Treat Your Someone Special with Great Gifts, Dining

Planning to celebrate Valentine’s Day 2022 in Rancho Mirage? Dial up romance with great gifts, dining, and events. Let this guide you. Your loved one doesn’t even need to know where you got such great ideas.

Song and dance

Give the gift of ABBA and secure seats to the smash musical, “Mamma Mia!” Tickets are still available for the Desert Theatrical performances on Feb. 18 and 19. Enjoy the show safely outdoors at Rancho Mirage Amphitheater. Know a “Super Trooper” who’d want you to “Gimme! Gimme! Gimme!” more ABBA tunes? Pick up tickets to “ABBACADABRA – a MAGICAL tribute to ABBA” at Agave Caliente’s The Show on Feb. 26.

Tables for two

Wally’s Desert Turtle presents a special Valentine’s Day menu: $85-$105/person on Feb. 14, required reservations start at 4 p.m. seating. Enjoy a three-course meal with entrees such as filet of Loch Duart Scottish salmon, seared Maple Leaf duo breast, braised beef short ribs, and more. Of course there’s dessert, including a “Lover’s Lane” Douceur with kissing swans.  

The Valentine’s Day special at Acqua California Bistro is a four-course meal with a variety of options and a glass of champagne with every meal. Gluten-free and vegetarian options are available. $54.99/person. Reservations required.

Si Bon Belgian Bistro has a number of special dishes on their Valentine’s Day menu, including duck paté du chef; veal medallion “Oscar” with Dungeness crab; filet mignon and Maine lobster tail; and Belgian chocolate mousse. Available 12 – 9 p.m.

In addition to all the menu items and extensive wine list that you love at Shame on the Moon, they’ll have a supplemental menu for Valentine’s Day with a petite filet and lobster tail. Reservations required.

Relax and unwind

February is Romance Month at Omni Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa. Celebrate with your beloved with a “Treatment for Two” special that includes a complimentary glass of champagne and sweet chocolate treats. Enjoy the 60-minute, full body Lucious Chocolate Massage or the 45-minute Chocolate Mint Pedicure. Why not indulge and choose both? 

You can then spend more time together by booking Omni’s Romance package and stay in luxurious accommodations with a concierge pre-call to assist with special romantic requests, a bottle of sparkling wine paired with artisanal chocolates, and late check-out at 1:00 p.m.

Enjoy a romantic getaway to The Ritz-Carlton – Rancho Mirage and take advantage of the Bed & Breakfast special of a luxurious room and breakfast for two.

Book spa time for the two of you at The Westin Rancho Mirage Golf Resort & Spa and melt away your worries with the special Candle Massage.

Sweet treats

Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory offers up a number of Valentine’s Day sweets and gift sets. Love a chocolate covered strawberry? To maintain freshness and quality of berries, they are dipped daily in-store. (They do not ship berries. Please check with the store for availability.)

Pastry Swan Bakery has a variety of items, including cupcakes, cheesecakes, heart-shaped cookies, or truffles. This year try a mix of French macarons or one of the 4-inch chocolate flourless tortes or heart cakes. Got something unique in mind? Special orders can be placed by Feb. 9.

Wrap it up

Whether you’re looking for roses or other arrangements of blooms, Rancho Mirage Florist has the perfect bouquet for your Valentine. Seeking a romantic gift? Check out one of the many stores in Rancho Mirage

Visiting small shops not only shows you’ve put some thought into a unique item for your loved one, but helps the community, too. Pick up a gift certificate for services at Agapé Salon & Spa, a craftsman-created gift at Rancho Relaxo, or a box of premium cigars at Mirage Cigar Lounge.