Love is in the Air: Celebrate Valentine’s Day in Santa Barbara

Celebrate Valentine’s Day in Santa Barbara and see why so many couples wish to spend the holiday in our city! We have many incredible events and activities for you to enjoy with your loved ones. These are just a few of the ways you can spend your Valentine’s Day.

Wine and Chocolate Truffle Pairing

Join DV8 Cellars for their 5th annual Valentine Wine and Chocolate Truffle pairing. During the the weekend of Valentine’s Day, from February 14 – 16, DV8 will be pairing 4 of their wines with 4 incredible handmade Chocolate truffles from Jessica Foster Confections!

Sérgio & Odair Assad

The guitar-playing brothers Sérgio and Odair Assad will be performing at the Lobero Theatre on Valentine’s Day. These brothers got their start playing Brazilian folk melodies and soon transitioned to classical guitar. Their performances have been praised by many, including The Washington Post and The Boston Globe. You won’t want to miss this stellar performance!

Painting Class

Celebrate Valentine’s Day at The Painted Cabernet! You can join the class and paint Lover’s Lane in celebration of the holiday. During this class, you’ll be taught by a local artist with step-by-step instructions. Regardless of your skill level, you’ll have a great time and be proud of your painting! Admission includes a free glass of wine or beer.

Special Dinners

Romantic young couple at restaurant raising a toast. Beautiful couple with glasses of red wine in restaurant. Couple toasting wine glasses during a romantic dinner in a gourmet restaurant.

Certain restaurants will be celebrating Valentine’s Day in Santa Barbara by curating special meals. Join these restaurants for your date night and enjoy the themed menus!


Caruso’s will be offering a romantic, four course prix-fixe dinner this Valentine’s Day. Embrace the glamour and beauty of the Italian Riviera with delicious food, fine wine, candlelight, and enchanting views.

Malibu Farm

Celebrate romance at Malibu Farm this Valentine’s Day. Indulge in a decadent three course prix-fixe dinner that will make your palate smile and your heart sing.

The Set

From 5:30 pm – 9:30 pm, you can enjoy an enchanting evening at The Set. This lovely four course meal features your choice of surf & turf, pan seared Chilean Sea Bass, Duck Confit pappardelle, or butternut squash ravioli. The meal will be accompanied by your choice of crab cake or salad as well as a selection of sweet treats.

Opal Restaurant + Bar

Enjoy a delicious four course meal at Opal Restaurant + Bar. Choose between three different seatings and many incredible menu options, such as duck confit, portobello mushroom ravioli, slow roasted braised short ribs, and vanilla bean crème brûlée. Make this a Valentine’s Day to remember in Santa Barbara and dine at Opal Restuarant and Bar.


Before your dinner, work up an appetite with Santa Barbara Adventure Company kayaking! On Valentine’s Day, you can save 10% on Prisoner’s Harbor Kayak Tours with the discount code CHILOVE10. Bond with your love on this kayak adventure!

Double Dolphin Valentine’s Cruise

“Sea” love in your future when you book the Double Dolphin Valentine’s Day cruise! This sunset cruise is 21+ and includes bottomless champagne and light appetizers. Celebrate the day with a romantic sunset sailing aboard the Double Dolphin.

Tickets are $75; the cruise runs from 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

How will you celebrate Valentine’s Day in Santa Barbara?

Celebrate Valentine’s Day with one of the many activities we offer in Santa Barbara. After a day of fun and romance, retire to Marina Beach Motel for some rest. Our cozy, comfortable rooms are perfect for couples to relax and enjoy the beauty of Santa Barbara. You can make your reservation by calling 1-855-384-6321 or by booking online here. We also offer complimentary daily breakfast and free bike rentals so you can fuel up and explore the city.