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!
Please note the Valentine’s Day events and specials below are from 2020. Check back for offers and events for 2021.
Cupid’s Undie Run
February 8, 2020, noon – 4 pm
Every February, thousands of undie runners in 35+ cities all across the U.S. come together to support those affected by NF (neurofibromatosis), a genetic disorder that causes tumors to grow on nerves throughout the body and affects 1 in every 3,000 births. Cupid’s Undie Run kicks off with drinking and dancing, then we jog it out with a mile(ish) run in undies and costumes, and end it all with an epic dance party. Make a team with your friends, and help us #endNF. Join us on February 8th at The Buffalo Club for a great time with an amazing cause. Click here to register.
Valentine’s Day at Pacific Park
February 14, 2020
Pacific Park will have violist, Daniel Morris, serenade couples as they enjoy a ride on the romantic Pacific Wheel from 6-9pm. There will also be a special light show on the wheel with hearts, kissing emojis, and other cute messages. Pacific Park is also offering a special package for couples for Valentine’s weekend – follow their IG @pacpark for more information. Click here for more information.
Magic of Love – A Valentine’s Day Magic Show at the Santa Monica Pier
February 14, 2020, showtimes at 7 pm & 8 pm
Join us this Valentine’s Day at the Santa Monica Pier for an evening of amazing magic shows as we celebrate a day of love. The experience begins at the Santa Monica Pier Carousel where, upon arrival, you’ll be greeted by our close-up magicians. Then, head to the stage magic area for more magic. The stage show will feature two magicians and last about 40 minutes. Click here to purchase tickets.
Valentine’s Day Murder Mystery Dinner at Daily Grill
February 14, 2020, 7 – 10 pm
Celebrate Valentine’s Day with a unique and unforgettable evening that will put you smack dab in the middle of a homicide investigation and to boot you’ll enjoy the delicious cuisine of one of the finest restaurants in Los Angeles. Heralded by the LA Times as “The Masterminds of the genre” and “by far the most professional,” this event is for those with a passion for cold blooded murder, slippery red herrings, diabolical clues and ingenious detective work. Click here to purchase tickets.
Valentine’s Day Show at Illusion Magic Lounge
February 14, 2020, 7:15 – 9:15 pm
The pre-show begins with an up-close-and-personal magic experience. Audience members are welcomed in small groups into our intimate close up room, where the magician will perform feats of skill and dexterity mere inches in front of your face. Then, relax in the bar and lounge and enjoy our liquid refreshments before the evening’s main event begins. At 8 pm, the main stage is illuminated and our featured performers – Joel Ward & David Kovac – dazzle you with their world class magic. Click here to purchase tickets.
Valentine’s Day Karaoke Bash at Tiato
February 14, 2020, 4 – 9 pm
Join us at Tiato for a Special V-Day Bash. Happy Hour will extend to 9:00 pm. You won’t want to miss out on our specialty cocktails, karaoke, s’mores, and more!
Valentine’s Day DIY Workshop at Board & Brush
February 14, 2020, 6:30 – 8 pm
Bring your date, friend or dog and join us for a super fun evening of creating wood signs and drinking wine / champagne.
Beachside with Babes at Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel
February 15, 2020, 5 – 10 pm
Grab your gals for a night out by the beach on 2/15 at Loews for a special Galentine’s weekend experience. Starting at 5 pm, enjoy music and our “Beachside with Babes” menu featuring specials on craft cocktails and shareable plates including flatbread and a DIY s’mores kits while watching the sunset on the Fire Pit Terrace. Once the sun goes down, enjoy a complimentary movie screening of Sex and The City at 6:30 pm in our Fireside Lounge, which will be serving complimentary popcorn and special menu. Magical Blooms will be hosting two complimentary flower arranging classes on the pool deck where you can create love crowns or small arrangements to take home. Who needs roses when you can have Rosé? Available at the Fire Pit Terrace and in Fireside Lounge, get your group a “Rosé the Day Away” experience, which includes Rosé bottle service and a gourmet cheese board to share. Fire Pit Terrace and Fireside Lounge seating is first come first serve.
