ValentineWhen February 1 rolls around, New York residents start scrambling for those Valentine’s Day reservations and flower orders. However, if you’re looking for something special to do, check out these Long Island attractions and activities that set the mood for cupid’s arrow to strike.

1. Chocovino at the Long Island Aquarium

Couples can enjoy chocolate, wine, and a five-course meal at not just any restaurant, but at the Long Island Aquarium’s Chocovino celebration. You can even opt to upgrade to a sleepover package, in partnership with a nearby hotel. This unique event takes place on February 13.

2. Comedy at The Clubhouse Bar & Grille

If you prefer to spend your Valentine’s Day laughing, then check in to the February 13 show at The Clubhouse. Advance tickets are sold for $20. The Clubhouse will also feature a special Valentine’s Day menu, so check out The Clubhouse website for more info.

3. Gold Coast Mansions

Spend the day exploring the historic mansions that have become the fodder for great fiction across the decades. You can book a car rental and spend the day visiting Long Island’s Gold Coast Mansions. Pack a picnic lunch and make a day out of it!

4. Valentine’s Day Masquerade Ball

The Woodbury Country Club of Long Island is hosting its annual masquerade ball—a great event for couples and singles to enjoy. The night includes dinner, dancing, intrigue, ice sculptures, and much more. See the Woodbury Country Club website for more info. If you don’t want to rely on public transportation for your special night out, don’t forget to book your rental car from Empire Rent A Car of Long Island. You can expect comfortable, convenient, and affordable car rentals from Empire Rent A Car, as well as great rates and special deals. Let our team help you make your Valentine’s Day in Long Island one to remember for years to come. To reserve a car rental, contact Empire Rent A Car of Long Island at (718) 482-9797, or fill out our online reservation request form.

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