While we admit, historically many women love when men plan a Valentine's Day surprise.
But these days, planning a romantic surprise for your partner can lead to a wonderful Valentine's Day, no matter who does the planning.
And we think the most romantic spot to spend your Valentine's Day is in Manzanita Oregon!
So follow along, and we'll show you 5 fun and romantic surprises for your Valentine's Day on the Oregon Coast.
Before we get going, be sure to book your romantic lodging in advance. While there's many options and many Oregon Coast favorites for visitors, we recommend taking a look at our our all oceanfront Manzanita Rentals. Each vacation home features incredible views and wood burning fire places.
Other Valentine's Day ideas?
1. Make your Valentine's Day reservation -- at home.
Who needs a crowded restaurant when you can stay in and make a scrumptious meal in the comfort of your own Manzanita vacation house?
Valentine's Day is a terrific time to be creative. Plan ahead and bring ingredients for a yummy mean, be sure to pack a tablecloth, and pick up some velvety and luscious Oregon wine, such as a pinot noir or chardonnay, and cook up your romantic dinner.
And serve it in front of a crackling fire.
Don't feel like cooking? Enjoy take out from local favorites such as Bread and Ocean in Manzanita or Buttercup in Nehalem.
2. Be a northern Oregon Coast tourist.
Do you have favorite default activities when visiting the coast?
Try something new.
Prefer to have dinner at a romantic restaurant? Try something other than your usual favorite. Make sure to make a reservation at one of the wonderful independent spots in our area.
Plan a romantic hike to the top of Neahkahnie Mountain and surprise your sweetie with a heartfelt gift when enjoying the best Manzanita Beach view around.
Take a kayaking, stand up paddle boarding, or surfing class by one of the local experts.
Tour the fantastic local craft breweries in our area.
3. Sign Up for a Cooking Class.
A cooking class is a cool thing to do with your partner. Not only will you create something tasty together, but you’ll also be able to use your newfound cooking skills to make dinner at home, too.
Check out EVOO Cannon Beach.
Or sign up for their Valentine's Day in Cannon Beach dinner show. Gathered around the chefs’ island, you'll watch your chef prepare three entrees paired with three Oregon wines, ending with a decadent dessert. Participate in a lively discussion about food and wine while savoring each plate. As EVOO states, In the end, you leave satisfied wondering what you’ll do first—make some of the many new recipes at home, or start planning your return to enjoy another EVOO experience.
4. Plan a Game Night
When you were younger, did you enjoy playing board games?
When was the last time you enjoyed such a simple pleasure? Instead of going out, get comfy in front of the fire and stay in. Pack your favorite board game, slip into comfy jammies, and have some good old-fashioned fun!
5. Host a Valentine's Day Couples Getaway.
When selecting your perfect Manzanita rental, look for a beach house large enough to hold the number of couples invited.
For something different, suggest a theme, such as wives (or other designated partners) plans and cooks a delicious dinner on Friday night, and husbands (or other designated partners) plans and cooks dinner on Saturday.
Enjoy your romantic Valentine's Day in Manzanita ~
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