Valentine’s Day in the Santa Ynez Valley

February is All About Love –

In the Santa Ynez Valley –

Where is the love? Visit the Santa Ynez Valley knows that after the new year begins, you’ve settled back into a daily routine and life per usual, isn’t it time to think about the love again? You and your loved one put a lot of effort into making things great on the homefront and the workplace, so now it’s time to do the same for just the two of you.

Come celebrate the good life and find the love again this February with a romantic weekend getaway in Santa Ynez.

Lodging for Lovers

We’ve taken out the guesswork for you and have the sweetest recommendations in store – from accommodations, cozy dinners for two, and a lineup of great special events, we have you covered. First, you’ll need to book a room in one of our cozy Santa Ynez Valley hotels or bed and breakfast inns.

Built in the traditional style of a Danish village, the Royal Copenhagen Inn in Solvang will have you believing you have traveled to Denmark. Its spacious rooms, suites, and lofts are all decorated in the Danish tradition. Check out their Wine and Spa package, and all you’ll have to do is sit back and feel the love.

Romantic Dining

Elegant accommodations and award-winning cuisine make Ballard Inn & Restaurant one of the most sought after romantic bed and breakfast inns in the Santa Ynez Valley. With its gourmet cuisine, fine local wines, and comfortable guest rooms (many with fireplaces), you’ll be enveloped in a tranquil atmosphere that exudes romance. For an additional fee, they will sprinkle your room with gorgeous rose petals at bed turn-down, add a bottle of locally acclaimed Laetitia Sparkling Brut Cuvee, leave scrumptious chocolates on the pillows, lower the lights, and set the mood with soft music.

Valentine's Day Vacation Central Coast

Music and Entertainment

Does music put you in the mood? Check out the entertainment at the  Chumash Casino Resort.

If it’s wine that does the trick, watch for A Wine Fantasy In February”.  Sponsored by the Santa Ynez Valley Wine Country Association, this is their most popular event of the year.

On your self-guided tour, you’ll visit many small, family owned winery tasting rooms throughout the Santa Ynez Valley. It’s the one time of the year where you’ll get to taste reserve and estate wines, meet many of the winemakers and winery owners, and enjoy delicious cuisine along the way.

Find the Love with Valentine’s Day Activities in the Santa Ynez Valley

Valentine's Day Vacation Central Coast

Ballard | Buellton | Los Alamos | Los Olivos | Santa Ynez | Solvang

Here are just a few Santa Ynez Valley Valentine’s ideas

From Previous Years

You will want to check back closer to Valentine’s Day, February 14 to see the updated list. Please call ahead for reservations and confirmation.

See below for special events and offers in the Santa Ynez Valley.

  • Valentine’s Day Winemaker Dinner: Saturday, February 11 from 6:00 – 9:00 pm at Sanford Winery. Enjoy a romantic evening of extraordinary wine and food in the majestic West Barrel Room. In honor of Valentine’s Day, winemaker Steve Fennell will guide you through a full course meal by Pure Joy Catering, and discuss Sanford Winery’s history, winemaking practices and estate wines.
  • Tales From the Tavern: At Maverick Saloon in Santa Ynez on Wednesday, February 15 at 7:00 pm. Featuring Peter Malvey and Heather Maloney. Tales from the Tavern is an extraordinary concert series and community cultural program that brings together singer-songwriter-storytellers / authentic troubadours and an exceptional listening audience, in the intimate setting of an old roadhouse, to share in a journey of discovery through song and story.
  • Ride and Wine: Enjoy unsurpassed views with a ranch and vineyard ride at Vino Vaqueros. The rolling hills set the stage for an unforgettable adventure. After your ride, make your way back to the barn and enjoy a glass of wine from Estelle Vineyards.
  • Spend Time Together: Nothing says “I love you” more than spending time together. Explore our charming towns of Ballard, Buellton, Los Alamos, Los Olivos, Santa Ynez and Solvang. Discover that treasure you never thought you’d find –  or perhaps never even dreamed of – at more than 200 independent and family-owned boutiques (chain stores are virtually non-existent).  Experience local artisans’ wares, jewelry, apparel and crafts from contemporary to vintage. More than 60 unique shops, restaurants, wine tasting rooms, activities and professional offices offer special sales and discounts every Third Wednesday.
From Previous Years

You will want to check back closer to Valentine’s Day, February 14 to see the updated list. Please call ahead for reservations and confirmation.

