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San Diego Valentine's Day Guide 2018

San Diego's best romantic dining, drinks, getaways, and more


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608
Choose from 608’s farm-fresh, from-scratch daily menu or a three-course menu. Fixed menu includes two glasses of wine, and is available for lunch or dinner.
Pricing: $40
Location: 608 Mission Avenue, Oceanside
Date: February 14
Phone: (760) 291-1040

Addison
Celebrate this special day of romance at Southern California’s only five-star and Five Diamond restaurant. The nine-course tasting menu includes oysters and caviar, with the option to add wine pairings for an additional fee.
Pricing: $275 per person
Location: 5300 Grand Del Mar Court, Del Mar
Date: February 14
Phone: (858) 314-1900

Amaya
Experience Amaya’s four-course tasting menu, which includes one glass of Veuve Clicquot “Rich.” Beautiful views of Fairmont Grand Del Mar will transport you to the Italian coast alongside Californian cuisine.
Pricing: $165 per person
Location: 5300 Grand Del Mar Court, Del Mar
Date: February 14
Phone: (858) 314-2727

Backyard Kitchen & Tap
Backyard celebrates a Lovebirds Valentine’s Day Dinner that includes blackened shrimp, butternut and goat cheese ravioli, and chocolate-covered strawberries, plusd live music by Joanna Gerolaga.
Pricing: $59.95 per couple
Location: 832 Garnet Avenue, Pacific Beach
Date: February 14
Phone: (858) 859-2593

Bencotto Italian Kitchen
Feast on Bencotto’s Italian cuisine, a constantly updated wine list, and à la carte menu items for a customized meal.
Pricing: à la carte
Location: 750 West Fir Street, Little Italy
Date: February 14
Phone: (619) 450-4786

Bleu Bohème
Be transported to Paris with Bleu Bohème’s Saint Valentin dinner. The menu features indulgent choices such as fresh King salmon, New York steak au poivre, crème brulée, and gateau au chocolat.
Pricing: $75 per person
Location: 4090 Adams Avenue, Kensington
Date: February 14
Phone: (619) 255-4167

Born & Raised
This luxurious two-story Little Italy restaurant is the perfect setting for your most romantic evening of the year. Decadent dry-aged ribeye and tableside omelets are only topped by the dessert—a seven-layer carrot cake. The décor—price tag $6.5 million—will serve as eye candy.
Pricing: à la carte
Location: 1909 India Street, Little Italy
Date: February 14
Phone: (619) 202-4577

Café 21
Do good this Valentine’s by visiting Café 21, which uses locally sourced and sustainable ingredients. This three-course menu includes a complimentary glass of sangria.
Pricing: $55 per person
Location: 802 5th Avenue, Gaslamp Quarter; 2736 Adams Avenue, Normal Heights
Date: February 14
Phone: (619) 795-0721

Cafe 222
Get an early start on your Valentine’s Day dining with Cafe 222’s Some Like It Hotcakes breakfast. The stack of dark chocolate pancakes is drizzled with cream cheese frosting, chocolate sauce, and topped off with fresh strawberries.
Pricing: $12.50 per person
Location: 222 Island Avenue, East Village
Date: February 14
Phone: (619) 236-9902

Campfire
Head into this high-end, outdoors-themed restaurant for family-style dining. Guests will enjoy a multi-course meal with exclusive cocktail and wine pairings.
Price: $65
Date: February 14
Location: 2725 State Street, Carlsbad
Phone: (760) 637 5121

Casa de Bandini
Visit The Forum in Carlsbad for a cozy and romantic dinner that includes dishes like Pollo Valentino. Add a Margarita Valentina, made with a sweet and sour blend of tequila, triple sec, and passion fruit puree for an extra fee.
Pricing: $29.95 per person
Location: 1901 Calle Barcelona, Carlsbad
Date: February 14
Phone: (760) 634-3443

Casa Guadalajara
Mariachis will serenade you and your loved ones while you enjoy Casa Guadalajara’s famous Bird Bath margaritas and tequila lime shrimp. End your evening with a delicious flan.
Price: $28 per person
Location: 4105 Taylor Street, Old Town
Date: February 9-14
Phone: (619) 295-5111

