POV: You’re planning a date for your special someone but don’t know where to start. Lucky for you, we’ve got a few recommendations up our sleeve. Keep reading as we uncover some not-so-hidden (but ever-so-epic) gems near Boulevard.

Get your fill of fresh air and flowers in every shade at Dublin Hills Regional Park. Wow your loved one with a California superbloom in full effect along with breathtaking views of the Bay Area landscape. The thing we love most about Dublin Hills Regional Park? All the trails that weave through your pick of 652 acres of green. Nothing beats a little outdoors time with your favorite person.

If your lover’s a lover of all things sweet, treat them to the decadence of Meadowlark Dairy, located in downtown Pleasanton. Here, happiness comes by the cone – so if you want to experience the richest swirls around, we suggest you give this place a try. Drive through for a cone-on-the-go or step right up to choose your flavor. And trust us when we say your taste buds will thank you.

Happy hour, anyone? Stop by McGrail Vineyards for some exquisite sips of award-winning wines while soaking in a panorama of Livermore Valley from a patio and picnic area. Enjoy a live band, take a cheese and chocolate pairing class or simply stop by the tasting room, open daily from 11am to 5pm. We can’t picture a better way to unwind.

Now that you’ve got some ideas to add to your agenda, tag us on Instagram or Facebook once you and your loved ones put your plans to action. And in the meantime, follow us on TikTok for more outing inspo and updates about the community.