Valentine’s Day is just around the corner! Do you know where you’re taking your significant other? No? Well, here at OC Foodie Fest we thought it would be great to give you guys a few great Valentine’s Day date ideas!

Fondue Restaurant- Melting Pot

The Melting Pot offers an experience that is sure to me memorable. If you want to go to a place that offers an interactive dining experience with your significant other then look no further. This restaurant offers a variety of unique entrees, indulgent desserts and salads that are sure to make your night special. You will have to choose between different fondue cooking styles that you probably haven’t seen before. We recommend tailoring your visit with the Melting Pots four-course dining experience which includes cheese fondue, salad,entree and dessert!

Phone: 949.955.3242
Location: Irvine California,on the corner of Jamboree and Dupont in the Jamboree Promenade Shopping Center.
2646 Dupont Dr Irvine, CA 92612

Gondola Getaway

Originally established in 1982, the Gondola Getaway is known for bringing old world traditions to Southern California. The waterways of Naples Island are the preferred location for the authentic Venetian Gondolas to cruise along. They offer romantic and relaxing cruises from 11:00 am to 11:00 Pm, 7 days a week. Be prepared to be on the cruise for approximately one hour. Reservation hours are 10-5 pm Monday-Sunday. The Gondola Gateway is also known for having the first and largest fleet in America. So, if you want to take your girlfriend / boyfriend on a romantic cruise this would be a great option in Orange County.

Phone: 562-433-9595
Location: Visit their webpage to see the exact location -

Sunset Gondola

The Sunset Gondola is something everyone should experience. They have managed to import Gondolas built by Squarioli, using the same methods which have been used for more than a thousand years. These Gondolas cruise in the canals and waterways of Huntington Harbour. You should keep something in mind though, they will provide you with ice, wine glasses and cozy blankets. You must take your own snacks and beverages that they will prepare for you. Everything you take will be taken to the Gondola in baskets so you and your date can enjoy them in a more traditional way.

Phone: 562-592-3295

Hot Air Balloon- California Dreamin

If you and your date aren’t afraid of heights then this might be the perfect date idea for you! Hot Air Balloon Rides are great for a romantic Valentine’s Day. This is something great if you want to escape your everyday routine and do something different. You will feel like your ancestors did when they discovered this form of flight, alive and free! The hot air balloon ride ( The California Dreamin’ Sunrise experience) begins at Vindemia, A vineyard located in Southern California Wine Country. The experienced pilot will take you on a tour of Southern California’s Lush wine country all the way up in the clouds. The other option is “Del Mar Sunset Coastal Adventure” which would take you on a tour of the pacific ocean and coastal bluffs surrounding Del Mar.

Location: Sunrise Adventure-Vindemia Vineyard 33133 Vista Del Monte Temecula, California 92591
Phone: 951-699-0601

Valentine’s Day

Those were 4 great options for a memorable Valentine’s day. There is so much to do in OC that most of us take it for granted. Do not stay home this upcoming Valentines day, go out and try something new!

Michael Hernandez

Michael Hernandez

Staff Writer at OC Foodie Fest
Hey! I am Michael and I have been living in Orange County for 10 years now. I love to write, especially about Orange County. On my free time I like to head down to the beach with friends and play basketball on men's Sunday league team.
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