Hotel Specials

Sideways Inn | 114 E Highway 246 | Buellton, CA 93427
(805) 688-8448

The perfect package for your sweetheart this Valentine Weekend! ❤️
Sideways Inn’s Berries and Bubbles Package will surely light up your partner’s eyes when you surprise them with a bottle of bubbly and fresh, chocolate-covered strawberries! Call for details, (805) 688-8448




First & Oak | 409 First Street | Solvang, CA
(805) 688-1703

Offering 4 course tasting menu, $89.



Succulent Café  | 1555-1557 Mission Drive | Solvang, Ca. 93463
(805) 691-9444

Valentine’s Day Prix Fixe Menu Learn More

Los Olivos Wine Merchant

Enjoy a very special Valentine’s Weekend dinner menu! In addition to your Café favorites, they are offering a delightful assortment of dishes for their daily specials. Learn More


Broken Clock Vinegar Works | 1210 Mission Drive, Ste. 103 | Solvang, CA 93463

Do something truly unique this Valentine’s Day and learn to pickle and ferment with your special someone! You will prepare three jars of yummy veggies to take home and enjoy a tasting of Broken Clock Vinegar Works’ products during class. End with a sampling of their two inaugural wines and a shrub brownie!

Class Availability:

  • Friday, February 11th, 5
  • Saturday, February 12th, 10:30am and 4pm
  • Sunday, February 13th, 10:30am
  • Monday, February 14th 11:30am

$75/person, limited to 8 people per class. Reservations required, must be 21 or older to sample wines.

couple-horseback-riding-vino-vaquerosVino Vaqueros horseback riding
(805) 944-0493

All rides with Vino Vaqueros Horseback Riding are private, making their rides the most romantic thing you can do! 🥰 Enjoy complimentary wine after your ride in a private, romantic setting.



Community Clayworks – Buellton
(646) 709-7861

Couples can try their hand at the potters wheel on Saturday, Feb 12th during BOYB Sip N Spin (7-9 PM), which will offer a complimentary cheese platter and a romantic soundtrack that will include “Unchained Melody” for those seeking a hint of a Demi Moore/Patrick Swayze experience. After creating a piece on the potter’s wheel participants will have the option of adding special decorative text and/or hearts using stamping tools.

Grapeline Wine Tours
(951) 693-5755

Early Booking Special: Take $20 off per person for wine tours taken on February 13th or February 14th when reserved by February 8. Use offer code ValentineSYV online or on the phone when reserving.

Valentine’s Day in the Santa Ynez Valley is the romantic place to be!

Eat this Shoot That Solvang Food Tour

Experience a day full of baked goods, wine tasting, a little bubbly and savory snacks on Saturday 2/12 ++ only 8 tickets available — you don’t want to miss out! Bring your crush or your self, it’s a guaranteed good time. Learn More

Wine Tasting


Elder Flat Farm Store

325 Bell Street | Los Alamos
Join a local wine tasting to benefit @losalamosfoundation
Saturday, February 12, 2022.
Learn More



Valentine's Day Vacation Central Coast

You’ll also find plenty of romantic hideaway dinner locations in our quaint towns. And of course, there are plenty of romantic walks, bicycle paths, picnic spots and outdoor activities where you can just relax together and talk…or whatever.

Happy Valentine’s Day from Visit Santa Ynez Valley!

Santa Ynez Valley Events