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.
There’s no better way to celebrate Valentine’s Day than a romantic getaway. And if you love sun, surf, great food, and trying new things, Valentines Day in San Diego is the the move to make!
Romantic San Diego Valentine’s Day Ideas
San Diego is a big city with plenty for romance-seekers to explore. Long walks on the beach are the traditional romantic activity, but the area features so much more. Explore La Jolla Cove for some unique, secluded scenery. Trek north to Torrey Pines for the stark contrast of the rolling waves and the lofty cliffs. Take a ride in a gondola or a cruise ship and forget yourself amid the glimmer of the water. Or, feel like a kid and lose yourself in the amusements of Belmont Park.
Sparks of Excitement
New experiences can help to reinvigorate a relationship—and Valentine’s Day is the perfect time to go try them! Go out on a hike for a whole new point of view. Sunset Cliffs is, as the name implies, perfect for going out to enjoy a sunset. The Bayside Trail at Cabrillo National Monument is a more moderate hike, but the views of San Diego are well worth it—and you’ll have someone to share it with! If you don’t get to the ocean much, try getting lessons together on surfing or stand-up paddle-boarding. Or, just see how late you can still stay up by visiting a nightclub like Omnia or ALTITUDE Sky Lounge!
A getaway to San Diego is sure to make your Valentine’s one to remember. But to add an extra special touch, go out and experience something only available this time of year! Certain restaurants, such as George’s California Modern and The Harp, are hosting special prix-fixe dinners for the occasion. Flagship Cruises & Events is hosting a special cruise with private tables for two. For adult-beverage connoisseurs, Kilowatt Brewing is matching together chocolates and beers on the 11th—in surprisingly delightful pairs you wouldn’t expect.
San Diego Vacations—Valentine’s Day and Any Day!
Whether you love long walks on the beach for romance, exercise, scenery, or just for fun, 710 Beach Rentals has the right property for you. The rentals feature fabulous amenities needed to spend a weekend or more in romantic relaxation—soft linens for snuggling in bed, equipped kitchens for making your favorite meals, and the best furniture for reposing with a book or movie. Call us at 858-598-3137 to book your romantic getaway and to gather more San Diego Valentine’s Day ideas!