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You will find that San Diego is one of the most romantic cities on the West Coast. Our lively city is home to gorgeous beaches, thrilling events and activities, and a mesmerizing downtown district that will keep you busy throughout your stay. Take a look at some of the date night hotspots in San Diego you can enjoy with a loved one:

See a Movie

Most of us might be thinking that we will never be able to see a movie on the big screen again. However, here in San Diego there are several ways you can safely see a movie on a giant screen. Head over to Mission Hills, where a rooftop theatre called Cinema Under the Stars is showing your favorite classic films. These movies are shown on a spacious 20-foot screen where you can safely watch it from the comfort of a zero-gravity recliner. Small snacks are on hand including popcorn, candy, soda, and more. For an even bigger screen experience, head over to South Bay Drive-In Theatre. There are not many drive-in theatres left in the country, but South Bay is one of the biggest. The 100-foot screens feature incredible picture quality and also play your favorite films. Tickets start at just $10 per person and the onsite snack bar will keep you fed. Make sure your car has FM radio to enjoy the movie!

Visit the San Diego Zoo

One of the most popular attractions in all of San Diego can be found at Balboa Park. The San Diego Zoo has been a staple of the San Diego community for decades. The zoo is a great place for a romantic date with a loved one. Visit the zoo and see the exotic creatures on display including lions, penguins, giraffes, and so much more. There are even some exhibits where you can pet a live animal! The San Diego Zoo continues to operate and allow guests in to see these majestic animals. We recommend visiting later in the evening when the crowds die down!

Walk the Beach

There is nothing more romantic than a sunset walk along one of the many beautiful beaches in San Diego. The weather in San Diego is incredible all year round, so you can show up during any season and be comfortable at the beach. Sunset Cliffs is a popular location where you can find beautiful views of the tide pools. There is a nearby park that is great to explore as well. More romantic beaches include Windansea Beach located over in the La Jolla district. This rocky beach features gorgeous sandstone cliffs and unprecedented views of the ocean. The only thing that makes it even better is when you visit at sunset. If you and your loved one wish to enjoy the water head over to Moonlight Beach located around Encinitas. This popular beach area is the perfect spot to relax with swimming or surfing. There are even tennis and volleyball courts nearby if you are in a competitive mood.

Head Over to La Jolla Cove

La Jolla is one of the most beautiful parts of San Diego and is located right on the coast. The La Jolla Cove is the most popular attraction in the district. The cove itself is found in between sandstone cliffs that reach up to the top of the city. In the water you will most likely find the beautiful sea lions and seals that find their home here. Watch as they bath peacefully on the shore or see them swim around the water looking for their next meal. A visit to the La Jolla Cove is one of the most romantic activities here!

Romantic Dining in San Diego

San Diego and the rest of California have opened up for indoor dining again! Come see the incredible restaurants found right here in the city. The Addison Restaurant is a fine dining experience that is also the only MICHELIN guide-starred restaurant in the region. Enjoy a five- or ten-course meal where dishes are chosen personally by the chef. The French cuisine is created with only world class ingredients and is made even better when paired with a luxury wine found on the drink menu. Addison Restaurant is open for dinner Tuesday through Thursday from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM and Friday and Saturday from 5:30 PM to 9:30 PM. Reservations are required for dine-in services and can be made by calling 858-314-1900.

Enjoy the Romance of San Diego

As you can see, there are plenty of popular date night spots right here in San Diego. Get ready for your upcoming trip by reserving one of our exclusive vacation rentals in the area. Enjoy a full-size home or reserve a trendy condo in the heart of downtown.