Valentine’s Day Ideas and Events in San Diego

As February 14th approaches, you’re (hopefully) looking for some Valentine’s Day ideas and planning what activity you want to do with that special someone. If you’re looking for the perfect romantic date ideas in San Diego, look no further! Go the extra mile this year and offer your special someone a unique experience they will never forget. 

Here are our favorite Valentine’s Day ideas to go out with your significant other or friends!


Romantic Dinner for Two

There’s something to be said for the old standbys, like a beautiful candlelight dinner overlooking the ocean. You can book a table at George’s at the Cove, the Bahia Resort Hotel, or any fantastic restaurant in the city. 


Take a Gondola Ride in Coronado

Go for a gondola ride with your loved one in Coronado by The Gondola Company. Or, charter a private ride for two (or even make it a double or triple date! Gondolas can accommodate up to six people) for the 50-minute excursion. You can bring your favorite beverage or add a bottle of wine to your package for an extra cost. To add a noteworthy upgrade, add the musical option and enjoy the sounds of a mandolin or violin. And the best part–is they have a unique Valentine’s Day package! 


Indulge in a Valentine’s Day Massage

Looking to celebrate your gal pals this February? Visit the Spa Pendry in the Gaslamp for a 60-minute body scrub, 60-minute hydrating facial, complimentary bubbles, and a take-home spa gift–all for you and each of your gal pals. 

Or, if you’re looking for something more romantic, choose from several couples’ spa experiences at the Spa at Rancho Valencia. The Lovers Ritual and the Sensual Plunge packages include a relaxing soak followed by a couples’ massage. 


Enjoy the Stunning Vistas of the City

Hike or drive to one of the many beautiful vantage points in the city and enjoy the gorgeous view. From Torrey Pines to Three Sisters Falls to Potato Chip Rock, you’re sure to find a hike that suits your preferences and athletic abilities. After all, there’s nothing less romantic than an ER trip on Valentine’s Day! 


Book a Pop-Up Picnic

The Pop Up Picnic Co offers all the ambiance of a romantic picnic for two, but someone else does all the work! Pop Up Picnic Co takes care of all the details, from scouting the perfect location to bringing and setting up the food. Did we mention they clean everything up when you’re done? Learn more here. 


Book a Stay at the Hotel Del Coronado

From beach bonfires to romantic dinners and relaxing spas, the Hotel Del has it all for couples looking for an enchanting evening away from it all. Learn more on their site. 


Indulge in a Wine Tasting 

The Bernardo Winery, San Diego’s oldest winery, has a delicious food and wine menu, complete with a beautiful outdoor setting.


Book a Romantic Cruise

Go big or go home! Book a romantic Valentine’s weekend cruise through Flagship Cruises and events. You’re sure to sweep your lovely S.O. off their feet! 


We hope you’ve found something exciting in this list of Valentine’s Day ideas! Need further inspiration this Valentine’s Day? Here are some budget-friendly activities you can try and advice on staying heart-healthy. For year-round, fun things to do in San Diego, check out the Local Activities section of our blog.

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