- Valentine’s Passport: What a rough day. Taste some great wines, visit scenic wineries in the rustic beauty that is the River Road Wine Trail. Enjoy a picnic lunch while gazing out at the vineyards. Fall in love all over again - with wine.
- Outdoor Adventures: There is something about the combination of fresh air, scenic vistas and exercise that bond a couple together. Rent a tandem kayak or bike through Adventures by the Sea, take a private hiking tour to a Big Sur waterfall with Big Sur Hiking Guides, or take a sunset ride to the beach on horseback through the Monterey Bay Equestrian Center.
- Rest and Romance. You found the perfect hotel, inn or B&B but you really want to make this getaway special. My company Romantic Room Designs can decorate your hotel room with rose petals, candles, flowers and romantic gifts for an ultra-romantic experience.
- Waves of Romance. Take a cruise on the Monterey Bay with Monterey Bay Sailing or for a really unique experience, spend an overnight on one of their vessels as it’s docked on the bay.
- Ahhh the Spa: What better way to relax than with a couples massage at any of the Peninsula’s fine day spa’s including the oceanfront Vista Blue Spa with outdoor hot tubs and fireplace. There’s no reason to rush home (remember your 3-day weekend?)
- Dinner for two: There is no shortage of romantic, intimate restaurants with award-winning cuisine including Marinus, Aubergine, and Anton & Michel. Dinner is not just going out to eat -- it’s an event! Follow up dinner with a little live music and dancing at Cibo Ristorante or stretch your own vocal cords at the Mission Ranch Restaurant.
Valentine’s Day in Monterey: Advice for the Frantic Romantic
Posted on: Monday, February 7, 2011 8:39 AM by Brian Borgia