Our Valentine's Date Night Picks

Treat your special someone to a Valentine's Day to remember this weekend at one of our hand-picked local spots that will make any evening magical. Here is a list of our top places to celebrate the holiday and recommend doing so with nice glass of champagne and a sunset on the side. 

1. Valentines Day Weekend Celebration at BALEEN Kitchen

Chef Ethan Brown has created a variety of special dishes for you to enjoy throughout the weekend. They will be offering a specialty cocktail in the spirit of love. On February 14th, join them for brunch with unlimited mimosas, and live acoustic music. For dining, Chef Brown has created an amazing prix-fixe dinner menu, including Grilled Beef Tenderloin, Shrimp Scampi and a Chocolate Mousse Bomb. Click here to view the prix fixe menu. 

2. Sweethearts Stroll in the Garden-presented by South Coast Botanic Garden and served by El Segundo Brewing Company and Cuatro Dias Winery. 

El Segundo Brewing Company and Cuatro Dias Winery will be pouring beloved brews and wines while music fills the air and serenades your picnic. Richeeze Grilled Cheese Truck will improve your picnic with melted heaven on earth between 2 slices of bread. Hot chocolate and a special Garden Valentine will be available while supplies last in the Gift Shop as a ‘thank you’ for showing the Garden so much love. To top off the day, pick up a map from Guest Services to lead you to vista points and blooming love around the Garden. Hand-holding is strongly recommended. See more here

3. Shade Hotel romantic Valentines Dinner 

Celebrate at the Shade Hotel for a Romantic Valentine's Weekend Dinner starting at $50 per person * additional $35 for wine pairing. Their menu includes Kumanoto Oyster Shooters, Watermelon Champagne Shooters, 12 Hour Braised Short Rib, and Tahitian Vanilla Panna Cott. For seating call 310.469.3466


4. Bluewater Grill

This romantic dinner spot is plucked straight of out of a motion picture love scene. Enjoy the sunset as it falls through the boat sails in the beautiful Redondo Beach harbor. This is a perfect spot to grab some oysters & champagne to set the mood for a magical evening. They are taking reservations now at 310.318.3474


5. Nelsons at Terranea 3-course Valentines Dinner Special 

With sweeping ocean views, Nelson’s will present its 3-course Blue Plate Special ($60) including Shrimp Cocktail for Two, Skirt Steak with Béarnaise Sauce & Oysters Rockefeller and a special Valentine Dessert. Make resvervations now at 866.547.3066

Blake Roberts