Santa Monica offers the perfect setting to celebrate Valentine’s Day. Explore a number of Valentine’s festivities, dining and specials to help create the ultimate Valentine’s Day experience for you and your special someone. Don’t miss out on all Valentine’s Day events and activities that are happening in and around Santa Monica and Los Angeles!

VALENTINE’S FESTIVITIES

A Month of Love at the Pier
February 1-28
The Pier is for first-loves, best friends, “I Do’s” and millions of memories. We’re celebrating all types of love this Valentine’s Day with a month of love at the Pier. Whether it was a first date watching sunset at the West End, proposing to the love of your life at the Carousel or sharing an ice cream cone with a special friend, visitors from around the world have incredible love-on-the-Pier moments to share. These stories and special moments will fill our historic Merry-Go-Round windows and spread the love all month long. To submit your story, click here.
On February 14, whether you’re “in love”, “just friends” or “it’s complicated” come step into the vintage photo booth and cherish the memory of your Pier Valentine’s Day.

DIY Day: Valentine’s Edition
February 2
Get started on your Valentine’s Day crafting at the Santa Monica Public Library! Check out our eight activity stations and get ideas to make your own Valentine cards and gifts. All ages welcome. This program is free and open to all ages. Supplies are limited and on a first arrival basis.

Pre-Valentine’s Day Bash With the Dollface Dames
February 8
Enjoy a show-stopping night of choreographed group acts, aerial, variety acts, singing, & even boylesque! Those who come early may enjoy vendors, magic bartenders, & a red carpet leading up to the event.

Valentine Making Event
February 9
Come join the Santa Monica Bay Woman’s Club for our 10th annual Valentine Making Event! It’s on Saturday, February 9th from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. There will be treats to eat and tons and tons of craft supplies for you to get as creative as you want (or minimalistic if that is more your style). Create as many Valentine cards as you would like for $10. ALL ticket sales are donated to Santa Monica-Malibu Unified Foundation with matching funds donated to School on Wheels by Santa Monica Bay Woman’s Club. This is a great event for kids and adults alike! Tickets can be purchased at the door at the event.

Cupid’s Undie Run
February 9
This February, be a part of Cupid’s Undie Run, a “brief,” mile(ish) fun run that takes place in the middle of a BIG party – all to find a cure for neurofibromatosis (NF), a genetic tumor disorder that affects 1 in every 3,000 births.
We run in our undies because those affected with NF can’t cover up their tumors to feel more comfortable, so why should we? So start a team of your friends, join a team, or run solo, just come out, have a blast, and raise some money for NF research (and earn some cool fundraising rewards too!).

Valentine’s Day Half-Marathon
February 10
Go for a run this Valentine’s season and run in a half-marathon.

Valentine’s Day at Pacific Park
February 14, 12 p.m. – 9 p.m.
On Valentine’s Day, Pacific Park steps up the romance on the Santa Monica Pier with a heart-themed light program on the Ferris wheel, live music from viola player Daniel Morris, and a special funnel cake offer for couples who ride the Ferris wheel together. Cost: $25. Find out more information here.

The Bungalow Santa Monica’s Valentine’s Party in Partnership with UNICEF
The Bungalow Santa Monica is partnering again with UNICEF NextGen for Valentine’s Day at The Bungalow Santa Monica. A portion of the proceeds from the night will be donated to UNICEF NextGen. In addition, Floral arrangements will be provided by Pilot & Twig. 💐 #MeetMeAtTheBungalow

Escape Reality Magic Show at Magicopolis
February 14
For the Most Magical VALENTINES DAY, see Magicopolis’s critically-acclaimed show “Escape Reality” featuring optical illusions, levitation, mind-reading, disappearances and a nail-biting Houdini-inspired escape. The celebration includes champagne / sparkling cider toast and a souvenir bag of tricks.

Brushes & Bites at PAINT:LAB
February 14, 15, & 16
Valentine’s Day-inspired Brushes & Bites at PAINT:LAB with or without painting instruction. The event includes complimentary Champagne & Strawberries, along with other delicious bites! Discover more info here.

Brushes & Brunch at PAINT:LAB
February 16
Valentine’s Day-inspired Brushes & Brunch at PAINT:LAB with or without painting instruction. The event includes complimentary Champagne & Strawberries, along with other delicious bites! Discover more info here.

