Valentine’s Day is around the corner - and if you’re anything like us, you’ve yet to secure a reservation. Time has snuck up on you, restaurants are filling up, and the pressure to have the “perfect night” is looming… But never fear! Huntington Beach is filled with fun, romantic, affordable, and meaningful date spots that don’t require any planning ahead. No matter who you’re treating and what their interests are, these last-minute dates are sure to spark love!

Offshore 9 Rooftop Lounge

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Cocktails at the Offshore 9 in Huntington Beach

FOR THE ROOFTOP VIEWS LOVER: If you’re looking for one of the best ocean views (if not THE best) in town, search no more. Offshore 9 is the rooftop bar and lounge at The Waterfront Beach Resort, a Hilton Hotel that is sure to make waves as word gets out. 

Main Street Wine Company

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Close up of wine bottle at the Main Street Wine in Huntington Beach

FOR THE EXPERIENCE LOVER: Located in Downtown Huntington Beach, stop by Main Street Wine Company and relax with a glass of wine, a wine flight, or take a couple of bottles with you. For the beer lovers, they have 5 rotating taps, beer flights, and a great bottle selection. Enjoy a glass at the bar or do some people watching on the outdoor patio.

25 Degrees

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Burger and drinks at 25 Degrees in Huntington Beach

FOR THE BURGER LOVER: Nothing says “I love you” more than a good, old-fashioned burger and fries, and you can find some of the best burgers in Orange County at 25 Degrees! They’re big, juicy, and packed with flavor - and the cocktails here are just as good! Want to really impress your date? Ask to see the “Black Book,” featuring off-the-menu drinks and food (try the poutine fries).

Park Bench Cafe

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A couple with their dog sitting outside at the Park Bench Café in Huntington Beach

FOR THE DOG LOVER: Did you know that Huntington Beach is home to the largest city-owned and operated park in Orange County? Huntington Central Park has over 365 sprawling acres of trails, lakes, cafes, a library, and SO much more! If you and your loved one’s idea of a good time is going out with your pup-in-tow, we suggest heading to the Park Bench Café for breakfast or lunch. They even have a dog menu, so your furry friend won’t have to go hungry! After you eat, go for a walk around the picturesque lake. What’s more romantic than that?


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Cocktails at Watertable in Huntington Beach

FOR THE WINE PAIRING LOVER: Located in the Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach Resort & SpaWatertable is another restaurant and bar that should definitely have a place on your hit list. The seasonal drink menu is one of the best in town, and you can’t go wrong with any of its rotating seasonal cocktails. 

Pacific Hideaway

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Patron enjoying food at the Pacific Hideaway in Huntington Beach

FOR THE GOOD VIBES LOVER: Don’t let the fact that Pacific Hideaway is located in the lobby of the Kimpton Shorebreak Resort deter you, it’s not your typical hotel bar and restaurant. The ambiance is hip and coastal, and it truly is a “hideaway” just steps from the beach! The cocktails are as creative as they are tasty - be sure to try the Dazed And Confused for a smokey, Instagrammable drink!

Sugar Shack Cafe

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Sugar Shack in Huntington Beach in Downtown Huntington Beach

FOR THE BREAKFAST LOVER: Who says a Valentine’s date has to be reserved for dinner? Start the romance early with a drool-worthy breakfast at the famous Sugar Shack Cafe! They’ve been serving heaping breakfast dishes in Huntington Beach since 1967, and it’s still just as good! Order your favorite dish and then surprise your significant other with a stack of pancakes to share. 

Bike the Strand and go to Sancho's Tacos

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Couple biking on beach in Huntington Beach

FOR THE ADVENTURE LOVER: A great Valentine’s date doesn’t have to break the bank! If your significant other’s love language is quality time and being outside, bike the Huntington Beach trail! It’s a flat, no-stress, picture-perfect trail that takes you from Sunset Beach to Newport Beach! Stop at Sancho’s Tacos for high-quality, affordable tacos - with an ocean view!

Sushi on Fire

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Patrons enjoying entrées at Sushi on Fire in Huntington Beach

FOR THE SUSHI LOVER: Sushi is more than just a craving - it’s a love language. If you and your significant other can relate, head straight to Sushi on Fire on Main Street. It’s authentic, Japanese sushi that’s not only flavorful but beautifully presented. And any roll can be made spicy, so your night is bound to heat up real quick!

BLK Earth Sea & Spirits

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Smiling woman holding a beverage at BLK Earth Sea & Spirts in Huntington Beach

FOR THE OCEAN VIEW LOVER: The sophisticated, yet casual, BLK offers an extensive wine list and selection of craft cocktails, as well as twenty-four individual beer taps and a custom beer taproom that can be seen through glass adjacent to the exhibition kitchen. Enjoy oceanfront views while sipping on a delicious drink with your lover.