5 Great Valentine’s Day Date Ideas in Orange County
For many, nights on the town can be few and far between. However, Valentine’s Day provides a perfect opportunity to get out of the house and paint the town red. Whether it’s spending time with someone special or professing your love for a long-time crush, Valentine’s Day only comes once a year and it’s important to make the most of it. Not surprisingly, many engagements begin with this special day, a fact reflected by increased sales in jewelry stores.
Orange County residents have limitless options available in and around the area, making it easier than ever to enjoy this holiday of love. What are some of the best Valentine’s Day spots in Orange County, California: Here’s a closer look at the top five destinations:
Listed below are excellent destinations for your romantic tryst:
- Balboa Bay Resort – 1221 W. Coast Highway, Newport Beach –Right on the waterfront on 15 acres, facing the Newport Harbor. FYI: Next door there’s a private beach resort for members only, not hotel guests.
- Bay Shores Peninsula – 1800 W. Balboa Blvd, Newport Beach –Not quite abeachfront hotel, but it’s 75 steps to a public beach and 50 feet to the ocean.
- Crystal Cove Beach Cottages – 8471 N. Coast Highway, Laguna Beach –Collection of restored historic cottages right on the beach in Crystal Cove State Park! They’re popular and have an unusual reservation schedule.
- Laguna Beach Peninsula – 211 N. Coast Highway, Laguna Beach -Next to Main Beach, having beach and ocean views, this is near shopping and galleries. This isnot quite on the beach, but on the cliff above it.
Classic Dinner Date
The classic dinner date has endured through ages for good reasons. Between restaurants on the waterfront in O.C. cities and others with fantastic views from the hills, there’s a variety of romantic restaurants to choose from. Whether you’re in the thick of a new love or celebrating a matured love that stood the test of time, you will never go wrong with a romantic dinner for two. Was there a special restaurant from your early romance? Go there. She will be ecstatic you remember.
You don’t have to go to Italy to experience the romance of a gondola ride; Gondola Adventures in Newport Beach brings the romance all the way to Orange County. The gondola is a universally-recognized romance symbol, more than 800 years old. You can find a gondola hidden off Coast Highway in Newport Beach. The gondolier steered us into fairy tale worlds. Discreet, a gondolier sees nothing, hears nothing and best of all, says nothing.
Sunset Whale Watching- Dana Wharf, Dana Point, CA-
If you’re looking for Unique this Valentine, a sunset whale watching cruise through the Dana Point harbor will get you there in spades. The ’95 Dana Pride sets sail at 4:00 p.m. and the $32 admission includes champagne and chocolates.
Cruise Date – Take a Cruise – Romantic, Relaxing, or Sports Fishing!
Dana Point and Newport Beach both provide romantic sunset harbor-cruises for $25-$50.
Also available are sports fishing cruises, if your lover is the active sport type. Excellent itineraries and amenities are on each trip. Contact them for both the romance catch of a lifetime and the best fish catch of a lifetime.
Be Happy and Safe This Valentine’s Day
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