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Valentine’s Day in Santa Barbara

February 2, 2022


February 14th marks the day of love, and Santa Barbara certainly likes to celebrate the occasion. Whether you’re planning a romantic evening for two, staying in and ordering delivery, or planning a friend-filled special evening, these festive events cater to everyone!


Events & Activities:


Romantic Spa Treatments

February 1st - 28th


Exclusively during the month of February, Rosewood Miramar Beach is welcoming three seasonal treatments: the Fall in Love with Extreme Facial, Be Mine Rose and Citrus Massage, and CBD Foot Scrub and Love Massage. Treat your special someone to a one-of-a-kind spa day at one of Santa Barbara’s most iconic 5- star hotels.


Prices vary by treatment.

Photo courtesy of Rosewood Miramar Beach



Valentine’s Day In-Room Rose Enhancements

February 8th - 14th

Nothing says “I Love You” like red roses. Between February 8th and February 14th, Rosewood Miramar Beach will be offering luxurious in-room or in-suite floral arrangements to enhance your stay.


Prices start at $2,500.

Photo courtesy of Rosewood Miramar Beach



Valentine’s Day Weekend Funk Zone Food & Photo Tour

February 10th - 12th


If your love for food is your Valentine this year, this one is for you! Join Eat This, Shoot That! Food and Drink Tours on their journey around the Funk Zone as they taste and drink some of Santa Barbara’s best. Save some room for something sweet at the end of each tour! This event occurs from February 10th through 12th between 11:15 a.m. and 2:15 p.m.


$145/ person, $135/ non-drinkers

Photo courtesy of Eat This, Shoot That!



Chocolate Truffle-Making & Wine Pairing Workshop

February 11th


What’s Valentine’s Day without chocolate? Coming this February 11th at 3 p.m., chef Dana Crowley with Sunkissed Pantry will be holding a chocolate truffle-making workshop using sustainable ingredients. The chocolate tasting will be paired with wonderful wine, and each guest will leave the event with a box of vegan, organic raw chocolate.


$85/ person.

Photo courtesy of Sunkissed Pantry



Star Party at Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History

February 11th


There’s nothing more romantic than an evening under the stars. This February 11th from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m., partake in the Star Party located at the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History. The Palmer Observatory welcomes guests to sit and gaze up at the night sky through their state-of-the-art 20-inch telescope. You’ll be in awe of the incredible view of the moon, nebulas, galaxies, and more!


Free admission.

Photo courtesy of Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History



Miramar Picnics

February 14th


This Valentine’s Day, spend the day with your Valentine by enjoying a romantic seaside picnic at the renowned Rosewood Miramar Beach Resort. Featuring champagne, a rose display, candlelight, and a Pre Fix lunch or dinner, this will be a Valentine’s Day to remember. To inquire about pricing and availability, contact miramar@rosewoodhotels.com.


Prices vary. Please inquire about pricing and availability.

Photo courtesy of Rosewood Miramar Beach



SBIFF Presents: American Riviera Award Honoring Brendan Fraser

February 14th


The 38th Annual Santa Barbara International Film Festival, held at the Arlington Theatre, welcomes Brendan Fraser this Valentine’s Day starting at 8 p.m. Fraser will be honored with the American Riviera Award and will have an in-person conversation about his career and his upcoming film, The Whale. Make it a romantic evening and dine at Olio E Limone prior to the event, an exquisite Italian restaurant only a short distance from the Arlington Theatre.


$30/ person.

Photo courtesy of Santa Barbara International Film Festival



Spa Romance Package at San Ysidro Ranch

February 14th


If you’re looking for a Valentine’s Day gift for your special someone, look no further than the Spa Romance Package at San Ysidro Ranch. With exclusive access to the spa’s Love Birds treatment room, the package for two begins with a full-body aromatic exfoliation treatment and proceeds to a luxurious custom mineral bath with complimentary sparkling wine and chocolate-covered strawberries.


$950/ package for two.

Photo courtesy of San Ysidro Ranch



Valentine’s Day Amenities at San Ysidro Ranch

February 14th


If you’re visiting Santa Barbara this Valentine’s Day, book a romantic stay in one of San Ysidro Ranch’s cottages. Your stay would include special seasonal amenities, such as sparkling wine & chocolate-covered strawberries, a charcuterie board paired with red wine, and heart-shaped cookies. Other activities that you may partake in during your stay include an in-cottage dining menu, an in-cottage champagne and caviar tasting, and picnic baskets to enjoy around the scenic property.


Cost varies by service.



