With Valentine’s Day being only one week away, we have compiled a list of some fun and original things to do in Orange County with your loved one. Here are 10 creative ideas for this Valentine’s Day:
1) Laguna Beach Music Festival – Laguna Beach
February 14, 2015 at 8 pm
A Valentine’s Day Concert, ‘Spanish Romance and Passion’ is part of this year’s 3 day music festival that runs February 13-15. Festival is dedicated to artistic excellence and innovation, featuring an internationally acclaimed Mentor Musician or Ensemble along with other talented artists in a week long blend of performances and education.
LOCATION: Laguna Beach – check site for venues
2) Anaheim Packing House – Anaheim
February 14, 2015 at 6 pm
Enjoy dinner and a movie in Farmer’s Park featuring the movie “Chocolat” starring Johnny Depp. Taste authentic European sipping chocolate as well as chocolate covered strawberries from Dark 180.
LOCATION: 440 S. Anaheim Blvd., Anaheim
3) Valentine’s Day Champagne Whale Watching Cruise – Dana Point
February 14, 2015
Try this unique and romantic way to celebrate Valentine’s Day!
LOCATION: Dana Wharf Sportfishing / Dana Point Harbor
34675 Golden Lantern, Dana Point
Call 949-496-5794 or book online at danawharf.com/events/
4) Valentine’s Day ‘Dinner For Two’ at Orange County Mining Co. – Orange
February 14, 2015
Enjoy a table for Two with a breathtaking view! This view restaurant in Orange County is truly a destination with a dining room that has “floor to ceiling picture windows” offering fabulous views of Orange County and a saloon that will take you back to the mining era.
LOCATION: Orange County Mining Co.
10000 Crawford Canyon Rd, Orange, CA 92705
Call for reservations 714.997.7411
5) Laguna Cliffs Marriott Resort and Spa – Valentine’s Day Packages – Dana Point
February 14, 2015
Romance Package: Spend a memorable romance getaway in superior comfort at Laguna Cliffs. With this unique package you’ll receive a deluxe overnight stay at our hotel, where a complimentary bottle of our house champagne and chocolate covered strawberries will greet you upon your arrival. Wake up the following morning to a warm, freshly made breakfast at Vue or in your room, and enjoy a special late checkout.
Package of Love: Package of Love includes a bottle of House Champagne or House Sparkling Wine and Chocolate Covered Strawberries only, no other substitutions permitted, resort fee, and late check-out of 1:00pm. Amenity to be delivered upon arrival. Blackout dates may apply. Offer valid based upon availability. Valid Feb 1-28, 2015 only. Package does not include any taxes or gratuities.
LOCATION: 25135 Park Lantern, Dana Point, CA
Call 949-661-5000 or book online at http://www.lagunacliffs.com/special_offers/index.asp
6) Make Your Own Chocolate Bark & Chocolate Tour – Irvine
Make your own Valentine’s Day chocolate bark with fresh liquid chocolate made from the bean at their Irvine Chocolate factory. For $25, make your own bark and the shop will package it up all pretty for you while you take a front-of-the-house tour to learn how chocolate is made. Reservations required; space is limited.
LOCATION: 9641 Irvine Center Drive, Irvine, CA
Book online at chocxo.com
7) Valentine’s Cruises – Newport Beach
See website for dates and cruise times
Valentine’s cruises are offered on select dates prior to and on this special day. Valentine’s cruises travel through miles of Newport Bay and then cruise along the Newport Beach and Laguna Beach coastlines taking in breathtaking scenery that have made these locals legendary. Different cruise times allow you to choose from warm afternoon options or the sunset option or a starlit evening cruise option with the silhouette of the city against the coastline. Complimentary glass of champagne or other beverage of choice for you and your guest.
LOCATION: Newport Landing 400 Main St. Newport Beach, CA. 92661
Call 949-675-0551 or book online at http://www.cruisenewportbeach.com/valentines_day_cruise.html
8) Creamistry – Irvine
Through February 14
Bring your sweetheart in for a delicious white chocolate truffle ice cream with raspberry drizzle and chocolate chips or surprise them with one of four different designed Valentine’s Grams or chocolate covered strawberries (pre-order required).
LOCATION: 3972 Barranca Parkway, Irvine, CA
Call 949-777-6627 or go online at creamistry.com
9) Orny Adams at The Brea Improv – Brea
February 12-15, 2015
A night of laughter is a great night to spend with your partner on Valentine’s Day at the Brea Improv showing Orny Adams. The American comic rose to fame from his appearance in Jerry Seinfeld’s documentary “Comedian.” You can catch Adams as Coach Finstock on MTV’s “Teen Wolf” show and he has made appearances on “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” and “The Late Show with David Letterman.”
LOCATION: 120 South Brea Blvd, Brea, CA
Call (714) 482-0700 or book online at brea.improv.com
10) Paws Fur Pink at Irvine Regional Park – Orange
February 14, 2015 at 8:30 am
For the parents that would love to give back to the community and take part in an activity with their partner, Paws Fur Pink is a great opportunity to fulfill that need. Paws Fur Pink is a regional dog-friendly run-walk that benefits breast cancer research.
LOCATION: 1 Irvine Park Road, Orange, CA
Learn more at pawsfurpinkoc.com