4 Things to Do in San Diego for Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day can be a special day for you and your significant other. However, sometimes the cold and dreary weather throughout much of the country can get you down on an otherwise warm-hearted day. That’s why many couples plan to go away for Valentine’s Day weekend and enjoy someplace sunnier. If you’re planning a trip to San Diego or La Jolla for your Valentine’s Day weekend, you may have everything set...except for your itinerary. Here are some ideas to make your Valentine’s Day stand out this year.

Go Sailing or Cruising

You can’t visit San Diego without seeing the ocean. This activity offers a chance for you to see it in a different way. On February 9th and 10th, the Maritime Museum of San Diego has the annual Sweetheart Sail event. You can sail around the bay and even help the crew with the operations of the ship, all while enjoying the sweet taste of chocolate and fine champagne. This is the sort of event for which you’ll need to buy tickets beforehand, but if you can, it’s worth it. You can also book a coastal cruise themed specifically for Valentine’s Day and romance.

Dine Out

The Valentine’s Day dinner should be as exciting as the rest of the day. You can visit a 5-star restaurant, the kind that requires reservations or that you’d never visit at home, and treat yourself to a gourmet meal. You can also enjoy the mild, sunny weather of San Diego and La Jolla by eating outside somewhere with ocean views. Many restaurants, like George’s at the Cove, Barefoot Bar & Grill, and Nine-Ten offer special Valentine’s Day deals for lovebirds.

Take a Walk in the Park

Just because it’s Valentine’s Day and you’re on vacation doesn’t mean you have to make a big to-do. In fact, some couples prefer to keep things low key during their vacation, in order to avoid the stress of their daily lives. A walk or hike through a beautiful park in each other’s company may be just what you need to celebrate your love for the day. Balboa Park in San Diego is famous around the country, with gorgeous cultivated gardens, museums, and even the San Diego Zoo all within walking distance. On a smaller scale, Ellen Browning Scripps Park offers lovely greenery and cliffside views of the ocean — it’s perfect for having a small, intimate picnic. For nature lovers, the clear answer is Torrey Pines State Reserve, 2,000 acres of flora and fauna, with a wide variety of hiking trails.

Order Room Service

While much of the point of a vacation is to go out and explore, it’s nice to relax in your room at the end of the day, especially when staying at a beautiful, historic bed and breakfast like the Bed & Breakfast Inn. Feel like staying in and not doing much? Ask about the specials and in-room dining that your bed and breakfast offers. It’s a great way to treat yourself and each other.

Still looking for accommodations for your Valentine’s Day trip? Don’t forget, when you book direct with The Bed & Breakfast Inn at La Jolla, we’ll price match plus an extra 5% discount.


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