There isn’t a lovelier place on the coast than Santa Barbara to spend Valentine’s 2020 with the one you love most. The longer you stay, the better, because there’s always something to do here! When it comes to the holiday itself, here are a few romantic ideas you can surprise your significant other with on your Santa Barbara vacation:

A Night of Classical Music at the Granada

Get dressed up and come out to see a night of classical music. The show will be conducted by Christian Reif, whose conducting talents have been widely acknowledged by critics, and performed by the starring cellist, Thomas Mesa. The program begins with work from a Pulitzer Prize-nominated composer and will include works by the famed Tchaikovsky and Mozart as well. This is a truly classy date to take anyone on for Valentine’s Day, and it gives you an excuse to dress up nicely too and really go all out.

Laugh the Night Away at Improv

One of the best things you can do with someone you love is to laugh with them. Do something zany and fun with your Valentine’s Day this year by attending one of the most unique types of comedy shows out there: improv! The Santa Barbara Improv Workshop will be putting on a long-form show in Jefferson Hall on Saturday, February 15th at 7:30pm, and you’ll want to be there. At the end of the night, you’ll even get a chance to give improv a shot yourself by joining the troupe onstage for an “open jam session.”

Double Dolphin Valentine’s Cruise

One of the most romantic things you can do together is to take a boat ride out over the ocean. The sea has an inherently romantic appeal, and it’s not hard to see why once you’re out there in the salt spray and the rolling waves and looking back at the sparkling Santa Barbara skyline. This year close out your Valentine’s Day with a sunset voyage hosted by Double Dolphin Cruises. You’ll get appetizers, bottomless champagne, an expert tour of the local waters, a fun date night for you and your loved one, and an absolutely breathtaking view of the sunset. Tickets for this event are $75.

Choose a Romantic Rental for Your Santa Barbara Vacation

Whatever Valentine’s events you decide to participate in while you’re here in town, the most memorable place you go in Santa Barbara will be the vacation home you stay in. Get ahead of the Valentine’s rush by heading over to our catalog and picking yours today for an unforgettable Santa Barbara vacation.