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Valentine's Day SoCal Date Ideas

Let's take a look at Valentine's Day ideas in Southern California. I have created a list of Valentine's Day SoCal Date Ideas that are reservation free and are sure to make the day special.

Del Mar Beach SoCal Valentine's Day Picnic spot
Del Mar City Beach

Pack a Picnic


A traditionally romantic choice for Valentine’s Day is a picnic meal. There are so many ways to plan a picnic on Valentine’s Day.


If you’re not a gourmet chef in your own right, you might want to order pick-up at a favorite restaurant. Don’t forget to bring all the cutlery you need or many restaurants will provide that for you if you just ask. Alternatively, you can pack your own picnic lunch by stopping by some of the local markets like Trader Joe’s, Aldi and even your local wine shop will have the basics covered. Visit my Instagram for some foodie spots in SoCal.


If you are in North County San Diego consider stopping by the Tremont Collective and visit Al Fresko to pick up one of the fabulous in house made wine picnics. 


Southern California has a lot of great locations for outdoor picnics. If the weather holds up you can head to the beach, one of our local county parks, or consider packing your backpack and hitting one of the trails in the area for a scenic outlook.


Balboa Park Valentine's Day SoCal
Balboa Park San Diego

Visit a Museum 


With so many fantastic museums in Southern California try to carve out some time to explore one you haven’t seen in a while. In San Diego why not stop in at Balboa park and visit one of the art or science museums. Timken Museum of Art is always free and offers a lovely space alongside the gorgeous Koi pond.


If you’re in Los Angeles, consider heading to Griffin Observatory. Stop in at one of the museums on site. The Griffith Observatory is free to explore the grounds and the planetarium shows are just $10 each. With beautiful views and large open spaces this makes a great place for a Valentine's Day SoCal date.


In Orange County, you can find one of the most beautiful libraries complete with a gorgeous garden. It’s known for lovely views and an inviting atmosphere. Admission to the Sherman Library & Garden is just $5. 


Indian Wells View Socal Valentine's Day
Indian Wells

Take a Drive 


Spend some time on the road together. Put together a fun playlist and set your sights on a scenic destination. 


You can take Coast Highway and stop along the beach strands of Southern California. With the recent rain we experienced snow in the mountain, this also a great option. You could head to the mountains and enjoy that white fluffy stuff we rarely see! Maybe consider traveling to the desert. You could stop in at Palm Springs or Indian Wells, which are always fun destinations to window shop and have a meal.

No matter what you do on Valentine's Day if you plan to spend time together it will definitely make for a memorable day.



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