Casa Sol y Mar
Celebrate your love with a three-course Valentine’s meal featuring concha de guacamole, sizzling fajitas, and caramel flan. Add a house margarita to round out the night.
Price: $45 per couple
Location: 12865 El Camino Real, Del Mar
Date: February 14
Phone: (858) 792-4100

Chandler’s
Delight in farm-to-table, handcrafted cuisine at Chandler’s at the Cape Rey Carlsbad resort—all with an ocean view. Choose from dishes like braised short rib flatbread, or lobster-crusted butterfish as you tuck in a delicious three-course meal.
Pricing: $74 per person
Location: 1 Ponto Road, Carlsbad
Date: February 14
Phone: (760) 683-5500

Cloak & Petal
This new Little Italy spot from the team behind ramen house Tajima is serving elevated Japanese fare for a four-course dinner. Pair it with a craft cocktail.
Pricing: $95 per person
Location: 1953 India Street, Little Italy
Date: February 14
Phone: (619) 501-5505

The Clubhouse Grill
Let Chef Jason Winton of The Clubhouse Grill is preparing a three-course tasting menu of grand oysters, beer-braised veal short rib, and a dark chocolate skillet brownie.
Pricing: $45 per person
Location: 5300 Grand Del Mar Court, Del Mar
Date: February 14
Phone: (858) 314-1950

The Crossings At Carlsbad
A special four-course dinner is being offered—think butternut squash ravioli with orange ginger cream sauce or slow roasted pork oso bucco with truffle mashed potatoes.
Pricing: $119 per couple
Location: 5800 The Crossings Drive, Carlsbad
Date: February 14
Phone: (760) 444-1882

Cucina Sorella & Cucina Enoteca
Visit either the Kensington or Del Mar eatery to experience a special à la carte menu featuring red-themed dishes.
Pricing: a la carte
Locations: Kensington and Del Mar
Date: February 14
Phone: (619) 281-4014; (858) 704-4500

Curadero
This Mexican kitchen will be serving its regular dinner options in its vibrant and playful dining room. Try sharable dishes like grilled prime carne asada and churros.
Pricing: à la carte
Location: 1047 Fifth Avenue, Gaslamp Quarter
Date: February 14
Phone: (619) 515-3003

Cusp Dining & Drinks
From the 11th floor of Hotel La Jolla, Executive Chef Ingrid Funes will be serving delicious specials in addition to their regular menu offerings. Feast on roasted lamb loin or Scottish salmon and finish your meal with two glasses of champagne and chocolate-covered strawberries.
Pricing: à la carte
Location: 7995 La Jolla Shores Drive, La Jolla
Date: February 14
Phone: (858) 551-3620

Del Sur Mexican Cantina
This three-course romantic dinner includes a shared appetizer, two entrees (think carnitas or enchiladas), and two margaritas or sangrias. Feast on a plate of delicious churros before you continue your evening of love.
Pricing: $55 per couple
Location: 2310 30th Street, South Park
Date: February 14
Phone: (619) 501-0643

El Chingon
An aphrodisiac-inspired menu at El Chingon will set the mood for you and your date. Feast on surf and turf and specialty cocktails and finish the evening with blueberry cheesecake chimichangas.
Pricing: $79 per couple
Location: 560 5th Avenue, Gaslamp Quarter
Date: February 14
Phone: (619) 501-1919

Farmer’s Table
At this farm-themed restaurant with a farm-to-table ethos, chefs will prepare selections lobster salad, bison filet, and a special dessert.
Pricing: $49 per person; $15 for wine pairing
Location: 8141 La Mesa Boulevard, La Mesa
Date: February 14
Phone: (619) 724-6465

Fiore Steakhouse
Create a romantic evening with a candlelit dinner at Fiore Steakhouse at Harrah’s Resort Southern California. Feast on a special menu of lobster cocktails, smoke porterhouse steak, and a decadent chocolate mousse.
Pricing: à la carte
Location: 777 Harrah’s Rincon Way, Funner
Date: February 14
Phone: (760) 751-3100

