Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. Charles Schultz, best known for creating Charlie Brown, was once quoted as saying, “All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn’t hurt.” While Valentine’s Day is awash with heart shaped candy boxes and florists who work overtime to keep up with the demand of bouquets, sometimes it’s necessary to think outside the box when February 14th approaches. Certainly you can never go wrong with the traditional gifts of chocolates and flowers, but for those looking to spice it up, or have simply run out of ideas, here are some unique couple ideas for this very special day.
Picnic on the Beach: Living in Orange County, our weather can be gorgeous on Valentine’s Day. Gather some of your favorite food and beverages in a traditional style picnic basket, grab a few blankets, and watch the sunset on one of our many beautiful beaches. This is a great excuse to get cozy!
Nostalgic Tour: This is very popular for couples! Rent a limousine, bring a playlist of your favorite, meaningful songs (such as the first song you danced to, first concert you went to as a couple, your wedding dance, etc.) add your favorite drinks and appetizers and take a romantic drive to spots that have meant something to both of you. Maybe drive by the place you met? Perhaps your first date? The place you were married? The hospital where your children were born? This nostalgic drive can be whatever you want it to be! Another spin on this date? Make it a Scavenger Hunt! Great idea for those planning to propose!
Surprise Date: Surprise your Valentine by picking him/her up from work in a limousine stocked with your favorite snacks and drinks. Head to a movie your date has wanted to see, or a restaurant that has been difficult to get into (make reservations now!), or whatever it is that your significant other has wanted to do, but keeps putting off. It’s a win win for everyone!
Helicopter Ride: There are several Orange County helicopter companies that offer a variety of tours. Perhaps an Orange County Beach Tour? Some companies, such as OC Helicopters offers a unique Heli-Dine-N-Dash, a helicopter ride over the Orange County coastline and then arrive at a secluded five star dining experience.
Cooking Class: Does your Valentine enjoy cooking? Maybe he or she wants to learn to prepare a gourmet meal, or simply experience something new? Take a cooking class together! Orange County offers many excellent cooking classes, such as Hipcooks that provides hands on cooking classes for the novice or the pro. Several romantic themed classes are scheduled for the week of Valentines, but reservations are required.
Craft Beer Tour: The craft beer industry is exploding. While virtually unknown ten years ago, today, it’s a worldwide phenomenon. If your Valentine is an avid beer connoisseur, then indulge in a craft beer tour. With several breweries in Orange County, such as Legends Craft Brewery, Noble Ale Works and Backstreet Brewing in Anaheim, or Barley Forge in Costa Mesa, Four Sons in Huntington Beach and Cismontane in Santa Ana, rent a full service limousine and tour your favorites or some new breweries for a special and safe date.
Couples Massage: Some of the greatest and most luxurious spas are here in Orange County. Enjoy a Couples Massage at the renowned The Spa at Laguna Cliffs in Dana Point which offers a soothing 60 minute massage of your choice, plus 30 minutes of private time in the Romantic Suite, complete with champagne and chocolate delights. Another popular choice is the Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach Resort and Spa. Situated in a Spanish style estate they offer wonderful spa packages. swimming and cabana rentals as well.
Naturally, to make your Valentine’s Day even more special, reserving your private limousine today can ensure that you are taking your celebration up a notch. There is no need to worry about traffic, parking or other nuisances that can take put a negative spin on a day where the focus is on one thing and one thing only: showing the person that means the most to you, how much you care.