It’s that time of the year again. It’s finally getting colder, and you’re looking for ways to get cute and cozy with your honey. If you need some cute inspo, we’ve got just the thing. Here are the 7 best romantic date ideas in San Diego you need to try this winter. 

From ice skating on the beach to whale watching, holiday light parades, and the largest international Christmas market you’ve ever been to, the options are endless. You’re going to want to take plenty of pics!

Go Ice Skating On the Beach

Price: $30 - $35 per person

Location: Hotel Del Coronado, 1500 Orange Ave, Coronado, CA 

When: November 22, 2019  - January 5, 2020

Why You Need To Go: You can hold your sweetheart’s hand while ice skating and watching the sunset, then warm up with a cup of hot cocoa.


Cozy Up For the Sunset at Sunset Cliffs

Price: Free

Location: Sunset Cliffs, San Diego, California

When: Year-round

Why You Need To Go: This beautiful spot is a fantastic place to watch the sunset. Find a cozy little nook and make some memories.


Explore Balboa Park December Nights

Price: Free admission

Location: Balboa Park, San Diego, California

When: Friday, December 6th from 3 pm to 11 pm and Saturday, December 7th from noon to 11 pm

Why You Should Go: You can come and enjoy San Diego’s largest Christmas festival. There are beautiful lights, delicious food, and goodies from all around the world.


Take a Day Trip to Julian

Price: Free

Location: Julian, California

When: Year-round

Why You Should Go: This adorable mountain town is just an hour’s drive from San Diego. In December, the 1870s-era Gold Rush town comes to life in a charming, country Christmas wonder.


Watch the Enchanting San Diego Parade of Lights

Price: Free

Location: Maritime Museum of San Diego, 1492 N Harbor Drive, San Diego, California

When: December 8 and 15 beginning at 5:00 pm

Why You Should Go: This beautiful parade has been entertaining guests and locals for over 40 years. You can get cozy and watch 80 beautiful boats decked out in Christmas themed decor and lights.


Go Whale Watching

Price: Varies by tour

Location: San Diego, California

When: Mid December through April

Why You Should Go: Over 20,000 gray whales migrate from Alaska to Baja, California every year. You and your SO can take a trip to see them up-close.


Sip Wine Under The Stars

Price: Prices vary by date and tour

Location: 13330 Paseo Del Verano Norte, San Diego, California

When: Year-round

Why You Should Go: You can sip wine under the stars at southern California’s oldest operating winery.


We strongly advise that before you go swimming or visit any location, you check the most recent updates on potential hazards, security, water quality, and closures. If you do plan to visit a location, respect the environment.

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