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The NRFB Guide for a Perfect Valentine's Day

Posted: Feb 13 2017

It's the season of love, which means it's time to make those plans to celebrate the special people in your life. Whether it's with the one you love or with your gal pals, having a date night on this endearing holiday is always a good excuse to get dressed up and enjoy the company of the ones we care about most. Finding unique ways to say "I love you", however, can be a challenge. Fancy dinners and sunset walks are nice, but we have a few other tricks up our sleeve. We have done the research, and have compiled a list of fresh ideas for a memorable holiday. Now you just have to choose which option is best for you and yours!

For the SoCal Gals:

Weekend Getaway


Image via Gal Meets Glam


Image via Gal Meets Glam

Go big this year, and sneak away for a belated Valentine's Day escape. Take on the weekend and head to one of our favorite, semi-local vacation destinations: Palm Springs. Just a quick drive from most anywhere in SoCal, Palm Springs is vacation-worthy for all. Make it a romantic trip and bring your man along for a quiet and relaxing weekend alone. Find a tucked away Airbnb or a boutique hotel like the Korakia Pensione, and reap the benefits of sleeping in and enjoying breakfast in bed. For the single ladies, pack up your best evening attire and swimsuits and hit the road with your besties. Make weekend reservations at The Saguaro, or The Ace Hotel & Swim Club for a more eventful escape.
 
Valentine's Bay Cruise


Image via Lovely Indeed of Newport Bay

An evening on the water is always a romantic way to woo your special someone. If you're in Southern California, try Newport Bay for a dressy dinner aboard a beautiful yacht, and catch the million-dollar views as you cruise. What better way to wine and dine? Note: While you are there, be sure to go check out our Newport Beach store!

Hot Air Balloon Ride


Image via The City of Irvine-Orange County Great Park

There is nothing more dreamy than the idea of overlooking our beautiful home from 4000 feet up. Ok, it does sound a little terrifying, we will be honest, but the idea of cheers-ing to love with our man while looking out over 40 miles of beauty, sounds good to us. Lucky for you, the Irvine Great Park has a hot air balloon that runs everyday, and definitely makes for the ultimate romantic date.


Bundle Up for Ice Skating


Image via Lady Lux

Technically, it is still winter, so bundle up and grab a pair of ice skates for a cutesy date or an evening of giggles with the girls. Don't forget the hot coco, or grab some hot toddies afterwards with the ladies.

L.A. Concert


Image via A Horse with No Name on Flickr

Let your hair down and grab your girl squad for a show at a killer venue. L.A. is just a short drive away, and with the amount of options it provides, you are bound to find some dance-worthy music for a rockin' night. 

For the Ladies of Boston:

Stroll Along the Harbor


Image via USA Today


Image via About Travel

For the ultimate romantic evening, take your loved one for a stroll along the harbor, ending your walk under the arch at the Boston Harbor Hotel. By nightfall the arch is lit up, and creates a beautiful setting for a cozy eve. Take a look at the harbor dinner cruises, as well. A night aboard a yacht with the city skyline as your backdrop could not be more stunning.

Book a Chocolate Factory Tour 


Image via Taza Chocolate

What other way to celebrate Valentine's Day than by touring a chocolate factory? Visit the Taza Chocolate Factory in Boston this Valentine's Day for a free tour, and of course, chocolate sampling. Just book online and show up for a deliciously good time.