Valentine’s Day is fast approaching and that means it’s time to plan something special for the one you love. How will you go above and beyond last year’s extravagant plan? Some of the most popular Valentine’s Day gifts are chocolates, flowers, balloons, and other small nick-nacks that you can easily pick up on your way home from work. This year is not that year. This is the year that you stand out from the rest, and show your loved one just how much they mean to you. We have compiled a list of swoon-worthy activities to celebrate the sappiest day of the year and sweep your mate off their feet in Palm Springs!
Do something out of the ordinary and introduce your loved one to your other true love; nature! At Joshua Tree National Park, you can get it all; nature, wildlife, history, and an unbelievable back drop for that perfect Instagram photo, #love. Enjoy the day exploring the ins and outs of the park with your significant other while spending some quality time getting to know each other all over again. Pack a picnic and turn your nature walk into a romantic outing. If you really want to test your love for one another, schedule a climbing adventure while you’re at the park. Experience a world high above the ground, and give your adventurous side a thrill. Joshua Tree National Park offers a rock climbing experience for beginners so you can take your love to new heights!
Regardless of where your celebration takes you, Valentine’s Day isn’t complete without a multi-course dinner. Look no further than your very own Hard Rock Hotel Palm Springs! Here, you will find a special Valentine’s Day menu at The Kitchen restaurant, and should be ready to embark on four courses of goodness for you and your loved one to enjoy! The dinner will begin with a Potato & Leek Soup to groom your palate for more, next is an Asparagus Salad with burrata cheese, pea tendrils, pickled red onions, croutons, and green goddess dressing; perfect for the god or goddess in your life. The main course is a duo of Beef Filet Mignon and Jumbo Shrimp served with sides that will fill you with delight bite after bite. Eventually the dinner will have to come to an end with a Red Velvet Trifle because nothing screams V-day like red velvet. After you’re finished with dinner head over to the Bar and Lounge for an intimate setting. You can breathe now, you did Valentine’s Day right!
Spend this Valentine’s Day in the Peaks. The Palm Springs Aerial Tramway offers the world’s largest rotating tram car for you and your loved one to view breathtaking mountains for miles. This Tramway takes you and your special someone into the backwoods of Mt. San Jacinto State Park. As your cart makes its way up the mountain, you are sure to get the perfect view because you will be rotating as you’re moving. This is the perfect getaway to spend some quality time with each other as you get lost among the trees. As you reach an elevation of 8,516 feet, you will be greeted by Peak’s Restaurant, which offers a 3-course Valentine’s Day menu. So do it up right this year and take your love to the top.
Take your sweetie to dinner and a show at Oscar’s. Located right in the middle of downtown Palm Springs, you can find a courtyard style venue, unforgettable happy hour cocktails, and live entertainment from all genres that will make you want to get up and dance. Your significant other will enjoy the sweet sounds of Ms. Robert Linn from Lawrence Welk’s show as the Champagne Lady performing “With a Song in My Heart.” Enjoy the music and memories of a classic while showing your loved one just how much you care.
Bring out your sensitive side this Valentine’s Day and enjoy an afternoon at the art museum. Located in the heart of downtown Palm Springs, you will find a variety of collections that express history and sophistication. This Valentine’s Day is all about doing something unique for your significant other and the art museum most definitely fits the bill. When touring the museum, you and your loved one can learn about Palm Springs and the rich culture behind every piece of work. If you make it through the whole exhibit, enjoy a Broadway performance or even a film screening! Show your loved one that they are just as beautiful as every piece or artwork in the museum. After you’ve seen everything there is to see, head out in downtown Palm Springs and enjoy a Valentine’s Day drink at a trendy local bar.
Now that you have a full list of ideas to impress your sweetheart on the 14th of February, your Valentine’s Day should be nothing short of spectacular! Enjoy the day with the one you love, and let Palm Springs be your guide.