Valentine’s Day Menus:


Valentine’s Day Prix Fixe and Chef’s Tasting Menu at Caruso’s

February 3rd - 17th


Enjoy a special oceanfront dinner for two at Caruso’s at Rosewood Miramar Beach. Luxuriate in the incredible four-course prix fixe dinner, coupled with divine wine pairings. Caruso’s at Rosewood Miramar Beach will also be presenting a chef’s tasting menu, an extravagant eight-course menu with wine pairings.


$275/ chef’s tasting menu. $165/ prix fixe menu.

Photo courtesy of Rosewood Miramar Beach



Château d’Yguem Dinner at Caruso’s

February 10th


If you’re looking for a one-of-a-kind dinner experience featuring wines from none other than Château d’Yguem - a globally recognized winery, join Rosewood Miramar Beach for Château d’Yguem at Caruso’s. Rosewood Miramar Beach’s culinary director, Massimo Falsini, and Caruso’s chef, Shibani Mone, will invite guests to relish in the impeccable eight-course meal made with fresh and local ingredients.


$2,250/ person.

Photo courtesy of Rosewood Miramar Beach



Pre-Order Valentine’s Day Specials at Bob’s Well Bread Bakery

February 10th - 13th


Take a day trip to either Ballard or Los Alamos between February 10th and February 13th for Bob’s Well Bread Bakery’s impeccable Valentine’s Day baked goods. These baked goods include Heart-Shaped Linzer Tarts, Heart-Shaped Strawberry Pastries, Signature Levain, and Ciabatta, along with the cafe’s full menu. Before heading home, be sure to stop by one of Santa Ynez’s wonderful wineries and pick up a bottle of wine for your Valentine’s Day festivities. **Make sure to pre-order items to ensure they are still available!**


Costs vary by item.

Photo courtesy of Bob's Well Bread Bakery



Valentine’s Weekend Dinner at The Revere Room

February 10th - 14th


Rosewood Miramar Beach presents a romantic dinner for two at The Revere Room. From February 10th to February 13th, enjoy the “Love Birds” sharable, four-course meal with drink and wine pairings. The Valentine’s Day menu features delectable a la carte menu items, along with a four-course pre-fixe meal. Make this Valentine’s Day a night to remember!


“Love Birds” Menu: $150/ two people. Valentine’s Day Menu: $145/ person.

Photo courtesy of Rosewood Miramar Beach



Valentine’s Weekend Dinner at Firestone Winery

February 11th


Firestone Winery presents an intimate Valentine’s dinner in the heart of Firestone Winery’s romantic wine cellar. This February 11th from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., indulge in incredible food and wine, featuring a three-course meal put together by Valley Piggery and unbelievable Firestone wines. This is sure to be an unforgettable evening for our wine connoisseurs.


$175/ person.

Photo courtesy of Firestone Winery



Heart-Shaped Pizzas for Valentine’s Day Weekend at Bettina

February 11th - 14th


Staying in with your loved one this Valentine’s Day? Bettina in Montecito has you covered! Seasonal specialty items include heart-shaped pizzas, delectable salads, and more! Be sure to take a peek at the dessert menu for their incredible fresh-baked chocolate chip cookies, or their olive oil cake prepared with thyme and orange zest!


Cost varies by item.

Photo courtesy of Bettina



Valentine’s Day Dinner at Augie’s

February 14th


If you’re looking to try something new this Valentine’s Day, reserve an intimate dinner for two at Augie’s Santa Barbara. Featured menu items include a three-course dinner, with unique and flavorful Mexican cuisine. A special wine pairing will be offered for an additional $49 for the wine connoisseurs!


$119/ two people.

Photo courtesy of Augie's Santa Barbara



Valentine’s Day Dinner at Rare Society

February 14th


If you haven’t tried Santa Barbara’s newest restaurant addition, Rare Society is an incredible option for you and your sweety! Menu items range from oysters on the half shell, to meat options of Australian wagyu, filet mignon, or dry-aged ribeye. Other options include family-style meat boards - a sample of cut and beautifully presented cuts of beef, paired with a vast variety of house-made sauces. Be sure to make reservations, as Rare Society is the newest obsession!


Costs vary by item.

Photo courtesy of Rare Society



Valentine’s Day Dinner at Bouchon

February 14th


With both mouth-watering dishes and incredible service, Bouchon Santa Barbara is a must this Valentine’s Day! Chef Murphy presents a unique three-course wine country dinner menu, with a starter, main entree, and dessert of choice. Choose from a vast variety of dishes, or try the chef’s romantic specials. Dinner is served from 5 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.


