Last-minute local ideas for Valentine’s Day

From flowers and happy hours to meteor showers, we’ve got ideas to make your Valentine’s Day special.

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There’s no dodging Cupid’s arrow — Valentine’s Day is here. Whether you’re celebrating your friendships or sugaring up your sweetheart, we’ve got last-minute Valentine’s Day ideas that will have you loving love.

🌵 Get fantastical with botanicals

If you’re quick, you might have your pick of bouquets using Floom, an online marketplace that partners with florists that deliver locally.

Or, get creative and nab a potted plant from these plant spots. Nothing says forever like a hardy succulent.

      🥂 Keep spirits up

      If you didn’t score reservations, don’t overthink… grab a drink.

      • Antidote, 151 Coxe Ave. | Travel back in time to the era of Prohibition at this speakeasy-style bar in South Slope.
      • The Crow & Quill, 106 N. Lexington Ave. |
        Stop into this downtown watering hole for a cozy atmosphere, unique seasonal cocktails, and even try your hand at a cocktail crafting class.
      • Little Jumbo, 241 Broadway St. | Enjoy live jazz music every Monday and Tuesday from 7-10 p.m. along with delicious craft cocktails at this quaint Five Points bar.

      For more options, check out our guide to local watering holes.

      🌟 Go stargazing

      It doesn’t get much more idyllic than bundling up and looking at the stars. Grab some blankets (and maybe a hot drink) and head to one of these spots away from man-made light to take in the sky.

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