Take some time away with your sweetheart this Valentine’s Day and enjoy plenty of sand, sun, water, and fun. The beach towns of San Diego County have something for every couple during a Valentine’s Day respite that’s sure to please. Relax and unwind indoors or out or find some fun and exciting things to do for Valentine’s Day in San Diego on-shore or off-shore. Select places are even offering special Valentine’s Day fun in addition to their regular offerings.

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Enjoy the tastes and flavors of San Diego County. There are a number of restaurants around the county that offer delicious fare, any day of the week. Many are also offering Valentine’s Day specials that may include dinner for two or a special lovers’ dessert. Contact your restaurant of choice to see what’s on the menu and if reservations will be required.

Spa Day

You’ll want to rest and relax during your Valentine’s Day retreat with your sweetheart. While lazing around your rental is an option, you may also want to spoil your sweetheart with a special spa day. The many spas in the area offer services like massages, body wraps or scrubs, facials, manicures, pedicures, and more. Select spas are offering Valentine’s Day specials, many of which include a couples’ massage, champagne, chocolate-covered strawberries, or other treats.


With San Diego County’s comfortable temperatures around Valentine’s Day, you can plan on staying out in the sun a little longer. If you’re not planning on dipping your toes in the water, lay out and sunbathe, take a walk on the beach together, or enjoy a beach picnic. Change up your exercise routine with a run or walk on the beach, or plant your beach umbrella, spread your towel, and kick back with a good book and your significant other by your side.

Torrey Pines beach

Water Activities

Since the water is definitely cooler in February, water sports and activities may not be as appealing. If you’re brave enough, paddle your way through the water on a stand-up paddleboard, kayak, or canoe. Up the adrenaline, speed – and maybe even the romance – and take off on a jet ski or brave the skies with your sweetie and fly up to 500 feet above the water on a parasailing adventure! Add in some lessons for a new skill while you’re at it: certified surf instructors will take you from land classes to catching your first wave on a traditional board or windsurfing board in no time. Take adventure below the water with SCUBA and snorkeling tours, and once you’re comfortable with your skills, rent some gear and strike out on your own.

Coronado Island

Another can’t-miss experience on your Valentine’s Day trip to San Diego County is Coronado Island. Explore the miles of beach, the historic Hotel Del Coronado seafront resort – complete with restaurants for your Valentine’s Day dinner, and a wide variety of shopping and dining experiences. It’s the perfect day trip to add to your San Diego County itinerary.

San Diego Hop On Hop Off Trolley Tour

If you and your sweetheart are having a hard time choosing your activities, choose one that covers nearly all of them! When most people think of California trolleys, their mind may head straight to San Francisco. However, there’s one in San Diego, too! The trolley isn’t just a fun mode of transportation, it’s an affordable way to get around the city without having the headache of busy parking areas with expensive rates at some of the area’s most popular attractions. If you want to take a tour of the whole route, there are 11 stops around the city. Your conductor is a knowledgeable guide who can fill you in on everything there is to see and do along the route. Hop off at any of the 11 stops, then hop back on again at the next, or when the trolley loops back around to your location.

Witch Creek Winery

While this Carlsbad winery doesn’t grow its own grapes, it’s still a maker of delicious and award-winning wines. In addition to those delicious offerings, the winery also offers live music, open mic comedy nights, and other entertainment. Check out their website to see what’s playing during your Valentine’s Day visit. There’s a wine tasting room where you can taste by the one- or two-ounce taste, too. Choose from an array of white, rose, red, or a variety of other specialty wines to make your special Valentine’s Day home-cooked meal at your accommodations complete.

Stop by a winery in San Diego

Love is in the Air in San Diego County

While planning all the fun and romantic activities and adventures for your Valentine’s Day San Diego County retreat, make booking comfortable accommodations a priority. Start planning when you book a vacation rental with Vacation Rentals By Kimberly. We have accommodations as small as 1-bedroom for you and your sweetheart, all the way up to a 7-bedroom home so you can share the love with other couples, or for when you bring back all your loved ones for a beach retreat full of fun.

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