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How to Enjoy Your Valentine's Day in Monterey County

How to Enjoy Your Valentine's Day in Monterey County

For those needing a romantic inspiration when planning a special Valentine, Monterey California should be on your bucket list as a romantic destination. With its natural beauty and numerous things to see and do, this central coast destination is sure to offer lovebirds an incredibly romantic atmosphere and appealing choices.

Intimate Wine Tasting

Monterey is known for its high-quality wineries and wine tasting rooms, so why not take your loved one for a wine tasting experience at one of the area's cozy tasting rooms or wineries. Carmel-by-the-Sea is home to fine options such as Silvestri Vineyards, Galante Vineyards, Windy Oaks Winery and Trio Carmel. There are many other incredible wine tasting rooms all throughout the rest of Monterey County too. Standout options include the Carmel Ridge Winery Tasting Room and Bargetto Winery Tasting Room in Monterey, and Bernardus Winery

If you're not sure where to go, check out these 7 artisan vintners along Monterey's River Road Wine Trail that are sharing some extra love on Valentine's Day! Receive a souvenir glass, entry into a grand drawing, special discounts, fun, food, and celebrate all things amore. Each winery will also host their own wine and food pairing, specifically to suit the love surrounding Valentine's Day.

Make sure you check our recommended wineries and wine tasting rooms.

Soothing Wellness Spas

Pamper yourself and escape from reality for a little while at one of the serene wellness spas located all over Monterey County. If you want to spend quality time on Valentine's Day with your significant other, you can schedule an appointment for a couples massage at one of of top notch spas.

Romantic Dining

Nothing beats a romantic dining experience in Monterey County. Our vast variety of restaurants offer great dining options where some are also offering romantic inspired menus.

Treehouse Cafe with its cozy and lovely veranda is one of our favorite sports in Carmel and will be offering ala-carte menu selections for a stress-free experience. From Thai, Greek to Italian dishes, you're sure enjoy a tasty meal in a romantic and friendly environment.

Estéban Restaurant at Casa Munras Hotel will be offering a 3-course dinner for $50 per person. Choose from Heirloom Beet, Beef Crudo, or Ahi Tuna for your 1st course. 2nd course options include Forages Mushrooms, Hanger Steak, or Red Snapper and of course dinner to end with yummy chocolate dessert.

Another wonderful option is Schooners Coastal Kitchen & Bar, overlooking the Pacific Ocean, which will be serving ala-carte menu selections.

For the Surf'n Turf lovers, Tarpy's Roadhouse is offering a 6 oz Filet Mignon with Maine lobster tail, twice baked potato & asparagus.

Enjoy an elevated Monterey Bay dining experience at Jacks Monterey with its three-course menu where you’ll be greeted by a quintessentially Californian ambiance.

Recreational Activities

Monterey is a haven for folks who are active and who like to spend time moving around so if you have a penchant for recreational activities, your options are endless. From scuba diving, biking (and yes you can also eBike) to skydiving to hang gliding, whale watching, and hiking, depending on the weather, you'll sure have something to do. Pacific Grove Adventures offers various guided bike and kayak tours that starts from the one of a kind location at Lover's Point Beach and Park.

What could be more romantic than spending your Valentine's Day hiking with the person who means the most to you in the world while packing yummy lunch and a wine bottle? Monterey County's landscapes are truly mesmerizing. Popular hiking destinations include Point Lobos State Reserve, Jacks Peak County Park, Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park, Pinnacles National Park and Garland Ranch Regional Park. If hiking is not your thing, you can still take your food and wine to Carmel beach and enjoy the day with your loved ones overlooking the Pacific ocean.

For those looking for fun tours check out recommended tours section.

Endless Options

No matter what you would like to do on Valentine's Day, Monterey County offers you great experience in a relaxing environment while enjoying majestic views of mother nature.

For lodging and accommodations, we highly recommend Hofsas House in Carmel. Other options are included on our recommended hotels section.