Romantic Date Ideas for Valentine’s Day

Believe it or not, Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, and Santa Barbara is the perfect place to celebrate! If you haven’t made your Valentine’s Day plans, now is the time to lock it in. Book a stay at Marina Beach Motel and then consider some of these options for activities during your romantic getaway.

Reserve a Table for Dinner

There are lots of romantic restaurants in Santa Barbara with intimate atmospheres that are perfect for date night. You can choose from one of our top 5 Santa Barbara restaurants, or explore some newer options. There’s plenty to choose from!

Go on a Hike

Santa Barbara is full of hiking trails for beginner hikers and experts alike. Try one of these trails with your significant other for a fun and active day viewing the Pacific ocean or one of our mountainscapes hand in hand. It’s a unique and fun date idea that will certainly bring you two closer than ever before.

Explore the City on Bikes

Whether you borrow one of the Beach Cruisers that Marina Beach Motel offers all of its guests or you bring your own bike, you’ll surely enjoy a day of cycling with your significant other! There are many fun and challenging biking trails and paths in Santa Barbara. So try this alternative way of exploring the city together.

Bring a Picnic to the Beach

In some ways more romantic and intimate than a restaurant reservation, picnics are a classic when it comes to romantic date ideas. So pack up a lunch and bring it to one of our beautiful Santa Barbara beaches.

Book a Sunset Cruise

If you want to spend the day enjoying the beautiful Santa Barbara weather while watching for seals, dolphins, and whales, then a sunset cruise may be just the thing for you to do on Valentine’s Day. It’s a romantic and unique date idea for your special day!

Take a Walk at Stearns Wharf

Stearns Wharf is a Santa Barbara treasure. You can stroll along the docks together while admiring the ocean view and even check out some of the unique little local boutiques while you’re there. It’s perfect for a low-key Valentine’s Day.

Visit a Winery

Wine is the ultimate romantic beverage, so why not visit one of Santa Barbara’s wineries on Valentine’s Day this year? You can take a tour of one of the historic vineyards and even schedule a wine tasting for the two of you. It’s a perfect date for the most romantic holiday.

Go to a Show

Another great way to spend your romantic date in Santa Barbara is by going to the theater. If we had to choose, we recommend the Arlington Theatre. This old school Spanish style venue is crafted in such a way that the audience feels as if they’re sitting outside. The intricately fake buildings lining the sides and the starry sky painted above create an intimate setting for you and your significant other.

As you can see, there are date options in Santa Barbara for every kind of couple on Valentine’s Day. So book your romantic getaway at Marina Beach Motel today!