The Language of Flowers: A Valentine’s Workshop
February 16
Gather your friends at Esters Wine Shop & Bar on Saturday, February 16 from 3-5 p.m. for “The Language of Flowers: A Valentine’s Workshop” with Krystal Chang. For $125, Krystal teaches the significant meanings behind various flowers and how to build a loose, garden-inspired vase arrangement. Flowers, vases, tools and a glass of wine provided. Limited spots available and tickets can be purchased via Krystal’s website.

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VALENTINE’S DAY DINING

Reservations

1212 Santa Monica
Celebrate Valentine’s Day with 1212 Santa Monica on the Third Street Promenade February 14th to 16th, 2019. Enjoy a four course menu for two for $125, which includes a complimentary glass of Champagne for each person. (For couples 21+ only).

Belcampo
To celebrate Valentine’s Day, Belcampo is offering a four-course pre-fixe menu ($75 per person) at its Santa Monica location, with menu offerings including:

  • Appetizer: Charcuterie for 2
  • Starter: Beet & Chicory Salad
  • Entrée (choice of one): New York Steak or Saffron Braised Chicken Leg
  • Dessert: Chocolate Pot de Crème
  • Glass of bubbles per person

Cassia
Cassia is doing their first Valentine’s Day prix-fixe menu, featuring their greatest hits and specials, at $85/person plus tax & gratuity. It will also be family-style, so ideal for couples and groups, with new dishes including Spicy Blue Crab & Sea Urchin Roe, Pork & Shrimp Wonton Noodle Soup with Lobster Broth and more. Full menu can be viewed here. Sommelier Marianna Caldwell has crafted a special flight of three half-bottles (ideal for couples) for $120 or individual half bottles of Rosé, Riesling & Beaujolais can be paired. Limited reservations available now via Resy, while the patio is open for walk-ins with a limited à la carte menu.

Esters Wine Shop & Bar
Esters Wine Shop & Bar is offering no corkage on bubbles, a specialty cocktail with rose bitters and $30 Champagne flights all-night-long, making it a fun spot for groups of single friends or dates. For those who need to make a reservation, Chef Jessica Liu He is cooking a 5-course menu featuring Oysters with Hibiscus & Passion Fruit Mignonette, Flat Iron Steak with Brown Butter Potatoes, Chocolate-Dipped Strawberries and more. Limited reservations for the $75 set menu are available by e-mailing events@esterswineshop.com

Élephante
Aussie-inspired restaurant Élephante will be hosting an $80 per person Valentine’s Day dinner plus a $65 wine or cocktail pairing from 5 p.m. until close. See full menu here, and make reservations at elephantela.com.

Hotel Shangri-La
Enjoy a four-course Valentine’s Day dinner for two at Hotel Shangri-La. Lovers who reserve a table for two at the hotel’s The Dining Room Restaurant will be treated to a red-themed four-course menu lovingly prepared with foods that enhance libido, including crab, lobster, walnuts, strawberries, apples, chocolate, chilis and more. The romantic evening kicks off with a rose for the lady, and a crab cake starter served with Sweet Apple Slaw and Spicy Poke Sauce. Next up, a mixed green salad with strawberries, raspberries and candied walnuts tossed in a strawberry vinaigrette and topped with goat cheese, will get the taste buds flowing in time for the piece de resistance – a main course of poached lobster tail, petit filet, potato au gratin and seasonal vegetables. Finally, couples will indulge in rRed velvet cake with strawberry mousse and cream cheese frosting.
Where: The Dining Room Restaurant Hotel Shangri-La 1301 Ocean Avenue Santa Monica, CA 90401
When: Thursday, February 14 from 5-9 p.m.
Cost: $95/person plus tax and service charge (includes a rose for the ladies and live entertainment)
RSVP: http://bit.ly/hotelshangrila_valentinesday

JW Marriott Le Merigot
Celebrate love with a decadent 3-course meal in a romantic Cézanne restaurant for just $75 per person.

Margo’s Santa Monica
Margo’s is offering a very special three-course meal for $69/person, including a Special Cocktail. Add a wine pairing for $25.

Michael’s Santa Monica
Whether it’s a first date, a secret engagement, or just a nice Valentine’s Day outing, Michael’s continues to provide a unique atmosphere unmatched in Southern California. Join us for our four-course Sweetheart Dinner for $95 per person with $55 optional wine pairing (excludes taxes, fees, gratuity). Please call or click here for menu information and to purchase tickets.

Native
To celebrate a night of love, Native will be offering a four-course shared meal for two for $75 – $125, depending on protein selection. The menu will feature large format proteins designed to share, as well as the option to go entirely vegan. To make the meal even more special, there will also be one-night-only wines by the glass available. For solo diners looking for a fancy night out, Native is offering an a la carte menu for singles, exclusively in the bar and lounge.