Fishmonger’s Market
After you dine on the sustainably sourced, fresh-caught seafood dishes, share a complimentary couples’ dessert and glasses of champagnes at the Fishmonger’s Market.
Pricing: à la carte
Location: 1735 Hancock Street, Mission Hills
Date: February 14
Phone: (619) 756-7345

Harbor House
This iconic Seaport Village waterfront restaurant will serve a three-course menu. Choose from lobster bisque, flat iron steak with blue cheese butter, or crab-crusted salmon.
Pricing: $48 per person
Location: 831 West Harbor Drive, Marina District
Date: February 14
Phone: (619) 232-1141

Havana 1920
Share a traditional Cuban three-course dinner at Havana 1920. The prix-fixe menu includes a jibarito sandwich, Havana salmon with chimichurri, and a dessert empanada filled with guava and cream cheese.
Pricing: $38 per person
Location: 548 Fifth Avenue, Gaslamp Quarter
Date: February 13 & 14
Phone: (619) 369-1920

The Haven Pizzeria
Share a three-course meal that includes a house bottle of red or white wine, and specialty pizzas.
Pricing: $50 per couple
Location: 4051 Adams Avenue, Kensington
Date: February 14
Phone: (619) 281-1904

Herb & Wood
Cozy up to Herb & Wood’s fireplace while indulging in oxtail gnocchi, lobster crepe, or prime filet mignon. A decadent dessert, like tiramisu or pavlova, will finish the night.
Pricing: $89.95
Location: 2210 Kettner Boulevard, Little Italy
Date: February 14
Phone: (619) 955-8495

Herringbone
Elegant coastal cuisine is served up at Herringbone La Jolla, with a focus on line-caught seafood and high-quality meats. Executive Chef Jessie Glessner and Pastry Chef Becky Kastelz have crafted a four-course menu for the occasion.
Pricing: $88 per person
Location: 7837 Herschel Avenue, La Jolla
Date: February 14
Phone: (858) 459-0221

Hotel del Coronado
Enjoy a black-tie evening of fine dining, dancing, and entertainment at the Hotel del Coronado, one of San Diego’s most luxurious and iconic locations. The evening will include a dinner collaboration from five Master French chefs.
Pricing: $250 per person
Location: 1500 Orange Avenue, Coronado
Date: February 17
Phone: (800) 468-3533

Giardino
This buzzy new Lemon Grove eatery is serving a three-course menu with options like a strawberry salad, special lobster ravioli in vodka cream sauce and champagne with chocolate-covered strawberries.
Pricing: $45 per person
Location: 8131 Broadway, Lemon Grove
Date: February 14
Phone: (619) 825-7112

Grant Grill
In the iconic US Grant Hotel, The Grant Grill is serving up a tasting dinner for two that includes Shigoku oysters and California spiny lobster. Deconstructed red velvet cake is on the menu for dessert.
Pricing: $105 per person
Location: 326 Broadway, Downtown
Date: February 14
Phone: (619) 744-2077

Juniper & Ivy
Little Italy’s “Left Coast” eatery is celebrating with a four-course meal crafted by Executive Chef Anthony Wells. Wine pairings are also available à la carte.
Pricing: $105
Location: 2228 Kettner Boulevard, Little Italy
Date: February 14
Phone: (619) 269-9036

JSix
Executive Chef Anthony Sinsay will be serving a shared meal that includes a complimentary glass of champagne.
Pricing: $100 per couple
Location: 616 J Street, East Village
Date: February 14
Phone: (619) 531-8744

Lakehouse Hotel & Resort
Escape the city and enjoy Lake San Marcos’s Perfect Pair Valentine’s Day special, which includes two appetizers, prime chateaubriand and lobster tail, and dessert. Stay overnight at Lakehouse Hotel & Resort for a full Valentine’s celebration.
Pricing: $225 per couple
Location: 1025 La Bonita Drive, San Marcos
Date: February 14
Phone: (760) 744-0120

Liberty Public Market
Looking for a low pressure date night? Wander the halls of Liberty Public Market with a glass of wine or a craft beer in hand and choose from 30 artisan booths with dinner, dessert, and drink options.
Pricing: à la carte
Location: 2820 Historic Decatur Road, Point Loma
Date: February 14
Phone: (619) 487-9346

