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If you're in New York City this Valentine's Day, the last thing your date will probably want to be doing is standing in the freezing snow shivering cold. The weather has been so cold due to the polar vortex, tourists not used to the chilly weather will probably want to stay out of the elements and stay warm in New York City as much as possible this Valentine's Day.

Here are 5 date ideas in New York City for Valentine's Day you can enjoy without having to brace the cold:

1 - Eat Your Heart Out - Food is probably the most standard date choice for Valentine's Day, but definitely for good reason. Your grandmother wasn't lying when she said the way to your lover's heart was through his or her stomach! Take a heated cab ride to Da Nico Restuarant in Manhattan's Little Italy district,  you both can warm up with one of their famous coal brick oven pizzas and a piping hot bowl of minestrone soup! For dessert, head to La Bella Ferrara nearby for a cannoli and a hot cappuccino to end your perfect New York City Valentine's Day date. 

2 - Dance the Night Away - Get your heart rate up by moving with your date on the dance floor! Not only will you have a great time, but you'll stay warm and cozy inside one of New York City's many nightclubs. Check out Night Out New York to get great deals and coupons for the best nightclubs in New York City. 

3 - Drink...a lot of whatever - No doubt about it, a nice buzz will get you through any polar vortex! The Cubbyhole in West Village offers great deals on drinks that will keep your date and your wallet happy. Don't let the cold keep you from showing off your cute new dress, ladies! Leave your coat at the door at Libation, a chic nightclub/sports bar in the Lower East Side and listen to one of their infamous DJ's as you sip on your martinis. 

4 - Have a Romantic Night Indoors -  Why even bother with the weather when you can just stay in? It's way too cold for a romantic stroll through Central Park, but a stellar view of this landmark can be just as nice! There are many hotels in New York City with spectacular views. Order room service at The JW Marriott Essex House located in Central Park and take in the breathtaking views while enjoying some strawberries and champagne. Soak in Luxury at the Loew's Regency in the Upper East Side with our of their VIP Valentine's Day Packages, which includes a $200 credit toward a Broadway show!

5 - See a Broadway Show - Your trip to Manhattan would not be complete without seeing a world-renowned Broadway show, so bundle up for a cab ride to the Gershwin Theatre to see Wicked - The Musical (trust me, she's dying to see it). If the Wizard of Oz prequel doesn't pique your interest, cuddle up to your date in the audience of Mamma Mia! at Broadway's Winter Garden Theatre and take advantage of their "Snow Day" discounts! 

Don't let the bad weather ruin your Valentine's Day in NYC! So between a show, a nightclub, or snuggled up in a swanky hotel, where will you spend your V-Day? I know where I'll be!