6 Great Valentine’s Day Activities to do in Malibu!

Tuesday, February 14th is quickly approaching and we all know what that means, Valentine’s Day! Whether you’re trying to impress someone new, in a brand new relationship or have been with that someone for countless years, you always want to make Cupid’s day a special one.

As long time Malibu residents, we think that Malibu is one of the best places to spend Valentine’s day.  There is plenty of natural beauty surrounding us, great local restaurants to go to, and plenty of unuqie activities to do.  We’ve come up with a list of some fun and romantic ideas for anyone who is looking to spend a great day in beautiful Malibu.  By no means is this a complete list of activities, just some of our favorites.  Enjoy!

1. Enjoy a Romantic Malibu SunsetIMG_1003 (2)

COST: Free!

Malibu simply experiences some of the most breathtaking sunsets you can imagine.  There are so many great spots to watch the sun go down to make this activity the perfect low key Valentine’s Day date.  We suggest checking out some of the west facing public beaches here like Zuma for optimal viewing pleasure.

The sun is planned to set at 5:39PM on February 14th so plan accordingly.  If you are feeling really ambitious check out the sunrise as well! Sunrise is at 6:41AM that morning.

2. Day Hike at one of Malibu’s Many Beautiful Hikes

COST:  $0 – $10 (parking)

One of the best ways to spend some meaningful, quality time with someone is to go hiking.  Hiking allows time for a great conversation while enjoying the beautiful scenery around you.   Not to mention the added bonus of exercise and its FREE!

There are a couple of hikes that we recommend specifically for Valentine’s Day:

Charmlee Wilderness Park  – This hike, located up Encinal Canyon on the west end of Malibu, provides some of the best views of the coast as well as different trail options throughout the hiking grounds.   You can spend anywhere from 1 to 3 hours exploring the park!

Cameron Nature Preserve – We recommend the Cameron Nature Preserve not only for the breathtaking views but because it is likely to be less crowded that some of the other popular hikes on Valentine’s Day.

More Malibu Hikes!

3. Make it a Movie Night at Regal Cinemas Malibu Twin

COST: $20-$40

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Sometimes the perfect Valentine’s Day is just a quiet night at the movies!  If that sounds like more of your cup of tea, head on down to Regal Cinemas Malibu Twin for movie night, especially because it is rumored to be closing soon :/.

The theater will be playing ’50 Shades Darker’ and the ‘Lego Batman Movie’ on that Tuesday.

Phone Number: (310) 317-4531

If you’re looking to grab a bite to eat before or after a movie, Cafe Habana, Marmalade Cafe, Tra Di Noi, Taverna Tony’s, and Chipotle are all within walking distance of the theater.

4. Spend the Day at Malibu Wine Tasting Room / Wine Safari (ALSO GREAT FOR SINGLES)

COST: $20-$250

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Statue in the Malibu Wine Tasting Room.

If wine and Valentine’s Day don’t go together, I don’t know what two things do.

From February 11th through the 14th, the tasting room is running a special with 20% off Saddlerock Rose and an extra 10% for Malibu Family Wine Club Members.  Complimentary chocolate with all purchases.

There is no charge for entry into the tasting room and wine is very reasonably priced.  Outside food is welcomed!

Wine Safari: If you’re feeling up to it, buy tickets for the incredibly unique and fun Wine Safari.  They are offering a special Valentine’s Safari the 11th – 19th.  If you don’t already know, the Wine Safari takes you on a tour of the surrounding vineyards in specially redesigned stadium seating trucks.  The tour includes visits to picturesque spots on the property and visits to see the many exotic animals including Stanley the Giraffe (as seen in The Hangover 3).

Spots are filling up fast for the special Valentine’s Safari.  For prices and reservations check out there website here.

5. Outing at one of Malibu’s Great Restaurants

COST: $45 – $300

It is really hard to miss with a special Valentine’s Day meal at one of Malibu’s great restaurants.  All the restaurants listed below are featuring a special menu for the holiday.


Geoffrey’s is offering a special Valentines brunch and dinner menu on the 14th.  The brunch is running 68$ a person, 45$ for kids 12 and under, not including drinks.  The dinner is running 125$ a person with no child discount, not including drinks.  Check out the menus for Brunch and Dinner.  Call (310) 457-1519 for reservations.


Moodshadows is offering a special Valentine’s dinner on the 14th at three different seating times, 4:00pm, 6:00pm, and 8:15pm.  The dinner is a three course menu including your choice of soup, salad or appetizer, plus an entrée and dessert.  The dinner is $89/Person.  Call 310-456-3010 to make reservations and click here to see the menu.

The Sunset

The Sunset is offering a special dinner menu on the 14th.  The evening will begin at 4:00pm and will feature a 4 course meal.  The dinner costs $89 a person plus tax and gratuity.  For reservations call 310-589-1007.  Click here to see the menu.

The Malibu Cafe

The Malibu Cafe is offering a 5 course meal and wine pairing on the 14th.  The meal per person is $125 with the wine paring and $95 a person without the wine paring.  Call (818) 540-2400 to reserve.

6. Do a Malibu Staycation

COST: $100 – $1,000 +

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A shot of the Malibu Beach Inn from the Malibu Pier.

Sometimes a close to home vacation can be more fun than dealing with the stress and  hassle of figuring out travel plans for a destination far away.

There are countless options in Malibu for a great one or two night romantic getaway including Malibu’s beautiful hotels and luxury home rentals.  Come set up home base and explore what Malibu has to offer!

Depending on your budget you can find a room or rental in your price range in the options below.

Vacation Rental Malibu: is a great option if you are looking for that luxurious home rental for the weekend.  Just give Pamela a call or an email and she can hook you up with something fabulous for your Valentine’s Day getaway.  Visit Pamela’s site here: http://www.vacationrentalmalibu.com/

Air BnB: Check out the link below to skip straight to “Malibu” and start searching for options in your price range: https://www.airbnb.com/s/Malibu–CA

Malibu Beach Inn: There’s nothing like the service of a luxury hotel, and The Malibu Beach Inn is that.  Every room in the hotel touts a beautiful view and is located right next to the iconic Malibu Pier.  Act fast, however, because rooms are always limited.  Visit their site here: http://www.malibubeachinn.com/