The Marine Room
Book an oceanview table at this iconic La Jolla restaurant where they’re serving a decadent menu of Norwegian halibut, Sansho butter-basted lobster tail, Midwestern black angus filet mignon, and more. Dessert ranges from a gold dust Valrhona chocolate pyramid to the lilikoi coconut blanc manger.
Pricing: $150 per person
Location: 2000 Spindrift Drive, La Jolla
Date: February 14
Phone: (866) 644-2351

Meze Greek Fusion
Meze Greek Restaurant in the Gaslamp will be showcasing a four-course dinner with optional Greek wine pairings. Enjoy innovative dishes like chicken souvlaki, fettucine à la Greca, and flourless chocolate cake.
Pricing: From $45 per person
Location: 345 Sixth Avenue, Gaslamp Quarter
Date: February 14
Phone: (619) 550-1600

Mille Fleurs
This Rancho Santa Fe dining destination will be serving a specialty lunch this Valentine’s Day in addition to a lavish four-course dinner.
Pricing: Lunch a la carte; dinner $135
Location: 6009 Paseo Delicias, Rancho Santa Fe
Date: February 14
Phone: (858) 756-3085

Mister A’s
Get an early start on your Valentine’s Day feasting with Mister A’s three-course lunch or exclusive dinner of upscale American cuisine with French influences.
Pricing: Lunch $65; Dinner $135
Location: 2550 Fifth Avenue, Bankers Hill
Date: February 14
Phone: (619) 239-1377

Monello
The first restaurant in San Diego to serve a cheese wheel, Monello is also one of Little Italy’s most authentic Italian dining experiences. Stop by this Valentine’s for special Risotto Valentino or Tagliolini Agli Scampi.
Pricing: $35 per person
Location: 750 West Fir Street, Little Italy
Dates: February 14-18
Phone: (619) 501-0030

Monkey King
The modern Chinese restaurant in the Gaslamp is serving a menu of Cantonese shrimp, banana spring rolls, and chocolate-covered strawberries with Chinese five spice whipped cream.
Price: $60 per couple
Location: 467 Fifth Avenue, Gaslamp Quarter
Date: February 14
Phone: (619) 359-8897

OB Surf Lodge
Looking for a casual dinner with luxurious views? Look no further than OB Surf Lodge’s Valentine’s dinner with fresh seafood and a creative cocktail menu.
Pricing: à la carte
Location: 5083 Santa Monica Avenue, Ocean Beach
Date: February 14
Phone: (619) 955-5475

One Door North
Feast on a three-course Valentine’s Day dinner under a vintage canvas tent in this outdoors-themed restaurant. Dishes from the three-course menu include a Caprese Salad with crispy prosciutto, heirloom tomatoes, and balsamic caviar, as well as a grilled local sea bass served alongside roasted Brussels sprouts.
Pricing: $45 per person
Location: 3422 30th Street, North Park
Date: February 14
Phone: (619) 618-1285

Osetra Seafood & Steaks
Osetra has created a delicious and upscale three-course, prix-fixe menu that includes creamy lobster ravioli, grilled Chilean sea bass, and prime filet mignon. Sip on a glass of complimentary bubbly at the end of your dinner.
Pricing: TBD
Location: 904 Fifth Avenue, Gaslamp Quarter
Date: February 14
Phone: (619) 239-1800

Pacifica Del Mar
Pick from Pacifica Del Mar’s delicious à la carte menu and enjoy a soup or salad with every entrée. Sip a signature chocolate martini while soaking up the amazing ocean view.
Pricing: à la carte
Location: 1555 Camino Del Mar, Del Mar
Date: February 14
Phone: (858) 792-0476

Primavera Ristorante
Coronado’s Primavera will be offering a three-course menu di San Valentino. Choose from classic Italian entrees including lobster-stuffed ravioli, filet mignon with a port wine glaze, or seared scallops with tomato thyme fondue.
Pricing: $69.95 per person
Location: 932 Orange Ave, Coronado
Date: February 14
Phone: (619) 435-0454

The Red Door
A Feast for Lovers dinner will include a red velvet soup, garden ravioli, and dark chocolate truffles.
Pricing: $70 per person
Location: 714 West Washington Street, Mission Hills
Date: February 14
Phone: (619) 295-6000

