Looking for the perfect Valentine's date night idea? Here are some of our top picks for celebrating your love. We will update this page as more events and dinner menus come in. You can always view our local events calendar to see what's happening in Long Beach, CA.
Please note, many activities and events may be altered or put on hold due to COVID-19 and safety concerns. Please check with individual businesses for up-to-date information.
1. A Smooth Jazz Valentine's Concert
Music lovers will enjoy this Valentine's day-themed performance at one of Long Beach's favorite venues, Terrace Theater. The Terrace Theater is a dazzling site that holds more than 3,000 guests at a time. Decorated with glass walls, spacious stairways, and a beautifully lit fountain, the theater is a must-see. You can even check out a virtual 360-degree tour of the space here!
2. Belmont Shore Chocolate Festival
Get in the mood for Valentine's Day at the annual Belmont Shore Chocolate Festival. Held outdoors on Second Street, the festival features yummy chocolate, activities, gifts, and more. To keep the romance going after the festival, check out this blog post with date night ideas for Belmont Shore.
3. Chocolate Making Workshops
Romeo's Chocolates offers chocolate and champagne workshops along with hands-on chocolate making activities. There are options for both adults and kids, so the whole family can indulge in a delicious experience this winter! Romeo's also offers take-home kits for Valentine's Day as well as pick up and delivery options for gift boxes and sweet treats. Want to spoil your loved one this holiday? Romeo's offers a monthly subscription membership, making it easy to get beautifully packaged fine chocolates and gifts delivered to your special someone's door each month of the year!
4. Romantic Cruises
Many local cruise and boat charter companies offer romantic Valentine's Day specials. From Gondola Getaway's private tours to more formal sit down dinner cruises with Harbor Breeze to driving your own Duffy Boat with London Boat Rentals, or stepping aboard Hornblower Cruises' Cupid Champagne Brunch, there are plenty of options to choose from.
5. Funny Valentine
Roses are red, violets are blue, be my funny valentine boo! Join The Laugh Factory and show your Valentine the funniest date they will ever have. They're transforming their world-famous stage to a Valentine-themed night & featuring the hottest comics in the country with an all-star comedian line up. The Laugh Factory also posts live shows and hosts virtual events. Can't make it to a show this year? Sit back with your boo and watch hilarious comedians do their thing on The Laugh Factory's page.
6. Pie Baking Classes
The Pie Bar will be offering pie baking classes all month long - where you can make everything from Dutch Apple Pies, Mini Quiches, or Cherry/Nutella Valentine Hand Pies! Grab your sweetie pie or your best friend and join The Pie Bar for a fun evening pairing wine with pie. If you're unable to attend a class, treat your Valentine to a fresh pie by ordering online or purchase a gift card so they can choose their own!
7. Valentine's Day Shopping
Find the best places to shop and get the perfect gift. Here's our guide to shopping in Long Beach, CA, including outlet shopping, vintage stores, and more! Remember: you can always shop online. Head to one of our store's websites and find just what you're looking for to celebrate Valentine's Day with your other half.
8. Valentine's Night Dive
Grab your significant otter or your single squid squad for the Aquarium of the Pacific Valentine's Night Dive! It'll be a fin-tastic night featuring live music, art, food trucks, DJs, and more. The aquarium also offers its "Aquarium Online Academy," where visitors can enjoy live encounters with animals and engage with the zoo's exhibits virtually.
9. Spend the Day in Shoreline Village
Head to Shoreline Village for Valentine's Day in one of the most romantic places in Southern California. Shoreline Village will offer dining specials, a special harbor cruise, live music, and beautiful harbor views. They also have our LOVE LOCKS available for purchase, reminiscent of the love locks in Paris.
10. Long Beach Nightlife
If you'd like to have a romantic cocktail or take your partner out dancing for Valentine's Day, then check out our nightlife guide here. There's plenty to do after dark in Long Beach! Feel like having a cozy night in together? Most of Long Beach's restaurants offer take-out and delivery options so you can dine at home!