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3 Last Minute San Diego Valentine’s Day Ideas

Because procrastinators deserve love, too


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Go out for ice cream!

Who says going to a restaurant is the only way to say “Luv u, Bae”? And if you’ve waited this long to make reservations, that might not be an option at your usual haunts, anyhow. (That said, if you do still need restaurant reservations, stop reading this and make them already!) Fortunately, there are plenty of last minute options—cheap, easy, and fun ones, at that—for sidling up to your main squeeze on February 14. For a more exhaustive list of places to nail that first kiss, see our feature on 68 great date ideas. But right now, the clock is ticking. Jump in.

 

Take in Some Twinkling Lights

The sun sets early this time of year (5:33 p.m. on Valentine’s Day, to be exact). Being Johnny on the spot with flowers and chocolates right at sunset will take superior planning on your part. If you’ve got that kind of game, good on ‘ya. But the beauty of places like Harbor Island Park and Mount Soledad National Veterans Memorial is that their vistas will dazzle long after dark. You can stare at the twinkling lights of downtown and University City, respectively, and steal a nuzzle in the night air. 

 

Go Out for Ice Cream

Yeah, maybe your first date after getting a driver’s license was to an ice cream parlor. Isn’t that what’s kind of sweet about it? (These are last minute Valentine’s Day ideas after all, Mr./Mrs. Procrastinator.) With standouts like Hammond’s Gourmet, Coronado Spice & Tea (which serves ice cream-stuffed donuts), and the Thai-style rolled variety at Bing Haus, you can score big points with the S.O., minimal planning required.

 

Bliss Out Together

Get limber with your lover at this beginner-friendly one-hour yoga sesh surrounded by amorous yogis, singing bowls, candles, and rose petals. Singles are welcome ($50 each) but couples get the discounted rate of $80 per couple. So, if you’ve been procrastinating about not just planning Valentine’s Day but having a Valentine, there’s some added incentive, as if you needed it. The Relax Yourself: Gentle Yoga & Sound Healing takes place at the Hilton Del Mar from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. under the instruction of Jeny Dawson and singing bowl-ist Mark Carter. Tickets are still available.

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