Valentine’s Day always seems to sneak up on us despite being on February 14 every year. Instead of the traditional plans like trying to make impossible dinner reservations last minute, think about doing something different this V-day in Southern California.

Jump Start Your Heart 5K

JumpStart Your Heart 5k
Returning for the fourth year, the walk/run in Mission Bay Park literally gets your heart pumping. The event costs $40 per person and 100 percent of the proceeds will go to research and treatment of congenital heart defects.

Hornblower Valentine’s Day Cruise

Hornblower Cruise
Enjoy a romantic dinner aboard one of the cruises in the San Diego bay. That moment you drink a glass of champagne under the night sky is one that you are going to cherish for years to come.

Gondola Getaways

Gondola Getaway
Can’t make it to Venice this Valentine’s Day? You can enjoy the romantic canals of Naples Island right here in Southern California. This is a one-of-a-kind date that you are going to have trouble topping next year.

The Dinner Detective

Dinner Detective
What says love better than murder? A murder mystery that is. Based on the Chicago Valentine’s Day Massacre, this is sure to be a scream.

“Vowentine’s Day” at The Del

Vowentines Day at the Del
The historic Hotel del Coronado invites married and engaged couples to share and celebrate their love at the communal vow renewal/wedding ceremony. Admission includes the ceremony, a bouquet, boutineer, band, photo, three-course meal, and of course wedding cake!

Hot Air Balloon Ride

Hot Air Balloon Ride
Make this Valentine’s Day extra exciting with a hot air balloon ride that is sure to impress or scare any date. Enjoy awe-inspiring views of the gorgeous landscape while sipping on champagne with your sweetheart.

Cooking Classes

Cooking Classes
Make this February 14 a family event. Sur La Table offers a class that the whole family will enjoy. What is Valentine’s Day without sweets? The kids will have a great time and will be so proud to say “I love you” though homemade treats.

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