Whether you’re planning on celebrating early or the day of, one thing’s for sure – you need a plan! We’ve got you covered with our curated list of some of the best Long Beach date ideas for the ultimate Valentine’s Day. And the best part is that you don’t have to break the bank to celebrate your love!
Love Locks on the Boardwalk
The ‘Love Locks’ installation at Shoreline Village was inspired by the Jewett’s, a couple that met and married at Shoreline Village 30 years ago. They visit Shoreline Village to commemorate their love every year. Enjoy fine dining and boutique shopping with your special someone, and start your own tradition by locking in love! Bring your own lock or purchase one from the kiosk vendors on the boardwalk.
429 Shoreline Village Drive, Long Beach, CA 90802
On the boardwalk, right outside of Ice Cream
on the Boardwalk & The Village Hatshop
This is truly a Long Beach gem! One of the things that make the Gondola Getaway so special is the enchanting canals of Naples Islands and its well trained Gondoliers. The meandering canals, five bridges, calm bay’s and million dollar homes make for a memorable romantic adventure. Pricing is $100 for 2 people, includes free corkage and ice. Valentine’s day pricing may vary.
5437 E Ocean Blvd, Long Beach, CA 90803
Located on the dock behind the Leeway Sailing Center
The ultimate High School date spot for anyone who grew up in Long Beach. The sweeping panoramic city views make this a bucket list date. Plus, a picnic at sunset is super romantic! Parking is free around the park, but can get pretty hard to find around sunset.
2351 Dawson Ave, Signal Hill, CA 90755
Earl Burns Miller Japanese Garden at CSULB
This Living Museum is something out of a fairy tale. From feeding the playful koi to strolling the winding pathways, every experience in the Japanese Garden is magical. Open 5 days a week and only $5 per adult.
Earl Warren Dr, Long Beach, CA 90840
Located in: CSU Long Beach
Rancho Los Alamitos Historic Ranch and Gardens
Rancho Los Alamitos is quite the historic landmark. Their secret gardens are the perfect place for a romantic stroll. Plus, the scenery is the perfect backdrop for insta-worthy pics! Open Wednesday through Sunday from 1-5pm. Admission and parking are both free!
6400 E Bixby Hill Rd, Long Beach, CA 90815
Located just behind CSU Long Beach