Sally’s Fish House and Bar
Sally’s Fish House and Bar is waterfront dining at its finest—feast on a three-course dinner in the dining room, bar, or outside by the cozy fire pits. Toast the end of the meal with a complimentary glass of champagne.
Pricing: $75 per person
Location: 1 Market Place, Marina
Dates: February 14
Phone: (619) 358-6740

Sammy’s Woodfired Pizza & Grill
All six location of this local pizza chain are selling heart-shaped, make-at-home pizza kits with housemade pizza dough (gluten-free available!), mozzarella, basil, and tomato sauce, with the option of pepperoni. For every kit sold, $1 will benefit the American Heart Association.
Pricing: From $7
Locations: Del Mar, La Jolla, La Mesa, Mission Valley, San Marcos, and Scripps Ranch
Dates: All February long

Searsucker
Visit one of Searsucker’s locations this Valentine’s Day to experience a four-course menu of short rib with roasted mushrooms, scallops with preserved lemon, and braised pork shank.
Pricing: $75-$85 per person
Locations: Gaslamp Quarter; Del Mar
Date: February 14
Phone: (619) 233-7327; (858) 369-5700

Smoking Goat
A classic French dinner will transport you to the City of Love. Their three-course menu includes foie gras paired with blueberries and blue cheese and veal topped with lobster and petite hollaindaise.
Pricing: $70 per person
Location: 3408 30th Street, North Park
Date: February 14
Phone: (619) 955-5295

Tajima
Visit one of Tajima’s San Diego locations to enjoy a cozy ramen dinner. Options include the spicy sesame, creamy chicken, or vegan bowls. End the night with a mochi ice cream.
Pricing: $30 per couple
Locations: Convoy Street, Mercury Street, Hillcrest, East Village or North Park
Date: February 14
Phone: (619) 431-5820

Tidal
Indulge in Tidal’s three-course menu of Paradise oysters, pink peppercorn New York strip steak, and truffle tremor raviolo.
Pricing: $65 per person
Locations: 1404 Vacation Road, Mission Bay
Date: February 14-17
Phone: (858) 240-4913

Trust
Known for their small plates approach, Trust’s dishes are perfect for sharing. Try the wood-grilled cauliflower, lamb meatballs with tzatziki, and pillow-soft profiteroles.
Location: 3752 Park Boulevard, Hillcrest
Date: February 14
Phone: (619) 795-6901

Union Kitchen & Tap
Union’s festivities include a three-course menu with an optional wine pairing, live music starring K. Emeline, and karaoke starting at 10 p.m.
Pricing: $95 per couple; $150 per couple for wine pairings
Location: 333 Fifth Avenue, Gaslamp Quarter
Date: February 14
Phone: (619) 795-9463

La Valencia Hotel
This five-course dinner and wine pairing features wines from the small-lot Robert Craig Wineries, located in the mountains of Napa. Adam Glatt, a representative from the vineyard, will share his first-hand experiences before the delicious meal. And on Valentine’s Day, choose from two dinner options. The MED is serving a four-course dinner in the hotel’s Great Room, featuring lobster rillette or diver scallops. Café la Rue is also serving a special dinner for two, where couples can enjoy duo oysters and surf and turf.
Pricing: $125 per person; Valentine’s Day dinner à la carte
Location: 1132 Prospect Street, La Jolla
Dates: various dates in February; February 14
Phone: (858) 454-0771

Vigilucci’s Cucina Italiana
Vigilucci’s is offering a Sweetly Savory San Valentino prix-fixe menu, which includes a complimentary glass of Italian Prosecco. Options for your meal include an 18oz grilled NY steak bone-in or one of Vigilucci’s from-scratch fresh pastas.
Pricing: $85 per person
Location: 2943 State Street, Carlsbad
Date: February 14
Phone: (760) 434-2500

Waterbar
This seaside destination has a special love day menu to accompany their ocean views. Highlights include a rose panna cotta.
Pricing: $70 per couple
Location: 4325 Ocean Boulevard, Pacific Beach
Date: February 14
Phone: (858) 888-4343

