We’ve geographically grouped our favorite Valentine’s Day specials, so you can find the one closest to your home or destination!

 Celebrate in Del Mar

Throughout the month of February, Hotel Indigo is offering couples an irresistible getaway with the Date Night Package. The package includes deluxe accommodations, a bottle of champagne upon arrival, complimentary parking, two tickets to Cinepolis Luxury Cinemas and breakfast in bed for two. Package starts at $194 per night, not including tax, subject to availability. Book online or call 858-755-1501. Spa Na’Mara at the Hotel Indigo is also offering special packages for guests looking to treat their sweethearts. The Teaching Touch Massage Package for couples includes a 25-minute massage for each guest, a glass of champagne, take-home massage oil and a professional lesson on giving your partner a spa-like massage experience at home. Two hour package rate starts at $300 per couple, not including tax; subject to availability. Looking for something else?  Try the Couples Ritual Package. This lush package includes a couple’s massage, a glass of champagne in the Spa Na’Mara relaxation lounge and take-home massage oil.

Package rate is $195 per couple for a 50-minute massage and $265 per couple for an 80-minute massage; not including tax, subject to availability. Book online or call 858-755-1501.
 

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On Feb. 13-14, L’Auberge Del Mar will also offer a special Valentine’s Valet program for guests who want to shower their loved ones with tokens of affection. The service allows guests to choose a hotel gift certificate in one of three denominations to be packaged in a beautiful basket and delivered right to their car at the hotel’s valet. Each basket features chocolate covered almonds, a half-bottle of champagne and tantalizing product from Spa L’Auberge. Throughout the month of February, they are also offering the Foodies Delight Package, a culinary adventure that ignites the senses with savory plates and hand-crafted cocktails at the hotel’s Kitchen 1540 restaurant. The package includes deluxe accommodations, a $150 dining credit and a special Valentine’s Day room rate. Package starts at $340 per night, not including tax, subject to availability; two-night minimum stay required. Spa L’Auberge, in Del Mar’s iconic L’Auberge hotel is inviting guests to love themselves this February with a bit of Valentine’s pampering. Treatment packages will be offered at special pricing throughout the month, including The Perfect Pair Package, offering the ideal combination of a massage and facial; Love’s Glow, a brightening facial and shea butter scrub; Floral Escape, an island-inspired scrub and massage; and Rose Petal Toes, a luxurious rose petal pedicure. Package rates range from $55-$285 per person, not including tax, subject to availability. Book online or call 858-259-1515.

 

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With a beachfront patio that overlooks Del Mar’s sparkling waves, Jake’s Del Mar Waterfront Grill provides an alluring atmosphere for romantic dining. Jake’s delicious menu of California coastal cuisine boasts freshly caught seafood, prime steaks and seasonal dessert creations.  For more information, visit  www.jakesdelmar.com or call 858-755-2002.

 

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With some of the most beautiful views in San Diego County, Del Mar’s beaches offer many spots to enjoy the outdoors or take in the sunset. Ranked #4 in Time Magazine’s “100 Greatest Beaches in the World’, Del Mar offers a beautiful stretch of soft sand for lovebirds looking to stroll alongside the ocean. Couples and pet lovers alike can also head to Dog Beach, a broad wedge of beach with lots of room for volleyball games, sunbathing and playing fetch with Fido. From surfing, stand up paddle boarding, to golf, yoga and hiking, couples that enjoy being active together can delight in Del Mar’s endless array of outdoor activities.

 

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Lovers looking to unwind outdoors can head to Powerhouse Park or Seagrove Park for a midday coastal picnic. Located just above the 15th Street surf break, both parks offer a picturesque setting to take in the sunset or a fresh ocean breeze. Secret Pantry, a gourmet Peruvian market, offers great on-the-go options for couples packing their picnic baskets. For more information, visit www.cafesecret.com.

 

Inspire your inner art lover with some SoCal arts & culture in Del Mar, home to an assortment of local art galleries. At the Del Mar Art Center’s gallery in the Del Mar Plaza, visitors can explore the creative works of thirty-six different artists with specialties ranging from oil painting, sculptures, glass, and jewelry. At the Erik Skolberg Gallery in the Del Mar Plaza, contemporary artist and San Diego native Erik Skolberg creates dreamy, vibrant paintings depicting the true seaside energy and colors of Del Mar.

 

Participate in chocolate making classes with your sweetheart at Dallman Fine Chocolates. Located in the premier outdoor Flower Hill Promenade, Dallman Fine Chocolates is excited to offer hands-on chocolate classes and in-store chocolate tastings for Valentine’s Day! A Dallman Chocolate rep can come in-studio and explain different varieties of chocolate as well as do a short demo of chocolate making. Those feeling a little daring this Valentine’s Day will enjoy Dallman Chocolate’s Exotic Collection Box that includes the following flavors: Coconut Curry, Bacon with Applewood smoked salt, Lemongrass and Mint and Blood Orange and Cardamom.

 

 Celebrate in Rancho Santa Fe

On February 14-16th, The Inn at Rancho Santa Fe is offering the Ultimate Bubbles and Bliss package. Experience a perfect getaway for couples who want to relax and spend time together for an unforgettable Valentine’s Day. Celebrate a couple’s retreat with a blissful night stay in your choice of luxurious accommodations. Upon arrival, you and your loved one will be welcomed into your room with sweet, chocolate-covered strawberries and sparkling wine.  Prepare to be infused with locally sourced elements, to bring out your natural beauty and vitality with a soothing spa treatment. Savor a four-course romantic dinner prepared by Executive Chef Todd Allison with wine paired with each course.

