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6 Unique Valentine’s Day Ideas In Conejo Valley

Posted on February 9, 2024 by Conejo Valley

With Valentine’s Day around the corner, it’s the perfect time to plan your next romantic getaway. Conejo Valley offers a perfect blend of natural beauty and romantic experiences. Whether you’re traveling with a loved one, friends, or by yourself, Conejo Valley has something to offer for everyone.

Tour McCrea Ranch with Tea and Treats

If you and your loved one appreciate history and rustic charm, step back in time by visiting McCrea Ranch, once the home of the actor Joel McCrea and his wife, Frances Dee. In the 1950’s and 1960’s parts of the ranch were sold for housing which now makes up much of the northern part of Thousand Oaks.

The ranch is hosting a special Valentine’s Day Tour and Tea event, where you’ll enjoy tea and Valentine’s treats before taking a docent-led tour of the Bunk House, Milk House, and Shop Area.

To register and to learn more about the event, call the Conejo Recreation and Park District at (805)-495-2163 or visit: and search using the keyword “McCrea.”

Experience Fine Dining

Treat your taste buds to a culinary fine dining experience in Conejo Valley – one of our top picks is Holdren’s Steaks and Seafood. Holdren’s is an award-winning steak and seafood restaurant located in Newbury Park. With food options for any palate, it’s the perfect place to enjoy a delicious meal in a saloon-inspired atmosphere.

Another option to consider is Rustico Ristorante Italiano. Rustico is “where great food and atmosphere take you to beautiful Italia.” The restaurant features a comfortable and warm interior with a diverse, home-cooked menu and a unique selection of wines for your enjoyment.

Escape to the Mountains on Horseback

For a scenic experience, embark on a horseback riding adventure with Malibu Riders. Explore the beautiful landscapes of Conejo Valley on horseback, riding on trails, and enjoying the Southern California scenery.

Consider taking the 2 hour Malibu Creek State Park private tour which offers beautiful views of the Santa Monica Mountains, Century Lake, and Malibou Lake. You’ll explore an area that was once known as the 20th Century Fox Ranch – the filming ground for shows and movies like Doctor Dolittle, Planet of the Apes, Tarzan, M*A*S*H, and more. It’s no wonder why this is the Malibu Riders’ top location for tours.

Sip your way through the day

Conejo Valley is home to countless breweries and wineries, making it an ideal place to visit for couples who love tasting experiences. Whether you want to spend your day sampling local wines or exploring the craft beer scene, there are plenty of options.

For wine, Cork Dork is one of our favorite spots for trying wines from around the world along with the option to sample their beers and food. It is a place where wine and food are harmoniously paired to create a place for those who are eager to try new things. Cork Dork’s goal is to provide a relaxing place to spend time, learn about their craft, and enjoy a delicious experience.

You can also visit Giessenger Winery which will transport you to the French countryside with their charming gardens and moderately-priced wine selection. Enjoy the artistry of French wine making in the lush Californian landscape of Ventura County.

If you’re interested in Conejo Valley’s craft beer scene, we recommend Bottle and Pint which features an ever-changing list of the world’s best craft beers on tap. They carry some of the most sought after craft beers in their shop – enjoy a sip there or take a bottle home to try.

Finally, for some healthy competition, The Mighty Axe is a fun spot to enjoy some beer and try out axe-throwing in a safe and lively environment. They offer plenty of local craft brews selected within 10 miles of their location and have a wide selection of food to try, too.

Explore the Gardens of the World

Immerse yourself in nature and appreciate the beauty of different cultures by exploring the Gardens of the World this Valentine’s Day. This botanical garden in Thousand Oaks features themed gardens inspired by various countries, providing a romantic setting for a leisurely stroll. Enjoy colorful flowers, ponds, and learn about cultures around the world as you explore the garden.

Galentine’s Brunch

Celebrate Valentine’s Day with your friends by enjoying a Galentine’s Day Brunch at Honey and Herb Waffle House. This cozy eatery offers plenty of variety including sweet and savory waffles, benedicts, and more.

We also recommend checking out Marmalade Cafe at The Promenade at Westlake. This spot is a neighborhood favorite and is known for its fresh, California-inspired cuisine. With plenty of classic breakfast favorites as well as some more unique dishes, there’s something here for every foodie.

Keep it simple, but fun with a picnic at Paramount Ranch and bring sandwiches from Italia Deli in Agoura Hills.

Whether you prefer outdoor adventures, wine tasting, or fine dining, Conejo Valley has everything you need to make your Valentine’s Day truly special. Check out our complete list of hotels, attractions, and travel tips to help plan your upcoming trip.

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