Five Awesome Ways to Celebrate Galentine’s 2021 near Carnegie Hall

Valentine’s Day is coming up next month, but roses, chocolate, and Hallmark cards aren’t for everyone. If you’d rather round up your best gal pals and celebrate the joys of female friendship on Galentine’s Day, read on, because we’ve rounded up five fun ways to celebrate with your girls this year near Carnegie Hall!

Mifune

If you and your gals want to be fancy, a classic way to spend the evening is dinner and drinks at a renowned restaurant. For one of the most accoladed restaurants near Carnegie Hall, you’ll want to head to Mifune. This high-end restaurant has earned The MICHELIN Plate: Good Cooking for its exquisite contemporary Japanese food prepared by two powerhouse chefs. Make sure you and your friends are prepared to splurge here, but don’t worry, it will be worth it!

Pastrami Queen

If you’re looking for a more mom-and-pop type restaurant, Pastrami Queen is the place to go. This classic kosher deli has been serving New Yorkers since 1956 and was beloved by the late chef Anthony Bourdain, who said “The first thing I get when I’m back in New York is a pastrami sandwich. Pastrami Queen is a really good pastrami sandwich — if not the best, among the very best.” They’re currently offering takeout, so it’s a perfect spot to grab a bunch of overstuffed sandwiches and mouthwatering pickles to bring back your apartment for a girls’ lunch!

Central Park

If you’re trying to be safe due to COVID-19, an outdoor celebration is the way to go. And even in February, a picnic is a fun way to connect with your gals. Just bring a waterproof tarp for under your picnic blanket, some cozy blankets to snuggle in, and a thermos of hot cocoa. For the most convenient location, have your gal pals meet at the Columbus Circle entrance of Central Park. Depending on how far north you want to wander, Bethesda Terrace has a lovely view. When you’re done, stroll around and do some birdwatching!

Walking Tour

If your friends aren’t content to just sit around and chat, you’re going to want an activity to get everyone moving. There is so much history and beauty in New York City, that a walking tour is a great way to see the city with new eyes while having fun with your friends. Use the app GPSMYCITY for a guided tour starting from Columbus Circle. Make sure you grab a latte before you set out to keep you warm!

The Museum of Modern Art

If you want a unique way to celebrate Galentine’s Day, you should head to the MoMA. Wandering around this New York landmark that aims to “celebrate creativity, openness, tolerance, and generosity” is a great way to spend the day, and you and your friends can discuss the artwork that you see. They’ve reopened with a few COVID-19 regulations in place, including that you must book timed-entry tickets in advance. When you’re done, be sure to check out the gift shop, they have all sorts of fun goodies in there.

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Five Awesome Ways to Celebrate Galentine’s 2021 in Baltimore

Valentine’s Day is coming up next month, but roses, chocolate, and Hallmark cards aren’t for everyone. If you’d rather round up your best gal pals and celebrate the joys of female friendship on Galentine’s Day, read on, because we’ve rounded up five fun ways to celebrate with your girls this year in Baltimore!

Woodberry Kitchen

If you and your gals want something tried and true, a classic way to spend the evening is dinner and drinks at Woodberry Kitchen, owned by Baltimore’s only James Beard award-winning chef, Spike Gjerde. Located in a renovated 1870s mill, and keeping up that rustic chic vibe, the restaurant serves up plant-based farm-to-table fare. Due to COVID-19, you can’t currently eat at the restaurant, but you can order online and then head next door to Druid Hill Park to dig into your meal. Afterward, walk off the calories with a lovely stroll around the 745-acre park to view the lake and the pavilions.

Café Gia

If you’re looking for a more mom and pop style place to eat, try the Café Gia, which is owned and run by a mother and daughter team. The colorful building is covered in string lights and colorful murals, transporting you to a bistro in Sicily! Nestled in the heart of Baltimore’s Little Italy, the café has indoor and outdoor dining as well as carryout. After your meal, go next door to their bar, Pane e Vino, for a nightcap.

Federal Hill Park

If you’re trying to be safe due to COVID-19, an outdoor celebration is the way to go. And even in February, a picnic is a fun way to connect with your gals! Just bring a waterproof tarp for under your picnic blanket, some cozy blankets to snuggle in, and a thermos of hot cocoa. The best local spot for your Galentine’s picnic is Federal Hill Park due to the lovely views of the harbor and Baltimore skyline. This historical spot is just a short walk from downtown.