The Westgate Room
Executive Chef Fabrice Hardel will create a four-course French wine pairing dinner. Post-meal, enjoy the extraordinary jazz music of Julia Vari at The Plaza Bar.
Pricing: $89 per person
Location: 1055 Second Avenue, Downtown
Date: February 14
Phone: (619) 238-1818

Wokou Ramen & Yakitori
Dine on elevated Japanese cuisine in this quirky eatery, with specialty pink and red cocktails and house beers at happy hour prices all night. Choose an appetizer to share, and two bowls of ramen.
Pricing: $30 per couple
Location: 5965 Village Way, Carmel Valley
Date: February 14
Phone: (858) 779-2620

Woodstock’s Pizza
Give your special someone a pizza your heart this Valentine’s Day at Woodstock’s Pizza. Request their special heart-shaped pizza and enjoy a fun themed meal.
Pricing: à la carte
Locations: 1221 Garnet Avenue, Pacific Beach; 6145 El Cajon Boulevard, San Diego
Date: February 14
Phone: (858) 642-6900; (619) 265-0999

 

Sweet Treats

Puesto
Enjoy churro cannolis created by pastry chef, Jessica Scott, who recently competed and won Food Network’s Dessert Games. Churro cannoli flavors include chocolate chip, chocolate almond, and strawberry guava.
Pricing: $15 for 8
Locations: San Diego and La Jolla
Date: February 14
Phone: (619) 233-8880

 

Drinks

Barçon
Celebrate your favorite ladies at this ‘Modern Love: Ladies Night’ cocktail party that includes appetizers, a nail bar, and braid bar.
Pricing: $35-$50
Location: 2875 Dewey Road, Point Loma
Date: February 9

Barefoot Bar & Grill
Frustrated with the world of online dating? Come drink your worries away at Barefoot Bar & Grill with their themed Left Swipe, Ghosted, and Catfish cocktails.
Pricing: à la carte
Location: 1404 Vacation Road, Mission Bay
Date: February 14
Phone: (858) 581-5960

Barleymash
Dance the night away at a stoplight party at Barleymash, no matter your relationship status. Wear read if you’re taken, yellow if it’s complicated, or green if you’re single.
Pricing: Free
Location: 600 Fifth Avenue, Gaslamp Quarter
Date: February 14
Phone: (619) 255-7373

Carnitas’ Snack Shack
Skip the clichés this Valentine’s Day, and head down to Carnitas’ Snack Shack on the Embarcadero for a perfect love potion. Try the The Lady in Red or Cupid’s Cocktail, or go get Drunk in Love.
Pricing: à la carte
Location: 1004 North Harbor Drive, Core-Columbia
Dates: February 1-18
Phone: (619) 696-7675

Holy Matcha
The North Park cafe has created a brand-new beverage of love that features rose water and maca, a natural supplement proven to improve libido and mental clarity.
Pricing: à la carte
Location: 3118 University Avenue, North Park
Date: February 14

Morton’s The Steakhouse
Morton’s will be crafting The Blushing Lady cocktail, a blend of Evan Williams Black Bourbon, PAMA pomegranate liqueur, cranberry and lime juices, and simple syrup, topped with La Marca Prosessco and served with a cinnamon sugar rim.
Pricing: $17
Location: 285 J Street, Gaslamp Quarter
Dates: Through February 18
Phone: (619) 696-3369

The Nolen
Located on the rooftop of the Courtyard Marriot, sip on a variety of pink beverages and enjoy perfect views of San Diego at The Nolen. Indulge in a romantic Fondue for Two.
Pricing: $10 per cocktail
Location: 453 Sixth Avenue, Gaslamp Quarter
Date: February 14
Phone: (619) 796-6536

The Oceanaire Seafood Room
Sip on Oceanaire’s Peach Passion cocktail—a unique blend of Belvedere Peach Nectar vodka, Chambrod, fresh lime juice and Maschio Prosecco.
Pricing: $16
Location: 400 J Street, Gaslamp Quarter
Dates: February 12-18
Phone: (619) 858-2277