The Dollface Dames Cupid’s Last Call
February 15, 2020, 9:45 – 11:45 pm
Enjoy stadium seating at the newly renovated Magicopolis theatre in downtown Santa Monica as The Dollface Dames steal your hearts with a night of seduction, tap dancing, belly dance, and burlesque. Arrive early to take pictures on the red carpet and shop our vendors. Delight on devilishly tasty beverages at the Illusion Magic Bar with over 40 wines and beers from around the world. Click here to purchase tickets.
VALENTINE’S DAY DINING
1 Pico is offering a Valentine’s Day prix fixe menu for $115 per person, exclusive of beverages, tax and gratuity. Children twelve years or younger may dine from the kids a la carte menu. Click here to view the menu. Valid 2/14.
Since Birdie G’s has become known for its casual vibe and huge menu (steak frites, Texas toast, rose petal pie), they’re keeping it easy breezy for their first Valentine’s Day, making it ideal for dates or a gaggle of friends. There’s no set menu, but there are tons of fun specials for the night. The bar team is also shaking up some Valentine’s Day-inspired cocktails like the Sweet Release with fresh passionfruit, honey, añejo tequila, mezcal, Ancho Reyes, passionfruit, honey and a housemade smoked salt & sugar rim. Reservations are available through Resy, while the bar & lounge is open for walk-ins. Valid 2/14.
Santa Monica Proper Hotel’s rooftop lounge will offer a 3-course special Mediterranean-inspired St.Valentine’s Day feast for two for $220; a la carte pricing will be available as well. While enjoying sweeping views of the city and ocean, diners can enjoy Calabra favorites, including Mediterranean dips and grilled laffa, as well as a shellfish platter featuring oysters, prawn cocktail, and Alaskan crab legs; blackened 18-20 oz. bone-in tomahawk chop with sweet potato gnocchi, sunchokes, and kalettes; and to finish, delicious desserts including dark chocolate cake and Greek yogurt panna cotta. Click here to make a reservation.
Critically-acclaimed Cassia is cooking up a $95/person Valentine’s Day prix-fixe menu, featuring their greatest hits like beef cheek rendang and whole grilled sea bass, alongside lots of new specials. It’s also family-style, so great for couples and groups, with highlights including Vietnamese-Cajun boudin balls made with fried pork, rice, pepper jack cheese, remoulade and pickled cabbage; grilled honey lemongrass pork ribs with sesame-apple slaw; and “spinach artichoke dip” with Lakeside Farms kale, cardoons, curry spices and sheep cheese served with their signature clay oven bread. There’s a half-bottle wine pairing that’s perfect for two and some fun cocktail specials for all the singles out there. Reservations available via Resy, while the patio is open for walk-ins with a limited à la carte menu. Valid 2/14.
Catch at Casa Del Mar
For Valentine’s Day, Catch is offering a 3-course prix fixe menu for $115 per person, exclusive of beverages, tax and gratuity. A kid-friendly prix fixe menu will be available for children twelve years or younger for $45 per child. Click here to view the full menu. Valid 2/14.
Celebrate love at Chez Jay – a historic landmark and the site of many historic first dates and proposals! Enjoy a special prix-fixe Valentine’s Day Dinner featuring entrees like Roasted Prime Rib, Herb Atlantic Salmon, and Lobster Tail + New York Steak Combination, accompanied by a starter and dessert for $65 per person. Call 310-395-1741 to make a reservation.
