The super sweet time of the year is almost upon us. If you’re feeling the love this Valentine’s Day, head to Lompoc, California for a romantic getaway! Take a scenic drive through the beautiful flower fields, spend a cozy evening at a nearby winery sipping on local wines, indulge in a delicious dinner for two at one of our top restaurants, and more!
If you’re in or around Lompoc on Feb. 14, 2023, you might want to consider taking your special sweetheart to one of the area’s Valentine’s Day events.
No matter what you end up doing, enjoy it—and one another! Here’s to you. Here’s to love.
103 West Walnut Avenue, Lompoc
Friday, Feb. 10, 2023 from 6:30-8:30 p.m.
$20 per person
Join local artist Carol Kemp to explore your creativity and celebrate your love with this special, limited-seating pre-Valentine’s Day event at Lompoc’s warm and inviting Blooming Energy Community Wellness Studio. Kemp’s paintings, jewelry, and other expressions of her spiritually energetic art have been featured at Cypress Gallery in Lompoc and she has taught art and owned her own studio in the area. Purchase your ticket for $20 online or call 805.291.9683 to reserve your spot.
Wine Tasting Experience
Did you know that the charming little town of Lompoc is home to more than 40 wineries? There’s even a Lompoc Wine Trail and the Lompoc Wine Ghetto in the community that Sunset Magazine has declared “the new wine country.” Beloved spots in and around town like Lompoc Wine Factory, Longoria Winery & Tasting Room, and Montemar Wines are always inviting, but a Valentine’s visit with your special someone makes for an even more magical experience. Lompoc Wine Ghetto, with its 20-something tasting rooms, is an enchanting and smart starting point for vino adventures.
Love in Bloom
There’s a reason the Lompoc region is known as the Valley of Arts and Flowers. Several reasons, actually. Chief amongst them is our area’s stunning flower fields, which captivate visitors with scintillating color bursts. While the flower fields typically bloom from April through September, heavier winter rains may have provided an early boost. You can get a closer look and plan your adventure with the fun Lompoc Flower Tracker.
Treat Yourself to a Romantic Italian Meal
825 North H. Street, Lompoc
From its authentic Italian roots to its location in the warm heart of Lompoc, everything about La Botte Ristorante Italiano is romantic and lovely. Established in 1981 by Marsala, Italy natives Nick and Caterina, La Botte and the family’s Nick’s Pizzeria have become local favorites. The chicken marsala and chicken piccata dishes here are especially popular. Of course, La Botte is just one of many delicious and romantic restaurants in and around Lompoc. Take a closer look at Yelp’s Top 10 Most Romantic Restaurants here.
Lompoc Love Stories
Looking for a simple, sweet, anytime activity to enjoy with your love? Pull up a seat or cozy up on the couch together and go online to read these time-honored tales of Lompoc love in a special edition of the Lompoc Record online archives from 2020. You can also explore these archives of local print journalism spanning from 1875 until today.
Bella Florist & Gifts
101 North H. Street, Lompoc
Rather bring the flowers home than head out to encounter them? Uplift the ambiance and accentuate the color of romance on Valentine’s Day with a special gift from Bella Florist & Gifts. This lovable Lompoc flower shop offers in-town and area delivery of beautiful fresh flowers and gifts. You can view their special Valentine’s Day arrangements online here and order online or by calling 805.740.2900.
Whether it’s a Valentine’s Day stay, a weekend escape for two, or fun with the whole family, Lompoc always offers a warm embrace to any and all visitors. There’s even an array of hotels in the region, if you want to spend a little extra time to fall in love here. You can start your budding romance right now by downloading the Lompoc Visitors Guide.
Located on scenic Pacific Coast Highway 1, just 155 miles northwest from Los Angeles with close proximity to Santa Barbara and Solvang, Lompoc takes on a world of its own. Its valley
setting, surrounded by spectacular rolling hills and vineyards, creates an invitation for visitors to detour off the main road, and explore what’s around the bend.
Lompoc is a destination for wine tasting, golf, cycling, hiking, skydiving, birding, and surfing at nearby Jalama Beach. It is home to La Purisima Mission State Historic Park, the most fully
restored and furnished of the 21 California missions, and adjacent to Vandenberg Air Force Base, where rockets are launched throughout the year by such entities as NASA, SpaceX,
and ULA, to name a few.
Lompoc has 12 hotels to welcome visitors. To discover more about the Lompoc Valley, and other things to see and do, visit: www.explorelompoc.com.