on. Sign up as a team or get partnered at the event – regardless, this will make for a unique Valentine’s Day! After the hunt, if you’re still in the Midtown area, make sure to check out the Empire State Building and Macy’s.
2017 NYC Beer Week | February 24 – March 5
Eat, drink and be merry at the 2017 NYC Beer Week! 45 of the best local and international breweries are participating in this year’s event. Taste different types of brews including ales, stouts, lagers and more. Enjoy 10 full days of unlimited beer sampling, a pop-up Gastronomic Garden, and live performances. Whether you’re a dabbler or an expert in beer, you’re bound to find something that tickles your taste buds.