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.
Romantic Gondola Ride
Gondola Adventures in Newport Beach
3101 West Coast Highway
Newport Beach, CA 92663
Take your love on a private-chartered, romantic, sunset gondola ride of Newport Harbor. Tours start at $135 for a couple and include sparkling cider and chocolates. More packages are available; see the website for details and reservation information.
Valentine’s Day with Kenny G
Segerstrom Center of the Arts
600 Town Center Drive
Costa Mesa, California 92626
It does not get much more romantic than listening to Kenny G’s silky smooth jazz on his saxophone as he joins the Pacific Symphony. The Segerstrom Center of the Arts presents Kenny G for a Valentine’s Day night performance of a lifetime. Tickets for the 8 p.m. performance are available now.
Orange County Wine Cruise
34675 Golden Lantern
Dana Point, CA 92629
This 90-minute romantic tour aboard a 63-foot luxury catamaran sets off on Friday and Sunday nights through beautiful Dana Point harbor. For $49 per person, you can enjoy four wine tastings from The Organic Cellar as well as cheese, crackers, fruits and nuts to complement the wines.
The Melting Pot
2646 Dupont Drive
Irvine, CA 92612
The Melting Pot, a romantic and upscale fondue haven, will be offering a six-course menu and special gift to all guests dining on Valentine’s Day. There are romantic packages available that start at $275 per couple and include “lovers lane” seating, roses, dinner, champagne and more.
The Retreat In Laguna
729 Gaviota Drive
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
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.