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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 Bay in 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.

As you prepare for this special day, please stay safe, practice social distancing, and wear your masks when required. Last, we suggest calling venues ahead of time to confirm open dates and availability.

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 outdoor dining options where some are also offering romantic inspired menus.

Old Fisherman's Grotto is offering Chef Juan's Classic Valentine's Day Meal To-Go! Served Family Style and carefully packed for your home or hotel enjoyment. To order, call 831.375.4604

 

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.

Alta Bakery and Cafe is offering a romantic dinner for two To-Go on Valentine's Day, February 14. Price is $145 per couple. Pre-order Online.

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. Be safe, be responsible and enjoy your stay!

For lodging and accommodations, we highly recommend Hofsas House in Carmel along others listed in our recommended hotels section.