Rustic Canyon
Rustic Canyon’s Chef de Cuisine Andy Doubrava & Executive Chef Jeremy Fox are bringing back their beloved, family-style, prix-fixe dinner for $105/person plus tax & gratuity, with optional wine and non-alcoholic beverage pairings available. It’s ideal for couples, double dates and groups of friends, with each table choosing 6 out of 12 dishes to be sent out over 3-4 courses. Featuring seasonal ingredients focused on a certain color palette (hint, hint), it’s their twist on Valentine’s Day, with highlights including Crudo Ajo Blanco, Pink Chicories and Liberty Farms Duck with Salt-Roasted Beets. Reservations are available now via Resy.

Sonoma Wine Garden
Enjoy jazz under the stars with a five-course dinner & wine pairing, featuring live music by the Lowery Brothers. Cost: $80 per person.

The Fig
The Fig will be offering a special a la carte menu featuring the magic of Chef Prendergast on Valentine’s Day. Enjoy a four-course dinner paired with a specialty cocktail and champagne toast. Minimum of 3-day advance reservation required on Valentine’s Day and subject to availability.

Upper West
Upper West will be serving a Valentine’s Day dinner on Thursday, February 14th. Its regular menu will be available as a prix fixe menu for $110 Per Couple (plus tax & gratuity). Call to Reserve: 310-586-1111.

Keeping Things Casual?
(No Reservations Needed)

Lunetta
Enjoy a special 4-course tasting menu at Lunetta.

Milo & Olive
Milo & Olive is having each of their chefs create a dish they love for Valentine’s Day. The à la carte menu includes Sous Chef Mario Chavez’ Big Eye Tuna Ceviche, Chef de Cuisine Jen Toomey’s Classic Ribollita with Grilled Country Bread, Executive Sous Joanne Rinehart’s luxurious Handcut Beet Fettucine and Junior Sous Genaro Ortiz’s comforting Wood-Fired Organic Hunter’s Chicken. Optional wine pairings available too!

Obicá Santa Monica
Obicá is offering a menu of Valentine’s Day specials to enjoy with love! The menu prices range between $22 and $36, and the specials will be offered in addition to our regular menu.

The Gallery Food Hall
Azulé Taqueria, STRFSH and Paperboy located inside The Gallery Food Hall are offering “Dinner for Two” menus for $25. The restaurants will also be featuring wine and beer specials (starting at $2) at every location. The “Dinner for Two” $25 menus plus the beer and wine specials will be available ALL WEEKEND – February 14-17, 2019. For more details, click here.

The Independence 
On Valentine’s Day, The Independence will serve the following specials:

  • Oysters on the half shell $18 for 6 or $30 for 12
  • Lobster Fettuccini
    ½ lobster tail, seasonal vegetable ragout, claw and leg meat, house pasta; $41 (Full Lobster Tail +$14)
  • 8 oz. Filet Mignon; $38
    Mushroom risotto, asparagus, balsamic cipollini
  • 24 oz. Porterhouse Steak for 2 people; $80
    Charred broccolini, smashed potatoes, truffled compound butter
  • Vegetarian Pot Pie; $18
    Seasonal vegetables, feta, puff pastry
  • Dessert Board; $12

*All guests who order from the The Independence’s specials menu that evening will receive complimentary chocolate-covered strawberries.

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VALENTINE’S DAY HOTEL SPECIALS

Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows
LOVERS GETAWAY PACKAGE: The Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows in Santa Monica has exactly what every couple deserves this Valentine season.
Begin your romantic sojourn by dropping your luggage in your ocean-view room and slipping into the spa’s ‘couples room’ for a Couples Fusion massage. Designed to melt away any cares, your special massages will set the stage for your entire stay. Follow your spa treatment with your choice of two services: Glam+Go’s signature blowout or Lloyds Barbershop for a hot towel shave. Both purveyors are located on site for your ultimate ease.
What to do next? Lounge by the pool, walk on the beach, explore the multitude of shops and galleries steps from the hotel, or chill with a cocktail at The Bungalow, Miramar’s Baja inspired lounge. After sunset, couples make their way to Fig, a local favorite featuring the talented Chef Prendergast who works his magic with locally sourced fare. Wake up the next morning without a care in the world. Your breakfast in bed will arrive at your convenience. This should be a permanent way of life.
Package Includes: Couples Fusion massage at exhale (excluding gratuity), 2 services at Lloyd’s or Glam + Go: (Up to $100 value excluding gratuity), Breakfast in Bed ($60 daily credit), Dinner in FIG for 2: (Up to $250 one-time credit), Complimentary Daily Valet Parking ($55 value daily)
Availability: Between Friday, February 01, 2019 and Thursday, February 28, 2019.
Rates: Rates from $899 USD.
Please Note: Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows will be offering a special a la carte menu featuring the magic of Chef Prendergast on Valentine’s Day. Enjoy a four-course dinner paired with a specialty cocktail and champagne toast. Minimum of 3-day advance reservation required on Valentine’s Day and subject to availability.

