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Given San Diego's natural beauty, warmth, and ocean-front location, it's an obvious choice as a romantic destination. Here are a few spots you won't want to miss experiencing together as a couple.

Good for
  • Couples
  • Nature Lover
  • Foodie
  • Peace and Quiet Seeker
  • Beach Goer
  • Luxury Traveler
  • Like a Local

11 Places

3 City Tips

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11 Places

Little Italy

Neighborhoods

Sunset Cliffs Natural Park

Parks

Hotel del Coronado

Hotels

George's at the Cove

Restaurants

San Diego Bay Walk

Historic Walking Areas

Candelas on the Bay

Restaurants

Ellen Browning Scripps Park

Parks

Gaslamp Quarter

Gift & Specialty Shops

Oceanside Pier

Piers & Boardwalks, Historic Walking Areas

Bernardo Winery

Wineries & Vineyards

Bertrand at Mister A'S

Restaurants

parttimetravel's City Tips

  • You won't want to miss the many fresh seafood options when picking a spot for dinner.
  • Both attitudes and attire are laid back here, especially when close to the beach.
  • You'll definitely want a car to explore San Diego and its surrounds. A convertible is a fun way to enjoy the sunshine together!
  • Little Italy
    Neighborhoods
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    parttimetravel Says:

    Evoke the romance of Italy with sidewalk cafes, twinkling lights, and a stroll through one of San Diego's most charming areas.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Couples
    • Like a Local
    Tips
    • If you like Italian food, don't miss a dinner out on the town here.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #44 of 387 things to do in San Diego
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Stroll on a sunny day 12/09/2018
    • So much to see 12/06/2018
    • Little Italy
    Address:
    1668 Columbia St
    From Laurel south to West A Street
    San Diego, CA 92101-2502
    Phone:
    +1 619-233-3898
    Hours:
    Mon - Fri
    9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    Other:
  • Sunset Cliffs Natural Park
    Parks
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    parttimetravel Says:

    Sunsets plus cliffs plus beach equals...romance? That's certainly the case here at this stunning park. Enjoy a stroll along the coastline, with many small, rocky nooks and crannies offering plenty of privacy.

    Good for
    • Couples
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • Go there a little before sunset to enjoy a picnic on the beach while it's still light.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #10 of 387 things to do in San Diego
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Sunset 11/29/2018
    • Cliffs to experience 11/26/2018
    • Sunset Cliffs Natural Park
    Address:
    1253 Sunset Cliffs Blvd
    San Diego, CA 92107-4015
    Other:
  • Hotel del Coronado
    Hotels
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    parttimetravel Says:

    With its vibrant red roofs set against white walls, white sands, and blue waters, the Hotel del Coronado is a San Diego classic that makes for a scenic day with your sweetheart.

    Good for
    • Couples
    • Luxury Traveler
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • Try a couples massage at the hotel's excellent spa.
    • Plan a couple of hours to enjoy the views, walk the beach, and tour the grounds here.
    Plan to stay:
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #12 of 17 Hotels in Coronado
    • Beautiful , luxurious, majestic hotel by beach front but scary ghost stories 12/09/2018
    • Over priced and worn. Food staff 12/09/2018
    • Hotel del Coronado
    Address:
    1500 Orange Ave
    Coronado, CA 92118
    Phone:
    +1 855-605-0316
    Other:
  • George's at the Cove
    Restaurants (American, Seafood, Contemporary)
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    parttimetravel Says:

    Prepare to be 'wowed' by both views of the ocean, and the modern California cuisine here. Quaint, lovely, and with an ambiance that's hard to beat.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Luxury Traveler
    • Like a Local
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • Make a reservation! Ask for a table by the windows.
    • Enjoy a walk along La Jolla Cove before or after your meal.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #23 of 749 restaurants in La Jolla
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Great View and Good Food 12/05/2018
    • Good 12/03/2018
    • George's at the Cove
    Address:
    1250 Prospect St
    Ste 110
    La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-3680
    Phone:
    +1 858-454-4244
    Price range:
    US$31 - US$40
    Hours:
    Sun - Thu
    11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
    Fri - Sat
    11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
    Other:
  • San Diego Bay Walk
    Historic Walking Areas
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    parttimetravel Says:

    What's more romantic than a walk by the ocean? Enjoy views of the bay, beaches, ships, and harbor — slow down for a while and watch the world go by.

