Whether the thought of Valentine’s Day makes you gag or swoon, there’s simply no avoiding that the month of February is all about romance. It doesn’t even matter if you’re single or married, Valentine’s Day is a great time for anyone to indulge or pamper their loved ones. Fortunately for us at SLS Consulting, there are plenty of fun and creative activities to choose from in our own town of Pasadena to celebrate the month of love and romance.
If you plan on taking the traditional or want to do something a little less conventional way, here are some of the top ideas for celebrating Valentine’s Day in Pasadena.
Quirky and Creative
You could go the time-honored route of giving your sweetheart a Valentine’s Day card and flowers, but why not spend an evening doing something new to help keep your relationship (romantic or otherwise) fresh? Wine and Canvas is a mobile business in which artists host a number of painting classes every month at a variety of venues in the U.S.
There are several local classes held throughout the Los Angeles area, with one located conveniently in downtown Pasadena. Sign up with your special someone or a few friends to learn how to paint an iconic Impressionist masterpiece or a romantic sunset. As if that weren’t enough, nothing goes better with a night of painting than a glass of wine.
A Swanky Evening
If you are in the mood to go all out, there’s no beating the gorgeous and elegant Langham Hotel in Pasadena. There are few options for celebrating Valentine’s Day at the Langham Hotel, from budget-friendly to high-end. Rent a room for the night, enjoy a world-class meal, luxuriate at the spa, or sip a tasty drink in The Tap Room while listening to live jazz. There’s something for everyone.
For the Boys
Believe it or not, Valentine’s Day does not have to be all about the ladies. If you’re celebrating with the special man in your life, consider a night out in Pasadena’s Old Town for dinner, drinks, and live music. The Haven Gastropub is a favorite among locals for its wide selection of craft beers. Sample a flight of new flavors or tuck in for a hearty meal. Another favorite just around the corner is King’s Row Gastropub. Follow the twinkling sign on Colorado Blvd. pointing you to a warm and rustic venue where great bands play nightly and the beer list is always changing.
Contrary to what advertisers would have you believe, Valentine’s Day does not need to be an expensive affair filled with gifts and chocolate. Sometimes the simplest things can be the sweetest. Consider taking a long walk in one of Pasadena’s many public parks and gardens, such as the Arlington Gardens, the Brookside Park, or the nearby LA County Arboretum and Botanic Garden. Then enjoy a homemade dinner before curling up to watch a movie at home for the perfect end to a relaxing and wallet-friendly Valentine’s Day.
No matter how you decide to celebrate, SLS Consulting wishes you a safe and happy Valentine’s Day with your loved ones!