11 Unexpectedly Romantic Date Ideas in Anaheim

Romance at the Majestic

Valentine’s Day is coming up soon, and so many of you are searching for romantic date ideas to make your special someone feel extra loved. If you’re sick and tired of the same old boring date nights, and you’re looking for something new and exciting, Anaheim is the place to be! We certainly have our fair share of romantic restaurants here in Southern California, but check out these date ideas to really up your game this year!

Le Gourmet Culinary Cooking Class


Is food your love language? If so, “spice” things up by registering you and your partner for a romantic cooking class. Le Gourmet Culinary is the place to go! It’s a favorite spot for locals here in Orange County and is conveniently located only 5 miles away from the Anaheim Majestic Garden Hotel. Le Gourmet Culinary is hosting a Valentine’s Week Celebration cooking class on Valentine’s Day, that entails a relaxed and intimate class with learning fun new dishes with your loved one. Register now while spots are still open!


A brewery, restaurant, cafe, and aquatic party place encapsulated into one, Leisuretown in Anaheim, CA is a fresh and modern place where you can spend the day with your other half! Leisuretown offers you over 70 beers and ciders on tap, stellar world-class coffee, and a fine wine list all under one luxurious roof. This Anaheim date idea is both relaxing and exciting, to say the least!


We mentioned before that Anaheim has a long list of romantic restaurant options, but, Hanagi Japanese Restaurant is not your typical – or boring – date night restaurant! Located right in the Anaheim Majestic Garden Hotel, Hanagi promises a magical dining experience where you get to enjoy fresh, authentic Japanese cuisine as well as interactive Hot Pot and Shabu-Shabu meals. Once you experience Chef Hiro’s Salmon Carpaccio and Castella Japanese Cake, you won’t want to eat anywhere else! Hanagi will be open for Valentine’s Day, so be sure to make your reservations today!

Muzeo Museum and Cultural Center


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The Muzeo Museum and Cultural Center is a popular museum in Anaheim where people gather to explore and celebrate our diverse heritage, culture and arts. If you haven’t been to the Muzeo Museum for a date, you’re missing out! You and your partner will have a great time appreciating endless works of art, with a great variety of art, artists, and artifacts on display. There are also incredible cultural festivals, hands-on art workshops and more programming available. The Muzeo Museum and Cultural Center is also conveniently located 6 minutes away from the Anaheim Majestic Garden Hotel. Looking for more fun? The Main Gallery shares a lobby with the Anaheim Heritage Center (the history room contains almost a million items!), so you can explore those historic collections when you’re done at Muzeo.

Make Some Magic

Looking for an entertaining way to spend time with your loved one? Check out the Magic at the Majestic show with renowned magician, David Minkin! Named “LA’s Best Magical Date Night” by LA Weekly, this show is a must-see. Johnny Depp called the show “the greatest thing I’ve ever seen!”, and Anne Hathaway gave it “two thumbs up!”You know you’ll be in great company and in for a wonderful date night when you book your tickets. We even have two special date night shows coming up on February 12 and February 14 featuring wines from Brick Barn Wine Estate!


Picnic with a View

There are plenty of beautiful beaches close by Anaheim, including Huntington Beach, CA

There’s something so fun and carefree about a picnic at the beach! Grab take out from your favorite restaurant and head to the nearest beach near you. Seal Beach, Newport Beach, and Huntington Beach are all within 20 miles of the Anaheim Majestic Garden Hotel. Once you get to your destination, park your car and roll your windows down while you enjoy your mouth-watering meal. Bonus points if you can grab dinner from your first date spot! Enjoy long chats and laughs with your best friend with the perfect view right in front of you and no reservations, cooking, or cleaning up at home! This date idea is sweet and simple for those who don’t like to go over the top!

Disneyland®  Resort Date

The happiest place on earth can also be the most romantic place on earth, right? Spending the day at Disneyland® Resort is a magical experience and is a great way for you and your partner to bring out the “still-a-child-at-heart” in one another. Although Disneyland® Resort’s After Dark Sweethearts’ Nite is sold out, there are still endless romantic activities at Disneyland® Resort, including all of their rides to get your heart pumping, wine flights at Mendocino Wine Terrace and let’s not forget the Pixar-Pal-Around Ferris Wheel where you can share a romantic kiss up at the top while taking in the breathtaking views of Anaheim. Trust us, a Disneyland® date could be one for the books!

Brewery Tour

Another one of our unexpectedly romantic dates is an Anaheim craft brewery tour. Currently, Craft Brew Tours is not offering public tours due to the pandemic, but you can still book a private tour where you get to choose your pickup and drop-off location, 3 Anaheim breweries of your choosing, and a 4-hour tour with approximately 45 minutes at each tour. You’ll even be chauffeured in their party bus limo! If you and your partner are looking for a fun night out, a brewery tour may be the right date idea for you.

Valentine’s Day Walk

Valentine’s Day Walk - Laguna Canyon Foundation

If you and your partner are looking to really get your heart pumping on Valentine’s Day, then the Valentine’s Day Walk led by Laguna Coast Resource Specialist and Laguna Canyon Foundation naturalist volunteers might be a great fit for the two of you! The hike will start at the James Dilley Preserve and will go to Barbara’s Lake and back. Do note that pre-registration is required, so be sure to register now. This is a great option for our adventurous and outdoorsy couples!

Pinot’s Palette

Maybe hiking on Valentine’s Day doesn’t really sound like your thing, so what about painting? With zero physical activity required, Pinot’s Palette in Brea, California is a great date night option. Enjoy drinks, music and quality time with your favorite person while creating a lasting memory of your date. Who would’ve thought of painting for a romantic date! There’s a Valentine’s Day class coming up you can check out, and plenty of other classes during the week too.


Stay at Anaheim Majestic Garden Hotel

No matter what your perfect date night looks like, an evening (or two!) at Anaheim Majestic Garden Hotel is perfect for a couple’s getaway trip. You can enjoy quality time with your other half in a romantic and fun setting! At the Anaheim Majestic Garden Hotel, we offer a variety of comfortable and private suites that will exceed your date night expectations.

We’re currently offering an incredible couple’s retreat package that includes breakfast for two, late checkout, a free Dream Machine shuttle to/from Disneyland® Resort, and more for stays between February 1 – 29, 2022!