Valentine's Day Things To Do In Palo AltoTreat your sweetie to a romantic getaway this Valentine's Day in Palo Alto. Begin with Donizetti's musical comedy "L'elisir d'amore" ("The Elixir of Love") at Lucie Stern Theatre. The tale follows a country bumpkin as he tries to woo the girl he loves with the help of a snake oil salesman. Performances run February 14, 16, 22, and 23, and tickets begin at just $40 for mezzanine seating. You and your sweetie will relish the operatic repertoire, including Nemorino's "Una furtive lagrima," as long-time or even first-time opera goers.
When it comes to an evening of elegance, it's hard to beat Ballet San Jose. You two can witness the beauty and awe of the esteemed choreography in George Balanchine's first ballet Serenade, Jorma Elo's runaway hit Glow-Stop, and Ohad Naharin's Minus 16. Tickets start at just $20 for the Valentine's Day weekend performances. Ballet aficionados will quite assuredly be moved to their feet as the program's incredible range and sophistication take hold at the Center for the Performing Arts.
Last but certainly not least, enjoy a dinner for two at one of the city's many fine-dining restaurants. Choose from traditional options like Italian, French, and Mexican, or grab more eclectic fare at a Vietnamese or Cuban restaurant. Between the intimate lighting, succulent food, and often custom holiday menu, you and your beau will be well on your way to the meal of your dreams. Just make sure to reserve a table in advance so you two can make the most out of this special day.