Follow the Love to Carlsbad: Celebrating Valentine's Day in 2023
Valentine’s Day is a time of love, joy and sweetness. If you plan to spend it with a significant other, your friends or just want to treat yourself, Carlsbad has got you covered this year with lots of activities to celebrate this special day.
From romantic dinners to delicious treats and sweet gifts, Carlsbad is the place to spread the love this Valentine’s Day. Make your reservation today!
Let’s start with dining options! The Park Hyatt Aviara Resort, Golf Club & Spa is serving up a delicious Valentine’s Day dinner with their Ember & Rye menu, featuring a selection of mouth-watering dishes. The restaurant will offer a special Valentine’s Day menu with delicious treats like oysters & pearls, beef tartare and seared scallops. There will be a choice of entrees including prime rib & grilled lobster and miso glazed cedar plank salmon. The cost is $160++ per person and includes a family-style snack, an appetizer, an entree and a family style dessert.
Another option for a romantic dinner is 20|Twenty at the Westin Carlsbad Resort & Spa where you and your loved one can enjoy a special three-course meal. The menu features dishes like yellowtail crudo and surf and turf filet. The meal ends with a honey lavender panna cotta for two, with a wine pairing option available. The cost is $220 per couple or $260 with wine pairing.
If you’re looking for a more casual option, Vigilucci’s Seafood and Steakhouse and Vigilucci’s Cucina Italiana both offer Valentine’s Day lunch and dinner options, making it the perfect spot for a romantic date or a gathering with friends.
The Crossings at Carlsbad will be hosting a three-course dinner for the chance to indulge in a delicious meal while enjoying a romantic ambiance. There will be live music and appetizing dishes like Steak Oscar and a succulent Dover Sole with stuffed Langoustine. The cost is $79 per person and includes a three course dinner.
Cape Rey Carlsbad Beach, a Hilton Resort & Spa, will be serving up a Valentine’s Day three-course dinner menu at their oceanfront restaurant Chandler’s, available from Friday, February 10 to Monday, February 13. Additionally, a four-course dinner menu will be available the night of February 14. Make a reservation at Chandler’s over the “Week of Romance” happening Friday, February 10 to Tuesday, February 14 or schedule an appointment for any Couples Spa Treatment at Cape Rey’s Ocean Crest Spa. End your romantic day with an overnight stay. Special rates starting at $227 (plus resort & parking fees). Be sure to visit their website for more details about this package.
Carlsbad also offers many ways to spoil your loved one! The Spa at La Costa will make sure you’re taken care of. They are offering a range of Valentine’s Day packages for couples or individuals. From the Roses & Rosé package to the La Costa Couples Experience, all packages include a relaxing spa service and additional perks like champagne, private patios, hot tubs and sweet treats. The Spa is also launching new services in February, including the Rose Quartz Hydrating Facial.
If you’re looking for a getaway, the Carlsbad Inn Beach Resort is running a deal for an escape that won’t break the bank. Stay any night between Friday, February 10 and Thursday, February 16 and receive $40 off per night. To take advantage of the discount, you must book by February 10 and use the promo code ‘BeMyValentine’ at checkout.
When it comes to gifts, Chuao Chocolate and Gelato Love have got your back with their sweet treats. Chuao Chocolate has a wide selection of chocolate bars that are ideal for your sweetheart, while Gelato Love has a variety of flavors to choose from, making it a great option for those with a sweet tooth. Jeni’s Ice Cream is another option for a delicious treat, with flavors to choose sure to put a smile on your loved one’s face.
The Shoppes at Carlsbad is hosting a Valentine’s Day event on Friday, February 10 from 1pm to 6pm. Be sure to get there early because the first 100 guests will receive a gift. There will also be arts and crafts activities for all ages and a surprise guest for photo ops. To redeem the gift voucher, visit the shopping center on Friday, February 10 and return on Tuesday, February 14.
Plaza Paseo Real is hosting a Valentine’s Day giveaway where one lucky winner will receive a $100 gift card to Black Rail Kitchen + Bar and Cinépolis. To enter, visit the Plaza Paseo Real’s Instagram page @plazapaseoreal. The contest ends on Monday, February 13, 2023 and the winner will be selected on Valentine’s Day. The winner must be 18 years or older and will have 48 hours to reply. No purchase is necessary to enter or win.
For those interested in doing something more hands-on, Handled Pottery Studio in Carlsbad Village is delivering a Valentine’s Day workshop where you and your significant other or friends can learn about pottery and create a beautiful, one-of-a-kind piece of pottery together. The workshop includes a full hour and a half of instruction, use of tools, firing of two pieces and clear coating of the wares with glaze. The finished pieces will be food safe and can be picked up in two weeks. The workshop is open to ages 18+ and the fee is $140.00. Participants are required to pre-register and are welcome to bring their own beverages (21+ only, no glass allowed). All materials will be provided, but participants should plan to wear clothes and sneakers that can get dirty.
There are so many activities, dining options and gift ideas to try out around Carlsbad this year. Mark your calendars, gather your loved ones and get ready to spread the love this Valentine’s Day!