Golden beaches, turquoise waters, and world class restaurants—what else could you want on Valentine’s Day? If you’re celebrating in Anaheim, consider making this day of love one to remember with whale watching at Dana Point. It’s the season for the great grey whale migration from Mexico, and February is prime time to catch glimpses of numerous whale and dolphin species while on a romantic sunset cruise. Newport and Laguna beach areas are your best bet.
The southern California area is known for luxury and pampering, and booking a couple’s massage is a fantastic way to get in the mood for love. Check the reviews and testimonials of premium spas like Skinterest Day Spa or Montage Laguna Beach, or ask the front desk staff about their recommendations.
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Take a horseback ride along Huntington Beach, and customize the length and style of your outing. The Trail Ride Package is an intimate ride along the rolling hills, complete with photos and a gourmet dinner at Red Horse Barn. The cost is $225 per couple, but book early!
At Newport Beach, hop on a gondola ride and feel whisked away to the beauty of Italy. Hosted by Gondola Romance, this package comes with a 60- or 90-minute ride option, and you can add on dinner at Le Bistro for the finishing touch.