Moms, here are some Valentine ideas for rejuvenating alone or celebrating with your mate.
Slip away across the vast dance floor at the . Call and schedule to take a free lesson between 1 and 10 p.m. Learn the waltz, foxtrot, tango, salsa and the swing. Then keep on dancing because Arthur Murray's Valentine Special includes two 45-minute private lessons, two group lessons and a practice party for $150, single or couple. It's a great opportunity to work one on one with an instructor and develop rhythm, confidence and a feel for dancing. Call 925-456-5556 to schedule your first appointment or visit its website.
Once you're moving, skip on out to the 21-acre health and wellness Purple Orchid Inn Resort & Spa in Livermore for the Royal Treatment For One. An hour Swedish massage combined with a 30-minute express facial and eye treatment will ease your stress. The $190 fee includes use of outside pool, spas, luxurious spa robes and sandals. Or go for that extra mile and try the Day Spa Sampler Package for One. For $215, you receive an hour Swedish massage, facial and poolside spa lunch and wine. If you choose to bring your significant other, you and your mate can linger and enjoy the Couples Romance Spa for $260 — an hour and a half together with a massage at the spa, then lunch with wine. Call Guest Services at 925-606-8855 or visit their website.
Spend a night away at the Doubletree Hotel in Livermore. The hotel, in the heart of Livermore Wine Country, is offering a Sweet Romance Getaway package for Valentine's Day that starts at $115. It includes deluxe accommodations, relaxation, indulgence for one, or two, sparkling wine, a full breakfast in-room or in the hotel restaurant. Come early and stay late availability. Call 925-443-4950.
After a good night's rest, learn to prepare a chocolate-themed meal and complement it with a chocolate-friendly wine in the food studio at in Pleasanton. After the hands-on recipes are prepared, settle in to enjoy your meal and wine with the feature film "Chocolat," starring Juliette Binoche. $ 75 for the four-hour program, 5 p.m. Saturday. Call 925-600-7267 or visit its website.
Indulge yourself at . The Valentine's Day Package getaway at Hilton Pleasanton is good for the month of February. Rates from $149 include one night's accommodations, a four-course dinner in the hotel's Player's Restaurant, special in-room amenities and a full breakfast for two. 925-463-8000.