Prohibition
Celebrate being single and your romantic freedom at Prohibition’s “I Got The Blues” party. Numb your romantic trials with a selection of craft cocktails, such as the Old Fashioned Heartbreak or You Were the Bee’s Knees, and live music. Bring in a photo of your ex to shred for a free shot of whiskey!
Pricing: à la carte
Location: 548 Fifth Avenue, Gaslamp Quarter
Date: February 14
Phone: (619) 501-1919

The Rabbit Hole
Snap a flawless Instagram shot with Cupid at The Rabbit Hole. Enjoy bar bites and cocktails.
Pricing: à la carte
Location: 3377 Adams Avenue, Normal Heights
Date: February 14
Phone: (619) 255-4653

The Smoking Gun
Paint the town with your fellow single-and-ready-to-mingle friends at The Smoking Gun. Try a game of Ping-Pong at this retro cocktail bar and restaurant.
Pricing: Free
Location: 555 Market Street, Gaslamp Quarter
Date: February 14
Phone: (619) 233-3836

True Food Kitchen
True Food Kitchen's Fashion Valley and UTC locations are both celebrating Valentine's all week long with a "Sip with Someone Special" cocktail menu, featuring love-themed beverages and non-alcoholic options. 
Pricing: à la carte
Locations: 7007 Friars Rd, Fashion Valley; 4303 La Jolla Village Drive, La Jolla
Dates: February 9-18
Phone: (619) 810-2929; (858) 431-4384

Stake Chophouse + Bar
Coronado’s elegant restaurant is serving a one-night-only menu this Valentine’s day, featuring premium cuts and fresh seafood. Finish the meal with a caramelized “blackout” cake.
Pricing: $120 per person
Location: 1309 Orange Avenue, Coronado
Date: February 14
Phone: (619) 522-0077

Sycamore Den
Be transported to the 1970s in this groovy cocktail den in Normal Heights. Try one of Sycamore Den’s special Valentine’s Day cocktails, such as Velvet Crush or Bitter Lip.
Pricing: à la carte
Location: 3391 Adams Avenue, Normal Heights
Date: February 14
Phone: (619) 563-9019

Top of the Hyatt
Sip in style this Valentine’s Day at the Top of the Hyatt. Enjoy views from 40 stories above the city while indulging in sweet and sparkling beverages, such as Love Potion #9 and My Cherry Amour.
Pricing: à la carte
Location: 1 Market Place, Marina District
Dates: February 9-14
Phone: (619) 232-1234

Upper East Bar
Watch the clock this Valentine’s Day at Upper East Bar, which is offering glasses of Veuve Clicquot champagne by the glass, starting at $5 at 5 p.m., and going up $1 every hour.
Pricing: From $5
Location: 435 6th Avenue, Gaslamp Quarter
Date: February 14
Phone: (619) 531-8744

 

Shows

The Abbey
Bottomless champagne and sweet and savory snacks are the perfect start to an evening of jazz at The Abbey, a 1910 historic building. Live entertainment from local performer David Patrone will serenade you at your private reserved table.
Pricing: $55 per person
Location: 2825 Fifth Avenue, Gaslamp Quarter
Date: February 14
Phone: (619) 686-8715

House of Blues
Appreciate the musical stylings of Ramon Ayala and Lorenzo de Montecarlo at the House of Blues San Diego. This romantic night of music is the perfect start to your celebrations.
Pricing: $50-$85 plus fees
Location: 1055 Fifth Avenue, Gaslamp Quarter
Date: February 14 & 15
Phone: (619) 299-2583

 

Beauty, Crafts, Culture, & More

Bub’s at the Ballpark
Come to Bub’s fourth Annual Valentine’s Day Doggie Brunch—there will be a special doggie menu, a Bloody Mary and Mimosa bar, and rescue dogs available for adoption. This event benefits Second Chance Dog Rescue.
Price: Free
Location: 715 J Street, Gaslamp Quarter
Date: February 11
Phone: (619) 546-0815

Café 21
Try a creative date night at Café 21’s couples cocktail class. Channel your inner mixologist and learn how to make three unique drinks in an intimate class setting.
Pricing: $100 per couple
Location: 802 5th Avenue, Gaslamp Quarter
Dates: February 5-9
Phone: (619) 795-0721

