Valentine’s Day in Long Beach

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.

Jolly Sailing

Chartering a sailboat offers a unique and romantic experience sure to create lasting memories. Jolly Sailing (401 Shoreline Village Dr.) provides everything you need for a safe sailing experience, including the Skipper. You're welcome to bring whatever you would like to eat and drink, so all you have to do is sit back and enjoy the ride. For questions or details call Capt. Max at 562-304-5632.

Hotel Maya

Celebrate Valentine’s Day at Hotel Maya with a special “Be Maya Valentine!” package that includes a discounted room rate, complimentary parking, two drink vouchers, and breakfast in bed. On February 14, Fuego, the restaurant at Hotel Maya, will serve a four-course prix fixe dinner featuring dishes that highlight chocolate with specialty wine pairings and live music. For details and reservations, visit

Credit: Hotel Maya – a DoubleTree by Hilton

Catch You on the Rebound: The Last Tour

Dance the night away with a funk-filled evening during your Valentine's Day festivities. Held on Feb. 10 at 7:00 p.m., this event features a variety of talented musicians and performers, including Brenton Wood, Barbara Mason, Aaron Frazer, and Joe Bataan. Don't miss this exciting concert with your special someone at the Long Beach Arena.

Gondola Getaway

Book a Valentine’s cruise with Gondola Getaway and relax with your loved one as a professional gondolier guides you serenely through the picturesque Naples Canal in Long Beach. Enjoy a complimentary long-stem red rose, and enhance your experience with a message in a bottle for your sweetheart pre-planted and “discovered” by your gondolier. Round out your romantic gondola ride with a delicious cannoli dessert. Bookings are available throughout Valentine’s week—visit to make a reservation.

Harbor Breeze Yacht Charters and Cruises

Create the ultimate nautical dates with two special Valentine's Day events from Harbor Breeze Yacht Charters and Cruises. The first event will be held on Feb. 10 from 7:30 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. and will feature dancing, sweet treats, and a champagne toast. The second celebration will occur on Feb. 14 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. and will include a dinner buffet, a live saxophonist, and free flowing drinks. For more information, visit the official website of Harbor Breeze Yacht Charters and Cruises here.

Valentine's Cruise at Carnival Cruise Line

Bask in the Valentine's Day spirit with Carnival Cruise Line's special romantic event at the Carnival Cruise Terminal, running from February 12 to 16. Experience a nautical spin on your Valentine's Day date with this exciting event in Long Beach.

Michael's Downtown

Express your love through the language of love: Italian (food). This Valentine's Day, you and your special date can experience a specialty 5-course dinner prepared by Michael's Downtown's Chef Giuseppe. Enjoy everything from fondue, beef tenderloin, and pasta, to tiramisu. Make your reservations today!

La Traviata

Discover unique twists on your favorite Italian dishes at La Traviata, where a magical Valentine's Day dinner awaits. This downtown-based restaurant will be organizing a Valentine's Day dinner on Feb. 14 from 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Located in the charming Willmore building, this dining spot combines upscale meals with a casual ambience and live music.

The Breakfast Bar

Explore mouthwatering eats at The Breakfast Bar on Feb. 14. This dining spot will be featuring the second annual Valentine Dinner Special event at its Belmont Heights location. Offering a flavorful Italian-themed prix fixe menu, The Breakfast Bar will be serving trio flights of appetizers and desserts, as well as bubbly glasses of champagne. Be immersed in an inviting atmosphere, enjoying live entertainment, a bar station, and Valentine's Day-inspired decor. Visit The Breakfast Bar's website for more event details.

The Carvery

Located on historical Pine Avenue, the Carvery Restaurant will be organizing a romantic dinner for all palates. Held on Feb.14, enjoy a four-course prix-fixe menu from 5:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. with Carvery's signature dishes. Complete the evening with live music, setting the mood for you and your valentine. Take part in the best dining experience in DTLB.

Secret Island

Secret Island is the perfect escape for you and your valentine's date on Feb. 14th, running from 5:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. Enjoy classic and original tiki cocktails in a tropical paradise hidden away from the rest of Long Beach to top the night off. With all-day happy hour specials, Secret Island is the perfect place to spend the night sipping, talking, and romancing.

Shannon's on Pine

Shannon's on Pine is hosting a party for those that do not love Valentine's Day. Whether you're single or a couple that aren't into the cheesy-ness of Valentine's day, this is the place to be. Eat, drink, and dance the night away with Anti-Valentine's Day drink specials, music and games. This is one party you do not want to miss on Feb. 14 from 5:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.

Marilyn, Mom & Me

Head to the International City Theatre on Feb. 14 with your valentine for "Marilyn, Mom, & Me," a riveting play that centers around a gripping story of friendships and motherhood. Written by Long Beach resident Luke Yankee, this true story focuses on the writer's mother Eileen Heckhart and her close friendship with Marilyn Monroe.

Galentine's Event: A Night of Music, Love, and Fun for Everyone!

Join us for a Night of Music, Love, and Fun at Beachwood Brewing & Distilling in Long Beach on Friday, February 16! Bring your girlfriends, pals, and loved ones for a free live music event featuring the talented Joanna Gerolaga and Averi Burk. The powerhouse women's duo will serenade the night starting at 7pm. This Galentine's celebration is open to everyone, whether you're celebrating with besties or just looking for a fantastic night out. Don't miss the blissful tunes and unforgettable moments!

Magic of Love – A Valentine’s Magic Show Event at Beachwood Blendery

Step into a world of wonder on Saturday, February 17, at Downtown Long Beach Beachwood Blendery. The magic begins at 6pm with a two-hour extravaganza featuring magicians from The Magic Castle. Elevate your experience with the Date Night Delight Twosome Special, offering two drinks paired with whipped ricotta and charcuterie. This culinary delight is crafted by Beachwood’s head Chef at their Pizzeria location in Huntington Beach, known for artful hand-tossed sourdough pizzas. Whether you're a couple, friends, or a group, all are welcome to join this extraordinary evening of entertainment and gastronomic pleasures.

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