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Valentine’s Day Inspiration: Romantic Activities in Downtown Concord

February 4th, 2021

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, and for those lucky enough to be in a relationship it’s an exciting season. Of course, finding the perfect romantic gesture is a little extra challenging right now with pandemic restrictions in place. The team at Renaissance Square Apartments is here to help with these five romantic ideas in downtown Concord (near San Francisco).

Sample a New Dessert

This might not be the year for a high-end gourmet 18-course meal, but you can still dazzle your taste buds in other ways. Why not splurge on a dessert you wouldn’t normally go for this Valentine’s Day? Alpine Pastry & Cakes is just around the corner from Renaissance Square. If you haven’t stopped in before, why not now? The shop is offering custom Valentine’s themed cookies and cakes — and Galentine’s, too!

Go for Italian

It may be a bit traditional, but an upscale Italian date night has a romantic flair that’s hard to match. Whether it’s the soft lighting, the soft music, the wine, or something about the food itself, it’s hard to go wrong with Italian. In downtown Concord, Luna Ristorante Italiano is one great option. Right now, Luna has outdoor seating when the weather cooperates, or you can enjoy an intimate takeout meal right from the comfort of home.

Take In Some Natural Beauty

Of course, not every romantic gesture must involve food. Taking in some natural beauty together is another great way to kindle the romance. The Markham Nature Area is just a short drive from downtown Concord, a lovely escape in the middle of town. Enjoy a stroll through the grounds or a picnic on one of the open lawns. Be sure to stop through the arboretum, too.

Bring Movie Night Home

Watching a romantic movie is another popular choice, but make sure to do it right. Unfortunately, going to the Brenden Theatre for a film is likely still not possible. However, you can bring the intimate theater experience home: the kitchen at Brenden is open for takeout, so you can literally bring the experience back home.

Sweat Together in Mount Diablo State Park

For the active couples out there, take a nontraditional approach to romance by taking a day trip to Mount Diablo State Park. You’ll find rugged natural beauty at every turn— perfect for appreciating the beauty in your partner as well. There are hiking and biking trails of all difficulty levels, and if you ascend to the summit you’ll be rewarded with some truly stunning views.

However you plan to spend your Valentine’s Day, you’ll enjoy it better if you live at Renaissance Square Apartments. Our downtown Concord luxury apartments are near San Francisco, and at the same time a world away from the crowded downtown core. If you’re looking for modern luxury apartments with enviable amenities (like a spacious billiard room, modern art, and a resort style pool), you’ll love what we have to offer. Contact us today to schedule a tour!