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Best San Diego Valentine’s Day

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It’s never too early (or late) to start planning your San Diego Valentine’s Day… if you’re new in town, an ‘ol local or just passing through, San Diego has something for everyone at every speed for this special day.

Planning an Adventurous San Diego Valentines Day

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Cruise the Harbor in San Diego on Valentines Day

Cruise with your special some on a speed boat tour through San Diego Harbor. Enjoy the classic skyline views, the adorable seals and an afternoon out on the water before heading to your Valentine’s dinner date. A speed boat ride is perfect for couples that like to get out and do stuff, make memories through experiences and have stories to reminisce about. This is also a great option if it’s your first date on Valentine’s Day! Break the ice by speeding through the bay, having fun before you sit across from each other and talk about more intimate things.

Take Your Valentine on a Luxury Driving Experience to Julian, CA a couple near a vanderhall blackjack

The GoCar Luxury Driving Experience is a San Diego Date Night they’d never forget! You’ll be driving a 6-speed MANUAL talking Porsche with GoCar technology. Start in Downtown San Diego before taking the winding streets through the mountains to an Old Mining Town. Julian is located in the Cuyamaca Mountains just an hour east of Downtown San Diego. Learn the history, stop for lunch, take a bite of Julian’s famous apple pie, and much more. Nothing drives like a Porsche and this Cayman S 350+ HP is in mint condition and perfectly balanced. You’ll be hard-pressed to find a better handling car on the road anywhere in the world.


Take a Point Loma Adventure with GoCar San Diego on Valentines Day

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Romance in San Diego’s natural beauty, and how embedded into San Diego the US. Navy is. From beautiful Little Italy, into San Diego’s Old Town where you get a flair of western and Mexican culture mixed together. From Old Town you’ll head to Point Loma towards Liberty Station which used to be the Naval Training Center of San Diego. From Liberty Station, you will make your way to Shelter Island, then off to Cabrillo National Monument. Make sure to stop along the way for plenty of kissable Kodak moments. As you finish your tour you will pass the always scenic Sunset Cliffs and into the eccentric Ocean Beach. You can also create your own tour and stop at your favorite spots!


Planning a Romantic San Diego Valentines Day

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San Diego Valentine’s Premier Dinner Cruise

VIP – All Aboard the LOVE BOAT! The Valentine’s Premier Dinner Cruise on the San Diego Bay includes a three-hour dinner cruise, a plated dinner with freshly prepared entrees, salads, and desserts, views of the city skyline and local landmarks, onboard DJ entertainment, and unlimited coffee, hot tea, and iced tea. The cruise also offers extras and upgrades such as creative cocktails, wine, and beer from the cash bar, and additional upgrades to customize the experience. Additionally, there are three different packages available: Silver, Gold and Platinum

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San Diego Valentine’s at Liberty Station

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The possibilities are endless in this Public Market! On Valentine’s Day, Liberty Station is a great place to explore with your significant other. You can take a leisurely stroll around the historic buildings and gardens, visit the many art galleries and shops, and enjoy a meal at one of the many restaurants. There are many outdoor spaces in the area which you can enjoy your time together.

Additionally, Liberty Station offers a variety of events and activities throughout the year, so it’s worth checking the calendar to see if there are any special Valentine’s Day events or promotions taking place.

Or… Grab a blanket and your Significant Other with your own pre-packed picnic! Snag a spot by one of the many waterfalls and enjoy each other and people watching on this eventful Friday night!

Indulge in a San Diego Valentine’s Beer or Wine Tour

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Spoil your sweetheart with a Romantic Wine Country Chauffeured Tour to the fabulous vineyards of San Diego including about 18 ample pours of wine, an early dinner overlooking winery grounds.  Explore and learn about San Diego’s rich wine country and have a Valentine’s Day to remember on this private tour.

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Best San Diego Valentine’s Day Dinner Options

Pacifica Del Mar

Pacifica Del Mar is a gourmet seafood restaurant located in San Diego, California. They are known for their oceanfront dining and views of the Pacific Ocean. On Valentine’s Day, Pacifica Del Mar typically offers a special dinner menu, which is a romantic and luxurious experience for couples.

The Valentine’s Day dinner at Pacifica Del Mar usually includes a multi-course meal featuring fresh seafood and other gourmet dishes. The menu can vary from year to year, but it usually includes a variety of options such as appetizers, entrees, and desserts. The restaurant also offers a premium selection of wines and cocktails to complement the meal.

