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A 2022 Guide to Valentine’s Day in Carlsbad

January 25, 2022 by Mark Rudyk Restaurants 0 comments

During the pandemic, the uncertainty of what’s hiding in the air has been constant. The fear of sickness looming in the unseen has changed how we operate. While it’s important to stay healthy, there’s good news. It’s almost February, and that means one thing – love is in the air, and it’s time to embrace it. 

Flowers, chocolates, and dinner reservations are a must, and things like a vacation at a romantic getaway can really show your partner that you’re going above and beyond. If you haven’t started planning how you want to celebrate your loved ones this Valentine’s Day, Visit Carlsbad has you covered. 

Here is a list of Valentine’s Day offerings you can take advantage of this February:

Dinner Reservations and Desserts

20|Twenty

A coastal view is a natural choice for a romantic evening in Carlsbad. At 20|Twenty, you can count on amazing views with even better food. Nestled within the Sheraton Carlsbad Resort, 20|Twenty features eclectic northern Spanish entrees with locally inspired flare. They concentrate on their commitment to locally sourced seasonal ingredients and are constantly creating new globally inspired dishes. 

For Valentines Day, couples can reserve a spot at the restaurant for $85 per person. The menu includes starters like a Cara Cara orange & petite greens salad or shrimp bisque. Entrees feature a port braised short rib, pan-seared bass, or vegetarian delicata squash quinoa. Dessert is topped off with a strawberry balsamic pavlova and a smores takeaway for nearby firepits. 

Omni La Costa Resort & Spa

Another Carlsbad landmark that is serving up a few different options for Valentine’s Day eats is the Omni La Costa Resort & Spa. They are offering an intimate prix fixe dinner at Bar Traza on Valentine’s Day weekend. The meal has a special Carlsbad theme – handpicked Carlsbad strawberries. For $89 per person, couples can see the strawberries come to life in unique platings. The menu starts with a strawberry gazpacho shooter and then moves on to items like the filet and gulf shrimp with strawberry compound butter and brûlée’d ricotta with strawberry and balsamic glaze.  

Reservations are recommended through OpenTable and guests can reserve childcare onsite at Kidtopia Night Camp by calling 760-931-7543. 

Date Night at Bob’s Steak & Chop House: February 14, 2022, 4:30-9 pm

If strawberries aren’t your favorite taste profile, the resort is also offering reservations that come complete with a bottle of wine at the Omni’s Bob’s Steak & Chop House. This dinner will feature the finest steak options, showcasing a dry-aged pork tomahawk and Australian rack of lamb as well as the restaurant’s signature cote de boeuf (bone-in ribeye). Prices for a date night at Bob’s Steak & Chop House start at $95 per person.

 Fireside Insta-S’mores: February 1-28, 2022

Lastly, Omni guests who are dessert enthusiasts can skip the savory dinner reservation and get right to business. The resort is offering private fire pit reservations complete with s’more supplies, sodas, waters, and hot cocoa for up to 12 people on Bar Traza Terrace overlooking the La Costa valley and golf courses. S’mores boards will include house-made strawberry and vanilla marshmallows, heart-shaped sugar cookies, and red velvet cake cookies. 

Reservations for Insta-S’mores are required through ResortPass. Resort guests can book here, and non-guests can book here.

Romantic Activities

Carlsbad Village

If you want a night out on the town for Valentine’s Day, the Village is the place to be. This year, the Village is hosting three separate activities to celebrate the holiday. The first is the 5th Annual Heart of the Village Blood Drive. While not necessarily a common date activity, the blood drive is a great way to spread love in a big way.

The second is the 1st annual Valentine Pop-Up. It will feature a one-stop shopping event for everything you need to spoil your loved one this holiday. Chocolate, flowers, jewelry, and gift wrapping will all be on-site so that you can make sure you have all the gifts you need on the big day.

Lastly, the Village is hosting its second annual Follow Your Heart Treasure Hunt. 50 custom glass hearts have been hidden throughout the Village at different iconic places. Participants can sign up to search for the hearts and win prizes with a date to remember.  

The Beach Genie

Beach Genie is just what it sounds like – a place that will make your beach dreams come true. The professionals at Beach Genie work to fulfill your ultimate beach day wishes with everything you need for a pampered experience on the coast. For Valentine’s Day, they are partnering with Art of Grazing to offer a package including a custom charcuterie board and luxury beach day or bonfire with flowers from Untethered Flowers.

Pearl Spa at the Westin

The Westin’s Ocean Pearl Day Spa believes relaxation is a gift of love. For Valentine’s Day, they are offering a special that takes $30 off signature treatments during the whole month of February. Treatments can be booked from now until the end of February. 

Omni La Costa Resport & Spa

Valentine’s Day Specials at The Spa at La Costa: February 1-28, 2022

Craving more than just food and dessert for Valentine’s Day? Perhaps a romantic retreat or a day of self-care? The award-winning Spa at La Costa has you covered. The spa is re-launching side-by-side custom Couples Massage Treatments and will be debuting new services that will be available throughout the month of February. Treatments include a KNESKO rose quartz antioxidant facial, and a wild cherry and french tip dazzle dry mani/pedi service.

A bottle of champagne and berries can be added to any service at an additional cost. Call The Spa at La Costa at 866-669-6051 for information and reservations.

Golf Special at The Club at La Costa: February 14, 2022

For one day only, The Club at La Costa is offering the chance to book a twosome online using promo code LOVE for 25% off applicable rates.

Resort guests can book here, and non-guests can book here.

Family Activities: February 1-28, 2022

And lastly, there isn’t love without family. The Omni La Costa Resort & Spa is also featuring a family-friendly DIY Dessert Box activity. They are inviting both children and adults alike to hand-dip and decorate four different desserts for a unique token of affection. Boxes are $12 per person.

It’s never too late to show your loved ones how much you care. Check out any one of these fun Valentine’s Day activities to embrace the new year with the thing that matters most – love. 

 

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