Looking for the perfect outing that will let your Valentine know just how much they mean to you? From screenings of classic films to delicious dinners, here are the top ways to celebrate Valentine’s Day in North County San Diego


Head to the Movies

Nothing says romance quite like watching The Notebook. Surprise your Valentine with a showing of the classic film on February 13th at the Cinepolis Luxury Cinema in Del Mar, where you can enjoy fancy treats (tapas and a cheese plate, anyone?) and signature cocktails as you watch the movie. 


Enjoy a Traditional Four-Course Meal

If a traditional candlelit dinner is more your speed, head to Poseidon Del Mar to sample a special four-course menu. Though the exact selection has yet to be announced, past prix fixe options have included entree choices like scallops, shrimp ravioli, and braised beef short ribs paired with baby kale salad or pistachio-crusted Brie and desserts like chocolate bundt cake or passionfruit panna cotta. 


Craft the Perfect Dining Experience

Creating a meal together is a recipe for romance, which is why Ranch 45 is hosting a couples’ cooking class on February 13th from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. You and your significant other can learn techniques for searing the perfect steak and crafting delicious mashed potatoes before enjoying the grand finale of chocolate pot de creme. Tickets are on sale for $140 per couple. Non-alcoholic drinks are included with the meal, while beer and wine will be available to purchase.


Book a Staycation

The Inn at Rancho Santa Fe is the perfect place for a romantic getaway. With 21 acres of beautiful grounds, unparalleled spa treatments, and more, this is a true paradise in and of itself. However, if you want to make your trip even more special, go a step further by booking the Bed & Breakfast package, which includes the luxury accommodations the inn is known for as well as a breakfast reservation for two at the delicious Morada restaurant. If you’re looking to use the most romantic day of the year to pop the question, the Ultimate Wedding Proposal package is sure to make the experience truly unforgettable, with complimentary chocolate-covered strawberries, a hot air balloon ride, $100 worth of dining credit at Morada, and more.


Look for Love in all the Right Places

Still haven’t found your forever person? There’s no need to despair. Ditch the swiping and head to the Tantra Speed Date event on February 8th at Soul of Yoga in Encinitas. Exercises like light partner yoga, improv, verbal dyads, and dance will give participants the chance to meet possible matches and see if any sparks fly. Tickets cost $45 in advance or $100 at the door. 


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