Celebrate a Romantic Valentine’s Day in Solvang

Where will you be on Valentine’s Day? If you’re still looking for a place to celebrate, Solvang can be a great choice. Dine-in restaurants in Solvang offer plenty of opportunities to indulge in delicious food made with locally sourced ingredients.

Not sure where to start? Let us eliminate the guesswork with these recommendations for a romantic weekend getaway. We carefully selected lodgings, entertainment, and the best restaurants in Solvang to help you create an unforgettable holiday.

Where to stay

For an experience that is nothing short of luxurious and elegant, book a stay at the Mirabelle Inn in Santa Ynez Valley. This European-style boutique hotel is located 35 miles north of California’s legendary city of Santa Barbara. Situated along US Highway 101 and within walking distance of downtown Solvang, this upscale getaway is just two hours by car from Los Angeles and four hours from San Francisco.

The staff is devoted to ensuring that your visit is both comfortable and memorable, delivering special touches and attention to detail–including luxurious bedding, pillows, and linens that can be customized to your preferences. This hotel is also home to one of the best restaurants in Solvang called First & Oak, so you don’t have to look further to try delicious local cuisine.

Entertainment and music

Music is one of those things that can set the right mood for a romantic Valentine’s Day. Chumash Casino Resort offers entertainment options that stir excitement and romance. For a more laid-back experience, check out restaurants in Solvang that offer live entertainment.

Alternatively, you can spend an afternoon in one of the many family-owned wineries in the area. Coquelicot Estate is an CCOF-certified organic vineyard. Visit its tasting room, located at 2884 Grand Avenue, to sample a few wines and purchase a bottle to take home.

Other activities

Wining and dining are not the only ways to bond and spend a romantic Valentine’s with your sweetheart. Check with Community Clayworks in Buellton for their Valentine’s Day BYOB Sip-n-Spin to create one-of-a-kind pottery. You’ll be provided with a cheese platter and chocolate during the event.

Romantic dining

Many dine-in restaurants in Solvang have prepared a little something special for couples on Valentine’s Day. Every dining establishment has curated its own unique offers, so check their individual websites for announcements.

If you want an upscale experience, you can’t go wrong with First & Oak—one of the best restaurants in Solvang for a romantic Valentine’s date. Reserve your table by February 14 to indulge in seasonal, innovative tasting menus at this Michelin Plate-awarded restaurant. An in-house certified sommelier can also pick the best wines to suit your taste and match your food.

Our culinary concept offers the freedom to explore multiple courses without being confined by traditional appetizers and entrees. We recommend selecting from each section of our Valentine’s day menu for an extraordinary experience, as well as pairing it with one of our sommelier’s carefully curated wines for extra delight! Step through our doors into a world filled with artfully prepared plates, perfectly balanced flavors, and delicious surprises.

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AuthorJonathan Rosenson

Jonathan, the Chief Operating Officer at DDR Hospitality, is a seasoned level 2 sommelier with over 17 years of experience in the hospitality industry. He serves as the Managing Partner and Director of Hospitality for prestigious boutique hotels such as the Mirabelle Inn, Chateau du Sureau, and The Mansion on Sutter, which are celebrated for their luxurious dining experiences, including the Michelin Plate-awarded First and Oak. Additionally, in his role as Creative Director and Sommelier for Coquelicot Estate Vineyards, Jonathan is deeply involved in organic wine growing and wholesale practices, significantly contributing to renowned establishments like The Sky Room and The Wine Cask.

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