Legendary LA chef Josiah Citrin’s newest concept, Citrin, an upscale California progressive restaurant concept housed in the same space as Mélisse, will be offering a special menu on the evening of Valentine’s Day, as well as special menus available throughout the rest of Valentine’s Day weekend (Saturday, February 15 & Sunday, February 16). The atmospheric, artful new restaurant is the ideal spot for a romantic, upscale Valentine’s Day date and will be featuring a set, 7-course tasting menu for $195/person with optional wine pairings available to add on. The first course is one of Chef Josiah’s signature stunners: Egg Caviar with soft poached egg, lemon crème fraiche, and Kaluga caviar; followed by sweet pea soup (for your sweet pea!); Japanese yellowtail hamachi; choice of lobster risotto or stonington Maine diver scallop; Loup de Mer “En-Ecailles”; choice of filet of beef or California lamb loin; finishing on a sweet note with a chocolate, strawberry, and spearmint dessert. The set Saturday and Sunday menus are a slightly abridged version of the Valentine’s Day menu, offering six courses for $145/person with optional wine pairings. Reservations are available on Resy or by calling 310-395-0881. Valid 2/14 – 2/16.
Esters Wine Shop & Bar
Celebrating “Galentine’s Day” instead? Gather your friends at Esters on 2/15 for a whole day celebrating friendship. Start with brunch from 11 am – 3 pm and enjoy croque madames and brunchy avocado toast, with a Galentine’s sparkling cocktail featuring sparkling rosé, basil, Giffard’s Lichi-Li and a pinot noir float, flowing all day long. Just because you’re single, doesn’t mean you don’t get flowers this weekend. Local florist Krystal Chang is leading “The Language of Flowers – A Val/Gal-entine’s Workshop” from 1 – 3 pm. Krystal teaches the significant meanings behind various, seasonal flowers and how to build a loose, garden-inspired vase arrangement. Flowers, vases, tools and a glass of sparkling rosé provided. Tickets are $125/person, but get 10% off through February 1. Limited spots available and tickets can be purchased via Krystal’s website.
Spend Valentine’s Day with Fia’s California Coast-meets-Amalfi Coast cuisine and menu specially curated for this significant occasion. One of the most romantic restaurants on the west coast from acclaimed Chef Brendan Collins, Fia will offer a 7-course tasting menu for $140 throughout Valentine’s Day weekend, including signature Fia dishes like Hamachi and Branzino, as well as Valentine’s Day specials like the Blini and Caviar, Fettuccine with Oysters and Champagne sauce, Panzarotti, New York Steak and more. Reservations can be made through OpenTable. Valid 2/14 – 2/15.
Hotel Shangri-La is offering lovers the option to ignite the sparks all weekend long, with a romantic dinner being offered on both Friday and Saturday evenings. Guests will be treated to a four-course menu, live entertainment, and a red rose. Dinner kicks off with a Crab Cake appetizer served with Sweet Slaw and a Chipotle Aioli. Next up, an Heirloom Beet and Endive Salad with Goat Cheese and Candied Walnuts will whet the appetite for a main course of Poached Sea Bass, Petit Filet, Potato Au Gratin and Seasonal Vegetables. Finally, couples will melt over the Chocolate Lava Cake and Vanilla Bean Ice Cream. 6 – 10pm; $95/person (tax and gratuity included). Valid 2/14 – 2/15. Click here to purchase tickets.
Enjoy the “Lovers Duo” prefix menu for $100 per couple. Menu items include Sweet Oysters, Kiwi Caprese, your choice of Wagyu NY Strip Steak or grilled Scottish Blue Lobster Tail (add $50 for both lobster and steak). And enjoy a happy ending with Rum Panna Cotta. Reservations strongly recommended. Valid 2/14 – 2/15.
Enjoy Valentine’s Day with a taco-making and tequila-tasting party at Lanea. Learn to make your own homemade tacos and sample a flight of three of our amazing tequilas and mezcals hand selected by our bar staff. A live DJ will be spinning Top 40s all night long. Valid 2/14 – 2/15. To purchase tickets and table reservations, click here or email email@example.com.
