6 Great Ways to Celebrate Valentine’s Day in SLO

February 8, 2021

Love is in the air in San Luis Obispo. Offering beautiful scenery and activities that stoke your romantic fire, it’s the perfect location to spend Valentine’s Day and beyond with your special someone. If you’re looking for ways to make this February 14th memorable, you’ve come to the right place. Check out these great suggestions for ways to make love a priority in your life.

Six things you can do for Valentine’s Day in San Luis Obispo are listed below for your consideration. Each requires some planning in advance. The options range in price and time commitment, making it possible to plan the perfect afternoon or evening with your special someone.

1. Take a Self-Guided Tour of the Pacific Coast Highway in a Convertible

For minimal cost, you can take a tour of Highway 1 using your smartphone as your guide. You can take this self-guided tour at any time during the day. It’s further enhanced by a ride in a convertible. Rent one and feel the wind in your hair as you and your love witness the beauty of the California coast.

2. Enjoy a Glass of Wine at One of the Area’s Many Wineries

There are many vineyards to visit in and around San Luis Obispo. Contacting a few by phone to see if they’re accepting reservations is ideal. It allows you and your special somebody to tour the property and enjoy an outstanding glass of wine made in California. Learning the story of the Kelsey See Canyon Vineyards or the Edna Valley Vineyard is half the fun because many of these businesses have been in people’s families for decades.

3. Order Carry-Out or Delivery from One of the Finest Restaurants in the City

Enjoy a romantic dinner for two in the comfort of your room at a San Luis Obispo boutique hotel. You can order meals from a fine dining restaurant and pick them up or have them delivered. Some options worth sinking your teeth into include Ox + Anchor, Koberl at Blue, TASTE! Craft Eatery, and Luna Red. Check out their menus online to see if they have special Valentine’s Day promotions.

4. Go Whale Watching

Drive the Whale Trail and see what you can find along the way. If you’re never tired of watching the awe-inspiring mammals, you’ll discover it’s even more fun to do with a partner. Don’t forget to bring your camera with you, as you never know what you’ll see in the sea. It’s an experience everyone should have at least once in their lives.

5. Have a Picnic Lunch in One of the City’s Parks

Wide-open spaces allow plenty of room for social distancing. Pack a picnic lunch and head to El Chorro Regional Park or Laguna Lake Park. Sit outdoors and take in all the sounds of nature. It’s probably been a long time since you last shared a meal with someone on a picnic blanket.

6. Admire Art at a Museum or Gallery

There’s nothing more romantic than witnessing firsthand accounts of love hanging in an art museum or gallery, such as the San Luis Obispo Museum of Art or the San Luis Obispo Railroad Museum. The artwork in the area is abundant and full of stories that will inspire your own love story. Even if you can’t find a museum or gallery that’s open on Valentine’s Day, check out one of the many public murals in the area. You’ll have a deeper appreciation for the artists and their work.

Keep the Valentine’s Day romance alive as you revel in the comfort of your room at Sands Inn & Suites, a charming hotel near San Luis Obispo. From our beautifully appointed rooms to our tranquil fountain area and heated pool and spa, we can provide you with everything you need for the perfect romantic escape. To learn more about our amenities and reserve your room, call us today at (800) 441-4657.

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