Your Perfect Valentine’s Day in JC Itinerary

Valentine’s Day is here again, which means it’s time to plan THE best day ever…no pressure. Don’t stress: we made it easy for lovebirds to celebrate all week in Jersey City. Check out what to buy, what to do, and where to eat all Valentine’s Week.

What to Buy


Yes, they want flowers for Valentine’s Day. Here’s a list of shops to pick up your bouquet on the way over to your date:

  • Bouquets and Baskets – 548 Jersey Ave (Downtown)
  • Brennan’s Florist – 222 Newark Ave (Downtown)
  • Exchange Place Florist – 33 Hudson St (Waterfront)
  • Flowers & Favors – 728 Grand St (Bergen-Lafayette)
  • Flowers By Girlfriends – 2974 John F. Kennedy Blvd (Journal Square)
  • Flower Now – 285 Central Ave (Heights)
  • Hudson Florist – 741 Bergen Ave A (McGinley Square)
  • Noah’s Ark Florist – 200 Hudson St (Harborside)
  • Rosebud Florist – 532 West Side Ave (West Side)


Petit Cakes from Bon Vivant New York

295 Johnston Ave

Upgrade the typical box of chocolates with desserts almost too pretty to eat. Bon Vivant opened recently in the Bergen-Lafayette neighborhood, and offers beautiful sweets, fine petits fours, cookies, coffee beans, and more, that are already wrapped and ready to stun on Valentine’s Day.



Manifest Love with Serendipity Crystals

271 Newark Ave

You can’t go wrong with showing up with something shiny for your Valentine. Shop jewelry, display pieces, individual stones, fossils, and more at Serendipity Crystals. They offer something for everyone, Green Aventurine and Opalite Baby Yodas for your favorite Star Wars fan!



L’amour Duo Box by A Petal to Peddle

Give a stunning gift while contributing to a great cause in Jersey City. A Petal to Peddle, a Jersey City-based botanical studio specializing in sustainable designs, created a series of packages that celebrate love, longevity, and luxury with 100% of proceeds going to The Flow Initiative, a local nonprofit working to eradicate period poverty and establish menstrual equity in NJ and across the U.S. Each gift box includes a unique, luxe candle pairing by La Déité and a heart-shaped bouquet of preserved red roses that will last up to one year, presented in a beautiful clear display case, finished with a blush satin ribbon. Limited availability while supplies last. Find more details and ordering options here.



What to Do

Fait Mason & Grind Coffee Valentine’s Flash Event

Sunday, February 19, 5:30 p.m. @ Grind Coffee

Make this Valentine’s Week the most memorable yet with a permanent reminder of your love! The tattoo artists of Fait Mason, Ali Marie and Ryan Hall, are hosting their second event at Grind to do Valentine-inspired tattoos on a first-come, first serve basis. Enjoy music by Andy Mac @andylvlac and food from Mexiflip Taco Truck while you and your partner get some ink together in your favorite neighborhood coffee shop. All tattoos are $75 each, sized 1.5”-2” and black ink, with placement on legs or arms only. Check out the flash options here.



ReWax and UnWine Sip & Pour Date Night

2 Division St

Thursday, February 9 – Tuesday, February 14

Instead of just buying your Valentine a candle, make one together! At ReWax and UnWine, you make a candle from scratch, selecting the jar, scents, dyes, and more. Make one for yourself or take a stab at choosing for each other, while enjoying slow jams and a fun, BYOB atmosphere. Included in the ticket price ($60) is one 10oz candle and rose quartz crystal to be added to the candle. You can also upgrade your jar sizes and add floral, additional crystals, color and gold flakes. Make your reservation here.



Paint & Sip with Dama Alma at Six26 Lounge

128 Columbus Dr

Wednesday, February 15 6:30 p.m.

Here’s your chance to show off your artistic skills to your crush while making something special together. Grab a paintbrush and a cocktail from the bar at Six26 and get crafty with a love-themed paint and sip event at Six26, hosted by artist Celia Garcia, aka Dama Alma. When you’re done, proudly show off your work, grab a $2 taco, $5 beer, and $7 margarita for Taco Tuesday happy hour from 4-8, then hit the dance floor! RSVP @dama_alma_jc on Instagram to get on the guest list. 