To celebrate Valentine’s Day, enjoy a complimentary special appetizer with the purchase of two glasses of J Brut Rose. Valid 2/10 – 2/16 for lunch (all days) and Happy Hour (Monday – Friday). Hours: lunch (dining room, bar & outdoor patio) – Monday to Sunday, 11:30 am – 4 pm; Happy Hour (bar & outdoor patio only) – Monday to Friday, 3 – 6 pm.
Chef Raphael Lunetta has crafted a Valentine’s Day menu using the bounties of the local farmers’ market and drawing from his days working in Paris, the original City of Love. The thoughtfully-curated menu offers many choices including artichoke carpaccio, grilled loup de mer, and duo of lamb. Each course offers four choices and concludes with a sharing dessert feast including chocolate hazelnut mousse bombe, sugar cookies, chocolate-covered strawberries, passion fruit jelly, chocolate truffle, red velvet cupcake and raspberry macaron. The Lunetta dining room offers an intimate setting and four courses for $115. Reservations are highly recommended.
Massilia is offering a special $115 per person 4-course Valentine’s Day dinner menu, including off menu specials like bucatini cacio e pepe (option to add fresh truffle), duck confit and yellowtail crudo. For dessert, choose between fresh berries with whipped goat cheese, raw honeycomb, mint and basil or Massilia’s famous flourless chocolate cake. Click here to make a reservation.
Ocean and Vine at Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel
Enjoy a romantic night out by the beach and head to Loews Santa Monica for an intimate 3-course, prefix dinner menu created by Executive Chef, Zachary Dallessandro featuring oysters, deconstructed clam chowder, beef short rib, butternut squash ravioli and a chocolate seduction dessert accompanied by ocean views. Enjoy complimentary sparkling wine and live music with dinner from 5 – 10 pm. Reservations can be made on Open Table.
The Penthouse at The Huntley Hotel
Enjoy a romantic 3-course Valentine Menu and ocean views at The Penthouse. Start with a Mer Bleu Oyster and Compressed Watermelon to wet you palette. The first course includes your choice of Endive Salad, Wagyu Steak Tartar, or Beet and Goat Cheese Raviolini. Then move onto your choice of Prime Ribeye Cap, Mediterranean Branzino, Main Lobster Linguini or Romanesco Cauliflower. Finish off the meal with a sweet treat; choose from Dark Chocolate Truffle Cake or Rustic Apple Tart. View full menu. Reservations can be made on Open Table.
Michelin-starred Rustic Canyon is offering a family-style, 4-course dinner, where love birds or friends order as a table from 8 different dishes for $85/person. As always, everything is hyper-seasonal, featuring farmers they love and a lot of naturally red dishes, alongside a new variation on their famous “Peas & White Chocolate.” Curated wine pairings and specialty cocktails round out the experience, and there’s a “stag menu” at the bar for anyone without a date! Reservations are available via Resy. Valid 2/14.
Sonoma Wine Garden
Sonoma is offering an indulgent prix fixe couple’s menu with complimentary bubbly, as well as the option to dine with the classic dinner menu for a non-coupled option. We welcome everyone! Valid 2/14.
Stella Barra Pizzeria & Wine Bar
What says Valentine’s Day more than a romantic evening with pasta and wine? From 2/13 – 2/15, get date night going strong at Stella Barra Pizzeria & Wine Bar. Our limited-time specials are sweet, spicy, savory, and perfect for two, from Spicy Crab Spaghetti with garlic butter to our herbed cheese-stuffed Sweet Peppers. And of course, authentic Italian plates are made even better with some vino: Enjoy two glasses of Pol Clement Sparkling Rosé for just $20. Advance reservations are highly recommended. Click here to make a reservation.
Enjoy Upper West’s modern American cuisine on Valentine’s Day with our regular menu or share a prix fixe menu with your sweetie for $110 (plus tax and tip). Valid 2/14. Click here to make a reservation.
Keeping Things Casual?
