There are so many things to do in San Diego, especially during the summer! It’s no surprise that summertime is the most popular season – school is out, and people are on vacation! Living in a tourist destination definitely has its perks. San Diego offers a huge variety of activities for every of couple. Whether you’re planning a romantic evening, or something a little racy, you can bet you’ll find a hot summer date night here.
For an evening of romance, nothing is better than a romantic walk on the beach, barefoot, hand-in-hand, whispering sweet nothings into each other’s ears! Oh how some couples long for days like this! We may be experiencing a drought, but San Diego will never fall short of water along the sandy shores at its several beach locations. Some of the more romantic beaches are Coronado Central Beach, La Jolla Shores and Torrey Pines State Reserve. You can’t go wrong with a date night like this. Watching the sun set is an added bonus and the perfect time to steal a kiss.
Speaking of Coronado, another romantic and unique summer date night is to take a gondola ride through Coronado Cays, also known as Modern Venice. Local lover Marissa Mullen agrees, “The Gondola Company is perfect for any occasion. When I was eight months pregnant my husband and I decided to go on one last date before the baby came. When asked if we were celebrating anything in particular, we said “Life”, which was true in so many ways. We enjoyed our private tour of the Coronado Cays; accompanied by romantic Italian music…It’s a wonderful, unique and relaxing experience!” The Gondola Company is located right behind the Leows Coronado Resort.
Located in Mission Hills, Cinema Under the Stars as KPBS so eloquently puts it, “offers movie lovers the chance to enjoy classic movies in a cozy outdoor venue.” Most of the movies are classic romantics so it’s safe to say that this place is for lover’s period! Catch flicks like The Notebook and Bell, Book and Candle.
Stop with the mushy, gushy stuff you say. If you’re not up for an evening of romance and would much rather participate in a more active date night we have just the thing for you. San Diego Trolley Tours aren’t just for tourists, but they’re fun for natives too. After asking a few of our friends on Facebook what their favorite summer date night activity was, San Diego native and local lover, Chantille De Los Reyes said she enjoys, “playing tourist in San Diego! Going on the Trolley tours, going on the Seal, and checking out the museums!” Hopping on the Trolley Tour will give couples a fully narrated tour of San Diego for only $34 per person. The pass allows you to explore the city with all day access to the trolley, so you can get on and off at any stop you like. A tip for San Diego residents, take advantage of the Hometown Pass Program for a FREE tour with the purchase of one paying adult. Click here to claim yours today.
Catch the perfect wave on Bruticus Maximus, the most famous man made wave in the worldor simply grab a bite to eat at the Wavehouse in Mission Beach! It’s a beach on the beach complete with sand, a patio, and of course waves. If you’re for a party, come on Sundaze (Sunday’s) to experience the ultimate beach party, in your bikini, or not!
Finally, test your luck and head over to the Del Mar Race Tracks, I bet you’ll have a lot of fun on this date. Make it a game to see whose horse wins or stick around for the awesome concerts that are lined up both. Each day practically has a theme so check out the website to see what piques you and your date’s interest, there’s something for everyone.