A dreamy destination for couples, Malibu abounds with indulgences for two and beautiful natural scenery that sets the stage for a romantic getaway.
As the most amorous day of the year approaches, special menus and events make a day in the ‘Bu even more appealing, and we have a few ideas for how you can spend it together – whether you are celebrating on Valentine’s Day or the following weekend.
To start your romantic outing, make reservations with Veronica Day Spa. You can choose from a stress-melting array of face and body treatments, including a couple’s massage, or indulge yourselves with the spa’s special Valentine’s Day package.
The package highlights the new HydraFacial, in which a vacuum-based tip filled with serums prescribed to your personal needs is used to revitalize skin. Afterward, enjoy a free OmniLux LED Light Treatment and an Aromatherapy Bergamot & Jasmine Candle.
In the late morning, the vineyards are calling. Just 20 minutes from Malibu Beach Inn, Malibu Wines can be found among the local vineyards where they source some of their grapes. The tasting room is a great place for a glass of Rosé, especially when you reserve a picnic table in the lush outdoor gathering area draped in string lights.
If you and your loved one are feeling adventurous, set out on a guided Wine Hike through the private estate and vineyards or sign up for a Wine Safari, in which you can explore the 1,000-acre Saddlerock Ranch in a custom, open-air vehicle. In addition to local wine tastings and stunning scenery, you can also meet the local residents—including zebras, camels, alpaca, bison, and even a giraffe.
Also in the lineup for Valentine’s Day week is the Wine & Chocolate Safari Romance that highlights wine and chocolate pairings (featuring Tifa Chocolate & Gelato), the tour itself, and a half bottle of wine. In any case, make sure to bring a picnic to enjoy on the grounds during or following your wine tasting experience.
Photo: Malibu Wines
As mid-afternoon approaches, head to the beach just steps from the doors of Malibu Beach Inn. Our beach loungers offer a tranquil place for relaxation.
Dinner brings you and your date to the oceanfront Carbon Beach Club. Reserve your table to watch the sunset over the Pacific, then see the ocean light up with reflections of Malibu Pier at night.
On the Valentine’s Day menu are three courses of delicious California-inspired fare. Begin your dinner with Kumamoto oysters or vichyssoise, then partake in offerings like striped bass filet, ribeye with cocoa spices, and ricotta fritters.
After dessert, wrap up your outing or extend the holiday with an oceanfront suite for the night at Malibu Beach Inn.