(No Reservations Needed)
California Pizza Kitchen
Sweet deal for two: choose one appetizer, two entrees, one dessert for $35. Ask your server about heart shaped pizzas! Valid 2/12 – 2/16.
Esters Wine Shop & Bar
For Valentine’s Day, Esters Wine Shop & Bar is the place to be for wine lovers on dates and groups of single friends. The team is pouring a special $35 flight featuring a champagne rosé, a dark rosé and a red wine, all of which are paired with small bites like an oyster with hibiscus mignonette; beet salad with romesco, garbanzo, walnuts & crispy pickled onion; and duck breast with a red wine reduction sauce. For $15, enjoy a dessert wine paired with Esters chocolate truffles for a sweet end to the night. Valid 2/14.
Fire Pit Terrace at Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel
On Valentine’s Day from 5 – 9 pm, cozy up with your loved one at the Fire Pit Terrace to watch a Southern California sunset while enjoying specials on shareable plates, craft cocktails and sweet treats like DIY s’mores kits and chocolate covered Strawberries.
The Gallery Food Hall | SocialEats
Celebrate Valentine’s, Palentine’s or Galentine’s Day with your crew at The Gallery | SocialEats! Spread the love with BUY ONE, GET ONE 50% OFF at all locations on Friday, February 14. Offer valid on all food items. Second item must be of equal or lesser value.
Lunetta will be celebrating Galentine’s Day on Thursday, February 13 from 7 – 11 pm, featuring a special cocktail menu with choices including raspberry martinis, kumquat martinis and blood orange mimosas. DJ Ranger T will be spinning house music, and there will also be a burlesque performance and food specials all night. Thursday and Friday Lunetta will be featuring a pop up Flower Shop on their patio with a flower wall display perfect for your romantic instagram moment and a selection of flowers for sale ranging in prices from $40 to $140 from Boom and Blume Florist pop-up shop.
Lunetta All Day
On Thursday and Friday, Lunetta All Day will be offering the weekend brunch menu with drink specials, including the regular dinner menu available on Valentine’s Day with specials from the Valentine’s Menu.
Milo & Olive
While you can still get your pizza fix at Milo & Olive on Valentine’s Day, their team is cooking up some awesome specials like black truffle risotto with crispy king trumpet mushrooms, pecorino and micro chervil; crispy braised pork belly with celery root & sunchoke purée, apple cider vinegar jus and crispy brussels sprouts; blood orange galette with einkorn sucrée, vanilla bean pastry cream & citrus curd, plus more. Optional wine pairings available too! Valid 2/14.
If you’re cozying up on the couch with a date over Netflix or hanging at home with your buddies, then Milo SRO is your best bet for pick-up, delivery or take-out. Split a calzone or half a Sicilian-Style pizza with your honey or get a Party Pack featuring huge New York-Style pizzas, mini sesame garlic knots and caesar salad for a large gathering. Don’t forget the giant chocolate chip cookies! Valid 2/14.
Wally’s Santa Monica
Join us this Valentine’s Day, Friday, February 14th for an unforgettable evening of four-course dining from a jaw-dropping Prix Fixe Menu specially designed by Executive Chef Ryan Kluver, paired with world-class wine and champagne! This is not a ticketed event, walk-ins welcome.
VALENTINE’S DAY HOTEL SPECIALS
Huntley Santa Monica Beach
Stay two nights in a Romantic Ocean View Guestroom and receive a $50 gift card to use at our Penthouse Restaurant and enjoy a welcome Bottle of Vueve Clicquot for your special celebration. Use booking code LOVE. Click here to make a reservation.
Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel
Loews is offering a “Romance Package” which includes luxury accommodations, chocolate covered strawberries and champagne. In partnership with local floral shop, Magical Blooms, guests are also able to order floral arrangements on-site to be sent to their room or rose petals for a romantic touch. Through the hotel’s partner rental shop on the beach, grab a pair of bicycles and take a bike ride along the boardwalk or ditch the shoes and take a romantic walk on the beach.
