San Diego has These 5 Fun Things to do for Couples
San Diego isn't just a spring break location. Try these 5 romantic things to do for couples.
With miles and miles of beaches, San Diego has a natural romantic atmosphere. Whether you're visiting the area with your significant other or if you happen to live in San Diego, here are some romantic ideas you and your loved one can do together.
1. Visit Coronado
Just across the San Diego Bay, Coronado island is world's apart from the bustling downtown noise. The island features white sand beaches, romantic views of the sea, and many fun activities. No wonder the place is called "Crown City."
Perhaps one of the most popular things for couples to do in Coronado Island is taking a slow Gondola ride through the canals of Coronado Cays. If you're cruising along in the chilly night air, don't worry. A blanket is provided with the boat, along with a complimentary dessert plate.The ride takes approximately an hour long.
Other things to do on Coronado Island include booking a room in one of its many romantic hotels, touring the island by boat or by bike, and having a candlelit dinner.
2. Stroll through Tecate
If you love the charms of Mexico, then the small border city of Tecate might just do the trick. Tecate is a quaint city established in the 1800s and is the perfect spot for a lazy Sunday with your better half.
One of the most recommended things to do in Tecate is visiting the Parque Hidalgo. This attractions is considered the main square of Tecate. The place is lined with shops and shady areas to enjoy a good conversation. It also has a gazebo and a bandstand for that old-school charm.
Also a good place to visit is Rancho La Puerta. Just an hour away from San Diego, the 3,000 acre facility offers a good range of spa and fitness activities. From getting a couple's massage to strolling through the location's meadows and gardens, its a perfect place to visit at sunset.
3. Evening out at Gaslamp Quarter
Not surprising that Gaslamp Quarter is on this list. Being San Diego's main downtown dining, shopping, and nightlife location, it is a good place for couples to visit. With over 120 restaurants to choose from, you may decide to spend a romantic dinner there.
The 16.5 block area also features two movie theaters. Catch a late night movie after dinner and cuddle in your seats for a laid back evening. If you're more into performance arts, there are also several theaters to choose from like the Horton Grand Theater. Despite its big name, the theater is an intimate one with only 230 seats.
If the night's still young you and your loved one can also visit Gaslamp Quarter's other attractions like the William Heath Davis House Museum or take a tour of the historic buildings in the area.
4. Afternoons at Balboa Park
If anything, you must visit San Diego's most sought out venue for weddings and proposals. Balboa Park is rated as one of the best parks in the world and is minutes from downtown San Diego.
If you or your significant other loves flowers, take a stroll through Balboa Park's many gardens. These spots include the Botanical Building, the Desert Garden, and the Alcazar Garden.
There is also nothing more romantic than spending an afternoon under the shade of a tree in your own picnic blanket.Spend a relaxing afternoon picnicking in the park as Balboa Park features many picnic spots for your convenience. If you'd like more privacy, try a secluded location like Zoro Gardens or find a place with a picnic table like Pine Grove or Redwood Circle.
If picnicking isn't for you, then try out the park's fine dining establishments. Prado is a popular place to go for couples so book ahead if you're planning to eat there for Valentine's Day.
5. Cabrillo National Monument
There's something romantic about being so high up. At Cabrillo National Monument, you can do just that. The location towers over coastlines and offers amazing 360-degree views.
To make the most of the views, you can try hiking. The location offers a two-mile Bayside Trail that is perfect for the active couple looking to find a place to work out away from a sweaty gym.
If you're in for a more mellow romantic experience, try visiting the Old Point Loma Lighthouse. This lighthouse was one of the eight original lighthouses of the west coast and even has an exhibit that showcases the history of the attraction. It was also refurbished to give a peek at what buildings of the 1800s looked like.
If you're lucky, or if you planned ahead, you may even catch the annual whale migration. The whales pass by the area during December to February so take note.
From a good night out at the Gaslamp Quarter to a lazy stroll through Tecate, San Diego is home to several romantic locations that you and your loved one are sure to love.
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