$125/ person.

Photo courtesy of Bouchon Santa Barbara



Valentine’s Day Prix Fixe Dinner at Opal Restaurant & Bar

February 14th


Full of unique and impeccable flavors, Opal Restaurant & Bar invites guests to their special Valentine’s Day three-course dinner. Some favorites include duck confit, slow-roasted short-ribs on a chipotle honey adobo sauce, lemon butter grilled fresh lobster, and fresh scallops seared to perfection! Finish your meal with a choice of an incredible dessert.


$75 or $85/ person, depending on menu items.



Prix Fixe Valentine’s Day Dinner at Stonehouse

February 14th


If you’re craving anything but ordinary this Valentine’s Day, reserve a special four-course pre-fixe meal at San Ysidro Ranch’s famous Stonehouse. Dining inside a 19th-century packing house, you and your Valentine may either sit inside by a wood-burning fireplace or outside on a romantic ocean-view terrace. Some of the mouth-watering dishes include Snake River Farms wagyu striploin, herb-crusted Colorado rack of lamb, and more!


$250/ person. $200/ vegetarian. $120 wine add-on.

Photo courtesy of San Ysidro Ranch



Valentine’s Day Activities:


Morning Bird Walk at Santa Barbara Botanic Garden

February 14th


This Valentine’s Day, join Rebecca Coulter, a birding expert, on a group walk through the Botanic Garden. The morning activity will be filled will watching and listening for a variety of birds, and you may even encounter the several types of bird species that migrate to Santa Barbara during the winter! The event begins at 8:30 a.m. You won’t want to miss it!


$30/ person.



Valentine’s Day Island Adventure

February 14th


If you’re looking to spend Valentine’s Day with the entire family, Santa Barbara Adventure Company has a sweet treat for you! Starting at 8 a.m. and throughout the day, guests will get to explore sea caves while kayaking near the Channel Islands. Make sure to look down, as there are many extraordinary and colorful fish swimming beneath you. After kayaking, explore the rest of the island on foot as you hike up to see some of the island’s most breathtaking views!


$169/ adult & $63 for ferry transportation. $158/ child (12 and under) & $50 for ferry transportation.

Photo courtesy of Santa Barbara Adventure Company



Valentine’s Day Wine Tour

February 14th


Whether you’re going on an intimate excursion or celebrating Valentine’s Day with near and dear friends, the Santa Barbara Wine Country Tours has a special arrangement for guests seeking a journey to wine country. Beginning at 10 a.m., the tour will consist of wine tastings at three of Santa Ynez Valley’s incredible wineries, lunch in the valley, and a shuttle service from each winery. Don’t forget to indulge in a cheese plate, and enjoy the scenery!


$195/ person.



Valentine’s Day Sunset Kayak Tour

February 14th


Ready to go out to sea? Join Santa Barbara Adventure Company on a two-mile tour across the jaw-dropping American Riviera. Take in the beautiful scenery with your loved one as you watch the sunset from the sea.


$89/ person, including gear.

Photo courtesy of Santa Barbara Adventure Company



Valentine’s Day Sunset Cruise with SunSwept Sailing

February 14th


Nothing is more romantic than a private sunset sail along the coast. SunSwept Sailing is featuring a Valentine’s Day yacht cruise that includes a bottle of champagne, a picnic spread, and local delectable chocolates. Take in the views of Santa Barbara with your special someone!


$675.



Valentine’s Day Champagne Cruise

February 14th


This Valentine’s Day, the Double Dolphin presents a romantic cruise featuring bottomless champagne and immaculate views of both the mountain and the sea. There’s truly nothing more special than sharing an unforgettable moment with your loved one while at sea!


$110/ person. This event is 21+.

Photo courtesy of The Double Dolphin



Yang Flow to Yin

February 14th


Come one come all to Santa Barbara Beach Yoga’s event, Yang Flow to Yin this Valentine’s Day from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Starting with a moving, breathing meditation, the class will then transition into a grounding practice while holding a few seated Yin shapes. The class will end with resting in Savasana as guests relax and enjoy the peaceful ambiance.


$25/ person.

Photo courtesy of The Santa Barbara Beach Yoga



Private Valentine’s Day Cruise

February 14th


If you’re looking to wow her this Valentine’s Day, book a private cruise with Santa Barbara Sailing Center. You and your Valentine will get to sail along the coastline while a captain takes you along the beautiful coastline. If you’re looking to add catering and champagne to this unforgettable event, these items are available for purchase.


$384/ hour.

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