Best Valentine’s Day Date Ideas For Orange County

February 4, 2015 5:00 AM

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It’s the season of love and if you’re looking for unique ways to celebrate that special person, Orange County offers a myriad of top events across the county. From Valentine’s Day dinner cruises to spending the evening at a winery, we’ve curated a list of the best events.
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(credit: Newport Beach Tours)


Newport Beach Valentine’s Day Dinner Dance Cruise
3300 Newport Boulevard
Newport Beach, CA 92663
(949) 644-3186
www.newportbeachtours.com

This year, wine and dine your special person aboard a luxurious yacht with an unforgettable 3-hour cruise around Newport Beach harbor. The Valentine’s day dinner cruise offers an intimate atmosphere, stunning views, champagne throughout the cruise, gourmet cuisine, and award-winning service that’s sure to impress. During your luxury cruise you will enjoy a private candle-lit table with Valentine decor, free-flowing champagne, a delicious 4-course seated dinner, and live entertainment.

(credit: Laguna Canyon Winery)

(credit: Laguna Canyon Winery)


Valentine’s 4 Course Winemaker’s Dinner
Laguna Canyon Winery
2133 Laguna Canyon Road
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
(949) 715-9463
www.lagunacanyonwinery.com
Date: Feb 14 2015 from 7pm-10pm

Sourcing premium grapes from the Napa and Sonoma regions, Laguna Canyon Winery is a beautiful winery situated beautiful Laguna Beach. For Valentine’s Day, spend the day with your loved one for a winemaker’s dinner where they will be offering a 4 course meal. With an evening of wine, food and live music, its your chance to pull out all the stops for an unforgettable evening. Menu items will be paired with both red and white wine and include items like a Java Crusted Filet Mignon, seared scallops and much more. Read the full menu.

(credit: The Cellar Restaurant)

(credit: The Cellar Restaurant)


The Cellar
305 North Harbor Boulevard
Fullerton, CA 92832
(714) 525-5682
www.cellardining.com

Built by the same craftsmen that created Pirates of the Caribbean at Disneyland, The Cellar offers a romantic, Old Europe upscale dining experience. The Cellar will be serving a special four course Valentine’s day menu on February 10th, 11th, 12th, 13th, and 14th which will include a fresh long stem red rose for your Valentine. Additionally, each guest will receive a certificate to create your own 3 course dinner for only $29.95 in the month of March.

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(credit: Gondola Adventures)


Newport Gondola Ride
3101 West Coast Highway #110
Newport Beach, CA 92663
(949) 646-2067
www.newportbeach.gondola.com

What’s more romantic than a snug authentic Venetian gondola, propelled by oar and oarlock by singing gondoliers cruising down the harbor on Valentine’s Day? Gondola Adventures is the only company licensed in Orange County to offer wine and champagne and singing gondoliers, other enhancements include chocolate, roses and even a student photographer to capture your perfect date.

(credit: Desiree Eaglin)

(credit: Desiree Eaglin)


Waterfront Stroll
Orange County Beaches
www.address.com

Orange County naturally lends itself to epic waterfront stroll dates with its miles and miles of pristine beaches so why not take your Valentine on a perfect sunset stroll on Valentine’s Day? San Clemente, the Huntington Beach Pier, Laguna Beach and even the Bolsa Chica Wetlands are perfect spots to visit. Pick a nearby restaurant, or better yet – pick up some food to go and enjoy nature’s beauty with your valentine.

(credit: Mark Avery)

(credit: Mark Avery)


Valentine’s Day Concert with The Tenors
Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall
615 Town Center Drive
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
(714) 556-2787
www.pacificsymphony.org

To really up the romantic-anti, take your Valentine to see The Tenors where they’ll be setting the mood for Valentine’s Day with their marvelous musicianship and magnificent voices. The Tenors will perform songs from their 2012 Platinum album “Lead With Your Heart” and other favorites. Prices start at $35 a piece for the February 14th 2015 8pm show.

(credit: Laguna Beach Music Festival)

(credit: Laguna Beach Music Festival)


Laguna Beach Music Festival
606 Laguna Canyon Road
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
(949) 497-2787
www.lagunabeachmusicfestival.com

The annual multi-day celebration of Laguna Beach Music Festival is a lively medley of classical and contemporary music, intimate events with renowned musicians and enchanting discoveries of music’s future stars. Enjoy a romantic Valentine’s Day concert with Boccherini’s Fandango, Bizet’s Carmen and Manuel de Falla’s haunting Seven Songs sung by mezzosoprano Janelle DeStefano which exemplify the fire and passion of Andalucía. The show will culminating in a grand finale performance of Falla’s complete ballet El Amor Brujo, featuring the phenomenal L.A. Flamenco dance troupe.

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(credit: Wit and a wink entertainment)


1960’s Comedy Murder Mystery Show
McCormick and Schmicks
2000 Main Street
Irvine, CA 92614
(949) 756-0505
www.witandawinkentertainment.com

Have a laugh and enjoy a 1967 Hollywood comedy murder mystery show at McCormick and Schmicks this Valentine’s Day. Located in the Pilsner room, the evening will include 4 course seated meal along with appetizers. A hilarious show, prizes, a costume contest (optional), and full bar will also be on hand. And, parking and a free bottle of champagne for every 6 seats purchased together is included. McCormick and Schmicks is well known for its culinary excellence with a menu curated to reflect seafood from the Pacific Rim, Atlantic Ocean, and Gulf of Mexico.

(credit:  Barry Curtis / Captain Dave's Dolphin &Whale Safari)

(credit: Barry Curtis / Captain Dave’s Dolphin &Whale Safari)


Valentine’s Day Sunset Whale Watching Cruise at Dana Wharf
34675 Golden Lantern
Dana Point, CA 92629
(888) 224-0603
www.danawharf.com

Are you looking for a different experience this year? This Valentine’s Day, a unique and romantic special cruise is offered where you’ll get to watch whales aboard the largest ship in Orange County, the Dana Pride. The 2 hour cruise out of Dana Point sets sail and will offer a scenic sunset cruise which is an idea time to spot dolphins, whales and other marine life. The cruise includes chocolate treats, glasses of champagne and about as romantic of an experience as you can get. A full cash bar is also available.

(credit: Hornblower Cruises)

(credit: Hornblower Cruises)


Newport Beach Valentine’s Day Dinner Cruise
2431 West Coast Highway
Newport Beach, CA 92663
(888) 467-6256
www.hornblower.com

If you’re looking for an unforgettable inclusive way to celebrate the evening, Newport Beach Tours offers a 3 hour Valentine’s Day Dinner Cruise complete with champagne throughout the duration of the cruise, a 4-course dinner, live entertainment, and romantic views of the water. Upon boarding the luxury yacht, guests will be greeted by the Captain. Cruises leave out of Newport Beach, Marina del Rey, and Long Beach.

 Best Valentines Day Date Ideas For Orange County

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Valentine’s Day at Pretend City Children’s Museum
29 Hubble
Irvine, CA 92618
(949) 428-3900
www.pretendcity.org

Valentine’s Day centers around celebrating those you love, including the tiniest of tots. Pretend City Children’s Museum, the largest children’s museum in Orange County and the first educational facility in California to educate and entertain while serving as a community resource, will celebrate the day of love with a special themed story time, poetry play, games, and more. The event is free with museum admission and no RSVP is required.

Desiree Eaglin is the mother of four and resides in Southern California. She blogs about life, motherhood and all its trials and tribulations on her site The Funny Mom Blog. You can follow her daily adventures on Twitter too.
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