The quickest way to your Valentine's heart? Become fluent in their love language. If theirs is quality time, surprise them with a spa day, staycation, or satisfying meal. Here are 10 L.A. hotels, restaurants, and attractions offering V-Day date night packages and special courses that'll remind you and your person why love gets its own day. And if you're looking to take Cupid's holiday to the next level, pair your weekend away or date night with a token of your love by scrolling through our L.A.-based Valentine's Day gift guides here and here.
The Ritz-Carlton, L.A.
The Ritz Carlton Spa in Los Angeles is celebrating love all month long with a Couples Chemistry package that features a 100-minute full-body massage, purifying body polish and balm, and a rose crystal-infused bath with a glass of champagne. The lavish spa will send you and your S.O. home with a limited-edition treasure chest by Modern Alchemy featuring all of the products you enjoyed during the treatment. Also on the menu for lovers or Galentines is a Modern Alchemy mani and pedi experience complete with a soothing milk cleanse, rose crystal soak, and anointing oils.
The Ritz Carlton, 900 West Olympic Blvd., L.A., 90015; (213) 743-8800
Viceroy, Santa Monica
For a luxe staycation on the other side of town, head to the Viceroy in Santa Monica. The hotel put together a Valentine's Day dinner package that includes an overnight stay, welcome amenity, and a five-course culinary journey at Sugar Palm. If you prefer to dine al fresco can book a poolside, open-air cabana that'll make it feel like you're in Monte-Carlo or Tulum for the night. Dinner options include Tomahawk Steak, Live Maine Lobster, Deconstructed Cheesecake, and more.
Viceroy, 1819 Ocean Ave., Santa Monica, 90401; (310) 260-7500
Little Italy, San Diego
Italy may not be a hop, skip, and a jump from L.A. but San Diego's Little Italy is. In just two hours, arrive at one of San Diego's hippest neighborhoods thrumming with trendy cocktail bars, pubs, and restaurants. Start with a visit to local shops like lifestyle retailer Love & Aesthetics or sister-owned Valmare Boutique, and then indulge in a romantic pizza at Filippi's Pizza Grotto or Michelin Guide-recognized bento boxes at Cloak & Petal.
Little Italy, San Diego, 92101
The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel
If they have a soft spot for sunsets and spa facials, it doesn't get much more romantic than sitting atop a bluff overlooking the Pacific Ocean while sipping on bubbly at The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna. The hotel has curated swoon-worthy V-Day packages including room, spa, and dining, for the couples (or friends) who want to enjoy the holiday the SoCal way.
The Ritz-Carlton, One Ritz Carlton Dr., Dana Point, 92629; (949) 240-2000
The Godfrey Hotel Hollywood
Celebrating Valentine's Day at The Godfrey Hotel Hollywood means enjoying a prix-fixe dinner menu of plant-based, vegan, fish, and meat dishes featuring California's seasonal produce at its classical Hollywood-inspired ALK Restaurant. As part of the hotel's 'Celebrate Love Any Day' package, an overnight stay includes a 50% discount at the restaurant followed by champagne and macaroons while lounging at IO Rooftop Bar & Lounge. They'll even throw in a 2 p.m. check-out so you can sleep in late.
The Godfrey Hotel Hollywood, 1400 Cahuenga Blvd., L.A., 90028; (323) 762-1000
Giving the last bite to your date may be impossible if you're dining at A.O.C., the beloved California-French eatery from renowned restauranteurs Suzanne Goin and Caroline Styne. With locations in WeHo and in Brentwood, its mouthwatering V-Day dinner for two will delight with diver scallops, slow-roasted Wagyu tenderloin, potato gnocchi, Maine lobster, and chocolate opera cake. Styne's unique curation of love-themed cocktails, sparkling drinks, and wines will be the cherry on top. Pre-order at Tock by February 11 for dine-in or take-out. Getting lovey-dovey at home? Place your order by February 10 to have your A.O.C. dinner delivered.
A.O.C., 8700 West 3rd St., West Hollywood, 90048; (310) 859-9859
Radisson Blu Anaheim
After a full day of rides and churros at the happiest place on earth, head to AAA Four Diamond hotel Radisson Blu. It's offering couples, gal pals, and BFFs an exclusive Sweetheart package of overnight accommodations, welcome amenities of a bottle of Chandon Brut and assorted chocolate truffles and macaroons, a $100 credit at BluSky Restaurant & Bar or FireLake Grillhouse and Cocktail Bar (dining reservations required), and a late check-out.
Radisson Blu, 1601 South Anaheim Blvd., Anaheim, 92805; (657) 276-0145
Just opened in the fall of last year, Culver City's The Shay hotel is offering three Valentine's Day packages – from a more casual round of drinks labeled 'First Date,' to an intimate VIP dinner at Etta and an in-suite bottle of champagne. Click here for more details.
The Shay, 8801 Washington Blvd., Culver City, 90232; (424) 361-6700
To tug at a foodie's heartstrings, head to all-day brunch spot Bardonna in Santa Monica. For V-Day, the restaurant created a six-inch sweetheart tea cake for two, so you can satisfy that post-breakfast burrito sweet tooth while you people watch from the patio.
Bardonna, 1601 Montana Av., Santa Monica, 90403; (310) 899-9500
At DTLA's modern cathedral-turned-venue/restaurant Redbird, chef Neal Fraser and team are serving a three-course prix fixe dinner with optional wine pairings in the Main Dining room, garden, and lounge. An additional tasting menu in the East room – which is typically reserved for private dining – will be available on V-Day. Bar seats are available on a first-come, first-served basis, where you'll be able to order a la carte items from the prix fixe menu.
Redbird, 114 East 2nd St., L.A., 90012; (213) 788-1191