Valentines isn’t just for you and your significant other or spouse once you have children. While a portion of it still can be, it is always fun if you can include your children for part of it. We understand that at All Star Rent-A-Van and so we’ve compiled a small list of things you can do with your family and loved ones.

Do It Yourself Workshops

Valentine’s Collages

This is an event for everyone in the family. On Feb 1st, join artist June Rubin at her studio at #214 2690 Historic Decatur Rd. Check out her website for more information today!

Heart Candy Box

Held at the home depot on Feb 2, from 9am-12pm, you and your loved ones can paint, personalize and create a beautiful heart-shaped candy box to give to someone special this valentines day. The best part about this is, your children will even receive a certificate, a workshop apron, and a commemorative pin. You can go to the home depot website,, and register today.

Art with Heart

The Family Arts & Literacy Connection connects you with visual artist Stacie Green, who is going to teach everyone how to make quilled paper hearts. If you are interested you can head over to the Encinitas Branch Library, at 540 Cornish dr, or call 760-753-7376 to register. This amazing event is help on Feb 6th, from 4pm-5:30pm. And you can receive a free book for going.

Valentine Mobile

The Lakeshore Learning Store is holding a make your own Valentine mobile workshop on Feb 9, from 11am until 3pm. This is a fun workshop, which is definitely worth checking out. Head over to their website at to get more information.

Valentines Day Outings

Family Night: Valentine Monsters.

Every year San Marcos Community Center holds a family night event. On Feb. 6 at 6 pm, you and your loved ones can get together for a nice evening out of the house. Register today at

Cupid’s Cleanup

This is a family event that also helps the environment. I Love A Clean San Diego holds a cleaning up adventure at Hourglass Community Park on Feb 9, at 10 am until 12 pm. During this time you can learn about different ways to protect and provide for your local environment. They prove the supplies, snacks, and waters, and you just bring your smiling faces. Meet up is at 10440 Black Mountain Rd. For more information and registration head to

Valentine’s Day Teas

Do you love history? Well head over to Sikes Adobe Historic Farmstead, and travel back to simpler times and enjoy tea, sandwiches, and sweets with your loved ones. This lovely event is help on Feb. 9 & 10, and you can either go at 1 pm or 3 pm. For registration head over to

Coronado Valentine’s Day 10K, 5K & 1-Mile Fun Run

If you are part of an athletic and adventurous family, why not get suited up in a costume and head over to Tidelands park for a fun run. There is even a costume contest so you can win prizes. Register at

FUNBelievable Play’s Toddler Craft Class and Disco

On Feb. 12, from 9 am-noon, FUNBelievable is offering a toddlers craft class. So bring down your loved ones and get those creative juices flowing.

Then on Feb 15, from 5 pm until 9 pm you and your toddler can go to a Valentine’s disco. Go to or call 619-456-2474 to register today.

Valentine’s Cruises

Hosted by Hornblower Cruises & Events, you can enjoy a cruise with spectacular bay views, delicious food selections, and dancing. With a variety of dates, you can find one for your family, and one for just you and your significant other. For all the juicy details and reservations, visit

Sweetheart’s Ball

Who doesn’t dancing!? The Sweetheart’s Ball is a family event which includes light hors-d’oeuvres, treats, refreshments, photo backdrops and more. This dance is taking place on Feb. 15, from 6pm to 8 pm at the Encinitas Community & Senior Center. To get tickets head over to or call 760-943-2250.

Valentine’s Day Shopping

Oceanside Valentine’s Week

It wouldn’t be Valentine’s Day if there wasn’t some shopping needing to be done. Luckily Oceanside is holding a week-long shop-o-rama. You can shop for an array of Valentine’s Day gifts, enjoy sweet treats and entertainment. There is also a 25-foot heart-shaped balloon, and a free outdoor screening of the beloved classic, Disney’s 101 Dalmatians. Check it out between  Feb 9-16. For complete schedule and locations, visit