Love may not come easy, but we can at least help! Whether you’re planning a romantic date or a fun outing with friends and family, here are some Valentine’s Day activity ideas. Make sure to also check out our list of dining and sweets & treats ideas!
Spend Valentine’s Day laughing! Iliza Shlesinger will be at Irvine Improv February 12 (7:30pm & 9:45pm), February 13 (7:00pm & 9:00pm) and February 14 (7:00pm). Iliza is the only female and youngest comedian to hold the title of NBC’s Last Comic Standing. Most recently her debut one hour comedy special, War Paint reached #1 on the iTunes charts and was named one of the “Top Ten Albums of 2013” on iTunes. It is currently available on Netflix.
Sur La Table in Newport Beach offers baking and cooking classes in various fashions: date night, girls night out, family fun, and more. Their February calendar is filled with classes including Date Night: Classic French Favorites; Family Fun: Sweet Valentine’s Treats; Savoring Spanish Cuisine; and Girls Night Out: Fondue Party.
Corona del Mar Plaza: 832 Avocado Ave., Newport Beach, CA 92660 (949) 640-2330 + Reserve Class
Sit back in your oversized leather seat and enjoy the movies in style and comfort. Plus, Island Cinema now offers seat-side service! Order from Island Cinema Cafe at your seat before the movie and items will be delivered to you at the time of your choosing.
Get a high-energy workout in at SOULCYCLE! The full-body indoor cycling workout focuses on the “energy of the pack” and creates a strong community bond between riders. Plus, the rhythm-based rides hosted in candlelit studios make riders feel like they are parting in a healthy nightclub. And the one-of-a-kind playlists set the tone for an exciting new experience every ride.
1177 Newport Center Drive, Newport Beach, CA 92660 (949) 759-7685 + Reserve Class
Gliding around Irvine Spectrum Center’s outdoor Ice Rink is the coolest activity in OC and makes the perfect activity for date night. So, lace up some skates and join the frozen fun with your sweetheart as the Ice Rink is only open through February 15th.
Located in Giant Wheel Court at Irvine Spectrum Center at 670 Spectrum Center Drive, Irvine, CA 92618. For full pricing and schedule details, visit www.skatespectrum.com.
Fun for couples and groups of friends alike, Dave & Buster’s is your go-to spot for games and friendly competition. Whether it’s classics like Pop-A-Shot, Pac-Man, and Skeeball, or the newest games in the Million Dollar Midway, there’s something for everyone. Let the games begin!
661 Spectrum Center Drive, Irvine, CA 92618 (949) 727-0555
Looking for something exhilarating to do? Check out Pedego Electric Bikes in Irvine where you can rent bikes by the hour. Pedego sits on the hub of over 54 miles of paved off-street bike trails. Riding a Pedego Electric Bike is fun and easy. You can pedal as much or as little as you like so there is no better way to explore!
Plus, check out Irvine Ranch Natural Landmarks to learn more about Irvine Open Space and trail maps. They also offer a variety of docent-led activities and programs including hiking, biking, kids’ activities and more.
Woodbridge Village Center: 4624 Barranca Pkwy., Irvine, CA 92604 (949) 274-7944 + Rental Information
Bold Girlz is a girls’ boutique and party place that fosters self esteem and empowerment. Girls get to dress up in the Bold Girlz fashions and learn runway basics for a fun fashion show at the end of the party for parents to watch and take photos. What a great way for young girls to spend Valentine’s Day!
764 Spectrum Center Drive, Irvine, CA 92618 (949) 932-0155
We’ve teamed up with one of O.C.’s hottest style influencers, the effortlessly gorgeous Kathleen Barnes of Carrie Bradshaw Lied, for the perfect fall accessory giveaway: a Rebecca Minkoff handbag. Two lucky winners will score their very own, enter to win!
To celebrate Irvine Spectrum Center’s 20th Anniversary, this showcase is a salute of 20 years of style from OC’s iconic fashion brands including Hurley and Vans, and from the center’s marquee stores: Macy’s, Tilly’s, Active Ride Shop and more.