    Good for
    • Couples
    • Like a Local
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • This is also a great path to jog along, so you'll see many people exercising.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #22 of 387 things to do in San Diego
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Relaxing walk 11/29/2018
    • Discovery walk 11/14/2018
    • San Diego Bay Walk
    Other:
  • Candelas on the Bay
    Restaurants (Mexican)
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    parttimetravel Says:

    Enjoy San Diego's famous Mexican fare in an upscale setting with great views of the San Diego skyline. Come for the tacos, stay for the view. The romantic ambiance makes for a great shared experience.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Luxury Traveler
    • Couples
    Tips
    • Go early for the happy hour!
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #0 of 0 restaurants in
    • Gorgeous views, delicious dinner 07/30/2018
    • Happy Hour Goodness! 07/25/2018
    • Candelas on the Bay
    Address:
    1201 1st St
    Coronado, CA 92118-1462
    Phone:
    +1 619-435-4900
    Price range:
    US$60 - US$80
    Hours:
    Mon - Fri
    11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
    Sat - Sun
    8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
    Other:
  • Ellen Browning Scripps Park
    Parks
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    parttimetravel Says:

    With grassy fields that are perfect for picnicking, and scenic views of the Scripps Pier and North County coast, Scripps Park offers up a prime spot to enjoy the beach by day and the sunset come evening. A popular spot for weddings and engagements, it has been called the 'most photographed spot' in San Diego.

    Good for
    • Couples
    • Like a Local
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • La Jolla Coast Walk runs along the beach. It's a great place to stretch your legs after relaxing in the park.
    • Take the stairs down to check out the cool Sunny Jim cave.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #8 of 52 things to do in La Jolla
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Beautiful park and enchanting sea lions 12/05/2018
    • Park 11/01/2018
    • Ellen Browning Scripps Park
    Address:
    1133 Coast Blvd
    La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-3638
    Phone:
    +1 858-538-8085
    Other:
  • Gaslamp Quarter
    Gift & Specialty Shops
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    parttimetravel Says:

    This cute area of downtown San Diego is a great place to walk around and take in the lights, nightlife, and energy. Perhaps the best part about the Gaslamp, though, is all the fantastic romantic restaurant options.

    Good for
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Nightlife Seeker
    • Like a Local
    Tips
    • When choosing a restaurant, look for fresh seafood, great drinks, and a panoramic view.
    • Bring jackets — San Diego can be chilly once the sun goes down.
    Plan to stay:
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #7 of 140 Shopping in San Diego
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Bars and Resturants.. thats it. 11/16/2018
    • Getting to know San Diego 11/11/2018
    • Gaslamp Quarter
    Address:
    Fourth Avenue between Broadway and Market
    San Diego, CA 92101
    Phone:
    +1 619-237-1492
    Hours:
    Mon - Fri
    8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
    Other:
  • Oceanside Pier
    Piers & Boardwalks, Historic Walking Areas
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    parttimetravel Says:

    Enjoy romantic seaside views and epic sunsets here, with the option to pop into one of its many small cafes, pubs, and museums.

    Good for
    • Couples
    • Like a Local
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • Ruby's Diner, located on the end of the pier, is a fun place to share a shake and watch the waves roll in.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #4 of 48 things to do in Oceanside
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Beautiful 12/09/2018
    • Very long pier with free fishing 12/08/2018
    • Oceanside Pier
    Address:
    300 S Pacific St
    Oceanside, CA 92054-2922
    Phone:
    +1 760-467-4565
    Other:
  • Bernardo Winery
    Wineries & Vineyards
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    parttimetravel Says:

    This rustic winery has plenty of little seats and spots to steal away and enjoy a romantic afternoon. Enjoy a local wine, and pair it with a specialty cheese or chocolate to up the ante.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Couples
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    • Like a Local
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • Don't miss a tasting, but also check out the gardens and the galleries located on the property.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #59 of 387 things to do in San Diego
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Great venue for SURPRISE ENGAGEMENT PARTY 11/26/2018
    • Winery 11/11/2018
    • Bernardo Winery
    Address:
    13330 Paseo Del Verano Norte
    San Diego, CA 92128-1899
    Phone:
    +1 858-487-1866
    Hours:
    Fri
    10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
    Sat - Thu
    10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
    Other:
  • Bertrand at Mister A'S
    Restaurants (American)
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    parttimetravel Says:

    Bertrand is one of those establishments that offers both amazing ocean and city views alongside terrific cuisine. Serving up fine French and Mediterranean dishes, it's located on the 12th floor and provides a great lookout over the water.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Couples
    • Luxury Traveler
    • Like a Local
    Tips
    • This is one of the dressier spots in San Diego. Business casual in the day and evening wear at night (it's best to leave the beach wear at home).
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #127 of 3,842 restaurants in San Diego
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Very Disappointing 11/23/2018
    • Lunch First timers experience 11/19/2018
    • Bertrand at Mister A'S
    Address:
    2550 5th Ave
    12th Floor
    San Diego, CA 92103-6612
    Phone:
    +1 619-239-1377
    Price range:
    US$20 - US$60
    Hours:
    Sun
    10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    Mon - Thu
    5:30 PM - 9:45 PM
    Mon - Fri
    11:30 AM - 2:15 PM
    Fri - Sun
    5:00 PM - 9:45 PM
    Other:
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