The atmosphere at Pacifica Del Mar is usually romantic and elegant, with candlelit tables and ocean views. The restaurant is often fully booked on Valentine’s Day, so it’s recommended to make reservations in advance of Valentines Day.

Cloak & Petal

Cloak & Petal is a luxurious Japanese restaurant located in San Diego, California, known for their exquisite traditional Japanese dishes and sushi, as well as their elegant and contemporary atmosphere. On Valentine’s Day, Cloak & Petal offers a special dinner menu, creating a romantic and intimate ambiance for couples to indulge in.

The Valentine’s Day dinner at Cloak & Petal features a multi-course meal, showcasing a variety of exquisite traditional Japanese dishes and sushi, curated to perfection. The menu changes from year to year, but it always includes an array of delicious options such as appetizers, entrees, and desserts. The restaurant also offers a wide array of premium sake, wine, and cocktails to complement your meal.

The atmosphere at Cloak & Petal is intimate and elegant, with dim lighting and minimalist decor. The restaurant is often fully booked on Valentine’s Day, so it’s recommended to make reservations in advance to ensure a lavish and unforgettable dining experience.


On Valentine’s Day, JSix typically offers a special dinner menu, which is a romantic and upscale dining experience for couples. You can find this Valentine’s Dinner Location in the Gaslamp Quarter of San Diego, inside the Solamar, with a special Valentines menu from locally renowned Executive Chef Anthony Sinsay,  meant to be shared and composed of contemporary American dishes.

The Valentine’s Day dinner at JSix usually includes a multi-course meal featuring a variety of contemporary American dishes, with a focus on locally-sourced, seasonal ingredients. The menu can vary from year to year, but it usually includes options such as appetizers, entrees, and desserts. The restaurant also offers a wide cocktail menu to choose from.

The atmosphere at JSix is upscale and sophisticated, with a modern and elegant decor. The restaurant is often fully booked on Valentine’s Day, so it’s recommended to make reservations.

When You’re Single in San Diego on Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day can be a difficult time for people who are single, but there are still many things to do in San Diego that can make it an enjoyable and memorable day. Here are a few ideas:

Go Chase Waterfalls in San Diego on Valentine’s Day

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Three Sisters Falls

Three Sisters Falls, located near Descanso, California, is a popular hiking destination known for its scenic beauty and natural swimming pools. The trailhead is located in Cleveland National Forest and can be accessed from the small town of Descanso.

The hike to Three Sisters Falls is considered moderate, with a round trip distance of about 3.5 miles. The trail winds through a dense oak and pine forest, passing over creeks and small waterfalls before reaching the main attraction: Three Sisters Falls, a series of cascading waterfalls that create natural swimming pools. The swimming holes are a popular spot for visitors during the summer months and on warm weekends, but can also be dangerous due to the unpredictable water flow and swimming conditions.

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Mission Trails Regional Park: Oak Canyon Trail 

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Mission Trails Regional Park is located in San Diego, California and offers a variety of hiking trails and recreational activities. One of the most popular trails in the park is Oak Canyon Trail, which leads to a beautiful waterfall.

The Oak Canyon Trail is a moderate hike that is about 2.5 miles round trip. The trail starts near the Visitor Center and winds through a picturesque canyon, passing by several small streams and cascading waterfalls, before reaching the main attraction: a 30-foot waterfall. The waterfall can be viewed from a viewing platform and is a popular spot for visitors during the spring and early summer when the water flow is the highest.

The trail offers great views of the surrounding wilderness and the natural beauty of the area. As you hike, you will see oak trees, chaparral, and sagebrush, and wildflowers depending on the season. Along the way, you might encounter some of the local wildlife such as deer, squirrels, or lizards.

Coronado Valentine’s Day 10K, 5K and 1 Mile Fun Run/Walk

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The Valentine’s Day 10K in Coronado, California is a popular annual running event that typically takes place on or around Valentine’s Day. The event features a 10-kilometer (6.2-mile) course that starts and finishes in the picturesque beach town of Coronado, and offers runners the chance to enjoy beautiful views of the ocean and the historic Hotel del Coronado.

The race usually offers a scenic and fast course through the streets of Coronado, the island is known for its wide, flat, and well-paved streets. The Valentine’s Day 10K is usually a family-friendly event, open to runners of all ages and abilities, it’s a great opportunity for individuals, couples and families to get out and enjoy the beautiful weather and scenery. The event usually has a post-race party with live music, food and drinks, and awards for top finishers in different categories.


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