Fun and Unique Valentine’s Day Date Ideas in Concord, CA

Whether yours is a Galentine, significant other, or even a Best Furry Friend, Concord offers fun things to do in pairs on Valentine’s Day and beyond

1. Romance on Ice

Head to the Veranda shopping center with your SO for one last chance to take a romantic spin on ice at their outdoor rink. Ice at the Veranda runs through Monday, February 17.

2. Enjoy a Glass of Wine by the Fire

After your skate date, head over to Residual Sugar to enjoy a glass of wine at their outdoor fire pit. Added bonus: they’re conveniently located just a few steps away from the ice rink.

3. Brew for Two

If craft beer is more to your liking, take a short drive to Epidemic Ales, Hop Grenade, E.J. Phair Brewing Company and Alehouse or Concord Tap House.

4. Dine Concord Style

Explore Concord’s bustling and diverse local food scene. From fancy to funky, eclectic to ethnic, you’re bound to discover the perfect spot for your romantic foodie rendezvous.

5. Catch a Flick

Enjoy cushy accommodations at the Veranda LUXE Cinema & IMAX and Brenden Concord 14, or go nostalgic at the West Wind Drive-In.

6. Grab a Sweet Treat

For some tasty sweet treats check out Pop Bar, Cream or Loard’s for ice cream or gelato, or Alpine Bakery for cakes, cookies and pies. For something different, try a scoop of gourmet cookie dough at Out the Dough, or a decadently topped cinnamon roll at Cinnaholic.

7. Play Games

Get competitive at Dave & Buster’s or team up at the Red Door or ATG Escape Room.

8. Picnic a Deux

Pack a basket and make your way to Markham Nature Park and Arboretum—an urban oasis with more than two miles of scenic trails.

9. Bring Your Furry Valentine Along

Three is not a crowd when it comes to your best furry friend. Concord offers an abundance of pet-friendly venues, parks and trails including the Hilton and Crowne Plaza Hotels, The Hop Grenade Taproom and Lazy Dog Restaurants, the Paw Patch at Newhall Community Park and Lime Ridge and Shell Ridge Open Spaces.

10. Get a Room, You Two

Seriously! Stay at one of Concord’s nine hotels for the whole weekend. If you’re a local, enjoy a romantic staycation.