Free Romantic Things to Do in San Diego

On a budget this Valentine’s Day?  San Diego is filled with plenty of free romantic things to surprise your loved one with this holiday.  Check out the following places that are sure to spark a little romance this Valentine’s Day:

Mount Soledad

Everyone loves a spectacular view and you won’t be disappointed when visiting Mt. Soledad. A veteran’s memorial located high atop the hills of La Jolla, you’ll get a 360 degree view of San Diego, from the endless coastline to the hills of East County and beyond. Also, it can get chilly up there so take a jacket and cuddle up with your sweetie as you take in the stellar views. 

La Jolla Children’s Pool

Don’t be fooled by its name, La Jolla’s Children’s pool is an idyllic spot to take your loved one on a Valentines date.  A small cove divided by a walkable sea wall will give you immersive ocean views of ‘the jewel’ of San Diego and your date will swoon over the harbor seals that make their way into the cove.

Balboa Park

This famous urban park in San Diego is a perfect spot to take a romantic stroll. Hold hands as you walk the Prado and revel in the Spanish Colonial architecture. Balboa Park has many scenic spots to peruse with your date, from water fountains, the botanical garden and koi pond, to the grandeur of Spreckels Organ Pavilion. Let the sparks fly at this romantic location.

Balboa Park


Looking for something cozy? Take a scenic drive to the small mountain town of Julian. It’s the perfect place to share a piece of Julian’s famous apple pie before strolling through the old gold mining town filled with vintage shops and general stores.  You and your sweetie will be inspired by the winter chill and warm smiles from this cozy community that you’ll want to visit again!

Heritage Park

This hidden gem located in Old Town, San Diego is off the main drag of restaurants and bars. The historical park was developed to preserve examples of Victorian architecture in San Diego and is lined with beautiful Victorian houses of different styles from that era. You and your date will love these vibrantly colored homes and cobblestone streets that’ll make you feel like you’re stepping back in time. Stop at the gazebo to steal kiss before having dinner at one of the many restaurants located in Old Town just a couple blocks away.

Beach Bonfire

Simple and cozy. Grab a fire pit for a romantic date at any of these San Diego beaches: Moonlight State Beach, Pacific Beach, South Mission Beach, Ocean Beach, Oceanside, or the Coronado Silver Strand. Not only cozy and romantic but it’s also the perfect place to cuddle up and reminisce about your trip and good times while listening to the crackling fire.  Consider ending your romantic evening at one of our resorts. Southern California Beach Club Resort is steps away from the sand in Oceanside or Coronado Beach Resort is close to the Silver Strand.

San Diego Sunset

Sunset Cliffs

Bring your loved one to Sunset Cliffs in Point Loma for a breathtaking romantic setting. Take in the panoramic views and the dramatic coastline. It’s the perfect spot to have a whimsical picnic with your significant other while watching the sun set on the endless horizon.

Now that you have your Valentine’s Day plans set make the holiday extra special by surprising your significant other with a romantic getaway. Be sure to check out our resorts located throughout coastal San Diego and North County. Simply book online or contact a vacation specialist at (877) 477-7368



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