The Headquarters
The 1939 classic Bonnie & Clyde is the perfect movie to snuggle up to at The Headquarters for this free outdoor date night. Before the film starts, pick up snacks and drinks from one of the many surrounding restaurants and settle into your lawn chair for the flick.
Pricing: Free
Location: 789 West Harbor Drive, Marina District
Date: February 14
Phone: (619) 696-0025

Hornblower Cruises & Events
Stunning bay views pair with a Valentine’s Day menu and dancing on Hornblower’s brunch and dinner cruises.
Pricing: Brunch cruises from $65.95, dinner cruises from $114.95
Location: 1800 North Harbor Drive, Marina
Date: February 10, 11, 14, 17, and 18
Phone: (619) 725-8839

The Maritime Museum of San Diego
Experience sailing on the beautiful bay aboard a historic vessel, such as the San Salvador or the Californian. The three-hour tour will include views of marine life and other local landmarks.
Pricing: $70-$90 for adults, $48-$58 for children
Location: 1492 North Harbor Drive, Marina
Date: February 10 and 11
Phone: (619) 234-9153

The Old Globe
The Old Globe presents an AXIS event, Give Love San Diego, to encourage love and kindness to all. Enjoy fun events, crafts and live music, as well as meaningful discussions about love.
Pricing: Free
Location: 1363 Old Globe Way, Balboa Park
Date: February 10
Phone: (619) 234-5623

San Diego Museum of Art
Enchant your special someone with an after-hours art tour and garden picnic. The docent-led museum tour will showcase the museum’s most romantic works of art. After the tour, feast on a gourmet picnic basket in the museum’s sculpture garden.
Pricing: $125 per couple
Location: 1450 El Prado, Balboa Park
Date: February 14
Phone: (619) 232-7931

Solare
Learn how to buy, taste, temper, and decorate with chocolate at this hands-on class led by Solare chef Accursio Lota. You’ll incorporate chocolate into cold and baked pastries and learn to use it as a sweet and savory component in main dishes. Classes limited to 10 people.
Pricing: $85 per person
Location: 2820 Roosevelt Road, Liberty Station
Date: February 3

 

Getaways

Chopra Center
Guided by world-renowned psychologist Dr. Robert Holden, the three-day workshop “Love Beyond Limits” focuses on the transformative power of love, passion, and purpose.
Pricing: $1,685
Location: 2013 Costa Del Mar Road, La Costa
Dates: February 16-18
Phone: (760) 494-1639

Fairmont Grand Del Mar
Indulge in San Diego’s five-star spa with Fairmont Grand Del Mar’s Romance Ritual or Rose Petal Pedicure. Or, sip champagne poolside with the Love Afloat at the Pool Valentine’s event.
Pricing: Prices vary
Location: 5300 Grand Del Mar Court, Del Mar
Date: Various dates in February
Phone: (858) 314-2020

Ocean Crest Spa
Treat yourself to a Bulgarian Rose Body Wrap, consisting of the oil from 3,000 rose petals, or a couples’ Vino-Therapy Experience, complete with a merlot bubble bath.
Pricing: à la carte
Location: 1 Ponto Road, Carlsbad
Date: Various dates in February
Phone: (760) 683-5555

Omni La Costa Resort & Spa
An advanced 1000 Roses Beauty Elixir 1 facial treatment will transform your skin, complete with aromatherapy and ocean-inspired rhythmic movements, a partnership with Kypris.
Pricing: $175 per person
Location: 2100 Costa Del Mar Road, Carlsbad
Date: Valentine’s weekend
Phone: (800) 854-5000

Paradise Point Spa
Escape your day-to-day with indulgent spa treatments. Try a chocolate and roses replenishing facial, couples in harmony package, or loving oil massage.
Pricing: à la carte
Location: 1404 Vacation Road, Mission Bay
Date: various dates in February
Phone: (858) 240-4913

Rancho Bernardo Inn Spa
Gift or try romantic spa packages, such as the chocolate lovers treatment that includes a glass of sparkling wine, or get a luxe chocolate rose pedicure.
Pricing: à la carte
Location: 17550 Bernardo Oaks Drive, Rancho Bernardo
Date: various dates in February
Phone: (844) 338-9282

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