OC’s Most Romantic Valentine’s Day Date Ideas

February 5, 2016 6:00 AM

(credit: The Retreat In Laguna)

(credit: The Retreat In Laguna)


The most romantic day of the year is just around the corner. Do you need help planning the perfect night out? Check out our best picks for Valentine’s Day date ideas in Orange County.

(credit: Gondola Adventures)

(credit: Gondola Adventures)


Romantic Gondola Ride
Gondola Adventures in Newport Beach
3101 West Coast Highway
Newport Beach, CA 92663
(949) 646-2067
www.gondola.com

Take your love on a private-chartered, romantic, sunset gondola ride of Newport Harbor. Tours for a couple include sparkling cider and chocolates, as well as the beautiful views and activity of riding around in a gondola. More packages are available, so make sure to visit the website for details and reservation information.

(credit: Cameron Spencer / Getty Images)

(credit: Cameron Spencer / Getty Images)


Whale Watching
Dana Wharf
34675 Golden Lantern
Dana Point, CA 92629
(888) 224-0603
www.danawharf.com

If you’re looking for a unique, romantic and exciting Valentine’s Day activity, delight in the sights of whale’s off Dana Point. Jump aboard a whale watching cruise from Dana Point Harbor and set sail on the ’95 Dana Pride. The cruise will offer a rare glimpse into the wide variety of wildlife and make for a romantic setting with gorgeous scenic views you’ll never forget.

(credit: Orange County Wine Cruise)

(credit: Orange County Wine Cruise)


Orange County Wine Cruise
34675 Golden Lantern
Dana Point, CA 92629
(949) 496-5794
www.danawharf.com

Join the Dana Wharf on their OC Wine Cruise for a 90-minute evening cruise aboard their luxury catamaran. Enjoy a evening of sunshine, cool ocean breezes and romantic views, as well as stunning views of the beautifully lighted Dana Point Harbor. This cruise will feature a sampling of wines from The Organic Cellar which promotes organically grown and pesticide-free wines as well as a sample platter of cheese, crackers, fruits and nuts that compliment the wines. Their 63′ Ocean Adventure catamaran also features a full cash bar if you’d like to purchase some additional beverages. Sit back, relax and enjoy the lights of beautiful and charming Dana Point Harbor The cruise includes 4 tastings of wine (2 red and 2 white) from The Organic Cellar, a cheese/cracker/dried fruit/nut sampler and much more. $49 per person. 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm. This cruise runs Fridays and Sunday nights.
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(credit: The Melting Pot)

(credit: The Melting Pot)


6 Course Romantic Dinner
The Melting Pot
2646 Dupont Drive
Irvine, CA 92612
(949) 955-3242
www.meltingpot.com

Visit The Melting Pot, a romantic and upscale fondue haven, which will be offering a terrific Valentine’s Day dinner. Choose from delicious options including fondue, delicious salads, a slew of tasty entree’s and an experience unlike any other.

(credit: The Retreat In Laguna)

(credit: The Retreat In Laguna)


The Retreat In Laguna
729 Gaviota Drive
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
(877) 999-2928
www.theretreatinlaguna.com

Really take your Valentine’s breathe away with a romantic getaway at The Retreat in Laguna. The Retreat’s upscale and private vacation villas offers breathtaking views, luxury accommodations and the hospitality and attention from a caring staff you deserve. Romantic packages are available to make your day extra special.

Desiree Eaglin is looking forward to a romantic bowl of Cheerios on Thursday, Feb. 14; Mr. Eaglin isn’t very romantically adept. She blogs at Sarcastic, Funny and Brutally Honest. You can find her on Twitter too.

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