Le Méridien Delfina 
Avec Amour Package: Accommodation in a double occupancy guest-room. Daily breakfast for two (2) One Chocolate welcome amenity One sparkling Kir Royale Cocktail per person, per stay. Valid February 13-March 31, 2019.

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VALENTINE’S DAY SPECIALS

Animal Kingdom of Santa Monica
In Observance of National Pet Dental Month get $5 off any Box of Merrick Fresh Kisses, $2 off any Bag of Merrick Fresh Kisses, and 1 FREE Merrick Dental Treat with any purchase over $25. Valid February 1-28, 2019.

Arthur Murray Dance Center Santa Monica
Arthur Murray Dance Center is offering two personal dance sessions: one group class and one dance practice party. Valid February 1-28, 2019.

Aqua Surf
Come learn how to surf with your significant other and the Aqua Surf Team! We are offering a buy-one-get-one free for surf lessons booked the week of Valentines Day. Location: Santa Monica Beach near Lifeguard Tower 28.

Breath of Life Studios
Serenade your sweetie with a song for Valentine’s Day! Breath of Life Studios is offering a one-hour voice lesson special for $80! Work with holistic voice coach Bonnie LaVallo to really sweep your honey off their feet this year and show them how much you love them with a song. 🌹🎶 Valid January 29 – February 28, 2019.

Brick + Mortar
Celebrate the week of Valentine’s Day AND Brick + Mortar’s 7th anniversary! The restaurant will be offering the following specials:

  • Feb. 10: Any Pizza (7)/PBR Draft (2)
  • Feb. 11: Well Drinks (1) / Craft Cocktails (7)
  • Feb. 12: Corona & Pacifico (2) / Street Tacos (2) / Margs (4)
  • Feb. 13: Red / White Happy Hour WInes BTG (7)
  • Feb. 14: Complimentary Bubbles & Dessert with Dinner / 1/2 Priced Still Rose (BTL)
  • Feb. 15: Chicken & Waffles (7) / Pineapple Margs (7) / Spicy Tequila (7)
  • Feb. 16: Cocktails / Drinks / Libations (3)

Carlo’s Bakery
Carlo’s Bakery is offering a delicious range of products for you to treat your someone special to this Valentine’s Day: Valentine’s Day Unicorn Cake Stuffed Animal Cake, Red Rose Cake, Conversation Heart Cookies, Rose Cupcakes, and Chocolate Covered Strawberries. Valid January 30-February 28, 2019.

Chocolate Sun
To celebrate the upcoming Valentine’s Day 3-day weekend, Chocolate Sun has got you covered with two offers at its Santa Monica, Flagship Studio:

  • Buy 2 Tanning Treatments for $100.00
    (Save $14.00 in honor of February 14th)
    OR
  • Buy 4 Tanning Treatments, Get 1 Free
    (Save $57.00)

Classic Pilates Body
Get an individual or duet session, give someone you love the gift of an individual session, or come in for a session together. We’re offering 25% off (Valid January 31-February 28, 2019):

  • 1 Individual-$75 (normally $100)
  • 1 Duet (each person pays)-$52.50 (normally $70 each)

Dagwoods
We will be offering heart-shaped pizzas throughout the entire month of February! This goes for every pizza on our menu, including the #RomanticAF Heart-Shaped Glitter Pizza! From 2/5 to 2/18 we will be offering our Sweetheart Special: One Medium One-Topping Heart-Shaped Pizza, One Dessert Cake, and a Bottle of Wine of your choice for only $38! Use coupon code BEMINE online! Valid February 5-18, 2019.

Esters Wine Shop & Bar
Esters has beautiful gift boxes in small ($85) and medium ($110) sizes, each with a bottle of Champagne and a variety of artisanal sweets like chocolate bars, caramels, jam and Esters’ famous lavender almonds. Custom options available too, and fresh or dried bouquets from local florist Krystal Chang can be added to any box. Purchase via the online shop, phone or in person.