Package includes:
  • Overnight accommodations for two
  • Breakfast in bed for two up to $50 per day
  • Sparkling Wine and Chocolate Covered Strawberries on arrival
  • A romantic Four-Course Tasting Menu with wine pairings for two designed by Executive Chef Todd Allison
  • Romantic turndown amenity including chocolate covered Truffles and Tawny Port Wine
  • $100.00 Spa Services Credit
**Package starts at $599. This represents a savings of 20%. Package does not include taxes, gratuities or hotel service fee. Cannot be combined with any other offer. Only valid February 14, 15 & 16. Black-out dates and other restrictions may apply.  
 

If Valentine’s Weekend doesn’t work for you, they’re offering the Classic Bubbles and Bliss package the whole month of February. This is a perfect getaway for couples who want to relax and spend time together for an unforgettable getaway.  Indulge with a delightful breakfast in bed, while you are surrounded by The Inn’s warm community and quiet charm.

Package includes:
  • Overnight accommodations for two
  • Breakfast in bed up to $50 per day
  • Sparkling Wine and Chocolate Covered Strawberries on Arrival

**Package Starts at $239 per night. This represents a savings of 20%. Package does not include taxes, hotel service fee or gratuities. Cannot be combined with any other offer. Based upon availability. Black-out dates and other restrictions may apply.

Savor a romantic four-course tasting menu with wine pairings created by Executive Chef Todd Allison at Morada. Enjoy the seasonal flavors of items such as Pan Roasted Alaskan Halibut with faro risotto or the Morada Cioppino, and for dessert, Lemon Basil Crème Brulee or Cast Iron Apple Cobbler.

$78 per person, $30 for optional wine pairings. Available Valentine’s Day weekend only. A la carte menu also available.
 
 

 Celebrate in La Jolla

This Valentine’s Day package includes overnight accommodations at Estancia La Jolla Hotel & Spa‘s lush, garden estate and a $150 credit that can be used for spa or dinner.  To top it all off- sweet, chocolate covered strawberries and sparkling wine! Whether you and your love choose to escape to the spa and treat yourselves to a soothing massage or you decide to savor the Seasonal, Southern California style cuisine for a fireside dinner at Mustangs & Burros… the choice is yours.

Credit may also be used for Prix Fixe Dinner at Adobe El Restaurante on February 14th. Credit applies to any treatment 50 minutes or more and may not be used toward Spa merchandise. Standard hospitality service fee and parking charges apply. Gratuities not included on dining or spa treatments. Reservations recommended for all spa and dining. Promo Code:  LOVE14
 

Escape together to Estancia La Jolla Hotel & Spa’s new, private couple’s bungalow. Let us take care of you and your love this Valentine’s weekend. The Spa at Estancia, a San Diego favorite, is delighted to introduce the Escape Together Package Experience. Set amid a warm glow produced by the private fireplace located inside your bungalow, the journey begins by cherishing a few moments soaking in a romantic tub-for-two complete with hydro-massage jets.  Next, a couple’s massage of your choice with Estancia’s own, organic blend of aromatic oils selected specifically for the occasion. The service ends with an infused hot towel foot wrap and scalp massage. To complete the experience we will send you off with mimosas and organic chocolate truffles.

Availability is limited; please call the Spa to reserve your package. Package with 50 minute massage $400.00 per couple, not including gratuity. Package with 80 minute massage $ 475.00 per couple, not including gratuity.

 

Visit Adobe El Restaurante to crush on a delectable Three Course Prix Fixe Valentine’s Dinner designed by Executive Chef Kimberley Kramer.  Adobe sets the stage for exceptional San Diego dining on this very special day. Available on Friday, February 14th only. Please call Angela Sclafani at  (858.964.6521) to make your reservations today.

*Reservations are required. $75 per guest, includes two glasses of sparkling wine. Tax and gratuity not included. A credit card is required to hold the reservation, 48-hour cancellation policy.
 
 

 Celebrate in the Gaslamp

San Diego’s 6th Annual St. Baldrick’s Shave-a-Thon has officially kicked off! In an effort to generate further awareness throughout San Diego, St. Baldrick’s will be hosting a “Share A Little Love” Valentine’s Day sign-up event on Tuesday, February 11 from 6-8pm at the host venue The Commons. Guests will enjoy passed appetizers and happy hour priced drinks as well as learn more about the event and sign up. Last year’s fifth annual event was an overwhelming success with over 60 heads shaved and a packed house of over 150 supporters and a total of over $30,000 raised. This year, we have set the bar even higher with a goal to raise $50,000. If you are unfamiliar with this event / organization, the St. Baldrick’s Foundation is one of the nation’s leading contributors to childhood cancer research, second only to the US Government.  Sign up early and spread the love this season by doing good!

 

Make a toast this Valentine’s Day in the heart of the Gaslamp District at Encore Champagne Bar & Dining Room. Sparks will fly and bubbles will fizz at Encore’s romantic selection of menu options .The French and Mediterranean inspired menu features a variety of sharable dishes including a “Honeymoon Oyster” made up of Fanny Bay Oyster, Uni, Quail Egg Yolk and Wasabi “Caviar” to a Smoked Hamachi Crudo with Preserved Lemon, Serrano, Pickled Mushroom, Tarragon Oil and a Veal Chop for 2  paired with Suzies Farm Vegetable Saute, Madeira Sauce and Gremolata. The first concept of its kind, this brand new champagne-centric dining destinations will offer Valentine’s goers a one-of-a kind night on the town. For reservations, please call 619.255.5152

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