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Santa Barbara Valentine’s Day Date Ideas


santa barbara love birdsSanta Barbara is the perfect backdrop for a Valentine’s date with your significant other.  The gorgeous ocean views, recipe breathtaking mountains and mild climate provide a beautiful and romantic night out no matter what your date plans include.

We know that coming up with unique Valentine’s date ideas can be tricky, check that’s why we have taken the time to compile a list of our favorite things to do for Valentine’s Day in 2013.

santa barbara valentines spaSpa Time: This year Valentine’s Day falls on a Thursday. To avoid the mid-week, sales romantic restaurant crowds , why not try something relaxing and indulgent? We suggest a visit to a spa, complete with a couples massage and champagne! Spa Del Mar located at the Fess Parker Double Tree Resort is offering an indulgent Chocolate Paradise scrub and massage that sounds perfect to us.

Santa Barbara Valentine’s Day Zoo Overnight: Ok, so this isn’t exactly for the adults, but it will get the kiddos out of the house so you and your love can enjoy some romance.  On Friday night, Feb. 15, drop the kids off at the zoo for an exciting behind the scenes slumber party! The kids get pizza, the thrill of an overnight stay at the zoo, and pancakes in the morning and the adults get a night of peace and quiet. Visit the Santa Barbara Zoo website to learn more.

celebration cruise romantic sunset cruiseValentine’s Day Sunset Cruise:  Nothing is more romantic then a Valentine’s Day sunset cruise off of the Santa Barbara Coast.  Add a glass of champagne and a chocolate fountain in there and you can’t go wrong! Celebration Cruises Santa Barbara is offering just that this Valentine’s Day.  Thursday, Feb.14th from 5:15 to 6:45, you and your love one can relax, enjoy each other’s company and the view on a beautiful luxury yacht.  Book your Valentine’s Day Sunset Cruise now.

santa barbara beach picnicBeach Picnic: Pack up a delicious dinner (we like the ease of finger food like cheese, olives and a baguette from Lazy Acres) , a box of chocolates (Chocolate Maya has delicious options) and a blanket and head to the beach.  A beach picnic is an inexpensive, romantic and a uniquely Santa Barbara way to celebrate a romantic holiday. Some of the best beaches for enjoying a picnic include Butterfly Beach, East Beach, or Goleta Beach .

If you are interested in booking Celebration Cruise for Valentine’s Day we recommend booking in advance by calling (888)316-9363 or emailing [email protected]. For more great SB Valentine’s Day ideas visit our local Santa Barbara community calendar for a list of great activities.