Astoria is for Lovers: Valentine’s Day Spent Well

There is no better way to celebrate love in a community that is loved. Valentine’s Day is approaching, and Astoria has an abundance of options to make February 14th a day to remember. 

Daytime Date

Cafe Renis:

Photo: Café Renis IG Page @cafe_renis

What better way to start Valentine’s Day than coffee at a pink cafe? Cafe Renis’ bright atmosphere provides caffeine and nibbles for couples that want to cozy up on a couch and lounge for the morning or afternoon. Not a coffee drinker? Grab a matcha latte with an almond croissant or a tomato mozzarella sandwich.  Cafe Renis also has a variety of wines to pair with as their hours go from 7am – 7pm Monday through Fridays and 8am – 7pm Saturdays and Sundays. Sip on something sweet at an Astoria small business this Valentine’s Day. 

47-14 30th Ave / 4.9 stars on Google Reviews / @cafe_renis

Movement LIC:

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Photo Movement LIC Formerly The Cliffs at LIC @movementlic • Instagram

Indoor rock climbing has quickly become popular over the last year and is known for the community that comes along with it. It is a great opportunity to have an active day with a significant other or a group of single friends. Rock Climbing at Movement LIC in Hunters Point is for both beginners looking for a new hobby and athletes who want to challenge themselves. The facility is 23,600 square feet and features top rope, lead climbing, and bouldering. They also offer fitness and yoga classes with a gym mezzanine above the rocks. Climb for a day or sign up for a membership and get unlimited passes at all locations.

11-11 44th Drive / 4.7 stars on Google Reviews / @movementlic

Dinner and a Dance:

Vista Skylounge:

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Photo: @vistaskylounge IG PAGE

An indoor rooftop restaurant with Manhattan views is bound to make for a romantic night. Vista Skylounge has everything from small plates to entrees with a sprinkle of Greek cuisine. It is both meat-lover and vegetarian-friendly, providing endless options. The eclectic atmosphere with candlelit sky lounge dining also has nighttime musical entertainment to add to the romance. Lovers are sure to be impressed with this night out.

Vista Skylounge: 27-05 39th Ave / 3.9 stars on Google Reviews / @vistaskylounge



After a fantastic dinner, end the night with Salsa in Queens. Salsa is an excellent way to spend quality time with a partner and enrich a night out. This studio provides both introduction and beginner classes for those trying out something new. If group classes are intimidating, book a private class. Dancers get their first two classes for $35, a true package deal. Salsa in Queens also hosts a free salsa night on Sundays at Sekend Sun from 7-9pm.

Salsa in Queens: 34-27 Steinway St. / 4.9 on Google Reviews / @salsainqueens 

Pizza and Netflix for a Cozy Night In:

Sac’s Place:

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Photo via Instagram SACS @sacsplace

The winter brings colder temperatures and an excuse to sit on the couch with a cozy blanket and a good movie. What’s a movie night without a delicious, cheesy dinner? Order take-out from Sac’s Place, a family-run Italian restaurant. Satisfy your senses with a classic cheese pizza, or level up and get their thick-crust Sicilian pie. There is more to Sac’s than just pizza, as they provide an array of pastas and sides including a fan favorite, garlic knots. Cozy up and veg out with a partner, the best way to spend a night in.

 35-11 35th Ave / 4.6 stars on Google Reviews / @sacsplace

Valentine’s Day Gift:


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Photo: Megan Rubano
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Photo: Megan Rubano

Wake up and smell the iRoses. This women-owned small business opened two years ago and is more than the average flower shop. iRoses not only sells all kinds of beautiful flowers but also tiny trinkets such as candles to include with a heartfelt gift. Valentine’s Day is the perfect time to gift someone a “forever flower,” one that is preserved and can last for years. Sotoria, the owner of iRoses, says that “people who receive flowers end up coming to the store and become consistent customers.” iRoses offers same-day delivery and wedding bouquets, which is ideal for the upcoming wedding season.

*Use Coupon Code : GMA20 to get 20% off all orders: Exp: 2/29/2024

31-85 32nd St / 5.0 on Google Reviews / @i.roses_nyc