Whether you have just found the love of your life or you have been together for ages, it is essential to keep the romance alive in your relationship. While there are a good many ways of going about this - from buying your sweetheart expensive jewelry to going on a fantastic vacation to simply gaze into one another’s eyes – the most happiness is derived from the small things in life. These include exploring new places and finding new things to do together. Here are some romantic places in San Diego, that can bring you closer together – if that is even possible!
1. La Jolla Cove
This beautiful cove and beach tucked away amid the soaring cliffs of the San Diego coastline is part of an ecologically rich marine reserve. The beautiful cliffs offer vantage overlook points that are perfect for romantic picnics. As the sun sets, there is nothing more romantic than a walk down the beach with your hands intertwined.
La Jolla Cave
Address: La Jolla Cove, California 92037
Opening hours: All day and night
2. Little Italy
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No one does romance better than the Italians! That makes Little Italy the perfect choice for a cozy evening out in San Diego. Stroll the pedestrian-friendly streets of the area as you take in the sights and sounds. Find a charming eatery to enjoy an intimate candlelight dinner with some delicious food before you. With the number of pubs and restaurants lining the streets, you are sure to find something you like quickly!
Address: Downtown San Diego
3. Tower23 Hotel
This luxury hotel on the beach is a great place for a romantic weekend or a memorable vacation to celebrate a special occasion. Book a suite or room with stunning ocean views and elegant furnishings to serenade your sweetheart. Opt for a couples massage in the comfort of your room and rejuvenate your senses. This is also an ideal location for renewing your vows and commitment to one another.
Address: 723 Felspar Street, Pacific Beach, San Diego, CA 92109
Price: 270 – 300 USD
4. Bahia Belle Cruises
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Take your dear one on a cocktail cruise aboard this towering sternwheeler boat. The open-air observation deck is a great spot to view the sunset as you enjoy each other’s company. As night falls, the boat turns into a night club complete with live entertainment and pulsating DJ music so you can dance to your heart’s content.
Bahia Belle Cruises
Address: 998 W Mission Bay Dr San Diego, CA 92109
Website: Bahia Belle Cruises
Opening hours: 6.30 pm – 12.30 am (Wed-Sun)
Price: 10 USD
5. Bernardo Winery
The wine has been a quintessential part of romance. So, why not spend a day at a charming winery, far away from the chaos of city life. Walk hand in hand through vineyards, olive trees, and old buildings. Enjoy a wine tasting session at the winery that produces the beverage on site. Savor a leisurely lunch before heading back.
Address: 13330 Paseo Del Verano Norte San Diego, CA 92128
Website: Bernardo Winery
Opening hours: 10.00 am – 6.00 pm
6. South Bay drive-in theater
Catch a movie at one of the drive-in theaters that San Diego is known for. Cuddling up with your sweetheart with a bucket of popcorn, as you watch the big screen come alive is a magical experience like no other. With drive-in theaters on the decline, this might soon become a rare occurrence!
South Bay drive-in theater
Address: 2170 Coronado Ave San Diego, CA 92154
Website: South Bay drive-in theater
Opening hours: 7.00 pm -10.00 pm (Mon-Thu/Sun), 7.00 pm – 12.00 am (Sat)
Price: 9 USD
7. The Prado at Balboa Park
Wander through the attractions in Balboa Park before you make your way to The Prado. This full-service restaurant is perfect for a relaxing dinner where you can spend quality time together. The beautiful décor is a blend of the historical and the whimsical while the cuisine on offer is varied and includes creative entrees to tease your appetite.
The Prado at Balboa Park
Address: 1549 El Prado San Diego, CA 92101
Website: The Prado at Balboa Park
Opening hours: 11.30 am – 3.00 pm (Mon), 11.30 am – 9.00 pm (Tue-Thu/Sun), 11.30 am – 9.30 pm (Fri), 11.00 am – 9.30 pm (Sat)
Price: 11 - 30 USD
8. Cabrillo National Monument
A treasure trove of natural and cultural resources, this national park offers stunning views of the city skyline and the harbor. There are plenty of picnic spots from where you can glimpse the ocean and the rugged coastline. The park also has two lighthouses and a visitor center with interesting exhibits.
Cabrillo National Monument
Address: 1800 Cabrillo Memorial Dr San Diego, CA 92106
Website: Cabrillo National Monument
Opening hours: 9.00 am – 5.00 pm
Price: 10 - 100 USD
9. Seaport Village
This picturesque waterfront complex offers you numerous shops, eateries, and outdoor entertainment. Stroll across the complex that has been built to resemble a harbor side setting of a bygone era. Sit a while and watch some of the live performers as they display their talent or enjoy snacks or a meal in the outdoor seating areas.
Address: 849 West Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92101
Website: Seaport Village
Opening hours: 10.00 am – 10.00 pm (Jun-Aug), 10.00 am – 9.00 pm (Sep-May)
10. Ellen Browning Scripps Park
Feel the wind caress your hair as you stroll hand-in-hand across this lovely park. A popular spot for weddings, this has been adjudged the most photographed spot in the city by AAA magazine. Situated just a short distance from La Jolla Cove, it can’t get any more picturesque than this!
Ellen Browning Scripps Park
Address: 1133 Coast Blvd La Jolla, CA 92039 La Jolla
Website: Ellen Browning Scripps Park
Opening hours: 4.00 am – 8.00 pm
Keep the romance going
Even the smallest romantic gesture can go a long way in communicating your feelings to your partner. So, don’t delay and take your pick of these romantic places in San Diego to visit.
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