It’s Valentines Day tomorrow! Still looking for ideas for your Valentines date? Here’s a list of the top 12 most romantic places to visit in San Diego in no particular order:
#1 Coronado… by Gondola boat: The beautiful Italian style gondola rides take you through the canals of Coronado (did you even know they had canals?) You can enjoy a romantic sunset, a glass of wine and chocolate covered strawberries on the gondola. You can even get a massage on the boat if you want to!
#2 San Diego Bay via the Coronado Ferry: The view especially coming back to San Diego from the Coronado side is stunning at night and at sunset.
#3 Seaport Village by carriage ride: Take a leisurely stroll by the waterfront or take a carriage ride by the harbor.
#4 Point Loma Tide Pools: The Cabrillo Monument and the surrounding area has breathtaking views of the ocean and when it’s low tide, it’s so much fun to explore the tide pools with a person you care about.
#5 Sunset Cliffs: They named this place because of the view. Best place to catch the sunset hands down.
#6 Torrey Pines Reserve: The hike is beautiful here, especially the path that leads you from the top of the mountain to the beach. It’s a leisurely 20 min hike each way. I did it with my newborn strapped on to my front. There is a fee for parking at the top of the mountain, if you park at the bottom, it’s free parking but you’ll have an upward hike. Not too difficult.
#7 Julian: This quaint little town is famous for its apple pie (my favorite is the Apple crumb-yummm..). It’s country charm is perfect for a short getaway from San Diego.
#8 Mt. Soledad: Beautiful 360 degree view of San Diego
#9 La Jolla Cove: No matter how old you are, the children’s pool and the beach views are absolutely amazing.
#10 The Prado/ Japanese Tea Garden: Sitting in the serene atmosphere transports you to a different world. Tucked away in Balboa Park, it’s a great place to snuggle with your sweetie and take some beautiful photos.
#11 Hotel Del Coronado. Have a picnic on the beach and take a walk through the historic hotel. Lots of great cafe’s and restaurants on Orange Ave just minutes away.
#12 Paradise Point: Barefoot Bar and Grill. The view of Mission Bay is amazing here.