Looking for some romantic ideas for your sweetie this Valentine’s Day? Balboa Island is chock-full of special “somethings” for every taste and budget. The Island is such a romantic place, you can plan anything from a sunset stroll to an extravagant dinner and presents, and it will be perfect.

Let’s start with gifts! Clothing and lingerie from Amore and Crush are just perfect for a Valentine’s Day theme. Bikinis and bags from Persimmon Tree would also be a lovely treat. Maybe your sweetheart would enjoy a mani-pedi from Bellacures or Rosey Toes? Sinfulicious Bodycare has a wonderful selection of bath salts, lotions, soaps and candles. And if you’re looking for high-end treasures, J. Noyes Jewelers and Balboa Island Jewelers are your options for fine diamonds, jewelry and watches.

Dinner for two? Make a reservation at one of Balboa Island’s quaint restaurants. Barolo by the Sea (949) 675-6193, Basilic (949) 673-0570, or the recently renovated Shanghai Pine Garden (949) 673-3802 are delightful date night options. After dinner, visit Too Sweet for delectable candy apples and other scrumptious treats. Or pick up some candy from the sweetest place in town, Balboa Candy. Balboa Candy has an amazing array of saltwater taffy, fudge and retro sodas and candy for your Valentine.

You don’t need to spend a lot of money to enjoy the romance of Balboa Island. Balboa Bars from Dad’s and walking along Ocean Front are all you need. In fact, the Island’s glorious sunsets have been the backdrop of countless proposals. Love is in the air whenever you can spend time on Balboa Island!