Valentine's Day is just around the corner, and if you're looking to create unforgettable memories with your special someone, Orange County, particularly Anaheim, offers a plethora of romantic experiences to make your day truly special. From enchanting events to dreamy date night ideas, here's your guide to spending the perfect Valentine's Day in this charming Southern California destination.


Romantic Valentine's Day Events

Love is in the air, fun is on the calendar. Anaheim and Orange County host various Valentine's Day events that cater to couples seeking a memorable celebration. 


Shop at Local Pop-Ups and Farmers Markets

Celebrate the holiday early at the lively Cupid's Corner Valentine's Day Market hosted at Anaheim GardenWalk! From February 2 to February 4, the market will be brimming with live music, delectable food, and an impressive lineup of over 30 vendors showcasing the perfect Valentine's gifts. Afterward head over to Brewery X for their Valentine and Galentine Sip Then Shop pop-up where you’ll find a photo booth, free crafts, and even a spot for your furry Valentine. 

If you’re still in need of a gift for your sweetheart, head over to the Anaheim Farmers Market’s Cupid’s Row on February 8th, where you will be able to find Valentine’s Day treats, gifts, and more! 



Live Entertainment

Violinist at Richard Nixon Library

Candlelight Concerts & Romantic Dinners

Nothing says love like a romantic tune and there are plenty of love songs to listen to in Orange County. Head over to the Seal Beach Symphony for their Love Songs dinner cabaret on February 10. On actual Valentine’s Day, you can revel in the dulcet tones of Linda Ronstadt at a Valentine’s Day tribute at Spaghettini or visit the Richard Nixon Library & Museum for a unique candlelight concert experience. For a complete list of concerts, visit Candlelight Concerts in Orange County.



Romantic Getaway

Montage, Laguna Beach Spa

Recharge and Relax Together

If you're looking to extend the celebration into a weekend getaway, consider booking a romantic stay at one of the luxurious resorts in Orange County. The Montage Laguna Beach, with its stunning oceanfront views, or The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel, known for its lavish amenities, can provide the perfect backdrop for a romantic escape. Take advantage of the local spa services and enjoy a couple's massage to relax and unwind together.

Explore more Anaheim and Orange County spas to recharge and relax with your special Valentine’s.



Catalina Island Helicopter Tour From Orange County

Plan a Day Trip

Take to the sea and set on a delightful day trip to Avalon on Catalina Island by hopping aboard the Catalina Flyer from Newport Beach. This one-hour cruise promises a leisurely journey to the island, offering a perfect start to your day. Enjoy the convenience of light snacks and beverages available onboard, or feel free to bring your own, as you soak in the picturesque view of the Orange County shoreline.

Want to see more trip ideas? Plan the Best Day Trips to take from Orange County.


Explore the Great Outdoors

For outdoor enthusiasts, a visit to Crystal Cove State Park offers a romantic beach day. Take a leisurely hike along the coastal trails, enjoy a picnic with ocean views, and perhaps catch a breathtaking sunset together. Alternatively, rent a tandem kayak and paddle through Newport Beach's serene waters for a unique and intimate experience.

Or spend Valentine's Day soaking up some sun and waves while whale watching with someone special. Witness the beauty of marine animals as you embark on Orange County's picturesque coast. 

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Dining Experiences

Tangerine Room at The Westin Anaheim Resort

Reserve a Table at THE RANCH or Tangerine Room

Orange County boasts an array of restaurants with diverse cuisines and romantic atmospheres. Reserve a table at THE RANCH Restaurant & Saloon in Anaheim for a delectable four-course dinner or a decadent three-course dinner at the Tangerine Room. With short ribs barbacoa and Wagyu beef tenderloin on the pre-fixe menus, you can’t go wrong with either. 


Cocktail at Anaheim Packing House

Date Night in Downtown Anaheim 

Make it a full night of indulgence by exploring the town. Start with a stroll through the historic Anaheim Packing District. Explore the unique shops, indulge in delectable bites from local eateries, and savor the charming atmosphere. As the night unfolds, head to the Anaheim GardenWalk for a movie date or opt for a cozy wine-tasting experience at one of the nearby wineries such as Pali Wine.


Explore the heart of downtown Anaheim this Valentine’s Day.  Here are some of our favorite ideas for a date night strolling Downtown Anaheim:

  • Set sail for Strong Water, the brilliantly themed award-winning tiki bar, where you’ll enjoy cocktails like the Zombie King.  
  • Sweeten your date with a Hungarian chimney cake filled with soft serve and hand-decorated extras making it as delicious as it is Instagrammable at the House of Chimney Cakes
  • Casual has never tasted as good as Windsor Brown’s, the new sandwich shop in town. Pair a perfectly poured pint with the Roast Beastly sandwich.
  • Head to the upscale food hall in a transformed citrus packing plant at the Anaheim Packing House. Start with drinks at the Hammer Bar or BXCR.  There’s a dish for every diner with artisan food stalls offering food like dim sum at 18 Folds, Indian-inspired dishes at ADYA, or hot pot from Rolling Boil. Satisfy your sweet tooth with a slice from the Pie Hole or a macaron from Le Parfait Paris.  



Order in with FRAN

Looking to order in this Valentine’s Day? Put FRAN to the test. Numerous Anaheim businesses offer FRAN (Food Runs Around the Neighborhood) delivery.  The electric fleet typically offers complimentary lifts around the CtrCity service area but has expanded to fulfill your foodie cravings. 


We’re sure you’ll be smitten for February events in and around Anaheim. From theme park celebrations to action sports events, February is a great time to visit Anaheim. Embrace the charm of this Southern California destination and make this Valentine's Day a celebration of love and unforgettable moments.



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