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VALENTINE’S DAY THE SANTA BARBARA WAY

Celebrate the love in your life with this curated guide to the perfect romantic getaway in Santa Barbara!

WHAT TO DO

Santa Barbara International Film Festival

Partake in an unforgettable night with the stars as you enjoy a film at the 39th Annual Santa Barbara Film Festival. Learn more.

Spa Romance Package at San Ysidro Ranch

Treat yourself and your loved one to a day of pampering and relaxation with San Ysidro Ranch’s romance package in the salon and spa. With full exclusive access to a chromotherapy soaking tub and steam shower, a full-body exfoliation treatment, a luxurious custom mineral bath, and endless sparkling wine and chocolate covered strawberries, you both will leave feeling renewed. Learn more.

Valentine’ Day Champagne Cruise

Hop aboard a private yacht in the Santa Barbara Harbor and sail into the sunset for a romantic evening with your partner. Your captain is included, and you can even enjoy catering and champagne with an extra purchase. Learn more.

Cupcake and Wine Pairings

Take a trip to Santa Ynez valley, Santa Barbara’s wine country, and schedule a private wine tour. Enjoy several tastings, complimentary lunch, and your own personal chauffeur to take you where you would like. Before the day comes to an end, you will stop for a wine tasting paired with cupcakes from local, beloved bakeries. It will surely be a sweet trip! Learn more.

WHERE TO EAT

Valentine’s Day Menus

Bouchon – 3 course menu of wine country cuisine

The Stonehouse at San Ysidro Ranch – 4 course prix-fixe menu in a dreamy, rustic ambiance

La Paloma Cafe – thoughtfully crafted California barbecue that reflects the region’s history

Lucky Penny Рheart shaped pizzas with frosé

The Lark – a la carte menu with romantic dishes

Loquita – a la carte menu of Spanish cuisine

Romantic Destinations

Rare Society – Santa Maria style steakhouse

Olio e Limone Ristorante – artisanal Italian cuisine

Toma – Italian and Mediterranean dishes

Oliver’s – unique plant-based cuisine

Angel Oak – elevated coastal cuisine steakhouse

Blackbird – inventive menu inspired by the CA coast

Zaytoon – fresh, high quality Lebanese dishes