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Valentine’s Day Date Ideas Made Easy at Pechanga Resort Casino


 TEMECULA, Calif. – (Jan. 17, 2019) – Searching for something fun and unique to do with that special someone for Valentine’s Day can be difficult. Looking to Pechanga Resort Casino for the perfect solution is easy. The resort offers an array of sure-to-impress activities throughout the month of love, and beyond.

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Did you know Pechanga offers 15 distinct hotel packages offering unbeatable savings? The most popular of these in February are the Bed & Breakfast Package which includes AAA Four Diamond accommodations and breakfast for two brought to your room. You don’t even need to call room service to order; the other is the Spa Couples Package featuring AAA Four Diamond accommodations, a Spa welcome gift, a 50-minute couple’s treatment in a signature suite at Spa Pechanga which includes champagne and chocolate-covered strawberries and spa facility access for two guests, and to top it off, sleep in with a 1 p.m. late check out.  The Breakfast in Bed hotel package starts at $159 in February, and the Spa Couples Package starts at $359. For reservations or more information, visit


Couple’s massages are nice, even when not paired with a hotel stay and Spa Pechanga specializes in therapeutic, health-restoring treatments. The signature couple’s treatment starts at $240. Guests can also indulge with an 80-minute warming stone massage, an 80-minute acorn and walnut treatment utilizing native botanicals, HydraFacial winter refresher or a wintermint pedicure, both 50-minute treatments. Spa Pechanga gift cards also makes a thoughtful present for Valentine’s Day. Gift cards may be used toward massage, facials, body treatments, beauty products, and hair and nail salon services. Spa reservations may be made online or by calling (877) 711-2946.


Laughing out loud together can help bring people closer. Since Valentine’s Day falls on a Thursday, a show at the Pechanga Comedy Club can make a fun outing date-night outing. Comedian headliner Joey Medina and featured comic Cari Tillery take the stage in the 250-seat comedy club for Thursday, Feb. 14’s 7:30 p.m. show. Medina has enjoyed his own SHOWTIME comedy special, touring the world with major comics such as Russell Peters, and performed for thousands of US Armed Forces troops in Bosnia, Kosovo, Kuwait and more. Latin Style Magazine describes his as being one of the few comedians who can bridge urban with mainstream comedy to make his style a hit throughout the country. Pechanga Comedy Club tickets are $18 with a two-drink minimum. Medina and Tillery also perform Friday, Saturday and Sunday on the Comedy Club stage. Guests must be 21 and older. Tickets may be purchased online, via phone at (877) 711-2946 or in person at the Pechanga Box Office.


Pechanga features five distinct shopping outlets to find a great gift for a special someone. The resort-casino is also the only location within Southwest Riverside County to carry high end, designer handbags, sunglasses and fine jewelry. Pechanga gift cards also make a nice gift. Available in any denomination, gift cards can be used toward dining, spa, hotel stays, show tickets, retail purchases, and golf at Pechanga Resort Casino


Make plans to visit any of Pechanga’s 13 restaurants for Valentine’s Day, or celebrate on a different day and avoid the crowds. Six Pechanga restaurants feature Valentine’s Day dining specials so whether the day includes a quick bite or first-class dining, there’s something for every craving and any budget. Dining specials are offered at the following restaurants:

Paisano’s – Prix Fixe dinner for $58 per person (opens at 5 p.m.)

Four-course dinner with choice of filet mignon in a port-wine reduction or housemade parppardelle pasta with shrimp, lobster, scallops finished with wild mushrooms, sundried tomatoes and parmesan cream. The restaurant’s nightly menu will also be served.
Great Oak Steakhouse – Prix Fixe dinner for $72 per person (opens at 5 p.m.)
Three-course dinner with prime filet mignon with Maine lobster tail with champagne butter and parsnip puree entrée. The restaurant’s nightly menu will also be served.
Kelsey’s – Prix Fixe dinner for $45 per person (opens at 11 a.m.)
Three-course dinner with petite filet mignon with mushroom ragu and pan seared scallops entrée. The restaurant’s nightly menu will also be served.

Pechanga Café – Prix Fixe meal for $35 (open 24 hours)
Three-course dinner with prawns stuffed with blue crab served over angel hair pasta in scampi butter as the entrée.
The restaurant’s daily menu will also be served.
Journey’s End – Individually priced entrée and dessert special (opens at 7 a.m. Dining specials served starting at 11 a.m.)

Entrée: Filet mignon with red wine demi glace, grand marnier seared jumbo shrimp served with candied carrots, asparagus and panko-crusted polenta – $27
Dessert: Strawberry Shortcake in Chocolate Cup $6
The restaurant’s daily menu will also be served.

Lobby Bar & Grill – Individually priced appetizer, entrée and dessert specials (Dining specials served starting at 4 p.m.)
Appetizer: Lobster Ravioli with Smoked Parsnip Puree, Apple, Celery, Browned Butter Sage Vinaigrette – $15

Entrees: center cut New York sirloin bordelaise with roasted garlic mashed potato, poached king crab with béarnaise sauce, and asparagus – $45; pan seared barramundi with saffron clams, crispy sun chokes, peas, and rainbow carrots – $30

Dessert: vanilla prickly pear panacotta trifle – $8
The restaurant’s daily menu will also be served.

The Pechanga Buffet also features a Valentine’s Day special menu from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Prices for $45.99 for adults and $22.99 for children. Stations at the buffet include fresh seafood and sushi, Americana with grilled chicken, strawberry-glazed salmon, beef and shrimp kabobs, from the wood grill with fire-grilled steak, grilled pork chops, more than four selections of fresh pasta, Far East dishes, herb-crusted prime rib, smoked BBQ brisket and more from the carving station and an extensive selection of freshly made desserts.

Reservations are strongly recommended for the Great Oak Steakhouse and for Paisano’s. Plan ahead by calling (877) 711-2946 or reserve online at


About Pechanga Resort Casino

Pechanga Resort & Casino offers one of the largest and most expansive resort/casino experiences anywhere in the United States. Voted the number one casino in the country by USA Today and rated a Four Diamond property by AAA since 2002, Pechanga Resort & Casino provides an unparalleled getaway, whether for the day or for an extended luxury stay. Offering more than 4,600 of the hottest slots, table games, world-class entertainment, 1,090 hotel rooms, dining, spa and golf at Journey at Pechanga, Pechanga Resort Casino features a destination that meets and exceeds the needs of its guests and the community. Pechanga Resort Casino is owned and operated by the Pechanga Band of Luiseño Indians. For more information, call toll free (877) 711-2946 or Follow Pechanga Resort & Casino on Facebook and on Twitter @PechangaCasino.


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