Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, and the South Bay has so many wonderful places to take your loved ones to celebrate!
Here are a few suggestions of special places for your special someone:
- Hakone Garden
The Hakone Japanese Estate and Gardens is one of the oldest Japanese gardens in the Western Hemisphere. Featuring 18 acres of stunning gardens that reflect the beauty and tranquility of Japanese culture, this stunning fixture of Saratoga features a koi pond, meditation garden, bamboo grove, and so much more! It’s an absolutely wonderful place to take relaxing strolls or have a romantic picnic for two.
- Mount Umunhum Trail
Mount Umunhum is an icon of the South Bay, and is well-known for the prominent feature perched atop its peak: The Cube, a former radar tower. Enjoy a moderately difficult hike, stunning views of the Bay Area, and information about the mountain’s historic uses and wildlife. This is a lovely immersive outing for adventurers or nature-watchers!
- Left Bank
Left Bank is a classic French restaurant located in Santana Row, serving French staples like escargot, French onion soup, bouillabaisse, and more. This Valentine’s Day, they are even offering a sophisticated three-course prix fixe available alongside their regular menu. This buzzy hotspot is a dream come true for foodies looking for a classy, romantic dinner option. Oui, s’il vous plaît!
- Half Moon Bay State Beach
Half Moon Bay is a beautiful coastal town surrounded by gorgeous landscapes and stunning beaches. The state beach offers trails, geocaching, and beautiful waters for recreation activities, and it’s also a sought-after spot for those wanting a sweet, relaxing day of exploring the shores and watching the sunset over the Pacific Ocean. Once summer weather returns, make sure you come back to enjoy the sports and trails the landscape gives you the freedom to enjoy.
These four options throughout the South Bay make for an amazing, relaxing date—and the best part is that you can even plan to experience some of them all in the same day. If you’d like other romantic recommendations nearby, I’ve got plenty more!