Valentine’s Day Date Ideas in Irvine

January 21, 2020
Couple at a Restaurant, Women Smiling

Love is in the air! Valentine’s Day is quickly approaching and if you’re looking for a way to celebrate, there’s plenty of activities in Irvine. Whether you’re in the mood for a romantic dinner, a day outdoors with family or an adventurous date night, you can find it here! 


Couple About to Clink Glasses Outside Near Firepit

Irvine Spectrum Center

From family night to date night, Irvine Spectrum Center offers an array of options to celebrate Valentine’s Day. With over 20 casual and full service dining options throughout the center, treat your tastebuds to Brazilian, Mexican, Italian, American, Chinese or Cuban cuisine and beyond. Curious to try something new? Recently opened, Curry Up Now offers enticing Indian street food in a casual, fun and Instagrammable setting. Follow food with fun by playing some games at Dave & Buster’s, taking a ride on the carousel and Giant Wheel, or watching a movie at the Regal theatre. For some adult humor, those that are 21 and over can enjoy a night of comedy at the Improv Comedy Club, with shows held most weeknights and weekends in February, including Valentine’s Day weekend! 


Couple at EATS Restaurant Bar in Hotel Irvine

Hotel Irvine 

Choose from a romantic Valentine’s Day dinner or an out-of-the-box date night at Hotel Irvine! On February 14th from 5pm-9pm, EATS Kitchen & Bar will offer a special Valentine’s Day dinner for two. You and your date can enjoy a bottle of wine or two cocktails/beers, a shared appetizer, two main courses and a shared dessert. Bon appetit! Skipping the traditional Valentine’s Day dinner? Shake, pour and sip hand-made cocktails with your sweetheart during Mixology Date Night at Red Bar and Lounge on Saturday, February 15th and February 29th. This special event will allow you and your Valentine to create delicious cocktails together while enjoying shareable plates. Cheers! 


Spread of Food at I Can Barbecue Restaurant in Irvine

I Can Barbecue 

Grill up a great time at I Can Barbecue, an all-you-can-eat Korean barbecue restaurant in the Oak Creek Shopping Center. The restaurant offers a variety of side dishes and a grill-your-own menu that includes a variety of meat, chicken and seafood fare. Adults can sip on hand-crafted soju cocktails and children can enjoy fresh mint lemonade while the food sizzles on the grill. Finish it all off with a green tea, strawberry, vanilla, cappuccino or mango macaron ice cream! 


Rooftop View at Hive and Honey at Marriott Irvine Spectrum

Hive and Honey 

For a 360-degree view of the city that’s sweet as can be, head to Hive and Honey at Marriott Irvine Spectrum with your honey. Share appetizers, including lamb sliders, hand-cut fries and tuna tartare, while enjoying a glass of wine or craft cocktail as the sun sets over Irvine. Adding to the ambiance, there will be a DJ on Friday, February 14th and live music on Saturday, February 15th. 


Exterior View of Quail Hill Shopping Center

Bacchus Bar & Bistro 

Toast to love, friendship, memories and great food at Bacchus Bar & Bistro at Quail Hill. This neighborhood wine bar features 50+ wines by the glass, 200+ wines by the bottle and local craft beers, so you can pair flavorful drinks with a specially curated menu. Dinner comes with an appetizer, main course and dessert. Enjoy one another’s company on a beautiful Irvine evening and grab a bottle of fine wine to take home! 


Family of Four Hiking in Irvine

Irvine Hikes 

In addition to highly acclaimed restaurants and entertainment, Irvine is also home to some of Orange County’s most beautiful hikes! Located adjacent to Eastwood Village and Cypress Village in the Villages of Irvine, the 3.5-mile Jeffrey Open Space Trail spans across expansive meadows and offers a glimpse at Irvine’s history. Other opportunities to explore the Great Outdoors include Bommer Canyon with views of ancient oak and sycamore groves, the 700-acre Irvine Lake and the 2-mile Quail Hill Loop Trail natural surface hike. 


With Valentine’s Day on a Friday this year, you have a full weekend to do something special with the entire family. Celebrate love in the city you love to live in… Irvine! Looking to make the move to one of the United States’ safest cities? Explore neighborhoods and available home offerings in the Villages of Irvine today.


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