Top 10 Things to Do in Orange County This Valentine’s Weekend

February 12, 2020 Updated: February 12, 2020

SANTA ANA, Calif.—Roses are red, violets are blue, Orange County is filled with Valentine’s things to do.

Whether you plan to spend Valentine’s Day with a significant other, family, or friends, here are some ideas for how to spend the special day.

There’s fine dining, swing dancing, discounted deals—something for every type.

Hopeless Romantics

Intimate Sunset Cruise at Huntington Beach – $35

Enjoy a romantic trip around Huntington Harbour on a luxurious yacht with complimentary drinks (non-alcoholic included) and a cruise through Huntington’s most expensive waterfront estates. Then, take a walk down Huntington’s boardwalk for a variety of shops and restaurants.

Early Birds

Sunrise Valentine’s Day Dance Party – $20

Wake up and start the day with rhythm. Grab some friends and do some dance, yoga, meditation, and team-building exercises followed by a light breakfast.


Couples’ Wilderness Survival Quest – $119

If you and your significant other are looking for an adventure, look no further. This wilderness survival class will teach you and your partner all the essentials. You can learn to survive the vicissitudes of life and nature together.

Happy Feet

Swing Dancing at Cupid’s Night Out at the Great Park – $40 per couple

Grab your dance partner and head back in time to the 1940s to learn all things swing! This hour-long swing dancing lesson will be followed by a dance party with a live band, so you can show off those moves you learned. Registration is required by Wed., Feb. 12.


Salsa Dancing – $10

Whether you’re a beginner or a Salsa expert, this dance class will have multiple training levels available. Plus, tacos and a live DJ!

With the Family

Orange County Marketplace – FREE

A perfect outing for the whole family. Wear red or pink for free entrance on Saturday and enjoy discounts on food, beverages, and more. Live entertainment and music will be provided.


Olive Garden To-Go Dinner for Two Discount – $35

Thinking of taking it easy and staying the night in? Olive Garden is offering to-go dinners for two at a discounted price, starting at $35, so you and your significant other can feast from the comfort of your home. Add a movie to complete the night.

Fine Diners

Antonello Restaurant Special – $90

If you’re feeling fancy and craving authentic Italian food, Antonello’s is offering a Valentine’s Day fixed menu at $90 per person. They will be opening early on Feb. 14, at 4:00 p.m. *Call to make reservations.

Ocean Lovers

Seafood Dinner for Two at The Cannery – $69 per person

The Cannery’s Valentine’s Day special will have you fishing for more. For $69 per person, their pre-fixed menu includes a glass of bubbly, avocado toast amuse-bouche style, a soup or salad, a second course of either land or seafood, or cheese options, and a surprise dessert. *Call to make reservations.

Tea Enthusiasts

Valentine’s Day Tea Lounge at the Pelican Hill – $96.97 per person

Grab some friends or treat your significant other to a tea-tasting experience. The Pelican Hill has a classical atmosphere and Italian-inspired snacks along with a wide range of teas to try.