Celebrate Valentine’s Day all February long with Oceana’s Seaside Sunset Romance package. The evening of your arrival savor the sunset with a chef’s artisanal cheese board and wine pairing in the comfort of your ocean view suite or opt for a front row seat on Palisades Park Bluff, directly across from the hotel. Following Mother Nature’s show, we will treat you to VIP Reservations in the ocean front dining room with a special champagne toast and a complimentary romantic dessert for two. In the morning, indulge with daily breakfast for two – in the privacy of your suite, if you’d like! Valid 2/1 – 2/29.
VALENTINE’S DAY SPECIALS
Blue Republic CrossFit
Couples get 50% off their first month. Valid 1/22 – 2/29.
$10 off one full body organic sunless tanning treatment. Valid 2/1 – 2/14.
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. Everything is available now and can be purchased via the online shop, phone or in person.
Eve European Salon
Beauty Happy Hour! Enjoy a FREE add-on to any of the purchased services in Hair, Nails, Lashes and Waxing. Monday- Thursday from 11 am – 4 pm. Mention our Valentine specials for our list of qualifying free add-ons from you to choose from. Valid 2/1 – 2/14.
Huckleberry Bakery & Café
Huckleberry is offering a variety of Valentine’s Day sweets that can be ordered in advance, with some available in the pastry case that day. Highlights include chocolate-dipped strawberries in boxes of 6 for $12, individual heart-shaped shortbread cookies with strawberry glaze & Valentine’s icing messages for $3 each, a heart-shaped chocolate caramel Tart with ganache, whipped cream and cocoa nibs that comes in individual sizes for $7.50 or large (feeds 10-12 people) for $45. Catering orders must be placed by 2/11 at 5 pm by calling 310-451-2311 or ordering online, with the full menu available here. Valid 2/14.
Le Macaron French Pastries Santa Monica
Celecrate Valentine’s Day with Le Macaron’s special edition “Mon Chéri” – cherry macarons filled with chocolate and sprinkled with cute little hearts. Valid until 2/14.
A Free Box of Chocolates with every wine tour booking in the month of February. Valid 2/1 – 2/29.
ONE The Spa at Shutters on the Beach
“One Valentine” special – $375, two 60 min. massages, usage of the pool, complimentary valet parking OR 60 min European facial or a massage, tranquility manicure and tranquility pedicure, and complimentary valet parking. Valid Monday through Friday 2/1 – 2/29 (not applicable on President’s Day, 2/17).
Get 1 Duo Workout and 2 Infrared Sauna Treatments for just $80. Valid 2/1 – 2/29.
Santa Monica Main Street Visitor Center
Mention “I Love Santa Monica” and receive 15% off your entire purchase at our Main Street location: 2427 Main Street. Valid 2/14.
Sea Wellness Spa in Hotel Casa Del Mar
“Love Duet” – $400; 60 min. massage, complimentary valet parking. “Valentine @ Sea” – $375; 60 min massage, 60 min European facial, and complimentary valet parking. Valid Monday through Friday, 2/1 – 2/29 (not applicable on President’s Day, 2/17).
Spa Le Merigot
Treat your Valentine with a Couples Package with includes Two Rosewood Aromatherapy Swedish Massages for $304, a relaxing massage for $142, or a Sweet Cherry Signature Facial for $166. Packages include: full access to hotel spa & fitness facilities including, Eucalyptus Steam Room, Dry Cedar Sauna & Hotel’s Pool, 3-hour parking. Valid 2/1 – 2/29.
Sweet Rose Creamery
Sweet Rose is whipping up heart-shaped Valentine’s Day Ice Cream Sandwiches featuring their fresh strawberry ice cream and housemade chocolate wafer cookies. Pop into any of their three shops with your date or pals for a sweet interlude. Valid 2/14.
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