7 Last-Minute Romantic Ideas for Valentine’s Day

Haven’t started planning for the most romantic holiday of the year yet? No need to worry, we’ve got you covered. We’ve put together the ultimate guide to a last-minute romantic getaway. From America’s Windy City to the beaches of Mexico, there will be no shortage of exciting events, fancy dinners, and romantic views for you and your significant other.


Head to Hard Rock Hotel San Diego and indulge in our LoveStoned Package offered throughout the month of February. This luxury date package includes complimentary champagne, romance turndown service, and decadent Valentine’s Day cake pops from SD Cake Pop Shop. Don’t feel like leaving the room for breakfast? Enjoy $40 in-room dining credit for a romantic breakfast in bed.

Happening February 2nd through the 28th, you’re not going to want to miss the chance to sip fine wines while exploring San Diego at the SD Beer, Wine and Spirits Tour aboard the “San Diego Love Train.” Get behind-the-scenes looks at the winemaking process and enjoy VIP wine tasting at boutique wineries. To spice up the romance even more take in the coastal views of San Diego on the train with wine and cheese pairings AND wine and chocolate pairings. Too much romance to handle!


Spoil your sweetheart at the Leu Gardens Valentine’s Concert. Hand in hand, stroll through the beautiful 50-acre gardens with your valentine and listen to the soothing tunes of the Jeff Howell Blues Band, Dr. Otto Gomez Group, and the Dirty Dog Band. The concert starts February 11th from 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. Tickets are $15, so whisk away your love under the stars to some smooth jazz.

Lake Concord Park will be having an Art & Romance in the Park and Food Truck Bazaar from 6-9 p.m. Want to know the best part? It’s free! Take in the unique artwork of nearly two dozen Floridian artists while snacking on delicious food truck eats and listening to hits from the 1950s. Rumor has it that the Dane Colbert Band will be the first to perform.


Chicago is a city for couples who want to celebrate their love not only for each other, but also for music. Happening February 11th and 12th, several musicians will be coming together for a night of reminiscing and dancing at the 11th Annual Hideout Makeout Party. Slow dance to a selection of original music, film soundtracks, and love songs. This event is welcome to everyone, whether in a relationship or not.

If you want to pick up the pace a little, get tickets to the Empty Bottle Valentine’s Day Dance happening on February 14th at 9 p.m. Boogie the night away at this dance party featuring the Super Sonic Space Rebels, the Lizzies, and much more. Individual tickets are $7, couples are $10, or you can splurge on the dinner package for $45. Spread your love to more than just your partner at this dance that donates all of its proceeds to Rape Victims Advocates.


Want to check out more of what Florida has to offer? Head to Tampa for a variety of activities that will make you fall in love all over again. Hit the Hillsborough River for a Valentine Water Bike Ride put on by the Tampa Bay Water Bike Company. Enjoy an hour-long couple ride for $40 or bask in the Floridian sunset for a 90-minute ride of one on one romance.

At night, add a 70’s flare to your romantic holiday at the 70’s Love Disco. Bring out your favorite bell bottoms and dance under the disco ball! Win best dressed at the costume contest at midnight and enjoy music by DJ CUB February 10th to the 11th.


Take your romance to Sin City this Valentine’s Day and stay in one of the Hard Rock’s many luxurious suites. Stay in our all-new Casino Tower which offers a sexy sophistication to your getaway with polished furnishings, spa-like bathrooms, and lavish bedding. Enjoy some one on one time with your sweetheart at our lush pool or watch the city lights in your room with French doors that open to a heart-stirring view of the strip.


If you want to really go all out for the most romantic holiday of the year, wear your heart on your sleeve and take your love to our Puerto Vallarta location in Mexico.  Embrace the spirit and culture of the island with one of our themed night shows. Walk down to the outdoor amphitheater and take in a live music performance in the Sun Bar happening daily from 9:00 p.m.  to 11:00 p.m.

During the day explore the crystal-clear Puerto Vallarta waters of the Banderas Bay with scuba diving and snorkeling. Schedule a scuba diving demonstration at the activities desk or grab some gear and jump into the warm waters right away. Discover colorful coral reefs and a plethora of tropical fish, turtles and dolphins. The Banderas Bay is the ultimate way to spend a romantic day with your significant other.


Soak in the sun at our Hard Rock Hotel Palm Springs location. Treat your valentine to a night they will never forget with our Love Is In The Air Romance Package that includes a complimentary bottle of pink moscato and chocolate strawberries on the balcony. Make the most of your exclusive getaway poolside by reserving a private cabana with complimentary cocktails. Then, make your night even more special with our rose petal turndown service that will leave your partner in a romantic mood.

Looking for something to do at night? Dress up after your day at the pool and head to The Club located in our hotel. This part lounge, part dance club will have you on your feet dancing the night away to hits from the 70s, 80s, 90s, and 2000s. Get your disco party started with happy hour that starts at 9:00 p.m. every Friday and Saturday night.

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