Eve European Salon
Eve European Salon is having a happy hour special February 1-14, 2019, during Monday through Thursday at 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. The happy hour includes FREE Add-ons to purchased services such as Hair, Nails, Lashes, and Waxing. Book your appointment online, or give the salon a call at (310) 393-5466.

Huckleberry Bakery & Café
Huckleberry Bakery & Café is baking up some heart-shaped desserts like beautiful farmers’ market berry tarts and sugar butter cookies with strawberry frosting & Valentine’s icing messages. Any special message can be written on the cookies when catering orders are placed.

Huckleberry Bakery & Café
Huckleberry Bakery & Café is baking up some heart-shaped desserts like beautiful farmers’ market berry tarts and sugar butter cookies with strawberry frosting & Valentine’s icing messages. Any special message can be written on the cookies when catering orders are placed.

  • Also, Huckleberry Bakery & Café’s 10th Anniversary is coming up on Monday, February 18, and the team is cooking up some fun specials to celebrate!
    • From February 11-18 – Director of Bakery Operations Laurel Almerinda (who has been at Huck since the beginning) is baking Shortbread Cookies in the shapes of “1’s” and Ginger Cookies in the shapes of “0’s” so guests can get in the birthday spirit.
    • On February 18 – As a thank you to all the incredible guests who have supported the Huck team over the past 10 years, Josh and Zoe are passing out free Mini Sprinkle Doughnuts in the morning and slices of Birthday Cake in the afternoon. Get a treat before they run out! Chef and Co-Owner Erin Eastland is bringing back some classic dishes from those early days, like a Brisket Sandwich, Roasted Peppers & Burrata Sandwich, a Roasted Half Chicken & Potato Plate and the “secret” off-menu favorite – The Egg Huck Muffin.

Inner Light Manual Therapy
Give the gift of healing massage therapy or unique structural bodywork for Valentines Day. Inner Light Manual Therapy is offering a 20% discount on all treatments including: deep tissue massage, sports massage, Swedish massage and Rolf structural bodywork. Valid February 13-15, 2019.

Le Méridien Delfina
Le Méridien Delfina is hosting Happy Hour with football at the bar every Sunday, Monday and Thursday! Happy hour is 4pm to 6pm everyday (including weekends), featuring small bites, seasonal beers on tap, wine and craft cocktails. Valid year-round.

Lemonade Santa Monica
Lemonade has launched special picnic boxes! Each box costs $13 and comes with a choice of sandwich, seasoned kettle chips and a freshly baked cookie. Order today by contacting catering@lemonadela.com or calling (310) 463-9998. Valid year-round.

Malibu Discovery
Take your valentine to a romantic journey into Malibu or Santa Barbara Wine Country. Book a tour for anytime between February 8-18 and receive a complimentary box of chocolates! Valid February 8-18, 2019.

Ocean Oasis Medical Day Spa
Ocean Oasis is offering 30% off Botox, Fillers and body sculpting to feel beautiful for Valentine’s Day. Valid January 31, 2019-February 15, 2019.

Pilatesmith Pilates Studio

  • Those who sweat together, stay together! Gift a $60 Duo Pilates Workout to your S.O. or Workout Buddy this Valentine’s Day! Valid February 1-28, 2019.
  • Also, celebrate this month of love by spending time with your favorite workout buddy! Book a Group Workout together and you’ll each get it for just $5! Book online, mention the offer when you arrive, and we’ll refund both of your accounts. *One person must be new to the studio.

Santa Monica Tickets
5% off all in-store purchases over $100. Valid January 28-February 24, 2019.

Santa Monica Visitor Center
Celebrate the month of Valentine’s Day with 30% off your purchase. Excludes TAP cards, Domestic and International Stamps. Valid February 1-28, 2019.

Spa Le Merigot
Enjoy a Relaxing & Romantic Couples Massage at Spa Le Merigot. The package includes, Two 50-Minute Swedish Massages, Sparkling Cider, Chocolate Covered Strawberries & Full Access to The Hotels Fitness & Spa Facilities. Cost is $360 (inclusive of gratuity and 3-hour parking). Valid February 1-28, 2019.

Sweet Rose Creamery
Sweet Rose Creamery now has these fun Waffle Bowls at all five shops that are perfect for sharing a sundae with your honey on Valentine’s Day…or treating yourself.

Trapeze School New York: Santa Monica Pier
Trapeze School New York: Santa Monica Pier is offering night classes for up to four people on Valentine’s Day night! Come with your special one or your favorite three people for a night you won’t forget. Valid February 14, 2019 only.

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