Valentine’s Day Ideas

February 5, 2013

Los Angeles and Orange County are great places to be for Valentine’s Day! We’ve researched the most romantic places to see and experience on February 14th and we came up with a curated list of the best!

Los Angeles

Eat. Drink Shakespeare at Americano Bistro

Enjoy a glass of sparkling rose champagne, as well as a series of five courses, from appetizer to dessert, created by Chef Juan Pablo Torre, as you’re entertained Shakespearean style.
Reservations Required: 213-620-0781
923 East 3rd St.
Los Angeles, CA 900137:30pm-9:00pm

Photo by T Hoffarth

Valentines Tea and Tunes at the Banning Museum
The Banning Museum will host its annual Valentine’s afternoon tea with sandwiches and sweets served with antique tea sets, live music and house tours. The Banning Museum is a 23-room 1864 Greek Revival residence of Phineas Banning.

401 East M Street, Wilmington, CA 90744
February 9, 2013 from 1:00-3:00pm

Photo by Damian Gadal

Ventura County Wine Tour

The wineries of the Ventura County Winery Association invite guests to their 2013 Valentine ‘n Wine weekend. Sample a tasting flight at each of their wineries over the course of five days. Enjoy a wine tasting flight at eleven wineries and one-of-a-kind food pairings at many locations. For more information and to purchase a Valentine ‘n Wine passport, click here.

Orange County

Photo by Newport Beach City Visitor’s Bureau

Gondola Ride in Newport Beach

There’s nothing more romantic than a gondola ride, and you don’t have to travel to Venice, Italy to find one. Gliding through Newport Beach’s hidden canals at sunset on a beautiful gondola is the definition of romance!
Reservations: 888-446-6365
3101 West Coast Highway, Suite 110
Newport Beach, CA 92663

For Lovers Only Concert

Grammy Award winner Roberta Flack will join the Pacific Symphony, performing her romantic classics including: “The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face,” “Killing Me Softly With His Song,” “Where Is the Love,” “Tonight I Celebrate My Love” and more. Last season’s winner of OC Can You Sing will perform Broadway love songs like: “If Ever I Would Leave You” and “My Funny Valentine”, all backed by the sweet sounds of the Pacific Symphony and conductor Richard Kaufman.

Valentine’s Day Sweetheart Soiree at Pretend City

The perfect Valentine’s Day event for children…the Sweetheart Soiree at Pretend City will teach lessons on love through fun activities that highlight words like “cherish,” “heartfelt,” “caring,” and “tenderness.”
Click here for more information.

Marin Mazzie and Jason Danieley: A Cabaret Valentine

The San Francisco Chronicle hails the husband and wife duo of Marin Mazie and Jason Danieley as ‘Broadway’s Golden Couple.’ This special Valentine’s DAy cabaret engagement, Marin and Jason explore many aspects of love through some of the greatest songs ever written.
Click here for more information.

The Perfect Valentine’s Day Getaway—Ritz Carlton Laguna Niguel

The Ritz offers spectacular views, romantic spa packages and and all-around romantic getaway experience, perfect for Valentine’s Day. 

The Perfect Romantic Valentine’s Day Dinner—Prego Ristoranti

Prego Ristoranti offers a Valentine’s Lovers Menu, consisting of mouth-watering delicacies including: fresh Hawaiian Ahi tuna, Dungeness crab meat, avocado and mango sweet chili and balsamic; heart-shaped ravioli pasta with scallops and champagne creamy sauce and Alaskan halibut topped with lobster crab sauce garlic mashed potatoes and seasonal vegetables. 

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