A dinner at an over-crowded restaurant and a bunch of flowers are probably the least genuine way to express your love for your special someone. How about something new, fun, and out of the box, but equally romantic? We have some of the best ideas for Valentine’s Day in San Diego for you that will sweep your lover of his or her feet.
Valentine’s Day San Diego Ideas that are way better than Dinner and a Movie
Yes, dinner and a movie with your partner is nice. But also quite predictable and honestly, a bit boring. Maybe you can surprise your husband, wife, or loved one(s) with something a little different. San Diego has so much to offer. There are even a ton of free things to do in San Diego.
Let’s start with one of the hottest date trends in the last couple of years: Axe Throwing. Have you done it? It is quite an adrenaline rush, let me tell you. It is physical, fun, competitive and a great way for couples to break out of their routine and try something new.
Axe throwing is a bit like going to the shooting range, but way more fun. The first couple of throws can be quite embarrassing, but in the end, you’ll have a good time, I promise.
San Diego Bay Cruise
What could be more romantic than a San Diego Bay Cruise on Valentine’s Day? Enjoy the beautiful view over San Diego, sip on some bubbly and enjoy each other’s company.
Yes, San Diego Bay Cruises are usually for tourists, but it is nice to experience your hometown from a different point of view every once in a while. Playing tourists in your own backyard gives you a new appreciation for the beautiful place you call home.
Staycation on the Beach
A staycation is a perfect idea for Valentine’s Day in San Diego. You already live in the most beautiful place on earth, so why venture too far? Appreciate the beauty of your own hometown, but without the stress and drama of everyday life. The best part: You don’t even waste any time on travel!
A San Diego Staycation, especially if you stay at one of the many beautiful beach resorts in San Diego, can really bring you closer together with our partner. The stress of planning is almost eliminated because you know the area, and you can focus solely on each other. Go make some new memories right here in San Diego.
There is nothing more romantic than being out on the water with your loved one and searching for whales. Whales are incredible creatures and here in San Diego, we are lucky enough to see the whale migration pretty much year-round. But February is one of the best months to see whales close to San Diego – perfect timing for Valentine’s Day. Book your Whale Watching Cruise here>>
One thing that your partner never said: “Oh I wish I didn’t have that massage today!” Right? But even more fun, especially on Valentine’s Day, is a couple’s massage. Let the massage therapists knead you to a perfectly relaxed state, while enjoying each other’s company.
Kayaking Tour or Rental
Couples that kayak together, stay together. Or something like that. Renting a couple of kayaks, or doing a kayak tour if you never kayaked before, is a great Valentine’s Day date idea.
My husband and I did a kayaking tour in La Jolla a few years ago and it was awesome. We really had to work together to get to where we needed to go and while I may have hit him a few times with my paddle (accidentally, of course), we both loved it so much. We even saw a sea lion snatch a lobster off a cliff, how cool is that?
Do you and your partner love to solve riddles and play games? Who figures out the killer first, when you watch a thriller? If those kind of games get you excited, an escape room just for the two of you would be the perfect Valentine’s Day date night for you two.
Please keep in mind that the escape rooms are usually under video surveillance, so ahem, keep things appropriate in there 😉
Also, don’t forget to read our post on the best escape rooms in San Diego here.
Rejuvenating Spa Day
Saunas, steam rooms, and jacuzzis make for a hot and steamy Valentine’s day date with your lover. Spoil yourselves with a day of pure relaxation.
Get a massage, or a facial and enjoy the cleansing treatments that will bring out the best in your body. What a great way to spark a fire between two lovebirds!
One of our top recommendations for a Day Spa near San Diego is Glen Ivy Hot Springs. Glen Ivy Spa is about 1.5 hours north of San Diego, about halfway between Temecula and Riverside. There, you will find natural hot springs with mineral-rich waters, mud baths, tropical landscaping and beautiful pools, and of course spa treatments that will make you feel pampered and rejuvenated. Read our full review of Glen Ivy Hot Springs here>>
You don’t have to go far or spend thousands of dollars, but a romantic weekend getaway with your loved one is one of the top Valentine’s Day date ideas – ever! Concentrate on your love and your partnership, enjoy each other’s company and make some awesome memories.
Ice Skating is so much fun. Especially if you have to hold on to your loved one for dear life. Whether you are an experienced skater or have never been on the ice, it is twice as much fun with your partner.
And the best part about ice skating in San Diego? When you are done, you step outside and it is most like sunny and warm – even in San Diego.
San Diego has a lot to offer for couples, whether it is Valentine’s Day or not. I hope these ideas spark some ideas for this upcoming Valentine’s Day so you can really wow your sweetheart.
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Last Updated on June 13, 2022 by sandiegoexplorer