|By PR Newswire||
|January 22, 2013 05:54 PM EST||
From Romantic Cooking Classes and Sunset Kayaking to Ziplining over Vineyards and a Fun Way to Pop the Question, Unplug and Reconnect on California's Central Coast*
SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif., Jan. 22, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In our fast-paced, fairly routinized world, it's hard to find time for true romance. So when Valentine's Day rolls along, we tend to cram a year's worth of romance and expectation in one night – which often produces decidedly unromantic results.
To help romantically challenged couples get in the right space for romance, San Luis Obispo County on California's spectacular Central Coast invites you to slow down, unplug and savor the moment in playful ways. In a place often ranked among the happiest regions, our laid-back attitude and child-like sense of adventure will rub off, and you'll remember what the good life is all about. From cooking romantic dishes sourcing regional ingredients and Love Potion #9 wine blending classes to kayaking under a Crayola-colored sky on Morro Bay, there are so many ways to get off the grid and reignite those feelings you had when you first fell in love.
Valentine's Day Hotel and Spa Packages
Zipline Romance Package, Hampton Inn & Suites: For those who need a little adventure with their partner, check out this thrilling package, starting at $349. Stay one night Feb 14-17 in this charming wine country town and enjoy a thrilling ziplining experience with Margarita Adventures over rustic vineyards and receive sparkling wine and fresh roses. www.hamptoninnpasorobles.com
Passion in Paso Romance Package, Paso Robles Inn: To inspire lovers, this package, starting at $330 per night, lets couples who stay in February savor chocolate-covered strawberries, a basket of fresh, seasonal fruits and a bottle of Bianchi sparkling wine. Enjoy dinner for two in the Steakhouse's cozy fireside setting, then enjoy the Inn's healing waters in a private, in-room mineral springs hot tub. www.PasoRoblesInn.com
Pop Out the Champagne and Pop the Question with Portraits of Love Package, Madonna Inn Resort & Spa: Ride into the sunset and pop the question during a spectacular hilltop trail ride on horseback. Package includes sparkling wine, a personalized mini-heart cake, sachet of flowers, commemorative sparkling wine flutes and gorgeous blanket. Complete the experience with a one-hour couple's massage, $100 dining credit and one-night's accommodations for two. Starts at $895 and offer is good through December 2013. http://www.madonnainn.com/
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Romantic Outdoor Adventures
Kayak Morro Bay at Sunset, Central Coast Outdoors: Active Valentines can celebrate their love all month with a beautiful 2.5 hour sunset paddle on beautiful Morro Bay for just $160 per couple. Stop on the dunes of the sandspit to snack on cheese, crackers and fruit, as well as a complementary drink, while watching the sun drop into the Pacific Ocean. www.centralcoastoutdoors.com
Romantic Wine and Food Activities
Dolphin Bay Cooking School's Cooking for Two Class: Dial up the romance by learning how to easily create an intimate, decadent meal for special occasions at this Feb. 13 class with Lido Executive Chef Jacob Moss. Cooking demonstration concludes with a multi-course, wine paired meal, followed by a wine reception. Class costs $250 per couple. http://www.thedolphinbay.com/lido/cooking-school.php
Love Potion No. 9 Wine Blending Class, First Crush Winemaking Experience: Create your own Love Potion at this special edition of the First Crush Art of Blending Wine seminar on Feb. 16. Soul mates can sip and sharpen their palates, learning the art of blending great wines. Enjoy a wine and chocolate pairing, and take home a bottle of the winning potion. Cost is $150 per couple. www.FirstCrushWinemaking.com
Valentine's Day Dreamy Central Coast Wine Tour, Breakaway Tours: Join other incurable romantics on this distinctive five-hour tour in Paso Robles or San Luis Obispo, offering a sparkling wine tasting, chocolate, romantic gourmet picnic winery lunch and a gift rose for your sweetie. Offered Feb. 14-16, it costs $225 per couple. www.breakaway-tours.com
For more information on other outstanding dinners/wine and chocolate tours click here.
*All of the above packages and activities are subject to restrictions and availability.
For more information on pure play year-round in San Luis Obispo County, go to www.VisitSanLuisObispoCounty.com.
SOURCE Visit San Luis Obispo County
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