Most Romantic Places in San Diego for Dates

San Diego's Romantic Dates

Romantic Date Idea: Hiking

From romantic picnic spots in San Diego to romantic sunsets in Temecula - this list is to be enjoyed for any occasion. 

Go to a Different Kind of Show

San Diego is bursting with small, unique shows you can enjoy with your loved one. The Red Spade Theater in Old Town, for example, is redefining magic shows. No longer are magicians top–hat–clad men at your children’s birthday parties; these magicians provide adult entertainment 7 nights a week. We suggest attending Intimate Miracles on Friday and Saturday evenings at 8 pm, where founder Sebastian wows guests with private and unparalleled magical performances.

If you’d prefer a more low–key program, reserve a spot at Cinema Under the Stars in Mission Hills. The small, outdoor cinema offers showings of new and classic movies in a unique, backyard setting. Grab a snack and cuddle up in a low–gravity chair or love seat with the provided (and freshly washed) blankets and pillows.

Explore the Other Side of San Diego’s Tourist Destinations

Coronado is one of San Diego’s most picturesque tourist attractions. The island provides a quaint picture of small–town America, from the crafty shops along Orange Avenue to the red caps of the Del presiding over the scenic palms. Grab a rental stand up paddle board from trendy, local–approved Emerald City surf shop and head down to the bay for a paddle session with your Valentine. Afterward, quell your appetite with a stop at one of the Ferry Landing’s culinary offerings (we’d suggest Il Fornaio for the beautiful view). 

Best Romantic Sunset Spot in San Diego

If you’re looking for the perfect place to watch the Valentine’s sunset, there’s no better place than Sunset Cliffs in Ocean Beach (Point Loma San Diego). The epithet is well–earned as this natural park is consistently named as the best view in San Diego for watching the sun dip below the horizon. Grab a blanket, fill your picnic basket and settle down for that orange-y glow.
Two locations to visit: Luscombs Point / Ocean Beach and Ladera Street / Ocean Beach

Hiking Trip

San Diego’s landscape changes dramatically with a short drive north or east. Pack your bags and drive east to explore the wooded mountains of Julian. Hike the well–maintained trails surrounding the small town in the morning before heading into charming Julian. Explore the picturesque streets lined with cute shops and restaurants– but don’t forget to stop in for a bite of Julian’s famous apple pie! On the drive home, stop in at Alpine Brewing for a quick pint.

Wineries in Temecula

If you’d rather go north, turn your tires to the scrubby hills of Temecula. The region is famous for its countless wineries, many of which offer cuisine, as well. Book a stay at the luxurious Ponte Vineyard Inn for a romantic night away or book a ride with Aall In Limo for an elegant and safe ride. Whether your palate prefers red or white, Temecula is the perfect destination for every wine connoisseur and their lover.