9 San Diego Dates Perfect for Celebrating Valentine’s Day

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Written By: Matthew J. Black Valentines Day San Diego

Valentine’s Day can be a lot of pressure, but don’t fret—we’re here to take the pressure off with an assortment of activities to enjoy throughout sunny San Diego. With that said, we present the perfect collection of day trips and date ideas to enjoy with whoever it is you love! 


1 | For the Lovebirds Valentines Day San Diego

Grab your s/o and climb aboard the 90-foot yacht Chere Amie and experience a true Valentine’s Day in San Diego Harbor from 7-9 p.m. Enjoy bright lights and views of the city as you cruise along the water, sipping on complimentary champagne prior to indulging in a full bar. Once you’ve had your fill of libations and complimentary hors d’oeuvres, you’ll be ready to hit the dance floor and rock the boat.

Chere Amie Yacht
1901 N Harbor Dr
San Diego, CA 92101


2 | For the Adventurous Duo Valentines Day San Diego

Valentine’s Day doesn’t have to be all about chocolates and fine dining. For those couples craving some adventure and outdoor activity, book a night at the Loews Coronado Bay Resort. Action Sports Rentals is on the grounds, and folks can rent everything from kayaks and sand cruisers to speed boats and stand-up paddleboards. Enjoy a cabana at the resort’s adults-only pool, then take a complimentary shuttle to Silver Strand State Beach. 

Loews Coronado Bay Resort
4000 Coronado Bay Rd
Coronado, CA 92118


3 | For the Dates That Swiped Right Valentines Day San Diego

A first date on Valentine’s Day can be nerve-racking, especially if you’ve never officially met the person before. For those who said “yes” by swiping right, impress your date with a swanky date at Pendry San Diego’s Fifth & Rose. Grab a seat at the bar and watch the show as bartenders carefully craft some of the best cocktails in San Diego. The best part is that you’ll start your night right in the middle of the Gaslamp Quarter, which means there’s endless fun to be had afterward!

Fifth & Rose at Pendry San Diego
550 J Street 
San Diego, CA 92101


4 | For the Beachy-Cool Couple Valentines Day San Diego

Herringbone is another San Diego foodie gem that isn’t skimping on the attraction of a fine meal on Valentine’s Day. Their pre-fixe menu includes a mouthwatering surf ‘n turf, a perfect meal at a restaurant that is just a hop, skip and a jump from La Jolla Cove. “Herringbone is a very beautiful and romantic space,” says Bella Camerino of the Hakkasan Group. “[It has] a garden feel with olive trees throughout that gives Herringbone La Jolla that romantic dinner vibe.”

Herringbone La Jolla
7837 Herschel Ave
La Jolla, CA 92037


5 | For the Family Valentines Day San Diego

Need a V-Day plan that’s fun for the whole family? The Lafayette Hotel and Bungalows’ poolside rooms and family-friendly staff are ready to make your stay fun-filled and easy peasy. Plus, with SeaWorld within a 10-mile radius of The Lafayette Hotel, a day trip is no hassle at all! Give your kids a day they’ll never forget—the Lafayette Hotel’s Hope 46 has some of the best food and cocktails for you and your love, so they’ve got all the bases covered!

Lafayette Hotel and Bungalows
2223 El Cajon Blvd
San Diego, CA 92104


6 | For the Party Couple 

Valentine’s Day doesn’t have to be a candlelit dinner followed by a movie on the couch. The party people of San Diego will find themselves at Harrah’s Resort SoCal in Funner, California, enjoying REO Speedwagon in between rolling dice and swimming the day away. Harrah’s Resort SoCal is also rolling out a special prix fixe meal for Valentine’s Day that includes Maine lobster.

Harrah’s Resort SoCal
777 Harrah’s Rincon Way
Funner, CA


7 | For the Boujee Pair

This classy establishment doesn’t hide its price tag, as Animae actually likes to brag about the $5.5 million the owners put into creating this pan-Asian gem. A $95 prix fixe menu on Valentine’s Day gives you plenty of options for the four-course meal, including choices of duck breast, lobster or filet mignon. “Almost every single dish is a mashup of Asian and Mediterranean. It’s incredible,” says Chef Brian Malarkey. “We’re not doing authentic Asian. There are no rules.” 

969 Pacific Hwy
San Diego, CA 92101

8 | For the Bros

Get ready to bro out this Valentine’s Day because Scavenger Beers & Adventure Tours is ready to take you and your bros on a Downtown Beer Safari aboard the Swiss-made Pinzgauer. The safari vehicle is operated by knowledgeable guides who will have you hopping from place to place as you taste some of San Diego’s best brews. All aboard!

Downtown Beer Safari
Various locations in San Diego
To learn more or sign up click here.


9 | For the Galentines

Grab your gals and get your brunch on at Little Italy’s beautiful breakfast heaven, Morning Glory. With pastel pink hues and shimmery accents, Morning Glory is the perfect place to celebrate your love for your girl squad. For a real reason to celebrate, order the souffle pancakes and The Socialist Republic of Coffee Cocktail—trust us, it’s worth it.

Morning Glory
550 W Date St
San Diego, CA 92101

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