Special Couples Massage Sessions at Massage and Prosper

289 Grove St, 2nd Floor

Sunday, February 12 – Tuesday, February 14

Give the gift of melting your, and your partner’s, stress away with a classic couple’s spa day at Massage and Prosper. For a couple’s massage only, choose either the 60-minute option for $355 or 90 minutes for $455. Or, make it an extra special experience with the 90-minute Silver Service or 120-minute Platinum Service. Both packages include two deep Swedish massages, two glasses of rose or Brut and chocolate covered strawberries. Click here for booking details.



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Liberty Science Center After Dark: Love Bytes

222 Jersey City Blvd

Thursday, February 16

Take a byte out of love at LSC’s monthly adults-only event, featuring their annual Valentine’s Day party with drinks, food, laser and planetarium shows, experiments, and more. Catch the Bad Bunny Laser Show or Lovers of the Cosmos Show and the special Tech Showcase before grabbing a drink, exploring the exhibits together, and getting pics together on the dance floor. It’s the perfect date for nerds who love to dance! LSC hosts 21+ nights every first and third Thursday, with special themes on the third Thursday. Tickets are $22 online, $25 at the door. Book now.



Where to Eat

Valentine’s Day Specials at Ani Ramen 

218 Newark Ave, Jersey City, NJ 07302

For ramen lovers, Ani has you covered whether you feel like going out or staying in to sip and slurp with Valentine-inspired specials all month long. Pick up a Date in a Box ramen kit for a night in, available at all locations until supplies last. It includes two shoyu ramen kits, a six-pack of Valentine’s Day macarons, and two Japanese sodas for $50. For a dine-out ramen date, they are also offering the Valentine’s Day Steak and Shrimp Ramen Special for $27 at the Downtown location, plus take $5 off $20 during the “Week of Love.”  



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Tony Baloney’s Heart-Shaped Menu

363 Grove St

Eat your heart out…literally. Tony Baloney’s is famous for their Valentine’s Day menu, featuring lots of foods shaped like hearts and a shade of pink that feel only appropriate to eat on a day like Valentine’s Day. The special menu includes the 12” Pink Magic pizza encrusted with glitter(!!), vibrantly Pink Mozz Sticks, a slab of pink “Sexy Bastard” Mozzarella, and the Boloney Heart Knobs 12”: a collection of Assorted Knots baked on top of a romantic heart-shaped pizza. And in celebration of Taco Tuesday, there is also the Taco My Heart 18” featuring about 20 filled tacos surrounding guacamole on, of course, a heart-shaped pizza. Pre-order now, only available for Valentine’s Day.

Taco Tuesday

Nothing says, “I love you,” like sharing a plate of tacos! We all know Jersey City is a haven for amazing taco options, so order in from your favorite spot, or try somewhere new – you can’t go wrong. Here are a few of our favorites to celebrate:

  • Gringos – 12 Coles St (Downtown) 
  • La Brujería – 590 Grand St (Bergen Lafayette)
  • Los Tres Chilitos – 456 Central Ave, (The Heights) 
  • Los Cuernos – 499 Washington Blvd (Newport)
  • Mezcal Kitchen JC – 665 Newark Ave (Journal Square)
  • Mi Mariachi – 213 Sip Ave (Journal Square)
  • Orale Mexican Kitchen – 341 Grove St (Downtown)
  • Taqueria Downtown Jersey City – 236 Grove St (Downtown)


Special Menus & Prix Fixe Options

Take the guesswork out of ordering on your special night out. Here are a few of the amazing places offering one-night-only menus – reservations highly recommended:

  • Fire and Oak – 479 Washington Blvd

Get fired up with a three-course menu and optional wine pairing and cocktail specials. Or, order their Romantic Dinner at Home option for two or three with a bottle of wine included. Menu. Reserve. Order Online.

  • Lokal Eatery & Bar – 2 2nd St

Enjoy views of the NYC skyline and live music while eating a six-course menu with optional wine pairing. Cost: $145 pp, + wine pairing $35 pp. Menu. Reserve

  • Light Horse Tavern – 199 Washington St

We recommend starting with a half dozen oysters and ending with the Kiwi Three Ways for dessert. Menu. Reserve.

  • The Kitchen Step – 500 Jersey Ave

Step up your V-Day with a three-course prix fixe menu with optional wine pairing. Cost: $90 pp, + wine pairing $40 pp. Menu. Reserve

  • Rooftop at Exchange Place – 1 Exchange Pl

“Eat Your Heart Out” with the three-course prix fix love dinner that includes a glass of champagne or wine and incredible views of the NYC skyline. Cost: $85 pp. Menu. Reserve

One last thing … will you be our Valentine?