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The season of love: Valentine’s day activities

Whether you are single or taken, Valentine’s Day is the time to celebrate the people you love, which includes not only your significant other, but also your friends, family members and teachers. This Valentine’s Day, go beyond the usual chocolate and roses, and try out some of these fun and romantic activities to do!

Hiking

Celebrate Valentine’s Day with Mother Nature by taking advantage of the wide variety of trails in Orange County. You can never go wrong with coastal hikes, like Top of the World or Crystal Cove, where you can enjoy breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean. But, make sure to always stay hydrated!

Have a picnic

Picnics are a great alternative to restaurants because you can enjoy delicious food without breaking the bank. There are many scenic places in Orange County that you can choose from, including Laguna Beach or Beacon Park. So, pack your favorite foods, whether it’s panini or kimbap, and go on a picnic!

Baking

Build a heart-shaped cake, bake red velvet cupcakes or make Valentine’s Day pizza! For more inspiration, go on Pinterest and Facebook where you can find countless Valentine’s-Day-themed recipes. If you can’t bake, there is always the option of pre-made cake mix.

Build a blanket fort and binge on Netflix

There is no age limits to blanket forts, and anyone can build one. First, arrange your pillows, blankets and sheets into a fort-like structure. Add flair to your blanket fort with some aesthetic Christmas lights and stuffed animals. Then, grab your computer and some snacks, and watch the latest TV show, like “Black Mirror,” or your favorite rom-com because let’s be real, Netflix is your real love.

Relax and pamper yourself

Valentine’s Day isn’t only a day for celebrating loving others, but also yourself. Pamper and indulge yourself by gifting yourself a present, eating your favorite food or getting a manicure!