I love all holidays. If there’s a chance for me to break out some decor, and a platter of festive food, you better believe I’m gonna take it. Valentine’s Day is no exception. I’m sure that part of it is the fact that I married someone way out of my league, which makes me feel like celebrating pretty much constantly, but nevertheless, that doesn’t stop me from filling my Netflix queue with sappy rom-coms, and buying all the pink candy I can every February. No-one does holidays better than Disneyland, so it’s no surprise to me that Valentine’s Day is the perfect romantic experience.
Disney has different Valentine’s offerings to celebrate the day of love every year. This year, those included chocolate-strawberry beignets from The Mint Julip Bar, The ‘Funnel of Love’ strawberry cheesecake funnel cake from The Stage Door Cafe, and the berry fritters from Royal Street Verandah.
If a sit-down meal with your sweetie is more your speed, some of our favorite romantic options at Disneyland are having breakfast on the patio at The Carnation Cafe, or indulging in a fine dining experience at The Napa Rose.
Disneyland has some really fun photo-ops throughout the park for Valentine’s Day, but the primary one is at the beginning of Main Street, where a giant heart-flower topiary featuring some fun touches from Mickey and Minnie, has taken spot.
If photo-ops aren’t your thing, grab your Valentine and ride some of your favorite rides together, then end your day watching the fireworks together.
We always pick the Howard Johnson as our first pick for a Disneyland stay, and Valentine’s is no exception. The hotel is a seven-minute walk from the front gate of Disneyland (we clocked it!) and has a fully renovated building 1, that includes some of the most comfortable hotel beds I’ve ever stayed in.
Try other things in Anaheim:
Venture outside of Disneyland for your romantic weekend. Some of our favorite spots to hit for a couple’s trip is the day spa at Burke Williams, grabbing some cute desserts at House of Chimney Cakes and Okayama Kobo Bakery, and having a romantic dinner at The Anaheim White House.