Romance on the Riviera: Date Night Ideas
Want to make your partner swoon with something extra special this Valentine’s Day? Our Riviera destination makes for a truly romantic getaway. Choose one or all of our date night ideas and make them come to life this month in Santa Barbara.
Rent a Moped and Cruise Downtown Santa Barbara
Our Mediterranean climate and beautiful tree lined streets makes for an ideal location for a cruise on a moped. Drive the famous APS (Alameda Padre Serra) for beautiful views of downtown and the waterfront and be sure to stop by the Old Mission Santa Barbara for a photo opportunity. After some exploration by bike, make your way to the Santa Barbara Public Market for dinner and a scoop of ice cream from Rori’s Artisinal Creamery.
Photo Credit: Jessylynn Perkins Via Visit Santa Barbara
See a show at the Historic Arlington or Granada Theatre
Step back in time and enjoy a romantic movie or show at the Arlington or Granada Theatre. Located in the heart of downtown Santa Barbara, you’ll be able to enjoy a nice dinner beforehand at Opal or a craft cocktail after at the Good Lion.
Board a Sunset Cruise
What is more romantic then spending an evening on the sea eagerly awaiting a phenomenal sunset. Book a tour in advance with SB Sailing Center. Pro tip: Enjoy a pre-cruise drink at Brophy Bro’s before boarding your cruise. Brophy Brothers is loved by locals and visitor’s alike. You can’t beat their view of the harbor or their strong drinks.
Indulge with an evening of Craft Cocktails
Looking for something a bit more upscale than a traditional bar? The list above provides a curated list of the best cocktails and interiors for an elevated evening out.