Valentine's Day 2019

Valentine’s Day 2019

Posted on February 1, 2019

It’s the month of romance, and area resorts, museums, and organizations are hosting experiences sure to get hearts fluttering. From spa treatments and palate pleasers to exclusive tours and even a little adventure, there’s something for every romantic.

The Way To One’s Heart

A.R. Valentien at The Lodge at Torrey Pines has planned a special five-course prix fixe Valentine’s Day evening menu with the option to add hand-selected wine pairings to enjoy amid the breathtaking backdrop of the Torrey Pines Golf Course and Pacific Ocean. The resort’s The Grill at Torrey Pines is also preparing a special three-course prix fixe menu with optional pairings. lodgetorreypines.com

L’Auberge Del Mar’s Executive Chef Nathan Lingle has created a four-course Valentine’s Dinner at Kitchen 1540 with options including Skuna Bay Salmon Tartare with caviar; Sea Urchin Spaghetti with Osetra caviar; Scallop and Poached Lobster Tail with watercress puree and oyster mushrooms; and more. The resort’s Spa L’Auberge is offering special treatments during February, including “Rose Quartz Facial,” “Coconut Scrub,” and other pampering. laubergedelmar.com

Taking inspiration from Rancho Valencia’s Mediterranean influence, Veladora sets the stage for Valentine’s Day dining in a stunning hacienda atmosphere where sun-dappled afternoons and stunning valley views fade into captivating candlelit evenings. Dates will indulge in a four-course menu, which will include maine lobster risotto, beet cured hamachi, roasted cauliflower steak and hawaiian mero sea bass. Complete the romantic evening with a sweet slice of vanilla bean cheesecake, chocolate decadence layered with strawberries or white chocolate rose pot de cream.  ranchovalencia.com

Loews Coronado Bay Resort’s Crown Landing restaurant presents a three-course Valentine’s Day dinner with menu items including Seared Scallops with Wild Mushrooms, Thumbelina Carrots, Black Garlic Puree, and Lemon Foam; New York Strip with Potato Onion Mousseline, Lollipop Kale, and Bone Marrow Butter; and more. Indoor and outdoor marina view seating is available. Throughout the month, the resort’s Sea Spa is offering a 50-minute Couple’s Gentle Swedish Massage and Couple’s South Sea Pedicure for $369. loewshotels.com/coronado-bay-resort

Making Hearts Race

On Saturday, February 9, from 8:30-11:30am, gather your loved ones for a moderate four-mile hike at Volcan Mountain with the San Diego River Valley Conservancy and the Volcan Mountain Foundation. Enjoy scenic views, a delicious picnic, refreshments, and other delectable treats. sdrvc.org

That same evening, Oceanside Museum of Art presents Tango at the Museum, an opportunity for beginners and experts, singles and couples to get their groove on. Start with wine and snacks before an hour of instruction by Krista Ann and Matthew Bellamy, who will demonstrate a short tango before inviting all to continue dancing. oma-online.org

More Museum Merriment

The San Diego Museum of Art is offering an after-hours, love-themed tour of the museum’s most romantic and love-filled works, available exclusively on February 14. Following the 30-minute docent-led tour, visit the May S. Marcy Sculpture Court and Garden at Panama 66 to enjoy a delectable gourmet picnic basket for two on the grass. Lounge and relax to live music featuring members of Besos Trio and Trio Gadjo and The Garners. sdmart.org/event/st-valentines-day

Maritime Museum of San Diego, home to one of the world’s largest collections of historic vessels from sail to steam to submarine, presents a Sweetheart Sail experience February 9 and 10. Sail aboard the museum’s galleon replica San Salvador and the official state tall ship Californian. Tickets include Champagne and a special chocolate treat. sdmaritime.org

For The Animal Lover

In honor of the month of love, Lions Tigers and Bears is offering 30 percent off its three exclusive private guided tours — big cats, bears, or both. All offer a private guided visit for two with one of LTB’s knowledgeable keepers who will take you around the sanctuary to meet the animals, share their compelling rescue stories, and help you feed them a portion of their daily diet. Use code: BEMINE through Feb 15. lionstigersandbears.org

Valentine's Day 2019