Does the idea of Valentine’s Day spark your sense of romance? Can you practically feel love in the air as soon as February arrives? If you wait all year to celebrate this special holiday, the city of San Diego is waiting for you. This seaside hot spot is not only the perfect place to take a break from routine, it’s the ideal destination for an unforgettable Valentine’s weekend getaway.
Cruise the Beautiful Bay
San Diego Bay is the ultimate backdrop for a romantic tryst. You can dine on dreamy specialty dishes, sway to soulful music and enjoy magnificent views of the Pacific. Many cruise lines offer holiday packages, including Hornblower and Flagship Cruises. The Maritime Museum also hosts a Sweetheart Sunset Sail complete with complimentary chocolate-covered strawberries and sparkling wine.
Take in the Scenery
On Valentine’s Day, the natural beauty of San Diego can seem like a private serenade. Whether you’re strolling along the Sunset Cliffs or gazing out of a hot air balloon, you’ll be mesmerized by the crashing ocean waves, rugged coastline and striking plant life. If you want to make a memory you’ll cherish forever, head to the Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve for some snuggling and shoreline whale watching.
There is nothing quite like the indulgence of a couple’s massage on Valentine’s Day. The luxurious Hidden Spa in Ocean Beach is ideal for making this heart-to-heart connection while rejuvenating your body and spirit. After you’re refreshed, take a ride on the Love Train offered by San Diego Beer and Wine Tours. You can cozy up together, sip decadent wine and take in the breathtaking landscape all at once.
Tantalize your Taste Buds
San Diego is home to some of the most sumptuous cuisine in California, and many restaurants create special Valentine’s menus. The Melting Pot, Old Venice, Café 21, Pacific Coast Grill and George’s California Modern are good options when it comes to romantic atmospheres, and each has an impressive menu. You’ll just need to decide whether you prefer small bites or a four-course meal.
Soak up Some Culture
February is Museum Month, which means you can tour participating museums at half price. The San Diego Museum Council provides a list of membership museums on the website. Getting a taste of refinement is a good way to ignite the passion between you and your mate. It can be emotionally stirring and incredibly romantic sauntering hand-in-hand chatting about awe-inspiring pieces of art and history.
Planning a Valentine’s weekend in San Diego is easy because there is something for everyone in this dynamic city. Your first step is to book your accommodations. For the best hotel rates, consider Mission Valley Resort. We offer a holiday package for the 14th at just $109, and we’re located only five minutes from downtown. If you’re ready to celebrate the sweetest day of the year, grab your sweetheart and head to dazzling San Diego.