The Rage Room

If your friends aren’t content to just sit around and chat, you’re going to want an activity to get everyone moving. And if enough of you in the group are single and sick of all the PDA you have to see around Valentine’s Day, you should head to the Rage Room and let all that angst and frustration out. Basically, you go and get to break stuff for an allotted time! They have lots of different packages here. Just tell everyone in your group to wear closed-toed shoes.

Illusions Bar & Theatre

Want to do something really unique with your gal pals? Book a custom virtual magic show at Illusions Bar and Theater to “keep your quarantine enchanted.” Owned by a husband-and-wife team, the Illusion Bar is bringing their exciting magic right to the comfort of your living room. So, set some mood lighting, open a bottle of wine, and fire up a laptop for an unforgettable Galentine’s Day!

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Five Awesome Ways to Celebrate Galentine’s 2021 in Boston

Valentine’s Day is coming up next month, but roses, chocolate, and Hallmark cards aren’t for everyone. If you’d rather round up your best gal pals and celebrate the joys of female friendship on Galentine’s Day, read on, because we’ve rounded up five fun ways to celebrate with your girls this year in Boston!

Fox & the Knife

If you and your gals want to be fancy, a classic way to spend the evening is dinner and drinks at a James Beard Award recognized restaurant. Our top pick is Fox & the Knife, which was a semi-finalist in 2020 for Best New Restaurant. Better yet, this classy new spot is family-owned, and features an all-female chef and management team!

Mike’s City Diner

If you’re looking for a more mom and pop style restaurant, try Mike’s City Diner, which has the unassuming motto, “Huge Portions, Great Food.”  Since chef Jay Hajj opened the restaurant in 1995, it has become a Boston landmark for delicious, affordable food, getting featured on Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives and numerous publications, including The Boston Globe, Boston Herald, Boston Magazine, and the Food Network. President Clinton has dined at Mike’s, and Guy Fieri has said that when he thinks of Boston, he thinks of the Boston Tea Party, the Red Sox …and Mike’s City Diner.

Boston Common

If you’re trying to be safe due to COVID-19, an outdoor celebration is the way to go. And even in February, a picnic is a fun way to connect with your gals! Just bring a waterproof tarp for under your picnic blanket, some cozy blankets to snuggle in, and a thermos of hot cocoa. The best local park for your Galentine’s picnic is Boston Common. This sprawling downtown park is conveniently located near a couple of transit options. When you’re done eating, it’s the starting point for the historical Boston Freedom Trail if you want to walk off calories from lunch! Pro tip for eating in the park: there are MANY squirrels here, and they are not at all shy about coming over to beg for some food.

Central Park Lanes

If your friends aren’t content to just sit around and chat, you’re going to want an activity to get everyone moving. A fun one to do when in Boston is candlepin bowling, a bowling style unique to New England! You and your girlfriends can give it a try at the family-owned Central Park Lanes in East Boston. This is old-school, no-frills bowling at its best with a cool, retro design scheme to boot.

Alice’s Table

Want something unique and social-distancing friendly? How about a virtual workshop? Alice’s Table is offering a variety of virtual floral arranging workshops in Boston for your Galentine’s Day Party, including “Galentine’s Day Flower Arranging,” “February Florals,” and for the crowd that’s not into flowers, “Galentine’s Day Cheese & Charcuterie Board Workshop.” You and your gal pals can have fun learning a new skill together!

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Five Awesome Ways to Celebrate Galentine’s 2021 in Birmingham

Valentine’s Day is coming up next month, but roses, chocolate, and Hallmark cards aren’t for everyone. If you’d rather round up your best gal pals and celebrate the joys of female friendship on Galentine’s Day, read on, because we’ve rounded up five fun ways to celebrate with your girls this year in Birmingham!

Highlands Bar and Grill

If you and your gals want to be fancy, a classic way to spend the evening is dinner and drinks at the best restaurant in town, and for Birmingham, that is arguably Highlands Bar and Grill. The restaurant’s menu is constantly changing to best feature local, seasonal produce, and meat. And their food has been recognized -in 2018, they won the James Beard Award for the most outstanding restaurant in America and their pastry chef, Dolester Miles, won the award for outstanding pastry chef. As of the time of this writing, it is temporarily closed to comply with state COVID-19 regulations (like many restaurants), but they offered take-out meals for Christmas Eve and New Year’s, so if the restaurant remains closed, you may be able to get some food to go on Valentine’s Day as well!

