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Live Like A Californian… In Love. A Very Seal Beach Valentine’s Day!

Surprise her this Valentine's Day!

This Valentine’s Day, spend your weekend in the cozy city of Seal Beach. If you need help planning an amazing weekend (attention all guys) then use this guide to show your Valentine how much you love her (ladies don’t hesitate to pass this post along – we promise they want the help!). Start off by making your reservations at the Ayres Hotel Seal Beach for romantic, boutique style accommodations she’ll love. Next, head down the street to Enchanted Florist to place an order for a bouquet of her favorite flowers that can be adorning your guest room when she arrives (note to guys: you DO have to order flowers in advance for Valentine’s Day considering it is their busiest day of the year!) Chocolate never hurt either; have a small box delivered with the flowers! For the rare non-­‐chocolate lover, make a stop at Soma Intimates in the Rossmoor Shopping Center and pick out one of their sumptuous perfumes to make her feel lovely. The Ayres Seal Beach will even add a Champagne package to your reservation upon request. Champagne on ice with glasses will be delivered to your room before you arrive, just ask!

Now for your last bit of preparation, find a place for dinner and reserve your table for a worry-­‐ free evening.There are so many wonderful dinner options in the area. Here is a guide for a few of the romantic spots in easy driving distance from our Seal Beach hotel. Right across the street from the Ayres is the famous Spaghettini Grill and Jazz Lounge – reserve your seats and buy tickets in advance for an evening of great food and live jazz entertainment. They also offer some amazing VIP packages in conjunction with the hotel that will bring you face to face with some of today’s leading jazz musicians. Up Seal Beach Blvd, The Fish Company has some of the most amazing seafood, a great wine list, and decadent desserts. A bit further up the street, the adorable Shenandoah at the Arbor has the most beautiful outdoor patio shaded by Mulberry trees, complete with sweet lights, koi pond, and heaters. They offer warm apple fritters upon arrival and have a diverse menu with a southern influence. For the sushi lover, Mahe in Seal Beach on Pacific Coast Highway has the freshest sashimi and the most amazing signature sushi list that you can’t get anywhere else. If you’re looking for a cozy, intimate setting with great Italian food, try Buona Gente on 2nd St. in Long Beach. With just a small number of tables, guests get great service and can nestle in for the evening to enjoy the food and ambiance.

Whichever dinner option you choose, a stroll down Main Street Seal Beach is a charming way to finish the evening. Along your stroll down the quaint boulevard, pick up two warm lattes at Javatinis and a sticky-­‐sweet cinnamon roll from Sweet Jills to share on a bench overlooking the ocean on the Seal Beach Pier. After a wonderful night’s sleep back at the Ayres Hotel, what could be better than their complimentary hot buffet breakfast in the morning? Possibly only their 12:00pm checkout that allows you plenty of time to pack up without a rush! Follow our easy guide and you are practically guaranteed to impress your Valentine this year.

~ Janelle Kilbane, Ayres Hotel Seal Beach



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9 Responses to Live Like A Californian… In Love. A Very Seal Beach Valentine’s Day!

  1. Stacy winn Says:

    In Reno, nothing beats going mtn biking with my hubby on his favorite trails in the beautiful Tahoe forests and when he sees me faulter, he saves me with a big push and words of encouragement. When done, we wash up in a creek and head back to town for a nice meal . #winn’ing

    January 23, 2012
  2. Julie B Says:

    A romantic day in our city starts with a coffee date at Classic Coffee in the Glendora village. A hike up into the foothills to take in the view would be next. A lovely lunch at Plaza Produce or the Village Eatery would be refreshing afterwards. Picking up flowers from Glendora Florist and spending the afternoon together sounds wonderful!

    January 23, 2012
  3. Heather Toller Says:

    Our little town of Placentia has Tri City park. Pick up some sandwiches and take a picnic. Walk around the lake and enjoy all the different types of birds.

    January 24, 2012
  4. Jordan Says:

    In Costa Mesa, the beaches near Newport have heart stirring views and you can always shop for your Valentine at South Coast Plaza. Tiffany & Co. is a great place for girls and the Art of Shaving is an awesome place to pick up everything for a guy’s practical grooming needs.

    January 24, 2012
  5. Susan Martin Says:

    In our city a great day is going for some yummy gluten free cupcakes (for later in the evening!) from Jewel’s Cupcakes, which can be found at North Scottsdale’s farmers market, then lunch at our favorite Villa Delosantos and we love to go to area museums or to the comedy club for time alone. I think romance can be fun!

    January 24, 2012
  6. Rebekah Harris Says:

    I love getting dressed up and going to the Hyatt Gainey Ranch in Scottsdale on evenings when they have live music. The atmosphere outside is absolutely gorgeous, plus drinks and dancing make for a wonderfully romantic evening!

    January 24, 2012
  7. Marla Koch Says:

    I would get a special dessert from Great Dane Bakery in Los Alamitos. As delicious as they are beautiful. Then a romantic sunset walk along a pier. Perfect!

    January 24, 2012
  8. diana avila Says:

    San Jose ca I love staying at Hayes Masion also having a romantic dinner with my husband and walking at night on their property really beautiful. Thanks for letting me share.

    January 24, 2012
  9. Jennifer Bell Says:

    Long Beach, CA- the most beautiful thing in my city is the Beach. Therefore I love hopping on the bicycles with my hubby, and just riding along the beach. We usually bring a lunch and have a picnic near the water. Nothing better than the sun setting over the water!

    January 24, 2012


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