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Most Romantic Activities for a Valentine’s Getaway in San Diego

Author 01-22-2021

It should be no surprise that San Diego offers a variety of romantic activities perfect for your next Valentine’s Day getaway. San Diego has always been considered a romantic city and a top place to visit in California. Take a look at some of the most romantic activities in San Diego that you and a loved one can enjoy:

Walk the Beach at Sunset

When you visit San Diego, you will have 70 miles of beautiful coastline at your disposal. There is nothing more romantic than taking a beachside stroll at sunset with a loved one. The temperatures are incredible year-round, letting you enjoy a walk in light attire. One beach we highly recommend you’re your sunset stroll is La Jolla Shores Beach. This popular beach is located in the picturesque La Jolla community. You can easily enjoy just the walk or engage in a variety of beachside activities such as surfing, stand up paddleboarding, and more. You can even visit the Underwater Marine Park that features all of the incredible sea life in the area. Once you have seen the beachside sunset you will never see anything quite as beautiful again.

Tour with the Gondola Company

You do not just have to settle for seeing San Diego by land; book a gondola ride with the Gondola Company on Coronado Island. This local tour company offers romantic tours of the Coronado Cays from the comfort of an intimate gondola boat. The tour is just 50 minutes in length making it the perfect activity before Valentine’s Day dinner. Enjoy the provided treats such as chocolate covered strawberries or an Italian appetizer; bottles of wine are available to purchase as well! Once you are done with your gondola ride make sure you check out the incredible beaches on Coronado Island. Grab a cocktail from the Hotel Del Coronado, one of the historic buildings right here in San Diego.

Plan a Dinner Cruise

As mentioned, it is always exciting and romantic to see San Diego from the water. There are a variety of cruises that depart from San Diego every day. With Valentine’s Day just around the corner you can expect that sunset cruises will become more popular. Book a romantic sunset and dinner cruise with Sunset Sail. This local cruise company offers 3-hour cruises that make it easy to plan for a romantic activity. Private cruises are available along with public offerings. Show your loved one how beautiful the San Diego sunset is when you are just off the coast of the city.

Take a Romantic Hike

Outdoor lovers will have an incredible time hiking the preserved landscape found over at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve. This state park features 8 miles of natural reserve just off the coast that is the perfect location for a romantic hike. The reserve is one of just two locations on the planet where you can find Torrey pine trees making it one of the most romantic activities in San Diego. No food or drinks are allowed on the reserve, so make sure you plan accordingly.

Visit Balboa Park

San Diego is home to a variety of attractions with many of them located inside Balboa Park. In fact, there are over 85 different recreational and cultural facilities here at Balboa Park. Explore the park to visit unique attractions and shops found only here. Multiple gardens including a botanical building are available to be explored offering the perfect romantic setting. Of course, you cannot visit Balboa Park without stopping by the world-famous San Diego Zoo. Your loved one will be absolutely thrilled seeing the cute animals featured here at the zoo. Feed a giraffe or see one of the newborn animals. Make sure to review city mandates for any COVID-19 restrictions taking place during your stay.

Have a Romantic Dinner

Last but certainly not least is San Diego’s abundance of romantic restaurants right here in the city. You will have a variety of cuisine options to choose from for your Valentine Day’s dinner. For a fine dining experience like no other make sure to dine with the Addison Restaurant. This fine dining establishment is known for its romantic and elegant setting along with New French fare. The ten course and five course meals are the perfect way to taste all of the chef’s recommendations. Vintage wines are the perfect pair for any dinner here at Addison Restaurant. For a romantic Italian dinner stop in Enoteca Adriano. This authentic Italian eatery also offers a romantic ambience along with beautifully presented dishes. Reservations are required for both restaurants so make sure to plan in advance for a romantic meal at these locations.

Look No Further Than San Diego

As you can see, there is no limit to the romantic activities in San Diego that are available to you. Reserve one of our vacation rentals in advance to have access to fine amenities and privacy that local hotels and resorts cannot offer.