Pop’s Neighborhood Grill

If you’re looking for a more relaxed, mom-and-pop style place to eat, you’re going to want to go to Pop’s Neighborhood Grill. This classic diner is the perfect place to meet your gals for a delicious brunch of tried-and-true favorites like breakfast sandwiches, breakfast biscuits, omelets, and pancakes. Can someone please pass the orange juice?  

Birmingham Botanical Gardens

If you’re trying to be safe due to COVID-19, an outdoor celebration is the way to go. And even in February, a picnic is a fun way to connect with your gals! Just bring a waterproof tarp for under your picnic blanket, some cozy blankets to snuggle in, and a thermos of hot cocoa! The best local spot for your Galentine’s picnic is the Birmingham Botanical Gardens. Not only is the admission free, but the grounds are a lovely place for a stroll after you’re done eating.

Steel City Jump

If your friends aren’t content to just sit around and chat, you’re going to want an activity to get everyone moving. One that will have everyone giggling and having a great time is family-owned Steel City Jump. This trampoline park has lots of places to bounce, play dodgeball and basketball, and an upstairs lounge for when everyone needs a break from breaking a sweat. Trampoline parks are quite a cardio work out, but your heart is supposed to be aflutter on Valentine’s Day, right?

Queen’s Park

Maybe you’re looking to go somewhere a little different to celebrate Galentine’s Day? Try Queen’s Park, a cocktail bar with unique décor, a chill vibe, and special craft cocktails served up in funky cups and glassware. While the bar is currently taking lots of social distancing precautions, if you want the unique drinks with less risk, they also offer private event catering.

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Five Awesome Ways to Celebrate Galentine’s 2021 in Atlanta

Valentine’s Day is coming up next month, but roses, chocolate, and Hallmark cards aren’t for everyone. If you’d rather round up your best gal pals and celebrate the joys of female friendship on Galentine’s Day, read on because we’ve rounded up five fun ways to celebrate with your girls this year in Atlanta!

Bacchanalia

If you and your gals want to be fancy, a classic way to spend the evening is dinner and drinks at Bacchanalia. You’ll need to make a reservation to dine at this white-tableclothed, farm-to-table spot, but it will be very worth it when you start in on their season, four-course, prix fixe menu. Bacchanalia has earned a reputation as one of Atlanta’s best restaurants since opening in 1993, including coming in as a James Beard Semifinalist in 2015 and being voted best restaurant by Atlanta magazine. As you may have guessed, a night out here is best reserved for a crowd that feels like splurging.

Silver Skillet Restaurant

If you’re looking for a more offbeat yet down-to-earth restaurant, try the Silver Skillet, which has the quaint feel of a 1950s diner and a menu to match. Don’t let that fool you though, because it’s been serving up amazing food like its award-winning Lemon Icebox Pie since 1956. Multiple TV shows have been filmed on location here, and the gallery on the restaurant’s website is brimming with happy celebrities like Samuel L Jackson and Ryan Gosling.

Piedmont Park

If you’re trying to be safe due to COVID-19, an outdoor celebration is the way to go. And even in February, a picnic is a fun way to connect with your gals! The best local park for your Galentine’s picnic is Piedmont Park. It’s centrally located and has been Atlanta’s “common ground” since 1904. You can reserve a picnic shelter or the bandstand for a large group here or bring a blanket, fire up one of the grills on-site, and enjoy the views of the skyline. When you’re all finished eating, stroll over to the Atlanta Botanical Gardens, located adjacent to the park.

The Painted Pin

If your friends aren’t content to just sit around and chat, you’re going to want an activity to get everyone moving. Located in a cool warehouse space, The Painted Pin has you covered. This boutique bowling bar has something for everyone, too. In addition to bowling, you can play bocce ball, shuffleboard, ping pong, skeeball, and more! Depending on the size of your group (and budget) you can even book an event and reserve 8 lanes for your party.

Pole Waxers University

Are you looking for something completely unique to try? How about dropping in on a pole dancing class? Pole Waxers University is a community of strong women whose goal is to have fun with no judgments. You and your gals can drop in on a beginner class, head there on a Saturday for “girls’ night” (which is open to the public), or book a pole party.

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