Valentine’s Day options for those in the Palo Alto area

couple happy smile looking to each other in bed


If you are like me and many others, who enjoy celebrating Valentine’s Day, then you will certainly get excited about these wonderful Valentine’s Day options for those in The Palo Alto Area.

1. Getaway


 While some of the most romantic destinations in the world are located in Northern California, some of us may not have taken advantage of these amazing properties, and perhaps just need a romantic excuse to do so.


Here is a list of four you might want to check out.



Auberge du Soleil

Auberge du Soleil located in the Napa Valley, in the town of Rutherford, this adult only hotel boasts of a Michelin-starred restaurant, and state of the art spa. Take advantage of their Lover’s Retreat Package with a  – one or two night stay.  Book today!





Post Ranch Inn

Although there is no true Valentine’s package per-se, however, a stay at Post Ranch Inn spells romance in every single way, and their Romance at the Ranch Package does not disappoint. Voted the most romantic in the world by various travel publications, Post Ranch Inn truly lives up to its reputation. With its rustic luxury atmosphere, rejuvenating spa treatments, views to die for and accommodations that rivals that of nature, Post Ranch Inn is sure on the top of everyone’s list. Three nights minimum stay is required to book this package. Reserve romance!



MacArthur Place

MacArthur Place is a quaint romantic hotel in Sonoma County. The historic charm offers a variety of rooms, suites and cottages with fireplaces, ample space as well as a wonderful garden spa. This top hotel, uses herbs and plants found on the property for its famous spa treatments.  Don’t forget to check out the nationally rated Saddles Restaurant.  Check out MacArthur Place.


Hotel Yountville

One of my favorite hotels in Napa Valley. Everything about this place spells Romance: the rooms are spacious with very high ceilings; the bath features clawfoot tubs and rain showers; gas burning fireplaces; the amazing Spa Acqua offers great couple’s massages to help couples relax and rejuvenate; the linens are luxurious and the beds are plush. Relaxing poolside, while sipping signature drinks are also a favorite couple’s activity.The luxury hotel is located in the heart of Yountville, which is scattered with high end restaurants and boutiques. Escape to Yountville.



2. Staycation


Couple Drinking Glasses of Cognac


Four Seasons

Considered the most luxurious hotel in Silicon Valley, the Four Seasons in East Palo Alto never disappoints. With sumptuous rooms and suites and one of the best spas in the area, this Valentine’s Day,

The Four Seasons and their Quattro restaurant are pulling all the stops. The best part is, you don’t have to be a guest at the hotel to enjoy this exceptional treat. Executive Chef, Marco Fossati has curated a fantastic Valentine’s Day six course dinner that includes imported delicacies like black Perigord truffles, Mishima wagyu, Russian caviar, and local delights like uni, oysters and more. This celebration for only 50 guests will be topped with Krug Grande Cuvee Champagne, house-made artisan chocolates, (take home) made by Executive Pastry Chef, Eric Keppler, and guests will be serenaded by renowned pianist Natalya Lundtvedt.  The rate is $388 plus taxes and gratuity per person. In combination with dinner for two, the hotel is offering a $388 nightly suite stay. Space is limited Reserve today!



Rosewood Sand Hill

Another great local hotel offering a Valentine’s Day special is Rosewood at Sandhill, located in Menlo Park. Considered a top hotel in the area, Rosewood, with its modern and stylish looks, also boasts of the world renowned Sense Spa. With captivating views of the Santa Cruz mountains, the ambiance is sure to relax you and your spouse. There are no Valentine’s package for the hotel stay, however, this luxury hotel is offering a fantastic $110 four course dinner at their restaurant, Madera, which includes dry aged Sonoma Liberty duck, mussels, burnt almond ice cream, among many more amazing delicacies.  Visit their site, or call to book your reservation.



Garden Court

Regarded as the only luxury boutique hotel in downtown Palo Alto, the Garden Court Hotel is offering a Share the Love this Valentine’s Day package. Some features of the package includes, a bottle of sparkling, white or red wine; elegantly added rose petals and candles; chocolate-covered strawberries for two and much more. The package is offered at $399 per room. Visit their website for more information.



3. Night Out


Saint Michael’s Alley

This  amazing, highly rated restaurant, considered the most romantic in Palo Alto, has been around for over 50 years, and recent owners Jenny Youll and Mike Sabina,  seem to have the service, ambiance and food down to a science. The restaurant is not usually open on Sundays, however, on Valentine’s Day, they are going all out and offering a wonderful  $95 four course menu.  Check out their website for more details.





Tamarine is considered on of the top 3 three restaurants in Palo Alto. This Vietnamese inspired restaurant, is located in the heart of downtown.  So if you are looking for a menu that will get you in the mood, then check out Tamarine’s prix fixe 4 course Valentine’s Day menu. At $90, guests will be treated to aphrodisiac foods like avocado, oyster, chocolate, crab chili and strawberry with gluten free and vegetarian options available.   Reserve your table and get ready for a very long Valentine’s night ;-)
Of course you are also welcome to try both Madera and Quattro. See description above.



4. Home


If you don’t feel like going out, and just want to spend a relaxing romantic evening in your adobe, then here are a few resources to make it happen.





Book your personal chef at You plan your menu with your chef, personl chef will bring the fresh ingredients, serve you, clean up and get out of your way to the next chapter of your romantic evening.  Try Kitchit!



If you want to order from your favorite restaurant, be sure to check out Doordash. DoorDash delivers prepared meals from a long list of area restaurants.  Don’t forget to preorder as this may be a busy night for DoorDash.  See if your favorite is on their list.


Sous Kitchen

Cooking together can be very romantic.  Get a professional chef to curate your menu, send you the fresh ingredients and all you have to do is prepare the meal with detailed instructions.  Sous Kitchen delivers to your door, and if you are not home, no worries, the food is packed in dry ice to last through the middle of the night or you can always pick up at Namesake Cheesecake in Menlo Park. Check out Sous Kitchen.




Zeel massage on demand


Take your romantic evening to a whole new level, by booking an inhome couple’s massage with Zeel.  You can choose from Swedish,  deep tissue, prenatal or sports.  Your qualified masseusse will arrive at your desired location with massage tables and oils if needed  ready to relax and rejuvenate you and your partner.  Book your masseusse today.


Hopefully, one of these Valentine’s Day options will work for you and your spouse, and help you both have a wonderful Valentine’s Day celebration. Remember the sooner you book, the better.

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